A Cover of “The Cup Song” That’s Better Than The Original

If you liked “The Cup Song,” you’ll like it even more… with guns!

How to Raise a Little Girl in the Modern World

Now that I have a daughter, I plan to do everything in my power to raise her to be just like this: And I will make a video like this, and I will play it on a loop for every boy who comes to pick her up. “Ok, you kids have fun. Oh, wait, have you seen the video yet? More …

“You Dig.”

Courtesy of The Truth About Guns, found this cool compilation of the 10 greatest western movie gunfights of all time: Since this list was confined to westerns, they weren’t able to include this one, which is, of course, the greatest movie gunfight of all time, period:

Why Boys Kill

While politicians continue their ridiculous bread-n’-circuses routine around gun control (without the bread, and with clowns that aren’t funny, just painfully stupid), I think it’s important to note a contributing factor to gun violence that goes strangely under-reported. Not just among the media, but the general public as well, it’s the root cause that people don’t dare to mention: Though More …

Blaming the Devil

From Ann Althouse, a brilliant point about the response to the Sandy Hook murders: It occurred to me, after the Sandy Hook murders, that blaming guns is a secular substitute for blaming the devil. People find it too challenging to figure out why a human being would do this terrible thing and they latch on to the idea that the More …

The Gospel and Gun Control

Ben Howe approaches gun control arguments from a Biblical perspective. “Jesus’ statement here has to do with vengeance and retribution, not with self-defense,” says Dr. Thomas Howe, Professor of Bible & Biblical Languages at Southern Evangelical Seminary in Charlotte, NC. “You should defend yourself, but you should not attempt to exact retribution upon those who do evil against you,” Howe More …

My Weekend of Defiance

What have I been up to this weekend? Why, stickin’ it to the man, as always. First up, a stop by the very well-attended Birmingham Gun Show. The line to get in was more than hour, so there was a lot of man-stickin’-it-to going on. And then off to Hobby Lobby for Hobby Lobby Appreciation Day, where I acquired (among More …

Questions about Gun Control

Some interesting questions for gun control advocates from Insta-you-know-who: Why do people who favor gun-control call people who disagree with them murderers or accomplices to murder? Is that constructive? Would any of the various proposals have actually prevented the tragedy that is the supposed reason for them? When you say you hope that this event will finally change the debate, More …

The Template for Tragedy

If anything has come from the recent rash of mass shootings in America, we’ve learned the pattern that these events usually follow: 1) Mass shooting happens. 2) Reporters kick aside whatever back-bench politician or minor Kardashian they’re talking to at the time and descend on the site of the shooting like a Biblical plague. Immediately they begin disseminating speculation and More …

The Family Research Council Shooting, Or, I Can’t Wait to Find Out How This is Conservatives’ Fault

We all know how this is going to play out, right? If possible, this story will be swept under the rug by the mainstream media. If that’s not possible, the coverage will consist of explanations of how the FRC had it coming. Here’s some early reaction from Jonah Goldberg: One of the headlines reads:  Police: Suspect disagreed with Family Research More …

Are You Prepared to Shoot Your Way Out of a Darkened Movie Theater?

It’s not something you want to have to think about. But, apparently, sometimes you do. Some wise words from The Truth About Guns: “The first thing I’d do is to tell my family to get down behind the seats. The chances are an active shooter won’t shoot what he can’t see. Unless he’s seen YOU, he’s going to find plenty More …

The Colorado Shootings and More Completely Uninformed Speculation


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Well, it’s been a day rife with conjecture, including the legendary, soon-to-be-in-every-journalism-school-textbook boner of the soon-to-be-Dollar-General-night-shift-stockboy Brian Ross. Nobody knows yet the whole story of what happened, but that didn’t stop anybody from jumping in front of the nearest microphone and trying to impose, by sheer force of will, their own version of reality. I’ll throw in my own speculation, More …