Archive for the ‘Self Defense’ Category

Easier access to concealed firearms is associated with significantly higher rates of handgun-related homicide, according to a new study.

Source: More permissive concealed-carry laws linked to higher homicide rates — ScienceDaily

Once again, “researchers”, either incompetent or by political agenda, mistake correlation with causality.  Dangerous neighborhoods beget law-abiding people to request concealed carry permits for their protection.  It is the dangerous neighborhoods that are the causal factor.  Concealed carrying citizens do not make neighborhoods dangerous.

Look no further than Chicago, where obtaining a concealed carry permit is virtually impossible.  Chicago has the strictest gun laws in the country, yet the highest homicide rates.  That example, alone, should tell the reader that this “study” is manure; pure garbage.

AuntieBS

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An estimated 3 million adult American handgun owners carry a firearm loaded and on their person on a daily basis, and 9 million do so on a monthly basis, new research indicates. The vast majority cited protection as their primary reason for carrying a firearm. It is the first research in more than 20 years to scrutinize why, how often, and in what manner US adults carry loaded handguns.

Source: Three million Americans carry loaded handguns daily, study finds: Most are male, and cite protection as primary reason; ‘significant’ public health implications, researchers say — ScienceDaily

If guns were the problem, this alone would be scary.  Since all these people do NOT commit gun crimes, it pretty much refutes the anti-gun meme.

AuntieBS

Sadly, we are permeated with BULLSHIT throughout our society.  People killing in the name of religion, people spreading viruses and other malware, politicians defying our Constitution, pundits lying to the public, cannabis is illegal while countless harmful drugs– many endorsed by the FDA– are FAR more dangerous.  The list goes on.

This 6 minute video about gun crime/facts is a MUST WATCH if you are anti bullshit!

https://www.youtube.com/embed/pELwCqz2JfE?rel=0&autoplay=true

Auntie BS

David Codrea: The Going Rate | The Daily Caller.

There is a lot of anti-gun propaganda being foist on us incessantly, touting how great it is in the U.K., because guns are illegal.  Well, they have THREE TIMES the number of assaults, rapes, and violent robberies than the U.S. does, maybe more.

This definitely belongs in the BULLSHIT category of misleading the public.  Remember– when seconds count, the police are only minutes away.  People– citizens, victims– are the first responders to a crime.  In Israel, 2 days ago, A Palestinian threw acid on a family and an armed passer-by shot the Palestinian and held him until police arrived.

Guns do not kill, but ANY weapon in a criminal’s hands, can and often do.  Law-abiding gun owners are RARELY a problem to anyone, yet the naive pass restrictions on the 99.9999% of gun owners who are NOT a problem to anyone, in a misguided attempt to thwart the 0.0001% of the criminals….who do NOT heed the new laws (or old ones) in the first place.  Folks, think rationally, vote rationally.

AuntieBS

FFN#5 Gun Owners – Calling you out – YouTube.

This pro 2nd Amendment video epitomizes what is wrong with our country.  The 2nd Amendment explicitly states that our rights to bear arms “…shall not be infringed”.  Moreover, the 10th Amendment explicitly states that powers not granted to the federal government, belong to the states.  Yet, federal raids for cannabis continue in states that have legalized cannabis.  What makes the government– ANY government– think that it has the right to dictate what we can or cannot ingest?  I can understand regulating our public behavior— no one wants drunks or stoners staggering around in public, being obnoxious or dangerous, but I cannot imagine the justification for dictating what can or cannot be ingested in one’s home, let alone a plant that grows naturally.

Infringements on our right occurs because we LET them occur.  When police violate our Constitutional rights– when they harass, search, detain, with no probable cause– we cower and obey, whether they have the legal right or not.  We should create an uproar, like that in Ferguson (not violent, though), every time our government denies us our Constitutional rights, whether the subject is guns, drugs, cannabis, illegal spying, or other demands, and get widespread media attention.  If we don’t demand our rights, they will be removed.

You have all read about the frog in boiling water, but I will remind you, nevertheless.  If you put a frog into hot or boiling water, it will immediately jump out, but if you put in in cool water, then gradually raise the temperature, you will kill the frog, since it will die before it notices that the water is hot.  Well, this same analogy depicts what is happening to our Constitutional rights.  Little by little, the government ILLEGALLY usurps power, and if we don’t cry FOUL, they get away with it.  Just look at the seizure laws– cops can take everything you own, without charging you with a crime, and your life is ruined, in COMPLETE defiance of Constitutional rights!

I urge you to raise holy hell (non-violently) and get as much media attention as you can, every time a Constitutional right is denied.  It’s time to take back our government from this control freaks, and restore it to WE, THE PEOPLE!

AuntieBS

Bloomberg Moms’ political spots relied on deceptive voter manipulation – National gun rights | Examiner.com.

I know that most readers are here for the cannabis info, but this is another one of my hot buttons– the LIES surrounding both cannabis and guns, that people unfamiliar with one or the other, believe when politicians and other LIE to us.

NONE of these feel-good, “common sense” laws would have prevented ANY of the mass shootings we’ve read about.  All these laws do is disarm law-abiding citizens WHO ARE NOT THE PROBLEM!  Do you REALLY believe a “NO GUNS” or “GUN FREE ZONE” sign would stop a criminal intent on harming others?  Seriously?  If it did, we could just put up “NO CRIME” signs and be done with it.  It’s political BULLSHIT, just like the BULLSHIT they try to spread about cannabis, and then use that BS to take people’s children away, because the parents have an ailment for which they use cannabis.  It’s ABSURD!

I urge my readers to use common sense in ALL these cases.  When allegations are made, determine if they are true, and more importantly, determine if any feel-good proposals will actually do anything to make us safer or healthier.

AuntiBS

Gun Myths Gone in Five Minutes: ABC News 20/20 – YouTube.