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2013.02.25: Anti-Gun Liberal News Anchor gets destroyed repeatedly during Interview with Keith Morgan.
2013.02.19: Quote of the day ...
"Participating in a gun buy back because you believe that the criminals have too many guns is like having yourself castrated because you believe that the neighbors have too many kids."
2013.02.17: Another excellent video ...Choose Your Own Crime Stats.
2013.02.07: A wonderful Video on YouTube... Anti gun people can NOT defeat this video
How Do We Know an 'Assault Weapon' Ban Would Not Have Stopped Adam Lanza? Because It Didn't.
Jacob Sullum, Dec. 17, 2012 12:36 pm
Although Friday's massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary School has prompted renewed calls for reinstating the federal "assault weapon" ban, we know for a fact that such a law would not have stopped Adam Lanza or made his attack less deadly, because it didn't. The rifle he used, a .223-caliber Bushmaster M4 carbine, was legal under Connecticut's "assault weapon" ban, which is similar to the federal law that expired in 2004. Both laws, in addition to listing specifically prohibited models, cover semiautomatic rifles that accept detachable magazines and have at least two out of five features: 1) a folding or telescoping stock, 2) a pistol grip, 3) a bayonet mount, 4) a grenade launcher, and 5) a flash suppressor or threaded barrel designed to accommodate a flash suppressor. The configuration of the rifle used by Lanza, which his mother legally purchased and possessed in Connecticut, evidently was not covered by that definition. A Huffington Post article blames "loopholes"....
Parents defend right to keep guns in the home.
By Emanuella Grinberg, CNN, updated 12:17 PM EST, Fri December 21, 2012
From Dan G... 2012.12.20: The assault weapons and mass murder myth-busted, by Joel McDurmon on Dec 21, 2012
This is a bit longer than normal, but the compilation and analysis of statistics is certainly worth the time.
Best line of the article: "[A] legally obtained 'assault rifle' is as statistically likely to be used in a mass murder, since 1999, as a claw hammer."
It's bad enough that leftists blame the guns when guns are not the problem. It's even worse that the particular "assault" weapons in mention are rarely ever involved in the crimes to begin with.
The blog "Patriots Do Not Comply" proves this using statistic and simple analysis of the actual instances of mass murders:
So close on the heels of the Connecticut shooting, it seems coarse and vulgar to delve into the topic of politics. Unfortunately, the Progressives are making it a point to make the incident a political issue, starting with President Obama's initial speech where he mentions "something needs to be done", and the Left mainstream media picking that up and running with it full tilt since. The outcome they desire, and have made no effort to hide, is to ban what they call, erroneously at times "automatic weapons", and sometimes, just as incorrectly "assault weapons". They paint a picture for all to see of mass murders being perpetrated by white guys, usually, but not always, older and with some kind of racially motivated hate at play, using an "assault weapon" he owns and practices with daily with his racist friends, to mow down tens of people at a time. If only, they sigh, he didn't have that automatic weapon/assault weapon and those high capacity "clips" (another misnomer, they mean to say magazines).
But what's the truth of the picture they paint, and what is mostly made up fantasy?
Of the 29 events since and including Columbine that have made it to the stage of national attention, the statistics show a much different picture than the one the media and the politicians wish for you to believe. Of their attitudes and conditions, the following shakes out.
When compiling this, if the person was clearly crazy but adds in racist elements, the benefit of the doubt was given and "crazy" assigned. The same regarding Jihad/religion.
Ok, but what about the weaponry? Clearly these nuts are all armed to the teeth with "assault rifles". Actually, not so much, as the statistics bear out.
Now this is a strange thing; because the common lament heard is "if he just had to stop to reload and didn't have those high capacity 'clips', he'd do much less damage. A six shooter would take out far fewer than those nasty assault rifles." Yet, statistically, revolvers and "assault rifles" are in a dead heat of weapon of choice of mass murderers.
Shotguns and bolt action rifles, which most people consider as neutral or even benign ("you can use it for hunting and target shooting sports!"), rank higher on the list with shotguns being at least three times as likely to be selected as a revolver or "assault rifle", yet nobody is talking about shotgun or bolt action rifle control.
Now comes the interesting part.
Of the three incidents where "assault rifle" is the weapon of choice, two of those incidents involve a stolen firearm. In other words, the actual occurrence of a person buying and using an "assault rifle" to commit mass murder is once. One time. This means that a legally obtained "assault rifle" is as statistically likely to be used in a mass murder, since 1999, as a claw hammer.
Where are the calls for hammer control?
And now the third and most controversial elements; the race, age and motivation.
Hold on to your hats and put your PC goggles away and get ready for sobering facts.
Of the group being examined, 7 of the 29 had a religious element. Two were out and out Jihadists, 4 were anti-Christian or church related, and the last was regarding Sikhs.
Four were racially motivated (and not out and out crazy). Jake England, who was an American Indian, was ticked that blacks got special treatment when he didn't. Roderick Dantzler was crazy but he also was racially motivated. He was black and out to shoot whites. Omar Thornton was a black man looking to kill whites. One L. Goh was actually ticked because he believed that people treated him badly because he was Asian. This brings us to Wade Michael Page, who is the only racist white dude in the mass killer category.
What about race? Aren't most of these shooters white Anglo Saxon types with a grudge? Actually, no. A disproportionate amount (compared to the population at large) are of minority status. Blacks, Asians, Hispanics, Native Americans and Eastern European immigrants are extremely over represented compared to the population.
