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Federal Court tells Rahm Emmanuel to pound sand.
Despite the Heller decision, Dipstick Rahm imposed an all-out ban on virtually any transfer or sale of firearms in Chi-Town. Judge Edmond E. Chang (an Obama nominee) sent the Mayor packing.
I do not wish to be "one" with people like former Sen. Hudak, who want me and mine to live as prey; and who couldn't be less interested in "our ability to work together" - as evidenced by the contempt she exhibited for any constituent who presumed to disagree with her. I will call them out on their stupidity, arrogance, and elitism every chance I get. The first step in cleansing a stain is to shine a light on it. If that means exposing how "wrong and dumb" someone is, so be it.
I loathe "reality" tv and have never seen DD. My understanding is the guy said "I like women & don't understand guys who don't." Albeit more crudely. I'm at a loss to understand how that's controversial, let alone 'hateful.' I have a gay coworker who says he doesn't get my attraction to "a bloody axe wound." Perhaps if I was more sophisticated, I might be able to gin up feelings of persecution and outrage that he would presume to express an opinion contrary to mine. It takes a special kind of pansy to nail oneself to the identity politics victim cross.
Don't know, don't care. I just want them to be safe. Were I a religious man, I'd pray for them. I'm not, so I'll just keep my fingers crossed.
CDC Study commissioned by President Obama: Use of Firearms For Self-Defense is ‘Important Crime Deterrent’
“Studies that directly assessed the effect of actual defensive uses of guns (i.e., incidents in which a gun was ‘used’ by the crime victim in the sense of attacking or threatening an offender) have found consistently lower injury rates among gun-using crime victims compared with victims who used other self-protective strategies,” the CDC study, entitled “Priorities For Research to Reduce the Threat of Firearm-Related Violence,” states.
A more comprehensive way to express Mark's last sentence is that the left denies human nature in all things. Collectivism has an undeniable intellectual appeal. Its adherents believe those who deny that appeal can and must be coerced into compliance.
Interesting too that Marie & her ilk are unwilling to act on their convictions, unlike their opposite numbers on the other side. The 50+ Colorado Sheriffs who publicly announced they would not enforce the new legislation are elected officials subject to recall, just like Hudak and her colleagues who were tossed out on their keesters.
Perhaps the most revealing remark in Marie's post is her assertion that it "...is a sad reflection on their constituency and on where we are in this country on this issue." [emphasis mine]
In other words: it is the constituency's obligation to reflect the views of a politician, and not the other way around. Marie's contempt for the "constituency" is inescapable, despite her derision of the "contempt" expressed in Joe Meglen's letter. Contempt for me, but not for thee. The hypocrisy and elitism are breathtaking.
Detroit's top cop: armed, law abiding Americans = less crime.
“Coming from California (Craig was on the Los Angeles police force for 28 years), where it takes an act of Congress to get a concealed weapon permit, I got to Maine, where they give out lots of CCWs (carrying concealed weapon permits), and I had a stack of CCW permits I was denying; that was my orientation.
“I changed my orientation real quick. Maine is one of the safest places in America. Clearly, suspects knew that good Americans were armed.”
Dallas store manager fends off 5 armed robbers with his .38. Gets tired of waiting for the cops and goes home.
When seconds count, the police are 74 minutes away.
Punk vs.90 year old. Doesn't go so well for the punk.
An excellent example of the type of defensive gun use that is seldom reported, where the gun is brandished but not fired. Estimates range from 100k to 2.5 million annually, the vast majority of which (well over 90%, according to researcher John Lott) are episodes where the gun is deployed but not fired and no one is injured as a result. Not only are those instances frequently not reported, they are not included in official statistical analyses of defensive gun usage.
Quinnipiac: more concealed carry = less murder.
From the abstract:
"... Using data for the period 1980 to 2009 and controlling for state and year fixed effects, the results of the present study suggest that states with restrictions on the carrying of concealed weapons had higher gun-related murder rates than other states. It was also found that assault weapons bans did not significantly affect murder rates at the state level. These results suggest that restrictive concealed weapons laws may cause an increase in gun-related murders at the state level. The results of this study are consistent with some prior research in this area, most notably Lott and Mustard (1997)."
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