Apr 292015
 

Astroturf: The Anti-Gunners’ Playing Field

NRA/ILAby Chris W. Cox
Executive Director, NRA-ILA

Gun owners have become all too familiar with two unfortunate facts of life in 21st-century America. First, we know the mainstream media is not interested in reporting the facts when it comes to the Second Amendment. Second, Everytown for Gun Safety’s Michael Bloomberg, and like-minded anti-gunners, will stop at nothing to destroy our freedoms. This alliance of ignorance and deceit employs distortion and even outright lies to pursue the ultimate goal of destroying private gun ownership.

The good news is that a few reporters are unwilling to act as the unquestioning mouthpieces of anti-freedom groups, instead striving to actually report the news instead of pushing an agenda. One good example is Sharyl Attkisson, a former reporter for CBS who resigned after being pressured to back off from stories that could cast the Obama administration in a bad light. Continue reading »

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 »

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