AR-15 Podcast - Winners and Losers in the Gun Industry

Welcome to another edition of the AR-15 Podcast. On this episode JD and I will be talking about who is winning and losing in the gun world.   

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MAIN TOPIC:

Winning:

  1. Consumers

    1. Availability

    2. Choices

    3. Cost

  2. Innovators

    1. New Frontier Armory

    2. Pat and Rocky Harrigan

    3. Aero Precision

    4. Faxon

    5. MDWS

  3. Growing base of Enthusiasts

  4. Federal Level Politically

  5. AR Enthusiasts in particular

Losing:

  1. Industry’s Ability to bring promising products to the market.

  2. State Level Politically

  3. Manufacturer built AR

  4. Industry companies that aren’t keeping their houses in order

  5. Gimmicky offerings (Franklin Armory); bad advertising (kel-tec); Companies operating in bad faith.

Outro:


AR-15 Podcast - The Short Barreled Edition

Welcome to another edition of the AR-15 Podcast. On this episode JD and I will be answering some listener questions and reading some feedback.   

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Braden - Hey I’m new to the firearm community and started listening to some podcast. I heard about the pistol giveaway and was interested in more details on how to get involved with that. Thanks!

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MAIN TOPIC: Truck Gun Feedback / Work and Firearms Discussion


Nate D - Hey guy's just got done listening to the truck gun show. Wow you covered a lot in it. I want to let you know what my truck/backpack gun it. I have a Kel-Tec sub 2000 9mm. I like the fact it has the 16in barrel and it can fold in half and fit in a backpack. The main upgrades I'm looking at doing on it is a red dot optic mount. I'm not sure wait way i want to go. Red lion has a cool one that has a lock ring and it will rotate. Or i was at my local gun store talking with them, they suggested maybe trying a 45-degree side angle mount for a red.. I'm not sure whether it can still fold in half. Let me know if you have any ideas. Love the show keep up all the hard work.
Thank you


Kevin - I like the idea of an AR platform that shares mags with your concealed pistol. But not a must. I think the ruger pc9 carbine could work as long as you are proficient in assembly of the two parts.

My personal truck gun is a pistol AR in 5.56 with a vortex spitfire prism style red dot.  I think a prism style optic eliminates the worry of battery function, however mine still has it for night use. I have magpul mbus flip up sights as back up as well. I use a magpul telescoping stock that I forget the model of. I like the pdw stocks but the cost hurts my wallet muscle too much so I still to what I’ve got.

Clark County Teacher - As a teacher in clark county...no truck gun for me except on weekends. 10.5 in barrel, holosun optic. And an otis cleaning kit from your show...if possible.

Mike - Love the show, thanks for the content! My “truck” gun is an AR pistol with a brace. It has a short 7.5in barrel and in hindsight a 10.5 would have been a better choice. I have it outfitted with an 800 lumen light, Vortex Strikefire, AFG and of course backup irons. I carry it in a non tactical looking covert pack form UTG usually strapped just behind the passenger seat in my F150. Also in the pack are several magazines, some 55gr and some 62gr. It is pretty easy to access from the driver's seat. It works well out to a couple hundred yards but after that it gets pretty difficult! I live in rural MT so my other truck gun is a M1a Scout/squad set up as a half ass DMR. Thanks again for the show!
Matt - I’m running a 8” Aero Precision 300 blk out upper on an Aero lower with a shockwave blade stabilizing brace, and Law Tactical folding adaptor. Topped off with a Holosun red dot, Troy fixed front sight and a flip up rear, and a TLR1 mounted at 12:00.

Here in Michigan this setup is legally a “pistol” so I can CC it loaded in a vehicle. If I were to take my SBR, the rifle and ammo would have to be separated. Plus, keeping it concealed in a bag, I can take it with me when I park and leave the car in unattended.

