Showing posts with label gun control. Show all posts
Showing posts with label gun control. Show all posts

Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Gun Control - The Truth

There has been a lot of talk recently about gun control, especially after Sandy Hook. What can be done? What should be done? What do we mean by 'magazine capacity' or 'flash suppressor'?

In the clip below you can see the most literate, eloquent response that I have ever seen.

It is just an honour to think that I have some autographed books by him!


Friday, December 21, 2012

School Shooting: Sandy Hook Elementary

The murder of innocent children.

What should our reaction be and what is our gut instinct?

My gut instinct reacts to the pain and anguish for the kids and their families. My reaction is to listen to all sides int his argument.

Like Insomniac Medic, here, I'm confused. I've discussed numerous times before, and again this week, with people in my office who say 'ban all guns' but that just cannot be the answer, if only because it's slamming the barn door shut after the horse has bolted.

English: New York Times Bestseller Larry Corre...
English: New York Times Bestseller Larry Correia at WorldCon 69: Renovation (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
The best, most level headed and expert opinion I have read has been from Larry Correia who is now a successful (and gifted!) author, but before picking up the pen, was a gun store owner, weapons instructor and gun enthusiast. I strongly suggest you read his excellent piece 'An Opinion On Gun Control'.

If, after reading Larry's opinion, you are still worried that the government are coming to take away your rifle or ammo, read this piece by AnarchAngel 'Stupidity, Politics and Math'.

And remember - let's keep safe out there.

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Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Gun control argument #5485

I read a few blogs about 2nd Amendment rights and gun control - about 35 blogs actually. As a Brit living in Israel I have gone from a country allergic to the thought of gun possession to a country that depends on them being in every house, available for use at a moment's notice.

At the cunningly named 3 Boxes of BS (Soap Box, Ballot Box and Ammo Box –An average person's view on society, politics and firearms) Bob has an excellent article which left me angry, upset and slightly scared.

Glock Model 21Image by Michael @ NW Lens via Flickr

FORT WORTH — Jasbahadur “J.B.” Rai worked for 10 years to bring his children to the United States.

Once they arrived, he only had a little more than two months with them.

On Jan. 6, Rai, a 48-year-old convenience store clerk, was repeatedly shot inside the TL Food store on East Lancaster Avenue by Leonard Junior Coulter, a drug addict in need of money for his next fix. Rai, a native of Nepal who had just become a U.S. citizen seven months before, died that same morning at a Fort Worth hospital.

A legal immigrant, who worked within the system to come to our country and more cut down by a thug looking for his next fix.

Rai’s widow said it well:

Rai’s widow, Toukta Rai, took the stand to describe to Coulter the loss he had caused her and her family. She said her husband would have helped him that January morning, had he only asked.

“My husband had only 2 1/2 months to get to know his children when he brought them here and he never got to see them grow up like young adults,” Toukta Rai said. “He worked for 10 years to get them here from Nepal. Because of your selfish action, he is no longer with us. It is not right that you killed my husband just for your own pleasure of getting high.”

Go read the article to see the sting in the tale at the end. Well worth it I assure you.


Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Gun blog

The Arizona Rifleman blog has this amazing ID poster (above) to enable journalists and 'news-people' to accurately report the facts about local or national crime without scaremongering.

Tongue still placed firmly in cheek.