Bearing Arms brings us the sad tale of the Washington Post’s attempt to push the “guns are bad” line
The facts are conclusive.
Gun ownership is up tremendously. Young, urban, and female shooters are the fastest growing segments, ensuring that the next generation of gun rights advocates is not only expanding in numbers, but in spreading in geography and influence. Shooting is now an increasingly popular recreational and social pastime among family and friends.
The most popular firearms? Semi-automatic pistols, particularly those models of pistols most useful for concealed carry, are the fastest growing handgun segment. Modern sporting rifles—which are now available in more calibers, configurations, and price points than ever before—are the most popular rifles in the market. The AR-15 is the most common and popular centerfire rifle sold in the United States, year after year.
As gun ownership grows and spreads, violence crimes are down across the board. Rape, murder, armed robbery, assault and other violent crimes are on a decades-long decline. Gun accidents are down as well. Despite the endless dramatizations from the citizen control groups, you’re twice as likely to be killed by Bambi than a mass shooter.
And so perhaps it is very, very telling that on the eve of the Sandy Hook tragedy, the desperate citizen control cultists of the Washington Post are reduced to casting about for sob stories instead of making a scientific, mathematical, economic, or otherwise rational argument for citizen disarmament.
Go share your story of how you, or a friend used a gun to defend yourself, or how much fun you have at the range, let the Post have facts, they hate that!
1389 reports on Square going full blown PC
Sportsmen and other gun owners are being urged to contact Square to voice their disapproval and to urge them to change their anti-gun policy.
Looking at Square’s “prohibited goods or services” I kind of expected knives, baseball bats, chains, ropes, shovels, axes, and household cleaners to be banned too. I mean these things are designed to be harmful. Oh sure they have many other purposes too. Gee, guns have other purposes besides causing harm as well. Target shooting, sport, and self-defense. Why is Square against those things?
Over at Hogewash, some good thoughts
Jazz Shaw has a post up at Hot Air about the latest trial balloon from the gun grabbers, firearm insurance. As others have pointed out, this is simply an attempt to make legal gun ownership more expensive. And as has been noted by others, the fact that the Progressives are having to float this kind of idea is a sign that they understand that they have lost the main argument for gun control with the public at large.
OK, if we’re winning, it’s time to push back. We probably can’t get a repeal of some of the more obnoxious portions of the Gun Control Act of 1968, but we can propose some “common sense” solutions.
Go read the rest, the point made. I think, is that we tend to rest on our victories, rather than using them to push harder. As i have said, incrementalism works for the Left, it can work for us.
Simmons believes he knows what will stop school shootings. Not armed guards, oh no! What we need in Simmon’s Utopia are unarmed “peace keepers”
“The recent Sandy Hook incident put gun violence in the forefront but there’s a Sandy Hook every weekend in Chicago,” Simmons said,according to The New York Post. “The Sandy Hook incident and other incidents like it are important and have brought this discussion to the forefront, but still it seems that these kids are left out.”
He asked for funding for nonprofit organizations to put the “peacekeepers” in the schools.
“We have the peacekeepers in 25 cities and they’re just getting started but they need funding as well. We have to fund these programs. All of our underserved communities are at risk and that means you’re at risk,” he said, according to The Post.
Peace keepers! What will they do, have pizza on hand for some crazed gunman? Maybe milk and cookies? They will sing songs of peace and social justice perhaps, soothing the would be killer. Good grief, how stupid is this man? Has he ever lived in the real world?
First up Al “Pimp My Hair” Sharpton
Next, via Weasel Zippers is Ed Schultz
It seems as though MSNBC’s Ed Schultz has taken Rahm Emanuel’s belief that, “you never want a serious crisis to go to waste” to heart. Speaking on Monday prior to President Obama’s final press conference of his first term, Schultz disgustingly suggested that the tragedy at Sandy Hook could be “the 9/11 of gun violence.”
Bottom feeders, both of them.