Everytown makes anti-gun video, with hilarious results

Or, as Bob Owens notes. Bloomberg’s group has even lost The View!

You don’t typically find a more left-leaning group than the cast of The View, but even this group of ladies saw the most recent Everytown For Gun Safety ad spot as a strong argument for woman to be armed.

Geoffrey Dickens at Newbusters has the transcript of the segment, which shows three of the four ladies (Sherri Shepherd, Jenny McCarthy and guest-host Juliet Huddy) coming out strongly in favor of women learning how to use firearms, and having safely stored firearms in the home to defend their families.

Even more remarkably, Shepherd and McCarthy attempted to convert Good Morning America co-host Lara Spencer to the side of gun ownership, after she revealed herself as the one lady on the panel who was didn’t want to have a firearm in her home.

Everytown tried to ]make a video further demonizing guns and ended up making an incredibly powerful video that illustrates how a woman is far better to defend herself if she is armed and prepared

LARA SPENCER: I have two kids. I would never want a gun in the house.

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JENNY MCCARTHY: I’ve been in circumstances like Sherri where, you know people tried to break in and I’m with my son going, “I wish I had something to protect myself with.”

SHERRI SHEPHERD: I think that’s the thing when you’re standing there and if you’ve ever been in that situation where you have children and you go what do I have?

MCCARTHY to SPENCER: I used to think like you.

SHEPHERD to SPENCER: I used to think like you too. When you’re sitting there going-

SPENCER to MCCARTHY: What changed you?

MCCARTHY: That happened to me. They were trying to get in and I felt out of control and I had a child, and I was thinking to myself I wish I had a gun and I wish, you know, I have it very well protected now. There’s no way. Locked up.

SHEPHERD: Locked up, go to the gun range, know how to use it. There was a man who broke into a woman’s house. She was up in the attic. She had her two twins. He, as soon as he put his face in the attic she shot him. I betcha he’ll never try to break into that woman’s house again.

Keep up the good work, there Everytown

What the gun grabbers on the Left do not grasp about prevention

GREAT, GREAT piece at Bearing Arms by Tom McHale

Some gun control mantras make my head explode – and they don’t even use the phrase “for the children!” I’ll venture a guess they will cause you equal frustration. So go find a roll of duct tape. Then wrap your head with it. Done? Good. Now wrap an extra couple of layers, because I’m going to repeat the argument here loved by gun control groups like Moms Demand Alimony From Tyrannical Little Elitist Socialist Mayors with Napoleon Complexes (MDAFTLESMNC).

Concealed carry doesn’t stop mass shootings! There aren’t any examples of mass shootings where a concealed permit holder citizen stopped a mass shooting!

If you read this one slowly while moving your lips and concentrating really hard, you’ll detect some broken logic. The logic flaw boils down to this:

If someone is there to stop (or even disrupt) a mass shooting, the event never has a chance to become a mass shooting in the first place. The whole point is about the benefits of prevention, like blocking Anthony Weiner’s texting plan.

Buying into the exact same logic construct would mean that the Cold War failed. The whole point of the Cold War strategy of Mutually Assured Destruction is to prevent either side from throwing a pre-emptive nuclear missile haymaker. If you decided to evaluate the success of the mutually assured destruction strategy by counting the number of nuclear wars, then you would be well qualified to calculate unemployment numbers for the government.

“Hey! Our Cold War strategy sucked! You can’t name a single example of a nuclear war that was ended by the cold war strategy! Nyah, nyah, nyah! Now go get me a copy of the New York Times.”

Tom does a great job of laying bare the idiocies of the Bloomberg’s Blooming Idiots. Go read the rest

“I am glad you shot him”

Your quote of the day. It comes from the story the news media SHOULD BE covering

The ex-wife of the psychiatric patient who murdered a case worker before being shot three times by his psychiatrist has words of thanks for pistol-packing Dr. Lee Silverman:

‘I just want to meet the doctor and thank him,’ Kimberly said at her tidy red-brick house in a Philadelphia suburb.

