TWG: Another expert calls to eliminate those so-called “Gun Free Zones” that are responsible for so many mass killings. FBI statistics prove mass murderers and other criminals deliberately select those “Gun Free Zones” to commit their heinous crimes. That’s what cowards do. They don’t choose to commit their mass killings where the victims may be armed. They choose innocent children, mall shoppers and moviegoers in “Gun Free Zones”. If those calling for new gun laws really cared about our children’s safety as they claim to, they would demand an end to creating target-rich environments by banning those zones and not by infringing on the rights of law-abiding citizens, which will only cause an increase in these horrific killings.
Dump gun free school zone law for Christmas, says gun law expert
While political leaders including President Barack Obama are proposing restrictions on ownership of firearms by Americans, a leading gun rights expert on Wednesday is urging the so-called “gun-grabbers” to restrain themselves from passing unconstitutional and ultimately deadly gun laws and, in the “spirit of giving” during this Christmas Season, repeal this nation’s gun-free zones especially in schools.
“As a genuine Christmas gift to America’s school children and their parents, Congress and the White House should cooperate immediately to repeal the Gun-Free School Zones Act of 1990,” gun rights expert John M. Snyder said.
[TWG Note: No surprises here. We know billary hates our Second Amendment because their future at the UN cauldron of evil depends on disarming Americans via the UN gun grabbing schemes or via their false flags leading to the imposition of martial law here in America. Either way, those evil beasts know full well they're in for one HELL of a fight. If they wouldn't have been busted for their gunrunning down to Mexico, they probably would have been much further along in their diabolical schemes. I'm sure we'll hear more about billary (aka hitlery) visit to the UN gun-grabbing-circlejerk session next month. Sure wish more people would PAY ATTENTION to this issue. I see the NRA good-ole-boys finally stopped saying it wasn't a concern. "Bout time.]
The first official identified by name in the Fast and Furious gunwalking investigation has been tied to a similar Minnestoa operation in 1996 where “more than 150 guns flow[ed] into the Twin Cities underworld,” Kevin Diaz of the Star Tribune reported yesterday. Identifying supervisor George Gillette, Jr., who is now a cooperating witness in House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform investigations, Diaz reveals “Gillett was a street agent tracking gun store sales to ‘straw buyers’ working for suspected gang members. Some of those guns turned up in drug busts and crime scenes, including one that was found at the scene of a deadly shootout in north Minneapolis.”
Gillette was first identified as a central figure in the Fast and Furious investigation by a post on CleanUpATF, a whistleblower website aimed at exposing agency corruption, which was first reported by Mike Vanderboegh of Sipsey Street Irregulars in late December, 2010…. (Con’t)
Fourth Amendment rights in action
June 25, 2012
In a remarkable exchange that shows exactly why it pays to know your rights, a law student in Portland, Maine backed down a police officer who had stopped him for no reason other than he was carrying a gun.
After clearly stating that he did not consent to any searches or seizures, the student asked the officer what crime he had been suspected of committing.
The officer stated that he had received calls about a man carrying a gun.
“That is not illegal. Can I have my gun back and be on my way?” the student notes during the incident while filming it on his phone.
“In order to stop me you have to suspect me of a crime.” the man notes.
As Maine is a traditional open carry state, it is perfectly legal and acceptable to carry a firearm openly.
The officer, J McDonald, asks for ID, which the man declines to provide on the grounds that he has not been told he is suspected of any wrongdoing.
The student then notes that being detained without suspicion of any criminal activity violates Delaware v Prouse, and that stopping someone over a legally carried firearm violates US v DeBerry.
Seizure of the weapon with no reasonable suspicion is a violation of Terry v Ohio, and demanding ID without reasonable suspicion is a violation of Brown v Texas, the student also notes.
In a hilarious moment, a female police officer, off camera, asks the man what he has under his shirt, to which he replies “suspenders to keep my pants up”.
Eventually the officer concedes that the man is free to go and take his gun with him.
Although in this instance the stop was handled calmly by the officer, his assertion that it was “routine” highlights how the Fourth amenment to the Constitution is under constant attack every day.
Thankfully some Americans are still choosing to learn and defend their rights. [emphasis added by TWG2A]
. . . to sort simple statistics incorrectly? The answer is, “Just a handful of busy beavers at the Violence Policy Center (VPC).” In April, VPC posted a press release on its website titled “Massachusetts Has Lowest Gun Death Rate in Nation,” the gist of which is that states with lower gun ownership and stronger gun control laws had the lowest rates of gun-related death in 2009, and vice versa. VPC said that the the five states with the lowest firearm-related death rates were Massachusetts, Hawaii, New Jersey, New York and Connecticut (which have relatively less gun ownership) and the five with the highest rates were Louisiana, Alabama, Montana, Wyoming and Mississippi (which have relatively higher gun ownership). The “strong” state-level gun laws VPC had in mind were “assault weapon” bans, purchase permits, and restrictive open and concealed carry laws.
For starters, VPC misleadingly combined firearm-related suicides, homicides and accidents into a “gun death” aggregate, because the risk factors, causes, and solutions to these three types of deaths are not the same. By way of analogy, jumping off the Golden Gate Bridge is not the same thing as having an accident in a swimming pool, or being shoved overboard off the shuffleboard deck of a cruise ship in the middle of the night, even if water is involved in all three.
Secondly, while for better or worse the debate continues over whether this or that gun law could affect gun crime numbers, that’s not so where suicides are concerned. That’s an important factor in this instance, given that suicides account for 60 percent of firearm-related deaths. Studies have shown that gun ownership rates don’t affect overall suicide rates. In Japan, for example, firearms are extremely restricted, and firearm ownership is therefore very uncommon, but the suicide rate is about 1.5 times higher than ours.
