Monthly Archives: June 2016

4 ways to misuse gun statistics

By Daniel Bier / FEE There’s a lot of false, misleading, or irrelevant numbers being thrown around about guns and crime, so here’s a brief guide to four potentially misleading types of statistics. 1. “The United States has a gun for every person.” It’s practically a rule that every report about guns has to mention some… Read Full Post…

How much has the gun lobby given to N.J. lawmakers this year?

Supporters of gun rights, led by the National Rifle Association, so far have bypassed New Jersey when it come to funding their campaigns this year. According to the Center for Responsive Politics, none of the 14 members of the state’s congressional delegation, neither the eight Democrats nor six Republicans, have received any 2016 campaign contributions from… Read Full Post…

Amy Schumer’s Gun Control Sketch Was Banned From Comedy Central For Being Too Dark

Amy Schumer’s sketch comedy show doesn’t normally make headlines, but it did this week after releasing a gun control-focused sketch which Comedy Central had banned from their network for going too far and being too dark. The “Inside Amy Schumer” sketch begins with an imitation law firm ad starring H John Benjamin, which starts off funny… Read Full Post…

Australian crime stats since their holy-grail gun ban…

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I will note that assaults are up, sexual assaults are up, homicide is flat, and “The overall trend has been upward.. with an increase of 55% between 1996 and 2007.”

The only thing that changes is the tool… gun to knife. If we threw all guns on planet earth into the ocean you would essentially 100% eliminate “Gun violence”. However you would never eliminate the murders and violent crime. Criminals will always find a way and more often than not they begin to feast when the populace is unarmed.

“Gun” violence is the misnomer. Always call them out on it when they quote reductions in “gun” violence.

Homeland floats ‘national security’ as excuse to take guns

Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson The Obama administration has tried repeatedly to push more gun control through Congress, unsuccessfully. It still is trying its hand at a strategy of simply depriving people of their Second Amendment rights. Now it is signaling a new method, claiming that “gun control” is “part and parcel” of the federal government’s… Read Full Post…

Mike Thompson: Votes are there to pass gun background check, no-fly list legislation

A Democratic congressman and leading gun-control advocate said on Tuesday that bills to tighten gun-purchase background checks and ban suspected terrorists from acquiring firearms would pass the House if Republican leaders brought them to the floor. “If you brought up the ‘no fly, no buy’ legislation, or if you brought up the background check legislation that… Read Full Post…

Where guns are banned: Entire gun factory!

The Police in Benue State have uncovered a gun making factory located at Okorokam in Ogbadigbo local government area of the state. Police spokesman, ASP. Moses Yamu, said yesterday that the command also arrested the brain behind the illegal factory, one Sunday Odo who specialised in manufacturing local pistols. According to Yamu, many unlawful items were… Read Full Post…

French Reporter buys a gun in Florida?

In the aftermath of the deadly Orlando nightclub shooting, a FRANCE 24 team tried to buy a weapon in the state of Florida. Three days later, they had a brand-new pistol. To acquire a firearm in Florida, all a potential buyer needs is a valid photo ID, such as a driver’s license, and to fill out… Read Full Post…