What Possible Good Will New Orleans 48-Hour Stolen Gun Report Mandate Do?

Gun control advocates seems to specialize in creating laws that have zero impact on “gun violence.” Case in point: New Orleans’ proposed City ordinance requiring residents to report lost or stolen guns within 48 hours. So let’s say they do. What then? Does anyone honestly think the NOPD is going to devote time and resources to recovering a lost gun? Even if they did, how effective would they be? As for punishing people to whom a recovered “crime gun” is traced, what judge wouldn’t accept the excuse “I didn’t know it was stolen”? In short, the ordinance is feel good security theater. As if you didn’t know.

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LA Times Letter to the Editor: “All Rifle Purchases Should be Relegated to Single Shot, Bolt-Action Receivers”

Bolt action rifle (courtesy The Truth About Guns)

John Charles Lemr of Seattle wrote the following Letter to the Editor at latimes.com:

As a gun owner, it was interesting reading about the regulations being considered in California. (“California’s proposed gun laws won’t change our culture of violence, but they will make us safer,” editorial, April 22). I take exception to SB 1407, which would require that gun parts like a lower receiver be registered by the owner. This places the burden on the wrong party. There is no way to ensure the buyer will follow through and register a receiver . . .

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TSA Confiscates 73 Guns in One Week. And?

TSA confiscate firearms (courtesy foxnews.com)

“Airport screeners established a new record last week when they stopped passengers from boarding planes with 73 firearms in carry-on luggage,” foxnews.com reports. Wow! Even the Rabbi wouldn’t carry 73 firearms! Anyway, “The Transportation Security Administration officials said the number was reached in the seven days ending April 21 and the haul surpassed the previous high of 68 set in October.” But wait! That’s not the half of it (apparently) . . .

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Oklahoma Considers Constitutional Carry, Strict Scrutiny. NBA Joins Opposition

Oklahoma City Thunder (courtesy nab.com)

“Firearms bills to allow most Oklahoma adults to openly carry guns without any training or background checks have led to a showdown in Oklahoma between supporters of expanded gun rights and the state’s business community, including the NBA’s Oklahoma City Thunder,” abcnews.go.com reports. “The Thunder are among more than two dozen businesses, public universities and law enforcement groups that sent a letter Wednesday to Senate President Pro Tempore Brian Bingman urging him . . .

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CDC Study: Proportion of Firearms-Related Suicides Down 6.3%

In this June 2015 photo released by the Seattle Police on Thursday, March 17, 2016, Detective Michael Ciesynski holds the shotgun which rock legend Kurt Cobain used to kill himself on April 8, 1994. Police did not say why they took the photos last year or why they're releasing them to the public at this time. (Seattle Police via AP)

Over half of firearms-related fatalities are suicides. Gun control proponents combine firearms-related suicides with firearms-related homicides to sell the idea that there’s an epidemic of “gun violence” to justify their desire to disarm the civilian population (excepting police). This despite the fact that “gun-free” Japan has a higher suicide rate than the U.S., indicating that someone determined to take their own life will find the means to do so. Period. Here’s another data point from a CDC study [via cnn.com] . . .

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Violence Policy Center Study: “Guns Rarely Used for Self-Defense”

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The vast majority of Americans listen to one radio station: WIIFM. What’s In It For Me? Call it selfish. Call it basic human nature. The fact remains that most people address the “issue” of firearms freedom from a personal perspective. If they consider a firearm an effective form of personal self-defense, they don’t support civilian disarmament. Gun control advocates know this. That’s why they attack any suggestion that a firearm is an effective form of personal self-defense. Despite the obvious fact that a firearm is an effective form of personal self-defense. So they spread anti-gun agitprop like this, enabled by their statist friends in the mainstream media, like rawstory.com  . . .

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Chelsea Clinton: My Mom Wants A Pro-Gun Control Supreme Court Justice

Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton’s daughter Chelsea isn’t a practiced politician. So this clip (not magazine) ends with some major league Sandy Hook-related anti-gun bloody shirt waving, rather than starting with it. But the younger Ms. Clinton certainly nails it in terms of revealing her Mom’s desire to appoint an anti-gun rights Supreme Court Justice. “It matters to me that my Mom recognizes the role of the Supreme Court when it comes to gun control,” Chelsea reveals, adding  . . .

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Demorest, GA City Council Restores Employees’ Right to Bear Arms

Employees Concealed Firearms Demorest GA

Earlier this month, the Demorest, Georgia city council voted to restore the right to bear arms to city employees. “Demorest officials say they have passed a groundbreaking personnel policy amendment believed to be the first of its kind in Georgia,” accesswdun.com reports. “The city council voted unanimously to amend the city’s personnel policy to allow city employees with a valid concealed carry permit to carry their weapons during the workday.” The restoration of gun rights to public employees may be a first for a Georgia city, but it’s a growing trend in the United States. As wsls.com reported, on January 26th, Bedford County in Virginia enacted a very similar policy. As the right to keep and bear arms is being restored across the United States . . .

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Hillary Clinton Says “Amen” To Banning Guns in Cars

Karh in car (courtesy (courtesy The Truth About Guns)

“We need you to be able to use your executive powers to legislate that you can’t carry guns in cars, you can’t bring cars [guns?] in buildings that are not assured to carry them.” According to dailycaller.com that’s what an audience member at a campaign forum in Hartford, Conn. told Clinton. “We need executive powers to say we will fight for life and not kowtow to the sons and daughters of Charlton Heston,” he added (referring to actor and NRA Prez National Rifle Association. “Whoa, let the congregation say, ‘Amen,’” Clinton responded.

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Chicago, Baltimore and D.C. Account for 50% of US Homicide Increase

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In a recent email blast, The Trace’s anti-gun agit-propagandists reported that “According to the Brennan Center for Justice, the murder rate in the country’s 30 largest cities increased by 13.3 percent in 2015, compared to the previous year.” BUT, according to the report, “Crime overall in the 30 largest cities in 2015 remained the same as in 2014, decreasing by 0.1 percent. Two-thirds of cities saw drops in crime, which were offset mostly by an increase in Los Angeles (12.7 percent). Nationally, crime remains at all-time lows.” I guess that didn’t fit the narrative. Here’s another example of the civilian disarmament industrial complex cherry picking facts, relying on the sin of omission . . .

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Hillary Clinton: “We Have Just Too Many Guns”

At a campaign stop in Philadelphia, presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton declared “We have just too many guns on the streets, in our homes, in our neighborhoods.” In our homes? How scary is that? That said, Ms. Clinton assures her audience that she doesn’t want to take away guns from “lawful, responsible gun owners.” (Cognitive dissonance much?) Ms. Clinton then uses gun control to “pivot” away from criticism that she’s a Wall Street’s lackey, declaring . . .

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Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence President Dan Gross: We’re Winning

It’s no surprise that former ad exec and current Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence President Dan Gross begins his TED talk by waving the bloody shirt about his brother’s injuries inflicted by a gunman at the Empire State Building. Fair enough? I’m not sure. I do know that his opening stat — 90 Americans Killed by Guns — tells us pretty much all we need to know. In Gross’ world, people don’t kill people. Guns kill people. Gross claims to seek “common ground” on gun control — as long as Second Amendment supporters use their guns to hunt and support universal background checks. In fact . . .

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