If you ever take time to note, please tell me the last time the left ever blamed violent crime on criminals? I would wager you would have to think long and hard before you could cite anyone on the left blaming anything but guns, and racism, and poverty of course. Especially guns Animal Magnetism explains that we ought to focus on the cause of violent crime, yes, I am going to use the T word, thugs!
Amazingly, (or perhaps not) murders in the United States are highly concentrated in a few locations; mostly urban. Excerpt:
The United States can really be divided up into three types of places. Places where there are no murders, places where there are a few murders, and places where murders are very common.
In 2014, the most recent year that a county level breakdown is available, 54% of counties (with 11% of the population) have no murders. 69% of counties have no more than one murder, and about 20% of the population. These counties account for only 4% of all murders in the country.
The worst 1% of counties have 19% of the population and 37% of the murders. The worst 5% of counties contain 47% of the population and account for 68% of murders. As shown in figure 2, over half of murders occurred in only 2% of counties.
Did you spot anything significant about where the violence is taking place?
It doesn’t take a genius to note that many of the most murder-intensive counties are also those with strict gun control laws; look, for example, in southern California and the environs around Chicago.
Look also at the predominantly rural counties, where gun ownership is high but the murder rate is low.
My grandfather used to say “the kids that grow up along the river are never the ones that drown.” Born in 1898, Grandpa was a man of a different era, but his wisdom here still applies. When you are talking firearms, folks who live with and use them legitimately in their lives are not the ones committing crimes with firearms. Criminals are, and they will continue to do so no matter what laws are passed
Yet, the left persists in blaming guns, the NRA, and, by extension lawful gun owners.Talk about things that make you go hmmmmm! The Cult of Gun Control blames high murder rates in Chicago on Indiana, which has, according to the , “lax” gun laws. Likewise for murders in DC, which they blame on Virginia and its “lax” gun laws. Hmmm, here is a question you might ask of anyone spreading the propaganda. If the guns are the cause, then why are murder rates in Virginia and Indiana as high as D.C or Chicago? You might also inquire if they might explain why, if their claim that guns are the cause of crime is true, why then is the U.S. #1 in per-capita gun ownership, but #103 in violent crime? You could also ask why violent crimes, homicide rates, and accidental shootings are, and have been dropping for over twenty years, while the number of gun owners and concealed carriers has been rising over that same time?
Bob Owens reminds us that history does, indeed, repeat itself. And Venezuela is the latest example
The natural right to bear arms enshrined in the Second Amendment was previously reflected in the English Bill of Rights (which also saw it as a preexisting right). That right was written down after Kings and Parliaments disarmed their opposition and raised their own militias to quash political foes.
It looks like Venezuela’s socialist dictator Nicolas Maduro is trying to play from that despicable centuries-old playbook, arming up his loyalist militia to put down the citizens his nation has disarmed.
Embattled Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro announced plans Monday to expand the number of civilians involved in armed militias as tensions in the crisis-wracked South American nation continued to rise.
Maduro said he hopes to expand the number of civilians involved in the Bolivarian militias created by the late Hugo Chavez to 500,000, up from the current 100,000, and provide each member with a gun.
Speaking to thousands of militia members dressed in beige uniforms gathered in front of the presidential palace to mark the force’s seventh anniversary, Maduro said it is time for Venezuelans to decide if they are “with the homeland” or against it.
“Now is not the time to hesitate,” he said.
The announcement comes as Maduro’s opponents are gearing up for what they pledge will be the largest rally yet to press for elections and a host of other demands Wednesday.
Thousands of Venezuelans have taken to the streets since the Supreme Court stripped the National Assembly of its last vestiges of power nearly three weeks ago, a decision it later reversed. At least five people have been killed, dozens hurt and more than 100 detained in the demonstrations.
History repeats itself, and those that forget that…….
Intelligent citizenries with a sense of history will never listen to governments that demand they disarm “for the common good.”
The “common good” is always abused by dictators and tyrants.
Demonstrations are turning bloody in Venezuela even now, and a teenager was murdered by one of Maduro’s armed militiamen in Caracas today.
He will not be the last to fall, in a nation that unwisely listened to the government’s demand to disarm.
