Hoplology 101

Here’s another clarifying and informative piece by Sean Davis on firearms: 14 Things Everyone Should Understand About Guns.

(I say “another” above because we’ve linked to Mr. Davis’s articles, such as this one, before.)

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13 Comments

  1. JK says

    Dammit!

    I had that bookmarked Malcolm for … well you know.

    Posted January 26, 2016 at 9:55 pm | Permalink
  2. Musey says

    There’s not a lot to say really because you’re not open to discussion. It is a fact that outside of the USA we do not have a right to own guns, and I think that is right.

    Old laws made for different times are not a great way to go about things today So, shoot me.

    Posted January 27, 2016 at 2:01 am | Permalink
  3. Whitewall says

    Musey, I am unarmed, so I say good morning. Old laws maybe so, but the oldest of all laws are those of human nature. Times change, but the hearts of men never do. If you are keeping up with the ongoing tragedy of Europe being strangled by “migrant” Islam, with the cooperation of their own governments, then the need for an armed citizen is clear. Those people are unprotected for the moment. An armed man is a citizen, an unarmed man is a subject…in Americanese at least.

    Hope you are enjoying your summer season.

    Posted January 27, 2016 at 8:13 am | Permalink
  4. JK says

    G’day Musey, Whitewall,

    It is a fact that outside of the USA we do not have a right to own guns, and I think that is right.

    You might Musey, amend that to say “We do not have a right to buy certain sorts of guns” because as I’m (yes, news gets as far away as Arkansas, North Carolina and [gasp] even New Zealand).

    In spite of, as Whitewall alludes to “the cooperation of their own governments” nature abhors a vacuum.

    http://www.whaleoil.co.nz/2015/10/due-to-overwhelming-demand-austria-has-run-out-of-shot-guns/

    Posted January 27, 2016 at 11:09 am | Permalink
  5. “It is a fact that outside of the USA we do not have a right to own guns, …”

    That is, in fact, a false statement. In many countries, besides the USA, people have the right (with varying degrees of government control) to own guns.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Number_of_guns_per_capita_by_country

    Posted January 27, 2016 at 12:57 pm | Permalink
  6. Whitewall says

    JK, that link sent my McAfee protector into spasms of hysteria. So I backed out. I notice the Cologne, Germany cops had a hand in trying to cover up that Massive NYE assaults against women by Muslim culture enrichers. The government tried, the mayor tried and the cops tried and failed. Bloggers and social media got the news with pictures out to the world. If the authorities won’t protect half the target population, it is up to the male species to obey primal instinct by any means necessary. Guns will soon find there way to Western Europe and probably from the East. Kind of like money and weapons used to filter into Central America from Mexico, Guatemala and off shore…if you get my drift.

    Posted January 27, 2016 at 1:18 pm | Permalink
  7. Whitewall says

    Henry, that chart made me feel totally inadequate. I own a humble single barrel shotgun. That’s it. Whatever shall I do?

    Posted January 27, 2016 at 1:27 pm | Permalink
  8. Malcolm says

    Musey:

    There’s not a lot to say really because you’re not open to discussion.

    “Not open to discussion”?

    Moi??

    Posted January 27, 2016 at 1:49 pm | Permalink
  9. Well, Robert, I am not now, nor have I ever been before (nor do I ever intend to become), an owner of any sort of firearm. That is why I appreciate the fervor with which American gun owners cling to their guns (and, optionally, their bibles). I rely on the overwhelming majority of legal gun owners in America to protect me from the minority of legal (and, most especially, illegal) owners of guns who present a danger to people like me.

    Posted January 27, 2016 at 1:59 pm | Permalink
  10. JK says

    Hey Henry,

    I rely on the overwhelming majority of legal gun owners …

    I ought say upfront what y’all fellow readers likely expect is, likely accurate.

    But I’m not gonna. (Though I expect in Malcolm’s archives …)

    When I’m within oh, maybe 50 miles or so of my hometurf with the iffy exception of the northerly direction, I likewise do Henry, as you do. But I enjoy the advantage of (Trigger Alert: a JKism) Rurality.

    Also I take care not to patronize shops where firearms are prohibited.

    And the last movie I watched in a honest-to-God theater was when The Outlaw Josie Wales still had the dew on it.

    “Reasonable Precautions” I calls it.

    Much as my fellows may disagree to my conveniences.

    Posted January 27, 2016 at 2:37 pm | Permalink
  11. Malcolm says

    I’ll link to this again. Seems apt.

    Posted January 27, 2016 at 2:44 pm | Permalink
  12. Whitewall says

    Thanks Malcolm. Very timely. From the link:
    “..denial can be seductive, but it has an insidious side effect. For all the peace of mind deniers think they get by saying it isn’t so, the fall they take when faced with new violence is all the more unsettling. Denial is a save-now-pay-later scheme, a contract written entirely in small print, for in the long run, the denying person knows the truth on some level.” The western world is at the moment of truth.

    Posted January 27, 2016 at 3:14 pm | Permalink
  13. “But what if you have a capacity for violence and a deep love for your fellow citizens? Then you are a sheepdog, a warrior, someone who is walking the hero’s path.”

    I honor and thank all our American sheepdogs. And speaking of honor, here is my own personal truth:

    “Honor and good sense can only be lost. What you must fight for is Liberty.”

    Posted January 27, 2016 at 3:55 pm | Permalink