” A little mother-daughter time on a sunny Tuesday.
Maggie and Molly are meeting up with a group of gals — at the shooting range, for a firearms course run by Pittsburgh-based INPAX.
“There are four fundamentals of defensive handgun,” an instructor said to a group of women learining to shoot.
Training facilities across the region report an upsurge in the number of female students — among this group, moms, consultants, brokers, co-eds and others.”
Tag Archive: Gun Ownership
Mr Colion Noir : NRA News Commentators Episode 6: “Responsibility”
” The Supreme Court is staying out of the gun debate for now.
The justices on Monday declined to hear a challenge to a strict New York law that makes it difficult for residents to get a license to carry a concealed handgun in public.
The court did not comment in turning away an appeal from five state residents and the Second Amendment Foundation. Their lawsuit also drew support from the National Rifle Association and 20 states.”
- High court rejects challenge to NY gun law (seattletimes.com)
- Supreme Court Rejects Challenge To NY Gun Law (washington.cbslocal.com)
- NY State CCW Law May Face SCOTUS Review (youviewed.com)
- U.S. high court rejects challenge to NY gun law (globalnews.ca)
” In a story titled “Gun deaths shaped by race in America”, the Washington Post cites statistics showing how race ties into gun-related deaths in the USA.
The statistical difference is dramatic, according to a Washington Post analysis of data from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. A white person is five times as likely to commit suicide with a gun than to be shot with a gun; for each African American who uses a gun to commit suicide, five are killed by other people with guns.”
” Out of the 165,068 murders that took place between the years 2000 and 2010, 1,172 were committed by American Indians, and 2,156 were committed by people of Asian or Pacific Island descent. 15,843 of the murders were committed by Hispanics, 49,936 by non-Hispanic Whites and 68,531 by Blacks.
Despite the fact that the USA has the world’s highest rate of gun ownership, the gun homicide rate in the USA is roughly 3 per 1,000 people (as reported by Richard Florida of The Atlantic Cities andby Simon Rogers of The Guardian). Yet, the gun homicide rate isn’t uniform through the nation. Instead, it is highest in particular urban areas, as seen in the image below.”
” Now, compare the gun murder rate in the USA to the rate of gun ownership in the USA.”
” Apparently, there is no correlation between the percentage of legal gun ownership and the gun murder rate.
As for the significantly-high black-on-black murder rate that Barbara Reynolds cites (and that the Washington Post dances around), that rate could simply be the result of where the perpetrators live. Densely-populated urban areas have been known as areas of violence as long as there have been densely-populated urban areas, even when there were no guns to control. The high black-on-black murder rate in the USA could simply be the result of the USA’s African-American population being heavily concentrated in urban areas.”
10 Questions for Maya Angelou
If you are not interested in her poetry skip to the 3:11 time for the question and answer about Angelou’s attitude towards personal arms .
Penn & Teller
Bullshit! Gun Control
“Any person in this state who shall own a firearm shall, prior to such ownership, obtain and continuously maintain a policy of liability insurance in an amount not less than one million dollars specifically covering any damages resulting from any negligent or willful acts involving the use of such firearm while it is owned by such person,” the measure, dubbed S2353, reads.”
- NY Dems: Mandatory $1M Insurance Policy for Gun Owners (breitbart.com)
- California legislation would require gun owners to buy liability insurance (nbclatino.com)
- NY Democratic Bill Will Require Gun Owners to Carry Million Dollar Liability Insurance (thegatewaypundit.com)
- Gun insurance bill in New York to require liability coverage (fromthetrenchesworldreport.com)
- Rule Of Lawyers … Not Law (youviewed.com)
- Seven States Tell ‘Responsible’ Gun Owners To Put Their Money Where Their Mouth Is With Gun Insurance (addictinginfo.org)
- Lawmakers propose liability insurance for U.S. gun owners (fromthetrenchesworldreport.com)
” But here’s the thing: can you imagine another context in which anyone would think it appropriate to publish a map showing the names and addresses of residents, along with anyinformation about them? Suppose a newspaper published a map that identified all the homes where no adult male lives, so that thieves and rapists would know just where to go. Or a map showing how many television sets belong to each homeowner. Or how about automobiles? The Department of Motor Vehicles collects information about the automobiles that belong to each household. Can you imagine the outcry if a newspaper obtained that information from the DMV and published an online map identifying by name and address the occupants of each house, and describing by make and model all of their motor vehicles? That, too, could be of great value to thieves, but beyond that, is there anyone who wouldn’t consider such an act an outrageous invasion of privacy?
And yet somehow, the liberals who publish the Journal News thought it was perfectly acceptable to publish a map identifying local gun owners, with names and addresses. The fact that anyone tries to defend this action illustrates how the mere thought of a firearm sends some people around the bend. “
- Outrage after NY newspaper publishes gun holders’ names, addresses (cbsnews.com)
- Newspaper Hires Armed Guards After Publishing Gun Owner Addresses (townhall.com)
- Ex-Burglars Say Newspaper’s Gun Map Would’ve Made the Job Easier, Safer (foxnews.com)
- Ex-Burglars Say Newspaper’s Gun Map Would’ve Made the Job Easier, Safer (conservativebyte.com)
- A Map Of Burglar Friendly Households (youviewed.com)
- Upping The Ante … (youviewedblog.wordpress.com)
” But in the U.S., gun-control advocates are up against a sizeable bloc of mainstream Americans for whom guns are central to their lives, whether for patriotism or personal sense of safety, or simply to occupy their spare time.
