Gun Control

Irrational argument ignores reality of gun crime

It has started: the lobbying against guns by those who oppose them and want them banned or at least made harder to obtain. There is an enquiry on and the politics is well underway.

Of course the media party – who are too lazy to write their own stores – have started pimping anti-gun stories on behalf of the anti-gun loons. ​

Firstly, I acknowledge it must be horrific to lose a family member to a violent death. There is no question these sorts of actions taken by scumbags ruin lives.

But they also radicalise the survivors into polarised opinions; not always well informed and, whilst well meaning, they fail to grasp reality.

One thing for certain is that criminals who will commit to violence will do so with or without a gun. If it’s not a gun it’s going to be a knife.   Read more »

Considerations for the gun inquiry

​All the gun control loons will be working hard over the next few months to attempt to convince the Government to ban more guns.

The door has been opened for an enquiry and the anti-gun brigade will do everything​ they can to argue the crude idea that banning guns solves problems. Which, of course, they don’t. There is no evidence anywhere in the world that banning guns has worked. Even in Australia it’s been a total disaster.

Politicians in Wellington will be keen to be seen to have done something. Public opinion matters and doing nothing is not an option.

So, ahead of an enquiry, there are a few things everyone needs to consider:

1. The latest purported gun issue in NZ isn’t about the type of guns or gun-licensed law-abiding firearms owners. The issue is scumbag criminals who are neither licensed nor following any laws and who are managing to obtain guns. How? So an enquiry must focus on that: how are they getting guns;

2. Police have no ability to administer further gun controls if they are implemented through law reform. They can barely administer the laws we have now so more onerous law revisions will be hard to act upon;

3. It will be impossible to register all guns in NZ. With over a million guns, the likelihood of all of these being voluntarily registered is beyond absurd;   Read more »

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Bi-partisan approach to illegal firearms needed

I’m pleased to see that Judith Collins and Stuart Nash have appeared to look at a bi-partisan approach to dealing with the issue of illegal firearms.

They should make sure that they are actually addressing the issue and not disarming all the hundreds of thousands of responsible firearms owners out there just because there are a very small minority of scumbags .

High-level moves to figure out how powerful firearms are making their way into the hands of dangerous criminals are set to get underway within days.

Police Minister Judith Collins told Newshub today she expects the Law and Order Select Committee to begin investigating this week, and if they don’t, she’s got her own plans to get the ball rolling.  

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And the World’s Best Gun Salesman is…still Barack Obama

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Barack Obama continues to be the world’s best gun salesman:

The FBI reported on March 1 that February was the 10th straight month of record-breaking gun with 2.613 million firearms-related background checks performed by the agency.

According to the Associated Press, February’s firearms sales topped the previous record, set in 2013, by more than 300,000 checks. In the first two months of 2016, there were nearly 5.159 million checks run through the FBI’s National Instant Background Check System.

“That’s more than half the 10,036,933 checks run in all of 2006, just a decade ago,” writes Stephen Gutowski, a staff writer for the Washington Free Beacon.    Read more »

Liberal heads explode as Nerf releases a full auto toy gun

Truth Revolt reports:

Nerf just made every kid’s (this one included) dreams come true in announcing its first fully automatic foam ball shooter!

The Nerf Rival Khaos MXVI-4000 will hit stores this fall. It shoots 40 rounds per magazine, with each round capable of reaching speeds near 70mph thanks to its spinning fly wheels.

And everybody is happy… except, of course, the anti-gun crowd.   Read more »

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Gun control part of the problem in fighting terrorism

The Eagles of Death Metal (EODM) will return to the Bataclan theatre in Paris tonight (local time), to finish the show that was interrupted by November’s deadly attacks.

The band was playing at the Bataclan when it was attacked by gunmen.

Frontman and founder Jesse Hughes gave emotional interviews with French media before the show.

He said he still has nightmares about the shooting  and took the opportunity to reiterate his well-known opposition to gun control.

The band played at a U2 concert in Paris in December, but today’s show will be their first time playing at the Bataclan since the shooting on November 13.

“Not returning to finish our set was never an option,” the band said in a statement last December announcing the dates of their rescheduled European tour.

In a 19 minute interview with I-Télé, Hughes said that France’s tight gun control laws played a part in the attack. Read more »

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The world’s greatest gun salesman is a crier and a liar

Barack Obama came out and proposed a slew of anti-gun executive actions and in between bouts of tears he managed a few lies.

The Washington Post‘s Fact Checker assessed President Obama’s claim made during his tearful speech on gun control when he said that the rules for buying a gun over the Internet is different than buying one in person.

The final score? Two Pinocchios. (That means it was “half true,” according to their scale.)

“Obama erred,” states the Post, which is a nice way of saying he lied.

Here is WaPo‘s explanation:

This is a difficult claim to assess because a lot depends on how one reads Obama’s remarks: “The problem is some gun sellers have been operating under a different set of rules. A violent felon can buy the exact same weapon over the Internet with no background check, no questions asked.”   Read more »

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Mr. President: Disarm ISIS, Not Us.

Watch this video. It is powerful.

Elbert Guillory is a Republican state senator. He was once a Democrat but switched sides in 2013.

In this video he slams Obama and his gun control antics while allowing ISIS to gain a stranglehold around the world.   Read more »

The world’s greatest gun salesman boosts shares in gun stocks

Obama’s cry-baby speech about gun control has resulted in…more gun sales:

President Obama’s move to tighten gun restrictions follows a string of high-profile shootings and surging sales of firearms — and some experts believe Tuesday’s executive action will only heighten demand.

Gun manufacturers have seen their stocks climb in recent days as sales pick up.

Shares of Smith & Wesson jumped 11 percent Tuesday, to $25.86, when the president unveiled his new plan for expanding background checks on gun sales, while Sturm, Ruger & Co.’s stock climbed nearly 7 percent, to $65.54.

For gun-rights groups, the numbers serve to validate a long-running joke within the industry: Obama is the gun salesman of the year.

Not just of the year…of all time!

“President Obama has single-handedly done more to promote gun ownership than anyone else,” said Erich Pratt, executive director of the Gun Owners of America.

“Gun owners are concerned, and they should be,” Pratt continued. “We see people running to gun stores to buy firearms and ammunition.

If Obama wants to ban it, they want to buy it,” he added.President Obama’s move to tighten gun restrictions follows a string of high-profile shootings and surging sales of firearms — and some experts believe Tuesday’s executive action will only heighten demand.   Read more »

Obama announces that more laws will stop criminals from breaking laws

The world’s greatest gun sales man is going to use executive actions to introduce new gun control laws.

He better get ready for a Supreme Court challenge by the NRA.

From the Oval Office Monday, President Obama, sitting alongside Attorney General Loretta Lynch, announced a new round of executive gun control actions he says are “well within my legal authority.”

The president assured that even the strictest Second Amendment-rights advocate would stand behind his proposals:

It is my strong belief that for us to get our complete arms around the problem, Congress needs to act. What I asked my team to do is to see what more we could do to strengthen our enforcement and prevent guns from falling into the wrong hands.

The good news is, is that these are not only recommendations that are well within my legal authority and the executive branch, but they’re also ones that the overwhelming majority of American people, including gun owners, support and believe in.   Read more »