I chose the 300 blk out mainly due to the length restrictions in my state. For its intended purpose 300blk, I believe, is superior to 5.56/.223 in a sub 10.5” barrel. I don’t see myself engaging threats at the longer distances where 300blk would become ineffective. Plus I didn’t have one yet.

As for WML’s, IMO, they are very useful for PID of a threat in low light situations. I understand how they could give your position away to an attacker, but that is only if you leave it on constantly. The TLR1 doesn’t add much weight, and I would rather have it than not. The shake awake function on the holosun has worked well, just grabbing the bag from behind the seat is enough to activate it, and it extends the battery like to something like 50k hours. I will be replacing it annually just to be sure, like I do with my mini RDS on my carry pistol.

I love the show and have been a listener for a few years now. I purchased my first AR off the rack, but thanks to you two, I have built 3  more in the last year or so. Plus funding my girlfriend’s build which she picked all her own parts, none of which were pink, and then assembled it herself. All are sporting an optic in one form or another, but to make Reed proud all have quality irons too.

DR - I’ve got a c39v2 pistol with a folding brace. It fits in a medium size backpack, but doesn’t leave much room for anything else.

Otis Winners - Matt and Clark County Teacher

Work Question….

Conor - Hey guys, so I was listening to your truck gun episode and heard JD mention having a shotgun in his old office. I just started a new job and I looked at the employee handbook to see what their firearms policy is. It says that it is not allowed unless authorized by upper management. How would you approach this? How would you phrase it to ask for permission?
Love the show, thanks guys.

Outro:


AR-15 Podcast - Truck Guns

Welcome to another edition of the AR-15 Podcast. On this episode JD and I will be talking about Truck Guns.  

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MAIN TOPIC: Truck Guns

Trunk Guns Must Fit For You… What Works For You

Why Do You Have a Truck Gun…

Where to Store Your Truck Gun…

What Caliber Should Your Truck Gun Be

What Sights To Use for a Truck Gun

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AR-15 Podcast - What's Next

Welcome to another edition of the AR-15 Podcast. On this episode JD and I will be talking about What’s Next.  

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MAIN TOPIC: What’s Next!

NFA Give Away

Rocky Coming Back

Complete build giveaway

Medical Show

First Time Shooters Show

J.D. Loves Irons Show

SHOT Show

Trip to Dallas in person to record

Kavanough?

https://us.glock.com/Products/G45

Outro:

AR-15 Podcast - The Apocalypse Feedback Show

Welcome to another edition of the AR-15 Podcast. On this episode JD and I will be talking about what 4 firearms you the listeners told us you would want for the apocalypse.

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  1. Reed: Reconfiguring some rifles

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MAIN TOPIC: Listener Feedback

 

Outro:

AR-15 Podcast - Loose Rounds 7

Welcome episode 7 of “Loose Rounds!” Tony, Ben, Jonathan, Reed and JD Cover Current Topics

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Order of Battle:

  • SITREP:

    • Flash Traffic

Comms:

R. Silva - Subject: Ideas on double shots while resetting the trigger

Hi everyone at the AR15 Podcast! As my subject States when I am pull my trigger and fire a round, on reset it fires another round. Do you have any idea on what would cause this? I'm using a spikes tactical enhanced lower parts kit. It's on an 80% lower that I milled out personally with a Juggernaut Tactical. Been listening to your show for years this is the 1st time I've ever actually sent in a question I have since built 2 AR 15. Using your guys input and guidance. Keep up the good Work any advice would be helpful! Thank you for your time in reading my message.

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AR-15 Podcast - The End of the World… Pick 4 Firearms

Welcome to another edition of the AR-15 Podcast. On this episode JD and I will be talking about what 4 firearms you would want for the apocalypse.

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  2. JD - C-9 - Peltor Review- Taking Photos - Creedmoor Upper for sale - social media for fir

MAIN TOPIC: -

End of the World…… Pick 4 Firearms

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What’s important? What’s vital?

