Gun Control

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Interested readers and researchers will find usefully similar information over on the      Self Defense  page as well.

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“… authorities believe the [Boston Marathon] explosives were likely a ‘pressure-cooker device,’ similar to improvised explosive weapons used against American troops in Iraq and Afghanistan.”

http://www.nytimes.com/2013/04/17/us/officials-investigate-boston-explosions.html?pagewanted=all&_r=0&pagewanted=print

[Well then, the solution is obvious (at least to thinking people). Ban pressure cookers.                   Problem solved.]

[Why is this so hard for so many people?]

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Come in here and you might leave feet-first.”

http://www.cnn.com/video/#/video/us/2010/09/28/pkg.bank.robbery.guns.khou?hpt=T2

[Crackpot   right   wingnut   moron.    Thinking people   know  that  more guns  means  more   violent   crime.   Period .]

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The man ran off…”

http://www.suntimes.com/news/24-7/2915876,CST-NWS-broom1123.article

[ Still   others   fail   miserably  while  attempting  to  rob   homes . ]

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Think ‘Gun Violence’ Is On the Rise in the U.S.?  Think Again

https://pjmedia.com/trending/2015/12/6/think-gun-violence-is-on-the-rise-in-the-u-s-think-again

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Washington Post: Gun Violence Declining, Except in Gun-Free Zones

http://www.breitbart.com/big-journalism/2015/12/04/washington-post-gun-violence-declining-except-gun-free-zones/

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Amid California’s strict gun laws, a massacre

http://www.cnn.com/2015/12/05/us/california-gun-laws-san-bernardino/index.html

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ATF Says Weapons Used in San Bernardino Shooting Were Illegal in California

https://pjmedia.com/trending/2015/12/4/atf-says-weapons-used-in-san-bernardino-shooting-were-illegal-in-california

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Post-San Bernardino, Democrat Gun-Control Dishonesty Reads Loud and Clear

http://www.americanthinker.com/articles/2015/12/postsan_bernardino_democrat_guncontrol_dishonesty_reads_loud_and_clear.html

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Among state and federal prison inmates convicted of using a firearm, less than 2 percent used a military-style semi-automatic.

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… studies show guns stop more crime than they cause…

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The best empirical research on the matter finds that, where gun ownership levels are highest, in fact, homicide rates are far lower.

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Somewhere around 0.8 to 2.0 million violent crimes are deterred each year because of gun ownership and use by civilians.  In addition, another 1.5 to 2.5 million crimes are stopped by armed civilians.

http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2013/01/09/gun-owners-warn-new-laws-would-hurt-ability-to-fight-crime/

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How Often Are Firearms Used in Self-Defense?

http://www.guncite.com/gun_control_gcdguse.html

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FBI: More People Killed with Hammers, Clubs Each Year Than Rifles

http://nation.foxnews.com/gun-rights/2013/01/03/fbi-more-people-killed-hammers-clubs-each-year-rifles

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The homicide rate in the U.S. is one of the few things that are on a good trend.  Why are we even discussing something that is historically low and declining instead of our unsustainable debt which is historically high and climbing?

http://www.americanthinker.com/2012/12/listening_to_the_latest_media.html

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America Doesn’t Have a Gun Problem, It Has a Gang Problem

http://frontpagemag.com/2012/dgreenfield/america-doesnt-have-a-gun-problem-it-has-a-gang-problem/print/

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Schools safe as ever despite spate of shootings, scares

http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation/2013/11/13/school-violence-security-sandy-hook/3446023/

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School districts across country embrace call to hire armed guards

http://freebeacon.com/protecting-our-kids/?print=1

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Liberal Dilemma: When Gun Rights Meet Victim Groups

http://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2013/01/liberal_dilemma_when_gun_rights_meet_victim_groups.html

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Gun control epic fail in Colorado school shooting

http://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2013/12/gun_control_epic_fail_in_colorado_school_shooting.html

