My Response to the Anti-Gun Article “Ready, Fire, Aim II…….” (Second Part)

I recently responded to an anti gun article entitled “Ready, Fire, Aim…….” The author of that article published a second article, entitled “Ready, Fire, Aim II…….” This second article is not as blatantly anti-gun, but still contains an abundance of misinformation and anti-gun rhetoric.  Quotes from that article, along with my responses, can be seen below:

Another (Completly Preventable) “Accidental” Shooting

I’ve previously discussed how there is no such thing as an “accidental” shooting, and how such unintentional shootings are virtually always the result of someone failing to act reasonably around firearms.  A recent example, in which an elderly man reportedly shot his wife in the chest while conducting a “home invasion drill,” underscores this point:

If You Haven’t Done So Already, Please Join the NRA

I’ve previously discussed the importance of avoiding complacency and standing up for our gun rights by joining the NRA, so that American gun rights don’t vanish like British gun rights.  I would therefore like to ask that those who are not currently NRA members take a moment to join the NRA.  If you’re already an NRA member, then please consider giving an NRA membership as a gift. Joining the NRA is a great way to help protect our 2nd amendment … Continued

My Response to the Anti-Gun Article “Ready, Fire, Aim…….”

An anti-gun article entitled “Ready, Fire, Aim…….” was recently published by the Dunfermline Press. This article, written by an author identified as “Across the Pond,” is filled with anti-gun misinformation. Various quotes from the article, and my responses, can be seen below:

Charges Dropped in Florida Convicted Felon Self Defense Case

A convicted felon from Florida was facing up to 15 years in prison, after he used his girlfriend’s gun to stop a violent home invader.  However, the state prosecutor recently decided not to proceed with the charges.  The details of that case, and my thoughts on the matter in general, can be seen below:

“Peter Hamm Lies”

I would like to point out an excellent article from Walls of the City, entitled “Peter Hamm Lies.” It addresses how the Brady Campaign tries to pass itself off as respecting the gun rights of law abiding citizens, while trying its best to make gun ownership and carrying illegal.

Why I Own “So Many” Guns

A friend recently asked me why I own “so many” guns.  (This friend is a gun owner himself – although he owns only a couple of guns and hasn’t fired one in years.)  So, I took a few minutes to explain to that friend why I own over a dozen guns.  Although I’ve already addressed why people own multiple guns in the abstract, I’ve decided to post the specific examples that I gave to that friend, in the hope that … Continued

Another Self-Contradictory Anti Gun Argument

When discussing guns and gun rights, I’ve noticed a recurring theme: Those who are unfamiliar with guns asserting two contradictory things: (1) guns are too difficult for an ordinary, law abiding, person to use properly in a self-defense situation, and (2) guns make it too easy for criminals to kill.  Allow me to explain:

“In Clarence Thomas’s gun rights opinion, race plays a major role”

Sticking with today’s topic of the intersection of guns, race, and McDonald v. Chicago, I thought I would also point out another article worth reading.  This one, by Courtland Milloy is entitled In Clarence Thomas’s gun rights opinion, race plays a major role.  An excerpt can be seen below:

A Must-Read Aricle About Guns and Race

I would like to direct everyone’s attention to a truly excellent article by Marcus Cole, entitled A Word of Thanks to Four Black Men and A Gun.  It addresses that author’s family’s experience with a violent racist attack, their resulting decision to buy a self defense gun, and historical and recent events centering on gun ownership and race.  Also included is a summary of the history of the privileges or immunities clause in the federal constitution, and Justice Thomas’ use … Continued