This my friends is why we must never allow our right to self-defense be taken away. That “common good” always turns out to be common slavery to the State
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?”
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.
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.
President Obama on Monday condemned a weekend shooting rampage in Kalamazoo, Mich., calling it a stark example that more needs to be done to prevent gun violence in America.
The president said he phoned the mayor, police chief and sheriff in Kalamazoo to offer federal assistance in the investigation.
“Their local officials and first responders did an outstanding job in apprehending the individual very quickly,” he told a meeting of the National Governors Association at the White House. “But you’ve got families who are shattered today.”
Obama cited a series of executive actions he took last month designed to expand background checks on gun purchases, but he added that “it’s clear we’re going to need to do more to keep innocent Americans safe.”
An Über driver allegedly killed six people and injured two others during a Saturday shooting spree in Kalamazoo. The man, identified as police as Jason Brian Dalton, reportedly picked up passengers between shootings.
Obama cited last year’s mass shooting in San Bernardino, Calif., by Islamic State in Iraq and Syria sympathizers as an incident that terrorized the nation, adding “here’s a hard truth, we probably lost even more Americans than that this weekend alone.”
“I’ve got to assume that all of your are just as tired as I am of seeing this stuff happen in your states,” the president continued.
“So that’s an area where we need to partner and think about what we can do in a common-sense way, in a bipartisan way, without some of the ideological rhetoric that so often surrounds that issue.”
The shooting in Kalamazoo was just the latest mass incident of gun violence that has occured in Obama’s presidency.
Obama has delivered forceful, emotional calls for new gun laws after shootings in Newtown, Conn., in 2012 and Charleston, S.C. in 2015.
But the president has repeatedly been stymied by Republicans in Congress in passing new gun laws, such as universal background checks and an assault weapons ban.
In January, Obama issued a new executive actions clarifying which gun sellers are required to conduct background checks on buyers.
In a recent interview with Jeffrey Wells, acting legend Kurt Russell responded to questions on the San Bernardino attacks by saying it’s “absolutely insane” to “think gun control will change terrorists’ point of view.”
This was preceded by Russell explaining that he doesn’t “understand concepts of conversation about gun culture” because “we’ve lived with guns since, what, the 7th Century or something?”
But according to Hollywood Elsewhere, Wells continued to paw at Russell, combining the emphasis on terrorism with the suggestion that guns are something “disenfranchised white guys need” so they can “feel good about themselves.”
If you think gun control is going to change the terrorists’ point of view, I think you’re, like, out of your mind. I think anybody [who says that] is. I think it’s absolutely insane. The problem, the problem that we’re having right now to turn it around… you may think you’ve got me worried about what you’re gonna do? Dude, you’re about to find out what I’m gonna do, and that’s gonna worry you a lot more. And that’s what we need. That will change the concept of gun culture, as you call it, to something [like] reality. Which is, if I’m a hockey team and I’ve got some guy bearing down on me as a goal tender, I’m not concerned about what he’s gonna do – I’m gonna make him concerned about what I’m gonna do…
Wells responded with, “I get that,” and Russell seized the opportunity to go back to an earlier question about the line separating fantasy and reality and said that reality is doing what has to be done to “stop” the guy coming at you–whether that guy is in the hockey scenario or in a scenario hedged in by terrorism. And once you “stop him,” Russell said, “That’s when things change.”
Wells countered by sticking with the gun control theme, saying, “Obama’s point was that the guys on the no-fly list, [they’re on it] for good reason because of terrorist connections or suspicions… they can get hold of a gun pretty easily.”
Russell said, “They can also make a bomb pretty easily. So what? They can also get knives and stab you. Whaddaya gonna do about that? They can also get cars and run you over. Whaddaya gonna do about that?”
Wells said, “They didn’t kill the people in San Bernardino with cars.”
Russell retorted, “But they’ve killed others that way, haven’t they? Yeah, yeah. Whaddaya gonna do? Outlaw everything? That isn’t the answer.”
Wells then said the words, “Just put some controls…” to which Russell responded, “Put some controls? What, so the people, so the people who want to defend themselves can’t?”
Wells tried to right the ship, saying, “No, not so you can’t, just so the idiots can’t get hold of them [so easily], that’s all.”