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The Reason the Arapahoe School Shooting Lasted Only 80 Seconds

http://www.ijreview.com/2013/12/102056-armed-school-guard-at-arapahoe-high-prevented-further-loss-of-life/

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How’s that gun-free zone working out for Starbucks?

http://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2013/12/hows_that_gun-free_zone_working_out_for_starbucks.html

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Ex-Burglars Say Newspaper’s Gun Map Would’ve Made the Job Easier, Safer

http://www.foxnews.com/us/2013/01/04/ex-burglars-say-newspapers-gun-map-wouldve-made-job-easier-safer/

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T he Second Amendment:

“… gun-control efforts, while noble, would only have a modest impact on the rate of gun violence in America.  Why?  Because it’s too late.  There are an estimated 280 million to 300 million guns in private hands in America — many legally owned, many not.  Each year, more than 4 million new guns enter the market…  America’s level of gun ownership means that even if the Supreme Court — which ruled in 2008 that the Second Amendment gives citizens the individual right to own firearms, as gun advocates have long insisted — suddenly reversed itself and ruled that the individual ownership of handguns was illegal, there would be no practical way for a democratic country to locate and seize those guns.”

http://www.theatlantic.com/magazine/archive/2012/12/the-case-for-more-guns-and-more-gun-control/309161/?single_page=true

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The Second Amendment is Not about Hunting

http://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2013/01/the_second_amendment_is_not_about_hunting_1.html

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Peer-Reviewed Sociological Gun Research:

One may infer from [the U.N.’s global homicide vs. gun ownership] data that homicide, including massacres, is not a matter of hardware but rather of software: weapons are not conducive to violence; what makes them dangerous is a violence-oriented culture.

http://pjmedia.com/blog/gun-control-its-the-software-stupid-not-the-hardware/?print=1

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During 2000–2002… an independent nonfederal task force conducted a systematic review of scientific evidence regarding the effectiveness of firearms laws in preventing violence, including violent crimes, suicide, and unintentional injury…  The Task Force found insufficient evidence to determine the effectiveness of any of the firearms laws or combinations of laws reviewed on violent outcomes.

http://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/preview/mmwrhtml/rr5214a2.htm

and… (several years later)…

Based on identified studies reviewed in this report, the evidence is insufficient to determine whether the United States firearms laws affect violence.

https://www.ncjrs.gov/App/publications/Abstract.aspx?id=209529

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Liberal Academics Continue Assault on Pro-Gun Research

http://cnsnews.com/news/article/liberal-academics-continue-assault-pro-gun-research

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Despite the [Liberal] Rhetoric, Research Shows Decline in Gun Culture, Gun Violence

http://www.christianpost.com/news/despite-the-rhetoric-research-shows-decline-in-gun-culture-gun-violence-78738/print.html

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… tens of thousands of crimes are prevented each year by ordinary citizens with guns.

http://www.cato.org/pubs/wtpapers/WP-Tough-Targets.pdf

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The purpose of this map is to draw more attention to this aspect of the firearms policy debate.

http://www.cato.org/guns-and-self-defense/

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California gun sales jump; gun injuries, deaths fall

http://www.sacbee.com/2012/12/27/5079151/california-gun-sales-increase.html

[Those data, btw, were published by the state Attorney General’s office, the most  left wing  AG office in the U.S.]

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‘Gun Control Fails,’ Say Statistics from … Gun-Control Advocates

http://pjmedia.com/blog/gun-control-fails-say-statistics-from-gun-control-advocates/?print=1

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… correlations [between more guns and more death & fewer guns and less death] are not observed when a large number of nations are compared across the world.

http://www.law.harvard.edu/students/orgs/jlpp/Vol30_No2_KatesMauseronline.pdf

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Concealed Carry:

As of 2010, [Right to Carry concealed firearms] states were 35.0% safer than non-RTC states, and had a 41.9% lower murder rate, too.”

http://pjmedia.com/blog/a-tough-year-for-gun-controls-brady-campaign/?print=1

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Answering Objections to Right-to-Carry Laws

http://www.ncpa.org/pdfs/ba246.pdf

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Gun-related violent crimes drop as sales soar in Va.

http://www.timesdispatch.com/news/local/central-virginia/gun-related-violent-crimes-drop-as-gun-sales-soar-in/article_54cca13a-35ee-11e2-83f0-0019bb30f31a.html

[Meanwhile, in Chicago, IL — the only state in the union that prohibits concealed firearms for self defense –, the  status quo   continues .]

