We Report, You Decide (Using Faulty Facts That We Reported)

1/15/2015
Dan Griffin

I have long had a bone to pick with some reporters and journalists. It seems many nowadays are simply content to let any person, including public officials, say anything they want without challenging them or even investigating their claims to see if they are true. It doesn’t matter if it’s the local newspaper or the local or national television news, it seems they all do it, although local news organizations seem particularly egregious. One of the hardest topics to get right is anything to do with firearms.

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Women (and Men): Who Is Responsible For Your Defense? Part 2

11/10/2014
Dan Griffin

Last month I wrote about several cases where women were accosted and used a firearm to defend themselves against harm, even murder. We have new video of what happens when people depend on others for their personal defense. It doesn’t work. Just a few days ago a woman was kidnapped on the streets of Philadelphia. Fortunately the kidnapper wasn’t a MENSA member and committed some errors that enabled law enforcement to capture the criminal before he murdered his victim.

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Lessons from Zimmerman: Part III

10/18/2014
Dan Griffin

In the August 2013 issue of the Michigan Open Carry Newsletter I began a three-part series on the Zimmerman trial from the citizen gun-owner’s point of view. In the July 2014 issue we followed up with a look at the trial from an attorney’s point of view. In this, the third and final installment of the series, I examine the Zimmerman trial from a cop’s point of view.

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The Pro Liberty Choice: Dispelling The Myths Of Open Carry

4/22/2014
Dan Griffin

With the recent activities of Open Carry Texas lawfully asserting their rights in an effort to get the Texas legislature to vote for the legalization of openly carried handguns, and counter protests to that—including the poorly attended rallies of the Bloomberg-funded Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America—the open carry of firearms has been in the news quite a bit. Those not paying attention might assume that open carry is something new, something rare, perhaps reckless at best and dangerous at worst, but that is far from the truth.

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