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Broken Windows 101 in New York CIty

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Published on: April 20, 2015

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…Cops on patrol nabbed Brunson, 32, after he jumped a turnstile at the High Street IND station. He blamed a MetroCard that wasn’t working, but the officers didn’t just write a ticket, as the speaker would have them do.

Good thing: They found that Brunson was carrying quantities of crack and marijuana, along with a loaded Smith & Wesson .38.

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Glenn Says: Note to self – when traveling around the city with large quantities of cocaine, marijuana and an illegal firearm, either take a cab or walk!

Firearms Industry Economic Impact Rises 125% since 2008 (NSSF Report)

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Published on: April 20, 2015

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(NSSF) NEWTOWN, Conn. — The total economic impact of the firearms and ammunition industry in the United States increased from $19.1 billion in 2008 to $42.9 billion in 2014, a 125 percent increase, while the total number of full-time equivalent jobs* rose from approximately 166,000 to more than 263,000, a 58 percent increase in that period, according to a new report released today by the National Shooting Sports Foundation, the industry’s trade association.

“We have seen continued dramatic growth in the firearms and ammunition industry that is the direct result of consumer demand for our products since 2008,” said Stephen L. Sanetti, NSSF president and chief executive officer. “In our nation’s economic recovery since that year, our industry has been a standout, increasing our direct workforce by 78 percent, adding jobs that pay an average of more than $52,000 in wages and benefits. Wildlife conservation is the real winner here, as we increased federal tax payments by 108 percent, Pittman-Robertson excise taxes that support wildlife conservation by 145 percent and state business taxes by 106 percent. And gratifyingly, throughout this period of growth, both criminal and accidental misuses of firearms continued to drop.”

The Firearms and Ammunition Industry Economic Impact Report: 2014

provides a state by state breakdown of job numbers, wages and output covering direct, supplier and induced employment, as well as federal excise taxes paid. Access the full report here

*These include jobs in companies supplying goods and services to manufacturers, distributors and retailers, as well as those that depend on sales to workers in the firearms and ammunition industry.

About NSSF

The National Shooting Sports Foundation is the trade association for the firearms industry. Its mission is to promote, protect and preserve hunting and the shooting sports. Formed in 1961, NSSF has a membership of more than 11,000 manufacturers, distributors, firearms retailers, shooting ranges, sportsmen’s organizations and publishers. For more information, visit nssf.org.

Pew first: Gun rights top gun control in major public opinion shift

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Published on: April 20, 2015

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Exactly two years after President Obama’s bid for gun control following the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting died in Congress, a new poll has discovered a huge shift in public opinion to backing Second Amendment gun rights and away from controlling gun ownership.

The reason: Americans now believe having a gun is the best way to protect against crime, 63 percent to 30 percent.

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FBI admits that ALL its experts exaggerated hair evidence for nearly 20 years at Trials

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Published on: April 19, 2015

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  • 26 employees in the agency’s hair comparison lab were allegedly involved
  • Overstated forensic matches so they favored prosecutors in 80s and 90s
  • Review conducted on 268 trials suggest 95 per cent were affected
  • Of those impact, 32 were sentence to death – 14 have since died

 

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Gun control: Burdensome legislation won’t stop criminals from getting guns

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Published on: April 19, 2015

 

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Background checks for private gun sales is just not as simple an issue as it seems. “Common sense gun-laws” is a comforting cliché. When faced with something like Newtown, Conn., our natural impulse is to do something. But doing the wrong thing is worse than doing nothing at all.

I’m a Democrat, I’m socially liberal, and I’m a gun owner. And when I say a new law won’t stop criminals from getting guns, I hope readers will at least pause for a moment to consider. The bill’s unintended consequences will further polarize politics, while doing nothing to keep guns away from criminals.

Many of the guns I own were purchased privately from friends. One lives in Eastern Oregon, about an hour from a town with an federal firearms licensee who could handle the proposed background checks. Requiring the two of us to drive more than 100 miles and spend a day doing a firearm transfer strikes me as absurd. Multiplying this by 10,000 to let anti-gun folks feel like they’ve accomplished something is just as absurd.

