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Response to Dumbfounded Dad

Quite a few people have written to tell me about an advice column in the Chicago Tribune, so full of gun nonsense and distortion it was hard to believe the paper ran it, or columnist Amy's hopelessly ignorant reply.

Personal Defense World magazine asked me to draft a reply, which they just published.

https://www.personaldefenseworld.com/2019/06/dear-amy-legal-gun-ownership

If you have any doubt about a total lack of knowledge or overwhelming bias concerning guns at the Trib, you can abandon that now. Pretty much similar to other legacy media outlets. "Dumbfounded Dad" begins:

This week I discovered that my intelligent, hard-working,responsible 24-year-old daughter (who lives with me) is a gun owner! And it's not a normal gun either — it is a 40 caliber semi-automatic, and she has hollow point bullets. Amy, this is the kind of weapon a criminal would possess!

Amy's response piles on ignorance and fabrication like gasoline on a wildfire. Hollowpoint ammo explodes. It gets worse. Read the reply.

The ethical lapse this represented is a subject I'll be speaking about at the annual Mensa conference here in Phoenix in July (invitation only). If you'd like me to speak about "Enforcing News Media Ethics" for your group or event please get in touch. I can send you the forum outline.

Crowded Field of Dems for Prez -- NOT!


It's a total scam, media typically deceptive
 
These are publicity hounds vying for exposure

Most have no chance, everyone knows it, 15 milliseconds of fame
 
 
"We get bargaining power for government posts later, when we drop out,
 
throw our influence behind another candidate, in exchange for promises
 
of cabinet posts or ambassadorships. The whole system is corrupt,
 
but if you don't play, you don't get pay."

Red Flags are False Flags


Eliminating Due Process "for safety" eliminates safety
 
So-called "Red Flag Laws" empower your neighbors -- or anyone --
 
to declare you "dangerous," which then eliminates your right to due process,
 
authorizes police to invade your home without a warrant, confiscate your property,
 
(like firearms, and more) imprison you, and haul you before a court with filing charges.
 
It is how communist countries controlled their populations.
 
Turn neighbor against neighbor, instill fear among the populace,
 
force you to not say or do anything that might alert anyone.
 
 
If "emergency orders of protection" identify truly dangerous people
 
they should not be left roaming around with matches, knives, cars... and new guns.
 
That's right -- once red flaggers are released, they can go buy pretty much anything.
 
And they're real ticked off. Media and politicians fail to point that out.
 
Defeat commie-inspired red-flag laws
 

The SHOT Show 2019


Yeah, yeah, months ago, I told you I was busy...

Media may be nuts, industry isn't

Firearms professionals diligent, creative, honest, good Americans
 
The SHOT (Shooting, Hunting and Outdoor Trade show) remains
the preeminent industry trade show on the planet.
I have reported on it in detail many times in the past,
review prior Page nine reports for a sense of it --
 
Endless supplies of ammo for professional and consumer use:
 

 
 
Endless supplies of models adorned exhibitor booths, an American tradition,
which both men and women understood and appreciated:
 

 
Writers got to spend time with their editors, here with Roy Huntington,
of American Handgunner Magazine:
 
 
Celebrities were abundant, here I got some face time with Dana Loesch,
so we discussed important issues about the use of language,
and how the left steals words and bends them out of shape,
a topic we are both very aware of and detest:
 

NICKNAMES FOR MURDERERS?

 
MEDIA MONSTERS ENCOURAGE CARNAGE
 
"Hey, it sells papers. Shut up. We got our rights!"
 
Mass media supports and encourages murder and crime.
 
They can deny it all they want but the proof is in their work, which is in your face.
 
There is no excuse for promoting murderous syndicate killers with nicknames like Joey "Hatchet Killer" Bonzini, or showing names and faces of long-dead mass murderers, and they know that. The shrinks know this encourages new spree killers, police know it generates copy cats, and the murderers themselves say the promo makes them seek the glory. It's common knowledge, but reporters and editors do it any way. Shame? Or guilty, your honor? They made me do it!
 

“Refrain from gratuitous or repetitious portrayal

of mass murderers’ names and images.”

