A study rushed to publication following the Navy Yard shooting.
The Washington Times reports:
The New York Times reports:
Erich Pratt of Gun Owners of America writes in USA Today:
Disarming statistical nonsense coming your way.
“There is quite simply no sound science that shows the use of traditional ammunition has harmed wildlife populations or that it presents a health risk to humans who consume game taken with such ammunition.”
This kind of junk is why there is opposition to the CDC conducting gun research.
“GE Capital is still doing business with merchants with more diverse lines of business, including Wal-Mart Stores, the nation’s largest seller of guns and ammunition, and Dick’s Sporting Goods, he added.”
The American Academy of Pediatrics believes that gun control is a public health issue — no wonder it can’t figure out that mandatory background checks would not have stopped the Newtown tragedy.
Grist.org’s Dave “Nuremberg-Trials-for-Skeptics” Roberts has rude comments about Democrat Senators voting against the gun control bill today.
That didn’t take long.
Gun controllers sure to have fun with this.
Harry Reid killed it.
“I didn’t come here to be popular. I came here to stand for what I believe is true… Let [the political/media elitists] be damned.”
The proposal, authored by Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.), bans 157 different models of assault weapons, as well as magazines containing more than 10 bullets.
Mark Kelly, husband of former Rep. Gabby Giffords and a co-founder of a prominent gun control group, recently purchased an AR-15 rifle from a gun store in Tuscon.
If you think the gun grabbers are only after assault rifles (whatever they are)…
“Feinstein says a veteran may be mentally ill and should be prevented from purchasing firearms.”
“This could violate Fourth Amendment rights as well as Second Amendment rights.”
“A popular hunting shotgun could be banned under one of the bills moving through the state Capitol.”
“Vice-President Joe Biden has a knack for putting his foot in his mouth. Well, someone better find Biden a chair, because he’s now put his other foot in his mouth too.”
Never let a crisis go to waste.
“The new rule would allow authorities to confiscate guns of “unruly” people during an extreme weather event such as the April 2011 tornadoes or any other emergency.”
Why CDC ought not be funded to produce more junk science… if only Adam Lanza had turned his gun on himself before he turned it on others.
“Returning vets were seen as vulnerable to “right-wing extremists” in an April 2009 report by Janet Napolitano’s Homeland Security Dept.”
“The silent media ignore a Colorado Democrat who says women don’t need firearms to defend themselves from predators and a patronizing vice president who says women can’t handle an AR-15 anyway.”
“A growing number of firearm and firearm-related companies have stated they will no longer sell items to states, counties, cities and municipalities that restrict their citizens’ rights to own them.”
“his must be Barack Obama’s way of thanking our veterans for serving.”
Broaden this to all new laws — everywhere — and this is something we could get behind.
“The document puts the administration’s plans into context. Mr. Obama and his allies want to know who owns every single gun in this country, and if they think a gun is scary looking, they will take it away.”
Another high-crime area making things safer for criminals.
A certain New York billionaire wants to use a special election in Illinois to scare politicians across America.
“None of those shooters are gonna register anything.”
During a press conference on gun safety in Philadelphia, Vice President Joe Biden said that any reports that suggest that he was trying to take weapons away from gun owners was a “bunch of malarkey.”
And that would have stopped Adam Lanza, how?
Feinstein’s “assault weapon” ban may get a pro forma vote.
And Krugman actually thinks the government doesn’t tax and spend enough.
“The pro-gun control group Mayors Against Illegal Guns will air an advertisement during the Super Bowl pressing lawmakers to institute universal background checks on firearm sales.”
“The “gun-show loophole” is an exaggeration designed to foster the false impression that this is how the bad guys acquire firearms.”
She said it before she denied it and then admitted it.
Tomorrow’s Congressional testimony today.
“Cops simply aren’t being killed by crooks using exotic, hardened projectiles, but it sounds like a scary possibility.”