• Why the controversy over the Philando Castile verdict?

    It seemed obvious to me from the beginning that the officer would be found not guilty of any criminal charge but would have a very difficult time indeed trying to defend a "wrongful death" civil suit. Is there something I'm missing, or is it that ignorance of our legal system is that widespread?
    It seemed obvious to me from the beginning that the officer would be found not guilty of any criminal charge but would have a very difficult time indeed trying to defend a "wrongful death" civil suit. Is there something I'm missing, or is it that ignorance of our legal system is that widespread?
    7 answers · Law & Ethics · 6 months ago
  • Politics: Isn't it nice to see California Democrats promoting religion?

    Their new gun laws coming down the pike seem intent on limiting people to ten shots in self defense. Since it's statistically unlikely that's enough to stop two assailants, Californians will have no choice but to trust in God.
    Their new gun laws coming down the pike seem intent on limiting people to ten shots in self defense. Since it's statistically unlikely that's enough to stop two assailants, Californians will have no choice but to trust in God.
    7 answers · Politics · 2 years ago
  • How's this for a gun control law we might support?

    I was thinking about MD (and other states) with restrictions on magazine capacity. How about a law that says whenever a citizen empties his restricted magazine without stopping a gunfight, each of the legislators who voted for the restriction is automatically guilty of a felony, loses his position and any salary/retirement benefits, and spends at... show more
    I was thinking about MD (and other states) with restrictions on magazine capacity. How about a law that says whenever a citizen empties his restricted magazine without stopping a gunfight, each of the legislators who voted for the restriction is automatically guilty of a felony, loses his position and any salary/retirement benefits, and spends at least a year in prison?
    3 answers · Law & Ethics · 2 years ago
  • Have I got this right about President Obama's modest proposals on gun control?

    When the NRA suggested universal background check might be used by the government to form an illegal registry, it was a crazy conspiracy theory. What he wants instead is for the additional ATF and FBI agents to use that data to pore through a database to detect illegal gun sales, checking the name and address of private sellers, and to whom... show more
    When the NRA suggested universal background check might be used by the government to form an illegal registry, it was a crazy conspiracy theory. What he wants instead is for the additional ATF and FBI agents to use that data to pore through a database to detect illegal gun sales, checking the name and address of private sellers, and to whom they've sold the guns (plus all their personal data). The database isn't a registry?
    3 answers · Politics · 2 years ago
  • Gun control and Hillary Clinton...Am I the only one who thinks it odd?

    In the same week she made fun of pro-2A people for being paranoid about "black helicopters" coming for their guns, and also recommended we "consider" a program of widespread firearm confiscation. Perhaps the paranoid aren't so paranoid after all!
    In the same week she made fun of pro-2A people for being paranoid about "black helicopters" coming for their guns, and also recommended we "consider" a program of widespread firearm confiscation. Perhaps the paranoid aren't so paranoid after all!
    2 answers · Politics · 2 years ago
  • An oddity of the press, politics, and firearms?

    Another crazy commits murder/suicide, this time in Uhersky Brod. Isn't it odd that nobody's mentioned CZ firearms are made there? I can't imagine such a shooting in Ilion, NY (God forbid!) without a mention of Remington. I hesitated to ask this question at all, and am posting it in Hunting rather than News or Politics, for what I think... show more
    Another crazy commits murder/suicide, this time in Uhersky Brod. Isn't it odd that nobody's mentioned CZ firearms are made there? I can't imagine such a shooting in Ilion, NY (God forbid!) without a mention of Remington. I hesitated to ask this question at all, and am posting it in Hunting rather than News or Politics, for what I think are obvious reasons.
    2 answers · Hunting · 3 years ago
  • Hunters and shooters, will you take a commemorative nod tomorrow?

    So far as I can tell, 23 April marks the anniversary of America's first gun "buy back program." It didn't turn out quite as expected for General Gage in 1775 Boston, and may it be even worse for today's politicians!
    So far as I can tell, 23 April marks the anniversary of America's first gun "buy back program." It didn't turn out quite as expected for General Gage in 1775 Boston, and may it be even worse for today's politicians!
    5 answers · Hunting · 4 years ago
  • Sam Jose, CA has a pig problem?

    Yahoo! is currently running a story on neighborhoods overrun with hogs in northern CA. They've set out traps, so far catching zero hogs. Doesn't anybody in San Jose have a bow?
    Yahoo! is currently running a story on neighborhoods overrun with hogs in northern CA. They've set out traps, so far catching zero hogs. Doesn't anybody in San Jose have a bow?
    7 answers · Hunting · 4 years ago
  • Imagine an alternate history of 7 and 8 December 1941?

    Assume General Brereton, though new to the job, decided not to wait on MacArthur, who had obviously gone into a funk to the point of being useless, and ordered B-17's to Formosa, and the rest of his aircraft to Mindinao, out of reach of the Japanese planes. Add to this Admiral Kimmel, despite having heard the cry of "wolf" so many... show more
    Assume General Brereton, though new to the job, decided not to wait on MacArthur, who had obviously gone into a funk to the point of being useless, and ordered B-17's to Formosa, and the rest of his aircraft to Mindinao, out of reach of the Japanese planes. Add to this Admiral Kimmel, despite having heard the cry of "wolf" so many times, had put his fleet out to sea, and Bellinger put out scouts (you can decide whether they find the Japanese "strike force" for Pearl, but they spot the incoming flights). Subsequently, with no major vessels to bomb at Pearl, the Japanese destroy the oil facilities on Oahu. How does the Pacific war play out over the next year or so?
    1 answer · History · 4 years ago
  • Could we stop publishing the names of mass shooters?