Dave Burdett, who owns an outdoors and adventure shop across the street from the sprawling Texas A&M University campus in College Station, says his affinity for guns is rooted in history, not sport.
“It isn’t about hunting. Everyone says, `Well, I can understand having a sporting rifle, but not an AR-15,” Burdett said. “But wait a second — the idea of the Second Amendment was to preserve and protect the rights of individuals to have those guns.”
“Remember that the (American) revolution was fought by citizen soldiers,” he added. “To this day, that’s one of the cornerstones of our military defense. We have an all-volunteer military.”
When his daughter graduated with a business degree from Texas A&M, Burdett figured she would move somewhere cosmopolitan like Dallas and work in a downtown high-rise. She instead went to work in the store, built her own AR-15 out of spare parts and used it to join what her father described as the “let’s-go-pig-hunting-tonight circuit.” Those feral hog hunts often include high-powered rifles as well as night-vision goggles.
“The other thing is, shooting is fun. It really is,” Burdett said. “
- U.S. gun owners defend passion in wake of Newtown shootings – Newsday (newyork.newsday.com)
- US gun support runs far deeper than politics – Salt Lake Tribune (sltrib.com)
- In USA, gun support runs far deeper than politics (usatoday.com)
It’s obvious that the people are paying attention and they realize that there is trouble coming our way and the “authorities” cannot be counted upon to make things right .
”The gun business is booming. The question is, why?
Smith & Wesson stock was zooming Friday, thanks to a stellar earnings report. The firearms maker also boosted its outlook for the rest of the year. Because of the strong business, its backlog of orders more than doubled from the same quarter last year, the company is concentrating on boosting production and building inventory.
“We are underserving the market at this moment, we all know that, and that’s a great opportunity going forward for us,” CEO James Debney said in a conference call with analysts.”
Democratic Platform ‘Commonsense Improvements’ Brings Back ‘Assault Weapons’ Ban, Gun Show Loophole Arguments
“The 2012 Democratic National Convention released its party platform today and it quickly drew fire from several points of the political spectrum for its statement on the Second Amendment and firearms ownership. As we did with the corresponding Republican platform section, we include it in its entirety:
“Firearms. We recognize that the individual right to bear arms is an important part of the American tradition, and we will preserve Americans’ Second Amendment right to own and use firearms. We believe that the right to own firearms is subject to reasonable regulation. We understand the terrible consequences of gun violence; it serves as a reminder that life is fragile, and our time here is limited and precious. We believe in an honest, open national conversation about firearms. We can focus on effective enforcement of existing laws, especially strengthening our background check system, and we can work together to enact commonsense improvements – like reinstating the assault weapons ban and closing the gun show loophole – so that guns do not fall into the hands of those irresponsible, law-breaking few.”
” This week’s outrage comes to us from our nation’s capital, where D.C.’s decidedly anti-gun mayor is apoplectic over a billboard ad placed last month by the National Shooting Sports Foundation.
So what was it about the billboard ad that so raised the ire of D.C.’s mayor, Vincent Gray? Well, the billboard says “Hey D.C. — It’s time for your first shot,” and features a picture of a woman holding a paper target. The billboard, which is simply an advertisement for NSSF’s “First Shots” gun safety and training seminars, so incensed Mayor Gray that he called the sign “offensive” and “irresponsible.” “
Bloomberg Calls For All U.S. Police Officers To “Go On Strike” Until Law-Abiding Americans Have Their Second Amendment Rights Curtailed…
Erika Johnsen on Ice-T’s common sense defense of the 2nd Amendment
” Huh. Quite a cogent argument from Ice-T , the self-described “godfather of gangsta rap,”
defending Americans’ gun rights following the shooting in Colorado on Friday.
“It’s legal in the United States,” the rapper said. “The right to bear arms is because that’s the last form of defense against tyranny. Not to hunt. It’s to protect yourself from the police.”
“And do you see any link between that and this sort of instance?” Guru-Murthy challenged.
“No. Not really,” Ice-T responded. “If somebody wants to kill people, they don’t need a gun to do it.”
“Makes it easier though, doesn’t it?” the host pushed back.
“Not really. You can strap explosives onyour body. They do that all the time.” “
A positive portrayal of gun ownership in the Unte Reader ?
What is this world coming to ?
“Target Market: Black Women With Guns
For J. Victoria Sanders, joining the ranks of women with guns means earning a concealed handgun license and coming to terms with Black feminism.
Texas Department of Public Safety data show that the fastest-growing group of concealed handgun owners in the state has been, for at
least five years, black women. “
” I could cite stats proving that American gun rights are ascendant. This site has more than 5,000 posts making that point. As you know, those who oppose the spirit and letter of the Second Amendment have no more interest in facts than fans of Candice Swanepoel have in seeing the South African model
become a latter day Anita Bryant .
Gun control advocates will never rest until the collectivist spirit is expressed—or re-expressed—by the curtailment of our individual right to keep and bear arms. “
Despotism 101 : First ban the means of self-defense .
“Huh. A corruption-riddled dictatorial regime wants to deprive its citizens of the means of popular resistance. (Where, oh where in history have we seen this type of thing before?) I happen to believe that a government should always fear its people, but I can maybe understand why communist totalitarians might not be so into that idea.”