Why We Win

BabyGirl G gets her first taste of freedom
posted by by Robb Allen @ 5/19/2014 8:44:30 AM | Feedback (0)
Jay Caruso has a pretty darned good article out over at Pocket Full of Liberty about the left’s loss when it comes to the topic of the Second Amendment That being said, the real issue here is not so much these nonsensical reasons about why people want to be gun owners but rather the overall attitude the left has for gun owners (and even for those, who like Charlie Cooke are not gun owners but have respect for the second amendment) in general. In the mind of the left, people who support gun...
posted by by Robb Allen @ 3/26/2014 9:08:34 AM | Feedback (0)
Put up scary sounding video – prevent comments so people cannot point out the fallacies in it. That’s the 1 page of the playbook for the anti’s – control the message. They have to lie, use scary sounding terms, and prey on people’s emotions while keeping their logic as far away from the light as possible. Here, as on most blogs I haunt, conversation is open. Florida Carry thrives on open communication because we believe we are in the right, and thus the truth will always filter its way to...
posted by by Robb Allen @ 3/7/2014 7:10:37 AM | Feedback (6)
Notice how we have some pretty differing opinions on open carry? Notice how we’re commenting to each other? Notice how I don’t erase comments that go against what I might believe? Notice how you all generally try to calmly explain your views because your goal is to change minds with logic rather than emotions? This is why we do better as a group than the anti’s. And I love you all for it.
posted by by Robb Allen @ 1/16/2014 9:39:05 AM | Feedback (5)
Because often, we win in places you will never see.
posted by by Robb Allen @ 11/25/2013 8:23:46 AM | Feedback (0)
Commenters love the fact she’s wearing a S&W t-shirt. Hat Tip Lee
posted by by Robb Allen @ 10/21/2013 9:43:03 AM | Feedback (5)
Woot is selling shooting jacks today. Think about this – there is nothing that the anti gunners can sell. Nothing. There is no anti-gun range where you can take your anti-gun targets and not shoot them. You can’t buy accessories for your anti-gun. There is no market for setting out a day with the family to go to a plot of land and ban guns. The only item in their shopping cart is misery and their currency is lies. Meanwhile, the market continues to find new and innovative things to shoot.
posted by by Robb Allen @ 8/7/2013 9:55:34 AM | Feedback (4)
Two words – Kevin #@&^ing Baker
posted by by Robb Allen @ 4/25/2013 8:20:54 AM | Feedback (1)
You don’t win elections or issues unless the populace agrees with your stance. You can’t change the way people think by changing their government, you change their government by changing the way they think. I believe that unfortunately, our current government is no longer responsive to the people’s wishes. Obamacare was hugely unpopular, the phone lines were melted with angry constituents, and yet the weasels voted for it anyway. The problem though is that not enough people cared to fix it,...
posted by by Robb Allen @ 12/27/2012 8:40:03 PM | Feedback (5)
Florida nearing 1,000,000 active CCW permits The number of active concealed weapons licenses in Florida, already home to more owners of such registered weapons [ed. Uh, no sir, we don’t register weapons here] than any other U.S. state, is expected to reach the 1 million mark next week, a state official said on Wednesday. Of course, the number of people given permits who went on to a life of crime are staggering! Applications for the permits in the state of 19.1 million people have doubled...
posted by by Robb Allen @ 12/12/2012 8:43:30 PM | Feedback (6)
When a video game review site is bitching about poor trigger control on video game box art. Hat Tip Say Uncle, who, if they made a video game of his life, would probably have his box art with the finger on the trigger because he’s just that dangerous.
posted by by Robb Allen @ 12/4/2012 12:27:16 PM | Feedback (1)
When in doubt, trot out the old, tired stereotypes of gun shows only attracting skinhead, fat white hillbillies - then have the commenters run nearly 100% against you. Hat tip Cheaper Than Dirt
posted by by Robb Allen @ 11/27/2012 12:25:34 PM | Feedback (7)
We have ultra-slow-motion videos of cars being shot by cannonballs. Anti-gunners can only point to their slow motion decline into irrelevance for entertainment.
