Over at HuffPo…

…they pick up the Zumbo story.  Not really that postworthy in itself, but check out the comments.  I have to wonder, is there’s any other group of people the left looks down upon more than shooters?  Even the religious right doesn’t seem to draw this kind of vitriol.

It’s pretty clear to me that the left fails to understand guns or the gun culture, because they are wholly ignorant on the subject.  I’ll extend an open offer to any left thinking people who come across this to introduce them to shooting, or offer some respectful dialog, either in the comments, or through other means, if you’d like to be better informed about these issues.

8 Responses to “Over at HuffPo…”

  1. straightarrow says:

    My God, what a conglomeration of mentally ill.

  2. CTD says:

    And the very first comment is a penis “joke.” Wow. Didn’t see that coming.

  3. caroline says:

    Educate me, please. What is the difference between a .22 and an AR-15, other than that the AR looks a lot cooler/more menacing. The AR shoots .223, right, which to me seems mathematically very similar to .22. My uncle has a spiffy black semi-auto .22 with a nice scope on it…to me using the AR-15 without a scope would actually be more sporting to the varmit.

  4. Sebastian says:


    The .22LR is a cartridge and the AR-15 is a rifle. Those are the primary difference. Most AR-15s are chambered for 5.56x45mm NATO, which is roughly the same as .223. There are some differences between the NATO spec and Remington’s spec for the .223, but they are similar enough to be interchangeable.

    All .22 represents is the diameter of the bullet. While the .22 and .223 have similar diameters, they are very different cartridges. The .223 fires at more than three times the muzzle velocity, and if you remember physics, E = 1/2mv2. This is the idea behind the .223, that you get more total energy by increasing velocity rather than increasing mass. The high velocity also gives you a flatter trajectory, which is why the .223 and the AR-15 platform is popular for target shooters and people who participate in NRA high-power competition.

    I disagree about the scope though. It’s better to get a clean kill. That’s easier to do with a scope.

  5. DirtCrashr says:

    You need pictures, it would help some people understand very quickly. :-)
    The old no-scope shooting is what’s done by gentlemen shooting at distant paper targets for their own humor. It’s what I do anyhow.

  6. Sebastian says:

    I don’t have optics on any of my rifles except for the 10/22. Thinking about getting some for the full sized AR though.

  7. DirtCrashr says:

    I don’t own anything in .223 otherwise I could show her the cartridge differences which I think would speak for themselves.

  8. straightarrow says:

    I have never been able to use glass as well as I do iron. Do not know why, except maybe operator ignorance.