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The mainstream media is overwhelming anti-2nd Amendment. These people (who overwhelmingly live in urban areas and have likely never actually handled a firearm) keep trying to shove their anti-gun rhetoric down our collective throats even though it’s based on nothing but nonsense.

A perfect example is the recent coverage of Chicago. Of course, shooting deaths in Chicago are still ridiculously high even though they have some of the most restrictive gun control laws in the nation. The mainstream media, in this case, Aidan Quigley writing for Newsweek, goes out of the way to snub President Trump about their gun problems. Quigley quoted Chicago mayor (and former Obama White House Chief of Staff) Rahm Emanuel’s spokesman, Adam Collins, who said,

“Anytime the president wants to drop his political rhetoric and actually partner with our police officers to build on the 14 percent reduction in shootings they’ve achieved this year, we’ll be ready.”

Collins couldn’t be saying that Trump hasn’t been helpful with the Chicago gun problem, could he? Of course, when last year saw the most gun homicides in 19 years (according to CNN), it’s not hard to bring the number down some, is it?

And, yet, even with this decrease, the Chicago Tribune noted that, in the first half of 2017, over 90% of homicides in Chicago were gun related while in New York City, that number was 49%.

Could the reality simply be that all those years of corrupt politicians in Chicago, who (coincidentally?) have been anti-gunners, are really the source of the problem. Maybe it’s people like Rahm Emanuel who arrogantly think that they are the only ones who should be able to protect themselves with guns. Certainly, Chicago Guns Matter founder Rhonda Ezell thinks this is the case. She said,

The mayor walks around every day with armed security paid for by the taxpayers of Chicago, yet he doesn’t want you to go to a gun range and be efficient with the firearm you choose to have in your home for the safety of you or your loved ones.”

 She nailed that one on the head.

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I can’t begin to tell you how sick I am of hearing how “we have to get guns off the streets to protect the children.” It apparently never crosses the mind of a gun-grabber that crazy people are targeting schools precisely because those schools are “gun free zones” where not even faculty are allowed to carry in order to protect those children.

Then gun grabbers want to expand this faulty logic to entire cities, states, and countries. And the result where they succeed with these plans is that innocent people get hurt because criminals don’t follow the law. Criminals know where and how to get guns and will use them whether it is legal or not. Jenn Jacques writes about another tragic incident,

Reports are coming in from Chicago that at least two children have been shot outside of an elementary school on city’s Far South Side.

According to police dispatch reports, the shooting reportedly happened at Warren Elementary School, 9239 S. Jeffrey, in the Calumet Heights neighborhood, at 1:45 p.m. CST this afternoon [June 16, 2017].

The two students were outside on the playground when they heard gunshots in the street, and ran into the school for cover.

Before they could get into the school, the students both sustained non-life threatening injuries. A 7-year-old girl was shot in the thigh and a 13-year-old girl was shot in the hand.

Police scanner traffic said “numerous casings” were found at the scene with at least one witness describing the shooting as a “drive-by”.

A ‘person of ‘ is in custody and being questioned by investigators.

The wounded students were taken in serious condition to Comer Children’s Hospital and are expected to survive.

So, in case any gun control supporter is reading this, let’s be completely clear about this: this shooting happened at an elementary school (a gun free zone) in Chicago (which has some of the strictest gun control measures in the country), and innocent children were still hurt. What makes you think banning guns anywhere else in the country will prevent this kind of insanity from happening?

The simple, unpleasant truth is that gun control won’t stop these kinds of horrible things from happening, but a gun owner on the scene can prevent these types of shootings from becoming mass shootings by stopping the nutcase from firing any more rounds.

Gun control doesn’t stop shootings; responsible gun owners do.

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If you believe the mainstream mass media in America, you would believe that nobody ever needs a gun, and that, certainly, no one in a one of the liberal utopias which have strict gun control laws would want to endanger their own life by having their own gun for any reason.

If you believe that, though, you would be wrong.