‘I am not saying I wish he had killed him, I would never feel that way about anyone, but a world where my ex is not around will be a much safer world.

‘He has been in and out of trouble for 20 years and if he hasn’t been rehabbed by now he never will be. I hope he never gets out of prison — we will all be in trouble if he does.

‘He has never been stable. He is very unpredictable. He can be the nicest person in the world, talking with you and then suddenly he would get the look of evil in his eye and he would put a knife to your throat.’

Richard Plotts pulled a .32 revolver and executed case worker Theresa Hunt after arguing about the Mercy Healthcare System’s “no guns” policy, and then opened fire on his doctor, Lee Silverman. Dr. Silverman ducked for cover behind his own desk and pulled a .32 semi-automatic, firing it over the desk until it ran dry, hitting Plotts three times. Other hospital employees then tackled the wounded Plotts and disarmed him.

Police have credited Dr. Silverman with stopping a mass shooting. Plotts had 39 additional rounds of ammunition in his pockets, and authorities suspect that he intended to murder both Hunt and Silverman as part of a rampage through the hospital.

Imagine if the doctor had not acted, and the madman would have committed a mass shooting.You wanna bet the media would still be yapping about it, doing their usual “we need more gun laws” act? But, when a gun is used to STOP such an atrocity, well, the media is silent

Federal Court Rules D.C. Ban On Handguns Outside The Home Unconstitutional

Federal Judge Rules DC Ban On Gun Carry Rights Unconstitutional – Fox News

A federal judge in the District of Columbia on Saturday overturned the city’s total ban on residents being allowed to carry firearms outside their home in a landmark decision for gun-rights activists.

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Judge Frederick Scullin Jr. wrote in his ruling in Palmer v. District of Columbia that the right to bear arms extends outside the home, therefore gun-control laws in the nation’s capital are “unconstitutional.”

“We won,” Alan Gura, the lead attorney for the Second Amendment Foundation, told Fox News in a phone interview. “I’m very pleased with the decision that the city can’t forbid the exercise of a fundamental constitutional right.”

Gura said he expects the District to appeal this decision but added, “We’ll be happy to keep the fight going.”

The decision leaves no gray area in gun-carrying rights.

Judge Scullin extensively referenced the Supreme Court decisions in District of Columbia v. Heller (2008) and McDonald v. Chicago (2010) to concluding “there is no longer any basis on which this court can conclude that the District of Columbia’s total ban on the public carrying of ready-to-use handguns outside the home is constitutional under any level of scrutiny.”

The court ordered the city to now allow residents from the District and other states to carry weapon within its boundaries.

Judge Scullin wrote that the court “enjoins Defendants from enforcing the home limitations of [D.C. firearms laws] unless and until such time as the District of Columbia adopts a licensing mechanism consistent with constitutional standards enabling people to exercise their Second Amendment right to bear arms.”

The defendants are the city government and Police Chief Cathy L. Lanier.

This case has dragged in the courts for five years. Gura has twice asked the federal appeals court to force Judge Scullin to issue a decision. The five plaintiffs filed in 2009, and the case was argued twice, most recently in Oct. 2012.

George Lyon, a D.C. resident and registered gun owner is one of the plaintiffs in Palmer.

“I am gratified that after a long wait our right to protect ourselves and our families has been vindicated,” Lyon, a lawyer, said Saturday.

He urged Mayor Vincent Gray, a Democrat, and the Democrat-controlled City Council to “swiftly enact a concealed carry law that protects the rights of law abiding citizens to protect themselves.”

Gray did not respond to request for comment.

City Council Chairman Phil Mendelson said Sunday that he just learned of the ruling and had yet to read the opinion.

However, he said because of the District’s unique national security concerns, the right to carry a firearm in public “must be more heavily restricted than any place else in the nation.”