Reed:

1. AR-15 -

2. Benelli M4

3. Marlin 1894 - 45 Colt

4. Colt 1860 Army with howell conversion cylinders

J.D.:

9mm USP/ Glock 17 - Threaded Barrel for a suppressor.

9mm Sub Gun MP5SD

12ga Mossberg 500.. Benelii M4

AR-10 .308

What four would you pick? Email us ar15.podcast@gmail.com We’ll share them on an upcoming episode.

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AR-15 Podcast - Loose Rounds 6

Welcome episode 6 of “Loose Rounds!” Tony, Chad, Reed and JD Cover Current Topics

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SITREP:

Maintenance: Give Away

Otis Sponsorship MC-10 Elite Range Box Loaded Range Bag

Miscellaneous notes and updates to listeners

What’s up with the guys?

Reed

J.D.

Tony

Chad

Flash Traffic

3D Gun Battle

National Gun Group Sues Pennsylvania Township, Official Over Gun Range Dispute

Gun policy, Under Armour weakness hit Dick's Sporting sales

Cab Driver Shoots, Kills Passenger During Alleged Robbery In New Bedford

Jacksonville Shooter Upset at Losing in Earlier Round of Video Game Tournament

Vulcan Circle’s New Subscription Service Lets You Try High End Optics Before You Buy

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AR-15 Podcast - Pistol Caliber Carbines and Subs

Welcome to another edition of the AR-15 Podcast. On this episode JD and I will be talking about our pistol caliber carbines and semi-auto subs.

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Outro:

AR-15 Podcast - John Lovell from Warrior Poet Society

Welcome to another edition of the AR-15 Podcast. On this episode Reed is going to be speaking with John Lovell from Warrior Poet Society.

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MAIN TOPIC:

Training

Define it

Finding Good Training

Vetting your Trainer

Getting the most out of training

Your Training

Favorite Drill

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AR-15 Podcast - DIY Firearms Projects

Welcome to another edition of the AR-15 Podcast. On this episode JD and Reed catch up about some DIY Firearm Projects we have in the works.

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MAIN TOPIC:

6.5 Timberwolf:

Developing a Load

Chronographs

Breaking in a Barrel with a wildcat cartridge

Model 1903-A3:

Good deal or Rip off

Sourcing good parts

DIY aspects - Parkerizing

FEG - Browning Hi-Power Clone:

Community

Cerakote

Designated Builder:

 

Outro:

AR-15 Podcast - Circling the Wagons

Welcome to another edition of the AR-15 Podcast. On this episode Mike and I are going to catch up and let you know what’s around the corner.

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MAIN TOPIC:

Regrouping

A Tale of Two Shootings:

Santa Fe vs. Parkland

AR Pistol Give Away:

New Frontier Armory C-45 Side Charging Pistol

CRAIG CARTER

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AR-15 Podcast - Talking Long Range Shooting with Vortex

Welcome to another edition of the AR-15 Podcast. On this episode we talk Vortex Optics about long range shooting.

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  2. Mark Boardman

  3. Ryan Muckenhirn

  4. Reuben Aleckson

  5. Jimmy Hamilton

Main Topic:

Vortex Extreme

  1. Long Range Endurance Race 8 Miles/4500 ft change in elevation

  2. Teams -

  3. Wyoming Partnership - Douglas Wagonhound

Outro:

AR-15 Podcast - Wrap-up - NRA Annual Meeting 2018

Welcome to another edition of the AR-15 Podcast. On this episode we talk about the 2018 NRA Annual Meeting.

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Main Topic:

NRA Annual Meeting

Thoughts:

The Elephant in the Room:

Anything Awe Inspiring

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AR-15 Podcast- Everything We Know About Barrels

Welcome to another edition of the AR-15 Podcast. On this episode we sit down with Mark Kexel from Mad Dog Weapon Systems and talk about barrels.

