Category: Question of the Day

Question of the Day: In Whose Direction Would You Point This Gun?

You don’t have to know much about history to be aware of the centuries-old enmity that exists between the U.K. and their neighbors across the channel. Which explains why even now, in the 21st century after all the wars and insults, proud Brit Colin Furze felt compelled to construct something designed to hurl more than just epithets in the general direction of the French. He used a pulse jet-powered fart gun (held in place by a set of appropriately pasty giant buttocks) to hurl flaming flatulence at England’s froggy neighbors. And that got us thinking. If you read yesterday’s post listing some of the more noxious gun-grabbers who roam the land of the free and the home of the brave, you’re aware there’s no shortage of fart-worthy eminences on this side of the pond. If you had your own flaming fart gun (and had paid the required $200 tax stamp, of course) in whose direction would you fire it?

Question of the Day: Do You Listen to Anything Alex Jones Says?

Alex Jones calls himself an “aggressive constitutionalist.” The Infowars jefe believes you have a natural, civil and Constitutional right to keep and bear arms. He also promotes a farrago of conspiracy theories, from U.S. government involvement in the Oklahoma City bombing and the September 11 attacks, to the Bilderberg Group’s plans to a “New World Order.” So, is Jones a good thing or a bad thing for Americans’ firearms freedom?

Question of the Day: Moms Demand Action Denver Boot Camp…Suggestions?

Moms Demand Action boot camp (courtesy Facebook)

Mom-entum. Cute. “10 more days Ladies!” Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America GA Chapter’s Facebook page proclaimed (on the 22nd). “We will be off to Denver for a weekend of serious training, and lots of fun. We will return with fresh ideas of ways we can grow and become more effective in our roles within Moms Demand Action. Our Georgia chapter has a bright future!” That would be the same Georgia MDA chapter whose anti-gun agitation did nothing to stop the Peach State’s “guns everywhere” legislative package. Which, strangely, has not resulted in the predicted rivers of blood. Anyway, any suggestions for the ladies in the Mile High City? Which reminds me, no obscene, abusive or threatening comments. Just positive suggestions to help MDA make America a safer nation. Thanks! [h/t Jeff]

Question of the Day: Is Jerry Miculek The Coolest Shooter in the History of the World Ever?

I’m thinking yes. Yes, he is. Jerry Miculek is the coolest shooter in the history of the world ever. Don’t get me wrong: I’ve met some truly awesome shooters, from Mas Ayoob to FN’s Dave Sevigny to the late, great Tom Knapp. But Jerry is in another league. He’s fast, funny, dead nuts accurate and humble. He is, in short, the ultimate OFWG. Kirsten, you know I love you. You know I have nothing but respect for your mad shooting skillz, but . . . you have GOT to invite Mr. Miculek to the Texas International Firearms Festival. To see both of you shooting together would be amazing! Anyway, that’s my story and I’m sticking with it. Meanwhile, I’ll ask you again: is Jerry The Man?

Question of the Day: Should Legislative Chambers Be Gun-Free Zones?

Cannon House Office Building (courtesy veterans.house.gov)

“Why they arrested Ryan Shucard last week, I shall never know,” Richard Cohen writes, sarcastically, at washingtpost.com. “All he did was bring your basic 9mm Smith & Wesson handgun into the U.S. Capitol (actually, the Cannon House Office Building), upon which, in clear violation of what the Founders intended – right, Justice Antonin Scalia? – he was seized and later had to appear in D.C. Superior Court where, thank God, he was eventually released pending a forthcoming hearing. If Shucard has any guts – and I’m not saying he doesn’t – he would cease insisting that the whole thing was an accident and instead assert a right to enter the Capitol of the United States of America as, surely, Thomas Jefferson and the other Fathers intended: armed.” Well, what about it? Why should local, state and federal legislative chambers be gun-free zones? Were they ever thus?

Question of the Day: Is Your Gear Simple Enough?

P10 Tail Cap with Direct To Strobe key (courtesy blogpredatorbdu.com)

“If you are looking for compact and practical,” blogpredatorbdu.com writes, “Nitecore is releasing their new P10 Flashlite utilizing the Keep it Simple Stupid Principle. The flashlight sans batteries comes in at less than 3 ounces with a top output of 800 Lumens. One of the key features honing in on the K.I.S.S. concept is the direct to strobe function with a press and hold of the dedicated mode selector at the tail cap.” Nope not seeing it (so to speak). When adrenalin’s flowing, fingers turn to flippers and mental processing abilities disappear. Your finger’s gonna just jam on the tailcap and . . . that’s all. I’ve got the same operator error worries about the external safety on my 1911. And the opening mechanism on my EDC knife (now an Emerson wave-enabled blade). Laser on my gun? Training only. Home defense shotgun? Semi-auto not pump. How K.I.S.S.-able is your kit?

Question of the Day: What Should Chicago Do to Reduce “Gun Violence”?

Shamiya Adams (courtesy fox32.com)

“Gun violence has reached almost endemic levels in Chicago,” thinkprogress.org declares, after another ballistically active Windy City weekend (22 people shot in 24-hours). Adam Peck meant to use the word “epidemic.” “Endemic” means “(of a disease or condition) regularly found among particular people or in a certain area.” “In epidemiology,” Wikipedia informs, “an infection is said to be endemic in a population when that infection is maintained in the population without the need for external inputs.” That’s the exact opposite of Peck’s excuse for his gun control-crazy town’s shootings . . .

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