Conversations with Gun-Control Lunatics

Paraphrased for brevity and clarity: —– Me: Not that human rights should ever be negotiable, but if gun-control were really effective at saving lives, why is the murder rate so high in Chicago, which has some of the strictest gun control in the nation? Her: The crime in Chicago is high because of guns brought […]

TAK3N

You know, say what you will about Liam Neeson being a fascist, gun-grabbing lunatic. Or a totally hypocritical jackass in his uber-violent criminal movies. But at least he’s trying to make physics popular! I’m not sure what constant temperature (T) x The Glaisher-Kinkelin constant (A) x the equilibrium constant (K) x (3N) has to do […]

Upcoming Posts

I’ve been in an interesting discussion of religion on Twitter today. Since I was already planning a post on “Superstition, Mythology, Faith and Religion”, I’ve also queued up a post on “Religion and Violence”. Another upcoming topic will be an analysis of (or probably, rebuttal to) Wodarz and Komarova’s “Dependence of the Firearm-Related Homicide Rate […]

Take My Rights, Please!

Wendy Button has written an op-ed piece for the New York Times asking the Federal Government to repeal the Second Amendment. Because like, one time, she was totally in danger, but, like, the police saved her, and she totally suffers from depression, so if she had a gun, she’d kill herself. And, like, lots of […]

Executive Fiat

Well, I’ve been away for a little bit; mostly with training, some with illness. The big news right now is the battle which I hope is shaping up between Congress and the President, as President Obama issues executive order after executive order regarding victim disarmement. Several sheriffs have already posted on Facebook that no such […]

Victim Disarmament Legislation Being Introduced

Senator Feinstein is slated to introduce new victim disarmament legislation today, and we all know that the President is keen to sign as much of it as he can. This would be a great time to start contacting your Congressmen and letting reminding them that their job is to protect your rights. The Congressional Switchboard […]

Moving Targets

In a Twitter conversation last night, I was directed to a pro-victim-disarmament “study by Harvard University”. The link I was to follow never opened, but I did find their most recent study on my own (and I certainly agree with the author’s conclusions). On the contrary, the Harvard Injury Control Research Center has collected abstracts […]

NEJM: Political Agendae and Presumption of Guilt

“Those who surrender freedom for security will not have, nor do they deserve, either one.“–Benjamin Franklin According to Science Daily, Dr. Garen Wintermute is having a gun control article, published in last month’s New England Journal of Medicine, republished in the upcoming edition of the same magazine. In fact, both Science Daily and NEJM regularly […]

Twitter conversation on Gun Control

–“Assault Weapon” is a nonsense term used to create fear of an inanimate object. –Want to reduce violent attacks by psychos? Change HIPAA. –Want to reduce accidents and de-glamorize gun violence? Teach firearms safety in all schools. –Want to stop shooters from targeting schools? Make them hard targets. –Want a 40% increase in violent crime […]