The Christian Science Monitor is daring readers to test their knowledge of the Second Amendment. There’s more than a hint of condescending anti-gun satire to the quiz but it’s a generally worthwhile exercise. Careful! Question 8 is deliberately poorly worded to lead you to choose the wrong answer. Question 10 (“Does the Second Amendment guarantee a […]
Lost in the national news about the events in Tucson was the killing of a Baltimore Police Officer who was shot by… his fellow officers. Officer Torbit has been described by his neighbors and colleagues as “tough but fair.” From the anecdotes others told it sounds like he was mostly just tough. On Saturday night Torbit was […]
Despite its generally antipathy towards government curtailment of rights real or imagined in the other ten amendments, the ACLU has long held that the Second Amendment was the lone “collective” right in the Bill of Rights, excluding the first clause of the Tenth. It will come as no great shock that the organization, which couldn’t […]
Short answer: no. The reason that I say this is not because of how the Australian police reacted to a 12-year-old playing with a toy rifle in his own backyard. Reading the news.com.au report doesn’t provide enough info to make that call. Besides, here in the USA, there is a non-zero chance that you will […]
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xIF_WdPUBFo She asked me how she should bring her gun. I said “You can’t.” She was not happy about that.
How young is too young to hunt? I don’t know, but a seven-year-old and a ten-year-old out hunting with only one adult seems like not enough adult supervision. The details are few and most sites are just carrying the AP article, but they agree on this: a ten-year-old boy shot and killed his younger brother in […]
Nicholas Bell and Jeffery Charbonneau of Manchester, Vermont were staying at another friend’s house Wednesday night. Mr. Bell decided to celebrate Thanksgiving early on Thursday morning by “pranking” his friend with a BB gun “wake up call.” Sadly for Charbonneau, the air gun was a real .22 rifle . . .
No wait, that should read “Dog Bites Man.” In yet another case of the rule that proves the rule, a Tacoma WA, home was invaded in the wee hours of Wednesday morning. Although the victims initially reported that the perps stole jewlery and were inquiring (via pistol whip) about a safe, the story will prove […]
The November issue of American Rifleman [print only] contains an interesting article about expanding bullets. Although the article is aimed at hunters, there’s some insight for those of us who skew towards defensive firearms. Author John Barsness does a great job of breaking down the factors that constitute “stopping power”—though that phrase is never mentioned […]