Apr 252015
 

The truth about gun free zones

Dr. John R. Lott Jr.by Dr. John R. Lott
Fox News

Gun control advocates this month took a page from the global warming activists playbook: the science is settled, so there is no need for debate.

However, instead of actually reviewing the scientific literature on the subject, Professor David Hemenway at Harvard made a survey of cherry-picked authors.  Surprisingly, he found the vast majority agreed that we need more gun control.

So let’s look at the details.  He polled authors who had published in the fields of “public health, public policy, sociology, or criminology.”  Most notably, half of the authors picked were within Hemenway’s own field of public health and another third were sociologists/criminologists, followed by public policy and a few economists. It dramatically over weighted those in public health.  It didn’t matter whether the publications even contained any empirical work or were related to the survey questions. Continue reading »

Mar 282015
 

Destroy the last of the registry data, that is.  And none too soon.

The Supreme Court (a gaggle of red ‘roos that I freely admit I rarely have any use for) has finally gotten something right and ruled 5-4 that the feds have no obligation to hand over the LGR data, finally putting the last nail in the coffin of the great Canadian white elephant.

This means that if Quebec wants a provincial boondoggle of their own to match the federal one, they’re damn well going to have to start from scratch (which, bizarrely enough, they say they’re going to do).  Good luck with that.

Now all we need to do is sit back and enjoy the Large Ham Theatre® that will be coming from the usual suspects, promising doom and destruction from the loss of their beloved placebo.

Mar 212015
 

Gun Prohibitionists Concoct Elaborate Fraud to Harass Manhattanites Open to Gun Ownership

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NRA/ILAby NRA-ILA

This week, the nearly forgotten anti-gun crusaders, States United to Prevent Gun Violence (SUPGV), grasped at relevancy when they debuted their latest shenanigans targeting lawful gun ownership. Called “Guns With History,” the campaign aims to harangue first-time gun buyers for even considering the exercise of their rights. Continue reading »

Feb 142015
 

Handgun Ban Group Validates Right-to-Carry

icon_nrailaby NRA/ILA staff

Call the Violence Policy Center VPC something of an exception to the rule.

Other anti-gun groups at least pretend to have abandoned their goal of banning only handguns by legislation or regulation, in favor of a campaign to turn the American people against the “gun” culture, “gun nuts,” the “gun industry,” having “guns” at home, the “gun” lobby, the mere mention of “guns” at school, and so on. Continue reading »

Feb 092015
 

This little nugget of wisdomdim can’t possibly be racism at all:

Former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg reportedly argued Friday that guns need to be kept out of the hands of minorities in order to keep them alive.

While speaking at the Aspen Institute, Mr. Bloomberg, 72, said 95 percent of murders fall into a specific category: a male minority between the ages of 15 and 25, The Aspen Times reported.

Because you know, guns don’t kill people; brown people with guns kill people.  Right, Mike? [Why can I never be making this stuff up?]

I really can’t wait to hear what Monsieur Noir has to say in response to this clanger on the rug…

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