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from a German social scientist.

Explains how countries with high gun ownership rates like Iceland, Norway, Czech Republic, Austria, and most of the US still have low murder rates. Then there is Brazil.

Beginner's questions

Any suggestions on marketing? Creating revenue? If successful enough, separate business account? Connected to You Tube channel?
Any ideas would be greatly appreciated.

pro gun article in college paper.

While we may associate gun sup­porters with angry white men in leather jackets and gun control supporters with hippies and peace signs, these stereo­types are only a product of recent times. Throughout American history, gun con­trol proponents were the powerful and the racist, not liberals and peaceniks.
Recognizing the roots of gun control advocacy — the intentional disarming of a marginalized population and selective enforcement of gun legislation — means opening up a new case against gun con­trol, one based on the systemic discrimi­nation that inevitably comes with arms legislation. The conservative and libertar­ian case against gun control is a matter of individual liberty. But after recognizing that gun control is consistently used to discriminate against minorities, there’s a case to be made that progressives, too, should be wary of gun control: It’s hypocritical that progressives champion equality while supporting gun laws with consistently discriminatory enforcement.
Let’s look at contemporary gun con­trol. Stop-and-frisk originated as a Su­preme Court interpretation of gun con­trol policy, not drug control policy. It’s no surprise, then, that 9 out of 10 of those stopped were Black or Latinx. And there is still extremely selective enforcement of gun control laws. In 2015, 47.5 percent of those convicted of firearms charges were Black. This sentencing disparity is especially important because the average firearms sentence in 2014 was a hefty six years. If we consider the resource-heavy sting operations that the Bureau of Al­cohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives conducts — these stings being the most advanced and militarized form of gun control — it is telling that over 90 percent of those arrested are ethnic minorities.

Josh's solutions are youthful naivety, but his basic premise is historically correct. The bolded reminds me of Bloomberg, and Trump before he decided to run. To be honest, I think that is still largely the case. Pet peeve, the writer uses "progressive" and "liberal" as synonymous. There was a time when they were, but not today.


For those who think Oberlin is something like the places founded by Oral Roberts or Jerry Falwell

Never mind about the guns, who made the door?

“The wooden door that famously cordoned his office suite from prying eyes was removed. Within, two handguns were discovered—one a Glock, the other a Smith & Wesson—with ammunition for both.
How Mr. Ailes received a permit for his firearms in New York City — a municipality less inclined to give average folks a gun permit than a winning lottery ticket — is another story. One which involves pulling serious strings. One which we’ll likely never know.

Anyway, for abandoning his firearms, presumably without securing them, Mr. Ailes gets TTAG’s Irresponsible Gun Owner of the Day award. No chance of it sitting next to his TV awards, but a milestone achievement nonetheless.


The legality of the guns are between him and NYPD, but what I want to know is who made the door, and where can I get a door safe? I'm guessing the thing was there for years and nobody noticed anything unusual about it.

the basics of German gun and other weapon restrictions

from the "sling shot guy".

gun shop watchlist?

The idea is simple. A private network for verified Federal Firearms Licensees to share and report incidents they have with suspicious buyers, and communicate with each other. When one shop in the network posts an alert, other dealers within driving distance are alerted via email, in-app notification, and/or text message.

“FFLs deny gun purchases for all sorts of reasons; including mental health, straw sales, intoxication, violent comments in the store, etc. … FFLs are on the front line protecting our community from bad actors already. Why not make their jobs easier?” Banks argued.


The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives have often and repeatedly advised FFLs they have the right to refuse any sale they feel is unlawful or suspect.


Interesting idea, I don't see any objection to it.

any thoughts on Gadsden/Gay Pride flag hybrid?


Lessons learned from Westgate Mall.

from the guy that was head of INTERPOL at the time. I'll just let the video speak for itself.

Published on May 18, 2016
Ronald Noble, founder of RKN Global and former INTERPOL Secretary General, believes that guns in the right hands can protect the many innocent persons targeted for slaughter by terrorists. This is not an American argument, nor a political argument. In these horrific situations, law-abiding armed citizens have helped protect others and literally saved lives, and the world should be made aware of this reality.
This video shows how brave armed civilians helped hundreds of people survive the bloody massacre at the Westgate Shopping Mall just a few years ago. In the hands of law-abiding citizens, guns can and do save lives.
At RKN Global, Noble continues to provide the tools for governments, businesses and citizens to protect themselves against terrorism, identity theft, corruption, and passport fraud.
Ronald K. Noble is the founder of RKN Global and the Noble Newspaper of Security & Crime.
Between 2000-2014, Mr. Noble served as INTERPOL Secretary General. He became the first official to visit all of its 190 member countries and is credited with transforming INTERPOL into a global, 24/7 operation--regularly deploying Incident Response Teams (IRTs) worldwide in response to serious crimes, terrorist attacks, and natural disasters.


Would it be bad taste for a gun store to have a

gay pride sale, including discounts on training?

Wyoming Voices, Part 1

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