Explaining the Rhetoric of The Cult of Gun Control

Liars gonna lie as Bearing Arms’ Tom Knighton explains

Leave it to the gun grabbers to never let the facts get in the way of a good argument. After all, reality has a pesky way of undermining their so-called “facts” when anyone looks deeper, so they don’t give anyone enough information to really understand what they’re peddling.

Take, for example, this story at The Huffington Post.

He asserts that in the wake of these attacks, there are new calls for gun control. Maybe his staff found some obscure story on Fox or Brietbart or Guns.com and came up with this idea, but I work closely with gun violence prevention groups and what he says is simply not true. Our message is consistent, and I’ve seen no spike tied to the events in Europe.

Morgan [Griffith] makes the ridiculous false equivalent that terrorists using cars as a weapon are the same as this plague of gun violence. It’s the same flawed “whataboutism” we see from him and his ilk time after time. Sure, a hammer or a knife or a toaster for that matter can be used to kill someone. But hammers and knives don’t kill 90 people a day. As tragic as the terrorist incidents involving cars are, making that comparison is flawed and insulting.

The author of this post is right. Hammers and knives don’t kill 90 people per day.

But neither do guns.

Not only are the lies easily refuted, they are old and tired

The total number of homicides in 2015–the most recent year we have numbers for at this point (new ones should be coming out soon)–was 15,696. That’s just a smidge over 43 homicides per day.

Total.

In other words, even if every single homicide was committed with a gun, the author’s numbers are still wildly inaccurate. Yet anyone with a half a functioning brain cell understands that not all homicides are committed with a gun. Further, not all of those homicides are actually crimes. The FBI’s statistics deal primarily with charges, not the outcomes. Cases like this one are counted as homicides but are later ruled as self-defense, thus making the count of actual homicides for the year reduced.

Go read it all.

Should it matter that Trump’s new communications director is a member of the Cult of Gun Control?

Perhaps it may have no bearing on his job or how he does it, but, still, I would prefer  someone who respects natural rights. I am funny that way I guess. The Right Scoop has more, including some tweets that uh, well, are detestable

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Good Freaking Grief! Am I to believe that Trump could not find someone who has a core belief in the most basic human right, that of self defense? But it is OK now, because the tweets were deleted? Sleazebag! Sorry but I would not hire this guy to take out my garbage!

Dana Loesch tells the truth, Cult of Gun Control, dim-witted Senator Chris Murphy hardest hit

First the video that “triggered” the Whiners Brigade

Sorry, but is anything wrong with this? Loesch condemns violence, without calling for any violence in response. Of course, the left is using this to bash gun owners, the NRA, Conservatives, and anyone with a clue.

Of course, as Jenn Jacques notes Senator Chris Murphy lost what are left of his marbles in outrageous outrage!

Dear God, these people are horrid.

Liberal Connecticut anti-Second Amendment Senator Chris Murphy loves to push the envelope with his inflammatory gun control narrative, but his response to the latest NRA ad featuring Dana Loesch calling for Americans to stand up to the violent left with “the clenched fist of truth” is despicable… even for him!

Murphy redefines pathetic. He knows better, but, with Leftists, over the top rhetoric is king I suppose. And, given Murphy’s long history of lying about the right to own firearms, school shootings, violent crimes and about groups like the NRA, well, this is just par for the course. The man is an idiot

Good Freaking Grief!

If you have to lie to prove your point………..

…….then your point is worthless frankly. Further, if you must lie to prove your point, then you have nefarious motives. The Cult of Gun Control proves these two truths extremely well as Bearing Arms notes

It is one of the most well-worn tactics of those who advocate for gun control. Step one, acquire statistics on firearms injuries among children ages 0-14. Step two, combine these relatively low numbers with the far greater numbers of firearms injuries involving juveniles and young adults ages 15-19. Step three, present the resulting statistics as the shocking number of “children” (ages 0-19) who are subjected to “gun violence” each day/week/month/year. Step four, use the disingenuous statistics to advocate for handgun bans/registration and licensing/storage restrictions.

This week’s iteration of this ploy comes courtesy of a team of researchers who presented their work at the 2017 Pediatric Academic Societies Meeting, held May 6-9 in San Francisco, Calif. Titled, “Pediatric Hospitalizations due to Firearm Injuries in the U.S. in 2012,” the chief conclusion of the report is the researchers’ contention that 16 children are hospitalized each day for firearms injuries. The researchers relied on data from the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services’ Kids’ Inpatient Database (KID), which tracks pediatric hospitalizations.

The 16 “children” a day statistic was widely disseminated by an uncritical press, but a deeper look at the abstract reveals how the researchers concocted this alarming factoid.

Juveniles and young adults ages 15-19 comprised an overwhelming 83.6 percent of the “children” hospitalized with firearm injuries in 2012. Moreover, two-thirds of the injuries sustained by the individuals in this age group were the result of an assault.

