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Gun Grabbers: Are Their Usual Arguments ‘Fact or Fiction’?

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H/T Clash Daily.

The anti-gun crowd do not know the meaning of the truth.

There are a number of lies floating around the gun-control argument. The people who want you disarmed have done a great job at spreading these catchy phrases across our culture. They changed their branding from gun registration to gun control to commonsense gun safety. In the age of 144-character news, you have to read below the headlines. Let’s dig a little deeper and separate fact from fiction.

“You’re more likely to be the victim of violent crime if there is a gun in your home.”
This claim implies that a legal gun owner puts their family at risk. The implication is that criminals will use your gun against you and your family, or that you will shoot your family by accident. That isn’t the what this claim says at all.

We have to ask ourselves this question. Whose gun was it and what were the circumstances? This false claim blames you if an armed criminal brings a gun into your home and attacks you. After all, there is “a gun in your home” when you were attacked. You’re also blamed if you bought a gun because you live in a high crime area. The claim completely ignores who started the attack.

The most serious error is that the claim includes data from both criminal activity along with justifiable self-defense by legal gun owners. The criminal brought a gun to commit violence. The legal gun owner brought a gun to stop it. Both are called “being the victim of a violent crime”. The claim hides more than it reveals.

Guns make us less safe. 
This claim implies that guns are always dangerous and people are always safe. We have to ask a more detailed question. Whose guns are dangerous to whom?

Most deaths from a firearm are suicide. People who want to kill themselves don’t care about laws.

The vast majority of homicides are gang-on-gang violence. Your local policeman knows the gunshot victim as a repeat criminal.

The number of licensed gun owners who use a gun to commit a violent crime is vanishingly small. (I use the category “licensed gun owners” in my example because we keep such good crime statistics on people who have their concealed carry license.)

There are a few tragic accidents with firearms. Most involve a “non-permitted” gun owner. Criminals don’t put their guns in their gun safe. They stuff their illegal gun between the couch cushions. That is how kids find guns and have accidents.

Legal gun owners don’t do that. We have a great safety record. Keep it up and make your children gun-safe.

A criminal is more likely to take your gun from you than you are likely to hurt the criminal and stop your assault.

The claim is that you’re more likely to be hurt with your own gun. If that were true, then the police would be busy giving guns to criminals and the criminals would be quickly throwing the guns back. It is just wrong. There is zero evidence of this claim, and strong evidence to the contrary.

According to both the US Department of Justice and other published studies, when a victim used a gun to resist “stranger” rape the probability of completing the rape was 0.1% and other injury to the victim was 0%. In comparison, unarmed victims suffered the rape act 31% of the time it was attempted. The victim had other violent injuries 40% of the time.

Look at those numbers again. That sounds “safe and effective” to me. A gun can’t stop a rapist from trying to attack you. An armed victim stops the rapist from succeeding.

Gun laws stop criminals from getting guns. 
I left that incredible claim for last. Criminals illegally transport drugs, people and guns. Criminals rob, assault, steal, intimidate, and blackmail for a living. The claim is that criminals who break the law every day will suddenly change their behavior and become boy scouts when it comes to gun laws. There is no evidence to support that claim.

Criminals get their guns illegally…and easily. Criminals certainly don’t submit to an FBI background check. They don’t stand around for a two week “mandatory waiting period” to pick up their crime guns. On average, it takes eleven years from when a gun is stolen from its legal owner until the gun is recovered in a crime.

We’ve separated fact from fiction, but there are many lies out there.

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Here’s 5 Reasons Why Libs Hate Trump’s New Merit Based Immigration Law

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H/T Clash Daily.

If you do not have a skill we do not want you in America.

The fact that it’s now MERIT-Based will be a big one. But there are others, too…

To hear liberals talk, you might think that illegal immigration is the only kind there is.

That has been, of course, the problem all along.

There will be a change from the Million people LEGALLY immigrating to America every year.

That number will be cut. In HALF.

And we’re just getting started.

If you want to come to America, you need to have skills we actually WANT.

(That will keep the job market from being flooded. Especially those entry-level positions teens and young adults need.)

