and long−time Orange Gunsite staffer, Dr. Lloyd Pond of New Mexico, has sometimespointed out that the advantages of the Weaver Stance over the isosceles are attributable to basic anatomicalgeometry. Now we get further corroboration from Dr. Edward P. Jastram, III of Montana:"It turns out that the reflexive facilitation inhibition patterns of gait involve the muscles of theshoulder girdle and upper extremities as well as those of the lower, and that the precision withwhich one may use his muscles specific for stability, trigger and recoil control is positiondependent."I am not sure I fully understand that, but I have seen the Weaver Stance prevail and have taught it ever sinceits invention by Jack Weaver and its analysis by John Plahn so many years ago. Now it appears that the notioncan be said to be "medically approved."Let us not fail to celebrate Dan Dennehy's birthday on 15 January. This is a
National Gunsite Holiday
are authorized to take the day off.From our enemies in the media we learn that the passage of the Brady Bill, while admittedly a totallyineffectual measure, was nonetheless a victory because it diminished the power of the National RifleAssociation. From our standpoint, it is hard to believe that it did. It made Congress, not the NRA, look silly.But mostly it made these hoplophobic news commentators look even sillier. These people remind us of thespoiled child who threatens to hold his breath until he turns blue if he does not get his way, whether or not hisway makes any sense − even to him.From
Bob Budz the following:"
is now here − and look, he is retarded!"Of course not all pundits are our enemies. Joe Sobran is a strong warrior on our side. Consider the following,extracted from his column appearing on 12 December in the
"Because the state can no longer protect us from crime, it wants to take away from us themeans of protecting ourselves. This is the logic of gun control.""In short, we − or our rulers, at any rate − now make law lawlessly. Bill Clinton wants tolicense all handguns in the United States. He affects not to know that the Second Amendmentforbids the federal government to infringe our right to keep and bear arms. He doesn't ask,because he doesn't care, where the federal government gets the lawful power to require thelicensing of guns. He thinks it has the actual political power to do it, and for him that is allthat counts.""So law−abiding citizens are left at a disadvantage − caught between a criminal class thatdisdains the law and a ruling class that disdains the Constitution."That is beautifully put and, we hope, widely read.From South Africa we hear of a most curious example of gun theft. In South Africa, as you know, a lostfirearm is a serious matter before the law and the bereaved owner must be able to prove to the satisfaction of the authorities that he had manifested no contributory negligence. It turns out that a shooter from Durbanmany years ago had his P35 stolen. But just last month he was notified by the police that it had beenrecovered. When he went down to pick up his pistol he first maintained that it was not his, since it was quite a
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