I Know That Gun!

So Ryan and I were talking about shown ideas for Handgun Radio, and I suggested famous INDIVIDUAL handguns.

Well he liked the idea, and the rest was history!

DirtyBeard
Me with the Dirty Harry S&W M29
Enjoy!

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Images of the Antis: PLCAA

haven’t done one of these in a while:

PLCAA Anti

Oh you goofy antis!

Let’s just apply a little logic to the hand-wringing buffoons. So we have Glock, Bushmaster, and Colt in the naughty-list, but we know that applies to ALL gun makers, because that’s what the Protection of Lawful Commerce in Arms Act protects.

So on the “Liable” side we have Nyquill, Absolut, and GovernmentGeneral Motors. So the Patent Medicine (maybe the pharma industry in general), The Auto Industry, and alcohol.

Let’s just start with booze because, well I’m enjoying a cocktail right now, and the deaths associated with my love of cocktails is WAYYYY higher than my love of fine firearms!

Excessive alcohol use is a leading cause of preventable death. This dangerous behavior accounted for approximately 88,000 deaths per year from 2006–2010, and accounted for 1 in 10 deaths among working-age adults aged 20–64 years. Excessive alcohol use shortened the lives of those who died by about 30 years.

I don’t know any victims of gun violence, but I know a few people who have committed suicide, and yeah, most of them used a gun. Still if you have firearms you live a long healthy life, or you don’t, there are no adverse effects to gun ownership….meanwhile I know people who have drank themselves to death, but I also know people who likely have health issues from years of abusing alcohol….even my excessive gun collection hasn’t done that!!

And do we see lawsuits when somebody dies of organ failure from heavy alcohol abuse? When an alcoholic gets fired from their job for drunkenness? When some high school seniors die in a fiery wreck after getting loaded? NO! Nope, you accept the abuse of the abuser, and you sue the drunk that caused you damages. The person that brewed or fermented the beverages that abused is irrelevant.

Hey, what about the NyQuil? Well turns out that’s a heavily abused over-the-counter drug! Due parents sue Vics when their kids get all fucked up on DXM? Nope, they deal with the problem behavior of the child.

On a wider scale, I can’t turn on the radio without hearing about the Opioid abuse problem in this country. Do people sue the pharma companies for making Oxicodone, Vicodin, Morphine, and Codine? Of course not, again, action is taken against the PERSON abusing, not the people making the substance abused.

We talked about drunk driving….again, no suing of the auto makers.

Hell from Center from American Progress’ own literature:

The law includes some narrow exceptions for permissible civil lawsuits against gun
manufacturers and dealers, including for knowingly transferring a gun to a person with
the knowledge that they intended to use it in a crime of violence; violating state or federal laws governing the conduct of the gun industry; negligent entrustment; breach of a
contract; or limited cases involving harm to individuals caused by design defects.

So, you know, the EXACT same grounds we can sue those companies. If Absolut made a batch of vodka that was 40% Methanol rather than ethanol, they’d be sued out of existence, but a college student asphyxiating on their own vomit after funneling a bottle of said vodka, no lawsuit….

A car with faulty airbags that cause injury or death can be sued….but a teen texting while driving slamming into a rock wall? NO LAWSUIT!!!

We’ve seen tons of lawsuits about bad drugs, but when good drugs are used wrong? You guessed it! NO LAWSUIT!!!

Before the PLCAA there were lots of bullshit lawsuits against gun makers who did nothing wrong….the courts saw that too, but it didn’t change that lawyers and court fees needed to be paid. The antis were going to rinse and repeat until the company can’t keep up with the bills.

Cue the PLCAA to stop the abuse, but honesty has never been a strong suit of the anti-gunners!

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Gunblog Variety Cast Ep 86: Will Hillary use NATO to attack the NRA with Cosmo Couples?

Heh good title

Blurb:

Adam and Sean bring you Episode 86 of The GunBlog VarietyCast – Will Hillary use NATO to attack the NRA with Cosmo Couples?

Erin Palette finally explains what she means by “Groupness.”

Just when she thought she was out, Trump drags her back in. Nicki Kenyon just wants to talk about NATO, but talking about NATO means talking about Trump talking about NATO.