posted by by Robb Allen @ 10/22/2012 12:24:51 PM | Feedback (1)
Jennifer notices a “No Guns” sign at a store. Emails corporate. Keeps getting the runaround. Sticks to her guns. Gets results
posted by by Robb Allen @ 8/3/2012 3:00:27 PM | Feedback (3)
Wal-Mart and signs on how to customize your Modern Sporting Rifle.
posted by by Robb Allen @ 7/30/2012 10:16:24 AM | Feedback (0)
Recently, a bunch of women shooters got together for what I can only describe as “A totally awesome event where a bunch of women shooters got together and had one hell of a pillow fight” or, as Julie Golob called it – Girls Guns Getaway. Some of the top names in women gun-bloggers were there and it looked to be one hell of a time. I’m not going to be sexist about it and talk about the gender issue because honestly, most of those women could outshoot me on my best day. When you get to the very,...
posted by by Robb Allen @ 7/10/2012 8:46:05 AM | Feedback (1)
Since the gun industry is dying according to the anti’s, these numbers are probably on the low side.
posted by by Robb Allen @ 4/16/2012 11:41:49 AM | Feedback (1)
Because we have young ladies like Molly on our team. It’s awesome to see such enthusiasm and smarts in our youth. Molly argues from information and facts, reason and logic, and eschews the emotionally charged appeals to instinct that our opposition relies almost solely on. Plus, she can outshoot me by a parsec.
posted by by Robb Allen @ 2/28/2012 11:13:28 AM | Feedback (5)
Commenter DJMoore left this comment in my post about the State Fair now following state laws You think that's "winning"? Try this: The Three Rules on Prime Time network TV. It's been almost completely ignored by the shooting community, and it needs to be noticed. I'll run through the setup for those not familiar with the show. Bear with me. In Blue Bloods (CBS Fridays at 9 pm), Tom Selleck stars as an impossibly honest and incorruptible Police Commissioner in New York...
posted by by Robb Allen @ 2/15/2012 12:20:29 PM | Feedback (21)
Because they, like Starbucks, follow state law and allow weapons into the fair. From this   Wanding patrons and no weapons signs To this   We’re winning. Just not as fast as the anti’s are losing.
posted by by Robb Allen @ 2/15/2012 10:45:22 AM | Feedback (6)
Yeah, pretty much like this. I drink Starbucks every day, but that’s because I buy their Sumatra by the bag full. However, I’ll be making a special trip on the 14th so I can get a cup ‘o joe and a scone.
posted by by Robb Allen @ 1/30/2012 11:22:48 AM | Feedback (3)
There’s nothing I can say to add to this.
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posted by by Robb Allen @ 1/9/2012 3:00:07 PM | Feedback (1)
This ad is genius. We’re winning folks!
posted by by Robb Allen @ 12/12/2011 2:35:49 PM | Feedback (5)
Destinee reviews the Baretta Nano I haven’t gone through her other videos, but there appears to be a considerable treasure trove of ‘em out there. You don’t see Japete putting up reviews of the latest anti-gun measures now do you?
posted by by Robb Allen @ 12/7/2011 8:48:03 AM | Feedback (6)
The fact that a bunch of women are openly discussing their firearm ownership or that there’s actually ‘group breast exams’. Since this is a gun blog, I’m going to openly vote for the former while secretly applauding the latter.
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posted by by Robb Allen @ 10/19/2011 8:56:59 AM | Feedback (2)
AR’s for sale at Wal-Mart. Somewhere, Josh Sugarmann is looking at a fifth of Smirnoff and a bottle of Xanax and thinking “maybe today is the day”.
posted by by Robb Allen @ 10/17/2011 9:07:55 AM | Feedback (1)
Woot has rail mounted photon generators. Next thing you know, there will be Living Social coupons for gun rentals and ranges.
posted by by Robb Allen @ 10/12/2011 8:49:35 AM | Feedback (4)
Linoge, once again, does all the hard work of crunching the numbers that the anti-gun bigots like to ignore. There are some interesting data points there and even some that the anti’s could argue for their side, but the single most striking visual is that gun ownership continues to increase but ‘gun deaths’ do not, putting to rest the lie that ‘more guns = more crime’ or whatever it is those factually challenged bigots are always parroting.
