Barska 42mm Red Dot Scope Review

Below is my review of the Barska AC10330 42mm Red Dot Scope, which is one of the least expensive red dot scopes on the market:

Chuck Norris on Gun Rights

The video clip below is an NRA ad featuring Chuck Norris.  It is over a year old now, but I still found it to be worth posting:

Oak Park, IL Armed Robberies Continue – despite the handgun ban

As I’ve mentioned many times before, Oak Park, IL still has a handgun ban.  Oak Park decided to keep that ineffective and likely unconstitutional law on the books, even as other Chicago suburbs such as Evanston, Morton Grove, Wilmette, and Winnetka wisely repealed their handgun bans in 2008. As crime reports for this last week show, the Oak Park handgun ban is continuing to infringe the rights of law abiding citizens, while failing to stop the armed robbers who prey … Continued

My Response to an Anti Gun Article from a Feminist Website

In an article entitled “Women pack gats,” a feminist writer makes a variety of anti gun statements while lamenting the fact that more and more women are becoming gun owners.  In the process of doing so, she displays blatant racism and a lack of knowledge on the issue of guns.  Quoted sections of that article, and my responses, are below:

“The Truth about the Brady Campaign and their use of suicide statistics in Wyoming”

I’ve previously discussed the misperceptions surrounding guns and suicide, including the anti gun suicide prevention training I received at work.  Along those lines, I would like to point out an article from Wyoming Gun Owners, which discusses the Brady Campaign’s attempt to misuse suicide statistics to justify their gun control agenda: About .02 percent of the population of Wyoming committed suicide and of that number 77% used a firearm to do so . . . [The Brady Campaign] take[s] this … Continued

The Importance of Always Carrying

Concealed carry enables law abiding citizens to legally carry a gun for self defense against violent criminals.  As case after case shows, having a gun puts a crime victim in the best position possible to defend themselves and their loved ones.  However, in order for concealed carry to be effective, one must actually carry their gun.  A recent case from Indianapolis, IN highlights that point:

Reminder to Massachusetts Gun Owners: Vote Today!

This is important enough that I feel compelled to post it two days in a row: Today, January 19, 2010, Massachusetts is having a special election to fill the senate seat left empty by the late Senator Ted Kennedy.  The Republican candidate, Scott Brown, is a gun rights supporter who has an “A” grade from the NRA.  The Democratic candidate, Martha Coakley, is an ardent opponent of gun rights who earned an “F” grade from the NRA.  Those NRA candidate … Continued

MA Gun Owners: Remember to Vote on Tuesday, January 19, 2010!

On Tuesday, January 19, 2010, Massachusetts is having a special election to fill the senate seat left empty by the late Senator Ted Kennedy.  The Republican candidate, Scott Brown, is a gun rights supporter who has an “A” grade from the NRA.  The Democratic candidate, Martha Coakley, is an ardent opponent of gun rights who earned an “F” grade from the NRA.  Those NRA candidate grades can be

Corbon DPX Video Clip

Below is a video clip in which the Corbon DPX (9mm this time) is discussed and tested.  While the testing is less scientific than the testing I referenced in the last article about the Corbon DXP, it seemed worth posting:

Guns 101: a category with very basic gun information

A reader of this website recently suggested that I write some articles which provide very basic and simple gun information, geared towards those who don’t know much if anything about firearms.  I think that is a great suggestion, and the first such article will be published later today.  Regular readers who have no need for such beginner information can rest assured that I’ll space these articles out over time, so as to avoid boring you Click here to view Guns … Continued

Anti Gun Critics’ Dire Predications about Youth Hunting Program Proven Unfounded

In August 2009, Wisconsin created a Mentored Hunting program to allow children 10 years of age and older to go hunting with responsible adults.  Under the program, the child and their adult mentor must stay withing reach of each other, and carry only one gun between themselves (about two dozen other states have similar hunting laws).  When the program was announced critics suggested that children would die, and called the new law “irresponsible.” The statistics from the first hunting seasons … Continued

MyGunSpot.com Update

A couple weeks ago, I mentioned my newest website, MyGunSpot.  It is a social networking website for gun owners, which currently has about 80 members.  At MyGunSpot, you can connect with other gun owners to discuss gun-related matters, join groups, create your own blog, share pictures, play games, find gun-related books/DVDs, use the gun-related classifieds, and stay up to date on gun-related news, all for free.

Help Promote Self Defense and Gun Rights

Each week, I discuss a few of the many self defense cases that have occurred.  In each of those cases, a citizen has defended themselves against an act of violence, often defending their loved ones at the same time.  Society benefits as well, since a criminal who has been fatally shot, shot and apprehend by the police, or held at gunpoint until the police arrive will be taken off the streets. Sadly, there is no shortage of cases where a … Continued

Chattanooga, TN Store Clerk Shoots Armed Robber in Self Defense

A convenience store clerk in Chattanooga, Tennessee reportedly used his handgun to save himself from an armed robbery. Police say that a pair of teenage robbers entered the J&C Quick Stop just before 3:00 PM and pointed a gun at the store clerk, while demanding money.  After the robbers took some cash, the clerk was able to grab and fire his self defense gun, striking the armed robber in the wrist, and causing both robbers to flee, police say.  Two … Continued

An Unexpected Motive behind a Violent Home Invasion

When I write about violent home invasions, it usually involves criminals who have set out to commit a robbery, rape, or murder.  However not all home invasions are motivated by a desire to commit such a crime, as a recent case from Wauconda, IL shows:

The Self Defense Shooting of Joel LaFromboise and his Father’s Response

Police in Moorhead, MN recently finished their investigation of a June, 2009 self defense shooting.  This lengthy investigation concluded that the citizen who fired in self defense was justified in doing so.  The details of that self defense case, comments made by the father of the dead home invader, and my thoughts are below: