An Open Letter to the Liberal Left Legislators Dear Gun Grabbing Legislators, It is obvious to anyone who owns a gun or supports the second amendment rights of all law abiding American citizens that you are poorly educated on the subject of guns, ammunition, mental health … READ MORE
Four pieces of civilian disarmament legislation made it to the Senate Judiciary Committee Thursday. While Sen. Dianne Feinstein‘s (D-CA) “assault weapons” ban was included in the final package, it faces tough odds of getting anywhere in Congress. Democrats instead chose a piecemeal approach, the reasons being twofold: It increases the likelihood that something gets passed, and if a major overhaul fails, Republicans will face the backlash when Democrats cry wolf.
One of the bills being considered is a bipartisan proposal “that would for the first time create specific federal prohibitions on gun trafficking and the straw purchasing of firearms,” according to the Associated Press. Recall that these were the same tactics used by the ATF in the infamously (and tragically) botched Fast and Furious sting operation. We’re glad to see Congress agrees that the feds shouldn’t be trafficking firearms to Mexico.
In related news, “States with the most gun control laws have the fewest gun-related deaths,” trumpeted the Associated Press this week, citing a study by Dr. Eric Fleegler of Boston and published in JAMA Internal Medicine. However, Fleegler is an anti-gun activist and used data from the Brady Center to Prevent Gun Violence, one of the most anti-gun organizations in the country. Also, though he considered all 50 states, he excluded the District of Columbia. The Brady Center did their own calculations based on findings in a dozen states and came to the conclusion that — surprise — we need more gun control. The inconvenient truth is that the “gun-related deaths” prevented by tougher gun laws are suicides, not homicides. In fact, the homicide rate was slightly higher in the 10 states with the most regulation. DC’s rate is nearly four times that of the rest of the country.
The Brady Center wasn’t the only leftist group promoted by the press either. USA Today placed a piece on an anti-gun study by the Pacific Institute for Research and Evaluation (PIRE) front-and-center of Tuesday’s edition. PIRE’s study purports to show that gun violence cost $12 billion annually. Not surprisingly, financial help is given to the institute through a company tied to none other than far-left billionaire investor George Soros.
And politicians…cannot be trusted..
Plus math is hard…
Quotations of the Day:
From John Cusack’s Twitter feed . . .
- For gods sake where are democrats ??
- Up to 8 Senators now joining the Rand Paul #filibuster. Where are the so-called progressive Democratic senators?”
- AG say its ok to kill us citizens-and other bad guys- but trust us we’re the good guys…how’d that play out through history mr holder…pay no attention to the man behind that curtain the great and powerful O has spoken…
- dems ? Do U have any thoughts on Obama’s transition from a progressive academic humanist 2 a regressive corporate warlord?
- when ukill innocent people without trial – imprison them with no trial what would u call it? (Obama) used bush powers & expanded them
RGR: States aren’t waiting around for new federal…
3:03 PM States aren’t waiting around for new federal gun legislation as they take matters into their own hands. The latest: A new South Dakota law will allow teachers to carry guns in schools and Georgia approved a measure which will remove a ban on firearms in college classrooms and churches. About 25 other states have similar bills pending. Meanwhile, gun sellers Sturm Ruger (RGR -1.2%) and Smith & Wesson (SWHC -1.2%) continue to try to keep with robust demand. Read comments
A military veteran has questioned why the Department of Homeland Security is purchasing enormous amounts of ammunition, making it clear that he believes the bullets cannot possibly be for… (more)