posted by by Robb Allen @ 9/15/2011 8:34:21 AM | Feedback (0)
The VPC has to make up stats out of whole cloth. You know, when you find yourself having to lie to try to get a point across, it’s really time to check your base assumptions.
posted by by Robb Allen @ 8/25/2011 12:05:55 PM | Feedback (4)
Richard Nascak, one of my fellow board members for Florida Carry, absolutely demolishes a Florida CBS Affiliate’s article on the upcoming HB45 deadline. Says Richard Can any media outlet get anything right? No, they can’t, and Richard’s comment is a thing of beauty. Please go give it a read. Why do we win? Because not only is our position right, those who oppose us don’t even know what the $@#*& they are talking about.
posted by by Robb Allen @ 8/16/2011 12:34:52 PM | Feedback (1)
But the tears of hippies are very, very sweet. Gotta love how the author dismisses the hundreds of thousands of successful self defense events each year as ‘a crock’. At least he’s giving up. That’s a plus.
posted by by Robb Allen @ 6/23/2011 9:02:21 AM | Feedback (6)
What was that crash downstairs? Remember, the Brady’s and their ilk want people like Meryl here to have nothing else at their disposal in these instances rather than a phone and maybe a baseball bat. Hat tip Bill Quick
posted by by Robb Allen @ 6/10/2011 12:23:34 PM | Feedback (1)
That “I’m a gun owner but” guy from a few days ago? If you look for a gunsmith named Charles Ford, you won’t find much I have searched all gunsmiths in the Portland area that hold an FFL and I don't find any "Charles Ford". I have also Googled Mr. Ford and again, I don't find any gunsmith in Portland by the name of "Charles Ford". Finally, I asked the members of the Oregon Hometown Forum on ar15.com if anyone had ever heard of a gunsmith in the Portland area by this...
posted by by Robb Allen @ 3/29/2011 12:19:24 PM | Feedback (4)
A local reader took nearly 400! Hi, Robb, Since you were kind enough to make mention of it on the blog, here's an "after action report" on our Ladies' Day event Saturday: we had 384 women show up and try shooting. Unfortunately, late in the day we ran out of safety glasses and earplugs and had to turn away about 50 because we couldn't allow them to shoot without eye and ear protection. A planning failure we'll fix for next year, along with some improved organization (example:...
posted by by Robb Allen @ 3/14/2011 8:54:09 AM | Feedback (16)
Austinites Outbid Police in Gun Buyback Counter-Program Today in Austin TX – Activists were successful in buying TRUNKS full of usable firearms that would have otherwise been destroyed (or ended up in the hands of “terrorists” – as we have seen before how cops confiscate guns and resell them to cartels…) About 40 gun buyers, both independent and otherwise, stood in front of the Austin Police Gun Buyback Event offering CASH for the guns they were about to turn in to the city for food...
posted by by Robb Allen @ 2/26/2011 10:24:27 PM | Feedback (10)
Joe Huffman does a fabulous job of explaining why gun control is a failure to mikeb90120. Mike actually presented a rational question to which Joe responds beautifully. Read the entire post, it’s not that long and it’s quite worth your time.
posted by by Robb Allen @ 2/25/2011 9:27:01 AM | Feedback (1)
Local retired journalist craps his britches over the bill to allow Floridians to Open Carry as well as carry on campuses. Pretty much every PSH talking point is covered in detail since I believe most journalists get anti-gun talking points on a USB drive so that they can save time and just copy and paste it, filling in a few extra adjectives a la Mad Libs to make the story a bit more interesting. However, in the comments, RealUSMC obliterates the article with actual facts. So billi,...
