Monday, September 27, 2010

You're most likely to be shot by someone you know with your own gun. *

Classic gun-controller scenario: An acquaintance takes your gun and shoots you with it.

* If you're a gang member/drug dealer who who was in illegal possession of a gun to begin with.

Thursday, September 23, 2010

The Brady Campaign is wrong again.

Reacting to the fact that despite there being a record number of guns (and people carrying guns) in circulation, violent crime has gone down, the Brady Campaign goes on a baseless, emotionalism laden rant and even manages to attack Lady Gaga for a third time.

"The NRA can't help exposing itself and its any gun for anybody anywhere agenda again -- the way Lady Gaga can't help exposing her...well, you get my point."

A lie often repeated does not become the truth. The NRA has never advocated any gun for anybody anywhere.

"In 2009, gun sales increased. Which means that in 2009, after a successful campaign of fear-mongering about President Obama among its followers, more of the same guys who love guns bought...wait for it, more guns."

It wasn't fear-mongering so much as was pointing out Obama's record when it comes to gun. As for who actually bought the guns, no one knows but the people who bought the guns. To claim that it was "the same guys who love guns" who bought the guns is completely baseless as the only data available is total NICS queries. It could have been one guy buying millions of guns or millions of people buying one gun. No one knows. At least no one is supposed to know.

"America has the highest number of guns in the industrialized world and our citizens make up 80 percent of people in the industrialized world who die from bullet blasts."

That in itself sounds impressive, but when you state it in context with other causes of death in America, it's really not. Not many people die from "bullet blasts" period. Or to state it with equal, but opposite impressiveness: Less than 0.01% of Americans will die from bullet blasts. Percentages are such great tools, aren't they?

The rest of the article is standard Brady fare: Anecdotes of violence designed to pull at your heart strings. However none of it changes the basic truth: We have more guns and less crime.

Monday, September 20, 2010

Gun Control and Suicide.

Oleg Volk has a theory; That gun control directly causes suicides.

And his theory may not be far off:

Keep in mind that correlation doesn't necessarily equal causation. Nonetheless, it's interesting that with an increase in gun control, suicides actually went up.

Friday, September 17, 2010

Truth or just pre-midterm posturing?

Obama told the TCU team that he, too, practiced shooting with a rifle. "He said he practiced with the Secret Service," said Riford, who graduated from TCU in May and now works in Fort Worth.

Read more:

And no pictures? This could have been Barack's Al Gore moment. Or even better, his Dukakis moment.

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Safe storage laws save lives... Except when they don't.

From Chicago Breaking News:
The shotgun involved in the apparently accidental shooting that claimed the life of a 12-year-old boy in his Roseland home was kept for protection, purchased legally and stored away properly, his sister said this morning.

A law enforcement source confirmed a key was needed for one to gain access to the gun.

Locking up your guns is not a guarantee of your child's safety. Children find keys. You want to keep your child safe? Teach them proper gun safety.

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Lie #24: "Violence in Mexico has increased..."

From Paul Helmke's latest demand for the erosion of American rights for Mexican corruption:

Violence in Mexico has increased since Congress allowed the federal assault weapons ban to expire in 2004.

Except it hasn't. From the AP:

Mexico's homicide rate has fallen steadily from a high in 1997 of 17 per 100,000 people to 14 per 100,000 in 2009, a year marked by an unprecedented spate of drug slayings concentrated in a few states and cities, Public Safety Secretary Genaro Garcia Luna said. The national rate hit a low of 10 per 100,000 people in 2007, according to government figures compiled by the independent Citizens' Institute for Crime Studies.

Sunday, September 12, 2010

No Guns For Jews.

Another great piece from JPFO:

If you want to check out the whole movie, just click the video and go t their Youtube channel. While you're there, also check out the equally fabulous "No Guns For Negroes".

Thursday, September 9, 2010

Children and Guns.

It's that time of the year again. Marian Wright Edelman is on the soapbox for The Children®

Rather than pick apart her argument again, i'll just point you to the last time I picked apart her argument.

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Rephrasing the Mexico lie.

via HuffPo:
A shocking new report obtained by ABC News says that as many as three out of four guns used in crimes in Mexico can be traced to gun stores just across the border in the U.S.

Realizing the 90% lie has been debunked into the ground, they've had to create a new magic number: 3 out of 4. Of course, it suffers the same flaw as the 90% lie. The "3 out of 4" is only 3 out of 4 of the guns that are submitted for tracing, which is less than 1/3 of the total number of guns confiscated. That results in only 1/4 of the confiscated guns being traceable to US gun stores. The remaining 3/4 come from other sources, including the Mexican government itself.

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

King Richard to give up the crown.

via NPR:
After more than 20 years in office, Chicago Mayor Richard Daley says he's not running for re-election. If Daley finishes his current term, he will have held the post longer than even his father, Richard J. Daley, who died in office after serving 21 years.

I wish I could say he would finally be replaced by someone who believes in the 2nd Amendment, but rumor has it Herr Rahm is one of the people seeking the crown.

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

The 2nd Amendment survives.

Some good news from Der Volksrepublik of Kalifornia. Assembly Bill 1810 (long gun registration), Assembly Bill 1934 (ban on the open carry of unloaded guns), and Assembly Bill 2358 (ammo registration) were all defeated.

Of course, the gun-controllers will not quit. This is only a setback for them. They will continue their assault on your rights. But it's nice to know that even in enemy territory, the rights of the people can still prevail.