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More guns, less crime
The Wall Street Journal
A new FBI report says that violent crime continues to fall nationwide, which might annoy liberals because gun purchases continue to rise. In the first six months of 2013, murders fell by nearly 7 percent, compared with the same period in 2012. Aggravated assaults fell by 6.6 percent, and robberies are down 1.8 percent. "All of the offenses in the violent crime category — murder and non-negligent manslaughter, forcible rape, aggravated assault and robbery — showed decreases when data from the first six months of 2013 were compared."
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Top 12 reasons for FBI NICS background check denials over the past 15 years
Guns.com
Over the past 15 years of data collected by the FBI's NICS background check system just over a million applicants out of 183 million checks were denied to buy a firearm, almost all for one of 12 reasons. In November 1998, the FBI's National Instant Criminal Background Check System, or NICS system went live and began the congressionally mandated process of clearing each potential gun buyer who went through an FFL holder. The center is located at the FBI's Criminal Justice Information Services Division in Clarksburg, West-Virginia, and is open 17 hours a day to issue either a "proceed," "cancel," "delay" or "deny" order when FFL holders call in to vet a gun buyer or transferee.
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Attempted break in thwarted in Killeen
KCEN-TV
An attempted break in was thwarted when a resident stopped one intruder and scared away the other by firing two shots. Killeen Police and the Bell County Sheriff's Department are investigating the situation that occurred recently. The incident happened around 2 a.m. in the county just south of Killeen. Deputies say a resident called 911 to report that someone had cut the power to the house and was trying to break in.
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Senator proposes gun control regulations that would destroy the entire US handgun market
Bearing Arms
Anti-gun Massachusetts Senator Ed Markey's proposed gun control legislation is even more absurd than we expected, suggesting that fingerprint recognition and RFID-activated firearms become the standard for so-called smart guns. Apparently, it doesn't get cold enough in Massachusetts for people to wear gloves, and people with dirty or injured hands don't deserve to live if attacked.
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Man wearing pro-gun T-shirt thrown out of Texas voting booth
InfoWars
Election officials ejected a Texas man from a voting booth because he was wearing a Second Amendment t-shirt. Chris Driskill was prevented from voting at the Waller County Courthouse after officials claimed he was violating Texas Election Code section 85.036, which states that "a person may not electioneer for or against any candidate, measure, or political party" in or within 100 feet of a voting location.
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Growth chart of right to carry
The Washington Post
The chart shows how Shall Issue laws for the licensed carrying of firearms for self-defense have become the American norm. As of 1986, slightly less than 10 percent of the U.S. population lived in states where there were objective and fair procedures for the issuance of concealed handgun carry permits. About a third of the population lived in states where there was not even a process to apply for a permit. The majority of the population lived in states where issuance in permits was highly discretionary, and many issuing authorities refused to issue to ordinary law-abiding citizens.
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Concealed carry boom continues; women are big segment of buyers
The Examiner
A recent report by KWES News that New Mexico saw "more than twice as many concealed carry permits…issued" last year puts that state in line with just about every other state in the nation, and women comprise a large segment of new gun buyers. According to a report the other day by Newsmax.com, "Nationwide, an estimated 8 million to 10 million citizens legally carry guns, a jump from about 20 years ago, when the figure was less than 1 million."
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Bloomberg's latest stats on school gun violence ignore reality
Fox News
Are schools and colleges dangerous places, with lots of gun violence? Some groups paint a picture of these places being particularly unsafe. Supposedly both murders and firearm suicides are very common at educational institutions. Recently, former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg's two groups, Moms Demand Gun Sense in America and Mayors Against Illegal Guns, jointly released a report that received massive uncritical news coverage.
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Gun control and the Constitution: Should we amend the Second Amendment?
Bloomberg News
The liveliest and oldest former member of the U.S. Supreme Court is at it again. John Paul Stevens, 93, served on the highest court in the land for an impressive 35 years, from 1975 until his retirement in June 2010. Known for his bow ties, brilliant legal mind, and striking transformation from Midwest Republican conservative to hero of the political left, Stevens remains an intellectual force to reckon with.
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