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Main Topic: Barrels

 

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AR-15 Podcast - Animal House, Catching up with the Guys

Welcome to another edition of the AR-15 Podcast. On this episode we sit down and catch up after a busy few months.

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Feedback:

Alan G: Hello Gentleman, let me start by saying that you guys are AWESOME, I love the podcast and very happy to have found you. I have listened to at least 100 episodes to my wife's dismay. Since listening to you guys I have a new desire to collect ar15 lowers but not to buy backup iron sights(sorry Reed). I'm starting my first build and have a question. I bought a 20 inch barrel (223 wylde) rifle length gas tube does that mean I need a rifle length buffer tube/stock for it to work properly? or I can get away with carbine length stocks? Also, which would you recommend JP enterprises BCG, or the Sharps? I plan on buying the JP silent Capture Buffer tube as I have heard great things about it. Thanks in advance for your help and keep up the great work.

Wayne F: Have been a listener for a while and really enjoy the podcast. As far as topics I'd like to hear a retro themed episode. I know its a niche even in the AR community but it is obviously growing given that Brownells has released its own line of rifles and has reportedly a coming line of LPKs in “Colt Grey." I would imagine an interview with John Thomas of Retro Arms Works could take up more than a single episode. Anyway look forward to each episode.

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AR-15 Podcast - Builders Series - Finishing the Build

Welcome to another episode of the AR-15 Podcast. On this episode, by popular request, we continue our newest builders series. This week we focus on assembling the finishing out the build.

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Finishing the Build

  1. Function and Safety Checks

    1. Let the bolt go forward.

    2. Insert a mag and lock it into the mag well.

    3. Pull back smartly on the charging handle. The bolt should lock to the rear. If it does not, check the orientation of the magazine springs. Unlike most pistol magazines, the spring in most AR-15 mil-spec mags is attached to the follower and is difficult to orient backward. But, if it is humanly possible…

    4. Push the charging handle forward into the locked position.

    5. Push the magazine release button. The magazine should fall free under its own weight. If it does not, it could be due to either a bent magazine tube OR the magazine release catch has been screwed too far into the mag well. If you have the same problem with all of your mags, try backing off the catch arm one full turn and repeat the test.

    6. Slap the bolt release. The bolt should fly forward sharply and lock up into the rear of the barrel.

    7. Point the muzzle in a safe direction and put the safety on “Safe”. Pull the trigger, hard. Nothing should happen.

    8. Put the safety on “Fire”. Press the trigger. You should have a normal trigger press and hammer fall. Keep the trigger depressed.

    9. Rack the charging handle.

    10. Let the trigger go forward slowly until you hear and feel the very loud disconnector reset.

    11. Press the trigger again.

    12. Attempt to put the safety on “Safe”. With the hammer down on an AR-15 and variants, the safety cannot be put on safe.

 

  1. Accessorizing

    1. Aiming

      1. Iron Sights

      2. Optics

      3. Lasers

      4. Lights

      5. Cheek riser

      6. Offset rails/sights

    2. Slings

      1. Rail QD Connections

      2. Slings

      3. Endplates

    3. Manipulation

      1. Controls:

        1. BAD

        2. Ambi

        3. Push button safety

      2. Foregrip/handstop

      3. Bipod/Monopod

      4. Magazine pulls

 

 

  1. Hitting the range

    1. Zeroing the rifle

 

 

    1. Assessing accuracy

    2. Troubleshooting: Wing Tactical Link

      1. Failure to Feed / Chamber

        1. Magazine problems: Most common malfunction source stemming from improperly seated magazines, spring issues, & follower issues.

        2. Buffer spring problems: Spring problems or improper buffer weight issues.

        3. Defective rounds/ammunition borne malfunction: set back, stubbed rounds, bad primers, ammunition stuck.

      2. Brass Over Bolt (Bolt Override)

      3. Failure to Feed b/c Dirt, Debris, and Fouling: Short Stroke

      4. Failure to Fire: look to the firing pin

      5. Failure to Extract

        1. Short Recoil – see the section above on short stroke due to dirt, debris, and fouling.

        2. Fouled or Corroded Chamber – Inspect and clean, then determine if the chamber is damaged or safe to return to service. If it is damaged, the barrel will need to be replaced.

