If Mexican Drug Lords Are Terrorists, American Dope Smokers Are . . .

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The gun violence south of America’s border is staggering, in terms of its ferocity and pervasiveness. In fact, it’s time to stop worrying if Mexico has descended into a hotbed…

Self Defense Tip: Know What a Gun Can and Cannot Do

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Go to :31 in this video. Notice something? The slide’s locked back. The gun is empty. This information might have been useful for the employee forced to fork over the contents of the cash drawer and his wallet, and drink soap. (A potentially fatal torture.) Although maybe not. The victim’s body language indicates he had no intention of mounting a counter-attack at any point in the proceedings. Still . . .

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[HTML1] Go to :31 in this video. Notice something? The slide’s locked back. The gun is empty. This information might have been useful for the employee forced to fork over…

Gun Control is Cultural Genocide

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Who invented the phrase “gun culture,” anyway? And what the hell does it mean? No one knows who used the phrase first, but it was popularized by a historian named Richard…

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HBO Documentary Gunfight: Anti-Gun Sandbag Job

Well, I gave Oscar-winning documentarist Barbara Kopple the benefit of the doubt. After watching Gunfight on HBO, I can state without equivocation that it was a heavily tilted, barely disguised…

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Speer Gold Dot .22WMR Personal Protection Round

“The newest addition to the Gold Dot Short Barrel family is a .22 Winchester Magnum Rimfire self defense round,” Speer announces like a proud papa. “These hollow points provide reliable…

NYT: Gunfight Doc “Clearly Cautionary” (a.k.a. a Sandbag Job)

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The New York Times has seen Barbara Kopple’s HBO documentary Gun Fight, which airs tonight at 9:30 pm EST. According the Gray Lady (the Times), “The narration-free film, which combines…

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Die Bullet Tipping Die! Die!

Sorry, I couldn’t resist. I know there’s a cow-tipping joke in there somewhere, but I’ll let that slide. Whoops! Click here to learn how to increase your ballistic coefficient. Said…

Since 2003’s Statute of Disarmament, Brazil has been a “may issue” country. To buy a firearm legally, a Brazilian must be at least 25-years old, pass psychological tests administered by the Federal Police (Brazil’s FBI) and provide “personal security reasons for wanting to own a gun.” After the country’s first school shooting, wherein a lone gunman massacred 12 students and injured 30 more, the South American nation’s pols have launched a gun control crusade. “Brazilian lawmakers say they will propose a national vote on whether to ban the sale of guns, after a deadly shooting at a school last week,” the BBC reports . . .

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Brazil Contemplates Outlawing Guns

Since 2003’s Statute of Disarmament, Brazil has been a “may issue” country. To buy a firearm legally, a Brazilian must be at least 25-years old, pass psychological tests administered by the Federal Police…

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Yesterday, The Brady Campaign to Prevent Average Americans from Owning Firearms—sorry, The Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence posted a video demonstrating how not to shoot a Glock with a “happy stick.” Sorry, they posted a video warning people that high capacity magazines help mass killers kill. Well duh. Today’s piercing glimpse into the obvious comes to us via the Violence Policy Center. The VPC wants it known that the National Rifle Association (NRA) is in the pockets of the death merchants known as the firearms industry. Big Tobacco. Big oil. Big Guns. Geddit? If not, click here for the pdf making their case.  The question is, who cares? Well . . .

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Violence Policy Center: The NRA is The Firearms Industry’s Bitch

[HTML1] Yesterday, The Brady Campaign to Prevent Average Americans from Owning Firearms—sorry, The Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence posted a video demonstrating how not to shoot a Glock with…

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Firearms Accidents Even Rarer Than Hen’s Teeth

Unintentional firearms deaths have been falling steadily since 1981 and fell off the table in 1993 as the graph plainly shows. The question is why? For the period 1981 to 1998…

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I don’t mean to be mean. It’s just the way I am. I’m like Marlon Brando The Wild One. “What are you bitching about?” “What you got?” What I got is a TV show about shooting that seems determined to make firing a gun about as exciting as stamp collecting. In last night’s episode, competitors shot at targets with pedestrian weaponry standing on swaying platforms, and then fired at targets with obscuring pendulums. It was beyond dull. It was so boring I started hallucinating. I imagined a TV program that had competitors shooting AT each other with simunitions and such, recreating historical battles. Hello? History Channel? Has this show jumped the shark or what?

Question of the Day: Top Shot or Watching Paint Dry?

[HTML1] I don’t mean to be mean. It’s just the way I am. I’m like Marlon Brando The Wild One. “What are you bitching about?” “What you got?” What I got…

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