No, really, that is exactly what a writer for the “science” rag said:
It goes downhill from there:
“Yes, the U.S. homicide rate is much higher than in England, Japan and other nations that severely restrict civilian ownership of firearms.”
Who shot himself while being recorded on video, in fact.
Poor Lee Paige. A former football player for the Tampa Bay Suckaneers, Paige became a DEA agent and then made himself famous when he shot himself in the leg with his own gun, right after declaring to his audience of kids and their parents that his gun was unloaded and that he was “the only person in the room professional enough to carry the Glock .40“ BANG.
Two more brands to consider: SIG and Kahr.
Kahr is a relative newcomer to the gun scene. Founded by the son of the man who headed the Unification Church (the “Moonies”), Kahr makes small and medium-sized handguns with steel or polymer frames. They are all single-stack, striker-fired designs.
SIG is…SIG. They used to be designed in Switzerland, and made in Germany. Nowadays they make slides and other components in the United States as well. They have a reputation for quality and precision. They were late to the polymer frame pistol party, but have been making up for lost time.
What is the “Fitz Special”? A snub nose revolver with (what many consider to be) extreme modifications to make it more suitable for close-quarters gun-fighting. John H. Fitzgerald created the Fitz Special, and other well-known shootists such as Charles Askins and Rex Applegate endorsed the concept by employing it.
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