The majority of those, I would bet are gang-related, but, in any case The fact is that this very slanted “research” is being used to push more useless gun control, and ignores facts that an honest study would have noted

Obviously, no one wants a single child to be injured with a firearm, but Silver’s flippant remark ignores the vast progress made in preventing unintentional firearms injuries among children. The unmistakable trend revealed by data from the Centers for Disease Control is that unintentional fatal firearms injuries among children have been falling for decades, as the number of privately owned firearms has increased.

CDC data shows that in 2015, the total number and rate of unintentional firearms deaths among those ages 0-14 were tied for the lowest observed since 1981 (the earliest year for which such data is available in CDC’s WISQARS database). The rate of unintentional firearms deaths among those ages 0-14 in 2015 was less than a third of what it was in 1995, and less than a sixth of what it was in 1981. In 2015, the CDC recorded 48 unintentional firearm deaths among those ages 0-14. This a tragedy to be certain, but it is an average of .13 such deaths per day. With an estimated population of 61 million between the ages of 0-14, the likelihood of a child dying from an unintentional firearm injury is less than 1 in a million.

The sad thing here is that our media tends to report such studies without fact-checking them, or adding pertinent information that puts the study in context. Also, many people hear about such a study and never bother to look into the results of said study. In short too many fall for these lies because they accept media reports that mislead. This is why we, as defenders of facts, and the right to keep and bear arms must take every opportunity to correct the falsehoods of the Cult of Gun Control

Concealed Carry is WAY up, violent crime, Cult of Gun Control hardest hit

Via Bearing Arms

In addition to being history’s greatest gun salesman, Barack Obama did the best job of convincing John Q. Public there really is a need for concealed carry. John Q. paid attention and turned out by the thousands. Also under Obama’s watch the last two concealed carry hold-out states – Wisconsin and Illinois – passed laws permitting residents to carry a concealed firearm.

Of course the Birkenstock Brigade fought it in both states warning of dire consequences, casually ignoring the other 48 states not experiencing any problem with concealed carry permit holders. So far, no blood running in the streets, no concealed carry permit holder shooting someone over a parking space or any of the other dire warnings that were issued by Democrats prior to the law’s implementation. What did happen is John Q. turned out in droves and signed up for concealed carry.

According to a recent article in Breitbart, concealed carry permits rose 215 percent between 2007 and 2015, and the murder rate dropped 14 percent during that same time period. Crime Prevention Research Center (CPRC) data shows there were 14.5 million permit holders in May 2016 and approximately 15.7 million in May 2017.

In the CPRC’s latest annual report which covers 2015, it notes the number of concealed handgun permits issued that year set another record, an increase of 1.73 million permits issued, slightly higher than the previous record of 1.69 million. Currently about 6.06 percent of the approximately 248 million adults in the U.S., have a concealed carry permit.

Of course the Cult of Gun Control will ignore these numbers, so it is our duty to share them with everyone we can. Also share this nugget. Indiana, has the highest percentage of adults registered as CHL holders with 15%. Now we know that the Cult blames Chicago’s rampant violent crime and murder on Indiana because Indiana has such “lax gun laws”. The next time someone uses that line ask them why those Indiana guns are not causing havoc in Indiana. Watch them squirm while they are confronted with logic. Hopefully they will think about that question and begin to think about the rest of the lies the Cult spews

So, just how bad is California’s new gun control law?

As Bearing Arms reports, it is worse than bad. It is a convoluted, draconian morass of Leftist idiocies. And, oh yes, it is all about registration, which folks who understand history know will lead to, confiscation. Yes, it is bad

This morning, the State of California released their language regarding their assault weapons and high-capacity magazine bans.

In the document, the state mandates all firearms they consider to be “assault weapons” must be registered with the Department of Justice:

Any person who from January 1, 2001 to December 31, 2016 inclusive, lawfully possessed an assault weapon that does not have a fixed magazine as defined in Penal Code section 30515, including those weapons with an ammunition feeding device that can be readily removed from the firearm with the use of a tool (commonly referred to as a bullet-button weapon) must register the firearm before January 1, 2018.

The Golden State is considering anything without a “fixed magazine” the size of the pistol grip to be an assault weapon. The focus is primarily on those who build their own AR-15 style pistols.

