Massad Ayoob on Guns

A POWERFUL FISKING OF ANTI-GUN ARGUMENTS

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I had the privilege of meeting Professor Joyce Malcolm many years ago. Her research had already made powerful contributions to the gun owners’ civil rights movement, and she has since compiled even more.  Her...

CASTLE DOCTRINE AND STAND YOUR GROUND LAWS

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These two cornerstones of law as related to armed self-defense are often discussed…and often misunderstood. A decade or so ago, I discussed this at a gathering of attorneys, the annual Texas Firearms Law Seminar sponsored...

A CHAT WITH TOM GRESHAM

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My old friend Tom Gresham is one of America’s strongest voices for gun owners’ civil rights. He recently invited me back to his Gun Talk Radio show, to begin the new year with a...

WHEN SOMETHING NEEDS TO BE SAID

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One of the most controversial elements in teaching defensive deadly force is what to say to the police when they arrive. A near-death experience alters perceptions and memories: you are unlikely to be able...

COLD WEATHER SHOOTING

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The coldest part of the year is upon us. Here’s an article I did for Backwoods Home magazine on the topic. It appeared right at 20 years ago, but there ain’t much that’s changed. Feel free to chime...

ONE OF MY PLANS FOR 2023 IS…

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…the second week in June, my lovely bride and I will attend our favorite match, The Pin Shoot. Back when this “shoot the bowling pins” event was known as The Second Chance Shoot, I...

TAILOR THE TOOL TO THE TASK

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It’s axiomatic that we should use the right tool for the given job. We don’t hunt deer with shotguns loaded with birdshot, obviously, nor hunt ducks with deer rifles.  But once the basic parameters...

HAPPY NEW YEAR!

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As I reflect on this last blog of 2022, I’m happy for one thing to see the general passing of the masks. (Though the Evil Princess probably wishes I had kept wearing mine, if...

END OF YEAR, SEEN FROM HERE

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Gonna get personal here… Finished my 2022 teaching year “tenning out,” with all 18 students in our third-level MAG-120 class giving us the top “ten out of ten” possible rating on their final evaluation. It...

THOUGHTS ON CHRISTMAS EVE

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Like most American kids, I thought Christmas was the cardinal holiday of the year. (Though Halloween was pretty close, which probably says something about me…) My parents always had a full-size evergreen in the...