We didn’t think she could join us, but Beth Alcazar managed to get in at the last moment from US Concealed Carry Association headquarters. She and her friend Katie Strupp discuss the USCCA Concealed Carry Expo in Atlanta, Georgia 4/29/16 through 5/1/2016

What are the differences in rechargeable batteries? Well in Silicon Graybeard is happy to let us know

And did you see that “Cosmo Women Berate their Men for Owning Guns!” video? Weer’d has. And you know what that means! Time for another patented Weer’d Audio Fisk!™

Thank you for downloading, listening, and subscribing. You are subscribed, right?
Thanks also to Firearms Policy Coalition for their support. Go toStopNewsome.net to help FPC crush Governor Newsome’s ammo ban.
And a special thanks to our sponsor, Law of Self Defense. Use discount code “Variety” at checkout for 10% off.
Upcoming Law of Self Defense seminars
August 7 – North Carolina specific – Raleigh, NC
August 13 – Oregon and Washington specific – Sherwood, OR
August 20 – Tenessee and Kentucky specific – Nashville, TN
October 15 – Arizona specific – Glendale, AZ
October 16 – New Mexico and Texas specific – Las Cruces, NM

GBVC Sink

Enjoy!

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No Squirrel Report: Emergency Backup Podcast Deployed

Alan is feeling under the weather, so no Squirrel Report….but Ratus called me up and we chatted for a while.
Hopefully it’ll scratch the itch!

Gun-Blog-Variety-Cast-Turlit-1.0

I had to use that graphic again!

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Drink Pornography

Just amazing!

The images are scintillating, the talk is deep and true…..I need a drink!

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Handgun Radio Does the Guns of TV

Don’t watch a ton of TV, but I do love me some guns, so when I DO watch TV I care about what the guns are.

So Join Ryan and I talk about some of our favorite guns that graced the Small Screen!

(one of my favorite actors, playing one of my favorite fictitious characters, carrying my favorite carry gun!!!)

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Gunblog Variety Cast: Ep 85

No cute title, just an eight followed by a five.

But does a rose by any other name smell less sweet?

**UPDATE** Ooops, it’s actually called “The Parkers do the Hot Brass Dance on Public Service Radio”….good title!

Adam and Sean host another great episode of The GunBlog VarietyCast.

Well, it’s great even though the bratty kid sister of the gunblogosphere, Erin Palette was off enjoying herself shooting a Squad Automatic Weapon and a silenced lever action .45/70 rifle. Presumably not at the same time. She will return next week.

Nicki Kenyon has worked her way through all the Democrats in the race, including Donald Trump, so she thought she’d talk about Ted Cruz’s foreign policy.

We’ve all seen that woman who shows up to the range in all the wrong clothes. Beth Alcazar is here to give you ladies some sartorial advice so you can be safe and ready to train on the range.

I always thought that listening in on fire and police radio was just a matter of buying a cheap scanner. Silicon Graybeard says it’s not quite so simple any more. There’s this thing called “Trunking…”

And pretty much everyone’s heard of Andy Parker, the father of the unfortunate Alison Parker, murdered on camera while filming an interview in Virginia. Andy Parker has tried to turn himself into the face of gun control, and so appeared alongside The Alchemist, Colin Goddard on CBS’s anti-gun program “Guns and America.” Well you know what that means. It’s time for another patented Weer’d Audio Fisk™

Thank you for downloading, listening, and subscribing. You are subscribed, right?
Thanks also to Firearms Policy Coalition for their support. Go to StopNewsome.net to help FPC crush Governor Newsome’s ammo ban.
And a special thanks to our sponsor, Law of Self Defense. Use discount code “Variety” at checkout for 10% off.
Upcoming Law of Self Defense seminars
April 9 – Massachusetts and Rhode Island specific – Reheboth, MA
August 7 – North Carolina specific – Raleigh, NC
August 13 – Oregon and Washington specific – Sherwood, OR
August 20 – Tenessee and Kentucky specific – Nashville, TN
October 15 – Arizona specific – Glendale, AZ
October 16 – New Mexico and Texas specific – Las Cruces, NM

GBVC Sink

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And Now For Some Anti-Gun Derp

So most of the time now, when I’m talking guns I’m doing it in podcasts….but sometimes when you see some really lame text articles, text is the way to fly!

So first up we have this….well this:

No, you can’t carry concealed weapons into our child-proofed, gun-free home

Yep, that’s the title! Let’s dive in!

Let me be clear: I do not care what adults decide to do in their spare time. If that involves target shooting at the gun range or having a carousing night out at the local bar, I simply don’t care. (I just hope the two activities aren’t combined.)

