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In anti-gun fever, media misses some crucial facts
The Hill newspaper ^ | February 18, 2018 | John R Lott Jr

Posted on 02/18/2018 6:59:47 PM PST by richardb72

Gun control advocates often bank on scaring people into supporting their agenda. That’s how they’re fighting a “reciprocity” bill that requires concealed handgun permits to be honored in all 50 states — just like driver’s licenses. The scaremongering was on full display last Sunday, in CBS News’ “60 Minutes” lead segment by Steve Kroft on the dangers of concealed carry.

It comes at a strange time considering Wednesday’s Florida high school attack, where 17 people died in a “gun-free” zone. For that matter, all mass public shootings in Florida have been in places where general citizens weren’t allowed to defend themselves, and since 1950, over 98 percent of mass public shootings in the U.S. have occurred in these gun-free zones.

In November, the House of Representatives passed the reciprocity bill by a 231 to 199 vote. Senate Democrats are pledging to filibuster it, and Fox News reported that Democratic leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.), would give “his blessing only for a handful of vulnerable lawmakers to support it.”

New York Police Commissioner James O’Neill Tweeted out a summary of what he told Americans on CBS: “Some states require no background check, no license, & those who've committed violent/domestic or gun-related crimes, the mentally ill, & drug & alcohol abusers can legally buy/carry guns. CCRA effectively makes that the national standard.”

Is CBS News unable to afford fact-checkers?Even if people don’t understand the concealed carry laws, they ought to know that people can’t carry unless they can legally own a gun.And you can’t own a gun if you have committed any violent crime, let alone a crime with a gun. People can't own a gun if they have been adjudicated as mentally ill; if they have ever been involuntarily committed for treatment; or if they use illegal drugs.People can check the federal...

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1 posted on 02/18/2018 6:59:48 PM PST by richardb72
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Why abrogate our constitutional right to KEEP AND BEAR ARMS because the Broward school district didn’t have armed and trained teachers and coaches? I will not suffer because of that negligence.


2 posted on 02/18/2018 7:05:57 PM PST by raiderboy ( "...if we have to close down our government, we’re building that wall" DJTwe hav)
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To: richardb72

Please quit abusing the Frontpage sidebar.


3 posted on 02/18/2018 7:07:10 PM PST by Admin Moderator
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“Some states require no background check, no license, & those who’ve committed violent/domestic or gun-related crimes, the mentally ill, & drug & alcohol abusers can legally buy/carry guns.
= = =

I could say similar things about some cops
domestic abuse
steroid use
hired by a different department after being fired for abuse


4 posted on 02/18/2018 7:12:57 PM PST by Scrambler Bob (You know that I am full of /S)
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.... Well ..... Over 40,00 people were killed in Auto related Deaths this past year .... Including Children ... But yet miraculously Liberals are not demanding in creased Car sale restrictions and controls.


5 posted on 02/18/2018 7:26:09 PM PST by R_Kangel ( "A Nation of Sheep ..... Will Beget ..... a Nation Ruled by Wolves.")
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They don’t miss the facts they ignore the facts big difference.


6 posted on 02/18/2018 7:28:38 PM PST by gibsonguy
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To: richardb72

...those who’ve committed violent/domestic or gun-related crimes, the mentally ill, & drug & alcohol abusers can legally buy/carry guns...

Not according to a BATFE yellow form.
Nor does he know that reciprocity requires a carry permit and background check to get a permit.


7 posted on 02/18/2018 7:36:14 PM PST by Sasparilla ( I'm Not Tired of Winning)
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Democratic leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.), would give “his blessing only for a handful of vulnerable lawmakers to support it.”

Interesting. So these vulnerable lawmakers, fighting to retain their positions as elected representatives of the people are going to be allowed to vote on an issue the way the people they represent would want. But apparently other representatives will be voting as they are told - to further the agenda, not to represent the people. Everything you need to know about 'rats right there. Lies and agenda, the little people be damned.

8 posted on 02/18/2018 7:38:27 PM PST by ThunderSleeps (Doing my part to help make America great again!)
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The same anti gun fever that always grips the media for a week or so after every mass shooting in the United States and mass shootings continue as they always do and the media continues on with their anti gun dribble as they always do. Mass shootings happen in every country, on every continent and they all have the same essential ingredient... A sociopathic lunatic who kills for senseless reasons, or no particular reason whatsoever... It will pass.


9 posted on 02/18/2018 7:47:48 PM PST by jerod (Nazi's were essentially Socialist in Hugo Boss uniforms... Get over it!)
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The same anti gun fever that always grips the media for a week or so after every mass shooting in the United States and mass shootings continue as they always do and the media continues on with their anti gun dribble as they always do. Mass shootings happen in every country, on every continent and they all have the same essential ingredient... A sociopathic lunatic who kills for senseless reasons, or no particular reason whatsoever... It will pass.


10 posted on 02/18/2018 7:47:52 PM PST by jerod (Nazi's were essentially Socialist in Hugo Boss uniforms... Get over it!)
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To: R_Kangel
Over 40,00 people were killed in Auto related Deaths this past year ....

Detroit is now making fully automatic 10 speeds in cars that exceed 200mph!

Anybody over 18 y/o can buy one without a background check or waiting period.

11 posted on 02/18/2018 7:49:23 PM PST by umgud
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Because of these Ding Bat liberal policies it brings up another question. Just how safe and secure are those kids ? There’s a lot of krap that happens; Assaults, fights, thefts, books and items stolen, teachers accosted, kids intimidated....

Examine records reporting how student vs student, and student vs teacher altercations, vandalism, and thefts, which are bound to occur were being dealt with.

Because in an educational unit this size it’s pretty clear their security system failed . In a secure system Cruz would have never gotten inside.


12 posted on 02/18/2018 7:53:30 PM PST by mosesdapoet (Mosesdapoet aka L.J.Keslin another gem posted in the wilderness)
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When we go to the bargaining table with the anti-gun people always remember, WE HAVE THE GUNS. They have nothing to bargain with except the 1934 and 1968 gun control laws.

What, in those two laws would be willing to accept to give up your gun rights?
submachine guns? In your dreams.
Sawed off shotguns? Don’t bet on it!
Marble’s Game Getters?
The end result it the anti-gunners have NOTHING to bargain with.

ALWAYS REMEMBER THAT! THEY HAVE NOTHING!


13 posted on 02/18/2018 7:55:40 PM PST by Ruy Dias de Bivar (Re-open the insane asylums, stop drugging the kids.)
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Missed them? No, they just don’t care about them. It’s about the narrative - not the facts.


14 posted on 02/18/2018 8:25:30 PM PST by Republican Wildcat
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Look where the counties where murder is concentrated

Murders in US very concentrated: 54% of US counties in 2014 had zero murders, 2% of counties have 51% of the murders - Crime Prevention Research Center https://crimeresearch.org/2017/04/number-murders-county-54-us-counties-2014-zero-murders-69-1-murder/


15 posted on 02/19/2018 5:43:05 AM PST by GailA (Ret. SCPO wife: suck it up buttercups it's President Donald Trump!)
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To: raiderboy

Why abrogate our constitutional right to KEEP AND BEAR ARMS because the Broward school district didn’t have armed and trained teachers and coaches? I will not suffer because of that negligence.


Worth repeating.


16 posted on 02/21/2018 6:27:58 AM PST by Wildbill22 ( They have us surrounded again, the poor bastards- Gen Creighton William Abramsp)
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