“Four U.S. presidents have been assassinated by gunfire, and at least five others have been shot at, including Ronald Regan who was seriously wounded in 1981,” he said. “Neither the Secret Service nor the Capitol Police will disclose all incidents where they have recovered firearms, but we do know that just two years ago someone hit the White House with gunfire, and there are frequent threats on the foreign diplomatic corps.”

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Man tries home invasion, his end results

He really should have stopped at getting his ass beat on his first try, but noooooo

Benjamin Beaudoin’s friends say that they are also puzzled by his actions Saturday morning, in which he was injured in one home invasion, and then killed in another:

Sheriff Brian Jespersen says 34-year-old Benjamin Beaudoin, of Mendota Heights, died from the injuries after committing two separate home invasions Saturday morning in Ray, Minnesota.

The sheriff says Beaudoin first broke into a home around 5 a.m. about 15 miles south of International Falls. The homeowner retrieved a shotgun and struck Beaudoin over the head several times, breaking the stock off the shotgun according to the sheriff.

The sheriff says Beaudoin then fled the scene to another home a few miles away where a 72-year-old woman let Beaudoin into her home. Jespersen says Beaudoin threw the woman to the ground and began beating and choking her.

Jespersen says the woman’s 48-year-old son went to get a gun from his bedroom where Beaudoin lunged at him and was shot.

It is a strange story, and not just for the obvious reasons. Read the rest at Bearing Arms where Bob Owens has an exit question that will make you think

Federal District Court strikes down Handgun Carry Ban

William Jacobson, who is feeling under the weather, celebrates

Well, well, well–I guess the big guy upstairs knew I could do with a pick-me-up while I struggle through this respiratory infection.  And boy, did he deliver big (with a h/t to Ace of Spades HQ).

In light of Heller, McDonald, and their progeny, there is no longer any basis on which this Court can conclude that the District of Columbia’s total ban on the public carrying of ready-to-use handguns outside the home is constitutional under any level of scrutiny. Therefore, the Court finds that the District of Columbia’s complete ban on the carrying of handguns in public is unconstitutional.

Palmer v. District of Columbia (1:09-CV-1482 , filed July 26, 2014; full decision at the end of this post).

This should, of course, be the common fate of virtually every gun law currently on the books, particularly when (as is the only proper legal course) strict scrutiny is applied to the thousands of state and Federal laws that continue to irrationally infringe our rights to keep and bear arms.

Kudos to Attorney Alan Gura, for his continuing masterful efforts in defense and promotion of the Second Amendment to the Constitution of the United States of America.  As Alan noted in his own blog, Reality-Based Litigation:

In 2012, I won Moore v. Madigan, 702 F.3d 933 (7th Cir. 2012), which struck down Illinois total ban on the carrying of defensive handguns outside the home. With this decision in Palmer, the nation’s last explicit ban of the right to bear arms has bitten the dust. Obviously, the carrying of handguns for self-defense can be regulated. Exactly how is a topic of severe and serious debate, and courts should enforce constitutional limitations on such regulation should the government opt to regulate. But totally banning a right literally spelled out in the Bill of Rights isn’t going to fly. My deepest thanks to the Second Amendment Foundation for making this victory possible and to my clients for hanging in there. Congratulations Americans, your capital is not a constitution-free zone.

 

Armed citizen 2 armed thugs 0

Good job young man, good job!

These are the type of headlines we should be seeing more of, instead of the tragedies that happen when someone’s house gets broken into. Check it out…

On July 22, a 19-year-old Carrick, Pennsylvania, tenant grabbed a shotgun and fired three shots at two home invaders to save his girlfriend’s life. One home invader was killed, and one was critically injured.

According to TribLive.News, 31-year-old David Calhoun and 27-year-old Christopher A. Thomas allegedly broke into a Carrick apartment. Once inside, the intruders “shoved [the] 19-year-old [resident], who lives there with his 17-year-old girlfriend, into a bedroom and asked for ‘his stuff.’”

