Archive for May 2013

Less crime in spite of a lot more guns

Even the Washington Post admits it. Report: Sharp Drop in Gun Violence, But Most Killings Still Involve Firearms Gun violence has dropped dramatically nationwide over the past two decades, but nearly three-quarters of all homicides are still committed with a firearm, the Justice Department said in a report released Tuesday. So, it would be better…

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This day in history…

On May 7, 1775 George Washington left his home at Mount Vernon, Virginia and rode North on his horse to philadelphia to attend the Second Continental Congress. Bill Bennett describes Washington’s ride that day: As he rode along, his thoughts were pulled in opposite directions. Ahead, war loomed—fighting had broken out at Lexington and Concord.…

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Quote of the day

I have never understood why it’s greedy to want to keep the money you have earned, but not greedy to want to take someone else’s money. What is your “fair share” of  what someone else has worked for? — Thomas Sowell

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4th Circuit: Open carry of a firearm does not give police reasonable suspicion to detain

“…where a state permits individuals to openly carry firearms, the exercise of this right, without more, cannot justify an investigatory detention.  Permitting such a justification would eviscerate Fourth Amendment protections for lawfully armed individuals in those states.”  United States v. Nathaniel Black, 4th Circuit, U.S. Court of Appeals, No. 11-5804, February 26, 2013. This means…

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Colorado Democrats opening the door to voter fraud

Senator Greg Brophy, Republican from Wray, Colorado, explains to his colleagues in the Colorado State Senate how HB 13-1303 will make it easy to commit voter fraud in future elections. He urged his fellow Senators to vote “no” to this. Nevertheless, the bill passed in the Senate with all Democrats voting for it and all…

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Another firearms accessories maker leaving Colorado, heading to Wyoming

HiViz will move from Ft. Collins to Laramie, Wyoming in response to Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper signing three restrictive and useless gun bills.  HiViz manufactures gun sights and other accessories. The Colorado Observer reports: HiViz CEO Phil Howe said after Hickenlooper’s bill-signing in March that he could not support a state that shows “a willingness…

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Rape hoaxer at the University of Wyoming

Meg Lanker-Simmons, a student at the University of Wyoming, was apparently the target of a vicious post on the University’s Facebook page. The Laramie Boomerang described the post this way: It described Lanker-Simons as “that chick that runs her liberal mouth all the time and doesn’t care who knows it.” The post also referenced a…

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Lou Gehrig — The Iron Horse

On May 2, 1939, loudspeakers at Yankee Stadium stunned the crowd with the announcement that New York first baseman Lou Gehrig would not be in the day’s lineup. Gehrig, a fan favorite, had compiled a lifetime batting average of .340. He had slugged 493 home runs during his career, including 23 grand slams, and averaged…

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