Archive for the 'Killer Cops' Category

‘Putting the bureau’s reputation at risk’

Wednesday, January 31st, 2018

The New York Times reports today (Jan. 31) that FBI officials “say privately” that President Trump, in approving the release of California congressman Devin Nunes’ “Illegal FISA Spying” memo, is “prioritizing politics over national security” and “putting the bureau’s reputation at risk.”

Bump stocks and the Bill of Rights

Thursday, January 11th, 2018

The Senate Judiciary committee heard testimony Dec. 8 on a proposal to try to outlaw “bump stocks” — devices that allow light, modern, semi-automatic rifles to fire at rates similar to machine pistols.

Who decided to issue Mohamed Noor a gun?

Monday, September 11th, 2017

(a leftover from August)

Let’s stop the police killings

Friday, September 2nd, 2016

(A version of this column appears in the mid-September issue of the large-format magazine “Firearms News” — previously “Shotgun News” — available on a newsstand near you.)

What was the difference? They had ‘guns’

Sunday, May 1st, 2016

(A version of this column appeared in the April 10 edition of “Firearms News,” formerly “Shotgun News.”)

Who was it who initiated the wrongful use of ‘force, fear and violence’ in Bunkerville?

Sunday, April 24th, 2016

(A version of the following missive appears in the summer edition of CJ Hadley’s Range magazine, on newsstands May 1:)

Are really old Social Security recipients to blame for crime wave?

Monday, February 29th, 2016

(A version of this column appears in the March 10 edition of “Firearms News,” formerly “Shotgun News.”) America is not in the midst of a big crime wave. Gun ownership is way up, and violent crime rates are down across the board (See “Gun homicides, violence, down sharply in past 20 years”, http://www.cnn.com/2013/05/08/us/study-gun-homicide/index.html , and […]

Miskatonic Manuscript, Q&A part 1

Thursday, December 24th, 2015

Inevitably, some few readers of The Miskatonic Manuscript have objected to certain themes in the book. It seems only right to give Vin the opportunity to respond to them, to expand on his thinking — and to remind readers that, in Vin’s words (below), “Miskatonic Manuscript is science fiction, and science fiction traditionally has been […]

The ‘Gun Violence Tax’

Wednesday, September 30th, 2015

As expected, three gun-rights groups — the National Rifle Association, the National Shooting Sports Foundation, and the Second Amendment Foundation — have sued the city of Seattle over the City Council’s unanimous August adoption of a so-called “gun violence tax.” The lawsuit accuses the city of violating Washington state law, which prohibits local governments from […]

If we don’t have ‘common-sense gun control’ now, time to start over

Wednesday, August 5th, 2015

“There is no greater coward than a criminal who enters a house of God and slaughters innocent people engaged in the study of scripture,” said Cornell William Brooks, president of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, after a visitor to a Bible study group at the historic Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church […]



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