Gun-Free Zone fail of the day

Of all the emotionally driven, intellectually bankrupt ideas the Left has come up with, the idea of “gun-free zones” is among the most inane. Most of the high-profile mass shootings in recent years have occurred in these “safe havens”, yet, Liberals keep falling back on their failed idea that banning guns will stop criminals. Luckily, a doctor who works in one of these gun-free zones, decided to break the rules, and likely prevented another mass shooting

A psychiatric patient is in critical condition, his caseworker is dead, and his doctor is recovering from a grazing wound to the head following and argument and gunfight in the psychiatric unit at the Mercy Wellness Center, in Darby, PA,  Thursday afternoon.

49-year-old patient Richard Plotts and his caseworker, 53-year-old Theresa Hunt, went into the office of psychiatrist, Dr. Lee Silverman for an appointment. Shortly after arriving a heated argument broke out, and a staffer peaked through the door to see the patient, Plotts, pointing a handgun at Silverman. The staffer then quietly shut the door and dialed 911 to alert police. Moments later, the situation turned violent, according to Delaware District Attorney Jack Whelan:

“When the caseworker [Hunt] was shot, (Silverman) crouched down behind the desk to avoid him being shot,” Whelan said.

“He was able to reach for his weapon, and realizing it was a life or death situation, was able to engage the defendant in the exchange of gunfire.”

Mercy Wellness Center is, of course, a “gun free zone,” though one that the patient and the doctor both chose to ignore. Plotts apparently ignored the signs prohibiting weapons because he was violently mentally ill and was intent on taking lives. Dr. Silverman apparently kept his handgun because he knows that people like Plotts exist and ignore silly signs.

The local police chief suggests that Silverman’s decision to ignore the “gun free zone” signs may have prevented a hospital massacre:

Yeadon Police Chief Donald Molineux said that ‘without a doubt, I believe the doctor saved lives.’

‘Without that firearm, this guy (the patient) could have went out in the hallway and just walked down the offices until he ran out of ammunition,’ the chief said.

In other words, the bad guy with a gun was stopped, DEAD, by a good guy with a gun. The “gun-free” zone did nothing at all to prevent any crime. Just like so many times before, a crazed gunman was provided a killing field, thanks to Liberal idiocy and feel good policies. Only this time, someone with good and not evil in their heart decided that self-defense was more important than following a failed policy.

A teenager, a shotgun, and a home invader walk into a bar

One of the things that the Gun Control Cult calls for frequently are laws that make it a crime to make a firearm accessible to children. This sounds good, until you remember that surely these laws would be written by those wishing to use such laws to punish gun owners who teach their children, especially teens how to use those guns. This story should remind us all that part of being a responsible gun owning parent is to teach your kids about guns, and yes, it could save their lives

SARASOTA, Fla – A 15-year-old fires warning shot at burglar and scares away thief.

It happened in the 4800 block of Sawyer Pine Road in Sarasota at around 12:30p.m. this afternoon. 

According to a release from the Sarasota County Sheriff’s Office, the 15-year-old was home alone when he heard a person banging on the back door.

The teen saw the suspect at the back door attempting to break-in.  The juvenile fired a shot with a shotgun in the area of the suspect and he fled the scene.

Of course, members of the Gun Control Cult will scoff at my suggesting this teen might have saved his life. But, who knows what the man trying to break in had in mind. Who knows what would have happened if the boy had not had an accessible firearm, and known how to use it. We don’t know, and thankfully the teen and his family will not have to find out.

A second note to those that say no one would ever support a law that would punish this teen’s parents. Do not fool yourself. A law mandating that firearms not be made accessible to a minor could be used in such a manner. All it would take would be an anti-gun DA to bring charges. And if you do not think such DA’s exist think again. And, if you think that the Gun Control Cult would never deliberately push such a law, or push such action think again. Remember that keeping kids safe is not their goal. Controlling your ability to own firearms is.

