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Sock puppet accusation

Alan Peyton-Smith writes: Oh, BTW, I have good reason to believe that this Brian Ross we’re talking about is the same Brian Ross who created a few extra Internet accounts for himself under false names such as David Bowman and Kylie Minogue and Tim Lambert and possibly several others. Are you really gullible enough to…

Guns for Kids!

Frank Warren writes: You argue your own straw man here, as though a very young [...] person, has a realistic option besides a firearm. Now there’s an idea for the anti-spanking crowd: Arm the very young and their parents will have second thoughts about spanking them. I can see the placards at the next gun-rights…

Richard A. De Castro writes: So, in addition to getting the (perhaps, perhaps not) Dr. Van Meurs thrown out of the country png (persona non gratia), which means that he would probably never (ever) be allowed back in, another tactic would be to get him banned from the NSF-net side of the internet. The possibilities…

Wake up, America!

Dennis O’Connor writes: The issue of wether Dutch Naval Lt. Van Muers is actually a foriegn agent illegally operating under the guise of a student visa will be resolved by the FBI and State Department. It is not relevant to the charter of talk.politics.guns. I had considered Dennis to be a paranoid loon or an…

Phallic Symbols

Nosy wrote: Saying all firearms are phallic symbols is stupid and a lie. Bizarre. Nosy is apparently unaware of the difference between a phallus and a phallic symbol. No, the whole concept of a “phallic symbol” is discredited and worthless concept. I’m not aware of any respectable schools of psychology that still teach it, except…

Is Charles Scripter an HCI plant?

Since Scripter argues so badly, litters his postings with insults and outright lies, deliberately cooks his statistics and frequently gets his facts wrong, it seems to me that he he is trying to convince people that the pro-gun case is totally without merit. Is Charles Scripter an HCI plant? Ingredients of a Scripter posting. (1)…

Andy Freeman vs Random House Dictionary

If Andy had claimed that the Earth was flat and standard references on the subject and most other people were wrong, it is conceivable, if unlikely, that he could be correct. However, when he tells us that the dictionary and everyone else is wrong about the meaning of the term “Saturday Night Special” he cannot…

Andy Freeman vs Random House Dictionary

Andy Freeman said: The Random House Dictionary is wrong on this one. They often lack the technical knowledge to “define” terms and go with something that sounds good, but is wrong or basically meaningless. If Andy had claimed that the Earth was flat and standard references on the subject and most other people were wrong,…

bill nelson writes: “Saturday Night Special” was a term dreamed up by the anti-gunners. Such weapons have not existed for many years. Scot Thorstad writes: You should be ashamed Bill, You usually do excellent research. The 1984 (latest edition) of the Random House dictionary defines Saturday Night Special as “a cheap, small caliber handgun that…

Correlations

Wayne J. Warf said: I just wonder if this was a little fishing expedition by Tim. You know, take a bunch of stats and run pairwise correlations on them and see if any pop out significant at p<.05. Of course, doing this without adjusting your significance levels skews the results tremendously, but one wonders just…