But let me follow that by saying that I do care what my children are exposed to and I certainly care what happens in my home. My curious children freely play in a home environment I have worked hard to ensure is safe. To that extent, I am adamant about keeping guns outside our doors.

My husband and I decided when our first son came home with us from the safe little hospital where everything was pastel and rubbery that we were going to keep all guns far away from our house. We’ve read the statistics on how many toddlers are killed (or kill others) by accidentally finding loaded guns. Since I am supposed to do everything in my power to keep life-threatening risks to my kids down, I figured keeping guns away from them was a good start.

Ok so let’s lead strong….BULLSHIT!! So first have a Look at the CDC data: Firearms don’t even factor in until teen years, some of that is suicide, but a big piece of that is gang recruitment. Our lovely author lives in lilly-white central New York, so probably not too much of a concern there. But look at those OTHER injuries: Motor Vehicle deaths are the big one for young children. Does she own a car? Does she drive? Does she live near a public road?? Wayy more of a risk than a gun….but of course that’s also not political issue. Drowning is pretty big, Pool? Bathtub? Toilets?

Who knows how locked down her house is…my sister-in-law had safety locks on the toilet seat lids….those sucked, and we never adopted those. We have gates on our stairs, but a gate is only as good as you use it…LaWeer’da has walked past an open gate and taken stairs on her own…I don’t like it, and try to avoid it, but she’s pretty good at it now.

And of course that auto death both involves toddlers darting out into traffic, or playing kids getting backed over, but also getting into a traffic accident while transporting your wee little one.

Again, all these points are more valid, but less politically charged! You’ll see a theme here.

Surprisingly, despite living in a relatively safe and sheltered suburban community, this has been harder to accomplish than I thought. As of a report from July 2014, the number of Americans with a permit to carry a concealed weapon was a staggering 11.1 million. What are the odds that one day a new friend of ours is going to come for a playdate with a gun (legally) hidden in their diaper bag? With numbers like that, the odds are not in our favor.

So first we have the cute little slippery slope of anti-gunners. In 1993 the antis told us we needed to do background checks at FFL sales. Today they tell us that panacea is no good, and we need to OUTLAW private sales so ALL gun transfers come with a background check.

But now this lovely snowflake says even if you pass a background check, and even have training, NO you’re still no good and not safe. See a pattern here? Also Gun hidden in a diaper bag? I’m sure SOMEBODY is that stupid…but….yeah seriously, she said that!

Even quite a few of our family members have surprised us by becoming gun hobbyists in the past few years, owning Smith & Wessons they received permits to have on them at all times. Luckily, my husband and I are on the same page and our family members have respected our decision. It has been pleasantly easy (and we deemed it necessary) to have conversations with our kin. But it is not so easy to talk about this with the mommy’s group I invite over for a playdate or the plumber coming to check my toilet.

So she starts out reasonable, finds out family members have guns and carry….so she asks them not to carry at her house. Whatever gets you through the night. Still the Mommy group or the plumber? How well do you know these people. You might have known your plumber for years, and you might be best friends with the mommy group….in which case just talk to them…if you don’t, why are you giving them all the trust in the world??? Keep an eye on strangers in your house and near your children. Not because everybody is a creeper, but because the PERSON if they ARE a creeper will be a much bigger threat to your kids, and to you, than somebody with a CCW and a gun.

What we haven’t discussed as a community, what has been affecting my family in a real way, is when visitors bring a concealed gun into our house. They do so legally but sometimes we aren’t even aware until much later, sometimes I fear we are never aware. The horrible situation my mind concocts of children rifling through a bag and discovering a loaded shiny object that I didn’t realize was on my property frightens me.

Translation: I will be frightened and hysterical about ANYTHING! If I have no reason, I will INVENT one! Who knows if people have been carrying in your home without your knowledge. If you never found out, I guess it isn’t a big deal, huh? And again, there is some legitimacy to a kid rifling through a bag with a gun. Us in the firearms community are doing our best to warn against the dangers of off-body carry and letting people know they should really be carrying ON body (like in a belt or pocket holster) or if they do carry in a purse or bag, it’s ON BODY, ie that purse is ALWAYS on your arm, preferably across your shoulder and in your direct control.

If you’d stop screeching about imaginary boogie men and helped us educate the populace we’d be safer….but again, not as politically charged….

