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  • CDC, in Surveys It Never Bothered Making Public (of course not)

    04/21/2018 11:54:47 AM PDT · by Politically Correct · 2 replies
    Reason ^ | 20 Apr 2018 | Brian Doherty
    Many people who support gun control are angry that the federal Centers for Disease Control (CDC) are not legally allowed to use money from Congress to do research whose purpose is "to advocate or promote gun control." (This is not the same as doing no research into gun violence, though it seems to discourage many potential recipients of CDC money.) But in the 1990s, the CDC itself did look into one of the more controversial questions in gun social science: How often do innocent Americans use guns in self-defense, and how does that compare to the harms guns can cause...
  • The Missouri Republican Party is a total dumpster fire

    04/19/2018 3:32:02 PM PDT · by GuavaCheesePuff · 31 replies
    CNN ^ | April 19, 2018 | Chris Cillizza
    Washington (CNN)On Wednesday, the Republican governor of Missouri asked for a temporary restraining order against the Republican attorney general of Missouri, who is also the leading candidate to represent the GOP against Sen. Claire McCaskill (D) in the fall. The governor, Eric Greitens, made the move to keep the AG, Josh Hawley, from pursuing an investigation into the possibility that he broke the law when he used a fundraising list from a non-profit to collect funds for his political campaigns.
  • Swiss to Debate Restrictive Gun Laws in 2018

    04/17/2018 12:40:53 PM PDT · by marktwain · 8 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 18 April, 2018 | Dean Weingarten
    Switzerland has long been one of the safest and well governed countries in the world. Switzerland had historically few firearms restrictions and high rates of gun ownership. Until 1996, the firearms laws in Switzerland were entirely an affair of the local cantons. Gun laws in Switzerland were generally less restrictive than in the United States. Most firearms were not registered. It was easy to purchase handguns and automatic rifles. Cannon required an approximate $5 registration which could be obtained at the local police office. Cannon breech blocks were required to be stored separately from the cannon. Before 1998, pistols...
  • David Hogg’s boycott backfires: Laura Ingraham’s viewership jumps 20 percent

    04/16/2018 3:06:23 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 69 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | April 16, 2018 | Douglas Ernst
    Sponsors who left Fox News star Laura Ingraham’s show at the behest of teen gun control activist David Hogg are missing out on a 20 percent increase in eyeballs. The conservative author of “Shut up and Sing” lost nearly 30 advertisers since a boycott against her show launched March 29, but those who held firm are benefiting from a ratings windfall. Data compiled by the media watchdog News Busters shows a jump from 2.23 million viewers prior to Mr. Hogg’s campaign to 2.7 million since her return from a vacation.
  • Now N.J. Democrats want to go after the NRA and gun-friendly states

    04/15/2018 6:34:25 PM PDT · by GuavaCheesePuff · 99 replies
    Newark Star-Ledger ^ | April 15, 2018 | Matt Arco
    Democratic lawmakers want to take the state's tight gun control laws and expand them outside of New Jersey's borders. There's new legislation that would ban state-sponsored travel to any states that don't require their residents to obtain a permits before they purchase a firearm. The goal is to send a message to the National Rifle Association, said State Senate Majority Leader Loretta Weinberg, the bill's sponsor. "Fighting the NRA on the basis logic and rational thinking has not worked," Weinberg, D-Bergen, said. "So I think the thing that might work is fighting them with their pocketbook."
  • Why Is London Imposing ‘Knife Control’? Because Gun Control Hasn’t Worked

    04/15/2018 3:46:48 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 29 replies
    CNS News ^ | 04/13/2018 | Amy Swearer
    It was widely reported earlier this month that London experienced a higher number of murders over the first three months of 2018 than did New York City—the first time in modern history that has occurred. The United Kingdom has some of the most restrictive gun control laws in the world, so the increased murder rate in the British capital is largely a result of a sharp rise in knife-related crime. The surge in violence prompted London Mayor Sadiq Khan to announce a massive “knife control” campaign eerily reminiscent of those sometimes proffered in the United States in response to firearms-related...
  • Gun Control Logical Fallacy – Ignoring Lives Saved

    04/15/2018 1:25:30 PM PDT · by marktwain · 14 replies
    Ammoland ^ | 10 April, 2018 | Dean Weingarten
    A person who dies because they did not have a gun is just as dead as a person who is murdered with a gun. In practice, overall unjustified homicides tend to rise a bit when gun are banned or restricted. Those who push for disarmed populations use a logical fallacy when arguing for gun restrictions and gun bans. They only count people who are killed with guns, and ignore people who are killed because they were unarmed or disarmed.This logical fallacy is called an irrelevancy argument. Whenever you see a chart or graph or statistic that uses the terms...
  • Are You Exempt from Pistol Registration in Michigan?