        3. Weak or Broken Extractor Spring – replace spring that is no longer serviceable.

      6. Failure to Eject - Most of the time this malfunction is caused by:

        1. Short stroking (we covered short recoil earlier); or

        2. Fouling or corrosion of the chamber which causes friction on extraction throwing off extraction and ejection functions.

OUTRO:

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AR- 15 Podcast - Loose Rounds- Stipulations

Welcome episode 5 of “Loose Rounds!”  Michael and I give our thoughts about what aspects of the gun debate should be stipulated.

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SITREP:

Maintenance:

Miscellaneous notes and updates to listeners

What’s up with the guys?

Reed

Michael

Flash Traffic

Factual Stipulations

Is the constitution the undergirding of all legitimate law?

Is the SCOTUS the supreme arbiter of what the law is, absent clarity in written law?

Is the 2A a fundamental civil right?

Do guns kill or fire absent human intervention (excluding catastrophic failures)?

Is a semi-automatic different than an automatic firearm?

Are long guns used to murder a statistically insignificant number of people annually?

Are handguns used over 30x more frequently to commit murder?

Are automatic weapons regulated under the NFA, 1968/86 laws—thus rendering them out of reach for all but the most dedicated and well funded collectors?

Was the deadliest school shooting committed with a handgun?

Do campaign finance laws regulate all political donations, regardless of source?

Are background checks required for every single dealer transaction, regardless of where the transaction occurs?

Do cosmetic features affect the lethality of a firearm?

Are licensed carriers responsible for a significant number of shootings?

Is an AR15 a high caliber or high powered rifle?

Philosophical Stipulations

Thin veneer of civilization.

Is there an inherent right to self defense?

Is it morally sound to hold your own life in greater esteem than the life of someone who would harm you?

Does a right need to be justified to have or exercise it?

Are all rights equal?

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AR-15 Podcast - Builders Series- Assembling the Upper Receiver

Welcome to another episode of the AR-15 Podcast. On this episode, by popular request, we continue our newest builders series. This week we focus on assembling the Upper Receiver.

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Assembling the Upper Receiver

  • Considerations
    • Materials
      • Grades of Aluminum
      • Coatings
    • Construction
      • Forged
      • Billet
    • Form
      • A1
      • A2
      • A3 (flat top)
  • Preparing the upper
    • Inspecting
    • Cleaning
    • Honing
      • Brownells - AR-15/M16 Upper Receiver Lapping Tool
  • Installing the upper receiver components
    • Is there an order
    • Protecting the lower
    • Interesting solutions and shortcuts 
  • Installing the Barrel
    • Anti-seize 
    • Loctite
    • Torque Specifications
      • Minimum Torque: 35 ft/lbs
      • C = (D(A+B))/A (A=length of wrench from center of handle to center of drive; B=length from center of drive to center of extension; C=wrench setting; D=desired torque applied to fastener)
    • Alignment (indexing pin/and cutout)
    • Alignment of the barrel nut.
    •  Brownells - Barrel Nut Alignment Gauge
  • Gas Block/Gas Tube
    • Aligning the Gas Block
    • How to secure the Block
    • Drifting in the Roll Pins
  • Handguards
    • Barrel Nut
    • Material
    • Features
    • Accessory attachment points 
  • Bolt Carrier Group   
    • Proper Gas Key installation
    • Materials
    • Coating
    • Low mass/proprietary
  • Muzzle Device
    • Washer
    • Indexing
       

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AR-15 Podcast - Loose Rounds 004

Welcome episode 4 of “Loose Rounds!”  John Richardson and Michael joins the round table to discuss the latest SHOT Show and the latest goings on in the firearms world.

