Wednesday, September 02, 2015

Gun contol, AGW, Obama's birth certificate ....

This information squares with the findings of a Congressional Research Service (CRS) study covering the slightly shorter period of time from 1994 to 2009. For those years, CRS found that Americans purchased approximately 118 million firearms, and the 1993 “firearm-related murder and non-negligent homicide” rate of 6.6 per 100,000 fell to 3.6 per 100,000 by the year 2000. It eventually fell all the way to 3.2 per 100,000 in 2011.

That is more than a 50 percent reduction in “firearm-related murder and non-negligent homicide.”

Then, in 2009—the year the CRS study ended—Obama took office and gun sales began their climb to record levels, which made covering the gap between the 118 million guns that had been purchased by 2009 and the “170 million new guns” that Americans would own by 2015 an easy gap to bridge.

Breitbart News previously reported that there were 21,093,273 background checks for firearms in 2013 alone. And each of those checks were on buyers who could have legally purchased multiple firearms.

The overarching message is simple—more guns, less crime. Americans have purchased “170 million new guns” since 1991, and violent crime has decreased as gun ownership has increased. [FULL]

Are you shocked?  Of course not.  The opposite result would be shocking.  John R. Lott Jr.'s  book "More Guns, Less Crime: Understanding Crime and Gun Control Laws," did shock a lot of people in 1998, because the media still reported some"bad news" in 1998.  Lott's book caused  panic amongst the gun-grabber lobby.   But wait! 

Just two years later the gun control cavalry  responded with Emory University professor Michael Bellesiles book "Arming America: The Origins of a National Gun Culture.Lott lied, and people died! Joy in Slugville. John Lott was pantsed.   But wait!

A report written a few years later by scholars from  Harvard, Princeton and the University of Chicago, said Bellesiles' failure to cite sources for crucial data "does move into the realm of 'falsification."' It also suggested he omitted other researchers' data that contradicted his arguments.  Emory U. forced  Bellesiles to resign, tenured or not. He resigned.

Okay, I'm just showing off; this is all stuff you knew.  The real story, I think, is that in 2015 the hard core Lib media will no longer report  stuff like "ATF and FBI data showing Americans have purchased “170 million new guns” since 1991, and violent crime has fallen '51 percent;'”  They just won't; because their clientèle do not like bad news.  La la la la la.

Air Disasters Be GONE!

            Techno Thrills


I'm currently watching Smithsonian Channel's Air Disasters, and I have an invention idea©!

I'll guess that well over 50% of the episodes I've watched involved problems where the pilots knew something was wrong, but had no way of knowing that the flaps, or even the entire tail section had gone missing.  They knew there was an electrical problem, but had no way of looking at the fuse box in the cellar. So, WTF! I'm thinking, why in heaven haven't Boeing, or Air Bus, outfitted their  planes with selfie cams that will monitor any part of the plane inside and out?

Yes, many of the disasters involved planes manufactured before this age of the micro-cam, but I was using multi-VHS, remote controlled video cams in the 1980's to tape weddings.  There is no excuse.  I suspect after this post goes viral, airline  manufacturers will be all into Insta-Camming, but you now what?  Good.  If this will help save lives I am not going to profit from it, so I hereby release this invention for the common good. 
(I am not making this up). You're welcome. 

By the by, the screen cap above is from "Fight For Your Life," where a deranged flight engineer tries to take over a FED EX plane.  This episode is super sphincter gripping; trust me.