Residents are then required to go through a number of crazy steps to make sure their firearm is in compliance:

  1. In order to be legally registered, the firearm has to have been legally acquired on or before December 31, 2016.

  2. Each gun owner would have to establish an account under the California Firearms Application Reporting System (CFARS). The following information must be provided:

    • Full name
    • Address
    • Telephone number
    • Date of birth
    • Sex
    • Height
    • Weight
    • Eye color
    • Hair color
    • Military identification number (if applicable)
    • CA driver’s license or identification card number
    • United States citizenship status
    • Place of birth
    • Country of citizenship
    • Alien registration number (if applicable)
  3. The following information would have to be provided on each firearm that falls under their definition of an “assault weapon”:

    • Firearm type, make and model
    • Caliber
    • Firearm color
    • Barrel length
    • Serial number
    • All identification marks firearm
    • Country of origin/manufacturer
    • The date the firearm was acquired
    • The name and address of the individual from whom or business from which the firearm was acquired
    • Clear digital photos of firearms listed on the application.
      • One photo shall depict the bullet-button style magazine release installed on the firearm.
      • One photo shall depict the firearm from the end of the barrel to the end of the stock if it is a long gun or the point furthest from the end of the barrel if it is a pistol.
      • The other two photos shall show the left side of the receiver/frame and right side of the receiver/frame.
  4. If you’re like most families, you probably share your firearms amongst yourselves. If that’s the case, each family member who will be shooting the firearm must be registered as well. One person who have to be identified as the “primary registrant,” while others must register as “joint registrants.” To be a “joint registrant” you must live at the same address as the primary registrant. Everyone who is registered must be 19 by December 31, 2017.

    • Only direct family members (parent to child, child to parent, spouses) are allowed to be joint registrants.
    • Joint registrants have to provide proof of address showing they live with the primary registrant.
  5. You’ve gone through the above steps but wait. You’re not done yet! The CA DoJ will provide each of your firearms with a specific serial number. You must then take your firearm and your new serial number and have an FFL engrave it on your firearm.

  6. Once the serial number is engraved on your firearm, you have to provide pictures to the DoJ showing the serial number was completed.

  7. Pay a $15 fee per firearm to register your gun. There are no limits to the number of firearms that can be registered in a single transaction but the DoJ can deny your application for any reason.

  1. I told you it was bad. This is a wet dream for the Cult of Gun Control, which of course, is obsessed with control, of you. The Left has long loathed the natural right of self-defense, and the natural right to own and carry firearms. These two rights are the most fundamental of our natural rights. No wonder the Left, which is Collectivist, despise these individual liberties. The Left has long sought to eradicate the right of armed citizens, because that right is the backbone of all the others. No one anywhere is truly free if not allowed to keep and bear arms. Both sides understand this. The legislature of California has chosen to actively begin the process of disarming its citizens. That is what lies at the end of this path.

Does any group lie more egregiously than the Cult of Gun Control?

The gun control movement, like all movements of the Left lie, they have to because the truth is to the Left what holy water is to vampires, but it may be what I call the Cult of Gun Control that dives the deepest into the lying pool. Jenn jacques catches their latest scammery

Just when you think the gun control agenda couldn’t stoop any lower, they outdo themselves yet again.

The Illinois Council Against Handgun Violence’s newest ploy to shove unnecessary and excessive restrictions on law-abiding gun owners involves a little child’s play. In a video introducing a new gun control mascot Teddy Gun, ICAHV claims teddy bears are held to strict safety regulations… more strict than firearms.

That’s why we’ve launched the Teddy GunTM. A highly provocative product that aims to expose the discrepancies in relaxed gun regulations, and create constructive conversation, and ultimately political pressure, for common sense gun laws.

Lies, lies, and more LIES!

“Teddy bears need to follow strict safety manufacturing guidelines,” the video claims. “Scores of safety regulations. Ninety pages of requirements. Numerous rules. Across federal and state regulatory bodies. Unless that teddy bear is a gun.”

Although the Teddy Gun may be an expensive and creative marketing idea, it is a grossly inaccurate accusation against the firearms industry.

“The truth is the gun industry is one of the most heavily regulated industries,” reports the NSSF, reminding everyone of the more than 20,000 state, federal and local laws currently regulating firearms. “Firearms and ammunition, while exempt from the CPSA, are subject to the same product-liability laws as other products.”

Keep in mind that the folks pushing these lies know they are lies, so, ask yourself what is their real agenda

Noted Gun Control Cultist sets new record for number of lies in one paragraph

The Left does not hold the truth as a value, Shannon Watts, founder of Moms Demand Action gord one step farther. She worships at the Altar of Falsehoods In her op-ed for Teen Vogue for example

In her op-ed, Watts advises young women to hate the NRA for keeping American lawmakers ever-reminded of their oath to uphold and defend the United States Constitution which includes the Second Amendment right to keep and bear arms.

In part because America has something else no other developed nation has: a gun lobby that pushes for extreme “guns everywhere” policies while lobbying against common-sense gun laws. The National Rifle Association — which used to be an organization of sportsmen and hunters — boasts some of the most powerful lobbyists in America, working to pad the pockets of gun manufacturers by fighting even modest efforts to close loopholes in our gun laws. As a result, dangerous people are able to get their hands on guns — no questions asked.

Hmmm, guns everywhere? If Watts means the NRA supports the Constitutionally protected natural right to carry arms for self-defense she is right. She hates that right and she hates to talk about the number of times guns are used by law-abiding Americans to defend themselves annually. The lies keep coming and Bob owens does a good job at setting the record straight go read it all

Will California Democrats try to ban all semi-auto rifles?

