Leftists pushing more gun control: when gun crime is still plunging and more Americans oppose gun control

Gun ControlOnce again, placing the logic, common sense, proportion and rationality of Leftists into question.

Despite the bedwetting hysteria of Leftists over cops and black male shootings.

From FoxNews.com:

Why most Americans oppose more gun control

by Dr John R Lott, Jr

A new Pew Research Center survey finds that, for the first time in their surveys, the majority of Americans oppose more gun control. Gallup and CNN polls tell a similar story. Opposition to gun control has been increasing over at least the last couple of decades.

Gun control groups have spent hundreds of millions of dollars to try to convince Americans that gun control is the answer. In 2013, gun owners’ groups — including the NRA — spent less than one seventh as much on television advertisements. This year looks to be even more lopsided, thanks to the unrelenting efforts of individuals such as Michael Bloomberg, George Soros and Gabriel Giffords.

Perceptions have changed dramatically, with most people now believing the “More Guns, Less Crime” hypothesis. Gallup recently asked Americans if they thought residents are safer with a gun in the home. People answered “Yes” by a margin of 63 to 30 percent. In 2000, Americans gave just the opposite answer by a margin of 51 to 35 percent. In 2013,[3]  Sixty percent of gun owners listed “Personal Safety/Protection” as the reason for owning a gun.

Academic research aligns with current public opinion. If you have a gun in the home, that gun is far more likely to prevent murder than it is to be used in an accidental shooting or to kill a loved one.

Facts in evidence.




United Nations Seeks US-based Disarmament, Demobilization and Reintegration Specialists

More Gun LawsFrom SHTFPlan.com:

by Mac Slavo

It’s no secret that the United Nations, with assistance from members of the Executive and Legislative branches in the United States, has been actively working to reduce Americans’ accessibility to firearms. In 2012 President Obama, along with then Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, spearheaded a backdoor move that would have imposed gun control on the United States through foreign means by signing a global disarmament initiative known as the Small Arms Treaty. Though that attempt failed, mass shooting incidents at Sandy Hook and elsewhere have kept the pressure on gun owners with the President having made repeated suggestions that he would mandate gun restrictions through Executive Order should state and federal legislatures fail to act.

With that in mind, you can now apply for the position of DISARMAMENT, DEMOBILIZATION AND REINTEGRATION OFFICER on the United Nations website, as documented here.

UN Disarm America 1I am not kidding.  Please click the link.  Now check the job requirements:

UN Disarm America 2According to the United Nations information page on ‘DDR’ operations, the New York post will involve various aspects related to the process by which a governing organization would confiscate firearms, all of which target what the U.N. calls “small arms.”

Therefore, now, you too can help America to disarm itself for the greater good of the United Nations.

Only Leftists may apply.

By the way, a current debate topic in Leftist Land is: “Should the Second Amendment be repealed?”  One salient comment:

The Criminal Insane

Think of Sandy Hook Elementary. Think of the Boston Marathon Bombing. The explosion of the Twin Towers? People who stand FOR this amendment… Are you saying these don’t matter? Because of this amendment, people are killed every day of the week! My opinion is that any rank above a state cop is allowed to bear weapons such as guns. Local police should have their regular bats and tasers. Any citizen of the U.S. Who has a weapon by ANY reason should immediately be subject to deportation!

“Regular police” and deputy sheriffs should only be armed with “bats and tasers.”  Perhaps they could also wield sarcasm, frowning glances and sinister miens.  Harsh language could be utilized but only to the degree that it doesn’t denigrate the emotive processes of criminals.

Deport those heinous gun owners and Second Amendment adherers.

Vanity Fair has already advocated for the elimination of our Second Amendment.

Another interesting comment:

This is an archaic amendment, much like prohibition, and owning slaves.

I look to our closest allies for the right way to do it. Look at England and Australia. Both countries have banned guns, and the amount of gun violence and suicides from guns have gone down. Look at Israel, where they have strict gun laws. The Israeli soldiers are not allowed to take their arms home and the amount of military suicides from guns has gone down. We should make gun laws stricter. Any criminals using guns get the max. A law like this would take care of the “only criminals will have guns” argument. Make guns highly illegal with severe punishments. This country, much like countries in the Middle East, is too in love with guns. They are not a toy. They are really not even a tool. They are a killing device.

