High Drag, Low Speed

January 26, 2013

Another heart warming story

Filed under: Gear,Gun Rights,Self Defense — hdls @ 2:50 am

brought to you by guns.

Home Intruders Decide Not to Stick Around After Seeing Their ‘Victim’ Holding an AR-15

After seeing the barrel of an AR-15 staring them in the face, the two men fled from the apartment. No shots were fired and no one was injured. In fact, the rifle wasn’t even loaded at the time of the incident, Raymond said.


January 21, 2013

Gun use infographic

Filed under: Gun Rights — hdls @ 5:26 pm

There are lots of statistics about gun use flying around right now. But a picture is worth a thousand words.

Overinflated statistics

Filed under: Gun Rights — hdls @ 6:35 am


Over at the Huffington Post a commentator, who goes by  the handle “Chi Man Sam”, makes the claim:

More than 500 children die annually from accidental gunshots. Some shoot themselves, while others kill friends or siblings after discovering a gun.

That pegged my bullshit meter. 500 is a pretty big number so I did a littlie checking and found this.

Keep in mind that the international standard for “childhood” ends at the 16th birthday. 16 to 21 year olds are “young adults, and over 21 are “adults.” Some gun control advocates have been known to use 65 as the cutoff age for childhood. With that caution, let’s look at the Center For Disease Control numbers for Childhood Deaths.

While the gun banners like to say 10,000 children a day, 500 a day, or some other absurd number of children die in firearms accidents, the Center For Disease Control counts death certificates and says the true number killed in a gun accident for 2010, the last year data is available, is just one and four tenths a week. And even that total includes a substantial number of childhood suicides that coroners have chosen to list as “accidents.”

You can click on the image on the right, where the total is given as 73, or go to the CDC’s WISQUARS site and confirm this chart. Scroll to the bottom, change to “top 20″ causes of death, set the age range to <1 through 15 and let the program do its thing. You will get a pair of vertical charts, and click on the bright blue “unintentional deaths” box to get a chart just like that one.

Quite a big gap between those numbers.

January 14, 2013

Confused about “assault weapons”?

Filed under: Gun Rights — hdls @ 10:32 pm

Here’s a great site that helps bring clarity to the discussion.

December 29, 2012

The 2013 Assault Weapons Ban

Filed under: Gun Rights — hdls @ 2:50 am

A good video that describes what is in Feinstein’s Assault Weapons ban. It isn’t limited to Evil Black Rifles – she wants your shotguns and pistols as well.

(h/t to Bravo Company on Facebook)

Every woman should have a CPL

Filed under: Gun Rights,Self Defense — hdls @ 2:44 am

This is why.

“Thing is, he’s going to kill me.”

“Have you gone to the police?”

“Yes, of course I have.”

“And what happened?”

She shakes her head from side to side, wraps spindly arms protectively around her chest.

“I got a restraining order against Ned — that’s my ex. But you know what good that is, don’t you?”

“Tell me.”

She inscribes a big zero in the air.

Even if you don’t own a gun, get a CPL. Even if you think you’ll never need a gun, get a CPL. Even if you hate guns, get a CPL.

In my state, if a woman has a CPL she can walk into a gun store and walk out with a pistol the same day. I suspect “waiting periods” have killed more women than they have saved.

(h/t to Kathy Jackson and A Girl and Her Gun)

December 26, 2012

I did my bit for today

Filed under: Gun Rights — hdls @ 7:39 pm

I wrote to my Senators and Congressman. Have you?

December 22, 2012

Three arguments for gun rights

Filed under: Gun Rights — hdls @ 1:56 am

President Obama wants to “have a conversation” about gun control. Whether we want to or not, we – as gun rights advocates – must engage in this conversation. We need to active participants in this conversation. We must be willing, and eager, to have this conversation.

Folks, this is our chance to change minds. This is our change to make this the last stand for the gun control advocates.

As we advocate for gun rights we need to reach out to our the folks around us on this issue. We need to reach out and connect with them in a way that is persuasive and personal. We need to reach people where they are at. If a person is having a strong, emotional response that leads them to support gun control all the facts in the world isn’t going to change their mind. Connecting with them on an emotion level just might.

With that introduction out of the way here are three good arguments in favor of gun rights.

If you find blog posts, articles, comments, whatever that are effective in advancing the cause of gun rights please send them to me.

December 20, 2012


Filed under: Gun Rights — hdls @ 10:28 pm

Off-duty policewoman uses her gun to stop a mass shooting at a theater

Filed under: Gun Rights,Self Defense — hdls @ 10:24 pm

If you want to stop an active shooter, you need to confront them with an armed response. That works. Nothing else does.


Story from WOAI News.


 Two people are hospitalized after a gunman chased terrified restaurant patrons into the lobby of the Santikos Mayan 14 movie theater during a showing of “The Hobbit” last night, 1200 WOAI news reports.

Police detectives and sheriff’s investigators say the incident started in the China Garden Restaurant on Southwest Military Drive about 9 PM Sunday, when an employee of the restaurant walked in looking for a woman.

When the woman, who officials say is also a restaurant employee, wasn’t there, the man pulled a gun and attempted to open fire in the restaurant but his weapon jammed.

“It started at the restaurant and then went into the parking lot and then into the movie theater,” Deputy Lou Antu told 1200 WOAI news.

Investigators say some of the terrified restaurant patrons poured into the movie theater, and the gunman followed.

He opened fire, shooting one…

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