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Order of Battle:

SITREP

 

Maintenance:

Miscellaneous notes and updates to listeners

What’s up with the guys?

 Reed

JD

Mark

Tony

 

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Common Anti-gun Arguments & Positions:

“Common sense”: AGs often tout lack of “common sense” gun laws. The statement in and of itself is disingenuous because it inherently means that if you disagree, then you lack common sense. However, reasonable minds may differ, which is precisely the reason that law is not proscribed by “common sense.” The legislative process is at once insulated from the whims of the mob via elected representatives, and again distilled into natural compromise through the law making process. Suggesting that a constitutional right can be, or should be, pursuant to folksy wisdoms is dangerous and anathema to the foundation of the republic. Let us not forget that at one time, a flat earth and racial superiority were “common sense.” Being common does not imbue the view holder to correctness. This is a proof by assertion argument that is as weak as it is offensive.

“Weapons of war,” “Assault,” and military-grade weapons: This is one of the most prevalent and potent arguments AGs use. The question is rife with inconsistencies and problems:

Nearly all weapons are used in war, or were at one time weapons used in war. Lever action rifles were used by the U.S. Army for decades—is it still a weapon of war? Side-arms are issued to the military—are they weapons of war? Etc.

Assault: An assault is a noun. To assault is a verb. An “assault weapon” is a weapon used to make an assault. But any weapon can be used to make an assault. But adding the “assault” to weapon is leading the audience to a conclusion, namely that if you have the firearm, you have it to commit an assault. A 26NOV2017 article in The Mercury News regarding the Sutherland Church massacre is instructive here. The author states the bad guy used “attack weapon” while the good guy’s rifle was designed to “defend and protect.” But they were the same AR pattern rifle. This is a classic If-by- whiskey argument that is used to shape narrative. Add that to fact that there is no official definition of what an assault rifle is, and when pressed for the definition and justification for any distinction, AGs deflect to emotional arguments.

“The recent events in Sutherland Springs, Texas. . . The perpetrator had an automatic attack weapon with large-capacity magazines, while the hero that brought him down simply had a single rifle designed to defend and protect.”

“We regulate X, why can’t we regulate guns?”: Again, this is misleading because it implies there are no regulations when we all know there are volumes of them. The primary counter to this position is of course that TRTKABA is a right not a privilege. The most common example is a driver license and insurance. But even this example fails. Right v. privilege aside, one need not procure a license to buy or drive a vehicle unless it’s a public roadway. Conversely, a driver license is recognized in all states, but not your ccw permit—so why the reversal here?

“Rate increasing devices”: How exactly is that defined? Are muzzle brakes, modified gas system, trigger lightening, or reflex sights considered rate increasing devices? What if you can bump fire, absent the specialty item (as is demonstrated across youtube and instagram)? The facts are that AGs clamoring for this simply do not understand how a self loading weapon works, so the outcome is more important than reasoning or details. i.e. fast = machinegun/full auto regardless of the mechanisms involved. Using the logical fallacies, anything can be a rate increasing device, and any firearm can be “full auto.” Does holding the trigger and fanning the hammer of a single action revolver like the gunfighters of the old west classify as a full auto?

“Nuclear briefcase”: This is a classic example of reductio ad absurdum. Opponents sneer and ask “well if you can have an AR can I have a nuclear bomb” or something equally ridiculous. Set aside for a moment absolutism regarding the 2A (i.e. “we can have anything” argument). What is true is that there are laws that dangerous devices and explosives. Nuclear weapons, bombs, grenades, etc. are mass-effect weapons. Once activated, the user has no control over who is harmed. Contrast this with a semiautomatic firearm where each round is resultant from an individual and volitional act (trigger press). So here again we have a non analogous argument to mask ignorance.

