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As much as gun control advocates might wish otherwise, their attacks are running out of ammo. With private firearm ownership at an all-time high and violent crime rates plunging, none of the scary scenarios they advanced have materialized. Abuse of responsibility by armed citizens is rare, while successful defensive interventions against assaults on their lives and property are relatively commonplace.
Full Article: http://www.forbes.com/sites/larrybell/2012/02/21/disarming-the-myths-promoted-by-the-gun-control-lobby/As much as gun control advocates might wish otherwise, their attacks are running out... more
Read this quote from Obama about regulating guns "Under the radar"
"On March 30, the 30th anniversary of the assassination attempt on President Ronald Reagan, Jim Brady, who sustained a debilitating head wound in the attack, and his wife, Sarah, came to Capitol Hill to push for a ban on the controversial “large magazines.” Brady, for whom the law requiring background checks on handgun purchasers is named, then met with White House press secretary Jay Carney. During the meeting, President Obama dropped in and, according to Sarah Brady, brought up the issue of gun control, “to fill us in that it was very much on his agenda,” she said.
“I just want you to know that we are working on it,” Brady recalled the president telling them. “We have to go through a few processes, but under the radar.”
In the meeting, she said, Obama discussed how records get into the system and what can be done about firearms retailers. Her husband specifically brought up the proposed ban on large magazine clips, and she noted that even former vice president Dick Cheney had suggested that some restrictions on the clips might make sense.
“He just laughed,” Sarah Brady said approvingly of the president. Both she and her husband, she emphasized, had absolute confidence that the president was committed to regulation."
http://www.washingtonpost.com/lifestyle/style/over-a-barrel-meet-white-house-gun-policy-adviser-steve-croley/2011/04/04/AFt9EKND_story_2.htmlRead this quote from Obama about regulating guns "Under the radar"... more
They will never stop until there are no more guns.
They will stop when only the police, who are not punished when they murder people, and the drug dealers will be the only one with guns, just like in Mexico.
Obama intentionally did not mention gun control in his State of the Union, but aides say that in the next two weeks the administration will unveil a campaign to get Congress to toughen existing laws.
That was intentional, according to the White House. An administration official says Obama didn’t mention guns in his speech because of the omnipresent controversy surrounding the Second Amendment and gun control. Tuesday’s speech was designed to be more about the economy and how, as Obama repeated nine times, the U.S. could “win the future.”
But in the next two weeks, the White House will unveil a new gun-control effort in which it will urge Congress to strengthen current laws, which now allow some mentally unstable people, such as alleged Arizona shooter Jared Loughner, to obtain certain assault weapons, in some cases without even a background check.
Tuesday night after the speech, Obama adviser David Plouffe said to NBC News that the president would not let the moment after the Arizona shootings pass without pushing for some change in the law, to prevent another similar incident. “It’s a very important issue, and one I know there’s going to be debate about on the Hill.”They will never stop until there are no more guns. They will stop when only the... more
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Daryl Bradford Smith from Iamthewitness.com interviews independent researcher Evan Long on the supression of vital information on the Columbine Massacre.
Dylan Klebold and Eric Harris wanted to kill hundreds. In the library their targets were a black kid, and a group called 'Christians for Young Life'. They had 48 carbon dioxide bombs, 27 pipe bombs, and 11 1.5-gallon propane containers, as well as 40-plus gallons of flammable liquid and two duffel bags containing 20-pound liquefied-petroleum gas tanks. Each of their cars contained, two 20-pound propane tanks, another 20 gallons of gas, pipe bombs, clocks and other combustible liquids.
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Today I’m sort of sharing a headline with my colleague David Codrea because yesterday’s release by the FBI of preliminary crime data for the first six months of this year just poked a mammoth-sized hole in that bag of hot air carried around by gun prohibitionists.
Not surprisingly, since the Seattle Times and other news outlets reported this Monday, there has not been a peep about it from the gun prohibitionist lobby.
According to the FBI, murder in this country declined by 10 percent overall during the first half of 2009, a period of booming gun sales that primarily focused on the purchase of two types of firearms most often demonized by the anti-gun lobby: semiautomatic sport-utility rifles and handguns.
Anti-gunners have lost another one of their baseless arguments. Millions of Americans bought guns during the first six months of this year, many of them for the first time. Yet with all of those new guns in circulation, coupled with an increased demand for concealed carry licenses around the country, the streets have not been awash in blood, as gun banners repeatedly predict.”—Alan Gottlieb
The National Shooting Sports Foundation commented on the situation here, and also supplied data from the FBI’s National Instant Check System (NICS) here that shows how firearms sales were up, in most months dramatically, from the same period in 2008.
Alan Gottlieb, founder and executive vice president of the Second Amendment Foundation, was quick to observe, “What this shows is that gun prohibitionists are all wrong when they argue that more guns result in more crime.”
Hard facts trump hot air. These people are consistently wrong about our rights. Millions of people bought guns, especially semiautomatic sport-utility rifles that gun grabbers want to ban because they say people aren’t safe with all of those guns in private hands. Well, the people disagree, and so does the data.”—Alan Gottlieb
SAF noted in its press release, “The FBI released data Monday that shows murders dropped by 10 percent from the same period in 2008. Meanwhile, according to data released by the FBI’s National Instant Criminal Background Check System (NICS) shows that during the first six months of this year, gun sales were up. January 2009 background checks rose 28.8 percent over the same month in 2008, February’s NICS checks were up 23.3 percent and in March they were up 29.9 percent over March 2008. The trend continued in April, with NICS checks up 30.3 percent, while May showed a slowdown, up only 15.5 percent, and in June they were up 18.1 percent.”
As the Associated Press points out, this declining murder rate continues and even accelerates a trend from 2008, when gun sales began to boom in late autumn with the ascension of the anti-gun Obama administration to the White House.
The early 2009 data suggests the crime-dropping trend of 2008 is not just continuing but accelerating. In 2008, the same data showed a nearly 4 percent drop in murder and manslaughter, and an overall drop in violent crime of 1.9 percent from 2007 to 2008.—Associated Press
Somebody at the Violence Policy Center, or the Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence, or state-level gun ban lobbying groups like Washington CeaseFire will have to scramble and spin hard to explain this. They’ve been pontificating for years that more guns in circulation – especially those evil, black “military-style, semi-automatic assault rifles” – would lead to gushers of blood in the streets; blood through which they seem all-too-willing to dance right up to the doors of state legislatures and even Congress to peddle their message of citizen disarmament. I wrote about this here.
The most popular firearms selling at that time were handguns and modern sporting rifles (AR-style rifles)--two types of firearms that anti-gunners never miss an opportunity to demonize. Law-abiding handgun owners have been filling concealed carry classes across the country, and AR-Today I’m sort of sharing a headline with my colleague David Codrea because... more
Radio interview of Sarah Brady by Joel Engardio on WDBM 89FM "the Impact" East Lansing, MI in March 1994. The interview was featured on the public affairs show "Inside MSU" on the Michigan State Univeristy radio station.
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