A “Gun Buyback” You Can Believe In

Cinninnatti Street Rescue GunRecycle
The term “gun buyback” is anti-gun agitprop. For one thing, a government can’t buy back a gun they never owned. For another, there isn’t a shred of scientific or even anecdotal evidence that “gun buybacks” do anything to reduce firearms-related crime, suicides or negligent discharges. But the basic concept isn’t without its advantages. Forget “buybacks.” Think recycling. As cincinnati.com reports, Deer Park City, Ohio councilperson Charles Tassell goes there . . .

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Anti-Gunners Responsible for Pro-2A FaceBook Page Deletions

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Facebook recently announced a ban of all pages that sold guns privately. Immediately after its decision, firearms-related Facebook pages that don’t enable private one-to-one sales went dark. This does not represent a widening of Facebook’s ban. My information: anti-gun Facebook users are reporting these pages. Facebook then pulled the plug without any further vetting. When we contacted Facebook directly, they verified the fact that the pages are not in violation of their policy and republish them. Here’s a report on the process from 1 Million Moms Against Gun Control . . .

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“United To Stop Gun Violence” at the D.C. National Cathedral: Anti Gun Agitprop You Can Dance To!

Admittedly, dancing to the above anti-gun rights “spoken word” agitprop would require free form interpretation. (Hint: LSD.) But you’ve got to give this women credit for rhyming and clever turns of phrase. “More guns? More guns?” she asks incredulously . Uh, yes. More guns. In the hands of law-abiding Americans (without evil in their hearts), defending themselves against violent attack. Or just having fun! Meanwhile, TTAG extends an open invitation to this young woman or any other poet who wants to have a gun rights “poetry slam.” That would be a hoot — especially as our man Leghorn is an accomplished violist.

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Convicted Murderer: I Heart Gun Control

John Lennon (courtesy qz.com)

Writing for qz.com, a convicted murderer writing under the pen name “John Lennon” [above] insits that lax gun laws had nothing to do with his crime. “It reminded me of the December night in 2001 when I easily obtained a (straw purchased) assault rifle from a friend and used it to shoot an associate of mine named Alex in the head. He, too, sat unarmed in a car, this one on a Brooklyn street. I killed Alex after learning that he was extorting a man who sold drugs for me. I can’t change what I did even as I feel remorse for it—the responsibility for pulling the trigger is mine alone.” Fair enough. Only not really. Mr. Lennon doesn’t take sole responsibility for his actions . . .

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Quote of the Day: Obama’s Executive Action on Guns a Damp Squib? Edition

President Obama (courtesy usnews.com)

“Obama administration officials said they had no specific plans to increase investigations, arrests or prosecutions of gun sellers who do not comply with the law. No task forces have been assembled. No agents or prosecutors have been specifically reassigned to such cases. And no funding has been reallocated to accelerate gun sale investigations in Washington.” – Obama’s Lofty Plans on Gun Violence Amount to Little Action [via nytimes.com]

[h/t AM]

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Due Process for Accused Domestic Abusers With Guns? Nope.

(courtesy itstactical.com)

“More than a dozen states have strengthened laws over the past two years to keep firearms out of the hands of domestic abusers, a rare area of consensus in the nation’s highly polarized debate over guns.” That’s the AP’s take on the spate of gun laws that mandate firearms confiscation for people (mostly but not exclusively men) subject to an ex parte domestic abuse-related retraining order. To be clear . . .

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New Survey: 77% of Americans Favor ‘Universal Background Checks; 41% Think We Already Have Them

Yale researcher Benjamin Miller (courtesy news.yale.edu)

According to thetrace.org41% of Americans Think the United States Already Has Universal Gun Background Checks, Survey Shows And 100 percent of them are wrong. What Michael Bloomberg’s anti-gun agitprop propagators don’t tell you: the new survey concludes that 71 percent of respondents favor “universal background checks.” Not the endlessly quoted figure — mooted by Quinnipiac University and cited again here by The Trace — of  “90 percent.” Funny how they left that out. But hats off to the hired hoplophobes for highlighting the fact that . . .

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Former First Lady Hillary Clinton Hits Senator Bernie Sanders on Gun Control

If you watch the video above — and I know that’s like asking you to listen to nails on a chalkboard (ask your parents) — the narrator says “The Brady Bill would have mandated background checks for gun purchases.” WOULD HAVE? Ignorance aside — no wait. Why would we do that? Ignorance is how both Ms. Clinton and Senator Sanders roll when it comes to gun control. “In our state, guns are used for hunting,” the self-proclaimed socialist progressive (progressive socialist) proclaims, denying the fact that . . .

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Deadline for Fast & Furious Docs Passes. Where’s the Info?

Carlos Canino (courtesy miamiherald.com)

“On Jan. 19, federal Judge Amy Berman—an Obama appointee—ordered the administration to produce the [ATF’s Fast & Furious gun running] documents demanded,” the NRA’s americas1stfreedom.org reminds us. “The deadline Berman set for the administration to comply was this past Tuesday, Feb. 2.” And . . . ? Crickets chirping. I wouldn’t hold my breath for news of the big reveal. As we reported, Judge Berman . . .

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Everytown for Gun Safety Attacks Former Ally VA Gov. McAuliffe for Restoring Gun Rights

(courtesy Everytown for Gun Safety Facebook page)

“Everytown for Gun Safety, a group bankrolled by a former New York mayor, poured $2 million into TV ads last fall in a failed bid to help McAuliffe’s party take back the state Senate,” washingtonpost.com reports. “On Wednesday, Everytown launched a social media campaign against McAuliffe, who last week stunned gun-safety advocates by announcing that he had struck a gun deal with Republican legislators and the National Rifle Association. It shows side-by-side photos of McAuliffe and the National Rifle Association’s Wayne LaPierre.” Here’s the accompanying text . . .

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