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GUNS: News Roundup (Feb. 18 – 24, 2013)

Posted by FactReal on February 19, 2013

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Mass-Murderer Urges for GUN BAN in his Manifesto

Posted by FactReal on February 8, 2013

MASS-MURDERER CHRIS DORNER WANTS GUN CONTROL
In his manifesto alleged cop-killer Chris Dorner urges Democrats to pass gun control laws to limit Americans’ right to keep and bear arms. Dorner also regurgitates the talking points from the liberal media (who he admires to no end) to vilify the National Rifle Association (NRA) and blame its vice-president for the gun crimes perpetrated by criminals and crazy people.

Dorner obviously ignores the fact that even though the U.S. is #1 in gun ownership in the world, it is #28 in gun murder rate. Evidence from 59 countries show that countries with significantly higher gun ownership have greater political and civil liberties.

How absurd: A mass-murderer, who is currently on a vengeful murder spree against police officers in Los Angeles, wants law-abiding Americans not to be able to obtain guns to protect themselves from people like him!!

Americans are saying, ‘With Dorner on the run, I wish I had a gun to protect myself.’

Mass-murderer Chris Dorner's Facebook Manifesto wants Assault Weapon ban and gun control laws
(Highlights added)

If you had a well regulated AWB, this would not happen. The time is now to reinstitute a ban that will save lives. Why does any sportsman need a 30 round magazine for hunting? Why does anyone need a suppressor? Why does anyone need a AR15 rifle? … Who in there right mind needs a fucking silencer!!! who needs a freaking SBR AR15? No one. No more Virginia Tech, Columbine HS, Wisconsin temple, Aurora theatre, Portland malls, Tucson rally, Newtown Sandy Hook. Whether by executive order or thru a bi-partisan congress an assault weapons ban needs to be re-instituted. Period!!!

Mia Farrow said it best. “Gun control is no longer debatable, it’s not a conversation, its a moral mandate.”

Sen. Feinstein, you are doing the right thing in leading the re-institution of a national AWB. Never again should any public official state that their prayers and thoughts are with the family. That has become cliche’ and meaningless. Its time for action. Let this be your legacy that you bestow to America. Do not be swayed by obstacles, antagaonist, and naysayers. Remember the innocent children at Austin, Kent, Stockton, Fullerton, San Diego, Iowa City, Jonesboro, Columbine, Nickel Mines, Blacksburg, Springfield, Red Lake, Chardon, Aurora, and Newtown. Make sure this never happens again!!!

[…]

Mr. Vice President, do your due diligence when formulating a concise and permanent national AWB plan. Future generations of Americans depend on your plan and advisement to the president. I’ve always been a fan of yours and consider you one of the few genuine and charismatic politicians. Damn, sounds like an oxymoron calling you an honest politician. It’s the truth.

[…]

Wayne LaPierre, President of the NRA, you’re a vile and inhumane piece of shit. You never even showed 30 seconds of empathy for the children, teachers, and families of Sandy Hook. You deflected any type of blame/responsibility and directed it toward the influence of movies and the media. You are a failure of a human being. May all of your immediate and distant family die horrific deaths in front of you.

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The “Assault Weapon” Myth

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Gun Stats: U.S. #1 in Gun Ownership; #28 in Gun Murder Rate

Posted by FactReal on February 7, 2013

KEY FACTS
• The US has the highest civilian gun ownership rate in the world: Nearly 89 guns per 100 people. Followed by: Yemen (55 per 100 people), Switzerland (46 per 100 people), etc.
• The US is number 28 in firearm murder rate: 2.97 per 100,000 people.
• The worst firearm murder rate belongs to Honduras, El Salvador and Jamaica.