Russell said, “You really believe they’re not going to? Are you serious about that? What good will that…? Oh my God. You and I just disagree.”
Listen to the audio of the interview here.
Whoopsie!! Yesterday, the anti-gun group Moms Demand Action jumped at the chance to politicize the terrorist attacks in Paris, likening them to gun violence in America.
But that’s not all they’ve tweeted.
Earlier today, they shared a link to enlighten everyone on how guns get into Paris
The article from The Daily Beast says despite France’s strict gun laws, guns still flow through Europe and into the country:
France outlaws most gun ownership and it’s almost impossible to legally acquire a high-powered rifle such as an AK-47, so where did the weapons in the Nov. 13 terror attack—not to mention the bloody January assault by Islamic terrorists on the Paris office of Charlie Hebdo magazine and the 2012 shootings by a militant in Toulouse—come from?
The answer: Eastern Europe, most likely, where the trafficking of deadly small arms is big, shady business. And where local authorities find it difficult to intervene.
The French government and the European Union know they have a foreign gun problem. But as the chain of attacks illustrates, efforts to tamp down on the flow of weapons have, so far, failed to disarm terrorists.
You would think they would be a tad smarter than the average idiot, but, their bloodlust leads them on
Yet, Liberals will still bleat for “common sense gun laws”
When Francisco Sanchez allegedly gunned down Kathryn Steinle at San Francisco’s Pier 14 on July 1, Breitbart News discovered that Sanchez had been deported from the country five times. We also discovered another interesting tidbit–Sanchez has seven felonies, which means he faces 100 percent gun control 100 percent of the time.
He is completely barred from gun possession and prohibited from having the gun with which he allegedly shot and killed Steinle.
The fact that the allegedly had one anyway proves again that gun control does not affect the behavior of criminals, but it does place law-abiding citizens in a scenario where it is harder for them to get the guns they need for self-defense.
According to NBC Bay Area, “Sanchez has seven prior felony convictions, four of which were for drug charges.” The felony “convictions took place in states including Texas, Oregon and Arizona.”
But those convictions–and the resulting ban on Sanchez purchasing or possessing a firearm–appear to have done nothing to keep him obtaining one and, worse still, using it. Moreover, California’s expanded background check requirement, their state gun registry, and their 10-round magazine limit were powerless to protect Steinle.
Again, gun control merely empowers the criminals
On May 4, actress Melissa Joan Hart appeared in a new gun control PSA in which she suggests gun control should be a topic of causal conversation.
She also uses the PSA to exclaim that she is “a member of Moms Demand Action For Gun Sense in America.”
Breitbart News previously reported that Hart had signed on as spokeswoman for Moms Demand Action’s newest gun control campaign, and now we see she is not simply a spokeswoman but a member of the gun control group as well.
In the May 4 PSA Hart talks about how eagerly friends talk about receiving “a promotion at work” or how quick kids talk “when they ace a test.” In the same way, she says we need to talk about gun control; and this includes talking to friends and neighbors about locking up their guns.
Securing firearms is one thing, mine are kept where my little niece cannot get to them, but they are not stored so as to be useless should I ever need them, as this PSA suggests
In another part of the PSA, Hart appears beside a man in a police uniform who takes the magazine out of handgun, locks the magazine in a safe, then runs a cable lock through the gun, rendering it inoperable. He then hands the key for the cable lock to Hart. As he does this, Hart talks about the importance of locking up the gun and ammo separately.
She never once explains what a father is supposed to do when an intruder enters the house at 3 a.m. but the gun is locked in one closet and the ammo in another. Nor does she venture a guess on what a single mom is supposed to do when she and the kids get home from a movie, only to find sexual predators in the house waiting for them.
Does the mother ask the sexual predator if he can give her a few minutes to freshen up, then use that time to unlock the gun in one room and run to another to unlock the ammo?
It is unnecessary to lock you gun up in one safe, and then the magazine in another, and maybe the bullets somewhere else. That is not safe, in fact it renders your firearm basically useless should someone break in. Seems that the Cult of Gun Control is not about gun safety at all, but about disarming us by any means they can utilize. As I keep saying the war on gun rights IS a war on self-defense.
