Wednesday, March 28, 2012

That didn't take long at all.

Not even on the job for a full month and already telling lies:

The Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence, a group that advocates for stricter gun control laws, claimed Monday that George Zimmerman, the man who shot Trayvon Martin, still has his gun despite press reports to the contrary.

“One month after the tragic killing of Trayvon Martin, George Zimmerman still has his gun,” said group president Dan Gross in a press release. The statement then goes on to blame the National Rifle Association for laws that allowed Zimmerman to keep his weapon even after the shooting.

None of this appears to be true.

Welcome to the dance, Herr Gross. You're filling your predecessor's shoes well.

Friday, March 23, 2012

It's a good thing only police can carry guns in Chicago...

Otherwise, innocent people might get hurt.

Off duty cop gets into gun fight with a criminal (under shady circumstances), shoots criminal in the hand and also hits innocent woman in the head.

We're told by the gun controllers/banners that police officers have super duper elite training that makes them the only ones qualified to carry a gun. We're also told that gun-carrying, permit holding citizens are just a bunch of wannabe Dirty Harrys who will fill the streets with the blood of innocent bystanders.

But the facts are clear: 11% of police shootings kill an innocent person - about 2% of shootings by citizens kill an innocent person.

Further reading:
Calif. DA: Police killing of bystander justified
Police: Wounded bystander probably shot by deputy