Category: Gun Control

Psychology Today: You’re Safer Without a Gun

The civilian disarmament movement wants Americans to believe they’re safer without a gun. It’s a preposterous idea. Americans without any great skill or strength can use a firearm to prevent, stop or eliminate a potentially lethal threat. An estimated 55k law-abiding gun owners do so each and every year – at the very, very least. And yet gun control advocates must perpetuate this logical fallacy if they are to have any hope of curtailing and then eliminating Americans’ natural, civil and Constitutionally protected right to keep and bear arms. So they bang on about suicides, domestic abuse and accidents mostly, and seize on incidents where an owner was overpowered and killed with his or her own gun. Psychology Today adds its voice to the antis’ chorus with this astounding bit of non-logic . . .

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Philadelphia Pays $1.4m for Releasing LTC App Info

Pennsylvania LTC application (courtesy montcopa.org)

It’s annoying: taxpayers paying for pol’s failed efforts to infringe on constituents’ natural, civil and Constitutionally protected right to keep and bear arms. Chicago Mayor Rahm’s mob recently shelled out a million bucks for trying to stop gun stores from selling guns in The Windy City. Today, The City of Brotherly Love announced that it’s opened its wallet for aggrieved gun guys and gals. “The Nutter administration [sic] has settled a class-action lawsuit with 3,265 people who appealed the revocation or denial of a Pennsylvania License to Carry Firearms and had their personal information posted on an interactive city website,” philly.com reports. “The 2,188 people whose information was part of the live database on the L&I website will receive . . .

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The Campaign to Unload: Anti-Gunners Fighting Corporate Ground War

(courtesy The Truth About Guns)

“It is no secret that U.S. corporations ban guns in their boardrooms and corporate headquarters,” gunvictimsaction.org “reveals.” “Why? Because they know that guns are dangerous and kill and they want to protect their top officers. Yet the same corporations who protect their CEO from gunfire (and protect all their employees and customers from secondhand smoke) don’t have the ethical integrity to stand up to the gun lobby. A good example is Hallmark cards.” Hallmark cards? Seriously? Seriously . . .

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Maryland Gun Control Advocates Declare Victory

(courtesy wboc.com)

“Supporters believe early indications show that Maryland’s gun control law has been successful,” wboc.com reports (although the lead in the station’s video report makes no such equivocations). “Gun deaths in Maryland have gone down 24% in just the first five months of 2014, according to Maryland State Police and the Governors Office of Crime Control and Prevention.” The crime fighting wunderbill in question: SB281. The post-Newtown bill banned the sale or transfer of “large-capacity ammo magazines” and 45 types of semiautomatic weapons. Now you may be wondering . . .

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California’s New Gun Laws Revealed

California Governor Jerry Brown signed a slate of new gun laws on a Friday, thus keeping the moves out of the heart of the news cycle. And while the news laws are not a spike in the heart of California gun owners, every gun control law violates the United States Constitution and presses the jackboot of tyranny a little more forcefully on citizens’ collective neck. In case you forgot. Courtesy calccw.com, here’s a rundown of the Golden State’s latest affronts to firearms freedom . . .

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Fast and Furious Explained. Again. Still.

Juarez border (courtesy borderlandbeat.com)

The Congressional investigation into Operation Fast and Furious has gone cold. This despite the fact that “on Thursday, June 28, 2012, [Attorney General Eric] Holder became the first sitting member of the Cabinet of the United States to be held in criminal contempt of Congress by the House of Representatives for refusing to disclose internal Justice Department documents in response to a subpoena.” Wikipedia’s entry for “ATF gunwalking scandal” tells the sad tale of the Obama administration’s coverup of the ATF’s extra-legal anti-gun-running gun-running program, that armed the Mexican rip crew who gunned down US Border Patrol Agent Brian Terry. That coverup continues. The reason for F&F remains shrouded in mystery. But TTAG’s original theory seems increasingly likely with news that . . .

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Quote of the Day: We Know Best Edition

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“Police chiefs are in a very good position to make (a may-issue) determination. I understand the concern about it, but there needs to be someone that’s close to the community that can make the call.” – Former Boston police commissioner Edward F. Davis quoted in Senators pass an altered gun bill [via bostonglobe.com]