That’s what happens when you get all your news from the
Democrat PR firms mainstream media . . .
When most people think about the number of gun-related deaths in America each year, the first images that likely come to mind are of gang violence or mass shootings. Our national debate on gun control is almost always centered on an active-shooter event or a plea to get guns off the streets.
But while gang activity devastates many neighborhoods and communities, that violence accounts for only 1 out of 5 gun-related deaths nationally. And while mass shootings are horrific in so many ways, they are responsible for less than 1 percent of firearm deaths annual.
The largest number of gun deaths in the United States by far — 63 percent — are a result of something rarely even mentioned in the gun control discussion: suicide.
David Hogg and Emma Gonzalez hardest hit . . .
By the numbers: The morning consult polled 12,771 registered voters, which included 494 voters between 18 and 21 years old, to gauge their opinion on issues such as gun control, minimum wage and medicare for all.
Only 56% of voters surveyed said they’d be more likely to support a candidate advocating for stricter gun laws.
68% of those same voters said they’d be more likely to support a candidate who supported raising minimum wage. 66% said they’d do the same for a candidate supporting medicare for all.
Abolishing the Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency was at the bottom of the list at 46%.
It’s nice that at least the US Government isn’t still in the same business . . .
Among the thousands of immigrants who have been coming across the U.S.-Mexico border in recent months, many are seeking to escape gang and drug violence raging in their homelands. The weapon of choice used to intimidate them? Often an American-made gun.
While the flow of drugs and immigrants into the U.S. has been well-documented for decades and become a regular part of the political debate, what is often overlooked is how gangs and drug cartels exploit weaknesses at the border to smuggle guns from the U.S. into Latin America.
A 2013 report by the University of San Diego says the number of firearms smuggled from the United States was so significant that nearly half of American gun dealers rely on that business to stay afloat. On average, an estimated 253,000 firearms each year are purchased in the United States expressly to be sent to Mexico, the report said, the vast majority of the sales originating in the border states of California, Texas, New Mexico and Arizona.
Thank you to law enforcement for doing a great job of keeping Antifa from turning Kent State into Berkeley yesterday. Without them, I have no doubts it may have been worse. @KentState wanted it to seem like the police were there because of us, when only one side wanted violence.
— Kaitlin Bennett (@KaitMarieox) September 30, 2018
Four arrested at Kent State University open-carry gun walk after tense standoff between gun activists, counter-protestors, police
Gun-rights activists led by Kent State University graduate Kaitlin Bennett marched on the KSU campus Saturday afternoon, openly carrying a variety of weapons and creating a tense stand-off with angry counter-protestors.
Hundreds of police officers from all over the state were deployed to keep the peace, lining up in riot gear to physically keep the two groups apart.
No serious injuries were reported, according to the university, although one man seemed to be knocked unconscious and a protestor had an abrasion on his forehead.
There were four arrests. All were charged with disorderly conduct, with one additionally charged with assault on a police officer.
At least one young skull full of mush has learned something . . .
For my entire life, the gun control debate has primarily been fought on philosophical grounds. One side argues that the Second Amendment is an absurd holdover of a past era. They believe its existence not only makes our country a more dangerous place, but also renders us a backwater laughing stock in the eyes of the world. The other side counters that although the Second Amendment is hundreds of years old, it continues to be both our surest safeguard against tyranny and represents the timeless truth that human beings have a fundamental right to defend their life, liberty and property.
Yet, as the debate has swung back and forth over time, the march of technological progress continued in the background. For years, we have relentlessly argued about whether we “should” restrict gun ownership. But in doing so, we never considered whether we “could.”