It would not surprise me in the least. It is a given that the Marxifornia Democrats are all member of the Cult of Gun Control, so this comes as no surprise

Recently, Gun Owners of California’s (GOC) Executive Director Sam Paredes had a frank conversation with Breitbart’s AWR Hawkins, and told him to buckle up for an all-out ban on semi-automatic long guns in the coming legislative session.

According to Paredes, the “assault weapons” and bullet button bans passed in 2016 were only a stepping stone toward California lawmakers’ real goal of banning all semi-automatic rifles.

“These laws are the tip of the iceberg here in California. We expect they are going to introduce legislation to totally ban semi-automatic long guns in California. They will do this because they know we will come up with a new way to beat their latest ban–the ‘bullet button’ ban–if given time.”

“They had a bill for this last year that we were able to kill. We think they will bring it up again and they will also introduce legislation to put in place a one-gun-per-month of any kind purchase limit. This limit will apply whether it’s a handgun or a long gun, in order to try to slow down the sales of guns in California.”

This is a wet dream for the Left of course, and other “Progressive” states will follow suit. I think the best hope is that the voters  in California will start throwing out any bums that support these draconian measures

Why yes, the Clinton campaign is sleazy

Leaked emails released by WikiLeaks show how depraved Team Clinton is

Via Fox News

The Hillary Clinton campaign came under fire from Erica Garner on Thursday, the daughter of Eric Garner who was killed by a police officer in New York City, after the latest batch of emails released by WikiLeaks revealed how the Democratic presidential nominee talked about her father’s death.

In a series of tweets, Garner expressed anger at the information that poured out from the email release.

“I’m troubled by the revelation that you and this campaign actually discussed ‘using’ Eric Garner … Why would you want to ‘use my dad?” she said. “These people will co opt anything to push their agenda. Police violence is not the same as gun violence.

Garner also tweeted out links to hacked emails from Clinton campaign chairman John Podesta that show staffers trying to figure out how to word an editorial on gun violence that would later run in the New York Daily News.

The emails reveal how Team Corruption was trying to use Eric Garner’s death to push for gun control. They prove how little his actual death means to hacks like Podesta and the rest of Hillary’s cabal. The only thing that matters is whether or not these deplorables can use his death to push their agenda

Guns are to blame? No Thug Culture is

Two stories from Bearing Arms sum up what happens when a culture becomes rotten to the core.

First

Chicago boasts some of the strictest gun control laws in the country. It is also known as one of the most violent cities in America.

Instead of admitting the failure of Chicago’s gun control laws and admitting that there is a major violent subculture problem in the Windy City, however, Democrats are attempting to claim that their gun control laws are failing because gun controls in surrounding states are less strict.

Odd, isn’t it, that those guns do not cause problems in those neighboring states. That is, of course, because it is not the guns, it is the people thugs.

Video has surfaced on YouTube that shows a man in the Pilsen neighborhood opening fire on a passing car. The shooter then realizes that the people in the passing car are his friends.

The gunman yells out, “Aw man, my bad dawg!”

So, again, let it be stressed that shooting at passing cars is normal to this thug and his “friends”. Life is of so little value that random rounds can be fired into a vehicle on a whim? If Democrats want to stop “gun violence” then they have to address the culture behind it. And here is a hint, that culture will not be found at an NRA convention. Bob Owens has more

We’re looking at an example of a culture so casually violent that they feel justified in using deadly force not just to settle disputes, but because they didn’t recognize a vehicle driving down their streets, or because of a Facebook argument over a boy.

No gun law is capable of solving the problem of a hyper-violent, predatory subculture so slavishly devoted to carnage.

The second story Owens references above is detailed here

The trial of Vandetta Redwood begins in Chicago (IL) for allegedly giving her 14-year-old niece a .38 caliber revolver as a means of physically ending a Facebook dispute over a boy.

When the argument took place, around 20 people were around.

Redwood’s cousin, Donnell Flora initially provided the teen with the gun. She handed the gun back to Flora. That’s when Redwood took the gun and gave it back to the teen.

“Shoot that b***h,” Redwood told her niece as she handed over the revolver. Redwood’s own 12-year-old daughter stood nearby and watched the attack take place.

Redwood’s niece used the revolver to shoot to 14-year-old Endia Martin and Martin’s 16-year-old best friend. Martin was killed as a result of the shooting. Her friend, however, survived.

Again, a 14-year-old child is dead, another teens life is ruined, and why? The NRA? Lawful gun owners? Gun shows? No, this tragedy happened because of a culture that is rotten to its core. A culture so evil and destitute of any sense of values that an argument over a boy should cost a child her life. When life has no value, and thuggish deeds are not only excused, but encouraged, we must look at the culture behind that moral depravity. And we must take steps to address that moral depravity, its causes, and we must find its solutions. Those who look only to gain political points by using these events are no better in my view than those pulling the triggers. They are political vultures who want not solutions, but some gain for themselves.