After seeking ways I could make our house rules clear and enforceable, I was hopeful I could simply post a “no weapons allowed” decal on my front door. That would make my intentions clear while simultaneously avoiding awkward situations. It was the ultimate passive way to accomplish what I wanted. But what I have read is that this is not necessarily legally binding and may not even be honored. In fact, during my research, I found many recent articles from gun activist groups advocating that such decals be actively ignored.

We’ll touch a little bit on the “Binding signage” in a second. Still who would be so stupid to declare on their own home they are a Gun Free Zone, and criminals will get zero resistance from the grass-eaters inside….oh

Since my home is my private property, I do have some rights, of course. For example, if I discover that there is a concealed weapon in my home, I am free to threaten the carrier with trespassing charges until they leave. But even that isn’t necessarily guaranteed: it requires me to know they have a gun first of all and there seems to be some confusion about what is legally appropriate if the person still refuses to leave (not to mention they are armed and I am now in an altercation with them).

Again, this is all you need. Of course she’s again being hysterical, because there are exactly ZERO cases of a property owner, or shop keeper getting murdered for asking an armed individual to disarm or leave…but politically charged, and fear-mongering.

As more Americans get their concealed carry permits, the best way I can find to navigate this issue is to ask anyone before entering our house if they have a gun on them. If they refuse to leave it in their car, I can refuse them entry. It won’t make me friends and playdates will now be incredibly more awkward to set up, but at least my home can stay gun-free for my kids. It is a big, ugly conversation that seems worth risking.

Implying that upholstering in the care is both SAFER, and smarter…..but again she’s not a rational human being.

Now from Big Daddy Bloomberg:

On March 16, an 11-year-old child in Queens, New York, found a loaded .380-caliber handgun under his grandfather’s bed and brought it to his elementary school. The following day, another Queens boy was arrested after brandishing a loaded .38-caliber revolver in a high school stairwell. The next week in neighboring Brooklyn, a middle school student was arrested after administrators found an unloaded 9mm handgun and two magazines in his backpack.

So first up this is in NEW YORK CITY! Really the current gun control capital of America since Chicago and DC have been stripped of their stupid laws by the courts. But hey, they actually link the stories for these guns.

First the “.380”:

The boy told police the gun belonged to his grandfather – Kenneth V. Miley, 54, of Queens, prosecutors said.

The boy said further that he had gotten the gun from under his grandfather’s bed and that he knows how to load and unload it, prosecutors said.

It’s a hi-point, not sure if it’s a .380 or a 9×19, the report is very conflicting. So it was Grandpappy’s home defense gun?

Miley allegedly told police the firearm was indeed under his bed, and said he had found it and was going to walk into a police precinct and hand it over, prosecutors said. Police allegedly found two rounds of ammunition under a bed at Miley’s home, prosecutors said.

Yeah right! No Grand Dad was likely a criminal, who had bought the gun on the black market…Funny how that works.

The .38?

A gun-toting Queens teen menaced a classmate Thursday with a weapon smuggled into their school — the second report of an armed public school student in just three days, police said.

….The 15-year-old suspect sneaked the loaded .38-caliber handgun into the building inside his bookbag and was spotted flashing the gun during an argument with a group of students, police sources said.

Sounds again like gang activity, but we have this gem:

Erica Ford, founder of the Life Camp anti-violence program, defended the teen suspect as someone who made a mistake.

He’s a wonderful young man,” she said.

“The character of this young man is not a young thug who carries a gun and wants to hurt people.”

I really get the impression these “Anti-Violence Camps” really just make the problem worse. Let’s see a 15 year old young man bringing an illegal gun to school to threaten people in arguments….nothing thuggish about that!!!!

The other case is likely more of the same with fractured inner city families and gang relations….but yeah the REAL problem is GUNS!!!!

We obviously need more GUN CONTROL….you know like New York City!!!

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Very Close to the Truth

So C-90 sent me this video!

What’s hilarious is LaWeer’da is always heading off to work. She’ll put on her backpack or grab a purse (she has one filled with expired train tickets for added effect) and say “Goodbye, I’m heading to work!”.

She’s got a few jobs, she works locally at a Diner that is owned and operated by Santa Clause where she cooks various dishes in an ever changing menu. Tho the building she claims the diner to be in is an office park a short walk from the house, she actually pointed out her car, a white BMW in the parking lot.

She also takes the train to work at her job in Boston, she doesn’t share exactly what that job is….I hope it’s legal!

Cooking

She’s certainly a good cook!

