Blue Force Gear Quote of the Day: The Funhouse Mirror World of the New York Times

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“(T)he NRA, in its own words, ‘doesn’t oppose the development of ‘smart’ guns, nor does it oppose the ability of Americans to voluntarily acquire them.’ Only in a New York Times editorial could you construe an…

Blue Force Gear Quote of the Day: A Post-Election Policy “Clean Up”

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“Commanders have always had that authority to arm recruiters. Some of the wording wasn’t very clear, so they’ve gone through and cleaned it up so it is very clear now…

Blue Force Gear Quote of the Day: Denying Gun Violence

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“It’s people with guns that are able to kill far more people. Their ideology says if we all have guns, we’re safer. We’re safe because we’ll be more polite. That…

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Blue Force Gear Quote of the Day: I Ain’t ‘Fraid of No Ghost! The Government on the Other Hand . . .

“I don’t think it’s necessarily about nontraceability. It’s more I don’t want anyone to know what I own and that includes the federal and state governments.” – Travis Brunson in…

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Blue Force Gear Quote of the Day: From the Pastor’s Pen

“When I know that everyone else has a gun, I will be aware that any person whom I meet on the street has the potential to kill me. Does that…

Blue Force Gear Quote of the Day: National Newspaper Discovers Criminals Don’t Comply With Gun Control Laws

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“The FBI’s National Instant Criminal Background Check System (NICS) does not have a record for the name Todd Christopher Kohlhepp in relation to a purchase of a firearm. That is to…

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Blue Force Gear Quote of the Day: What Passes for ‘Doing Something’ About Guns. And Men

“I am using the traditionally feminine craft of sewing and quilting to emasculate these objects of power and destruction into droopy, impotent, soft sculptures.” Natalie Baxter in The Soft, ‘Impotent’…

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Blue Force Gear Quote of the Day: The Intellectual Roots of the Second Amendment

“False is the idea of utility that sacrifices a thousand real advantages for one imaginary or trifling inconvenience; that would take fire from men because it burns, and water because…

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Blue Force Gear Quote of the Day: What I Would Want if I Were a Gun

“If I were a gun who just wanted to be a firework with a nice flare that just so happens to operate as a vehicle for bullets, I wouldn’t want…

Blue Force Gear Quote of the Day: Chicago’s Law Enforcement Culture is Broken

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“The weapons charges are flat. Almost everything else except weapons takes precedence. To me, that’s a cultural thing we need to overcome.” – Anonymous ATF agent in THE WATCHDOGS: Despite…

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Blue Force Gear Quote of the Day: Why Shannon Watts Won’t Be Touring The NRA Convention

“What we have that is causing so many blockades is an incredibly intransigent, extreme gun lobby. And no other nation has that. This is a gun lobby that makes up…

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Blue Force Gear Quote of the Day: Michelle Obama Blames Boredom for Inner City “Gun Violence”

“We can’t be surprised with what kids do with idle time. And that’s sort of one of the things — when we look at crime rates and all that sort…

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