Category Archives: Gun Control

Diane Feinstein and Her “Research”

1993, I GOT A BUNCH OF GUN MAGAZINES AND WENT THROUGH THEM AND DID A STUDY OF THE STATE OF THE ART OF THESE GUNS THEN. WE JUST WE DID THAT. I HAVE ON MY DESK THESE MAGAZINES THAT WILL SHOW THE STATE OF THE ART TODAY IN 2012.

She “got a bunch of magazines” to find out “the state of the art” about guns.

I found this link while reading Massad Ayoob’s recent blog post.

Is anyone else getting this? The Senator is drafting federal legislation based on a “study” of “a bunch of gun magazines.” She is proposing the most radical curtailment of this constitutionally protected property and activity using information obtained from what we disdainfully refer to as “gun rags.”

And would people please stop saying that she doesn’t want to take people’s guns?

In ’94 she wanted to take them all.

An Article I’ve Been Meaning to Write

I’ve been meaning to write an article about the Assault Weapons Ban. I don’t have to now since Kontra at the Kontradictions Blog has written it for me.

 

Why Not Renew the “Assault Weapons” Ban? Well, I’ll Tell You…

This article takes a point of view, but aims to do so in a way that members of both sides of the political spectrum can understand. I’ll try to give some idea as to why we on the political left roll our eyes at the rhetoric of the NRA, and how we in the “gun culture” can possibly defend something called “assault weapons”.

Read the rest here.

It is not often that I’d be willing to defend every statement made by someone else but I think this might hold true for Kontra’s article here.

Gun Control – The Positions

March 17th, 2011

Gun Control Debate

Do you have an opinion about the right to keep and bear arms? How educated is that opinion? You may find that your thoughts and feelings place you firmly on one side of the issue but have you heard what the other side has to say?

Below are links to a series of podcasts put out by Mark Vanderberg of the Gun Rights Advocates Podcast. He is a clear advocate for gun rights but what he has published here is a unique opportunity to hear real representatives of each side speak at some length about the positions they hold. I have included times when each speaker starts and stops so you can go immediately to the person you want to hear. If you are pressed for time then the must hear folks are John Lott in the first podcast and then all three on the second podcast. This will give you two speakers from each position.

This was a debate held at the Cooley Law School. The format is opening remarks followed by a too brief debate.

In order of appearance the participants are:

Part 1 (Download Link)
Beginning – 8:20 – Mark Vanderberg’s intro
8:20 – 16:47 – Introduction by William Wagner
16:47 – 48:19 – John Lott (Pro-Gun)
49:35 – 1:06:01 – James Manley (Pro-Gun)
1:07:00 – End – John Johnson (Anti-Gun)

Part 2 (Download Link)
Beginning – 15:39 – Mark Vanderberg’s intro
15:39 – 34:32 – Joshua Horwitz (Anti-Gun)
36:40 – 47:23 – Steven W. Dulan (Pro-Gun)
48:44 – 1:09:34 – Dennis A. Henigan (Anti-Gun)
1:09:34 – End – John Lott is given time to respond to Dennis A. Henigan’s claims.

Part 3 (Download Link)
Beginning – 12:48 – Mark Vanderberg’s introduction
12:48 – End – The Debate

Mr Vanderberg recognized what an important resource this was and out of his own pocket paid for a professional transcription of each section.