I hope one day I can find someone on the opposite side of the gun control fence reasonable enough to talk to. Even if no resolution is found, just a nice, balanced discussion on the subject would be good, resulting in a little education for all involved.
Again, I should like to explain that there is a massive sporting gun market that provides guns to the target shooters of the world, guns that are not specifically designed to kill.
Hmmmmm, possibly. I’ll be honest, I’m only familiar with the guns that are designed to kill on the first shot. So let me ask, then, are these guns only capable of accomplishing the goals of the target shooters, or can they also be corrupted into essentially killing machines?
So what you’re saying is you’re only familiar with full bore military and hunting rifles?
Of course guns designed for target shooting are capable of taking a life. They fire a projectile(s) at an incredibly high speed. However, they are not suited to taking on the role of a military firearm. This is one of the few instances when firearms really can be compared to other objects such as cars, trains and many other items. Yes, this device can kill, but it is not intended to, nor is it efficient at such a task.The above statement can be applied to planes, trains and automobiles as well as target guns.
The fact is hardly dubious, and is quite unavoidable. Your blog implies that you may be of an anti gun leaning. I’m hoping you are a reasonable person and understand my points here.
The Sporting Gun Blog Competition.
Although there is no prize (other than my congratulations) on this occasion, please feel free to take part in a little ‘guess the gun’.
bikefreak asked: what is your favorite over-under shotgun?
My favourite from personal experience is my Beretta 687. However, I could not pick one gun from all of those in production or that have been produced. Come to think of it, I doubt I could pick fewer than 10.
Fun fact: The AK-47 actually doesn’t have all that much recoil, it actually has a little more than the m4.
Fun fact 2: The Desert Eagle was not designed for combat, the Israeli military designed it for destroying the engine block of suspected car bombs.
Additional fact, although not really that fun, recoil is dictated not only by the guns own properties but also by that particular type of cartridge load that is being fired through it. Remember, the cartridge creates recoil, not the gun.
Anonymous asked: I killed a huge rabbit with a air rifle. I'm like Vasilli Zaitsev.
Anonymous asked: Relating to the ask about FAC and SGC reform, what would be your view on allowing people to be able to conceal carry or even open carry for that matter and even the laws regarding pocket knives, brass knuckles and collasable batons for self defence.
In today’s society, I don’t think passing legislation allowing open or concealed carry would be remotely possible. On top of that, most gun owners here are sportsmen, and would likely not be inclined to carry a firearm outside of their sporting activities. I suspect there would be many who would like to be able to do so, but I suspect many would not be the sort of people to trust with a firearm in a public space or even able to acquire a license. Having said that, I’m also sure there are many who would do so responsibly, I’m not attacking those who would wish to do so.
I would like to see it made easier to carry a knife around if you have reasonable expected need for it. For example, when out walking the dogs across fields, working in a rural environment etc, not walking to the shop or hanging about with friends. Some legal precautions are needed because we do have a bad problem with knife crime. As for carrying weapons for self defense, that would require the alteration of many pieces of legislation that I’m not particularly familiar with, so I cannot really comment on the legal implications of it. However, I would like to see it made much easier to legitimately defend ones self against attackers.
lionsilverwolf asked: I just never have questions, but I love seeing your content! You made me reform my views on guns which were heavily influenced by my extremely anti-gun father.
Well, I must say that I’m glad. Even if you are not ‘pro gun’ as such, its good (and important) that you understand, to a degree, shooting sports and the guns relevancy and application in modern society beyond what the news says.