Rank by Gun Ownership – Top 10 Listed

Country % of homicides by firearm Number of homicides by firearm Homicide by firearm rate per 100,000 pop Rank by rate of ownership Average firearms per 100 people Average total all civilian firearms
United States 60 9,146 2.97 1 88.8 270,000,000
Yemen 2 54.8 11,500,000
Switzerland 72.2 57 0.77 3 45.7 3,400,000
Finland 19.8 24 0.45 4 45.3 2,400,000
Serbia 33.1 45 0.46 5 37.8 3,050,000
Cyprus 26.3 5 0.46 6 36.4 275,000
Saudi Arabia 7 35 6,000,000
Iraq 8 34.2 9,750,000
Uruguay 46.5 93 2.8 9 31.8 1,100,000
Sweden 33.9 37 0.41 10 31.6 2,800,000
Rank by Gun Murder Rate – All Countries Listed
Rank by Gun Murder Rate Country % of  
homicides
by firearm
Number of
homicides
by firearm
Homicide   by firearm rate per 100,000 pop Rank by rate of ownership Average   firearms per 100 people Average   total all civilian firearms
1 Honduras 83.4 5,201 68.43 88 6.2 500,000
2 El   Salvador 76.9 2,446 39.9 92 5.8 400,000
3 Jamaica 75.6 1,080 39.4 74 8.1 215,000
4 Venezuela 79.5 11,115 38.97 59 10.7 2,850,000
5 Guatemala 84 5,009 34.81 49 13.1 1,650,000
6 Saint   Kitts and Nevis 85 17 32.44
7 Trinidad   and Tobago 72.1 365 27.31 129 1.6 21,000
8 Colombia 81.1 12,539 27.09 91 5.9 2,700,000
9 Belize 52.3 68 21.82 62 10 29,000
10 Puerto   Rico 94.8 692 18.3
11 Brazil 70.8 34,678 18.1 75 8 14,840,000
12 South   Africa 45 8,319 17.03 50 12.7 5,950,000
13 Dominican   Republic 65.5 1,618 16.3 99 5.1 450,000
14 Panama 75 569 16.18 26 21.7 700,000
15 Bahamas 61.2 52 15.37 98 5.3 17,000
16 Ecuador 68.7 1,790 12.73 142 1.3 370,000
17 Guyana 61.3 85 11.46 45 14.6 110,000
18 Mexico 54.9 11,309 9.97 42 15 15,500,000
19 Philippines 49.9 7,349 8.93 105 4.7 3,900,000
20 Paraguay 56.1 466 7.35 37 17 1,000,000
21 Anguilla 24 1 7.14
22 Nicaragua 42.1 338 5.92 77 7.7 395,000
23 Saint   Vincent and the Grenadines 30 6 5.49
24 Zimbabwe 65.6 598 4.78 106 4.4 400,000
25 Costa   Rica 57.3 201 4.59 64 9.9 430,000
26 Argentina 52 1,198 3.02 62 10.2 3,950,000
27 Barbados 40 8 2.99 76 7.8 21,000
28 United   States 60 9,146 2.97 1 88.8 270,000,000
29 West   Bank & Gaza 72.4 105 2.95 118 3.4 125,000
30 Liechtenstein 100 1 2.82
31 Uruguay 46.5 93 2.8 9 31.8 1,100,000
32 Peru 50.8 757 2.63 33 18.8 750,000
33 Sierra   Leone 87.7 128 2.28 164 0.6 34,000
34 Chile 37.3 353 2.16 59 10.7 1,750,000
35 Albania 65.9 56 1.76 70 8.6 270,000
36 Maldives 62.5 5 1.63 85 6.5 21,000
37 Congo,   Dem Rep 33.2 248 1.56 137 1.4 800,000
38 Sri   Lanka 21.1 291 1.48 133 1.5 300,000
39 Cambodia 36.7 187 1.44 109 4.3 600,000
40 Kazakhstan 12.5 210 1.34 142 1.3 200,000
41 Macedonia 62.5 25 1.21 20 24.1 490,000
42 Bangladesh 43.6 1,456 1.12 169 0.5 700,000
43 Vietnam 52.9 834 0.99 128 1.7 1,100,000
44 Uganda 10.5 280 0.87 137 1.4 400,000
45 Switzerland 72.2 57 0.77 3 45.7 3,400,000
46 Turkey 16.9 535 0.77 52 12.5 9,000,000
47 Lebanon 36.5 31 0.76 28 21 750,000
48 Italy 66.7 417 0.71 55 11.9 7,000,000
49 Belgium 39.5 70 0.68 34 17.2 1,800,000
50 Bulgaria 29.7 51 0.67 88 6.2 480,000
51 Luxembourg 42.9 3 0.62 41 15.3 70,000
52 Egypt 69.1 453 0.57 115 3.5 1,900,000
53 Taiwan 15.9 128 0.56 106 4.4 725,000
54 Georgia 13.3 24 0.55 79 7.3 330,000
55 Kyrgyzstan 8.3 28 0.54 156 0.9 45,000
56 Canada 32 173 0.51 13 30.8 9,950,000
57 Jordan 38.8 26 0.49 58 11.5 630,000
58 Bosnia   and Herzegovina 24.7 18 0.48 34 17.3 675,000
59 Ireland 42 21 0.48 70 8.6 360,000
60 Serbia 33.1 45 0.46 5 37.8 3,050,000
61 Cyprus 26.3 5 0.46 6 36.4 275,000
62 Finland 19.8 24 0.45 4 45.3 2,400,000
63 Liberia 13.2 17 0.43 129 1.6 51,000
64 Sweden 33.9 37 0.41 10 31.6 2,800,000
65 Portugal 33.8 44 0.41 72 8.5 900,000
66 Croatia 34.7 17 0.39 26 21.7 950,000
67 Zambia 11.7 28 0.35 68 8.9 230,000
68 Netherlands 30.7 55 0.33 112 3.9 510,000
69 Nepal 13.3 84 0.3 159 0.8 205,000
