need to know before they try to write about guns. There are lots of gems in this article, but the one that makes me laugh hardest is:
Perhaps the most egregious example of this came from someone who knew better: the Brady Campaign’s president, Paul Helmke, who in Collins’s column is quoted claiming that 9mm semiautomatics are “not suited for hunting or personal protection” and that “what it’s good for is killing and injuring a lot of people quickly.” If 9mm Glocks aren’t suited for protecting oneself and others, someone should tell the nation’s police departments, many of which use them — and many more of which use .40-caliber Glocks, which are similar but slightly more powerful.
The idea that the Glock 19 is not GREAT for self-defense is utterly laughable. This guy clearly either a) doesn’t know what the crap he is talking about or b) is just a shill. Well, it might be c) both. But the Glock 19 is one of the best carry weapons EVER. When I went looking for a defense weapons, after a TON of research I realized that the Glock 19 was the best option (though that was several years ago and the XDs–very much like Glocks-are great, too. You can shoot “hot” loads out of the 19 that are very close to the .45 in terms of ballistics. And I don’t like the .40 with it’s “snap.”)
Sorry, this guy is a moron. He is completely ignorant or just a hack. In either case, no thinking person should take what he says as the truth. Yes, of course it was from the NY Times–where else do you see such stupidity and mindless lefty bleating? Sheesh! <shakes head>