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Ted Cruz Gives A Second Amendment History Lesson to the Morons at the NY Times

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Published on: April 19, 2015

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On Friday, the New York Times stated, in a blaring headline, that my support for Second Amendment rights is “strange.” In particular, the writer took issue with my statement that “”the Second Amendment to the Constitution isn’t for just protecting hunting rights, and it’s not only to safeguard your right to target practice. It is a constitutional right to protect your children, your family, your home, our lives, and to serve as the ultimate check against governmental tyranny — for the protection of liberty.”
In addition to “strange,” the NYT described this view as “ridiculous,” “silly,” and “absurd” (methinks the Old Gray Lady doth protest too much). The writer, the lead editor for the Times’ editorial page, continued, “I just don’t get the argument on constitutional or historical grounds.”
Perhaps this will help. Let’s survey some other “silly” people who have embraced this heretical understanding of our liberties.

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Caught in the Act: Bloomturds “Moms Demand” Trick Photo Exposed

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Published on: April 18, 2015

If a picture is worth a thousand words, you should be skeptical about what this picture from “Moms Demand Action” has to say.

The photo, the caption for which claims that it shows “hundreds” of anti-gun protesters, was taken a half-mile or so from the NRA Annual Meeting in Nashville over the weekend.

However, so was this photo, which shows that there were only about 100 protesters. And that includes the unfortunate children of some anti-gun adults who selfishly dragged them along for show.

What gives? Well, just as the Wizard of Oz had his Toto, the little anti-gun group’s deception has been exposed by an eagle-eyed observer on gunfreezone.net. As he explains, the anti-gunners exaggerated the size of their piddly protest by staging their photo with one handful of them standing on higher ground, well behind the other handful, trying to conceal the optical illusion-inducing gap separating the two. Other photos posted by The Blaze further show how few people turned out to protest for gun control.

A normal person might wonder why the anti-gunners went of their way, trying to make people think there were 400 protesters—the number they had predicted they would attract—when there were only about 100. After all, either number pales in comparison to the nearly 80,000 Americans who attended the NRA convention. But anti-gunners are so in the habit of lying, they can’t help but to do so, even when there is nothing particular to be gained.

No matter. The numbers speak for themselves. Last weekend, Nashville was NRA, and NRA was Nashville. The anti-gunners were noticed only because they called attention to themselves in disgrace.

Is the Birth-Control Pill Creating A Race of Eunuchs? (Pussification of the USA)

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Published on: April 17, 2015

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Best article I’ve read in 5 years on the pussification of the USA subject can be found at the savagesense website. From the article:

It could very well be that the pill is fooling educated women into picking the wrong man: A soft, feminized man with no sharp edges. And once she’s been with the schlub for a few years and decides to squeeze out a kid, she goes off the pill in order to conceive—and discovers she’s stuck with her genetically unsuitable man-child-eunuch mate. And she might well rebel against her bad luck—even as she is forced to conceive with him because he’s the only “male” readily available. (She could, of course, cuckold him . . . wait a minute.)

The birth-control pill is essentially making it more likely for beta boy eunuchs to procreate with high-IQ women of the creative classes. It’s giving an evolutionary advantage to Pajama Boys.

This is a big deal.

In my little world this is a MUST READ article from a great site! End the pussification of our once great country!

Hillary Clinton on Guns: Resistance to Gun Control “Terrorizes” the Nation”

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Published on: April 17, 2015

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If Hillary Clinton ever gets around to telling voters her positions on controversial issues, it is not clear what she will say about gun control. Over the years, her stance has ranged from support for gun licensing and registration to an NRA-esque desire to “enforce the laws that we have on the books.” Still, her disregard for armed self-defense is a fairly consistent theme.