Again, no sane person can blame the NRA, or the tens and tens of millions of gun owners who harm no one. No rational person can blame the millions of Americans who carry firearms legally for protection. The blame lies squarely at the feet of this inhuman culture of violence, and predation. The blame lies at the feet of those who excuse it, and at the feet of those who look only to blame gun owners to advance their obscene fascination with banning guns

Lady Gaga, another Liberal addicted to false narratives

Liberalism is an ideology of feelings, and of self-importance. If a Liberal “feels” something, it really does not matter if that Liberal is well-informed or has the facts on their side. It matters only that they can proclaim that they care, this showing how good a person they are. Take Lady Gaga, who apparently still thinks Trayvon Martin was cut down in cold blood

Singer Lady Gaga revealed in a recent interview with Beats 1’s Zane Lowe that the song “Angel Down,” which appears on her new album, Joanne, is about the highly publicized 2012 shooting death of Trayvon Martin.

“There an epidemic of young African Americans being murdered in this country. I was overwhelmed by the fact that people just stood around and didn’t do anything about it, and that the justice system continues to, over and over again, not seek justice for these families,” the six-time Grammy Award winning singer said.

“I have my ear to the ground of my fans, young African American women and boys who are terrified. … They tell me they drive in their cars, and when they hear a siren there’s a paranoia that runs through their body, that they freeze up that they can’t think.”

Well isn’t she just special? Martin was hardly an angel. He attacked George Zimmerman, and was in the process of pounding Zimmerman’s head off the sidewalk  when Zimmerman shot him in self-defense. The trial proved that convincingly. I remember watching the trial and thinking why was Zimmerman charged? The prosecutions own witnesses damaged the case against Zimmerman, and the evidence was all in Zimmerman’s favor.But, all of that matters not to Lady Gaga. Let us look again at her words

“There an epidemic of young African Americans being murdered in this country. I was overwhelmed by the fact that people just stood around and didn’t do anything about it, and that the justice system continues to, over and over again, not seek justice for these families,” the six-time Grammy Award winning singer said.

Well, yes there is indeed such an epidemic. But it is not armed citizens or police that are summarily executing Black people without any consequences. It is, in fact gang members, and wannabe thugs who are doing the overwhelming majority of the killings. Perhaps the singer might try speaking out on that fact, rather than painting police and armed citizens as guilty somehow?

“I have my ear to the ground of my fans, young African American women and boys who are terrified. … They tell me they drive in their cars, and when they hear a siren there’s a paranoia that runs through their body, that they freeze up that they can’t think.”

Again, most of the cases involve a gang member, or a person with a long record of violence, a person who has prior convictions, and who really ought to be in prison draws a weapon on police, and not just Black youth either. Many White youths are shot because they did not comply and show their hands, continually reaching where they might have a weapon, refusing to drop a weapon or actually pointing a weapon at police. What would famed self-defense and use of force expert Lady Gaga have police do? Come on Lady gaga, please share your infinite wisdom.

And please Lady Gaga, tell us at what point someone is allowed to defend themselves. And tell us at what point the responsibility for the vast majority of these shooting is given to the aggressors and not the person defending themselves and family or to police doing their jobs. I eagerly await your wisdom Lady Gaga. Or do you just prefer to to spout emotionally based narratives that are short on facts?

Yep, that is what I thought

The Cult of Gun Control, Addicted to lying

If you were to venture to the very bottom of the Pit of Leftist Lies, these miscreants would be there, digging

The Brady Campaign, one of the leading gun control groups in the nation, launched their “Toddlers Kill” campaign earlier this week, citing statistics involving kids.

Here is there fallacious stat, presented in the despicably dishonest fashion

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Really plays on your emotions doesn’t it? It is designed to. Only one problem, as Bob Owens explains

The problem with their stats? They’re skewed to the point of irrelevance.

the vast majority of those victims are in fact teenagers. Many, if not most of them involved in urban gang warfare.

Let’s look at these deceptive numbers, shall we?

The “Toddlers Kill” campaign refers to the Brady Campaign’s gun death fact sheet, which is based off of the Center for Disease Control’s National Center for Injury Prevention and Control’s statistics.

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The anti-gunners claim “2,624 kids and teens die from gun violence,” but number doesn’t just include toddlers, like the “Toddler Kill” campaign misleadingly suggests. Instead it includes gun-related incidents from everyone 19 and younger.

Here’s the actual numbers of accidental firearm deaths by age group:

  • Under the age of 14: 50 deaths
  • 15-24 years old: 148 deaths

Here are the real numbers for homicides involving firearms:

  • Under one year old: 5 deaths
  • Between 1 and 4 years old: 47 deaths
  • Between 5 and 14 years old: 173 deaths
  • Between 15 and 24 years old: 3,587

The real numbers for firearms suicides:

Under age 4: 0 deaths

Between 5 and 14 years old: 173 deaths

Between 15 and 24 years old: 2,270 deaths

In short, they lie, because they have to. There is no way they can push their gun control propaganda without lying. The most damning aspect is this; They KNOW they are lying. They revel in their dishonesty. And, the biggest issue for all Americans to consider is this. If they know they are lying, then they are lying about their end goals as well aren’t they? What then is that end goal?