On April 30, Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam (R) signed Senate Bill 1110 – a bill which bars state cooperation with federal gun control laws.
Sponsored by Senator Richard Briggs (R-Dist. 7), SB 1110 “prohibits the use of any public funds, personnel, or property to enforce any federal law or regulation that regulates the ownership, use, or possession of firearms, ammunition, or firearms accessories.”
SB 1110 passed the house by a margin of 74 to 20 and the senate by a margin of 24 to 1.
According to the Tenth Amendment Center, the measure was “originally introduced in the House as HB1341 by Rep. Terri Lynn Weaver.” At that time, Weaver said, “I’m from the cut that there is no need for Washington D.C. to be the end all and be all with regards to the regulatory world. We should respect our 10th Amendment and shift the power back to the states and that’s what House Bill 1341 does.”
What was true for HB 1341 is also true for SB 1110.
This law comes on the heels of another blow to federal gun control signed by Indiana Governor Mike Pence (R) last week. On April 29, Pence signed Senate Bill 433 – a bill that “repeals the prohibition against manufacturing, importing, selling, or possessing a sawed-off shotgun.”
SB 433 addresses the ban on short barreled, modified shotguns and will also present a challenge to the federal government’s “title II firearm” policy requiring registration fees and transfer records each time the firearm changes hands.
I will say this, you can make your own mind up. There can be no doubt where our natural rights are concerned. The right to self-defense, and the right to buy, own, and carry guns is part of our Bill of Rights for that reason. Unless someone has a consistent record on defending those rights, I can not truly support them. And, sorry, but Ben Carson said what he said, and that statement made clear he does not understand what a natural right is
Now, he has, in my view, made it worse by sounding like a typical politician
In the aforementioned conference call, he walked back his statements made on the Glenn Beck show and seems pretty adamant about it.
Carson said on the conference call, “Perhaps I didn’t convey it appropriately. I wanted to convey that, you know, I’ve lived in urban areas. I’ve worked in urban areas. I’ve seen a lot of carnage, and I’d prefer a situation where the kinds of weapons that create that kind of carnage don’t fall to the hands of criminal elements or insane people.
“But that is secondary to the desire to always defend the Second Amendment.”
He said that if elected, “under no circumstances” would he “allow a bureaucrat to remove any law-abiding citizen’s rights for any kind of weapon they wanted to protect themselves,” including semi-automatic and fully automatic firearms, Bloomberg reported.
So, can we trust him> One of the appealing things about Dr. Carson was that he was NOT a politician, now though, he sounds very much like a politician doing damage control.
Worst AG ever? YEP!
If there’s one thing that Eric Holder regrets during his time as attorney general for the United States, it’s his failure to press through a Second Amendment crackdown on the heels of Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting that left 20 children and six adults dead, he said.
“I think the inability to pass reasonable gun safety laws after the Newtown massacre is something that weighs heavily on my mind,” Mr. Holder said during an interview with CNN.
He was speaking of the White House push to pass a federal background check mandate for all commercial gun sales, as well as an outright ban on so-called assault weapons and large-capacity ammunition magazines, in the wake of the December 2012 school tragedy.
Assault weapons is an invented term, that describes rifles that “look scary” or that look like military style rifles. they are, in fact just rifles, and are almost never used in crime, so banning those would not have had any impact on criminals. The same is true of banning “high-capacity” magazines. Such bans would have zero impact on criminals. Such laws WOULD, however, be used to ban many popular handguns and rifles that ARE used in hundreds of thousands of defensive gun uses by law-abiding Americans every year. And such laws would be used to pave the way for more restrictive laws.
The last of the legislative efforts to fail was a universal background check law that couldn’t make it out of the Democrat-controlled Senate. President Obama then announced a slew of executive actions to curb gun rights.
But Mr. Holder still reflected over the stronger legislation that never did pass.
“And the thought that we could not translate that horror into reasonable — I mean, really reasonable gun safety measures that were supported by the vast majority of the American people is for me something that I take personally as a failure,” he said, The Hill reported. “And something that I think we as a society should take as a failure — a glaring failure that I hope will ultimately be rectified.”
