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No Excuses for Londonistas

April 15, 2018 —London’s mayor, Sadiq Khan, sent out a Tweet recently that is significant for many reasons. “No excuses: there is never a reason to carry a knife,” the Mayor of one of the greatest cities in the English-speaking world sent out for the world to see. But that wasn’t all. There was more...

NPS Proposes Guzzler Removal-Abandonment

Mojave National Preserve releases plan to remove most man-made wildlife water JIM MATTHEWS | April 13, 2018 — This has happened before. The Mojave National Preserve released its Management Plan for Developed Water Sources on March 20 along with the environmental assessment of the plan’s impacts, effectively laying the groundwork for the abandonment or removal of...

The Massachusetts AR Ban May Trigger SCOTUS Review

Wednesday, April 11, 2018 — On Thursday April 5th, a federal district court judge ruled that Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healy’s ban on “lookalike” ARs did not violate the Second Amendment. Pro-gun advocates can argue all they want about the 2008 Heller decision and whether or not Justice Antonin Scalia in his affirmation meant to...

Memo to Gun Ban Movement – Infringement Is Illegal!

Friday, April 6, 2018 — Calls to outlaw guns, gun possession, accessories and similar wild-eyed notions now percolating through a portion of our youth and culture are… illegal. So called “news” media, involved in whipping up the public and unsuspecting youngsters into a frenzy to ban gun types, gun parts, all guns, and places where people...

Marching at the Theater of the Absurd

Friday, March 30, 2018 – As I watched coverage of the various public demonstrations around the country recently in the aftermath of the school shooting in Florida earlier this year, I scratched my head. Theatre of the absurd is the best way to describe what I think I saw. “Virtually amazing.” The tragic shooting represented...

Want To Keep Schools Safe From Gun Attacks? Here’s How.

Wednesday, March 28, 2018 — The emotionally overwrought students of Stoneman Douglas High School took to the stage during the March For Our Lives Rally and called for ways to keep their school and all other schools safe from criminal attackers with guns. They called for universal background checks, raising the age limit from 18...

There Are Times When Numbers Just Lie

Wednesday, March 21, 2018 – Had the Maryland shooting yesterday claimed more than two innocent victims – one critically wounded and the other surviving – it’s a sure bet that the propaganda media would have covered it non-stop for a week or more, coupled with headline coverage of the March For Our Lives this coming...

A Strange Paradox: Being Careful What You Wish For

When it comes to guns, the gun controllers now own the media. Anxious to stem losses in ad revenue from their print products, the media has turned to rallying for more gun control following the Parkland, Florida, school shooting by one of their students in mid-February. Joining the rallying cry for another gun ban is...

Huntington Beach Voters May See Measure That Would Ban All Semi-automatic Firearms

Wednesday, March 21, 2018 — While it is far from being on the ballot, and even further from gaining voter approval in the California coastal burg of Huntington Beach, a measure has been submitted that would ban all semi-automatic firearms within that Golden State city. It’s just another paving stone on the left’s march to...

Let Me Gunsplain It To You

Thursday, March 15, 2018 — Weapon of war. High-powered assault rifle. Fully automatic. Shoulder thing that goes up. We’ve all heard a lot of firearms jargon in the gun control discussion over the years. Some of it has even made sense. Since this latest media meltdown, though, things have really gone over the top. I’m...

The War On Guns Gets a New Adversary

Wednesday, March 14, 2018 – Yes, there are more than 330 million guns in America owned by roughly one-third of the population. Yet, despite those big numbers, gun owners are a minority. The school shooting in Florida proved to have a larger impact than Sandy Hook or Las Vegas, two of the most gruesome of...

Gun Grabbers Strike Again

Thursday, March 1, 2018 — Sometimes the easiest way to figure out something is to stand on its head. That’s right. Do the old flip-flop. Look at it from the opposite direction. Transposal may be a way to term it. That’s what it takes to begin to fathom the gun debate of late. That debate...

Raising the Anti-Gun Ceiling While Digging the Pro-Gun Bunker

Thursday, March 1, 2018 — Intrinsically, we all know that increasing the age to buy a gun – any gun – could, would, or should (your choice) be raised from 18 to 21. Similarly, the background check issue – universal or constrained to gun retailers – would not cause gun rights to come crashing down....

Gabby, Watts and Brady (GWB) Are All That’s Left of the Anti-Gun Groups

February 26, 2018 — Gone, finally, are the pioneers of gun control, the Sugarmann’s, the Mayors Against, Marching Moms, the various firearms Policy Centers; all those independent growlers who finally gave into the propaganda media that saw GWB as the most outspoken, most relevant, and most well-heeled, i.e., worthy, of headlines and ratings. Some were...

The Ban Plays On

Wednesday, February 21, 2018 — So many people are screaming about banning AR-15s because they are high-powered weapons of war that no one needs anyway. Does anyone even remember the 10-year Federal Assault Weapons Ban? It ran from 1994-2004 and made no measurable difference to crime at all. I’ve got an idea for another 10-year...

Gun Laws Have Limits

Monday, February 19, 2018 – It’s not about what you can do. It’s about what you can’t. Passing new laws to control guns has limitations. Our liberal brethren seem to think that a magic political wand – or will – is all that’s needed to put a CANCEL stamp on a piece of paper. That’s only...

Bullet Points Forever

February 15, 2018 — It seems obvious, but cartridged firearm ammunition is one of mankind’s greatest inventions. Maybe not the wheel. But not too far off. It’s been in use for hundreds of years and will remain common for several hundred more, I wager. This is going to “out” me as a major nerd, but...

Shifting Attitudes May Say More About #MeToo Than You Thought

February 1, 2018 — The shooting sports industry has changed more in the past decade than at any time in history. Its direction is becoming clearer as the panic buying of recent years recedes. It is common to consider the industry as though it were some sort of monolithic block within society. Think that way at...

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