 

John Legend speaks out on guns, foolishness ensues

Celebrities of all stripes feel compelled, I suppose, to speak out on social issues. I am fine with that, I just wish they would take being well-informed as seriously as they take speaking out.

The Breakfast Club host DJ Envy said, “You travel a lot. You’ve been to Toronto, you’ve been to Japan, and you notice when you go to a lot of these countries, people are not allowed to have guns.” Legend interjected, “Yes, and their murder rates are way lower. Their suicide rates are lower, too, because when people have guns, they end up using them.”

Odd that he mentions that. Canada’s suicide rate did not fall after Canada went with stricter gun laws. And to the comment that people end up using guns if they have them. Hmmm, if that were true, then why are the 300,000,000 guns in America not being used constantly? Legend might also look at the homicide and violent crime rates in America. They are far, far lower than many nations with highly restrictive gun laws.

Envy asked, “So banning guns in full, you’re saying?”

Legend responded:

I’m not saying that necessarily would work. But if we look at Australia, they did something over there. They had a few mass shootings, and they said, “You know what? We’re going to take a pretty significant approach to reducing the amount of guns on the streets.” And it worked. They didn’t have another mass shooting, their murder rate went down, and we won’t do it here because we got the Second Amendment. We got the NRA that’s going to lobby against it. And maybe it won’t be constitutional to do that, but at the end of the day, it actually worked. And if we want to talk about what makes us safer, that would make us safer.

Ah yes, Australia, a popular nation for gun control advocates, including Hillary Clinton, to throw around as an example how gun control works. Not so fast Mr. Legend, Australia is struggling with rising gun crime. To be fair, I doubt Mr. legend knows about that story, but really, facts should not matter right? Legend is a celebrity, so we should all crave and value his wisdom.

Legend also blamed Chicago’s gun crime on Indiana, claiming that criminals in Chicago go to Indiana to buy their guns.

But of course he did. This is another popular tactic with the Cult of Gun Control. Rather than looking honestly at cities with high crime rates and strict gun control, like Baltimore, Chicago, Oakland, Newark, DC, etc The Left blames surrounding states with less restrictive gun laws.. Here is the one question I would pose to Mr. Legend. If it is guns from Indiana causing the violence in Chicago, then why don’t those guns cause similar problems in Indiana? Why do the guns in Virginia, which are blamed for high rates of violence in DC and Baltimore, not cause the same rates in Virginia?

I might also ask Mr. legend why people like himself never blame early release of violent criminals? Like the two thugs who murdered Dwayne Wade’s cousin? Why do people like himself never talk about gangs, which are a massive problem, or absent fathers in the black community? Why do they never point their fingers at the political party (Democrats) that is, and has been in charge of the vast majority of the most violent cities? Finally, I would ask Mr. Legend if he has ever looked up the number of times firearms are used in self-defense in America? Why would he seek to disarm so many, including myself, that have defended themselves with a firearm? Finally, I would ask Mr. legend why America which is #1 in firearm ownership, with gun sales setting new records nearly every month, and with well over 13,000,000 Americans carrying firearms, not the highest in violent crime and homicides? Why are we not in the top 10? Or top 25? Or the top 50? Or even the top 100? 

But, what do I know, right? I am not a celebrity who thinks he has to say certain things, regardless of their veracity. I am just a guy who pours through stats to educate myself before I opine.

Hillary Clinton wants more gun control because “terrorism” or something

Anything to get the guns folks, anything!

Via Breitbart:

In response to questions from AARP Bulletin, Hillary Clinton made clear her position that to be successful, policies for ending terrorism must include gun control for all Americans.

AARP Bulletin asked, “What would you do to address terrorism?”

Hillary offered several talking points on fighting actual terrorism, then she went there!

But I’m looking at violence broadly. … It’s also why I’ve advocated gun-safety reform, like comprehensive background checks, closing the gun-show loophole, closing the online loophole—because, you know, it’s not only terrorists we need to be worried about. Terrorism is part of it, but gun violence kills 33,000 Americans a year. … We’ve got to get serious about stemming violence and terrorism in every way we can.

Oh here we go again. First of all we have background checks, yes, even at gun shows. The only “loop-hole” is private sales. And are we not free to sell our property? Further, such “comprehensive” background checks would likely end up making loaning  a relative or friend a firearm, or even allowing you to allow a friend to shoot your gun, or you theirs at a gun range. I would like Hillary to explain how that will reduce crime or stop terrorism.

Secondly, there is no online loophole. Yes, you can buy a firearm online. Yes it will be shipped to an FFL where you, again, federal law, must pass a background check. Several Democrats have made the false claim that you can buy a gun online and have it shipped to your house, that is simply untrue.