Your Welcome to Reality Quote of the Day

They feel safer in Ohio, they said, adding that their experience drastically changed them and their views on a number of issues, including gun control. Before, both didn’t feel the need to own a gun. Now, they are proud gun owners and keep a handgun in the bedroom.

“I didn’t want a gun. I specifically didn’t want one,” Dittrich said. “I was very much opposed to hav[ing] one, and I guess I got the realization that the police really can’t protect you. They can respond, and they can protect you once they get there. But, you’re on your own.”

You can rad the back story at Bearing Arms

Solving Chicago violence

If we are going to throw money at the problem, let’s use the money for something that will actually reduce the violent crime

The good Reverend Jesse Jackson appears to have a tinge of jealousy when it comes to redistributing the wealth. President Obama has thrown his support behind a proposal to send nearly $4 billion to deal with the problem of illegal immigration at our southern border. The Reverend supports this but would like us to spend a little more.

“If we can find $4 billion for those children — and we should — we can find $2 billion for Chicago. There are more children involved, and more have been killed, and more have been shot,” said Jackson.

It’s a typical government solution. Throw money at a problem and make it go away. Jackson supports forcing taxpayers from one end of the country to the other to pay for Chicago’s violence problem.

We here at Spellchek always like to promote what is in the best interest of the public. Accordingly, here is a solution to the Chicago violence problem and guess what the best part is? It’ll cost less than half of what Jackson proposes!

The solution? Have the feds provide a handgun to every resident of Chicago. The population of Chicago is roughly 2.7 million people. The average cost of a handgun is likely between $300 to $600. Of course you can spend more or less, but that would be a fair average. And if we award a government contract to a gun supplier for millions of handguns, certainly we can secure a fair price for a government issued handgun.

For example, 2.7 million handguns at $300 a pop is $945 million, a relative bargain compared to the $2 billion the Rev. Jackson wants to throw down the sewer hole.

The “Reverend” of course, would oppose such a plan. Mainly because he could not shovel much of the money into his pockets. That, and, solving problems is not what Race Pimps like Jackson do. Profiting from those problems is what he does.

Well, Mayor Bloomberg is Not going to like this!

Say it with me, A Good Guy With a Gun…………..

A Florida concealed carrier witnessed a man stabbing another near a bus stop in Orange County Florida and lept from his car to take the attacker down. Concealed carrier Jeffery Hopkins pulled his pistol and forced the attacker, Thomas Thorpe to the ground, where he held him until police arrived .

When deputies arrived at the scene, a knife was on the ground next to the bench and they found another knife in the suspect’s pocket.

“As I was getting out, I noticed the guy had a knife in his hand so I went for my gun and took him down,” Hopkins said. “He looked at me very scared. Then realized I was serious and dropped the knife and laid down immediately.”

Hopkins did not show his face for WFTV’s cameras because he said he doesn’t want any more attention and just wanted to help.

“If it was my father or anybody like that out there getting attacked, people need to get involved,” Hopkins said.

Witnesses said there was nothing unusual on the bus and the two men did not appear to be fighting before the attack.

“The thing about it is the dude said they didn’t even know each other from nothing, so I don’t know if he was trying to rob him or what, but he stabbed him up pretty good,” said Macon.

Detroits top cop gives credit for drop in crime to armed citizens! Gun Control Cult hardest hit

Maybe Chicago should hire a real cop to tackle its violence problems? A cop like this one

Detroit has experienced 37 percent fewer robberies in 2014 than during the same period last year, 22 percent fewer break-ins of businesses and homes, and 30 percent fewer carjackings. Craig attributed the drop to better police work and criminals being reluctant to prey on citizens who may be carrying guns.

“Criminals are getting the message that good Detroiters are armed and will use that weapon,” said Craig, who has repeatedly said he believes armed citizens deter crime. “I don’t want to take away from the good work our investigators are doing, but I think part of the drop in crime, and robberies in particular, is because criminals are thinking twice that citizens could be armed.