Extended family members aren’t going to get a free pass, either.

If your ‘friends-and-relations’ want to come here, they will have to come here on their own merits. Have something to offer. Not speaking the language will hurt your chances.

That Green-Card lottery?

It’s gone.

Immediate family and sick parents will receive special preference. But of course, we’re expecting them to financially support their own family.

(Trump also made sure to mention that the Dow just broke 22k for the first time… for perspective, it was at 18.3K the day he was elected. You know the networks will ‘forget’ to mention it in their ‘reporting’.)

He promised to Put America First.

He meant putting people back to work.

Looks like he’s headed in the right direction.

 

Fake News Explained So Clearly That Even Don Lemon Could Understand It

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H/T Clash Daily.

Don Lemon is so ignorant he could not spell cat if you spotted him a C and an A then help up the letter T.

CNN and their media accomplices HATE all this talk about ‘fake news’.

They claim it’s anti-journalism.

(Considering their ‘commitment to journalistic ethics‘ that is ‘adorable’.)

CNN has a curious pattern of ‘tech issues’ when the topic of ‘fake news’ comes up on air.

Don Lemon has even been known to end interviews completely for even mentioning it.

But if CNN and the Media (D) have any intention of saving their credibility — and credibility IS their product — they must first come face-to-face with the problem.

This is a top-notch breakdown of what we mean by ‘fake news’ and why we mean it.

Will the networks ever beat their addiction to Fake News? That depends whether they can admit their problem.

 

Former Tucson cop gets 6.5 years for trafficking guns to Mexico

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H/T Guns.com.

YGTBSM 6.5 years for gun trafficking he should have gotten a whole lot longer prison term.

Former Tucson cop gets 6.5 years for trafficking guns to Mexico.

Joe Santiago Valles served the Tucson Police Department from 2012 through 2014 when he resigned, according to reports. (Photo: Tucson Police/AP)

A federal judge sentenced a former Tucson police officer to 78 months in prison for a host of charges connected to illegally selling firearms, the Justice Department announced over the weekend.

Joe Santiago Valles, 34, the former Tucson officer, pleaded guilty to conspiracy to defraud the U.S., aiding and abetting false statements in firearms transactions, tampering, tampering with a witness and identity theft.

Valles was a business partner with Federal Firearms Licensee Timothy Veninga, doing business as Ballistic Firearms, in Tucson, the Justice Department said. Together, they submitted ATF forms to transfer guns using phony names to conceal the identities of the actual buyers. From October 2015 to April 2016, they transferred 35 firearms, including 24 semi-auto pistols and rifles.

One of the firearms was intercepted by U.S. Customs and Border Patrol on its way into Mexico, and Mexican authorities recovered a second firearm, a .50-caliber rifle, the Justice Department said.

Prosecutors say soldiers with the Mexican military in September 2016 stopped five men in Sinoaloa, Mexico, as they disembarked an airplane carrying long guns. Altogether, authorities seized eight firearms and a stash of Mexican pesos valued at $38,000 USD. One of the weapons was a Barrett .50-caliber rifle Model 82 with an obliterated serial number.

Mexican authorities contacted an ATF attaché to examine the firearm. Agents recovered the serial number and traced it back to Ballistic Firearms. When investigators interviewed Veninga, they noticed a number of .50-caliber rifles and that the one recovered in Mexico was sold to Eduardo Romero, one of the names used to falsify transaction records.

According to court documents, Valles and Veninga would use identities of individuals without their knowing to complete and sign ATF background check forms. As an FFL, Veninga maintained records of the transactions. However, he also destroyed them.

The two men went so far to conceal illegal activity as to stage a robbery. According to court documents, Veninga reported to local authorities that a masked robber bound him and threatened him at gunpoint for his FFL records. However, the incident did not occur.

According to a search of federal court records, Veninga appeared at a status conference in a Tucson federal court on Tuesday.

 

DR. BEN CARSON: Under Attack For Compassionately Speaking TRUTH About Black Poverty

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H/T Clash Daily.

Ben Carson is telling the truth about the ghetto mentality.

