I Am a Gun Owner by Robert Farago | Jan 17, 2013 | 20 comments facebook twitter linkedin email John J. Eliyas, MA, IACFP Please send your “I Am a Gun Owner” statement photo to firstname.lastname@example.org with the word PHOTO (all caps) in the subject bar. Let me know if you want us to use your name, a screen nic or remain anonymous. comments Mark says: January 17, 2013 at 16:14 Who would know better than a criminologist why one needs personal firearms? Reply g says: January 17, 2013 at 18:48 +1 I was thinking the same thing! Reply Gerard says: January 17, 2013 at 16:18 John J. Eliyas,, MA, IACFP Ernest Hemingway, Lookalike Contestant. Reply BlinkyPete says: January 17, 2013 at 16:25 Ha! Reply Silver says: January 17, 2013 at 16:26 I fully promote a man with the Ron Swanson mustache as a voice for liberty. Reply Don says: January 17, 2013 at 16:37 That mustache Rocks! Reply Dyspeptic Gunsmith says: January 18, 2013 at 02:42 Indeed it does. Reply Dr. Mike says: January 18, 2013 at 04:54 Just came to this thread to make that exact observation. What an awesome mustache that man has! Reply Lance says: January 17, 2013 at 16:52 More experts say the same thing gun ownership is a good thing. Reply Michael B. says: January 17, 2013 at 17:26 Can we get this guy to do some research on the relevant studies and numbers? Or at least comment on the ones already out there? Such as the study that allegedly found 2.5 million DGU cases a year and what not? Reply OkieRim says: January 17, 2013 at 17:26 outstanding !!!! how do u send a pic? Reply AlphaGeek says: January 17, 2013 at 17:53 Go back to the first one of these posted, where RF has included instructions. Reply Mike123 says: January 17, 2013 at 17:27 Funny thing about the experts …. most started out as anti’s trying to prove gun control works. Howard Nemerov and Gary Kleck are two examples that I’m sure of. Reply Roll says: January 17, 2013 at 17:37 And you sir, have an awesome mustache. Thank you for posting! Reply Unknown Prosecutor says: January 17, 2013 at 17:51 Robert Goulet and Conan O’Brien had a baby?! Seriously though, I have stache and sweater envy… Reply Peter says: January 17, 2013 at 18:07 Epic mustache! Equal in quality to tom sellacks! Reply Matt in FL says: January 17, 2013 at 20:20 You bite your tongue! Reply g says: January 17, 2013 at 18:54 I salute you, fellow bespectacled firearms enthusiast! Reply John E says: January 17, 2013 at 21:42 All this man love is making me blush. But thanks guys, the stache has been carefully cultivated over the years to reflect refinement and taste. 🙂 As for the research, I actually work in the real world, not academia, so I don’t do research. I run a program that ensures juvenile delinquents pay back their restitution and do their community service, and if there old enough to get a job, we find them one. Studies show if you get a youth active and invested in the community they are less likely to recidivate. Reply g says: January 17, 2013 at 22:30 Sounds like quite a tough job, but a very necessary and important one. Any kid saved from the wrong path in life saves everyone in our society grief AND money. A double salute to you for your service! =) I’ll do my best on my end to make sure my students keep their noses clean and out of juvie. Reply Write a Comment Cancel reply Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *Comment Name * Email * Website Notify me of follow-up comments by email. Notify me of new posts by email.