Friday, April 3, 2009
US and Mexican officials report that, based on ATF tracing data, the cartels get between 90 percent and 95 percent of their firearms from the United States.Yet when that number is revealed to a complete fabrication his tune changes:
But Tom Diaz, senior policy analyst at the Violence Policy Center, called the "90 percent" issue a red herring and said that it should not detract from the effort to stop gun trafficking into Mexico.
So it went from "US is supplying guns so we need to tighten the laws" to "It doesn't matter where the guns come from, we need to tighten the laws".
There is no integrity in the gun control movement.
Thursday, April 2, 2009
The U.S. Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives recently reported that up to 95 percent of guns seized at scenes of can be traced to U.S. commercial sources.Odd, that's not what the BATFE is saying at all.
So are they ignorant or lying?
Apparently he doesn't tell the truth about that topic either as Nestle Inc. chimes in to slap him around a bit.
Guess those unpaid interns aren't doing very good research.
I came back from class and saw this headline:
There IS a higher power.
CHICAGO – Ousted and five others were indicted Thursday on charges of scheming to auction off 's vacant U.S. Senate seat, pressuring a congressman for campaign money and lying to FBI agents. The 19-count indictment alleges Blagojevich and his aides discussed the possibility he could get a Cabinet post in the new president's administration, substantial fundraising assistance or a high-paying job in exchange for the Senate seat.
And remember. Blago was endorsed by the Brady Campaign in 2006. While he was under investigation.
"Not every weapon seized in Mexico has a serial number on it that would make it traceable, and the U.S. effort to trace weapons really only extends to weapons that have been in the U.S. market," Matt Allen, special agent of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), told FOX News.
In 2007-2008, according to ATF Special Agent William Newell, Mexico submitted 11,000 guns to the ATF for tracing. Close to 6,000 were successfully traced -- and of those, 90 percent -- 5,114 to be exact, according to testimony in Congress by William Hoover -- were found to have come from the U.S.
But in those same two years, according to the Mexican government, 29,000 guns were recovered at crime scenes.
In other words, 68 percent of the guns that were recovered were never submitted for tracing. And when you weed out the roughly 6,000 guns that could not be traced from the remaining 32 percent, it means 83 percent of the guns found at crime scenes in Mexico could not be traced to the U.S.
Not like it really matters. We'll keep hearing the 90% canard no matter how many times it's debunked.
Wednesday, April 1, 2009
SPRINGFIELD -- An effort to limit the number of guns people can buy has failed again in the Illinois House.
The measure would have capped gun purchases at one a month, although the state police would have been authorized to grant exemptions.
The bill failed 54-61.
The flames from these bills keep me warm at night. To many more and Algore is going to condemn the Il Legislature for causing more global warming.
However a poll conducted of 150 actual NRA members and 75 non-NRA member firearm owners show opposition to these measures at 100%.
Individuals like Jenny Bishop of the Illinois (nowhere near) Million Mom March likes to use the numbers showing support for gun bans. Actual support for gun control doesn't fit the reality. Just a few weeks ago, 5,000 plus firearm owners showed up at the state capitol. Anti-gun groups can't even get numbers like that at the nations capitol, or nationwide for that matter. Of course the media will always tout their numbers over the reality.
Tuesday, March 31, 2009
So he called the shop through which the sale would be going through. They stated that no, the gun in its current configuration wasn't CA legal and several pieces would need to be removed or changed in order for it to be legally shipped/sold there.
So what is up w/ the CA DOJ? Do they not know their own requirements?
Is the dealer incorrect in his statements?
Is the potential buyer just not aware of CA laws? Is he trying to get away w/ having a CA banned firearm by going through an outside dealer? Is he a plant?
What I do know is that this is going to cause headaches for all involved.
Update: D from Calguns says it would be legal w/ the modified magazine.
If only politicians came so came so cheap.
Of course they're also naive enough to think:
When an elected official gives his word, it should mean something.Proof positive these people aren't living in the real world.
SIH is glad that they can also exhibit signs of cannibalism. What's even funnier is that they're focusing on attacking him when, even had he voted in favor of the bill, it still wouldn't have passed.
Update: Ms. Bishop, head of the Il Mommies is getting her @ss beat in comments. Farcical hypotheticals, debunked Brady talking points, distortion of facts, emotional arguments, the works.
Monday, March 30, 2009
In an embarrassing security breach, a convicted felon arrested on a drug charge was able to bring a hidden loaded gun into the Cook County Jail complex -- and into his bond hearing -- before later dumping it at a jail laundry room, prosecutors said today.
Ellison has told investigators that the gun, a .380 semi-automatic with one bullet in the chamber, was tied to a string and "dangling'' inside his shorts near his groin, a source said. The Cook County sheriff's office apparently missed finding the gun in a pat down and when he sneaked away from the metal detector and body scanning machine at the jail, a source said.
I'm sorry but this is so amazingly stupid it's funny.
Multiple Pat Downs.
Yep. "Tough Gun Laws" are really effective
Gun control activists say they are baffled by the sway the gun lobby has over Congress. They argue the NRA no longer dictates election outcomes and that the group inflates its own importance.Here Paul. Let me help you:
4,000,000 > 50,000
Do you understand now?
More at SIH.
According to ATF’s Tracing Center, 90 percent of the firearms about which ATF receives information are traceable to the United States.
-David Ogden, Deputy Attorney General
Compare that to the statements made by the anti-rights lobby and regurgitated by the media.
Can we see a significant difference boys and girls?
Sunday, March 29, 2009
8 Dead, 3 Injured in North Carolina Nursing Home Shooting
Just the way to top off a weekend of crappy sales.