And there are examples here at home. As VPC was glad to point out, Hawaii (which has laws that VPC likes) has a relatively low firearm-related suicide rate, and Louisiana and Mississippi (which have laws that VPC doesn’t like) relatively high ones, but Louisiana and Mississippi have lower overall suicide rates than Hawaii. Of course, no reasonable person can believe that suicides can be prevented by an “assault weapon” ban or by prohibiting the carrying of firearms for protection away from home.
Where homicides are concerned, the CDC data used by VPC differed significantly from the figures provided by the FBI in its 2009 crime report. According to the FBI’s data–which is more accurate because it’s based upon police reports–the six states with the lowest murder rates in 2009 were New Hampshire, Iowa, Vermont, Minnesota, Utah and Idaho, all of which are Right-to-Carry states, and none of which bans “assault weapons.” Minnesota requires a purchase permit or 7-day waiting period to buy an “assault weapon,” but Maryland, which also has a waiting period on “assault weapons,” had the third highest murder rate in 2009 and the second highest rate in 2010.
Hawaii, which has an “assault pistol” ban and no RTC law, and which made VPC’s top five list, came in seventh in 2009. But North Dakota, Maine, Wyoming, Nebraska and Oregon–all with RTC laws and none with an “assault weapon” ban–had lower rates than the next state on VPC’s list, Massachusetts, which restricts “assault weapons” and has no RTC law.
Wisconsin and Washington–both with RTC laws and neither with an “assault weapon” ban–had lower rates than the next state on VPC’s list, Connecticut, which has an RTC law, but which bans “assault weapons.”
Alaska, Colorado and Montana–all with RTC laws and no “assault weapon” bans–had lower rates than the next state on VPC’s list, New Jersey, which has no RTC law and which bans “assault firearms.”
And South Dakota–which has an RTC law and no “assault weapon” ban–had a lower rate than the last of VPC’s top five states, New York, which has no RTC law and which bans “assault weapons.” And for those who are counting, New York’s rate was more than double those of nine states that have RTC laws and no “assault weapon” bans.
Firearm accident deaths are so relatively uncommon that the CDC did not provide estimates for their numbers in 29 states, and in another 13 states the CDC said the numbers were too small to allow for reliable estimates. Firearms are involved in only one-third of one percent of accidental deaths, compared to much larger percentages for automobile accidents, falls, drowning, suffocation, and fires. Suffice it to say that states that had the highest rates of firearm accident deaths were among those that had the highest accidental death rates in general.
Finally, VPC used 2002 gun ownership figures, which probably undercounts gun ownership nationally, because in 2002 people were less likely to tell pollsters that they own guns than they are today. Gallup discussed this in its 2011 gun ownership survey. After noting that reported gun ownership was higher than any time since 1993, Gallup said “A clear societal change took place regarding gun ownership in the early 1990s, when the percentage of Americans saying there was a gun in their home or on their property dropped from the low to mid-50s into the low to mid-40s and remained at that level for the next 15 years. Whether this reflected a true decline in gun ownership or a cultural shift in Americans’ willingness to say they had guns is unclear. However, the new data suggest that attitudes may again be changing.”
The states in which people are arguably least likely to report gun ownership are those that restrict firearm ownership most severely, including several of the states that made the VPC’s list.
There was one other thing that VPC neglected to mention. Since 1993, when the firearm-related death rate exceeded 15 per 100,000 population, it has dropped to just over 10 per 100,000–another illustration that more gun ownership has not led to more firearm-related deaths.
Many of us have been sounding the alarm over this looming nightmare for many years now. All you need to do is read the UN website on disarmament to see how they intend to accomplish this diabolical scheme.
The “Operational Guide To The IDDRS” should give EVERY LAST ONE OF YOU serious cause for concern. “IDDRS” stands for “International Disarmament, Demobilization and Reintegration Standards”. I suggest you pay close attention the the section titled “Operations, Programmes & Support” section. That is where you will find out what, EXACTLY, they intend to do to us if we do not comply. Here’s a hint…. it includes plans to eliminate those who show signs they will not comply. Of course, the camps are in there, as are the “re-socialization” of our citizens.
This is not some wacky conspiracy theory. It’s right there in writing for all to see. But who’s looking, right? “Bah! It can’t happen here! This is the United States of America!” you say? Well, how many of you would ever have believed that the United States of America would be overthrown by communists and eugenics freaks? Hmmmmmmm?
This horrid regime squatting in OUR White House has already agreed to relinquish our veto rights at the UN. Do you have ANY idea whatsoever what that means????? WAKE UP.
You can find a plethora of information on this subject here, on the right side of this blog under the “United Nations” section. There, you’ll see meeting notes, agenda, timelines and more.
PLEASE INFORM YOURSELVES TO THIS LOOMING NIGHTMARE. IT’S HAPPENING RIGHT NOW.]
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, Seattle Gun Rights Examiner
Did U.N. remarks reveal Obama global gun control strategy?
At least one veteran Capitol Hill lawmaker is furious and quietly looking into a revealing comment contained in remarks delivered the other day to the United Nations by Laura E. Kennedy, this country’s permanent representative to the Conference on Disarmament.
Hat-Tip Dave Workman, Seattle Gun Rights Examiner. I stole these links from his page to share with you all. Some are already on my blogroll, and those not already there will be added. Thanks Dave! Just passing it along!
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