Archive for September, 2009
OK I just thought I’d post a note about the release schedule for this podcast. Truth About Guns is going to be a bi-weekly podcast. This is due to the fact it takes quite a bit of work pulling all the research material together and combing through it. In actuality I’m finding recording and editing doesn’t take nearly as much time as writing the script and gathering the research information.
I’ll probably release episodes every other Sunday evening. The next episode should be posted on October 10 if I’m looking at this calendar right.
Welcome to the premier episode of the Truth About Guns podcast. For my pilot episode I bring you an anti-gun piece written by Lois Romano titled Gun Controls Haven’t Gone Nearly Far Enough. It’s a rather horrendous piece the was pretty easy to tear apart.
Gun Controls Haven’t Gone Nearly Far Enough [PDF]
Episode 1 [MP3]
OK each episode will have accompanying information with it. First and foremost will be a link to the article under criticism and the sources I used. Now being this is the Internet and nothing seems to exist forever I will also provide local copies of any sources I am able to (if I source a book I’ll provide an ISBN so you can look it up at the local library if nothing else).
So each episode post will contain a link to the web page I obtained it from. Following that link there will be a file type in square brackets which is the server stored copy. For instance if the file is listed as [PDF] it will be a Adobe PDF file. If the file is listed as [PDF/ZIP] it is a zip file containing multiple PDF files. If a source is a web page I will save it using Firefox and dump it into a .zip file. It will be listed as [HTML/ZIP] for the file type.
Likewise if I have to reference a audio file of a speech or something it will be placed in a ZIP file so the podcast RSS feed doesn’t get mucked up. Further more a direct link to each episode will also be provided although subscribing to the RSS feed will most likely be the best option of getting episodes.
The URL for each episode will be in the form http://truthaboutguns.com/podcast/episode-#/ where # is the number of the episode. So if you’re listening to episode 1 the URL will be http://truthaboutguns.com/podcast/episode-1/.
Welcome to the home page of the Truth About Guns podcast. The podcast will be launching soon but before it does I want to give an overview of this upcoming podcast.
Simply put the anti-gun crowd such as the Violence Policy Center and the Brady Campaign like to use half-truth, hysteria, and flat out lies to gather people behind their cause. Those of us in the pro-rights crowd realize this and often show where they are lying. That is what this podcast does.
Each episode I will present an anti-gun article. Be it opinion columns, “research” papers, anti-gun bulletins, videos, etc. it will be presented. During the presentation of these articles I will point out the fallacies by citing proof against their lies. I will do my absolute best to ensure everything I cite is from neutral sources and it of research paper quality. There are times where I will have to use news articles and other such sources in the process of pointing out the fallacies though.
This is the way to win against the anti-gunners, cold hard facts. This podcast will do exactly that.