The NRA/gun lobby

Campaign finance laws: Another proof by assertion argument that is constantly made by AGs is that the NRA “buys politicians/policy.” False. Campaign finance law caps contributions for all lobbies, PACs, and individual contributors to a candidate. The Supreme Court's 2014 decision in McCutcheon v. FEC, removes the aggregate limit on how much an individual can give in total to all candidates, PACs and party committees combined, but individual contribution caps remain the same. The NRA is allowed to contribute exactly the same amount as a teacher’s union, pharama companies, or any other interest group. Second, the money doesn’t go to the candidate, it goes to the campaign—Marco Rubio isn’t buying a new house with the money, his campaign is financed.

Width of its base: The power of the NRA is not in its “deep pockets” although the organization has money for sure. It’s the width of its base, and by extension then the number of votes it can muster. The 2A community is unique in that it can be focused into a single issue that true believers will rally behind. The real power of the “gun lobby” is that politicians know that all the money in the world from opponents don’t mean anything on Election Day if 5 million+ voters are mobilized against them.

Democratic process: AGs are essentially angry that the democratic process is a two-edged sword. Antifa, the women’s march, Occupy Wall Street, etc. are all examples of demonstration and mobilization for the left. The NRA mobilizes voters every election at every level and for that it is powerful.

“The NRA wants to arm teachers”: False. The NRA does not want to arm anyone. The NRA’s position is that if an adult wishes to be armed, and they meet state and federal guidelines, then they should not be denied. This markedly different from arming teachers or forcing them to arm themselves.

“Why do you need an AR15/Do you need an AR to hunt a deer?”:

Need: This is bait. 2A is a civil right and a civil right need not be justified. I don’t need to have a reason any more than someone needs a right to free speech, a fair trial, or exercise of their religion. A Muslim need not have a reason to practice rather than Christianity.

Hunting: 2A makes no mention of hunting and is not discussed in any writings of the time that I’m aware of. 2A exists for tyranny. And in many states a .223 round is insufficient for ethical hunting anyway.

“Your stupid rifle won’t be able to fight the army/drones/tanks.” First of all, the ability to win the fight stands apart from my ability to fight the fight. And AGs cannot abdicate my natural right of rebellion (if we should have the misfortune to see occasion in our time). Secondly, history is replete with lesser equipped forces doing very well against a superior force. The soviets in Afghanistan, the Viet Cong, the Taliban, and the American colonists are all examples of lesser forces challenging, and in some cases triumphing, over far mightier opponents.

Misdirection: This is the preferred tactic of AGs. This latest massacre is a great example because a lot of the buzz is around bump stock modifications. As of this writing, we have no evidence that a bump stock was used. After Pulse Nightclub, the Dallas Police attack, Baton Rouge Police attack, Draw Mohammed attack, Charelston Church shooting, etc., the talk was again on AR15s. None of those perpetrators used an AR15. Another popular push is the “gun show loophole” despite most of these shooters obtaining guns legally (i.e. with a NICS check), or stealing them. There is little to no evidence of any of these shooters obtaining a weapon through the so called loophole but AGs keep pushing it after every event.

Ignoratio elenchi: aka “missing the point.” This can be applied to nearly every discussion on the topic. For instance, the proposal to allow armed teachers in schools typically elicits a litany of outcomes where the weapon will not help. But that misses the point that having more tools is more advantageous than less tools—even if the tool is ultimately useless.

Moving goalposts: Typical argument when proven wrong. A great example is the Sutherland Church massacre. AGs often sneer at “good guy with a gun” stopping a massacre. Stephen Willeford, Jonnie Langendorff were good guys with guns that stopped the killing. AGs contend that their participation was irrelevant because he didn’t save enough people and/or that the killing was over despite overwhelming historical evidence that active killers don’t stop killing until they are stopped. Another example is ccw incidents of criminality. AGs insist that carrying guns around leads to more crime. States like Texas that keep meticulous records categorically disprove this, so the goal post is moved to say that ccw is ineffective for self defense.
 

Policing Brass: