Human beings only have two ways to deal with one another: reason and force. If you want me to do something for you, you have a choice of either convincing me via argument, or force me to do your bidding under threat of force. Every human interaction falls into one of those two categories, without exception. Reason or force, that’s it.

In a truly moral and civilized society, people exclusively interact through persuasion. Force has no place as a valid method of social interaction, and the only thing that removes force from the menu is the personal firearm, as paradoxical as it may sound to some.

When I carry a gun, you cannot deal with me by force. You have to use reason and try to persuade me, because I have a way to negate your threat or employment of force.

—  Maj. L. Caudill, USMC (Ret)

also: http://patch.com/massachusetts/milton/milton-woman-charged-early-morning-shooting-0/

and: http://www.myfoxboston.com/story/29115256/66-guns-ammunition-found-at-milton-home-after-domestic-shooting

This is the kind of shit that happens in MA, a 63 year old man (who is apparently an assistant clerk magistrate, and a firearms instructor) is shot in his own home by his girlfriend who believed he was seeing another woman. Police arrest the woman, the man is taken to the hospital, and then the police SEARCH HIS HOME AND SEIZE ALL OF HIS FIREARMS AND AMMUNITION and ask the ATF to check and see if they can find anything illegal to pin on him.

Guys, don’t get shot in MA. Especially in your own house. You could be subjected to search and seizure.

PSA Tumblr needs to see

There are Black gun owners

There are LGBT gun owners (like me)

There are female gun owners

There are Latino gun owners

There are Asian gun owners

There are disabled gun owners

Quit painting gun owners as violent white male red-necks who have murder fantasies. There are people ON THIS VERY WEBSITE who fall into the above categories. Take a look in the gunblr tag sometime, you’re bound to find them having civil and nonviolent discussions with everyone else.

Understanding the Firearm Violence Epidemic in the U.S.

This graphic shows the mortality by firearm (suicide in red, homicide in blue) in the United States and other members of the OECD. The data was pulled from the web site GunPolicy.org.

Public health professionals argue that firearm violence in the United States can and should be treated like an epidemic. Understanding how and why firearm violence spreads makes prevention programs possible. 

Learn more in the article The Epidemiology of Firearm Violence in Twenty-First Century United States, written by Garen J. Wintemute, of the Violence Prevention Research Program at the University of California, Davis, for the 2015 Annual Review of Public Health

More guns = More rape...wut?

I’m kind of glad I didn’t block him yet after his first idiotic comment, but apparently saintjason has another piece of wisdom to share with us.

Behold the patron saint of stupidity

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…yeah. A holster made out of silk and lace, and *I’m* the fetishistic one.

America has a gun problem. Doesn’t matter what side of the issue you are on, you have to agree that there are a lot more people with guns and a lot more people dead by guns then there should be.

We already have issues conflating penises with weapons.

Guns are really shitty defense. From this ANTI-gun control website: “Of these instances, 15.7% of the people using firearms defensively stated that they “almost certainly” saved their lives by doing so.”
15.7%. Not even one in six will say that guns save their lives. And this from a site that was made to promote the idea, and would have cherry-picked the best quotes.

The simple presence of a gun makes women more likely to die by them.

More guns = more crime.

More guns = more rape.

But hey. *I’m* the sick one for pointing out that silk boostiers or lacy garters with holsters in them is a sick idea.
Fuck you.
If you really gave even the slightest crap about “protecting women” you’d see what a shitty idea this is.

Yes saintjason, you’re the sick one…for thinking women should not be able to defend themselves from assaults and rape. For thinking women are too incompetent to use firearms. For thinking a product designed and made by women for women is a sexual perversion.

“We are at the intersection of ‘Open Carry Road’ and ‘Stand Your Ground’ Place so what the fuck are we supposed to do now ? According to the NRA’s basic principles, you have a right to carry a weapon that may cause a reasonable person to believe they are in danger of great bodily injury.  And they have a right, if they feel that way, to respond with deadly force. It’s a perpetual violence machine. It’s ‘Gunfight at the Golden Corral.’” .. This isn’t an argument about freedom at all, is it ? This whole fucking thing’s a business plan for arms dealers.“ .. (Jon Stewart)

  • Tom:Gun control won't work, criminals will still get guns.
  • Pete:Then why do you lock your house at night?
  • Tom:What?
  • Pete:If you think criminals will get what they want regardless, why lock your house?
  • Tom:...
  • Pete:Humans are creatures of convenience Tom. A lot of times if something is hard, people won't do it. But if it's easy? They're statistically far more likely to follow through. We lock our doors because it makes it harder for them to break in just like gun control makes it harder for them to get guns. Just because they might still get in doesn't mean you turn into a jackass and leave everything you have unlocked.
  • Tom:...but... uh.
  • Pete:Exactly.