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[There were] twice as many robberies [in D.C.] at gunpoint than at this time last year.

http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2012/feb/19/violent-crime-dc-surges-2012/

[Wait a minute.  W.D.C. Has the strictest “gun control” laws in the country.  What ‘s wrong with this picture?]

Newly released data for Chicago shows that, as in Washington, murder and gun crime rates didn’t rise after the bans were eliminated — they plummeted.  They have fallen much more than the national crime rate.

http://www.foxnews.com/opinion/2011/09/30/media-silence-is-deafening-about-important-gun-news/

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Change in Justifiable Homicides Per Million: 2001 – 2005 & 2006 – 2010

http://image.guardian.co.uk/sys-images/Guardian/Pix/pictures/2012/4/5/1333636517549/Justifiable-homicides-cha-001.jpg

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This is the city with one of the most restrictive gun control programs in the country.

http://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2012/05/10_dead_more_than_40_shootings_in_chicago_over_holiday_weekend.html

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This is not a one-year anomaly, but a steady decline in the FBI’s violent-crime rates.  It would be disingenuous for anyone to not credit increased self-defense laws to account for this decline.

http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2012/jun/18/gun-ownership-up-crime-down/

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“Assault” Weapons:

Why do civilians need assault weapons?

http://www.americanthinker.com/2013/02/why_do_civilians_need_assault_weapons.html

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The Assault Weapon Myth
“… there have been an average of 100 victims killed each year in mass shootings over the past three decades.  That’s less than 1 percent of gun homicide victims…  More than 20 years of research funded by the Justice Department has found that programs to target high-risk people or places, rather than targeting certain kinds of guns, can reduce gun violence… only a small number of men drive most of the violence.  Identify them and change their behavior, and it’s possible to have an immediate impact.”

http://www.nytimes.com/2014/09/14/sunday-review/the-assault-weapon-myth.html?_r=0

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E-Mails Suggest Operation Fast and Furious Would Be Used to Bolster Assault Weapons Ban, Greater Reporting

http://cnsnews.com/news/article/issa-e-mails-suggest-operation-fast-and-furious-would-be-used-bolster-assault-weapons

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Do assault rifles and high capacity magazines represent a public safety problem?  Do they increase the number of people killed each year?

http://frontpagemag.com/2012/ben-cohen/leftist-infomercials-for-gun-control/print/

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The Assault Weapons Ban: How Silly Was It?

http://pjmedia.com/blog/assault-weapons-ban/?print=1

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Why Does Anybody Need a 30-Round Magazine?

http://www.americanthinker.com/2013/01/why_does_anybody_need_a_30-round_magazine.html

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The most frequently used assault weapons in the U.S. are not only legal, you pay many of the people who use them (via taxes) to commit their murders.

https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=452478154818204&set=a.152089084857114.37654.146273698771986&type=1&ref=nf

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Here’s why [a] seven shot gun magazine limit is already outdated

http://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2013/01/gov_cuomo_heres_why_your_seven_shot_gun_magazine_limit_is_already_outdated.html

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Obama criticized for using dated, disputed gun stat to sell background checks

http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2013/04/03/obama-criticized-for-using-dated-disputed-gun-stat-to-sell-background-checks/

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Universal Background Checks: Shouldn’t We Review the Statistics?

https://pjmedia.com/blog/universal-background-checks-shouldnt-we-review-the-statistics/?singlepage=true

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Klein didn’t perform an objective analysis of all the data; his ‘research’ is an op/ed.