“I can’t say what specific percentage is caused by this, but there’s no question in my mind it has had an effect,” Craig said.

Craig made national news in January, when he told The Detroit News he believed armed citizens deter crime — an unusual stance for an urban police chief. In May, the chief was featured in an NRA publication, America’s 1st Freedom, in a cover story titled “A Show of Courage in Detroit,” in which Craig reiterated his support for citizens using guns to protect themselves.

Through the years, various studies have reached different conclusions on whether tighter gun laws equal less crime. A 2013 study by the American Journal of Public Health found that the states with the loosest restrictions on gun ownership had the highest gun death rates. But a 2007 Harvard University study found that banning guns would not have an effect on murder rates.

Gun death rates? The Left skews the stats by  using terms like “gun violence” in which they include shootings in self-defense and police shooting criminals, and suicides and accidental shootings. They do not talk about the drop in all violent crime in states with concealed or open carry laws. They ignore the hundreds of thousands of armed citizens who use guns to protect themselves every year either. The vast majority of defensive gun uses do not involve the gun being fired, but again, the gun control side likes to bury that fact. They also use broad terms that mislead. Ever since the Trayvon Martin shooting, the Left has been attacking Florida’s Stand Your Ground law. they like to say that since that bill passed, in 2005, that homicides are up in Florida! The horror! But, a look at stats shows that a specific category of homicides is up. Justifiable Homicide AKA self-defense! Again, they lie, because facts and stats are not on their side.

And what they hate, more than anything are stories like this H/T Bearing Arms

The Gun Control Cult also likes to pretend that guns cause violence, and that “unarmed” attackers (meaning an attacker without a gun) is not a threat. Sorry, that is simply untrue

A belligerent man named Moises Torres  went storming through the sixth floor hallway of a San Antonio hotel, breaking overhead lights and mumbling that he was looking of someone to kill, according to hotel guests.

He found someone .

Witnesses told police Torres had been disruptive in the hallway on the sixth floor shortly before the shooting. They said they heard Torres banging on doors and saying he was looking for someone to kill.

“The individual who was shot was apparently breaking some lights in the ceiling. When the other guest walked by him, there was some type of at least verbal altercation. This is all preliminary,” said McManus.

One man heard what was going on and called hotel security. That man, described to be in his 40s, waited until he thought it was safe and opened the door to his room.

Police said when he opened the door, Torres allegedly charged at the man and a woman who was with him. The man drew a pistol and fired once at Torres, shooting him in the chest.

Torres died at the scene.

The man who shot Torres was a concealed carry permit holder.

Think how these stories would be different if the Gun Control Cult had their way?

The key to being safe in your home?

Be armed, and sleep naked apparently

A Georgetown, Texas man said that he was awoken Wednesday night by a flashlight moving outside his bedroom door, the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reported.

He checked on his sleeping wife, grabbed his 9mm handgun and went to investigate — stark naked.

“I have a tattoo of the grim reaper, my hair is sticking up all crazy and I’m naked,” said the homeowner, who asked that his name be withheld for safety reasons. “I’m not sure if [the burglar] was more afraid of me or the gun.”

Upon seeing the homeowner, the burglar reportedly screamed, stammered, “I’m so sorry, sir,” and leapt headfirst through the first-floor window he had used to enter the home.

Odd, I just have a hard time feeling badly for thugs who get shot

Bob Owens reports that Spokane, Washington Police Chief Frank Straub is concerned about the safety of thugs. Bob, like myself, must just be insensitive because, we are just not feeling too much sympathy

Boo-freaking-hoo :

The gun in Stephen Corkery’s hand when he allegedly robbed several Spokane businesses and walked into a fatal standoff on West Grace Avenue in March was fake, investigators say.

The alleged crimes, and the consequences, were very real.