70 Armenia 13 9 0.29 52 12.5 380,000
71 Northern   Ireland 4.5 5 0.28 25 21.9 380,000
72 Denmark 31.9 15 0.27 54 12 650,000
73 Greece 34.9 29 0.26 23 22.5 2,500,000
74 India 7.6 3,093 0.26 110 4.2 46,000,000
75 Estonia 3.9 3 0.24 65 9.2 123,000
76 Cuba 4.4 27 0.24 104 4.8 545,000
77 Malaysia 13.4 64 0.24 133 1.5 370,000
78 Austria 29.5 18 0.22 14 30.4 2,500,000
79 Latvia 4.6 5 0.22 32 19 280,000
80 Moldova 3.3 8 0.22 83 7.1 300,000
81 Ukraine 4.5 100 0.22 84 6.6 3,100,000
82 Tajikistan 15.6 15 0.22 153 1 65,000
83 Spain 21.8 90 0.2 61 10.4 4,500,000
84 Germany 26.3 158 0.19 15 30.3 25,000,000
85 Czech   Republic 11 20 0.19 38 16.3 1,600,000
86 Slovakia 11.2 10 0.18 73 8.3 450,000
87 Lithuania 2.5 6 0.18 160 0.7 135,000
88 New   Zealand 13.5 7 0.16 22 22.6 925,000
89 Qatar 16.7 1 0.14 31 19.2 520,100
90 Australia 11.5 30 0.14 42 15 3,050,000
91 Belarus 2.5 12 0.12 79 7.3 710,000
92 Azerbaijan 6.5 11 0.12 115 3.5 290,000
93 Mongolia 1.4 3 0.11 126 1.9 50,000
94 Mauritius 2 1 0.1 44 14.7 180,000
95 Slovenia 15.4 2 0.1 47 13.5 270,000
96 Turkmenistan 2.4 5 0.1 114 3.8 180,000
97 Israel 11.7 6 0.09 79 7.3 500,000
98 Poland 7.1 35 0.09 142 1.3 510,000
99 England   and Wales 6.6 41 0.07 88 6.2 3,400,000
100 Hungary 5 7 0.07 93 5.5 560,000
101 France 9.6 35 0.06 12 31.2 19,000,000
102 Algeria 4.8 20 0.06 78 7.6 1,900,000
103 Norway 8.1 2 0.05 11 31.3 1,400,000
104 Korea,   South 1.7 14 0.03 149 1.1 510,000
105 Romania 1.3 5 0.02 160 0.7 160,000
106 Singapore 5.9 1 0.02 169 0.5 22,000
107 Japan 1.8 11 0.01 164 0.6 710,000
108 Bermuda 0 0 0
109 Grenada 0 0 0
110 Hong   Kong 0 0 0
111 Monaco 0 0 0
112 Yemen 2 54.8 11,500,000
113 Saudi   Arabia 7 35 6,000,000
114 Iraq 8 34.2 9,750,000
115 Iceland 0 0 0 15 30.3 90,000
116 Oman 17 25.4 650,000
117 Bahrain 0 0 0 18 24.8 180,000
118 Kuwait 18 24.8 630,000
119 Montenegro 21 23.1 150,000
120 United   Arab Emirates 24 22.1 1,000,000
121 Equatorial   Guinea 29 19.9 100,000
122 Kosovo 30 19.5 415,000
123 Angola 34 17.3 2,800,000
124 Thailand 39 15.6 10,000,000
125 Libya 40 15.5 900,000
126 Gabon 46 14 190,000
127 Suriname 48 13.4 60,000
128 Namibia 51 12.6 260,000
129 Malta 0 0 0 55 11.9 48,000
130 Pakistan 57 11.6 18,000,000
131 Somalia 66 9.1 750,000
132 Russia 68 8.9 12,750,000
133 Iran 79 7.3 3,500,000
134 Swaziland 86 6.4 72,000
135 Kenya 86 6.4 740,000
136 Scotland 93 5.5 280,000
137 Sudan 93 5.5 2,000,000
138 Seychelles 96 5.4 4,600
139 Cape   Verde 96 5.4 9,500
140 Mozambique 99 5.1 1,000,000
141 Morocco 101 5 1,500,000
142 Botswana 102 4.9 87,000
143 China 102 4.9 40,000,000
144 Myanmar 111 4 2,000,000
145 Syria 112 3.9 735,000
146 Bhutan 115 3.5 22,000
147 Djibouti 119 2.8 22,000
148 Bolivia 119 2.8 260,000
149 Cameroon 119 2.8 340,000
150 Lesotho 122 2.7 47,000
151 Congo 122 2.7 100,000
152 Côte   d´Ivoire 124 2.4 400,000
153 Senegal 125 2 230,000
154 Comoros 127 1.8 11,000
155 Guinea-Bissau 129 1.6 25,000
156 Mauritania 129 1.6 50,000
157 Uzbekistan 133 1.5 1,200,000
158 Nigeria 133 1.5 2,000,000
159 Brunei 0 0 0 137 1.4 5,400
160 Benin 137 1.4 120,000
161 Tanzania 137 1.4 550,000
162 Laos 145 1.2 71,000
163 Papua   New Guinea 145 1.2 71,000
164 Guinea 145 1.2 110,000
165 Burundi 145 1.2 200,000
166 Chad 149 1.1 109,000
167 Mali 149 1.1 143,000
168 Burkina   Faso 149 1.1 148,000
169 Central   African Republic 153 1 40,000
170 Togo 153 1 60,000
171 Gambia 157 0.8 123,000
172 Madagascar 157 0.8 150,000
173 Malawi 160 0.7 92,000
174 Niger 160 0.7 93,000
175 Rwanda 164 0.6 58,000
176 Korea,   North 164 0.6 130,000
177 Haiti 164 0.6 190,000
178 Fiji 169 0.5 4,000
179 Eritrea 169 0.5 20,000
180 Indonesia 169 0.5 1,000,000
181 Solomon   Islands 0 0 0 174 0.4 1,800
182 Ghana 174 0.4 80,000
183 Ethiopia 174 0.4 320,000
184 East   Timor 177 0.3 3,000
185 Tunisia 178 0.1 9,000

