With gun violence down, is America arming against an imagined threat? (+video)
Christian Science Monitor ^ | May 8, 2013 | Patrik Jonsson
Posted on Thursday, May 09, 2013 3:15:07 PM by neverdem
A Pew study released Tuesday finds that Americans think gun violence has escalated when in reality it’s way down from two decades ago. The violence has dropped, meanwhile, even as gun ownership has increased.
Mass shootings, frantic gun-buying, and more Americans legally carrying guns on the street all point to a country fighting a gun violence epidemic, right?
As part of a broader trend of declining crime, gun violence in America – while still high relative to other…
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War Elephant – Photograph of Elephant with Mounted Machine Gun, circa 1914 – 1918
Retronaut ^ | 1914 – 1918 | Retronaut
Posted on Friday, February 15, 2013 11:38:17 PM by DogByte6RER
At a Wednesday press conference, the outspoken pacifist and ardent Democrat Bennett compared isolated gun deaths in the U.S. to Nazi concentration camps and said that if America did not do something to curtail violence in this country, the other countries would “take care of us in a really bad way,” just like they did in World War II to the Germans. Bizarre video and story below.
In a subsequent interview with CNN, Bennett declined to defend his comments but he did not distance himself from them either. Here’s what he said in full at the conference:
How would you like the job of building this road?? !!!
For gun appreciation day (1/19), the following sign will hit 2 birds with 1 stone -
BACKGROUND CHECK OBAMA!
How dare he demand background-check on us when his background was NEVER checked!
They don’t want to background-check obama, then they cannot background check We the people!
Forget Wal-Mart and skip your local gun show. The murderers of tomorrow will not be found wearing orange vests at your local sporting goods store. They won’t have NRA memberships or trophies on their walls.
You won’t find them in America. Look for them in Obamerica.
67% of firearm murders took place in the country’s 50 largest metro areas. The 62 cities in those metro areas have a firearm murder rate of 9.7, more than twice the national average. Among teenagers the firearm murder rate is 14.6 or almost three times the national average.
After trotting out young children as the backdrop for his gun control rollout yesterday, the White House released videos today of young children reading anti-gun letters to the camera.
“No guns, no guns, no guns, no guns!” pleads one little girl, Hinnah. “My opinion is it should be very hard for people to buy guns,” says little Julia.
“It’s a free country, but I recommend there needs to be a limit with guns,” says little Grant.
“I thought I would write to you to stop gun violence,” reads little Taejah…
“I was pleasantly surprised when I heard him take a comprehensive approach,” said Carlsbad police Chief Gary Morrison. “I liked the way he talked about the medical community and the impact of video games on kids, and money to law enforcement and schools to craft emergency response plans.”
SHOCK: Biden: Obama Can Use “Executive Orders” To Act On Gun Control (video)
RealClearPolitics ^ | January 9, 2013 | RealClearPolitics
Posted on Wednesday, January 09, 2013 12:05:36 PM by i88schwartz
VICE PRESIDENT JOE BIDEN: “The president is going to act. There are executives orders — executive action that can be taken. We haven’t decided what that is yet. But we’re compiling it all with the help of the Attorney General and all the rest of the cabinet members as well as legislative action, we believe is required.”
(GyG: First They came For The…..) ~ CNN’s Don Lemon On Gun Control: Should We Start Profiling White Men?
CNN’s Don Lemon discusses the possibility of profiling white men in an attempt to prevent gun violence and decrease the amount of mass shootings. Lemon argues that white males between the ages of 18 and 25 were behind nearly all recent mass killings.
Obama Comes After The Guns… (“In other words, forget all that nice talk about the culture and coping societally with mental illness. Let’s grab guns. Obama said he would set up a commission – which is Washington-speak for a group of people with whom Obama agrees already…”)
Obama Comes After The Guns
Breitbart.com ^ | 12-19-2012 | Ben Shapiro
Posted on Wednesday, December 19, 2012 4:52:19 PM by servo1969
Today, President Obama took to the podium to declare his unsurprising support for new, poorly-calibrated gun laws. His logic was simple: a horrific massacre occurred in Newtown, Connecticut at Sandy Hook Elementary, and we must try something. Anything. Well, not anything — the same tried-and-true liberal gun control measures that have failed time and again.
Obama explained what he wouldn’t really try: anything having to do with mental health (even though shooter Adam Lanza clearly suffered from mental health issues, as did the Gabby Giffords, Virginia Tech, and Aurora, Colorado shooters); anything having to do with the entertainment industry’s emphasis on violence; anything having to do with over-the-top violent video games:
Some highly respected doctors seemed to validate our suspicions about quack doctors when they declared after the Sikh shootings in Wisconsin, that gun violence is a social disease! I think the quack doctors are actually the carriers of social disease.
I would like to know if I had to shoot an intruder in my home at night would these doctors support my plea that I am not responsible since I am diseased? It might be a safer defense than “stand your ground.” The white-coated “experts” say that the disease pattern spreads “much like an infectious diseasecirculates.” The surprise is not that the stupid statement was made but that the hearers did not fall to the floor holding their sides in raucous laughter. One physician even said, “There’s sort of a contagion phenomenon” after a shooting, where people feel they need to have a gun for protection or retaliation.
Prison Planet.com » Something to Keep in Mind as Hysterical Gun-grabbers Attack the Second Amendment
In the hours, days and weeks ahead, we can expect a concerted attack on the right to own firearms and the Second Amendment in response to the shooting in Colorado last night. Proponents of disarming the public will argue that restricting the right to own firearms will prevent mass murders and violence.
But here’s something they will not tell you: the chance you will be a victim of a mass shooting is at best miniscule.
Federal judge strikes down part of Chicago’s gun law
chicagotribune.com ^ | 6/19/12 | Liam Ford
Posted on Tuesday, June 19, 2012 4:40:22 PM by ColdOne
A federal judge has thrown out part of Chicago’s gun law, ruling that a section banning permits for people convicted of unlawful use of a weapon is vague and unconstitutional