Holder lies through his teeth when he claims most Americans support such laws. Most OPPOSE such idiotic steps that do nothing but ban popular weapons that tens of millions of Americans own, and that millions have used in self-defense.
Breitbart’s AWR Hawkins suggests that Michael Bloomberg may be giving up on gun control and going back to running his business:
With gun control failing nationally, The New York Times reports that Michael Bloomberg is heading back to private business at Bloomberg L.P.
This comes after he dumped $150,000 into the August 12th Milwaukee County Sheriff’s race in an attempt to beat Sheriff David Clarke’s “conservative pro-gun policies.” Clarke won. Bloomberg lost.
It also comes after his gun control group Everytown for Gun Safety aired a video meant to justify firearm confiscation for women’s safety, but which inadvertently made the case for women to own guns to protect themselves. Breitbart News reported that after a female panel reviewed the commercial on ABC’s The View, three of the four panelists came away telling women to get a gun to protect themselves and their children.
Bloomberg’s return to private business also comes after the most visible gun control group he supports, Moms Demand Action For Gun Sense in America, only managed to convince five businesses–Chipotle, Jack in the Box, Chili’s, Sonic, and Target–to ask law-abiding citizens to come to their stores unarmed. Moms Demand was able to get a sixth business–Starbucks–to ask customers who openly carry firearms not to be so flamboyant about it.
On the other side of the coin, Breitbart News recently reported that 57,000 businesses were fighting this push by putting a “guns welcome” sign on their front doors.
I think that while AWR does a good job of chronicling some of the many high-profile failures of Bloomberg’s gun control agenda, I don’t see any barriers at all that would prevent the billionaire from both returning to work at Bloomberg L.P. and continuing to fund gun control initiatives.
I would agree with Owens here. Bloomberg will NEVER stop, he is dyed in the wool Statist. People like him obsess over controlling others, and nothing will ever stop their perverse desire to erase personal liberty. If Bloomberg were to have his say. You would eat and drink only what he deemed good for you. You would be stripped of your right to own firearms, and every last freedom would be open to Bloomberg’s approval. The fact is, and I am sure some will accuse me of being sensational or over the top here, that Bloomberg is evil. Note, I am not Ann Coulter, I do not write or say things to get attention, I say things I BELIEVE! How can I deem Bloomberg, and those like him evil. Well, our liberties come from one source, that source is God above. And anyone trying to stamp out those liberties is therefore directly opposing God. And that is undeniably evil. And, as one of our Founders reminded us, all evil needs to succeed is for good men to do nothing. So, it is easy to see that we must NEVER stop opposing the Bloombergs of the world.
Note, if anyone believes that those calling for gun laws that would disarm the people are not evil, allow me to submit that Stalin, Mao, Hitler, Castro, ISIS, and every other dictator or Totalitarian you can name used gun control to first disarm, then to enslave and butcher their people.
When you want to see the moral retardation of the gun control cult in all its depravity, look at Chicago. Right now, the city council and mayor are doing their level best to make sure no one can run a legitimate gun store in the city. All the while the body count from armed gangs and thugs keeps mounting, Bob Owens takes a look at this farce
Thanks to absurdly restrictive gun control laws that ensured that only criminals and cops had handguns, Chicago has long been little more than “Mogadishu on Lake Michigan.” It is a bloody nightmare of a city when gunfire crackles through the air, day and night. Is not at all uncommon for 50 or more people to be shot in the course of a weekend. Indeed, this past weekend, more than 60 people were shot, 9 of them fatally .
But Illinois Democrats have been forced by the courts to finally begin issuing concealed carry permits so that citizens can defend themselves, and the first permits were issued earlier this year.
An unnamed serviceman put his legally concealed handgun to good use Friday night after a thug opened fire on a group of people because they dared move his drink off of their car when they wanted to leave.
No… I’m not kidding .
The military member and three others were leaving a party Friday night in the 11700 block of South Union Avenue in West Pullman, Assistant State’s Attorney Mary Hain said in Cook County Bond Court.
One of the victims noticed a cup of liquor on top of her vehicle and asked attendees of a party next door who it belonged to, Hain said.
When she removed it, Denzel A. Mickiel approached her, shouting obscenities and threatening her and her friends, according to Hain and court records.