I remember when I was about 12 or 14 the government built these low-income apartments about five miles from where we lived.

As I passed them daily on the way to school I watched those apartments being trashed it took about 6-8 months to turn them into a ghetto.

Dr. Ben Carson being under fire for saying “poverty is a state of mind” during an interview is a prime reason why black Americans should end their insane loyalty to Democrats.

In essence, Dr. Carson compassionately gave his fellow blacks a crucial key to personal success and overcoming poverty. And yet, Democrat and Leftist self-proclaimed advocates for black empowerment rushed to silence him; beating the crap out of him in the media. As a black man, I am so frustrated.

Up until around age 9, I was raised in the Baltimore projects. My mom, dad, four younger siblings and I were so excited moving from our leaky roof ghetto into a brand new 11 story government high-rise.

In a very short time, the new building became a huge ghetto; elevators out-of-order much of the time due to vandalism. The stairwells smelled of urine and were dark due to busted light bulbs, perfect for muggings. After school walking up to our 6B apartment, the sound of me walking on broken wine bottles echoed off the concrete walls. A few residents kept their apartment nice. The majority had no pride in keeping their no-skin-in-the-game free housing nice.

At a very young age, I realized taking the poor out of the ghetto was not enough when their ghetto mindset was alive and well.

 Despite free housing, food and health-care, the vibe of the projects was angry and violent. Thank God in 1952, my dad broke the color barrier to become a Baltimore City firefighter. Our family moved out of the projects into a black suburban community in Pumphrey, MD. Sadly, my cousins who lived in fatherless households stayed in the projects, enslaved to government. Government is a poor substitute for real daddies. And yes, I felt my cousin’s daddy-envy. Their tragic lives were filled with drug and alcohol abuse, out-of-wedlock births, more poverty and AIDS.

Incredibly, most of my cousins died extremely young; never experiencing the joy of personal achievement or pursuing a dream. Insidiously, government provided just enough to get by and keep them voting for Democrats.

In major cities controlled by Democrats like Chicago, Baltimore and Washington, DC, I see the same cycle of government dependency and poverty I witnessed while growing up, but far worse.

Meanwhile, Democrats and Leftists are doing the same thing to Dr. Carson that they do to anyone who dares to compassionately offer real solutions to ending black poverty. Democrats and Leftists seek to silence and destroy this extraordinary black role model and advocate of real black empowerment.

Democrats and Leftists despise blacks who have achieved extraordinary success the old- fashioned way: by earning it; businessman extraordinaire Herman Cain, Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas, world renowned retired neurosurgeon Dr. Ben Carson and former secretary of State Condoleezza Rice to name a few.

These successful blacks expose the Democrats’ and Leftist’s lying narrative that America will always be a hellhole of racism for blacks in which blacks’ only hope is to continuously vote for Democrats to keep evil white racist Republicans and conservatives at bay. The Democrats’ and Leftist’s scheme is extremely destructive and evil.

Please, please, please Dr. Carson, continue telling the truth.

THE MANCHESTER MASSACRE: Is It PAST Time To MONITOR Mosques?

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H/T Clash Daily.

It is way past time to be monitoring Mosques.

It is time to start monitoring Mosques and raiding them as needed then closing them down.

With attacks occurring worldwide in the name of Islam, and more ‘lone wolf’ incidents, should we know what’s going on in there?

Are we too late?

What do you think?

Now, in general, many of us on the Right are more freedom-loving, ‘live and let live’ folks.

But the giant elephant in the room is that there seems to be something in Islam that makes people think it’s ok to slaughter innocents in the name of Allah.

Maybe it’s just me, but I have a really hard time with the ‘jihadi’ factions of Islam.

And you can’t just say, ‘Not all Muslims’, because, DUH. We know.

But Islam is the second largest religion in the world.

According to PEW Research, the most accurate information that we have is from 2010, and the number of Muslims worldwide is estimated to be 1.6 billion.

Now, even if only one percent of that had been radicalized, that’s still 1.6 million people.

Should we be looking into that?

We’ve seen numerous times that it takes just one person to wreak havoc.

