July 29, 2014

ALARMISM AT THE ATLANTIC: The U.S. Army plans to select a new standard-issue handgun. If history is a guide, similar pistols will soon start appearing at gun stores and crime scenes near you. Given the U.S. military’s history on pistol procurement, is this so awful? (Start gun-geek wars in comment thread now . . . ) But really, this lame piece reads like a bunch of pasted-together Brady Campaign releases.

UPDATE: From the comments: “Never trust that a neutrally presented source is actually neutral. Look the guy up. He’s not just from John Hopkins, but the director of the Johns Hopkins Center for Gun Policy and Research. Among other recognizable names, it’s funded by Mike Bloomberg through Bloomberg Philanthropies. Yeah, that guy.”