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Equal time for gun nuts

March 4, 2014 - Harry Eagar
RtO has had harsh things to say about gun nuts, so in the interest of fairness, let the gun nuts speak, directly and sincerely, to the public and explain why they feel the way they do. Take it away Cory Trapp:

"Many people are involved in self-defense shootings every year, and it would appear that most of them have very little effective training. Some survive the event, some don’t. Of those who do survive, do we credit skill or random chance? More important, what do YOU want to depend on if the fight comes to you? The choice is yours, good fortune or superior skills. The majority of gunfights happen in seconds, generally without much warning and at very close range. It does not take an extraordinary amount of marksmanship to hit a person in the chest at three feet."

RtO endorses that last sentence 110%; many 4-year-olds who got up in the middle of the night would say the same, if they hadn't been shot dead by their fathers.

Let's hear more from Cory Trapp, who is a "gunsite instructor," whatever that is:

"For the reactive fight, where we have somehow failed to perceive the problem before it occurs, we need an advanced skill set, and it needs to be highly developed. You must have a reflexive, reliable and FAST presentation (drawstroke). You must be able to index the gun on target, then instantly and smoothly fire rapid, accurate bursts. Finally, this must all be done while getting off the line of attack, MOVE. Without this combination of skills, you are basically dependent on your attacker(s) being totally incompetent."

I imagine Cory Trapp is thinking of split-second decisions like the one in Georgia (follow link) in which a cop quickly, reflexively and reliably -- even fatally -- shot a boy dead who answered the door at his own home while holding a toy. Imagine how badly that would have turned out had the LEO (gun nut jargon for Law Enforcement Officer) not had the kind of advanced training offered by, eg, Cory Trapp, who advises:

"The presentation consumes about half a day, and from then on you should be spending about thirty minutes each night in dry practice for two weeks, then every other night for a month, thereafter about once a week. Bear in mind that it takes about 5,000 repetitions of any set of movements to make it reflexive, where it can be done without thought."

Yes, that's what we want to see, more shootings accomplished "without thought," because we don't have enough of that kind already.

Cory Trapp has other good advice, for example, it is well to practice moving out of the line of fire from a Wii controller by working with a friend, but you can't be too careful (CAPS LOCK IN ORIGINAL):

"This is a skill set that can be well practiced just using blue guns or Airsoft replica guns with a training partner. DO NOT USE REAL FIREARMS WHEN TRAINING WITH A PERSON!"


"These skills are like a life jacket or fire extinguisher."

I am not sure how a gun is like a fire extinguisher because I don't remember the last time someone was killed in a drive-by spritzing; nor can I figure out the meaning of the comment on this blog post that Barack Obama is a mulatto who is (or perhaps is not, it's hard to tell) a communist terrorist like "Nelson Candela."

I recommend reading the whole thing to appreciate the pure paranoid lunacy of the author and also, if Cory Trapp rings your doorbell, don't answer.


Article Comments



Mar-17-14 2:13 AM

"Defend my position in person. For what?"

Spoken like a true coward.

If you believe in something, you should be willing to stand up and defend it.


Mar-08-14 6:51 PM

OneAikea, yeah yeah, sure. You have time to talk about it on the computer but not man enough to stand up and defend your position in person. We know exactly what kind of person you are.


Mar-07-14 2:58 PM

Next topic will be Edward Snowden is a hero and patriot.


Mar-07-14 2:55 PM

Awesome. Any time, any place, first topic will be legalizing marijuana.

I have cameras and microphone ready. We can do it in a studio or outdoors.


Mar-07-14 12:24 AM

You couldn't best me in debate if your life depended on it.


Mar-06-14 11:59 PM

OneAikea won't show up because he would rather remain anonymous online like the coward he is and the coward he always will be.


Mar-06-14 11:55 PM

OneAikea I look forward to seeing you in person my friend, I will enjoy exposing you for the coward that you are. Let's make sure the cameras are rolling to when I crush you in debate.


Mar-06-14 1:55 PM

HarryEager do you feel safer with the good folks running the government protecting you? After all, they are trustworthy, and people in power never abuse it, right?

OneAikea Edward Snowden is a hero. The only "crime" that he committed was exposing the crimes of our government. It was the US government and politicians which broke their oaths, they are the traitors.

They should all be in jail, it is Snowden who deserves a hero's welcome back to Hawaii where he belongs. He is the federal governments enemy, not mine.


Mar-05-14 2:04 PM

I thought we were sufficiently armed half a century ago when there were maybe 100,000,000 firearms in private hands. Now that there are 300,000,000, more or less, I don't feel safer. When the gun safety instructors are stark, raving mad, it makes you wonder about the instructees.


Mar-04-14 9:22 PM

Well until such time when we can disarm everybody I can't support voluntarily ceding my rights to the government because I don't trust our government. They are always lying about something, especially when it comes to war and civil liberties. The unconstitutional and illegal NSA domestic spying program is a great example of why the government cannot be trusted.


Mar-04-14 8:04 PM

The police don't need armored cars, they're just 'fraidy cats who also want to strut around in black suits pretending they are tough antiterrorist specialists instead of the donut-testers they really are.

Did you know the police won't use the substation in Wailuku because they are afraid somebody will shoot them through the window?


Mar-04-14 6:59 PM

We need guns for the same reason that the police need armored vehicles.

As a compromise, I would support banning guns, so long as the ban equally applied to the military and police.


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