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Mike the Gun Guy and his Interesting Behavior

Ok, so you know me, and you know what I do. I’m the former anti-gunner who has seen the error of his ways and now seeks out other anti-gunners to debate.

I used to be much worse, I’d find any paste-eating idiot who MIGHT say something REMOTELY anti-gun, and start “Debating” with them. Of course a crazy-person isn’t going to be able to functionally debate, they aren’t ACTUALLY a person who poses a threat to our 2nd Amendment, AND if I cause enough of a fracas, it might drive traffic to a corner of the internet that was empty and was probably best left empty…so I have nothing to gain, and I’m technically giving aid and comfort to the enemy.

I realized I kinda had a problem, and so I came up with my personal rules of Engagement: I will only engage anti-gun politicians, anti-gun lobbyists (ie people who have the ears of said politicians) and anti-gun law enforcement. These are people who DIRECTLY threaten our rights. When I take them down, I take down an AGENDA, not just a lone person.

Still I debate the antis because I enjoy it, and everything in moderation, I occasionally toss the gauntlet….but I just keep the end results to myself if they aren’t a “Fair Target”.

So this leads up to Mike “The Gun Guy” Weisser. He’s a (current or former) gun shop owner in Western Massachusetts who loves Michael Bloomberg and gun control and runs an anti-gun blog and writes for the Huffington Post.

I got a LOT of people asking if I’d address him in my blog. Especially when this little feud came out:

Personally I think Colion probably could have let this sleeping dog lie….still he wasn’t attacking Weisser alone, but the Huffington Post who hosts him, and therefore endorses his idiocy.

Still, At best Mike is a lonely guy who runs a gunshop that does moderate business and caters to hunters (at least as far as I can tell with the reviews of his shop online), written a few anti-gun books that have had lukewarm sales, regularly writes in a blog that has near zero readership, writes for the Huffington Post…. Really the closest he gets to being a threat is he sometimes volunteers for whatever Michael Bloomberg shell group de-jour.

Also his blog posts are REALLY boring! He just sticks to basic talking points and whatever “Studies” and stories that’s being covered by all the other Bloomie fans. The best I have is he REALLY doesn’t like the idea of blacks or women owning guns, and keeps repeating that NO it’s ALL WHITE MEN ONLY!!!! Colion took care of that shit better than I could.

Also he owns a gun shop….but apparently knows NOTHING about guns. But little gotcha snipes like naming wrong magazine sizes, or his allegedly carrying a Glock sans holster in a coat pocket, and other things are really catty bullshit.

So I haven’t mentioned him here or on any of my podcasts because he really isn’t even worth my time.

….Still he has an open comments section on his blog. But HE doesn’t actually participate much in that, mostly just leaving pro-gun opinions unchallenged, or giving mono-syllabic non-responses.

But there is one fellow who does regularly comment there. A man named Brent Gurtek. I first saw Brent Online on Joan Peterson’s blog. Brent is a friend of Joan’s and a volunteer for Joan’s Joyce-Group funded Protect Minnesota. Brent makes his living making classic-styled muzzleloader firearms….this makes him the go-too “I’m a gun owner butt” for Joan and her ilk.

I’m not going to link to Mike’s Blog, you can Google “Mike the Gun Guy” and you’ll find it. Still for reasons you’ll find perfectly clear I did take a screen capture JUST IN CASE of the post I’ll be talking about.

That above link is just a HUGE JPEG of the website taken last night. Honestly I don’t think I’ve even read the post in question, he’s really a terrible writer and I wonder how he manages to fill books. Still in the Comments Brent Chimes in about how MIKE should lead the anti-gun charge. I fire back that they can change leadership all they want, but gun control is a political loser no matter who speaks for it.

Go ahead and read the link, it’s pretty standard. Brent shoots back with some factually incorrect trash like “Background Checks save lives” and “Most people WANT universal Background Checks”, I point out it’s true he doubles down…blah blah blah! Seriously this shit is probably just fun for me.

Then it gets fun….so for future reference quoted text in BOLD is me, standard is Brent or Mike.

Everything you just said, in that last statement, including “and” and “the” are incorrect, weather it is because you are lying or because you are so steeped in anti-gun propaganda is of little concern to me as present company has zero chance of impacting gun policy in America, and the public is onto the nefarious plans of your masters.

