No, carrying a firearm would not have helped in Boston yesterday. It wouldn’t have hurt, either, but that’s another thing entirely.
Two things that might have helped in the aftermath:
A Trauma Kit The training to use it
You can’t pick when these things happen.
Yesterday, the President said this:
We can’t tolerate this anymore. These tragedies must end. And to end them, we must change. We will be told that the causes of such violence are complex, and that is true. No single law—no set of laws can eliminate evil from the world, or prevent every senseless act of [...]
In the winter of 2005-2006 I bought a Rock River AR, used, for about $700 from a dealer at a show. I’d always wanted one for two reasons: I spent about 15 minutes in the Army, so I trained on the M16 and Democrats had told me ARs were evil.
Now, at the time, I [...]
Yesterday a 13 year old boy was accidentally shot at what we like to call “The Wild West Range” since it’s the only unsupervised public range in the area. I’d like to say I’m shocked by this, but it’s surprising to exactly no one who’s ever been out there. Because there are no RSOs, no [...]
That’s what I got. And yes, it’s got baby seal skin seats.
2002 Ford Excursion Limited Ultimate. I went with a V10 instead of a diesel, because for the extra $7-10,000 a diesel was going to cost me, I decided I’d just buy a commuter car.
This one gets 15mpg on the highway, 12 [...]
That’s some creativity right there.
That’s what Extra Fuel claims to be. For emergencies.
And by “emergency” they mean “your failure to plan or pay any attention whatsoever to the fuel gauge.”
My Jeep requires 100% gasoline, so I have to actually plan out my fuel trips. That means I get nervous when I dip below 1/4 tank. I guess [...]
Motherboard issues have been resolved, but not in anything resembling a good outcome.
I bought an ASUS P8Z77-V LE instead. Because I had already attached the heatsink to the processor, I had to wait until I got this kit from Arctic Silver in the mail before I could swap out the boards.
Swapped everything out, [...]
Just went through one of those “Corporate Safety” thingies. Basic stuff, like where to go if there’s a fire, what to do if there’s a tornado, how to use an AED, and what to do if there’s a guy gunning down your coworkers.
They actually gave effective advice. I was shocked. In order of priority, [...]