Note: Some data not available for some nations, but the dataset does include most developed nations.

SOURCES
“Gun homicides and gun ownership listed by country,” The Guardian (London), July 22, 2012
●http://www.guardian.co.uk/news/datablog/2012/jul/22/gun-homicides-ownership-world-list/print#data

United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC), Annual Crime Survey – Firearm Homicides
●http://www.unodc.org/unodc/en/data-and-analysis/statistics/data.html

“Estimating Civilian Owned Firearms,” Small Arms Survey Research Notes (Number 9, September 2011) (Small Arms Survey is a research project at the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies in Geneva, Switzerland)
●http://www.smallarmssurvey.org/fileadmin/docs/H-Research_Notes/SAS-Research-Note-9.pdf

Stephen Gutowski, “U.S. #1 By Far In Gun Ownership – But, Only 28th In Gun Murder Rate,” CNSNews, February 6, 2013
●http://cnsnews.com/blog/stephen-gutowski/us-1-far-gun-ownership-only-28th-gun-murder-rate

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Dictionary: ILLEGAL ALIEN = A Foreigner who has Entered a Country Unlawfully

Posted by FactReal on February 6, 2013

THE TERM ‘ILLEGAL ALIEN’ DOES NOT CONNOTE RACISM
According to Dictionary.com:

illegal alien
noun
1. a foreigner who has entered or resides in a country unlawfully or without the country’s authorization.

