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Dean Weingarten


You can see from the chart below that Russia has about twice as many homicides per hundred thousand as the United States, even though Russia has very restrictive laws on possession and carrying of firearms.   If you look at the chart below created by ABC, the United States seems to be an outlier. No data …

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The possibility of infection during and after a defensive gun use has long been a matter of concern. On the positive side, guns give you some “stand off” distance; they are effective without coming into direct contact with the attacker.  On the negative side, if you have to shoot someone, there will be lots of …

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So claims Charles Gallagher, a sociologist at La Salle University.  From CNN: “Whites walking down Main Street with an AK-47 are defenders of American values; a black man doing the same thing is Public Enemy No. 1,” says Gallagher, a professor at La Salle University in Pennsylvania. Fortunately, we know that Charles Gallagher is wrong. …

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In the United States, armed citizens are seldom robbed.   When they are, it is usually because the robber does not know that they are armed, and simply makes a mistake in victim selection.   That may be what happened with an Illinois police officer.  It happened on 7 September, 2014.   From wgntv.com: An off-duty Harvey …

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Alan Gottlieb, at the Gun Rights Policy Conference, asked a very scary question.  It is a question loaded with bad premises, freighted with unintended consequences.   It was terrifying when you consider where it leads us, as a society. It was: Would you sell a gun to someone you do not know? The premise that underlies …

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Mary Rose Wilcox is a career politician from Phoenix’ South side who runs a Democrat political machine that has been compared to Daley’s in Chicago. She was running in the Democrat primary for a congressional seat in the deep blue safe seventh district of Arizona, one of the few Arizona districts that is safe for …

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The U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Louisiana has struck down the City of Baton Rouge’s ban (pdf) on the possession of firearms or other weapons in places that sell alcohol, and their parking lots. The lawsuit was filed under Section 1983.   The court granted default judgment to the plaintiff.   A  permanent injunction was ordered …

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