Massad Ayoob on Guns

WELL, WHADDAYA KNOW…

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When last heard from, the old guy here was talking about New Year’s Resolutions, and how a resolution not to buy any guns in 2022 would get in the way of my quest for...

NEW YEAR’S RESOLUTIONS…

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The New Year’s Resolutions are an American tradition.  I’ve tried the resolution, “I’m not going to buy any more guns this year.” Just about every time, that resolve has melted in the face of a...
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THOUGHTS ON THE POTTER VERDICT

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OK, let’s put the Christmas spirit back in the box and talk about current events. I’m interested in your thoughts on the conviction of former-Officer Kim Potter in Minnesota, found guilty of Manslaughter in...
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HAPPY HOLIDAY

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Christmas Eve is upon us.   It’s been a tough year for America. The Mrs. and I wish you all a wonderful holiday, whatever  your belief system.  In our country, this is a traditional time for family, friends,...

PETER PAN: A CONCEPT REVIEW IN FOUR BOOKS

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All us boomers remember Peter Pan. Walt Disney presented him to us, just as he did Davy Crockett. That’s why little boys of my generation wore coonskin caps in the 1950s. I remember playing...

CHRISTMAS AND GUN-RELATED GIFTS

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In my circle, guns and related gear are high on the holiday gift lists.  My lovely bride is a self-styled “shooter-chick” and it’s a rare year when a firearm isn’t under the Christmas tree...

LAST CLASS OF THE YEAR

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We wrapped up teaching for the year last Friday with a MAG-120, our third-level class. The numerical designation of the class indicates the number of cumulative hours training with us at Massad Ayoob Group.  All...

GREAT READ COMING

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My friend Stephen Hunter is one of my favorite authors.  My two favorite novels of his are “Dirty White Boys” and “Pale Horse Coming.”  Well, let me introduce you to “Great Read Coming”: Steve’s newest book,...

PEARL HARBOR AND A COMPARISON YOU HAVEN’T SEEN BEFORE

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Pearl Harbor was to my parents’ generation what 9/11 was to mine. Each triggered a protective national rage. Each also taught lessons about preparedness. No one at Pearl Harbor thought the massive sneak attack was going...

THOUGHTS ON THE VERDICT IN THE ARBERY KILLING

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In the overlapping murder trials in Wisconsin and Georgia in recent days, most of us focused primarily on the Rittenhouse case.  We’ve gone over it rather thoroughly here.  It’s time to talk about the...