Monthly Archives: March 2009

THINKING ABOUT A GUN FOR EMERGENCIES?

People ask me what kind of gun to buy. I don’t know! It depends on what you want to do with it. The gun you need for an elephant hunt is much different that the one you need to pot … Continue reading

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THINKING ABOUT BUYING A GUN?

That’s a good thought. By all means do. But let me ask you a question before you reach for your wallet or purse. Are you a super careful person. One who always crosses the T’s and dots the i’s? The … Continue reading

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YOU NEVER KNOW WHAT WILL TURN UP

In preparing to digitize my 26 filing cabinets of gun control data to put on the web, I found a folder of news reports of various city administrations that severely under reported serious crime in their jurisdiction. The Rogues Gallery … Continue reading

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A TRANSLATOR HAS A TOUGH JOB

It is somewhere between difficult and impossible to properly translate one language into another. For example, King James ordered the Bible translated into English – and the result is much like wearing someone else’s clothes. You seldom “look right” and … Continue reading

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WER'E GETTING TO THE POINT!

Blogs are supposed to be fun – and if anyone has been following this (I’m afraid to look!) it probably has not been fun. At all. But I intended to write a gun blog, and the Alley is supposed to … Continue reading

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HOW MANY GUNS ARE TOO MANY?

In order to properly discuss some aspects of the “gun control question” we need a simple answer to a complex question. How many guns and how many gun owners are there in America? That’s a good question. I wish there … Continue reading

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A FEW WORDS ABOUT BRITISH GUN LAWS

Since the pro crime activist anti-gun nuts like to boast about “Gun free, crime free England’s low crime rate” I thought I would drop a synopsis of one of my gun control folders in here. Right now, as of March, … Continue reading

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SWING HIGH, SWING LOW

Since we are talking about homicides, how high can the homicide rate get? If their press can be believed, I know of at least three jurisdictions where the homicide rate is in excess of 500 per million population per year. … Continue reading

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SOME FACTS ABOUT MURDER

To fill in some necessary background before we get to the meat of the matter….. As a “rule of thumb” first approximation, the killer and the victim in 73 percent of the murders in a given jurisdiction in a specific … Continue reading

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CLEANING UP THE LOOSE ENDS

So far we have covered a some of the basics of gun control. We have talked about the fact that the probability that any restrictions on privately owned firearms or firearms owners will greatly increase violent crime is very great. … Continue reading

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