    04/14/2018 1:43:52 PM PDT · by marktwain · 7 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 15 April, 2018 | Dean Weingarten
    Michigan is one of the few states that require people who buy handguns to register them. The law is ineffective in solving crimes. There is only one case known, in over 90 years of the law's existence, that may have been solved because of pistol registration in Michigan.    Link to video The primary purpose of the legislation, enacted in 1927, is believed t have been to keep black people form legally owning pistols. The law is an artifact of racial discrimination that serves no useful purpose.  The law that requires the pistol license and registration is MCL 28.422,...
  • ID: Stand Your Ground Bill Clarifies Law

    04/13/2018 1:05:30 PM PDT · by marktwain · 8 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 13 April, 2018 | Dean Weingarten
    On Wednesday, March 21, 2018, Idaho bill SB 1313 was enacted into law. It became law without Governor Otter's signature when he failed to veto it. The new law will take effect on 1 July, 2018.  The law qualifies as a "stand your ground" law, consistent with the law in 70% of the states. The law made relatively minor adjustments in the law of self defense in Idaho. It clarified when homicide was justifiable, adding places of business and conveyances as places with the current protections for habitations. In Idaho, the law already defined as justifiable, homicide done to...
  • When is it OK For the Cops to Take Guns?

    04/13/2018 10:35:41 AM PDT · by Jim Noble · 48 replies
    Vanity | April 13, 2018 | Jim Noble
    We’ve been discussing this topic a lot here, so I wanted to post a story and get opinions. True story. Wednesday night a kid, HS junior, sends a Snapchat to his “friends” a picture of himself holding an AR-pattern rifle with a caption “don’t come to school tomorrow”. Cops go to the house. He says it was a joke. He’s suspended and banned from campus. He’s not (so far) arrested. Question is, do you (the cops) leave the rifle or take it?
  • Council of Great City Schools Pushes Anti-Second Amendment Resolution

    04/11/2018 1:21:07 PM PDT · by marktwain · 9 replies
    Ammoland ^ | 8 April, 2018 | Dean Weingarten
    The Council of Great City Schools has published a resolution calling for severe infringements on the Second Amendment. The Council of Great City Schools (CGCS) is an organization of 70 urban public school systems, first formed in 1956.  It started with 10 large, urban schools and has grown with federal funding. As such, it is not surprising it pushes causes dear to those pushing for more and bigger government, more taxes, more spending, more federal funding. It's member are nearly entirely funded by tax dollars.  Most of its teachers would be members of the far left National Education Association. When...
  • When the Nazis Came for the Guns

    04/11/2018 6:25:07 AM PDT · by rktman · 20 replies ^ | 4/11/2018 | Tom Mountain
    The Nazis had in their possession a national registry of gun-owners. When they came to power in 1933, they knew exactly who had what kind of gun and how many. And they didn't even have to compile the registry themselves. A few years earlier, the Interior Minister of the German Weimar government had started the gun ownership registry as a way of keeping tabs on extremist groups in Germany, such as the communists...and the Nazis. The national registry was thorough, precise, and extensive. But not public. The Weimar interior minister was wary of it falling into the wrong hands, like...
  • Will Enough Ever Be Enough For the Gun Grabbers?

    04/09/2018 1:07:15 AM PDT · by lowbuck · 31 replies
    Townhall ^ | 9 April 2018 | Scott Morefield
    Full title: Will Enough Ever Be Enough For the Gun Grabbers? Let's Ask the Libs in Britain Fighting the Knife Crime ‘Epidemic’ We also point to the inevitable slippery-slope, full well knowing that’s what may of these would-be tyrants are counting on. Sure, they’re going after the so-called “assault rifles” now, because the Parkland shooter used one and they’re really scary looking, but does anyone really believe that, should they succeed in banning those, they wouldn’t go after the next thing the next psychopath uses to commit mass mayhem? . . . snip The answer is an easy one if...
  • Campaign launched for tougher gun laws in Switzerland

