mythbusting

Jul 242015
 

Guns go up, crime goes down

by GunOwnersResource

Now here’s a a neat party game for you to try sometime.  The next time you hear some gun grabbing screwball yammering on about how good gun laws are and how the boogeyman will get us all if we don’t keep (and make more of) them, point them towards the little tidbit that’s duplicated below and then remind them that the US murder rate is careening towards the lowest point that it has seen since the turn of the last century.  Yes, even in places like Detroit and Washington, D.C., the murder rate is heading for the basement.

That’s right: if the current trend continues, the homicide rate in the United States will drop to below what it was in 1901, sometime within the next 30 months.  Within that same period, American gun ownership may — for the first time in history — rise to the level where there are as many guns in the US as there are humans.

Funny how that works out, isn’t it? Continue reading »

Jul 222015
 

New Study: More Carry Permits = Less Crime

NRA/ILAby NRA-ILA

new study by the Crime Prevention Research Center (CPRC) finds that the number of people with concealed firearm carry permits has reached an all-time high, and that increasing the number of permit-holders is associated with a decrease in murder and total violent crime.

The study notes that the number of carry permit-holders has increased most sharply during the Obama administration, from 4.6 million in 2007 to over 12.8 million currently. Furthermore, coinciding with Pew Research Center polling finding that support for gun ownership and opposition to gun control is increasing among young people, minorities and women, the CPRC study found that carry permits are increasing more among minorities than among whites, and more among women than among men. Both sets of findings contradict gun control supporters’ claim that gun ownership is confined to elderly white males. Continue reading »

Jun 242015
 

My first (and hopefully last) post about religion

Dennis E. Florianby Dennis E. Florian
Gun Owners’ Resource

By now, you’ve no doubt heard the whole turd typhoon that has erupted over what His Holiness Pope Francis said (or rather, what it’s being made to look like he said) while speaking to a rally of thousands of Catholic youth in Turin, Italy.  According to plenty of MSM – and other, more fringe – sources, the Pope supposedly said that you can’t own a gun and be Christian.  Cue the Catholic-bashers and defenders of the faith to both come out of the woodwork.

The problem is that – as is all too common when the secular, gun-grabbing MSM writes about Christianity or RKBA – he didn’t say what they’re saying he said.  Colour me surprised. Continue reading »

May 212014
 

It’s funny how things match up sometimes

monkey wrenchIt can really entertain you, if you let it.  Every now and then, a couple of things will come your way that just go together like ham and eggs (green or otherwise).  Well, today, I had one such little moment and I gotta tell ya, it’s feeling good.

Gun grabbers are always yammering on about how defending yourself is reckless/stupid/icky – or whatever the hell it is that they’re calling it this week – and that the real solution to make us all safe is to get rid of guns.  Okay, then; explain this: Continue reading »

May 212014
 

Should We Be Afraid of the 3D Printed Gun?

Ever since Cody Wilson printed his first Liberator (no, not that one. This one.) about a year or so ago, the gun grabbers have been pretzeling themselves into new and somewhat entertaining contortions over just what, if anything, can be done about it.

RKBA proponents hailed it as the second coming while gun grabbers were frantically counting heads and horns. Tragically incontinent commentators took to the airwaves to utter dire prophecies about the new Super Duper Stealth Gun That Will Eat Your Children®, while those of us who actually know a thing or two about how firearms really work sat back, looked at the clunky gadget, and … well, just sort of rolled our eyes a bit.

The truth of the matter, as is usual with such noisy issues, falls smack in that bothersome mushy middle turf.

And leave it to Popular Mechanics to hop forward and play the role of the Sane Man In The Room. Funny, isn’t it, how they seem to make such a habit of that?

On May 5, 2013, the world’s first 3D-printed plastic gun was fired. Called the Liberator, it was designed and output by a group called Defense Distributed, headed by a 25-year-old Texas law student and committed libertarian named Cody Wilson. Hand-wringing and debate ensued. Depending on whom you asked, the 3D-printed gun was a deadly threat or an important Second Amendment advance—but, whether they feared it or loved it, most commentators agreed that the Liberator was a major milestone of some kind. Now that a year has passed, it’s time to ask just how broadly the gun has transformed society.

The answer is, not much.

There’s plenty more, and it gets better.  Check out the rest here.

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