The news media has a history of distorting the facts for their anti-gun agenda. For example, the New York Post ran an article on May 14, 2017 with the headline “People have stopped buying guns since Trump took office.” But, if you dig into the article, it actually states,

“In the five full months since Donald Trump was elected president, the FBI has undertaken 1.6 million fewer firearm background checks compared with the same period a year earlier, government statistics show, reflecting slower sales.” (hat tip to here for the source)

Now, to give even more perspective, these “slower sales” still equal 7 million firearms sold in a five month period. Seven million guns sold isn’t exactly a situation where people aren’t buying guns.

And to revisit our original point, people want to (legally) own firearms in politically liberal areas, too. For example, when you think areas buried under gun control laws, you probably think of California, New York City, Detroit or Chicago. However, a May 15. 2017 Associated Press article on cbsnews.com says that “the number of firearm owner identification applications in Chicago doubled” in two years, and “[i]t’s on pace to surpass that this year [2017].” The article goes on to quote Richard Pearson, executive director of the Illinois State Rifle Association:

“People are worried about protecting themselves in the Chicago area […]. People started seeing the value of a concealed carry license.”

So, next time that you read a news article saying the people don’t want guns or that people are happy and feel safe in areas with gun control, remember this post. The fact of the matter is that much of the media isn’t telling the truth about guns, but people, even in politically liberal areas, are starting to wake up to their need to be able to defend themselves.

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Thugs in Chicago have been robbing freight cars loaded with guns. These robberies aren’t exactly the high drama horseback robberies of western folk lore. Basically, thugs get a tip on which railroad cars have weapons in them, then they sneak in at night and steal them.

As law abiding gun owners have been saying for decades; we need to enforce existing laws not create new ones. The perverse political situation in Chicago leads every conversation about crime prevention to gun control, but banning guns from decent people in rural areas does nothing to stem city violence.

Here’s the low-down on the train robberies:

The guns – boxes and boxes of them – are part of shipments that are destined for gun companies or gun shops across the country. But as gangsters have caught on to the practice, they are ransacking these trains and stealing weapons that eventually make their way to the city’s blood-soaked streets.

“Any time you have individuals who can go in and steal guns from a train, that makes the environment very toxic,” said Pastor Cory Brooks, who leads a church around the corner from the freight yard.

The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives said that since 2013, more than 150 firearms have been reported stolen from freight trains. An Associated Press investigation revealed that some were traced to violent crimes and only 16 were recovered.

The City of Chicago is living proof that gun control does nothing to reduce crime, only crime control can do that. Banning cosmetic features on grandpa’s rifle doesn’t put bad guys in jail.

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Tucker Carlson asked a gun grabber a simple question about so-called “assault weapons.” A simple question that gun control advocates can never answer. The result is a lot of deflection, but no straight-forward answer. After all, answering this question honestly pretty much destroys this guys narrative.

Watch he squirm below:

 

The reality is that the vast majority of homicides are not committed with so-called “assault weapons.” Even blunt objects like bats and hammers kill more people each year. Chicago banned ALL HANDGUNS, not just so-called “assault weapons”, and they still have record high crime. The federal government banned so-called “assault weapons” from 1994-2004 and crime is lower today (in most places) than it was during the ban.

A ban on so-called “assault weapons” can’t lower the crime rate by any measurable degree, the reason is simple: very few crimes are being committed with such weapons in the first place. That’s “common sense” liberal gun control in a nutshell. The key to lower crime is to ban guns that law abiding citizens aren’t using to commit crimes, while completely ignoring the enforcement of existing laws designed to take guns that actually are used in crimes from the criminals who possess them.

Should we stop and frisk suspected gang members acting suspiciously on the street corner and confiscate their illegal guns? NO THAT’S RACIST! How about following up on an insane person, like the Sandy Hook shooter, who is on record trying to buy a gun illegally, should we do anything about crazy people failing NICS checks? NO, WE DON’T HAVE THE RESOURCES FOR THAT, INSTEAD LETS GO AFTER 80 MILLION LAW ABIDING CITIZENS. The struggle continues…

 

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