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From My Cold Wet Hands: Humorless Scold Targets Squirt Guns

The fun police have already set their sights on [yet another] cherished summer childhood activity. In an article for Pupsugar.com, titled, “ Why Kids Should Never Play With Water Guns. Period. ,” author Lauren Levy lectures the nation’s parents on the hidden menace of squirt guns. According to Levy, no child should be permitted to use a water gun under any circumstances. That a particular squirt...

Bloomberg's Everytown Creates "Authors Council" to Push Anti-Gun Propaganda

As if the country’s media weren’t already sufficiently co-opted by anti-gun advocates, [in May], Michael Bloomberg’s Everytown for Gun Safety announced an effort to pervert an additional facet of American entertainment. The billionaire bank-rolled interest group has developed the Everytown Authors Council. According to Bloomberg’s astroturf campaign, “The Council is designed to harness the power...

Still Too Many Guns?! UK Gun Controllers Full-Steam Ahead

In the U.S., sophisticated gun control advocates are careful to disguise their near-term aims as “common sense” reforms or “reasonable” gun safety measures. But what happens when all of these so-called “common sense” controls have been enacted? Will gun control advocates acknowledge their victory and permit the few remaining gun owners to live in peace? If recent experience in the United Kingdom...

F Stands for Fail: Washington Post Flip-Flops on Suppressors

The Washington Post -- in one of its rare reversions to journalism – recently issued a fact check that handed Americans for Responsible Solutions and Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY) three Pinocchios for overstating the noise-canceling properties of firearm suppressors. “There is little that’s quiet about a firearm with a silencer, unless one also thinks a jackhammer is quiet,” the report concluded...

Cross Draw Holsters: Advantages and Disadvantages

Recently, a couple of readers asked my opinion of cross draw holsters for carrying a small defensive revolver on the belt. The readers noted that this style of carry is comfortable and very easy to access from a seated position in a vehicle. Those are certainly worthy attributes of the cross draw position, but I still believe that most folks will be better served with a different style of holster...

What to do when faced with violent crime

To what extent should ordinary citizens become involved in stopping violent crime and terrorism? This question has become more relevant in the age of what the police call the active shooter. For decades, law enforcement agencies, particularly big city police departments, have urged residents not to become involved, give robbers what they want, don’t fight back, call 911. According to John Lott of...

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