WRONG ON GUNS: Congressman John Lewis Puts Lives at RISK By Pushing Anti-Gun Agenda

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H/T Clash Daily.

John Lewis getting whacked in the head during the Civil Rights Era did more damage to his brain than we ever knew.

 

Bigotry works for politicians. After the civil war, white Democrats promoted fear of newly freed blacks. Today, black Democrats promote fear of free blacks who will defend themselves and the people they love. Politicians always wrap themselves in the cloak of public safety. In fact, that cloak is usually the white sheet of bigotry directed against minorities and the poor.

Democrat Congressman John Lewis said we need him so we can be safe. Lewis also said that honest gun owners are not welcome in Atlanta. “I must say to the NRA that you are not welcome here in the 5th district, you are not welcome here in Atlanta.” That would have come as quite a shock to gun owner Martin Luther King Junior who was born in Atlanta. Last month Congressman Lewis said, “We need to make our cities, our states, our neighborhoods free of gun violence.”

Murder isn’t a racial problem. Murder isn’t a national problem. Murder is a local problem, and let’s see if Democrat politicians actually keep us safe. Research by the Crime Prevention Research Center found out that here in the US only a few counties produce most of our homicides. These are populous counties, to be sure, but there remain large areas of peace and quiet even within our most violent counties.

Los Angeles gives us a living example. California has strict statewide gun laws. In Los Angeles today, ordinary citizens cannot get a permit to carry a concealed weapon in public. Those are the restrictions Congressman Lewis asked for, yet Los Angeles County had over 500 murders and thousands of assaults last year.

Violence is concentrated into small areas. Even within Los Angeles County, the cities of Beverly Hills, Hawthorne, and Van Nuys had one murder each. Like Los Angeles, Atlanta, Georgia has areas that have very little crime, even though, taken as a whole, the city is four times more violent than the US average.

Congressman Lewis is wrong. Guns are not the problem. Eighty-one thousand NRA members flooded into Atlanta at the end of April. There were more than 20 thousand armed individuals in one room for days on end. There was no surge in “gun violence”, to use the Congressman’s phrase. When the statistics are made available, I predict that crime fell in Atlanta while the NRA was in town. That is the pattern we’ve seen year after year, in city after city.

It is worth noting that even in the most violent section of our deep blue cities, only a few percent of the population cause crime. The vast majority of us are law-abiding. That is true everywhere. Unfortunately, bad government policies have poisoned the life of our inner cities. Democrat politicians drove out industry and encouraged dependency. Local prosecutors refused to remove violent criminals from our streets.

Politicians also protect their donors. That is true in both a political sense, and in a literal sense. We’ve seen big-city mayors move police into elite enclaves while crime flourishes in the ghetto.

Poor minorities are disproportionately hurt by crime. Black women have the greatest need to defend themselves and their families. Marchelle Tigner is a black firearms instructor who teaches in the Atlanta area and helps fill that need. Tigner said, “My end game is to teach a million women how to shoot.” She’s taught hundreds of black women this year alone. Her students learn the safe and responsible use of firearms. And Tigner’s classes are full.

My end game is to teach a million women how to shoot. Marchelle Tigner

Tigner advocates self-defense for women. Maj Toure is a hip-hop artist who tours the US teaching that everyone has the right of self-defense. He says that black guns matter.

I don’t think there’s a black gun culture or white gun culture, I think there’s an informed gun culture and an ignorant gun culture.Maj Toure

That Tigner and Toure have eager audiences shouldn’t surprise us. This is not the 1960s. Today, our society embraces self-empowerment. That includes self-protection and self-defense. A poll taken in late 2014 by Pew Research showed that 54% of black people felt that owning guns did “more to protect people than endanger personal safety”. That attitude explains why we see more and more minorities taking firearms classes and learning to legally protect themselves.

Real feminism is about empowerment and taking our safety into our own hands.Antonia Okafor

Not everyone agrees. Congressman Lewis wants us disarmed. Shame on him. Condemning the innocent for the actions of a few is the very definition of bigotry. The answer is simple for young politicians and for old ones.

Protect all our rights…all the time, everywhere.

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