    It seems that with the recent rash of shooting rampages, there's a significant amount of one-upmanship involved. We've had plenty of calls for bans on "assault weapons," which would have little or no impact. If we're infringing on one of the first couple of amendments, why not simply ban the publishing of the shooter's... show more
    It seems that with the recent rash of shooting rampages, there's a significant amount of one-upmanship involved. We've had plenty of calls for bans on "assault weapons," which would have little or no impact. If we're infringing on one of the first couple of amendments, why not simply ban the publishing of the shooter's name? It seems that would be a disincentive to these sicko's, and it would inconvenience nobody except a few newsmen who try to stretch the first amendment a lot farther than they're willing to go with the second.
    10 answers · Politics · 5 years ago
  • The old 9mm Parabellum vs. 45 ACP argument, reloaded for New Yorkers?

    Putting aside the emotions involved in feel-good/do nothing positive/pain in the rear laws, now that New York has coerced you into carrying two 1911's instead of a Glock 19, are you really that worse off? Yes, the two 1911's will be more expensive, and heavier, but won't you still come out OK? And have any New Yorkers actually asked... show more
    Putting aside the emotions involved in feel-good/do nothing positive/pain in the rear laws, now that New York has coerced you into carrying two 1911's instead of a Glock 19, are you really that worse off? Yes, the two 1911's will be more expensive, and heavier, but won't you still come out OK? And have any New Yorkers actually asked their representatives why they want to make 45 ACP more popular?
    7 answers · Hunting · 5 years ago
  • Shouldn't we ban such terrible devices?

    Yahoo! news has reported that out of 40 people, 5 were killed and 20 wounded in a tour bus crash in Oregon. Is it time to outlaw these vicious assault vehicles? Sorry, not a hunting question, but I wanted the perspective of hunters and shooters.
    Yahoo! news has reported that out of 40 people, 5 were killed and 20 wounded in a tour bus crash in Oregon. Is it time to outlaw these vicious assault vehicles? Sorry, not a hunting question, but I wanted the perspective of hunters and shooters.
    11 answers · Hunting · 5 years ago
  • What a revelation! Did you know that firearms can be useful tools?

    CBS News ran a story this morning of a policeman in Boca Raton who shot out the window of a burning car to drag to safety a woman trapped inside. Not to take away anything from Jalil, the officer who performed an act of bravery, but it seems to have been a strange concept to the people at CBS that firearms are useful tools. Comment?
    CBS News ran a story this morning of a policeman in Boca Raton who shot out the window of a burning car to drag to safety a woman trapped inside. Not to take away anything from Jalil, the officer who performed an act of bravery, but it seems to have been a strange concept to the people at CBS that firearms are useful tools. Comment?
    13 answers · Hunting · 7 years ago
  • Anybody wondering about causes of the nursing shortage?

    One of the best emergency nurses I ever knew, with over twenty years' experience, was offered a job at $22/hour. She's been assaulted, urinated on (not by accident), spat on, etc. And if the SHTF, you can bet the hospital isn't even thinking they might back her up. And we wonder how to get good people to do a good job!
    One of the best emergency nurses I ever knew, with over twenty years' experience, was offered a job at $22/hour. She's been assaulted, urinated on (not by accident), spat on, etc. And if the SHTF, you can bet the hospital isn't even thinking they might back her up. And we wonder how to get good people to do a good job!
    5 answers · Medicine · 7 years ago
  • Paramedics: Would any of you like to be shot in Jackson, MS?

    Jackson City Coucilbuffoon Kenneth Stokes has been sharply critical of the EMS system after they had to wait over twenty minutes for the Jackson Police to show up at the scene of a shooting. His position is that the ambulance crew should have gone in there without waiting for the police to secure the scene. He hasn't yet clarified how he thinks... show more
    Jackson City Coucilbuffoon Kenneth Stokes has been sharply critical of the EMS system after they had to wait over twenty minutes for the Jackson Police to show up at the scene of a shooting. His position is that the ambulance crew should have gone in there without waiting for the police to secure the scene. He hasn't yet clarified how he thinks getting the EMT-P's shot is supposed to have made the situation better. Anybody want that job?
    4 answers · Medicine · 7 years ago
  • 7.62x39 is similar to 30-30, so say many?

    I keep seeing this comparison come up. I understand why Ruger started this mess, since they were trying to sell their little carbine. But does anybody know a factory load with a bullet in the 165-170 grain range, or even a handload, that'll get it to 2000 fps? Especially from the short-barrelled guns it's usually shot from? That's the... show more
    I keep seeing this comparison come up. I understand why Ruger started this mess, since they were trying to sell their little carbine. But does anybody know a factory load with a bullet in the 165-170 grain range, or even a handload, that'll get it to 2000 fps? Especially from the short-barrelled guns it's usually shot from? That's the bullet weight on which 30 WCF gained its reputation, and I don't see that being a possibility in the tiny Russian case. Let's try a little honesty, especially when we're considering it for use in hunting!
    15 answers · Hunting · 8 years ago