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In an effort to progress the conversation on firearms, a goal of mine has been to find a fundamental baseline or common ground that both sides of the debate can substantially agree upon and move ...
|RKBA: Anyone else out there?
Something I strive for when I write about firearms is to present what I have to say in as clinical a manner as I can. I try to keep to facts/statistics, supporting evidence and endeavor to limit any ...
|RKBA: Reasonable restrictions? Sure, as long as they’re lawful.
When it comes to discussions on firearms, often references are made regarding the need for common sense or reasonable restrictions. But when it comes to legislation intended to restrict a ...
|RKBA: No such thing as a responsible gun owner.
Due to the nature of our constitution, which places an emphasis on individual liberty and the amendments that constrain the governments ability to restrict certain rights, the mechanisms we ...
|RKBA: Concealed Carry, some figures.
Last week teacherken wrote a very thought provoking diary entitled Concealed Carry’s Body Count . Some figures were shared from the Violence Policy Center showing that 722 people have lost their ...
|RKBA: Finally did it
We finally went and did it. It was a big decision and it took us a while because such decisions really shouldn’t be made without significant amount of thought. That decision you ask? After months ...
|RKBA: Law, Force, Intent, Violence, Criminal and Non-criminal
In my previous diary I posed a few questions and attempted to define some terms in order to come to a basic understanding of what gun control is and what it is intended to accomplish. I did this in ...
|RKBA: Questions, definitions, problems, solutions, discussion.
I don’t think too many people could legitimately argue with the fact that Americans civilian population is one of the most heavily armed in the world. We are also one of the worlds leaders in ...
|Get arrested...we take your DNA.
From NBC News The Supreme Court on Monday upheld the police practice of taking DNA samples from people who have been arrested but not convicted of a crime , ruling that it amounts to the 21st ...
|AWB and honesty
Honesty - truthfulness, sincerity, frankness, freedom from deceit or fraud.
|Not GBCW but PTFA
I was raised in a Democratic voting household, my dad was a member of the IBEW and we would be considered lifelong Democrats. My family and the millions of families like us make up a significant ...
As far as semi-automatic weapons go: • barrel shrouds; • pistol grips; • flash suppressors; • collapsible stocks; and, • bayonet lugs are nothing more than customizations…its all ...
|Attention gun controllers: I don't trust you
In a comment from my last diary, Robobagpiper wrote; This. It's a matter of trust. When gun controllers incessantly go on with "ban this! ban that!" out of one side of their mouths, and sneer "you ...
This is going to be short. Here are some reasons why I am skeptical of any registration regime. These are off the top of my head and in no particular order.
|Rational gun control, unless it’s too late
What follows is a post from the blog of a guy I work for. It is being reproduced in full with his consent. If you are interested in reading what a chemical engineer who immigrated to Australia has ...
|RKBA: Gun controls
I am a member of RKBA and I want to have this conversation. Before I start I want to say this. Let's try to be constructive. It is not constructive for people who are in favor of more gun-control ...
|RKBA: A conversation revisited
I was pretty happy with my last diary, at least regarding what I wrote. I really was trying to have or start a conversation. Unfortunately the bulk of the over 500 comments (which is a lot for one ...
|RKBA: A conversation
I am confident that most everyone wants to stop or at the least lessen the consequences of the actions of people like James Holmes. So what could have been done, what controls could have been in ...
|RKBA: No Trust
People who own firearms can’t be trusted; at least that’s what we are told time and time and time again, ad infinitum, ad nauseum. We can’t be trusted to carry them, either openly or concealed ...
|On a personal note, remembering my Grandma
It was 1963 when my mother divorced my Dad; I was 2 at the time so I have no recollection of what happened or why. I do know that she packed me up and moved back to Joplin Missouri to live with her ...
|RKBA: No individual right.
For the sake of argument let’s say that there isn’t an individual right to keep and bear arms. Instead that right is limited to the context of a militia, an argument that is consistently ...
|RKBA: Reasons why
In a previous diary I put forth the question "Why are some people against firearm ownership?" I then gave some examples of the more common reasons that people have provided in gun related diaries ...
|RKBA: Questions why
It is an established fact that violent crime is down and has been steadily decreasing since 1993. Murder is down, rape is down, robberies are down and aggravated assault is down. While the fact ...
|RKBA: We gotta do something about guns.
We’ve got to do something about guns. We have got to find a way to convince the general public that increased gun ownership is bad and only leads to more violence. Tragically the facts we've got ...
|RKBA: Crime down...gun ownership up, that can't be right.
Crime has always been a prime subject for local and national news, I am sure everyone has heard the adage “If it bleeds, it leads” and with the advent of 24 hour news services, anyone who wants ...
|RKBA: "Reasonable" and "Common sense"
In my last diary I responded to a common question regarding how RKBA members’ views differ from the policies of the NRA. The sum and substance of my response was twofold: First, since I am not a ...
|RKBA: I am not the NRA and I vote
I am writing this as a response to a not uncommon question that is posed in many firearm related diaries. The sum and substance of the question is how do RKBA members views on issues regarding ...
|My punk luggage
The work I do requires that I travel a lot. So I spend a significant amount of time 6 miles up, trapped in an aluminum tube doing my best not to verbally abuse the parents of screaming children.
|An Expat perspective
I’ve been working as an expat for a while now and have had the privilege to visit a number of countries. My most recent experiences have been on Sakhalin Island of the Russian Federation, Oman and ...
|RKBA: Electoral Victory
Hello everyone. Over the past few days/weeks, I've been mulling over what the purpose of this site is. This led to me spending some time at the FAQ page where I found this great question "
|President Obama is a shill for the NRA
That's right, nothing but a shill who is selling his party out. Comments like these are proof that he is in the pocket of the NRA and the gun lobby.
|RKBA: Who uses a gun to commit violent crime?
I know that this won't come as a surprise to..., well..., anyone but there are a lot of guns in America. Duh, right? America has scads, oodles, boat loads, and a shit ton of firearms. We've got guns,
|RKBA: Life and risk and guns and violence
Life is risky. Everyday you are exposed to risk via the innate hazards in the world has to offer. It doesn’t matter whether it is navigating a flight of stairs, crossing the street, driving a car, ...
|RKBA: What is "reasonable" firearm legislation?
What is “reasonable” firearm legislation? I hear it all the time in conversations and find it in comments here on DKos. It's not unheard of to read something like this. Look ,nobody ...
|RKBA:The illogic of safe gun ownership.
Guns are dangerous and the idea of safe gun ownership is a logical fallacy. With gun violence in America at record highs how anyone could assume otherwise is beyond me. The facts are clear and are ...
|RKBA - The duty of self defense
Self defense isn’t just a right, it’s a duty. I am sure most everybody has heard about what took place around 5:00 am on May 26th ...
|Controlling for gun violence (re-visited)
This diary is a repost from 11 April. I am reposting it now as a semi-response to a diary that has gotten some peoples dander up and to hopefully temper the conversation. The only changes I have ...
|Controlling for gun violence
Gun control is a touchy subject to say the least; you could almost say people have a hair trigger when it comes to talking about guns. Unfortunately there have been a few high profile incidents ...
|I may be slow but I ain't stupid
I have to say that when I hear statements like “stupid fucking Americans” or “you Americans are so stupid” or “how stupid can Americans be” or any other similar ...
|From Russia with...
We are here to warn you Innocent shopper buyer We are here to warn you They’re gonna say buy or die Business is on parade Corporate scam charade Crumbs for the poor Rich man’s profits ...
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