Mickiel, 22, went into the residence, returned with a gun and began firing at the group, she said.
As Mickiel fired shots at the victims’ vehicle, the military member retrieved his gun and took cover near the vehicle’s front fender, according to Hain. Two unidentified males also shot at the group, she said.
The service member fired two shots and struck Mickiel twice, she said.
Mickiel is in critical condition, and the group that merely asked a drink be moved from their car are all going to be OK. That would not have been the case had the good guy not been armed. In fact, those people would likely be dead, and certainly the gun control cult would have used their deaths as reason to further disarm the law abiding. Will Mayor Rahm Emanuel and the City Council learn from this? Will they grasp that what they are doing in trying to make it impossible for people to legally attain firearms for self-defense is morally deficient? Likely not, after all it is not safety they are after, it is control, of people they are after. To them gun ownership is part of Individualism, which is a sin against their Collectivist ideology. Again, a good guy stops a violent attack with a legally carried firearm, and again, the morally retarded gun control cult will ignore it and continue to push for more
gun people control.
I am, it would seem, a terrorist in the eyes of she who would be queen. I am not alone though, Bob Owens, he must be a terrorist too!
It appears that the woman who was so corrupt that she was thrown out of the Watergate trial isn’t a fan of guns in the hands of anyone except Vince Foster.
During a town hall meeting today, Clinton said that American gun owners opposed to universal background checks—an prerequisite for registration and confiscation— are terrorizing the rest of the nation.
Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton spoke about her views on gun control Tuesday, saying she was “disappointed” Congress did not pass a universal background checks bill after “the horrors” of the 2012 Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting.
In fact, we have, and have had background checks for buying a gun since the early 90’s. This is the truth no matter Statists like Clinton knowingly LIE and say there are no background checks
“I believe that we need a more thoughtful conversation, we cannot let a minority of people — and that’s what it is, it is a minority of people — hold a viewpoint that terrorizes the majority of people,” Clinton said during a CNN town hall.
Did you catch that folks. We, the Collective, the Community, simply cannot allow certain viewpoints because that might “terrorize” the majority. apparently Ms. Clinton wants to control your speech too
Clinton said she feels for parents sending their kids to school, noting that there have been 74 school shootings since Sandy Hook.
“I don’t think any parent, any person, should have to fear about their child going to school or going to college because someone, for whatever reasons — psychological, emotional, political, ideological, whatever it means — could possibly enter that school property with an automatic weapon and murder innocent children, students, teachers,” Clinton said.
Here we go again, a Statist talking of eliminating fear as if they can control that. Not to mention that nothing that Ms. Clinton supports would have stopped any of the recent mass shootings. Even a spokestool of Bloomberg admits that
At our companion site Townhall.com Katie Pavlich notes that the man who was Michael Bloomberg’s top paid gun grabber has admitted that the various citizen control schemes proposed by gun control groups would have had no impact on mass shootings:
Meet Mark Glaze, the former executive director and face of Michael Bloomberg’s Everytown For Gun Safety,a group that used to be called Mayors Against Illegal Guns [MAIG]. Whenever a mass shooting occurs (which despite popular belief and hysteria from the media, isn’t happening more frequently than it used to), Glaze takes to the airwaves to demand new gun control legislation, specifically expanded background checks.
As of Friday, Glaze left his post with
MAIGEverytown and is admitting in an exit interview with the Wall Street Journal that the proposals outlined by the gun control group and sent to Congress, would not have prevented mass shootings in the past and won’t stop them in the future.
Make sure that you read Glaze’s exact words, which are an admission that the gun control policies pushed by Moms Demand Action From Illegal Mayors In Everytown (MDAIMIE) will in no way slow or stop mass killings.
So, if you are a supporter of “#gunsense” ask yourself why these laws are being pushed if the people pushing them ADMIT they will never prevent a shooting at a school or other public place? Then ask yourself why you would ever support a candidate that supported such laws.
The most effective gun control group in the United States has struck twice again in recent weeks, and they have convinced two more restaurant chains to ban the carry of firearms:
Two more restaurant chains are adding their names to the list of eateries that have adopted a no-guns policy.
