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.

Shame.

BZ

 

Obama’s goal now and in 2015: pushing America into decline?

Obama Striding Towards PodiumCharles Krauthammer, a very measured man whom I admire, believes so:

Mr Krauthammer is precisely correct; Mr Obama is a man, as president, who purposely chooses “America in decline.”  America’s enemies are emboldened, Obama is “concerned,” he “monitors,” and has done roughly nothing to hold America in the good light that he swore would return to our nation under his leadership.  We are not respected internationally as he said we would be under his tenure.

Further, we have natural gas and oil reserves that can potentially rid the nation of its festering relationship with the Islamic Middle East.  We have the capability to rid ourselves of a great deal of Blood or Conflict Oil.

Yet Mr Obama decides we shall not pursue independence.  Instead, he chooses social divisiveness over unity and coherence, class and racial warfare over cohesiveness and singularity of national purpose.

As Mr Krauthammer states, Obama is a man who does not believe in American exceptionalism or American goodness.  He seeks to place us completely in line with every other nation, no better than Cuba or Luxembourg or Syria or Zimbabwe or Burma.  “American greatness” does not exist in Mr Obama’s sphere of thinking.

This philosophy informs every move Mr Obama makes — or doesn’t make.

Your thoughts?

BZ

P.S.
Please read the Charles Krauthammer piece “Decline Is A Choice” at the WeeklyStandard.com.