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