posted by by Robb Allen @ 2/21/2011 10:20:07 AM | Feedback (5)
Reading through the NY Daily News’ coverage of the ‘shrine’ of the Tuscan shooter, they had a poll regarding if people thought gun laws were too strict or not. The results show why we win You want to know why the Brady’s are a fringe group? That’s a pretty good indicator. We win because most people are smart enough to know the difference between a killer and his tools. Update – Looks like I spoke too soon. Being a NY Poll, the results have swung the other way. Can’t win ‘em all ;)
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posted by by Robb Allen @ 1/10/2011 1:05:02 PM | Feedback (10)
When faced with links and logic, the best japete can respond with in her comments are jewels like this You are kidding, right? … Nonsense, Sebastian. I don't believe that for a minute. … To the comment one up, jedge: " The anti-gun groups' biggest problem is that they mistake the NRA's posturing for some sort of actual leadership, and nothing like this is true. The gun rights movement isn't about the NRA, and it's not about protecting the manufacturers. It's about...
posted by by Robb Allen @ 11/27/2010 1:29:43 PM | Feedback (8)
Ignorance exposed This is why we win folks. Because the other side is composed of people who don't know the difference between a trigger guard and a firing pin yet they want to make laws based on what they saw on Die Hard XIV. Excellent work Sean.
posted by by Robb Allen @ 10/12/2010 1:26:37 PM | Feedback (2)
Because the people who argue against guns are idiots My favorite rejoinder In the twenty-first century, people still believe that they need to stock up guns and buy as many as they can, in case the government tries to come and take them away. The United States Government has a limited amount of trucks, so if you have too many guns you may be able to get away with keeping some of them. He dissects the rest of the screed quite handily.
posted by by Robb Allen @ 10/5/2010 1:37:33 PM | Feedback (3)
It's a pretty good bet you're on the wrong side of the equation I have started to receive information that there is a group or organization that is approaching restaurants face to face with literature and telling them that they are required to post their property. They are selling these restaurants signs that prohibit firearms. There is a possibility that they are representing or “suggesting” that they are government officials and using some degree of pressure to make the restaurant...
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posted by by Robb Allen @ 9/13/2010 10:12:03 AM | Feedback (2)
Sarah says I gave Bro my Mil Pro because his finances have been tight for a while; he just couldn’t swing a gun of his own. Now he has the one that I trusted enough to carry for roughly three years. Hey, he has a wife to think about. He needs to be able to protect her (she’s not 21 yet, so no public carry/totin’ permit for her yet). Mom bought him cleaning supplies for it and I will be shipping him the Crossbreed holster after he gets back from the honeymoon. The anti's only have tragedy...
posted by by Robb Allen @ 8/10/2010 8:48:59 AM | Feedback (7)
Because you probably don't have a Southwest Regional Director for Students for the Brady Campaign. From Daniel Crocker, Southwest Regional Director of Students for Concealed Carry on Campus I don't know if you have seen anything about this, but the number of colleges allowing concealed carry on campus has more than doubled this week. Especially as this has not received any media coverage, I feel that this is a substantial news issue that should be covered and would be of interest to...
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posted by by Robb Allen @ 5/12/2010 11:13:31 AM | Feedback (1)
There doesn't seem to be any restaurants that advertise a 10% discount if you go there disarmed. Unlike our side, where there are BBQ joints that give a discount for open carry. I wonder something. Here in Florida, OC is verboten. But on private property, I don't see why it would be. I wonder if a restaurant could do the same thing and not fall afoul of the law.
posted by by Robb Allen @ 4/12/2010 9:13:25 AM | Feedback (4)
From Say Uncle, I see the email campaign to show support for Larimer County Sheriff Jim Alderden, the sheriff that refused to book CCW carriers for carrying on campus has been very successful. Uncle got a form response that is wonderful to read but I'd like to highlight this point I have received 170 e-mails from all corners and coasts of the United States supporting my position. I haven’t had such a response since my Third Annual Politically Incorrect Christmas tree Decorating Party or the...
posted by by Robb Allen @ 2/26/2010 9:36:28 AM | Feedback (1)
Remember that not too long ago I took a young college student to the range for her first trip? I just got this on my Facebook page I'm trying to get more information on this to blog about it, but think about it. Do you think UCF has a "Gun Banning Week", or a "Violate Constitutional Rights" week?
posted by by Robb Allen @ 2/10/2010 9:46:28 AM | Feedback (5)

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