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Tuesday, August 16, 2022

HOOBER: At Last, A New Caliber That Isn’t Totally Pointless

By Sam HooberRight before SHOT Show 2022, Federal Ammunition has announced a new caliber, .30 Super Carry. While new calibers are sometimes (and rightfully) viewed with a jaundiced eye, this new cartridge has a certain amount of promise. There are already some new guns that are supposedly on the way that will chamber it as…

HOOBER: Concealed Carry At Work Should Be Approached With Great Care

By Sam HooberOne of the most common tropes about concealed carry if you read message boards, Reddit and other social media groups dedicated to it is concealed carry at work. There are some very basic principles about doing so, and here’s a basic overview. The first thing is that you really need to think about…

HOOBER: Here Is Why The Judge Dropping The Gun Charge Was Important And Kept...

By Sam HooberA jury in Wisconsin did the right thing and acquitted Kyle Rittenhouse. While a person could point out that he put himself in the situation to begin with (totally true; he could have stayed home) the video evidence is incontrovertible. He defended himself. Period. To pretend otherwise is to be disingenuous on purpose…

HOOBER: The Correlation Fallacy, Concealed Carry And SCOTUS

By Sam HooberOne of the most profuse logical fallacies is the correlation fallacy. Just because two things coincide or correlate doesn’t mean they have anything to do with each other, or – we’re probably more used to this phrasing – correlation is not causation or something to that effect. The phrase in Latin is cum…

HOOBER: The SCOTUS Case We’ve Been Waiting For

By Sam HooberIn less than 30 days, the Supreme Court will finally address carrying a firearm outside of the home. If there is one aspect of firearms rights that needed redress by the nation’s highest court, this is it. On Nov. 3, SCOTUS will hear oral arguments in NY State Rifle and Pistol Assoc. V.…

HOOBER: Why Steel Versus Brass Is A Stupid Argument

By Sam HooberSome that people on the interwebs like to perpetuate is the trope of “if it doesn’t run steel, it doesn’t deserve brass.” It’s one of those things that – and there’s probably a word in German for this – makes sense on paper, but falls short in the real world if you actually…

HOOBER: Do You Really Have To Carry Every Day?

By Sam HooberThere are two versions of any axiom. There’s the one that gets told to newbies and casuals and then a version that fills in the nuance for those with experience and a bit of learning under their belt. Here’s one for concealed carry. “You should carry whenever you can. If you’re selective about…

HOOBER: The Riddle Of Steel Is Why Did The Sucker Cross The Road To...

By Sam HooberA lot of people spend a lot of money on EDC knives that are ostensibly for “self-defense” but ultimately will never amount to being more than a hugely overpriced boxcutter. Sure, Benchmade makes amazing stuff, but a carpet knife that costs $15 will make short work of Amazon boxes just as well. Arguably…

HOOBER: Wins Behind The Blue State Lines

By Sam HooberOccasionally, it’s good to show off a win. While much of this column has been used to show what not to do, what people do wrong, etc., sometimes it’s good to highlight when something goes right. And sometimes things go right in states that are known for being downright hostile to lawful citizens…

HOOBER Axis Of Idiots: “How To Persuade Americans To Give Up Their Guns”

There’s a presumption that people who go to elite East coast schools and rise to positions of prominence in government do so by merit. After all, they’re smarter and better and therefore should be the people in charge. Well, David Frum has proven that wrong. Frum, if you recall, was a speechwriter for the George…

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