The-Guns Are Designed to Kill People-Conversation

Are guns really designed just for killing people? It sounds like a silly question, but I hear it asked or read it in articles or posts enough that I think it’s worth taking a moment to understand why someone might think that way, and challenge that presupposition in an honest, persuasive, and respectful way. Some…

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Why Does Anyone Need an AR 15 Rifle?

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When was the last time you heard that AR 15 assault rifles and other weapons of war have no place on our streets? Will banning or highly regulating all AR15 rifles make the average citizen safer? And who needs an AR 15 anyhow? Finally, what are the top reasons for owning an AR 15? I…

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Which States Have the Most Gun Owners?

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Firearm ownership is somewhat uniquely American. Of course, citizens of other countries own firearms. However, firearms have played a critical role in America throughout every period in our country’s history. America tops the list — According to a 2017 ‘Small Arms Survey,’ America boasted 120.5 per 1,000 citizens. That works out to roughly 200 to…

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Murder Rates Climb- ‘Worse Than A War Zone’ in Some Cities

Last week, ABC News published a piece titled ‘It’s just crazy’: 12 major cities hit all-time homicide records’. I’m not going to chalk this up to COVID, as is the customary practice these days. Instead, I want to lo at something interesting the report brought to light. Loing at the numbers — First, let’s remind ourselves…

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How Often Do You Clean Your Guns?

How frequently you clean your firearms is one of those topics people seem to like to debate. Should you clean ’em every time you shoot them, on a particular schedule, based on use, or just whenever you happen to get around to it? Here is what I do; I’m sure some readers will strongly disagree.…

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