They found that bigger bullets are deadlier than smaller ones? No way! . . .
“Our study gets to the heart of the notion that ‘guns don’t kill people; people kill people,’” said Anthony Braga, a Distinguished Professor of Criminal Justice at Northeastern. “That slogan is based on the contention that gun control is ineffective because if a person wants to kill someone, they will find a way to do it, no matter what types of weapons are available.”
The study, which was published in JAMA Network Open, concludes that it is incorrect to dismiss firepower as a factor in shooting fatalities. The authors do not propose any specific gun control measures and acknowledge that both the intent of the shooter and chance also play a role in whether the victim lives or dies.
But the study shows that gun caliber is also a significant factor in survival rates, according to co-author Philip Cook, professor emeritus at the Sanford School of Public Policy at Duke University.
“People who oppose gun control are not convinced that the type of weapon matters,” he said. “We are not saying caliber is more important than intent. What we show, very specifically, is that if you decrease the caliber of the guns, the number of deaths would drop by 40 percent.”
Another brick in the wall . . .
Another notable change here is to ban applications which promote the sale, manufacturing, or modification of firearms, explosives, and ammunition.
We don’t allow apps that facilitate the sale of explosives, firearms, ammunition, or certain firearms accessories.
- Restricted accessories include those that enable a firearm to simulate automatic fire or convert a firearm to automatic fire (e.g. bump stocks, gatling triggers, drop-in auto sears, conversion kits), and magazines or belts carrying more than 30 rounds.
We don’t allow apps that provide instructions for the manufacture of explosives, firearms, ammunition, restricted firearm accessories, or other weapons. This includes instructions on how to convert a firearm to automatic, or simulated automatic, firing capabilities.
Nope…and that’s a definite plus . . .
Phil Mendelson, a Democrat and chairman of the D.C. Council, said Kavanaugh’s dissent made clear that “his views on gun control are on the extreme side.” Councilmember Mary M. Cheh, a Democrat and professor of constitutional law at George Washington University, said she’s “worried about the shift to the right, for sure.”
Some legal experts believe Kavanaugh’s confirmation make it more likely the court will hear another potentially groundbreaking Second Amendment case. Only four of nine justices need to vote in favor of reviewing a case.
UCLA law school professor Adam Winkler, author of “Gunfight: The Battle Over the Right to Bear Arms in America,” said Kavanaugh could become that crucial fourth vote because three justices — Neil Gorsuch, Clarence Thomas and Samuel Alito Jr. — all have voiced support for the court to take on Second Amendment cases.
If they didn’t have double standards, they wouldn’t have any at all . . .
In this fictional scenario, the “conversation” helped millennial shotgun owner Sutton realize how “you define yourself in a certain way … And then you get older and you’ve outgrown (guns) but you’re not quite ready to let them go,” as Lasher explains. “We wanted to make a story about that and finding that you don’t need something else to make you feel strong or brave or powerful or in control.”
Hypocrisy, call your office. If Lasher and her Moms Demand Action crowd ardently wish to “reduce the gun culture in America,” why not do a bit of introspection first? You can crawl all over the group website and its list of “campaigns” and not find a word about activism against the entertainment industry — TV, movies, video games, anything.
‘Liberals with guns’…is that like fish with bicycles or Chuck Norris with a latte? . . .
Considering much of the recent rhetoric surrounding gun control — an issue of contention between most liberals and conservatives — some may be surprised to find members of the Washington County (Tennessee) Democratic Party hosting their own marksmanship competition.
Founded by party executive committee member and 2016 7th House District candidate Mike Morgan, Safety On! is a gun and shooting club focusing on firearm safety and “responsible ownership.”
The group, which Morgan said seeks “sensible gun legislation while protecting the Second Amendment,” held its first marksmanship competition Wednesday night at the Scioto Shooting Range in Unicoi after forming in June.
“Our current membership is a little over 1,000 people, largely from the Tri-Cities area, although we have members from all across the globe,” Morgan said before the event. “There are a little over 800 members from the United States, and over 200 from outside of the U.S.”