Category Archives: Popular Culture

When quasi-celebrities attack: Jay Mohr blames Boston attack on the 2nd Amendment

Aging comedian/actor Jay Mohr managed to generate some publicity for himself on Monday by exploiting the Boston Marathon explosions to push his anti-Second Amendment agenda. Mohr, who those from my generation might remember from Tom Cruise’s hit 1996 film Jerry … Continue reading

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Walking Dead writers perpetuate gun control myths

I should start by admitting that I am a huge fan of The Walking Dead. Every Sunday night, my wife and I watch it like clockwork. Having said that, I was disappointed last night when the dialogue revealed that, while … Continue reading

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Hollywood Hypocrite: Karl Urban as Judge Dredd

Hot on the heels of yesterday’s column about Hollywood’s evolving take on gun rights, comes the tale of yet another star who profits greatly from glorifying guns in film while apparently embracing gun control for all us ordinary mortals. The star … Continue reading

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The Dark Knight casts a long shadow over civil rights after Aurora

‘‘I think that the Second Amendment is crucially important to protect. When baseless breach of peace and interfering charges are brought against people that have a right to carry, it really threatens our constitutional right to bear arms.’’  – Sung Ho Hwang … Continue reading

Posted in Abuse of Power, Fourth Amendment, General Civil Rights, Law Enforcement Misconduct, Local Ordinances, Media Views on The Second Amendment, Movies, Open Carry, Popular Culture | 4 Comments

LexisNexis-owned reports on open carry

For those who are unfamiliar with the site, is owned by legal services powerhouse LexisNexis. They bill themselves as “the biggest law-oriented website on the American internet [and are focused on providing] interesting, objective, and helpful legal information to people … Continue reading

Posted in Brady Campaign, Media Views on The Second Amendment, Open Carry, Popular Culture, Virginia | 7 Comments

The Definitive Guide to Virginia’s Air Gun Laws

I use a WordPress plugin that allows me to monitor the number of visitors who have read each article and what website they came from.  Additionally, if they found the article by using a search engine, it shows me the … Continue reading

Posted in Air Guns, Airsoft, BB Guns, Brandishing Statutes, Felons, Local Ordinances, Myths & Misconceptions, Paintball, Popular Culture, Public Parks, State Laws, Virginia | 95 Comments

Why the Avengers movie had to be set in New York City

“Freedom is life’s great lie. Once you accept that, in your heart… You will know peace.” – Loki (channeling Mayor Bloomberg) I don’t think that I am revealing any great secret when I say that I am a huge fan … Continue reading

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Playboy talks protection and ‘baring’ arms

“I am only buying it for the articles.” – Everyone The June 2012 edition of Playboy, which hit the newsstands last Friday, features an article by Pat Jordan entitled “Armed & Dangerous:  Has Gun Culture Gone Too Far?”  In the … Continue reading

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Avatar, cultural imperialism, and gun rights

James Cameron’s special-effects extravaganza Avatar appears destined to take its place in the record books and in the cultural consciousness of America. For those who have not yet seen the movie the storyline is the same timeless tale of the … Continue reading

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