And Brent Responds with:

I’m far, far from anti-gun. And I’m neither lying or am I a puppet of anyone. Facts are, linear studies of tightly written & properly funded background check laws have shown noticeable drops in gun violence. The trouble in this country is finding BC laws with those qualities. Plus local or state laws can’t be nearly as effective as those passed on the federal level.

Well except if you Google “Brent Gurtek” your first hit is his website were you can order a GORGEOUS muzzleloader firearm. Seriously his guns look AMAZING. I can’t recommend you BUY any of them, as a portion of your money will likely find it’s way into anti-gun coffers, and there are lots of people who do work just as good without being anti-gun.

Oh yeah, Brent Says he isn’t anti-gun, nor a puppet:

Hmmm, Brent testifying in Minnesota as a guest of Joyce Funded Protect Minnesota, supporting a renewed and more strict version of the 1994 Assault Weapons ban, and giving the standard anti-gun boilerplate. ie “Assault Weapons” are more deadly because they use LESS powerful cartridges than deer guns (that fact alone was probably the tipping point for me leaving the gun control side) and because they manage recoil and are accurate ect they’re super deadly and should be banned!!!11!!!

Now in full disclosure Brent has contacted me essentially saying things like “Assault Weapons” bans aren’t useful, and he’s REALLY a moderate guy. He was polite, so I will continue to talk to him, and I will right now not directly quote him unless I get permission.

Still that above video is pretty damning, and while I too was anti-gun and saw the light, I haven’t seen enough evidence to discount what is presented in the video.

So in the comments I told Bent he was lying, and detailed all his connections to gun banning groups and his own direct effort to ban guns. I also noted that it was interesting that a man who makes his living making guns that are outside ATF oversight is calling for bans on modern firearms. A bit of a conspiracy, but if we banned cars tomorrow the horse breeders and the buggy whip makers would be AWFULLY happy….

So shortly after I posted this my phone beeped and the message read “Email from Mike Weisser. Remember this post? I assumed I was being banned from the site for being pro-gun at an anti-gun party. Oh well it was fun while it lasted.

The email was even EXACTLY what you’d expect from a gun banner:

Why don’t you go fuck yourself? Okay? Happy?

I used to be somewhat polite in responding to jerk-offs like you and would disregard not only your utter stupidity but the endless insulting language, etc.

But what’s the point? You don’t want to do anything except show people like Brent what an asshole you really are. So I’ll repeat what I said above: Why don’t you just go fuck yourself and take all your dip-shit ideas with you.

Hehe, seriously is anybody else amused by this shit, but me? I really do think I have a problem.

I respond:

You’re too kind, Mike.

Btw is anything I said untrue?

Best wishes with your continuing political and policy failures.

So now here’s the interesting part. First up I then went to the blog….and it was all still there! Yeah re-read that, even as I type this EVERYTHING is still up! Strange. So not to waste good materiel on an away game I double-down in the comment section.

And because he doesn’t want to respond to his own posts, Mike has just emailed me and told me to *Expletive* Myself.

Have I said anything untrue? I will admit I am not charitable to people looking to strip the rights from innocent people and make public safety worse in this country.

But I will only speak the truth, blunt and to the point, but the truth.

Ok so predictably on the website Mike finally chimes in:

You wouldn’t know the truth if it hit you in the face.

YAWN! Such a standard non-response. We call that victory right there. A Standing 8 Count in Boxing. It’s not a knockout, but the fighter is unable to continue, victory for the pro-gun side.

Except here’s where it gets weird. At the same time (like within seconds of each other if Google and his Blog Server are working off the same clock) Mike sends me this…sit down to read this:

Everything you said was absolutely correct. Do you think he really cares about truth or honesty?

From: Weer’d Beard [mailto:[email protected]]
Sent: Thursday, March 24, 2016 5:39 PM
To: Mike Weisser
Subject: Re: Your comment to Brent

I just copied the whole email just because even I had to read it like three times to make sure my eyes weren’t playing tricks on me….was that a typo? Pretty complicated, but well structured sentence to be a drunk email or something. Also if you say “incorrect” or change “you” to “he”, it doesn’t make as much sense. Really I read that so many times because I couldn’t believe it! A moment of truth from an anti-gunner.

Well first up, I respect your honesty (tho I note your complete 180 response on the public website, which shows either the above email is a typo or you are putting on a facade)

No, I don’t think anybody who is willing to run a blog or write books such as yours, or give testimony in front of legislatures that is as contrived as Brent for a law that is as much of a known loser as an AWB, cares a whit about truth, honesty, or public safety. You all have your own personal agendas that you keep deeply private because they would show your dishonesty as well as your contempt for your fellow person. I know there is NO hope to get you to “see the light” because you are well aware of the truth and why our side fights the way we do, and for your own reason you want no part in it.

Nope, I engage in debate with anti-gunners for multiple reasons.

#1. Anti-gun activists HATE debate and crush it whenever possible. There are currently TWO anti-gun blogs with ANY readership that allow relatively unfettered comments. That is your blog, as well as Armed With Reason. I will also note that like your blog, the proprietors no longer participate in discussion on the blog.

#2. You have pro-gun readers and I’d like to show them how to stand up to anti-gun propaganda, and it’s quite moralizing for a pro-gun 3rd party to read an exchange like just happened, and they see just how thin the ice is on the anti-gun side.

#3: I grew up in an anti-gun house, and supported gun control efforts in my youth. I’m very open about this. When I discovered how factually dishonest the anti-gun side was, and really couldn’t find anything so systematically dishonest on the anti-gun side, I had no choice but to switch sides. As you know I read a LOT of anti-gun publications and media, it’s always to see if there is some honest gun control proponents out there, or valid reasons for your agenda. There isn’t, but there ARE people who, like me, were brought up on the propaganda, and have NEVER heard a reasoned well-researched pro-gun argument. I’ve certainly changed a LOT of minds from people who I have met personally, not so sure if I’ve ever switched somebody from my online activities, but hey, it’s worth a shot.

And #4: Because watching an anti-gun person grasp at straws attempting to debate somebody who’s done their homework is a LOT of fun.

So thanks for the good time, Mike. And if that last email wasn’t a typo, thanks for the honesty.

What else could I say! WOW!

Of course the next morning it was like nothing had happened:

You are entitled to say anything you want on my blog except for one thing. No nasty names. When you call someone a ‘liar’ you are just throwing dirt. And I only see names and nasty, personal comments from pro-gun guys like you. The other side is too concerned about being politically correct to respond in kind. And the excuse for such behavior is always the same: YOU’RE AGAINST MY 2ND AMENDMENT RIGHTS!!!!!

Sorry, but I simply won’t accept nasty or intemperate emails or blogs from you or anyone else. If you were standing in front of me in my gun shop you would never dare talk that way. But you can hide behind some phony nickname and do it on the internet. So when I get this kind of childish crap now I respond in kind. Want to curse and show everyone that you can insult someone? Go right ahead and post on TTAG. The only reason he has any readership at all is precisely because he lets unintelligent and/or immature people like you say whatever they want. And it’s so much fun to write something nasty about someone or call someone a name and then see it in print. You obviously enjoy it too.

Jesus Christ! I just laid out in explicit detail why I debate anti-gunners! Stop the fucking presses, an anti-gunner who reads the words they WANT to see, not the words written! Also love the “When you call someone a ‘liar’ you are just throwing dirt.” No I am not!

BTW at least we can agree that The Truth About Guns is a shithole. Still I think Mike and Farago have the same opinion about women….

He lied, I showed that he is a liar, so calling him a liar is factual not defamatory.

I’m sorry you don’t like that I call people out for lyin, but that’s not my problem and you should really grow up.

If I see somebody fucking a pig, I’m not calling names when I say “Pigfucker!”, it’s a simple statement of fact!

So who knows if it’s all done but Mike did send me one more email:

And as I said previously, you should go fuck yourself. You don’t even know the difference between facts and opinions. But why let facts stand in the way of your opinions, right? Here’s the bottom line: You just want to be a noisy internet asshole. And of course hiding behind an internet nick. A real tough guy.

Yep, standing 8. I did respond pointing out that anti-gun people have made veiled threats against me and my family….nothing actionable really, I have spoken to the police about one event, but it was just a precaution more than a real concern. I did tell Mike that in no way I was implying that HE has made threats against me, nor do I have any interest in threatening ANYBODY….seriously, he debates like somebody flunking 7th grade, what threat does he pose? But it’s not like I just want to have my personal information just out there when dealing with such degenerate, dishonest people.

And of course I TOLD him why I debate anti-gunners…..he really doesn’t seem to like that idea, huh?

I just thought I’d document this whole thing for all to see, it’s really quite breathtaking when you look at it.

Hope you all got a FRACTION of the joy I got out this.

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