Thirdly, the majority, more than two-thirds of “gun violence” deaths each year are suicides. And murder rates, murder by firearm rates, violent crime rates, and accidental firearm deaths have been dropping steadily. In short Hillary is lying. And you must ponder why she is lying when she knows the facts I laid out as well as I do. You have to ask what her true motives are.

Here we go again? Yet another false narrative begins

Via Bob Owens

It really should have been obvious from the very beginning yesterday afternoon, if we had been paying attention, and journalists were doing their jobs as skeptics looking for facts, instead of a click-bait-driving narrative.

After Keith Scott was shot and killed by a Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department (CMPD) team attempting to serve a warrant on another person yesterday, his family concocted a tale of a man who was unjustly executed by police for no reason at all.

They said he only had a book.

No it was not a book, according to multiple police officers, and multiple witnesses, it was a gun, and apparently Mr. Scott was not “open carrying” as is lawful in North Carolina. He was, as Owens explains “brandishing” the weapon, that is not legal

He was shot and killed by an African-American CMPD officer.

There was no book nearby.

And there was a gun, which other witnesses in the apartment complex admit seeing in Scott’s hands as officers warned him repeatedly to put it down.

Keith Lamont Scott was not approached by a solitary officer in plainclothes, or even a group of plainclothes officers.

Scott was approached by three uniformed CMPD officers, and a fourth officer wearing street clothes and a CMPD-issued vest emblazoned with the word “POLICE” in bold letters.

And, again, according to multiple witnesses these officers told Scott multiple times to drop his weapon

Charlotte police warned 43-year-old Keith Lamont Scott again and again to drop his handgun before an officer shot and killed him, the police chief announced Wednesday morning, after riots damaged patrol cars and injured at least 16 officers, one of whom was hit in the face with a rock.

Police Chief Kerr Putney said during a news conference that officers were searching for a suspect Tuesday when they saw Scott exit a vehicle with a handgun at an apartment complex on the city’s northeast side. “The officers gave loud, clear verbal commands which were also heard by many of the witnesses. They were instructing the subject, once he got out of the vehicle, to drop the weapon… Mr. Scott exited his vehicle armed with a handgun as the officers continued to yell at him to drop it.”

Putney said Officer Brentley Vinson shot Scott because the man posed a threat. Vinson is black, as was Scott.

“It’s time to change the narrative, because I can tell you from the facts that the story’s a little bit different as to how it’s been portrayed so far, especially through social media,” Putney said.

Once again, a false narrative is born, a narrative the media will carry and trumpet. And there have already been riots, and maybe there will be more. Innocents have been hurt, and maybe more will be, all over damned lies spewed by Scott’s family. That is reprehensible. It is one thing to mourn your loved one, but to deliberately lie and accuse police of cold-blooded murder? No, sorry, that crosses the line, as does the actions of the rioters, who have no excuse for their behavior. These are not people seeking justice at all, these are people looking for opportunities to behave in an indecent fashion. And damn the media for the role they keep playing in these incidents! Their job is to REPORT, not misrepresent the facts. 

Why Does Hillary Clinton Wants to Put Man Who Stopped Mall Terror Attack Out Of Business

Bob Owens has both the background on the man who ended the Jihadi wannabe and the despicable way Hillary would put him out of business. First the story the media is ignoring

USPSA Shooter,  3-Gunner, and NRA-certified firearms instructor Jason Falconer has been identified as the man who shot and killed a 22-year-old Somali immigrant who went on a stabbing rampage inside a St. Cloud, (MN) Mall on Saturday.

The apparent terrorist—who apparently asked victims if they were Muslims before stabbing them—was engaged by Falconer inside the mall.

Falconer is the president and owner of Tactical Advantage LLC, a shooting range and tactical training facility with a strong focus on arming concealed carriers. He’s also a former chief of the Albany (MN) police department, and he remains a part-time officer.

But Falconer has consistently been identified in the mainstream media only as a “former police chief” and  “off-duty police officer.”

A knife-wielding suspect who was dressed in a private security uniform and made references to Allah while attacking at least nine people during a mass stabbing incident at the Crossroads Center shopping mall was shot dead by an off-duty police officer from Avon, authorities said.

Jason Falconer, former police chief of Albany, Minn., was shopping when he confronted the suspect.

At a press conference at the police department just after noon on Sunday, St. Cloud Mayor David Kleis said he believes Falconer prevented additional injuries and loss of life.

“Clearly he is a hero. Officer Falconer was there at the right time and the right place.”

Kleis said the end of the attack and the final confrontation could be seen on video from the Macy’s store. Describing the video, which did not have audio, Kleis said the suspect clearly had a knife in hand, and lunged at Falconer, who fired at him. The suspect fell, then got back up three times before the fatal shot.

“None of us ever want to have to do that,” said St. Cloud Police Chief Wm. Blair Anderson, “but that’s what we’re here for, and Officer Falconer’s actions were swift and direct, and in my opinion appropriate.”