UK Armed Police at AirportFirst, England and Australia are armed nations.  Their governmental authorities are armed.  Armed UK authorities are endemic in London.  Their citizens are purposely not armed.

You do not yet see armed officers in US airports carrying fully automatic weapons, as the UK gent is here, to the left.  Plus, he needs to get a closer shave.  He would not pass the muster of my team.

And what about Switzerland?

The Swiss are an issue.

From, of all places, Time.com:

The Swiss Difference: A Gun Culture That Works

The country had one mass shooting in 2001, but a resulting anti-gun referendum failed to pass. The Swiss will not give up the gun. Can their system work in the U.S.?

Even as the gun-control debate rises again in the U.S. in the aftermath of the horrific school shooting in Newtown, Conn., the gun-loving Swiss are not about to lay down their arms. Guns are ubiquitous in this neutral nation, with sharpshooting considered a fun and wholesome recreational activity for people of all ages.

Even though Switzerland has not been involved in an armed conflict since a standoff between Catholics and Protestants in 1847, the Swiss are very serious not only about their right to own weapons but also to carry them around in public. Because of this general acceptance and even pride in gun ownership, nobody bats an eye at the sight of a civilian riding a bus, bike or motorcycle to the shooting range, with a rifle slung across the shoulder.

Switzerland?  A Gun Culture?  Who would have thought?

Plus, as the person above would have us enact, “Any criminals using guns get the max.”

Do criminals now get the proverbial “max”?  No, they do not.  That would be racist to attach a “max” penalty to gun possession/use charges upon conviction.




Memorial Day and gun control

Gun Control -- Wrong HouseSome of the finest engraving ever witnessed on a firearm.

In my mind, Memorial Day and the Second Amendment go hand-in-hand, as does the full Bill of Rights and our US Constitution.

More and more persons, Leftists and the ignorant and the naive, want to give and bargain away our freedoms for perceived security.

They predicate their decisions, opinions and philosophies but upon emotions and not facts or reality.

One man said:

“On some positions, cowardice asks the question, is it expedient? And then expedience comes along and asks the question, is it politic? Vanity asks the question, is it popular? Conscience asks the question, is it right?

There comes a time when one must take the position that is neither safe nor politic nor popular, but he must do it because conscience tells him it is right.”

Who was this man?

Martin Luther King, Jr.

One man said:

“We sleep safely at night because rough men stand ready to visit violence on those who would harm us.”

Who was this man?

Sir Winston S. Churchill.

Why is this country still safe?  Its Constitution and Bill of Rights.  And its military soldiers.



BREAKING: Sheriffs Refuse to Enforce Laws on Gun Control

John CookeFrom the NYTimes.com:

GREELEY, Colo. — When Sheriff John Cooke of Weld County explains in speeches why he is not enforcing the state’s new gun laws, he holds up two 30-round magazines. One, he says, he had before July 1, when the law banning the possession, sale or transfer of the large-capacity magazines went into effect. The other, he “maybe” obtained afterward.

He shuffles the magazines, which look identical, and then challenges the audience to tell the difference.

“How is a deputy or an officer supposed to know which is which?” he asks.

Colorado’s package of gun laws, enacted this year after mass shootings in Aurora, Colo., and Newtown, Conn., has been hailed as a victory by advocates of gun control. But if Sheriff Cooke and a majority of the other county sheriffs in Colorado offer any indication, the new laws — which mandate background checks for private gun transfers and outlaw magazines over 15 rounds — may prove nearly irrelevant across much of the state’s rural regions.

Some sheriffs, like Sheriff Cooke, are refusing to enforce the laws, saying that they are too vague and violate Second Amendment rights. Many more say that enforcement will be “a very low priority,” as several sheriffs put it. All but seven of the 62 elected sheriffs in Colorado signed on in May to a federal lawsuit challenging the constitutionality of the statutes.

Another reason, ladies and gentlemen, that I work for a department where my head officer is elected and not appointed.  Where there are politics, of course, but more independence than with a police department answerable more directly to a political mayor or a city manager.

Further, from CSPOA:

The following sheriffs, state sheriff’s associations, and police chiefs have vowed to uphold and defend the Constitution against Obama’s unconstitutional gun control measures.  We applaud these public servants for their courage and conviction.

479 Sheriffs in all.  See the list.

I am an Oath Keeper.

Sheriffs and not Chiefs of Police are more answerable to the people they serve.

Pushback?  Let it commence.