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Number 728, July 7, 2013

"Obama doesn't seem to have learned
the most important lesson of our
times: never fuck with the geeks."

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Neale's Weekly Gun Rant Volume 17
by Neale Osborn

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Feeling a touch nervous, Colorado Democrat pols? Judging by the responses to your unconstitutional gun bans and magazine capacity limits, you should be. Link How many of you are facing recall elections? exactly how many businesses are leaving Colorado? How many planned hunts (a HUGE source of Colorado income, and the livelihood of thousands in the Rockies) have been cancelled? Oh yeah, you jackasses are gonna feel the pain. Today (6-30-2013) you have a mile a half mile long waiting for the 1500 free 30 round magazines (provided by one of the companies you pissed off, MagPul Industries) and the 18500 others they provided for sale prior to implementation of this unconstitutional law.

It's good to see an Iraqui war vet standing up once again for our rights. Link It's even better to hear him comparing supporting the New York SAFE Act to supporting the USA Patriot Act, TSA, and internment of Japanese descended Americans in concentration camps in WWII. Because he's totally correct. And it's good to hear him. Listen to his heartfelt words in the video contained in the print link. He doesn't speak with proper sentence structure and grammar, but he certainly speaks from the heart and mind.

Missouri's cowardly Democrat—OK, that's saying the same thing twice, but I digress—governor, Jay Nixon, vetoed their new nullification law, referenced in last week's rant. Link I wonder if they have enough votes to override it.... Gotta go finish reading that MSNBC crap. The things I do for you wonderful readers!

I'm going to want to see where this one ends up. Link I do not believe you can actually BE arrested for refusing police access to your house.

Oh what fun it is to see Obama hoist on his own petard. Link First, he orders the CDC to study gun violence to show it's meteoric rise. Ummm, didn't happen. Gun violence is down across the boards. Suicide by gun is high (61% of the 335,600 firearms related deaths in the last decade), a sad thing indeed. as the linked story says,

The study finds that "Between the years 2000-2010 firearm-related suicides significantly outnumbered homicides for all age groups, annually accounting for 61 percent of the more than 335,600 people who died from firearms related violence in the United States."

While this is still a depressing statistic, it supports gun-rights advocates' claims that the country has a mental health problem, not a gun owner problem. In fact, the study found that those who own guns, carry them, and fight back against criminals are actually fare better in dangerous situations.

The report notes that virtually all studies which "assessed the effect of actual defensive uses of guns" found the same thing. There are "consistently lower injury rates among gun-using crime victims compared with victims who used other self-protective strategies."

Yeah, but I hear the liberal whiny-pants gun grabbers saying guns aren't used much for self defense. After all, we almost never read or see it in the mainstream media, do we? The lfties assure us this is true, so it MUST be! From the linked story-

The CDC report finds that "Defensive use of guns by crime victims is a common occurrence." In fact, while exact statistics are hard to come by, the report indicates that "Almost all national survey estimates indicate that defensive gun uses by victims are at least as common as offensive uses by criminals, with estimates of annual uses ranging from about 500,000 to more than 3 million per year, in the context of about 300,000 violent crimes involving firearms in 2008."

So, there's as much as a 10 to 1 ratio of defensive firearm use vs. offensive use, though admittedly the 3 million figure is probably a bit high.

Gun violence has dropped, every year by an average of 5%, since 1993. Put that one in your pipe and smoke it. Oh, and before you bemoan the "fact" that firearms related accidents kill thousands, one last quote from the linked article.

According to the report, "firearm-related death rates for youth ages 15 to 19 declined from 1994 to 2009," while the number of accidental shootings declined as well. The report states that "Unintentional firearm-related deaths have steadily declined during the past century. The number of unintentional deaths due to firearm-related incidents accounted for less than 1 percent of all unintentional fatalities in 2010."

My thanks go to NewsVine seeder RealityCheck for the giving me the linked story through my Gun group on NewsVine. This next one I got from him as well.

Mark Kelly, who most will remember is the hubby of Gabby Giffords, the formerly pro-gun representative who took a bullet to the head and changed her position. Well, he's up to his old tricks again. Link After being turned down in his attempt to buy and AR15 (once for presenting invalid ID, and once because the owner had heard him announce he wasn't buying the gun for personal use, which is prohibited), is going on an anti-gun tour. And, as the linked story points out, despite his demands we ban magazines that hold over 10 rounds, and the ready availability of 10 round magazines for his Glock pistol, HIS wears a 17 round magazine. Another fine example of the Victim Disarmament crowd and their raging hypocrisy. NOTE: I do not hold it against Gabby for her change of stance, even though I find it pathetic to blame the device for the actions of the person. As the JPFO says "Isn't it funny that when a bombing takes place, the media blames the bomber. But when a shooting takes place, they blame the gun." You don't need to be Jewish to join Jews For The Preservation of Firearms Ownership. They are actually on our side, unlike the NRA.

I'm thinking this is a great sign, and a trend to support. Link Indiana Mom's Against Gun Control is a woman's group advocating concealed and open carry and opposing gun control. It's a nice thing to see the ladies fighting for their rights. This one sent to me by Viner Lavender Skye, a pistol packin' babe.

Another victim of the Obama/Holder debacle known as Operation Fast and Furious/ Operation GunWalker. Link Another weapon they failed to track when they forced gunshop owners to violate federal laws and sell to suspected "Straw Man" buyers. This time, instead of a federal Border Patrol agent, or a bunch of anonymous Mexican peasants, one of Mexicos highest law enforcement officers was the victim. I wonder if Mexico will consider THIS an act of war?

Weeelllll, that about does it for this week.

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