Fibs, Lies, and Other Tall Tales

The Gun Lobby’s Concealed Carry Lies

The gun lobby would like you to believe that their top legislative priority, concealed carry reciprocity, is nothing more than common sense. They would like you to think that gun laws should travel with people, and that out-of-state visitors shouldn’t be held to the same standard as residents. They want you to think that guns… Read more »

Irresponsible Doctors for Gun Lobbying

Before we get into a real discussion of Doctors for Responsible Gun Ownership, we’d like to note that their acronym is DRGO, making them a half-step short of being the bad guy in Rocky IV. Maybe less than a half-step . . . Here’s the first thing you need to know: Doctors for Responsible Gun… Read more »

A New Year’s Prediction

President Obama is slated to announce executive action on guns shortly after New Year’s. It seemed that, given the amount of ridiculous gun lobby rhetoric we read, that it might be fun to predict the gun lobby’s reaction. It was actually pretty easy. They will use the following meaningless, but offensive and/or dangerous, complaints to… Read more »

Guns and Cars, Data and Bias

Recently, the Washington Post published a CDC data set and graphs showing that gun deaths and motor vehicle deaths occurred at the same rate in 2014; 10.3 people per 100,000 were killed in incidents involving each. Since motor vehicle deaths have been dropping precipitously over the past decade or so, and gun death rates have… Read more »