“The Second Amendment secures a right of individuals generally, not a right of States or a right restricted to persons serving in militias.”Continue reading “DOJ analysis of the Second Amendment”
Both Dr. John R. Lott, Jr., in his book The Bias Against Guns [© 2003, Regnery – Washington, D.C.] and Bernard Goldberg in his most recent book, Arrogance [© 2003, Warner – New York, N.Y.] discuss the shocking media bias and factual manipulation used by the Second Amendment-hating press to advance false information to fool the public. Both authors focused upon the same astonishing media manipulation that became evident in the case of the Appalachian Law School shootings back in 2002.Continue reading “Appalachian Law School shootings”
Guns are used for self-defense somewhere between 800,000 and 3.6 million times per year …
Using firearm crime and defensive gun use figures most favorable to advocates for stricter gun control,… the benefits from defensive gun uses exceed the cost of violent firearm crimes … by between $90 million and $3.5 billion. Using the most credible estimate for defensive gun uses, the benefits range from $1 billion to $38 billion. Putting these dollar figures in more human terms: Guns save lives.Continue reading “Lawsuits against gun industry make us less safe”
- 1 dead; 3 wounded; 14-year-old charged
EDINBORO, Pennsylvania (CNN) — Students and teachers at a northwestern Pennsylvania middle school met with counselors Saturday, trying to come to terms with a shooting spree at a graduation dance Friday night that left a popular teacher dead and three others wounded.Continue reading “Pennsylvania students cope with shooting spree”
PEARL, Miss. (AP) – Stan Harrell swears he’ll never fuss at his daughter, 16-year-old Kelly, for being late to school again. If she had been on time on Wednesday, Oct. 1, she would have been in the line of fire when the shooting started.
This past Thursday night, Stan overheard his daughter in her room. Like many in this largely Baptist community of 22,000 people, she was praying.
John Lott looks at multiple victim public shootings, and shows that the data supports conceal carry.
From the abstract:
An FBI report that 1990 saw the fewest slayings of law officers in any year since 1968 undermines the media campaign that the streets are becoming deadier for cops because of so-called “assault weapons.”Continue reading “Facts about Police Shootings don’t Square with Media”
Months before the California legislature passed the “Assault Weapon” Control Act of 1989, key administrators in the state’s Dept. of Criminal Justice (DOJ) concluded that military-style semi-automatic rifles were not a crime problem. This fact was revealed in recently obtained DOJ internal documents.Continue reading “California Cover-Up”
In its support for the individual’s right to own weapons — and therefore, in its opposition to gun control proposals being made nationwide — the National Rifle Association takes what many view as extreme or radical positions. On closer examination, however, its approach does not strike me as unreasonable, but rather as a rational response to a serious threat against liberty.Continue reading “Thoughts on Guns and Taxes”
- If lax gun laws spawn violent crime, as anti-gunners claim, why the vast disparity in homicide rates among Golden State cities that had uniform gun laws?