    04/08/2018 7:18:09 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 29 replies ^ | 6 April 2018 12:48 CEST+02:00
    A new platform composed of left-wing politicians, police officers and psychiatrists is pushing for Switzerland to follow the European Union in tightening controls on guns. Representatives of the Social Democratic Party (SP), the Swiss police officers association VSPB/FSFP and the Swiss federation of psychiatrists and psychotherapists FMPP joined forces on Thursday ahead of a debate on the issue in parliament, the Tribune de Genčve reported. The EU parliament approved a revised gun law last year designed to close security loopholes and introduce tighter controls on blank-firing and inadequately deactivated weapons like those used in the Paris terror attacks. On March...
  • De Blasio aide busted with gun in car

    04/08/2018 6:01:41 PM PDT · by conservative98 · 53 replies
    NY Post ^ | April 8, 2018 | Shawn Cohen, Larry Celona and Bruce Golding
    This de Blasio administration official set one heckuva bad example for the teens she was hired to keep out of jail. Reagan Stevens, a deputy director in the Mayor’s Office of Criminal Justice, and two young men were arrested for illegal weapons possession while sitting in a double-parked car near the scene of a Saturday night shooting in Queens, cops said. A loaded, 9-mm. semiautomatic pistol with its serial number defaced was hidden in the car’s glove box, and there was a spent shell casing on the floor
  • An Open Letter to the Deerfield, Illinois, Village Board of Trustees

    04/07/2018 12:14:22 PM PDT · by pboyington · 37 replies
    US Defense Watch ^ | April 6, 2018 | Ray Starmann
    Dear Village Board of Trustees: You undoubtedly feel good about your recent assault weapons ban; a classic knee jerk, left wing gun control measure; full, like all liberal actions, of sound and fury, while signifying nothing but tyranny. According to the ordinance, which you unanimously approved Monday night, it is unlawful for a person “to carry, keep, bear, transport or possess an assault weapon in the Village,” except if the weapon is “broken down in a non-functioning state,” is “not immediately accessible to any person,” or is “unloaded and enclosed in a case, firearm carrying box, shipping box, or other...
  • Knowing their Attacker makes Armed Victim Defense Claims Simpler

    04/07/2018 9:51:06 AM PDT · by marktwain · 5 replies
    Ammoland ^ | 3 April, 2018 | Dean Weingarten
    It is undeniable that a significant percentage of killers are known to their victims. This often makes self-defense claims easier to understand. Previous death threats, a violent criminal history, and/or a current restraining order does much to show that an armed victim was justified in shooting and/or killing a person they knew who was attacking them.One of the most misleading statistics in the debates about self-defense is that “most victims know their killers”.  Everyone knows hundreds or thousands of people in the area where they live. They know the creepy neighbor, the homeless guy who accosts people at the supermarket...
  • They're Coming For Them: Boulder Passes AR-15 Ban, Massachusetts Assault Weapons Ban Upheld

    04/06/2018 7:13:35 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 149 replies ^ | April 6, 2018 | Matt Vespa
    Well, it was not a good day for the stock market and it wasn’t a good day for gun rights. A federal judge decided to uphold a law that already strengthened the state’s ban on so-called assault weapons. The judge went on the whole weapons of war tangent in his opinion (via Bloomberg) Massachusetts’ beefed-up ban on assault weapons doesn’t violate the Second Amendment of the Constitution, a U.S. judge ruled, handing a victory to gun-control advocates seeking to pass such a law nationwide following a spate of deadly mass shootings."The AR-15 and its analogs, along with large capacity magazines,...
  • (Vanity) Pro-Gun Speech Rush Limbaugh mentioned

    04/06/2018 9:18:06 AM PDT · by vladimir998 · 17 replies
    Youtube ^ | April 5, 2018 | Anothony Brian Logan (Youtube Poster)
    Rush mentioned the man's name a moment ago. I only caught his last name: Robinson.
  • Does Gun Control Reduce Murder? Let’s Run The Numbers Across The World

    04/05/2018 12:13:06 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 15 replies
    The Federalist ^ | 04/04/2018 | Adam Mill
    After I thought about it, I realized the question of whether reducing guns in a society will lead to fewer murders is a testable hypothesis. Watching the recent emotional speeches and marches supporting gun control, I canÂ’t shake a question that nags me: Would we be safer with fewer guns?Gun control advocates have an intuitive argument. Guns are an efficient way to commit murder. If we reduce the number of guns in society, we axiomatically will reduce murders. Reducing gun violence is a desirable goal, particularly when one sees shooters mowing down children. After I thought about it, I realized...