Posted 04-07-2013 at 17:02 byTheJ Updated 11-03-2014 at 09:35 byTheJ
The truth about so called universal background checks is quite convoluted but essentially it is purely a "feel good" or sound-bite measure. It would not only utterly fail as proposed but it would violate the fundamental right of self defense. We already have a back ground check system and required checks for all purchases of firearms from dealers. The so called "universal" checks proposed would actually expand the system already in place to include all private transfers of...
The core reason gun control always fails to reduce violent crime/murder in an open society is because effectively the absence of firearms can only negatively impact the ability to defend yet has practically no effect on the ability to attack.
Why is that?
Well, in a nutshell, firearms are far and away much more valuable for defense than they are for offense. That may seem counterintuitive to some but let us take modern police for example. As a matter of policy, do...
This is a great read. I found it fascinating both as somebody who has a big interest in Glock and other firearms generally in addition to how the business achieved it's status in the America. I found the story that unfolded as I learned about some of the history and players behind the success of Glock to be surprisingly exciting and even riveting at times. The more I read the book the the more I wanted to keep reading it. I was actually disappointed that it had to end.