Saturday, December 13, 2008

Raging Against Self Defense:
A Psychiatrist Examines The Anti-Gun Mentality

A most excellent article.
Raging Against Self Defense:
A Psychiatrist Examines The Anti-Gun Mentality

By Sarah Thompson, M.D.

"You don't need to have a gun; the police will protect you."

"If people carry guns, there will be murders over parking spaces and neighborhood basketball games."

"I'm a pacifist. Enlightened, spiritually aware people shouldn't own guns."

"I'd rather be raped than have some redneck militia type try to rescue me."

How often have you heard these statements from misguided advocates of victim disarmament, or even woefully uninformed relatives and neighbors? Why do people cling so tightly to these beliefs, in the face of incontrovertible evidence that they are wrong? Why do they get so furiously angry when gun owners point out that their arguments are factually and logically incorrect?

How can you communicate with these people who seem to be out of touch with reality and rational thought?

One approach to help you deal with anti-gun people is to understand their psychological processes. Once you understand why these people behave so irrationally, you can communicate more effectively with them.

You can read the rest of the article by clicking here, or on the title of this post.

Current Mood: Awake
Current Music: None
My Carry Pistol: Taurus PT92AFS 9x19mm NATO

Friday, December 12, 2008

HEY!! I'm "Notorious" and I didn't even know it!!

I'm not sure if I should be honored, or flabbergasted. ;) This is from Feb. of this year (2008).

Pink Pistols Grow to 40 Chapters

By Mikester • February 4, 2008 •

An article that came out this week on notes the spread of Pink Pistols chapters across the country:

PrideSource - Pink Pistols grow to 40 chapters: As unlikely as the combination of guns and gays may sound, the Pink Pistols have grown since their inception in 2000 to include over 40 chapters in the U.S. and one in Canada.

The article includes an interview with Dexter Guptill, coordinator of Virginia Pink Pistols. Phoenix members may remember hearing of Dex, who is pictured in our photo album at the NRA Museum.

Guptill has seen a cooperative spirit in Virginia between his group and other gun rights groups. “Its fun to watch peoples’ heads explode when you shatter their stereotypes.”

The story also touches on the negative reactions of other gay rights groups but ends with a positive statement by Al Lowe, coordinator of the Michigan Pink Pistols and the notorious author of “Big Gay Al’s Big Gay (Gun) Blog“:

“The goal is to get people interested in shooting,” said Lowe, adding that monthly gatherings of his group focus mostly on guns and less on LGBT politics. “It’s a relaxing form of recreation.”

Read the full article at

Current Mood: Amused
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My Carry Pistol: Walther P38 9x19mm NATO