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Articles written by: Tom McHale

Tom McHale

Tom is the primary author of the Insanely Practical Guides series of how-to books. He believes that shooting can be safe and fun, and works hard to make the shooting world easy to understand. If you want to learn about the world of guns, shooting and the American way, check out some of his books. Have a laugh or two. Life is too short for boring "how to" books. You can find print and ebook versions at Amazon. For more information, check out InsanelyPracticalGuides.com Feel free to visit Tom at his website, MyGunCulture.com. It's a half-cocked but right on target look at the world of shooting and all things related. If you want to learn with a laugh about guns, shooting products, personal defense, competition, industry news and the occasional Second Amendment issue, visit him there. You can also find him on Google+

Pro-Gun Policies Will Fail Because There Were No Nuclear Wars

Pro-Gun Policies Will Fail Because There Were No Nuclear Wars

Some gun control mantras make my head explode – and they don’t even use the phrase “for the children!” I’ll venture a guess they will cause you equal frustration. So go find a roll of […]

The Chicken Little Diaries: Close Encounters of the Neighborly Kind

The Chicken Little Diaries: Close Encounters of the Neighborly Kind

Last time, I relayed the first part of the Chicken Little Diaries: A Shooting Range Zoning Saga. It was about a neighborhood and town council reaction to the proposed opening of an indoor shooting range. […]

Presumably, some attendees donned life preservers as a protective measure. Because children!

The Chicken Little Diaries: A Shooting Range Zoning Saga

You remember the Chicken Little story, right? That was the one where a chicken went into apoplectic hysterics, causing premature delivery of a large egg which subsequently fell off a wall, injuring a large number […]

5 Million Freakin’ People vs. Moms Demand Bloomberg Alimony Checks

5 Million Freakin’ People vs. Moms Demand Bloomberg Alimony Checks

Breaking news! The White House released a new report suggesting slight statistical corrections to previous figures. Earlier this year, Vice President Biden claimed that 90% of Americans support increased background checks. The new findings indicate […]

Gun Crime, Pabst Blue Ribbon and Mikey on the Hamster Wheel

Gun Crime, Pabst Blue Ribbon and Mikey on the Hamster Wheel

Gun Crime makes me sick. But just the “crime” part, not the “gun” part. If I hear someone say “gun crime” or “gun deaths” one more time, I’m gonna start puking up bearded Llama puppies. […]

The Common Sense Language of Gun Control

The Common Sense Language of Gun Control

Words have more power than just about anything. Words can get us married. Words can get us thrown out of bars. Words (in the form of outrageous lies) can get people elected to political office. […]

Australian Phil's Fears

Phil’s Phobias, Urticating Caterpillar Husbandry and the Gun Debate

One of the joys of publishing written diatribe for public consumption is the comments and feedback from the… internet. Consider this recent example. Phil from Australia writes… I’m glad I live in Australia, with controlled […]

Sad Bloomberg didn't get his censorship wish.

Thank You Notes for Ex-Mayor Michael Bloomberg

Dear Ex-Mayor Bloomberg: I’ve slipped on my normally punctual Thank You notes, so I hope you’re not offended if I consolidate all of my belated Thank You’s into one letter. Thank you. For… Preventing me […]

If you want to enjoy the CIRT reticle (2nd focal plane) for a lot less money, check out the Weaver Kaspa-Z scope (top) We'll be reviewing that separately soon.

Weaver Tactical 1-5×24 Scope With CIRT Reticle: Short & Fast Or Long & Accurate

The Weaver Tactical 1-5×24 scope is a high-quality, well-constructed optic that compares favorably to other models costing twice as much. Available on the street for just over $700, it’s not a cheap Charlie, but you […]

Boiling Frogs, Gun Allergies and How To Influence Your Enemies

Boiling Frogs, Gun Allergies and How To Influence Your Enemies

Having spent decades in the marketing field trying to convince people to buy things they don’t want, I get it. I get that people become acclimated to ideas and new concepts as a result of […]