Animal rights activists have found a new target: James Hetfield, lead singer and the brains behind the legendary metal band Metallica. Continue reading
Former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg is at it again. This time he’s convinced himself that a top-down organization funded by rich liberals like himself is a “grass-roots effort”. Last week he announced “Everytown for Gun Safety“, a terrible play on words that switches the word “New” with “Every” in a shameless attempt to evoke emotion over a tragedy. The new organization is an umbrella group for his two other gun groups, “Mayors Against Illegal Guns” and “Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America”. Continue reading
For those of you interested in Second Amendment rights and all the facts that suggest an armed society is a polite society, check out Vigilant Vote’s analysis of a Harvard study released last year.
Harvard College has done a study on the effects of gun control, printed in the Harvard Journal of Law and Public Policy, and found that murder rates do not wane because of gun control. Rather, “the determinants of murder and suicide are basic social, economic, and cultural factors, not the prevalence of some form of deadly mechanism.” The study found that where guns are unavailable as murder weapons, other tools are substituted. It further found that some countries with low rates of gun ownership still have quite high murder rates. The study mostly focused on European countries when comparing rates of gun ownership to murder rates.
Russia had one of the lowest rates of gun ownerships at 4,000 gun owners per 100,000 people, yet the murder rate is 20.54 per 100,000 people. On the reverse side of these stats was Finland with 39,000 gun owners per 100,000 residents, and a murder…
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Yesterday was a stark reminder to Coloradoans that their state is now in the hands of legislators who believe that feel-good legislation trumps reason and the right to self-defense. Continue reading
This morning I wrote several letters concerning the upcoming gun control legislation to the congressmen who represent my congressional district and my state: Representative Ed Perlmutter, Senator Michael Bennet, and Senator Mark Udall. Unfortunately, all three are affiliated with the Democratic party, making any discussion about the personal liberty of guns an uphill battle. Regardless, I decided to plow ahead and send them a respectful, reasonable, and logical letter on the topic. Continue reading
On January 16, 2013, President Barack Obama signed 23 executive orders seeking to “curb gun violence” while several children surrounded him. These children weren’t picked at random; instead, they are the authors of several letters that President Obama is touting as another reason to give government more control in the sale of guns nationwide. Here’s the full text of the letter from Grant Fitz, an eight year old who stood with Obama as he signed the orders: Continue reading