Sonic Drive-In and Chili’s Grill & Bar issued statements Friday asking patrons to leave their guns at home.
USA Today reported Saturday that the announcements were prompted by recent demonstrations by open-carry activists who brought rifles and shotguns into Sonic, Chili’s and Chipotle Mexican Grill outlets in Texas.
“We recognize that the open carry of firearms in restaurants creates an uncomfortable atmosphere and is not permitted under many local liquor laws,” Chili’s Dallas-based parent said in statement. “So, we kindly ask that guests refrain from openly carrying firearms into our restaurants and we will continue to follow state and local laws on this issue.”
The Oklahoma-based Sonic said: “We’ve considered the views and desires of our customers and employees that staff the drive-ins across the country. Accordingly, we’re asking that customers refrain from bringing guns onto our patios or into our indoor dining areas. With respect to the storage of guns in vehicles, we ask that our customers continue to honor local laws.”
The “look at me” gang strikes again, and again! I am convinced they are not even about open carry of sidearms anymore. They are all about them, them, and oh yeah, everybody look at me! Bob Owens sums up their selfishness
I’ve lost count of the number of restaurant chains that we we’ve lost the option to carry firearms in nationally because of the actions of self-absorbed long-gun open carriers in Texas taking firearms into business establishments. Their stated goal is either to “normalize” long gun open carry, or to make the open carry of handguns possible.
The reality is that long gun open carry of loaded weapons into business establishments has never been normal in any relatively settled area of the United States in the United States. Even in colonial times you were required discharge your loaded weapon before entering meeting halls and taverns. Such a volley discharge by the Lexington militia at a fortuitous moment caused the British to release Paul Revere after he’d been captured during his night ride to call out the militia on April 19, 1775, prior to the arrival of the column of Regulars.
These open carry groups are also souring the possibility of Texas legalizing handgun open carry. Both the Democrat and Republican candidates for the governorship of Texas have come out in favor of legalizing handgun open carry. The legislature was leaning that direction. So what do these groups do? They parade around in public with long-guns at the low-ready or slung across their backs at a diagonal so that they are constantly muzzle sweeping one another, or are pointing their muzzles at concrete… a decidedly non-safe direction. Their actions are making it less likely that such a law will pass.
Shannon Watts and Moms Demand Action from Mayors in Everytown have not accomplished anything as a group. Every citizen control “victory” they can claim comes as the result of these open carry groups carrying firearms in an unsafe manner into business establishments that simply want to sell their products, and who don’t want to be part of a poorly executed Quixotic campaign.
The results don’t lie.
Business establishment long-gun open carriers are the most effective gun control groups in the United States at this moment.
If these groups really want to help, they need to stop their grandstanding. Frankly, the idea of a group of 8 or 10 people ALL carrying rifles sitting down in a restaurant to eat is idiotic and impractical. And, as Owens notes, they are not safe with those guns in too many instances. Here is your reality check. If you walked into my business, I, as a passionate advocate of gun rights would boot your asses out. So, stop the damned grandstanding, get your heads out of your asses, stop acting out every negative stereotype Moms Demand Action put out there, and if you care one damn bit about gun rights STOP HELPING! Unless of course Bloomberg is paying y’all to make gun owners look like ass hats. Frankly I am starting to wonder.
WHITE CO., Ind. (WLFI) – Administrators and school board members with the North White School Corporation can carry guns inside campus buildings beginning in July.
The North White Board of Trustees voted unanimously, 7-0, to approve the new policy on Monday. According to North White School Board President Shannon Mattix, the policy states guns may be carried inside campus buildings while school is in session and at school events.
Participants must pass two annual training sessions, one six-hour basic firearm training session, and up to 40 hours of crisis management and defensive tactics training. Those carrying guns are required to go through a psychological evaluation at least once a year.
Other policy requirements include the firearm must be concealed, semi-automatic, held in a Level Two or Three holster, and carried not stored in the building.
Mattix explained that in developing this policy, they wanted to rely on factual information and data and to eliminate emotions.
I like the stipulations, contrary to what gun grabbers say those in favor of arming teachers, concealed carry, etc believe in responsibility and safety, and I have always wanted armed teachers to receive extra training.