2. a foreigner who enters the U.S. without an entry or immigrant visa, especially a person who crosses the border by avoiding inspection or who overstays the period of time allowed as a visitor, tourist, or businessperson. Compare resident alien.

Also called illegal immigrant.

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Definition of Illegal Alien = A Foreigner who has Entered a Country Unlawfully
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Democrat Rep. John Conyers: Please don’t use the term ‘illegal immigrants’ — say ‘out of status’ or ‘new Americans’

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The Assault Weapon Myth

Posted by FactReal on January 31, 2013

There is NO such Thing as an “Assault Weapon”
Via DanaLoeschRadio.com:

First and foremost there is no such thing as an “assault weapon.” Any device used to assault (a behavior or action) someone can be defined as an “assault weapon.” There exist fully automatic firearms and semi automatic firearms, period. There technically is no such thing as an “assault rifle,” either…The problem with using this phrase to define scary-looking rifles is that it betrays a gross lack of knowledge on firearms…[C]alling any of these rifles “assault rifles” used in the Sandy Hook shooting and any other such tragedies…it’s simply nothing more than irresponsible reporting and commentary from individuals who should know better.

…It’s a tactic to encourage public prejudice against scary-looking guns and part of the overall strategy to ban them outright. You can purchase a pellet gun that is closely modeled to resemble an AR-15; just because it looks like an AR-15 (and AR stands for the manufacturer’s name, ArmaLite, not ”assault rifle”) doesn’t mean that it’s an “assault rifle,” no more than a semi-automatic similar in looks to a fully automatic makes the semi an “assault rifle.”

If the left can move conservatives into using their misused terminology, they’ve already won ground in the anti-Second Amendment battle. When we start taking on the language of the left, we are no longer defending our position, we will have ceded it. We can’t afford such mistakes.

Semi-automatic weapons fire one bullet with each trigger pull
Via The Washington Times:

Obama and his allies, such as Mrs. Feinstein, deliberately misuse the term “assault weapon” to confuse the public. Assault weapons are machine guns, automatic rifles that continue to fire until the trigger is released. These guns have been highly regulated since 1934 and are never used in crimes. The guns that this [Feinstein’s] congressional bill targets are simply the standard semi-automatic weapons that fire one bullet with each trigger pull.

The AR-15 fires small caliber bullets (.22), which has one-tenth the power of the standard military round
(AR stands for the manufacturer’s name, ArmaLite, not “Assault Rifle”)
Via The Washington Times:

The best illustration of this deception is Mrs. Feinstein’s placing of the “Armalite M15 22LR Carbine” on her list of items that she claims have the sole purpose “to hold at the hip if possible, to spray fire to be able to kill large numbers.” This particular weapon fires a .22 long rifle cartridge, which has one-tenth the power of the standard military round and is generally suited for plinking tin cans or hunting small varmints. It simply looks like a military rifle, which fits Mrs. Feinstein’s effort to eliminate items that look scary to her.

SEMI-AUTOMATICS 101 (Aired 1/18/2013)
National & World champion pistol shooter Jessie Duff demonstrates the different caliber and firing power of semi-automatic rifles (including the AR-15) on the Hannity Show.
(Jessie Duff’s sites: Twitter, Facebook)

Other video source: here

GUN MYTHS DEBUNKED (Aired 1/22/2013)
Jessie Duff: “These are all semiautomatic firearms and when you pull the trigger once it fires once. They don’t spray bullets everywhere like you see in Hollywood or in the movies or video games.”
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Senate Gun Hearing – Videos the Media Won’t Show You

Posted by FactReal on January 30, 2013

Following are videos that the liberal media don’t want you to see about today’s gun control hearing held by the U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee:
U.S. Senator Ted Cruz Destroys Several Gun Myths
Other video sources: here, here
His website: http://cruz.senate.gov
Slides: Here, here

Gayle Trotter: “Guns Make Women Safer”
U.S. Senator Lindsey Graham: “Opposing Gun Control is not Unreasonable”
Law Professor Dave Kopel
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Video of entire hearing
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Feinstein’s List of Banned Guns, Bill Text, Analyses (PDF)
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Evidence from 59 countries: Gun control is a threat to human liberty
Guns decrease murder rates

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