More Evidence of Gun Benefits

ScreenHunter_69 Dec. 24 10.17From Reason.com:

An economist at a left-leaning university (Quinnipiac, which has a very influential political polling operation) just released a study of concealed weapons laws & crime rates.

“Using data for the period 1980 to 2009 and controlling for state and year fixed effects, the results of the present study suggest that states with restrictions on the carrying of concealed weapons had higher gun-related murder rates than other states. It was also found that assault weapons bans did not significantly affect murder rates at the state level. These results suggest that restrictive concealed weapons laws may cause an increase in gun-related murders at the state level. The results of this study are consistent with some prior research in this area, most notably Lott and Mustard (1997).”

Another observation from Reason:

“The most recent Reason-Rupe poll reports that 63 percent of Americans don’t believe that stricter gun laws would keep weapons out of the hands of criminals.”

I realize that these observations are old news to gun owners.  But having respected establishment media organizations admit them is a relatively new thing.  And having these facts in your back pocket can help you shut down the lies of anti-gunners that you will inevitably end up debating in your life.

 

Connecticut Gun & Magazine Registration

Fool's Errand

Fool’s Errand

To those of you who reside in CT and own an “assault weapon” or a magazine that can hold 11 or more bullets: the deadline for registering them is December 31.  Meaning, your registration application must be postmarked by December 31, 2013.

Before you make a decision on whether or not to comply with Gov. Malloy’s Gestapo, you must understand that a separate “assault rifle” registration form must be completed for each gun you intend to register.  And that each of those forms must have your right thumbprint on it, and be notarized.  And each form must include a copy of the original purchase receipt or DPS-3-C form that was filled out at the time of purchase to prove that you owned the gun prior to April 4, 2013.  In the absence of those sale documents, you must include a signed & notarized affidavit with each form attesting to the fact that you owned the gun prior to 4/4/13.  Free advice: print extra forms and thumbprint the blanks until you get clear images, then fill out those forms.

For magazines, you can register multiple calibers/capacities on a single form, and no notary is required.  Once again, you are required to provide a receipt or affidavit to attest that you owned the magazines prior to 4/4/13.  But the affidavit must be notarized!

The forms you need:

dps-414-c  (assault rifle form)

CCDL_Assault_Weapon_Affidavit

CCDL_despp-0788-c_magazine_declaration_affidavit (form & affidavit)

The legwork required to complete this process is significant.  You must do an inventory (and it had better be accurate!).  Figure out which items are covered by the poorly-written law.  Fill out forms, do thumbprints, get them notarized.  And if you are smart, you will submit them by certified or registered mail.  So if you haven’t started, you had better start soon.

The decision to comply, or not comply, with this Nazi-inspired registration scheme is not one to be taken lightly.  I offer no advice on that topic.

I will say that the law states that you must keep the “assault weapon” certificate (which the DPS will return to you after they process it) with the “assault weapon” at all times (so you had better find a way to protect it from damage!).  And also that the State already has a database of DPS-3-C forms from the purchase of all guns.

And that the law says you are permitted to transport the “assault weapon” to a place of sale/repair or to a shooting range, but NOT to any other destination.  Which means that if you plan to stop for a burger on the way home from the range, you might become a felon.

Not sure whether to conclude this post by saying: Caveat Emptor …or: Arbeit Macht Frei.

 

The Times They Are A-Changin’…

Sorry Charlie!

Sorry Charlie!

Well, well.  Looks like some pretty serious cracks are developing in the prevailing front of liberal socialism that has been crowding Americans for the last 50 years.

First, Obamacare is finally being recognized as a colossal mistake by those who most fervently endorsed it.  Not a surprise to anyone that used their brain to run the numbers, but those aren’t the people who supported Obamacare.

And in deep-blue Chicago, the inner-city residents have finally seen through the smoke & mirrors of liberalism and decided that they don’t like the way their plantation is being run:

On Thursday, a town hall meeting hosted by Al Sharpton and the National Action Network to address gun violence exploded into a revolt against “Chicago Machine” politics, Mayor Rahm Emanuel, and the aldermen in City Hall, with panel and audience members calling to vote out their elected officials.

“Calls for more gun control laws and getting guns off the streets were nonexistent and not mentioned by residents throughout the session.”

When seconds count, the police are only minutes away…

But don’t worry folks!  The Department of Homeland Security is hard at work protecting us from the grave threat of…unlicensed sports apparel.

 

Obama Assault on The Second Amendment

Asshole-in-Chief

Asshole-in-Chief

Well, to anyone that was paying attention to who Barack Obama really was when he first ran for U.S. Senate, it was clear that he was a calculating socialist with a well-funded public-relations team.  A look at the traitorous mob that he surrounded himself with (the Chicago Machine, Bill Ayers, etc.) cemented the impression that his true values were unAmerican to the core.

But he was an eager, brazen liar, and he employed many other liars (of various skill levels of lying), and he had the zealous unquestioning support of the liberal media behind him.  And he coasted into office despite his lack of qualifications and many unanswered questions about his past.

Since taking office, he has put into motion a wide variety of schemes to undermine the traditional American way of life and traditional social values.  Some were overt maneuvers; some were hidden.  But all were calculated to adhere to his mentor Saul Alinsky’s Rules for Radicals.

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Another Colorado Recall

Payback is...her

Payback is…her

Another left-wing gun-hating legislator in Colorado is the subject of a recall initiative:

“Now, another anti-gun senator’s seat is in jeopardy.  Democratic Senator Evie Hudak has a list of recall signatures that is gaining momentum.  But, there’s even more at stake this time.  As a result of last month’s recall, the Democrats now hold a majority in the senate by only one seat.  Hudak’s recall would swing the balance.”
More:
Hudak is a popular figure among Democrats, despite her propensity for landing in the papers for the wrong reasons. Just last week, she landed in hot water after being caught on camera surfing Facebook and sending unrelated tweets during a hearing on parole reform.  In March, Hudak dismissed a rape victim who testified that she wished she’d had a gun by saying “statistics are not on your side.”
I am hopeful that this recall will succeed, and glad that the gun-grabbers are suffering for their stupidity.  If the DemocRATS lose their majority in the Colorado senate, that will be a strategic advantage.  And this water buffalo can go back to grazing buffets.
But, sadly, this does nothing to stop the national efforts to ban guns.  And it certainly doesn’t help gun owners in formerly purple but now deep blue Connecticut.