Eight people were treated at St. Cloud Hospital with non-life-threatening injuries following the attack first reported about 8:15 p.m. Saturday at the mall. Three people were admitted, according to Chris Nelson, spokesperson for St. Cloud Hospital. By early Sunday evening, all three had been released. A ninth victim went to the Long Prairie Hospital.

Why is the media not telling you that Falconer is a firearms instructor?

It’s almost as if the media is attempting to cover up the fact that creating and training armed citizens is a major part of the man who took out the terrorist in a MN mall this weekend.

But of course they are. The narrative MUST be protected at all costs you know. Now, how would Mrs. Clinton take people like Falconer out of the equation?

Falconer’s Tactical Advantage, LCC,  is a full-service training facility with a firing range, gun rentals, firearms training, and gun sales to law-abiding citizens.

Under our current laws, Mr. Falconer and his company are provided some limited legal protections against frivolous lawsuits by the 2005 Protection of Lawful Commerce in Arms Act (PLCAA). Without PLCAA, Falconer—as well as other firearms and ammunition industry retailers, distributors, and manufacturers—could face frivolous lawsuits if a firearm they sold was used in a crime.

Clinton has targeted PLCAA for elimination, repeatedly and falsely claiming that it offers gunmakers and dealers “immunity.” There’s Mrs. Clinton’s rhetoric, and then there’s reality.

At the heart of Hillary Clinton’s attack on the human right of armed self-defense is her full-frontal assault on the Protection of Lawful Commerce in Arms Act, a mouthful more easily remembered as the PLCAA.

Hillary Clinton and several allies have been consistently focusing on the PLCAA for months, claiming that it provides the firearms industry “immunity” from being held responsible for its actions.

This is a bold, direct, and intentional lie to the American people from Hillary Clinton.

Gun makers and sellers can be sued, and are being sued right now for both negligence and criminal actions.

Remington is presently negotiating a class-action settlement that will cost them millions over a defective trigger design. They’re alsobeing sued as the parent company of Bushmaster in a case resulting from the Sandy Hook Elementary School massacre.

Century Arms is now battling a lawsuit over safeties that allegedly don’t work.

Badger Guns just lost a famous case for selling guns to an obvious straw purchaser, who used the gun to shoot two police officers.

The owner of Stag Arms has been banned from the industry for life and his former company hit with $500,000 in fines for paperwork violations.

The PLCAA has never offered blanket immunity to the industry as Hillary Clinton has repeatedly claimed. As the cases above clearly show, manufacturers and sellers who make defective products or who act criminally can of course be sued, just like any other business.

All that PLCAA does is prevent gun control zealots from filing waves of frivolous lawsuits meant to bankrupt retailers, wholesalers, and manufacturers, destroying the gun industry via frivolous lawsuits since they can’t get the public to agree to ban guns.

Let’s be perfectly clear: the only reason to repeal the PLCAA is so that deep-pocketed gun control groups financed by anti-gun billionaires can file wave after wave of frivolous lawsuits to bankrupt manufacturers, distributors, and gun dealers. Whether manufacturers are guilty of any crimes is beside the point; they will be bankrupted by having to pay teams of lawyers millions of dollars to defend them.

Clinton’s goal of removing the PLCAA exist for no other reason that to hollow out the right to bear arms by bankrupting the industry through a wave of frivolous lawsuits.

Tell me, my fellow Americans, which is more devious?

Is it more repulsive to honestly claim to the world that you want to abolish the Second Amendment so that voters can judge you an on the merits of your position, or is it more vile to claim to “respect the traditions” of gun owners, while plotting to destroy the entire industry and render the right impossible to exercise?

You know there is a word for Totalitarian wannabes like Hillary, but one seems very fitting right now, DEPLORABLE!

Gun Violence? Try Gang Violence!

The media would have us believe that the problem of dead bodies piling up at record rates in Chicago is “gun violence” John Kass, writing for the Chicago Tribune, calls BS on that narrative 

With at least 78 killed so far, August is the deadliest month in nearly 20 years, according to a Tribune analysis. It’s all but certain that the city’s homicide total will push beyond the 491 dead of last year.

Some call it “gun violence,” a definition greatly appreciated by Democratic politicians like those at City Hall. They can point to guns and take that voter anger over homicide numbers and channel it into a safe space.

But there are plenty of guns in the suburbs, and suburbanites aren’t slaughtering each other.

It’s the gang wars.

Politicians know that the gangs are reason for the deaths. Calling it “gun violence” is much safer, especially in wards where gangs often provide political muscle.

“Have you ever heard a Chicago alderman call out a street gang by name?” O’Connor asked. “No? Me neither.”

Do go read it all. Kass chronicles the changes in police tactics, and in police numbers. The fact is Chicago, with strict gun laws, is awash in murders, and the media and the Left prefers to blame guns, rather than gangs, and political corruption that neuters the police.