Local law enforcement have responded to at least a dozen calls since the start of the year involving people armed with a gun that officers and bystanders believed was authentic, but turned out to be a realistic-looking replica. Two of those encounters, including Corkery’s, have ended with fatalities.

“What do you do?” Spokane police Chief Frank Straub said. “You can’t call a timeout and say, ‘Excuse me, is that real?’”

Many more incidents, including an hourslong standoff with a suicidal man downtown last month, ended peacefully, and police identified the guns involved as replicas. But Straub and others worry the rising number of would-be criminals threatening civilians with fake firearms could lead to an even greater number of tragedies.

“My fear is, sooner or later someone’s going to walk into a store to do a robbery, only to be confronted by a store owner, or a property owner, who has a real gun,” Straub said.

Perhaps I’m being a bit callous, but I fail to see a problem.

Right there with you Mr. Owens

Six-year legal ordeal finally over for man who killed two thugs in self-defense

Via Bearing Arms

A very biased account of the events carried in the Miami Herald and republished by the Florida Courier nonetheless gets the general account of incident correct :

Mobley shot and killed Jason Jesus Gonzalez and Rolando Carrazana in February 2008 outside the Chili’s restaurant at 5705 NW 173rd Drive.

Gonzalez and Carranza had gotten into an argument with Mobley and a friend inside the restaurant. No fights occurred and the two men left the eatery, though not before banging on the outside windows and pointing at Mobley’s group.

Some 20 minutes later, Mobley and his friend, Jose Correa, were smoking cigarettes outside the restaurant. Mobley had retrieved his Glock pistol from the glove compartment of his parked car.

Suddenly, Gonzalez appeared out of nowhere, delivering a “vicious punch” to the face of Correa, fracturing his eye socket, according to court documents. Gonzalez danced backward, his arms raised as if to taunt the men. Seconds later, Carranza appeared rushing toward the men.

“I was scared, and then I seen this other guy coming up from the back and then he reached up under his shirt so I was scared,” Mobley testified at an immunity hearing in January 2012. “I thought, you know, they were going to shoot or kill us.”

Conveniently, the “journalist,” David Ovalle, forgets to mention that Carranza had charged Mobley while reaching his hand under his shirt, and two knives were found near where he fell .

As Bob Owens rightfully points out, the bias in the story is deep. Apparently the writer wanted to attack Florida’s Stand Your Ground law, which was not really at play in this case. Take a peek at the headline to the story 

Two unarmed men dead; shooter walks

Unarmed if you discount the two knives one of these thugs had. I love how the Left uses “unarmed” when an innocent citizen uses a gun to kill a criminal violent attacker. They use it because, in their twisted view “unarmed” means you have no gun, and are, apparently therefore harmless and a saint. The REAL bad guys? Well the Left sees a citizen that uses a gun in self-defense as bad these days or so it seems. Talk about moral retardation

The damage done by “common sense” gun laws

It is amazing how Liberals throw the term common sense around when calling for more useless laws that do nothing but make criminals out of good people! Chris Wysocki is fired up over this, and lets the nimrods at Moms Demand Action know it

Shaneen Allen is no dangerous criminal. She’s a single mom working 2 jobs who’s already been robbed twice while traveling alone at night in Philadelphia. Her family suggested that she carry a gun for protection. She took a gun safety course, applied for and was granted a concealed carry permit, and bought a gun.

Then she made the mistake of driving into New Jersey.

Now she’s going to prison.

Allen said that she didn’t know her permit didn’t apply to New Jersey so when she was stopped for a minor traffic offense she told the police about her gun and her permit to carry. In this case, being honest may have cost her.

“The judge tried to tell me that telling the truth messed me up, my life up and the cop said the same thing. Me opening my mouth and speaking out he said I’m one out of ten people that spoke up and was honest and that got me in trouble,” she said.

