Massad Ayoob on Guns

AGAINST ALL ODDS

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In a Barnes and Noble bookstore in May, looking for something to read when it was my lovely bride’s turn to drive as we went between training classes, the impending Memorial Day drew me...

ABOUT YOUNG ADULTS AND GUNS

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With the recent Memorial Day observance and the memory of the countless Americans who sacrificed their lives for freedom fresh in our minds, let’s talk about the first thing that’s likely to get thrown...

IN DEFENSE OF THE AR15

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As the political/media assault on AR15 rifles and those of us who own them continues, we need to articulately defend why we have them and have the right, and indeed the need, to keep...

THE LATEST WILD GUN EXAGGERATIONS AND LIES

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The latest anti-gun hysteria is reaching new heights of exaggeration and outright falsehood. Consider the following: The President now claims 9mm pistol bullets will blow your lungs right out of your body. Uh…no.  No they...

SPEAKING OF HATE SPEECH

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Remember the roadside billboards the gun prohibitionists put up a while ago that read “NRA Is A Terrorist Organization”? It was a classic example of why reasoned dialogue so seldom takes place in the...

ANOTHER MAD DOG, AR-15, MULTIPLE POTENTIAL VICTIMS SITUATION – AND A DIFFERENT OUTCOME

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Print and electronic media have all been inundated with the horrifying massacre at the elementary school in Uvalde, Texas. Lost from the national media is another case of a would-be mass murderer with an...

A DISPATCH FROM THE PLACE OF THE PARIAHS

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Déjà vu. The scene outside the convention center in Houston today reminded me of the anti-NRA protests in Denver after the Columbine atrocity in 1999, only this group apparently didn’t get a license to march....

ANOTHER ATROCITY, MORE MISLAID BLAME

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Déjà vu. 23 years ago, I had been teaching at the Firearms Academy of Seattle when we received word of the mass shooting at Columbine High School in Littleton, Colorado.  The homicidal/suicidal duo who...

.22 RENAISSANCE

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The .22 rimfire has always been uber-popular: low cost, light recoil, relatively quiet report.  Today, events have conspired to make it more relevant than ever. The estimated ten million first-time gun owners who’ve “joined the club”...

YOUNG ADULTS AND AR15S

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Over the weekend, an eighteen-year-old turd who was allowed to fall through the cracks after being put in a mental hospital for threatening to shoot up a school, committed a racist mass murder in...