In the spring of 2007, the Harvard Journal of Law and Public Policy released a study of the relative effects of stringent gun laws. They found that a country like Luxembourg, which bans all guns, has a murder rate that is nine times higher than Germany, where there are 30,000 guns per 100,000 people. They also cited a study by the U.S.National Academy of Sciences, which studied 253 journal articles, 99 books, 43 government publications, and it failed to find one gun control initiative that worked.
In fact, in many cases it found that violence is very often lower in areas where guns are more readily available. The report points to a myth that guns are more easily obtained in the United States than in Europe. That is factually incorrect. Continue reading
Milwaukee County Sheriff David Clarke appeared on Fox News and proposed a gun law that could have stopped the Oregon shooter before the carnage got so severe, but liberals are going crazy over it. So, what did he propose?
“I’ll answer your question on what law can be changed. We should get rid of these gun-free zones.”
President Barack Obama moved quickly to politicize the tragic shooting Thursday at Oregon’s Umpqua Community College, where it now appears there were nine victims, and the gunman is also dead from police gunfire.
The president essentially threw gasoline on a fire, asserting erroneously that places with tough gun laws have lower violent crime levels. Pro-gun-rights critics were quick to take him on, and take his comments apart.
Fox News’ Bill O’Reilly challenged the president’s statements. In comments that may be watched here, O’Reilly noted Obama’s selective outrage because the president routinely ignores the carnage in Chicago, his adopted hometown. In the process, he demolished the president’s assertion that places with the toughest gun laws have the lowest violent crime rates.
A professor from Purdue researched mass shootings from the 1950s on and discovered that only two of them occurred where guns are legal to be carried. This really blows apart liberal arguments that more guns means more mass shootings. Between 2004 and 2012, gun ownership increased by 61%. But since 2008, violent crimes decreased by 12.9%. Eric Dietz, Ph.D., the former director of Homeland Security for the state of Indiana and a 22-year Army veteran, and now a professor at Purdue University, set out to find out how armed citizens could prevent deaths.
In order to examine the results, he chose to study the most common gun free zone in America, and also the place most mass shootings take place, (Outside of Chicago) public schools. Dietz outlined 4 scenarios and using statistical math, developed a model whereby he could estimate the results. He noted that since schools are gun free, they have to rely on the police, who on average take 10 – 12 minutes to respond to a live shooting. Given the fact that a mass shooter can kill a person every twenty seconds, the delay can costs a lot of lives. Continue reading
Pundits, liberals and RINOs are continually accusing Donald Trump of not providing specifics on the issues he champions. However, Trump was the first candidate to issue a policy paper on his immigration plan.
He was also the first candidate to define a specific policy. Now, Trump becomes the second candidate to define his policies with a new paper on the Second Amendment. Continue reading
His name is Roger Goodman and he’s exposing the fact that it’s rogue guns running rampant across America that kill people; not evil people with access to guns that kill others.
In the video Goodman explains the reasons why guns should never be allowed in our homes, with our wives and especially not with our children. In this video Goodman also reveals the real reason “rogue” guns are the problem.
Despite almost three times as many British Muslims serve in the ranks of ISIS than Her Majesty’s Armed Forces, the central government’s nation-wide plan to de-radicalize homegrown Islamic jihadists is “bursting at the seams” and apparently on the verge of falling apart.
As reported by the Breitbart.com news portal and the Express newspaper (of London, Great Britain) both on Aug. 29, 2015, the island nation’s officially titled “Channel programme” is collapsing under its own weight.
In August 2013, Mariano Meza-Rodriguez, a citizen of Mexico, was arrested for carrying a .22 caliber cartridge. Because he had no documentation to prove he was legally allowed to be in the U.S.; he was found to be in violation of U.S. law pertaining to illegals possessing firearms.
The specific law he broke, in this instance, was 18 U.S.C. § 922(g)(5) that states:
The sheriff of Russell County Alabama, Heath Taylor, is trying to make an argument about who should be issued a concealed carry permit (CCW), in the state of Alabama.
Taylor’s argument is that those who are going through a “divorce” or other “personal struggles,” should not be issued a CCW.
Seen as a rising star in the Corps, not only is Boby selected for promotion to Master Sergeant, he’s also one of the instrumental players in the re-vamping of the seemingly super-human physical fitness training one must meet to even attend training for the Marine Raiders (formerly, the USMC Special Operations Command). Yet the Leatherneck who’s been decorated for personal valor on the battlefield has just been arrested in Washington, DC for having his personally owned pistol in the trunk of his car.
Shortly after Thursday night’s shooting at the Grand 16 cinema in Lafayette, La., it was revealed that the theater has a no-guns policy, making it off-limits even to legally-licensed citizens to carry defensive sidearms, but that didn’t stop a man identified by authorities as John Russell Houser from carrying a gun inside and opening fire.
Two innocent people were killed before Houser reportedly took his own life. He’s been described as a “drifter” and published reports indicate he had past criminal and mental problems. Continue reading