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thumb12-year-old owns Al Sharpton: ‘You’re a waste of human flesh’ (Video)

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Published on: April 17, 2015

Allan D. Cors elected President of the NRA

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Published on: April 14, 2015

Allan D. Cors of Naples, Florida was elected by the National Rifle Association Board of Directors as President of the historic 144-year-old Association. The election took place in Nashville, Tennessee following the 144th Annual Meeting of the NRA where 78,865 members attended the 3-day celebration – the second highest number ever. A lifelong hunter and competitive shooter with a passion for collecting World War II military vehicles, Cors has served as president of the NRA Foundation and is a member of the NRA’s Executive Committee. He was a principal advocate for the establishment of the NRA’s Political Action Committee. Cors served as a counsel with the Judiciary Committee in the U.S. House of Representatives. He also served as the director of government affairs and senior vice president at Corning for 34 years.

“I am humbled by the support of my fellow 5 million-plus NRA members and 75 board members. At a time when our country is disillusioned with government and its leaders, the public’s faith in the NRA has never been stronger,” said Cors. “This trust is a result of the NRA’s steadfast loyalty to upholding the Second Amendment and it is a testament to the diligence and prescience of Wayne LaPierre – a man who has dedicated his life to the NRA.”

The board of directors also re-elected Wayne LaPierre as NRA’s executive vice president. LaPierre has served in this leadership role since 1991 and has spearheaded NRA’s efforts to restore the relevance and sanctity of the Second Amendment. Under his leadership, the NRA has grown to unprecedented levels and is widely acknowledged as the preeminent force in American politics. Upon his re-election, LaPierre reappointed Kyle Weaver to the position of executive director of NRA General Operations and Chris W. Cox to the position of executive director of NRA Institute for Legislative Action.

Pete Brownell of Montezuma, Iowa was elected first vice president. Brownell, who previously served as NRA second vice president, is also the current chairman of the National Association of Sporting Goods Wholesalers (NASGW), an active member of the U.S. Army’s Command and General Staff Foundation Board, and vice chair of the Iowa Economic Development Authority Board. He is a married father of three children, and an accomplished runner and hunter.

NASCAR legend Richard Childress of Welcome, North Carolina was elected second vice president.

Wilson Phillips was re-elected by the NRA Board of Directors to serve as treasurer.

John Frazer was elected secretary.

Mother Jones Sells Out Once Again

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Published on: April 13, 2015

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In what may prove a new level of absurdity, Mother Jones reported late last week about a new “study” by avowed anti-gun academic David Hemenway that purportedly “debunks the NRA’s favorite talking points” on gun issues. An analysis of the “study” the article refers to, however, shows it to be nothing more than a clever – and ethically suspect – attempt by Hemenway to generate anti-gun propaganda under the guise of objective academic research. And even in this, he fails miserably.

In this “study,” Hemenway identified firearms “experts” and then surveyed them on their views of various firearm-related issues such as concealed carry, background checks, firearm storage, etc. One would think such “experts” to come from a range of occupations or life experiences with firearms, but for Hemenway’s study, the “experts” were about 100 academics who had authored at least one article appearing in academic journals from 2011 to 2014. That’s right. Author one article in an academic journal and Hemenway considers you an “expert” on firearm issues.

Even more troubling, Hemenway initially recruited 358 such “experts” but for his surveys, only about 100 or so actually participated. This means that all his findings are suspect due to what researchers call “self selection bias.” With less than 1/3 of those invited opting in, it is very likely such participants were personally motivated to do so. Some might say even ideologicallymotivated to do so. In short, those who opted-in to take the surveys likely have particularly strong views and, knowing the source of the surveys, such views would tend to be those in line with Hemenway himself.

It is remarkable that even after stacking the deck in this way, Hemenway’s “findings” offer little support for the claim that the academics surveyed offer much expertise on gun issues. When asked whether they were familiar with research on various firearm related subjects, one-quarter to one-third of Hemenway’s “experts” routinely admitted not being very knowledgeable about research in these areas.

In short, Hemenway’s surveys amount to no more than a relatively small number of academics who are likely motivated to support Hemenway’s liberal worldview on guns. When one takes these major design flaws into account, it doesn’t really matter what the numbers say, the study is so flawed as to deny base credibility.

We remind Hemenway that the usual first step in the scientific method is for the researcher to develop a central hypothesis about some underlying question they want to study. Then, an ethicalresearcher will try to find or develop data to test this hypothesis, not to support an ideological position.