A fair number of these people were younger at the time they committed their crimes, with many falling into the so called Millennial group, that is, kids born and raised around the Internet and during the time when it is/was considered proper to medicate boys for "ADHD".The real picture emerging about mass murder events then is almost exactly opposite of what we're being told, in an effort to get us to give up our rights found in the 2nd Amendment.
The actual real profile of a mass murderer actually resembles this:
So why are we being sold a lie?
Clearly, people buying "assault weapons" are not the ones who are likely to commit any crime, and high capacity magazines appear to play little role in how many people a mass murderer can kill. Well, there's one simple reason. The ban of assault weapons was on the table, without denial, during the Presidential election cycle.
President Obama is on clear record during the debates saying that he wanted the Assault Weapon Ban reinstituted and even wanted to extend this to sidearms. Guns rights organizations have been noting for years Obama's clear agenda against firearms, and they all warned that he would implement that agenda after he was re-elected, in order to guarantee that it couldn't be used as a political weapon against him during the last election cycle.
But why? The AWB did nothing to prevent any mass murders when it was in place, in fact the Columbine shootings occurred during that ban and they had limited capacity magazines. The fact is, the AWB has nothing to do with protecting citizens and nothing to do with preventing mass murders. The AWB and other cries for gun control are meant simply to disarm us and eventually eliminate our right to self-defense and take away our ability to be a threat to the government. They want us disarmed and compliant. They want no resistance to what they have in store for us once they have us disarmed, at least according to how they view events and society.
In short, we're being set up, and they hope the emotions at play today allow them to finally get their foot in the door to the final elimination of our ability to protect ourselves against the government. They are using the blood of children to forward an agenda that they've had for decades, and they don't care how ghoulish they have to get, as long as you, the citizen, believe their lies and believe their fake assault weapon wielding scary white guy creation, who tromps to the gun shop, buys a "full auto" AK-47 and then heads to the local shopping mall to murder people at will.
Do not believe the lies, confront them with the actual facts. Do not ever, ever give up your firearms, no matter what they say, what law they pass, what rules they make. If they're lying to you about the reasons, imagine what they really have in store for you if you believe them. Never comply. Never submit. Never give in.
The post provides the following list of source incidents it considered:
Remember and use this whenever you can. Do not let the lie spread, and to not let them use the lie to ban objects that have no real place in the discussion.
Real-world experiences (from "e," 2012.12.20)
Here's just a brief list:
Australia - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ATlt3b5o3uI
United Kingdom - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZTyCD2n6HAQ
Turkey, Soviet Union, China, Germany, Cambodia, Uganda, Rwanda, Guatemala, Tibet, Bangladesh, Pakistan, Sudan, Zimbabwe, United States (1800s) (1900s) (2000s), - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1pKasF6l3y0
This should be required watching for every anti-gun person.
From Dan G... 2012.12.20: 446 school age children shot in Chicago so far this year -- with strongest gun laws in country - media silent
For those of you too dense to get the point of this post, it's to make the point about gun laws. No matter how tough the gun laws are, the crazed, nut jobs will find a way to get them and if they so chose, use them. No Draconian law can stop this, no matter how well intentioned the law is, or if it's just about leftists grabbing power from citizens and taking away their constitutional rights.
From Dan G... 2012.12.20:
Firearms 101: Gun Information for the Uninformed
Clash Daily, 19 December 2012; by R. G. Yoho, Clash Daily Guest Contributor
Since the tragic shooting at the Connecticut elementary school, America has been subjected to a full-court press of lies, hysteria, and misinformation. It's disturbing that the media, celebrities, and politicians are nearly gleeful about the deaths of this many children, an incident that might finally give them the excuse to ban guns in America.
In addition, a number of Americans get their information from programs like The View, which is littered with personalities like Whoopi Goldberg and Joy Behar, people who know absolutely nothing about guns, but arrogantly proclaim their views like they do.
Therefore, I have attempted to create a brief and overly-simplified lexicon on guns that you can share with the woefully uninformed. Perhaps it will help to correct the errors that have been, in many cases, deliberately perpetrated and perpetuated by politicians and the media.
Please understand that these definitions were NOT written for the informed gun owner; they were created for those citizens who believe every gang member in America has an UZI:
The fact that a gun may be black or have a military-style appearance doesn't make it any more dangerous than most of the rifles or shotguns used by American hunters on a daily basis.
Like any tool, guns can be misused and become dangerous when they are in the wrong hands. However, the tragic shootings that are committed by a few individuals with diseased and evil minds are only stopped by the introduction of other guns from the brave, decent, and honorable people who willingly choose to confront them.
And in some cases, that has been done by your neighbor down the street, the one who has a Concealed Carry permit.
By the way, if you hear somebody saying that the Founders never wanted you to practice your Second Amendment rights with a semiautomatic weapon, kindly ask them if they are exercising their First Amendment rights with a quill pen.
From "e": Here we go yet again:( The media morons who have obviously never even seen, held, or used a gun . . .
"If someone who has a mental issue did not have access to guns that should only be available in war zones, we would not be dealing with this. Who needs an armor-piercing bullet to go hunting? Who needs an assault rifle to go hunting? You can't even use the prey that you kill with an assault rifle if you indeed do it. No one needs an assault rifle to go out and shoot a deer. No one needs an assault rifle that's capable of shooting 10, 20, 30 rounds off at the same time to shoot a duck, or to shoot quail. It does not make sense. ... We need to get guns and bullets and automatic weapons off the streets."
--CNN's Don Lemon
Clearly has no clue what an automatic weapon is ... and the government idiots ignorantly believe that they can actually legislate and stop evolution . . .