 
Remember, reporters, producers, editors and mass-media "news" crews don't get background checks.
 
They don't need licenses or testing.
 
Diversity is not a requirement -- why, they could all be from the same political party!
 
They don't even need...  education.
 
And never forget -- they make their own ID. It's not fake. It's phony.
 
Gain an understanding of how news is faked, slanted, used for an agenda, see the stats, read revealing essays, "Dr. Brown's Rules for Gun Coverage," the official ethical guidelines (prepare to laugh we are so far from them), Dr. John Lott, Prof. Fabricius, more:

Men and women aren't equal, they're different.


ALTHOUGH CAMERAS CAN EASILY DECEIVE,
A PICTURE IS WORTH A LOT OF WORDS.

Men and women aren't equal, they're different.
 
It turns out men and women throw a shotput almost equally far -- men excel by just a little.
 
That's a little hard to tell from this photo -- because top competitors aren't remotely equivalent. To balance the scales and account for the fact that men and women are not equal, women get to throw a shot that weighs about half of what a man throws: 8.8 pounds vs. 16.01 pounds (55%). Look closely... ahh... yes.
 
"Fake News" is worse than what the politicians scream about. This is inherently phony, denying fundamental truth -- then arguing for equivalency that must -- by the nature of reality -- be false.
 
Putting boys on girls' sports teams, even if the boys feel like they are girls, and vice versa, is abject nonsense. Give the girl a 16 pound shot, sure, go ahead and have fun. And vice versa.
 
"The diversity delusion."
 
"Leftist derangement syndrome."
 
P.S. Men can't have babies either. Big difference.

THE WOMEN'S ISSUE THAT WON'T QUIT

 

 
Political correctness, affirmative action, tolerance, diversity, multicultural whateverness, intolerance, being "woke," all the left-wing nuttiness that is destroying The American Way is neatly summed up in this picture.
(Click the link for a mind full.)
 
You can fool yourself, and convince yourself for only so long. Women forced by men or anyone to behave this way is not liberated behavior. While feminism and olden "women's lib" remains quiet about this, it is a fraud. #MeToo can no longer say it's "over there." Michigan and Minnesota are inculcated.

WHY DID THE WOMAN CROSS HER LEGS?


 
WHY DID THE WOMAN CROSS HER LEGS? 
 
Because the #MeToo orthodoxy is unorthodox.
 
Even if she claims allegiance to it.
 
Just look at all that makeup (not on him)!
 
Why doesn't the man cross his legs?
 
Is he hiding anything with his... hands? 
 

 
 
WHY do the women cross their legs?
To hide their lady parts!
 
For reasons that went unexplained at press time, despite raging and foaming from self-proclaimed feminists and "woke" socialists attempting to dominate: the pop culture, news media, Hollywood, the school system, music and everything around you -- even you -- women still wear clothing that exposes their lady parts, the parts that entice real men to lust after them and sometimes do unspeakable things.
 
Why women expose themselves that way, and relinquish any responsibility for the results, remained an unspoken mystery at press time. The men, as demonstrated in the images, do no such thing, and can sit with their legs comfortably akimbo. For a woman to sit with her legs apart, well, let's not go there.
 
To enhance the effect, women, even extremely old ones, paint their faces and hang metal objects from their skin, which you must not comment on, except to compliment. Deviation from the speaking norms is taken as deviation, and you will pay, deviate.
 
Sexual play and attraction in the nation is a complex game with spoken and unspoken rules. The so-called #MeToo "movement," while simultaneously addressing certain valid issues, is a also a clever tactic that effectively adds additional control over men, as if women don't exercise enough already. A man isn't complete until he's married. Then he's finished.
 
Has each side abused the other intolerably? Of course, it's common knowledge. But anyone who thinks men and women are equal must simply consider who is stronger, and from where rape claims come -- it is totally one-sided because the two sexes are not equal at all. To pretend otherwise is dumb.
 
When men start complaining about rape in equal numbers and start their own #MeAlso movement this tune will change. Fundamental differences in the very biology of things means place your bets wisely. Keep crossing your legs ladies, or change your clothes, and understand that men will by their nature always try to sneak a peek. They know you know that. #UsToo.
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