But it doesn’t appear that Hemenway feels constrained to follow this cardinal rule of the scientific process. Instead, Hemenway has an agenda – ban guns, ammo, etc. – which motivates his choice of research methodology to provide him the “results” which promote this end. The “study” of “experts” referenced by Mother Jones illustrates this motivated research design quite clearly.

Is liberal bias in the social sciences – as exhibited by Hemenway’s research – a problem? Last October, The New Yorker reported on a study by Jonathan Haidt which demonstrated how political ideology is skewed hard left in the social sciences. Very hard left. Haidt’s paper addressing this topic points out that ideological bias becomes particularly problematic in the data generation process itself, including the choice of research method to use. The dominant leftward slant in academia means that biased results can become the norm, if not outwardly encouraged. Such is the case with Hemenway’s panel of “experts.”

The Mother Jones article points out that Hemenway’s objective when putting together his “expert” survey was to undermine public debate on gun issues because such debate can be a “problem.” Further, nowhere in his surveys does he ask his “experts” whether they have an ideological point of view on guns, whether they own guns, if they identify with a particular party, or who they voted for in the last presidential campaign. These questions are routinely asked in public opinion surveys because such orientations influence personal views on highly political issues such as gun ownership and gun control. But we know nothing of Hemenway’s “experts,” other than they authored at least one article in an academic journal.

We’re left wondering if Mother Jones has completely given up on the idea of investigating newsworthy issues to provide their readership with useful – or at least interesting – factual information. It would have been useful to their readers, for example, to understand why Hemenway’s “study” is nothing of the sort and how bias can limit our understanding when the scientific method is kicked to the curb in favor of ideological grand-standing. We can hope for better in the future, but let’s not hold our breath in the meantime.

Obama-Bloomberg gun control agenda worries Democrats heading into 2016

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Published on: April 13, 2015

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President Obama said this week that he hasn’t given up on pushing for tighter gun controls, but many of his fellow Democrats in Congress are wishing he would drop it, having concluded that the issue is an electoral loser for them. If anything, they fear the politics are getting worse.

The politics of gun rights and gun control is a hot topic on the first full day of the National Rifle Association’s three-day annual meeting, in particular the political peril involved in attacking the right to bear arms.

“Every time a Democrat starts talking about guns, they lose numbers because it is the Second Amendment,” said Dave “Mudcat” Saunders, a Democratic strategist and lifelong gun owner. “How many gun owners are there in America now? Look it up. There is a bunch of them, and anytime you start talking about guns, you are going to take from your numbers. So there is just less talk [about gun control] now than there has been in forever.”

ATF classification compromise to redefine sporting use, ban certain ammo imports

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The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives’ classification of pistol grip only firearms with 14” barrels that fire shotgun shells and are over 26” in overall length as neither “shotguns” nor National Firearms Act “Destructive Devices” or “Any Other Weapons” has created a situation wherein the agency must either quietly save face or have it exposed that untold numbers of good faith gun owners currently legally possess firearms problematic for the government to allow. In order for that status quo to continue, ATF, in conjunction with certain members of Congress and lobbying interests, is working at “tweaking” its definition of the arbitrary “sporting use” term, insider sources tell Gun Rights Examiner. And with that will come a push to expand definitions to allow for further importation bans on certain types of presently legal ammunition.

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Sens. McCain and Levin urged IRS to target Tea Party, conservative groups

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Published on: April 11, 2015

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Government documents obtained by a top “Inside the Beltway” watchdog group and released on Thursday reveal that Internal Revenue Service’s Lois Lerner was strongly urged by Sen. Carl Levin, D-Michigan, and Sen. John McCain, R-Arizona, her assistance in attacking certain non-profit political groups. The organizations they selected for targeting by Lerner were part of the Tea Party and conservative movements.

The group that investigates and exposes government corruption, Judicial Watch, released newly acquired IRS documents, including an email from Ms. Lerner in February 2012 requesting she “put together some training points to help them [IRS staffers] understand the potential pitfalls of revealing too much information to Congress.”

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