http://pjmedia.com/blog/ezra-kleins-facts-about-guns-tell-slanted-story/?print=1

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Armed bystander stops stabbing outside school

http://www.woai.com/mostpopular/story/Armed-bystander-stops-stabbing-outside-school/6zTYMpy8pUOeyrbElEBOTQ.cspx

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The truth about Costas, Belcher and guns

http://www.foxnews.com/opinion/2012/12/03/truth-about-costas-belcher-and-guns/

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… between 2009 and 2011, gun ownership among Democrats increased by 33% compared to less than 4% for Republicans.

http://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2012/12/people_are_buying_guns_and_ammunition_for_a_reason.html

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Gun Control in England

… in the six years since the 1997 handgun ban, crimes with the very weapons banned have more than doubled, and firearm crime has increased markedly. In 2002, for the fourth consecutive year, gun crime in England and Wales rose—by 35 percent for all firearms, and by a whopping 46 percent for the banned handguns. Nearly 10,000 firearms offences were committed.

http://www.saf.org/journal/16/guncontrolinengland.pdf

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Australia’s Gun Laws: Little Effect

http://www.time.com/time/printout/0,8816,1736501,00.html

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Barack Obama:

School Obama’s Daughters Attend Has 11 Armed Guards

http://www.breitbart.com/Big-Government/2012/12/23/School-Obama-s-Daughters-Attend-Has-11-Armed-Guards-Not-Counting-Secret-Service

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“… the Obama administration is considering a ‘national database’ of all firearms in the United States to ‘track the movement and sale of weapons.’  If such a database comes to fruition the database will lead to confiscation.”

http://www.theblaze.com/contributions/registration-will-lead-to-confiscation/

[ASND is not sure how Mr. Lilley knows that for sure, but he does provide a reasonable example why he thinks he knows it for sure.]

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New [Obama] ‘rules’ would suspend 2nd Amendment even for ‘outpatient’ mental health treatment

http://www.wnd.com/2014/01/see-a-shrink-lose-your-gun/print/

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The most frequently used assault weapons in the U.S. are not only legal, you pay many of the people who use them (via taxes) to commit their murders.

https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=452478154818204&set=a.152089084857114.37654.146273698771986&type=1&ref=nf

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Innocents Betrayed – Genocide By Gun Control – True History of Gun Confiscation

http://libertycrier.com/front-page/innocents-betrayed-genocide-by-gun-control-true-history-of-gun-confiscation/?utm_source=The+Liberty+Crier&utm_campaign=bc918dc2ad-The_Liberty_Crier_Daily_News_1_12_2013&utm_medium=email

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The Truth About Law Enforcement & Gun Violence Prevention

http://frontpagemag.com/2013/dgreenfield/the-truth-about-law-enforcement-gun-violence-prevention/print/

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Weighing the Gun Control Argument

http://www.americanthinker.com/2013/02/weighing_the_gun_control_argument.html

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Myths About Gun Control

http://www.ncpa.org/pdfs/st176.pdf

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The ‘40 Percent’ Myth

http://www.nationalreview.com/blogs/print/338735

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Felons for Gun Control

http://www.americanthinker.com/2013/02/felons_for_gun_control.html

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Tell Everyone That Your House Is Completely Unprotected

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wt1Zy_ASNyA&feature=youtu.be

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Does ‘Gun Show Loophole’ Actually Result in Gun Crime?

http://pjmedia.com/blog/does-gun-show-loophole-actually-result-in-gun-crime/?print=1

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Gun Problem? 2013 Had Fewest Police Deaths by Firearms since 1887

http://www.newsmax.com/Newsfront/Police-Deaths-fewest-since/2013/12/30/id/544380

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Detroit police chief James Craig says more citizens should be armed

http://www.foxnews.com/us/2014/01/03/detroit-police-chief-james-craig-says-more-citizens-should-be-armed/?intcmp=latestnews

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… 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.

http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/13504851.2013.854294#.UsiJibTl7o_

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