Allen was charged with unlawful possession of a weapon and possession of hallow-point bullets which were in the gun. Under New Jersey gun laws, the illegal possession of a gun is a second-degree felony which holds a minimum sentence of three-years in prison.

I hope all you moms demanding “gun sense” are happy. Because your draconian gun laws are working. They’re taking dangerous criminals like Shaneen Allen off the streets, and leaving her kids to fend for themselves.

Oh, but wait, elsewhere in New Jersey today…

Atlantic City: Shortly before noon a man was shot in the back at the corner of Connecticut and Drexel Avenues.

Camden: 2 people were shot this morning at the Regency House Apartment complex.

Winslow Township: A teen is recovering after a stray bullet hit her through a bedroom wall.

Paterson: A 19 year old man was arrested in the shooting death of 12 year old Genesis Rincon, who was killed while riding her scooter.

Newark: The homicide toll now stands at 44 after Edison Javier Vasquez Naranjo, 27, was found shot outside a home on the 200 block of 4th Street near the city’s Branch Brook Park.

Putting a 27 year old single mom in prison surely would have prevented all that, right?

Of course not. Only an idiot, or a member of Moms Demand Action (but I repeat myself), could think otherwise.

All the feel-good legislation in the world wouldn’t have stopped today’s (or any other) shootings. And locking up Shaneen Allen is a travesty. She’ll rot in jail just so preening soccer moms can pat themselves on the back.

Because that’s what our state calls “justice” these days. 

Justice? That is rich coming from the Gun Control Cult isn’t it? They support laws that hurt people simply looking to exercise their basic right of self-defense, and then are stupid enough to pat themselves on the back when these useless laws are passed.

 

For Gun Control Cultists Math is Hard

Or more accurately math is very inconvenient for them. Bob Owens has the numbers

A report released  by the Crime Prevention Research Center (CPRC) today reveals that at least 11.1 million Americans have valid concealed carry permits  (PDF), and that the number of Americans who can lawfully concealed carry is actually much higher due to the fact that not all states have up-date-data, and the fact that four states (and most of Montana) does not require permits to carry concealed.

The last comprehensive report on the number of concealed carry permit holders was completed three years ago by the U.S. Government Accountability Office and showed that 8 million Americans held a concealed carry permit.

CPRC collected the most recent data available for each state and the results showed that there are total of 11,113,013 Americans who currently hold concealed carry permits representing 4.8 percent of the total population.

The number of concealed carry permit holders is likely much higher than 11.1 million because numbers are not available for all states that issue permits, such as New York. Additionally, four states and the majority of Montana do not require
that residents have a concealed handgun permit to carry within the state so the number of residents who carry a concealed weapon is not recorded.

The percent of the adult population with concealed handgun permits is determined by how difficult it is to get the permits, how long the permits have been available, and whether the government has discretion over who gets the
permit.

The report also examines the violent crime rate in relation to the rising percentage of the adult population with concealed carry permits. Between 2007 and the preliminary estimates for 2013, murder rates have fallen from 5.6 to 4.4 per 100,000 – a 22 percent drop in the murder rate at the same time that the percentage of the adult population with permits soared by 130 percent. Overall violent crime also fell by 22 percent over that period of time.

Pretty damning for the Bloomberg followers, but it gets worse

The data also shows that concealed carry permit holders are far more law-abiding than the average citizen and law enforcement officers as well. The report cited two states (Florida and Texas) where the data is especially well-documented, and found that police in Texas are six times more likely to commit crimes than concealed carriers, and in Florida, law enforcement officers are ten times more likely to commit crimes than concealed carriers. Considering police only commit crimes at a rate of 0.124 percent, that is a truly remarkable reflection on the level-headedness and rational behavior of concealed carry permit holders.

Yet another fact that blows holes in the those who carry guns are nutty fringe types with itchy trigger fingers, but my favorite is this nugget

States with the highest number of murders have the lowest percentage of citizens with concealed carry permits.