7 Gun Control Myths That Just Won’t Die
1) The ‘Gun Show Loophole’ Allows Anyone, Even Criminals, To Get Guns
In reality, the so-called “gun show loophole” is a myth. It does not exist. There is no loophole in federal law that specifically exempts gun show transactions from any other laws normally applied to gun sales. Not one.
2) Nobody’s Demanding Gun Confiscation
After the shooting at Umpqua Community College in Oregon, President Barack Obama made a statement that “we should politicize” shootings. He then cited radical gun confiscation laws in Australia and Great Britain as examples that the U.S. should follow:
We know that other countries, in response to one mass shooting, have been able to craft laws that almost eliminate mass shootings. Friends of ours, allies of ours — Great Britain, Australia, countries like ours. So we know there are ways to prevent it.
The intent of Obama’s reference to Australia’s nationwide gun confiscation law, its ineffectiveness notwithstanding, couldn’t have been more clear. Yes, they really do want to take your guns.
3) Buying A Gun Is As Easy As Buying Groceries
It is not easier to buy a gun than it is to buy a fresh vegetable, or any canned vegetable for that matter. Never in my life have I been required to fill out federal form 4473 and have the cashier run a background check on me before being allowed to buy an onion.
4) Concealed Carriers Don’t Prevent Mass Shootings
The fact of the matter is that shootings that happen in an area where concealed carriers can immediately respond don’t generally become mass shootings. It’s a bit like saying locked doors and alarms don’t prevent burglaries by only citing burglaries that happened in buildings with no locked doors or alarms as proof of your thesis. It’s no coincidence that so many mass shootings happen in areas declared to be “gun-free zones” by authorities.
5) The Second Amendment Only Applies To Muskets
The refusal of the Founding Fathers to precisely name the types of arms which citizens have a right to keep and bear was intentional. The same can be said of their refusal to constrain our right of free expression to quill pens and bulky printing presses. The Second Amendment protects our right to own handguns just like the First Amendment protects our right to criticize the government using the Internet.
6) Gun Violence Is Skyrocketing
All told, the number of gun homicides in the U.S. has fallen by nearly 50 percent over the last two decades. Any amount of violent crime is too much, but it’s wrong to assert in the face of all evidence that gun violence in the U.S. is skyrocketing.
7) Gun-Free Zones Prevent Gun Violence
The Oregon shooting happened in a gun-free zone. The Lafayette movie theater shooting happened in a gun-free zone. The Chattanooga shootings happened in gun-free zones. The Ft. Hood massacre even happened in a gun-free zone, believe it or not.
Gun-free zones may be backed by pure intentions, but the reality is that they just end up being soft targets for evil killers hellbent on destruction.
This is an abbreviated version of the original list. Read the full article at The Federalist…
Report: Is China Preparing For a Land Of Invasion Of the West Coast Of the United States?
When we read the papers or turn on the television (for those of us who have television), hardly a day or two passes by without the mention of new (or ongoing) actions by the Chinese government in a military capacity. Within the past year alone, China has extended her reach steadily beyond her own territorial waters and nearby sea-lanes. She has participated in numerous exercises, some of them jointly with foreign nations. Anyone can clearly witness her aggressive, outwardly expanding policies regarding territory and flexing her muscle.
The most recent maneuver comes on the heels of the Russian actions in Syria. China (if you recall) just sent a carrier through the Suez Canal to support Russia’s actions, “against ISIL/ISIS”…whatever the boogeyman/Emmanuel Goldstein is currently labeled. In reality, China is forming a partnership in a power play that may hold dire ramifications for Western society. These ramifications are likely to be economic as well as military.
Joint exercises with Russia began on August 21, 2015, labeled as the “Sea Cooperation: 2015 (II) exercise. Russia was in charge of the operation that was held in the Sea of Japan just off the coast of Vladivostok, Russia. The Chinese sent five aircraft, six helicopters, and approximately 500 soldiers to participate in the exercises. The exercises lasted until August 28 and were the longest cooperative military exercises between China and Russia to date. The basic objective was to foster coordination and partnership in landing operations and seagoing/naval defenses.
In this exercise, five Chinese fighter planes were permitted to cross the Russian border for the first time. Truly this represents a tremendous change between two countries that were in an undeclared state of war for more than half a century. The frightening thing is this silent objective lodged within the exercises:
“…the Chinese-Russian exercises [are] mostly pointed toward organization and tactics of military maneuvers in landing operations…”
The People’s Daily
Landing operations. If the Chinese are not preparing for an invasion of the West Coast of the United States as (or during the) kickoff to WWIII-hostilities, then every military analyst and observer must be wrong. Superficially it can be to prepare China for the Senkaku Island campaign, which is definitely in the works versus Japan. The scale and complexity of the maneuvers, however, lends to reason that a much bigger target must be in China’s sights. We are already aware of Russia’s aggressive stance and unwillingness to back down even with the potential of a conflict with NATO and other allied Western Powers.
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Oh, this is rich! Obama actually thinks Moscow’s attacks on ISIS and other terrorist rebels are strengthening ISIS
Hey, Barack Hussein, when you’re already knee deep in doodoo, STOP DIGGING!
Russian Allies Are Already Wiping the Floor with ISIS
These days you have to be skeptical of every piece of information that you come across, especially if it comes from a mainstream Western news source. Of course, foreign news outlets aren’t immune from fudging the truth either. At the end of the day, everyone has an agenda, and you have to trust your gut until multiple sources come to the same conclusion. And when it comes to the war in Syria, nobody is completely innocent, so we have to take everything with a grain of salt until all the facts are in.
With that said, we’re not going to get anywhere near the truth with the Western media until the truth becomes undeniable. If we want to get an idea of what’s happening on the ground in Syria right now, and how effective the Russian airstrikes have really been, we have turn to foreign news sources.
So far the earliest reports are coming out of the Iranian news website known as Farsnews. If their reports are anywhere near the truth, then the Syrian insurgency is on the ropes.
TEHRAN (FNA)- The Syrian army’s special forces attacked ISIL’s positions in Deir Ezzur overnight, and regained control of several terrorists’ checkpoints in an area of 130 kilometers.
The Syrian elite forces seized four concentration centers of the ISIL in a surprise attack near Deir Ezzur airport.
The ISIL terrorists have tried to take control of areas in Deir Ezzur province over the past month, but they have failed due to the resistance of the Syrian army and popular forces.
On Monday, the Syrian air force hit ISIL positions and movements in the Eastern countryside of Deir Ezzur.
Of course, it’s not all rosy news for the Syrian Army. In some cases, their victories have come at a heavy cost.
TEHRAN (FNA)- Military sources in Quneitra informed on Tuesday that the Syrian army and the Lebanese Hezbollah have taken a heavy toll from the terrorist groups and recaptured Tal-Ahmar hill in a major joint offensive in the Southwestern province.
The sources said that the Syrian soldiers stormed the positions of the militant groups in the nearby areas of Tal-Ahmar and retook full control over this strategic hilltop.
The sources further added that scores of the militant groups’ members were killed or wounded in the Tal-Ahmar liberation operation. Tal-Ahmar went under militants’ control only two days ago.
Now compare those stories with what Reuters is saying.
The Iranian-backed Hezbollah militia took part in the fighting, according to a regional source who is familiar with the military situation in Syria.
Abdulrahman said later there was no sign that Syrian troops and their allies had made any tangible advances on the ground.
They briefly entered one town, but were forced to pull back, he said, and around 15 of their tanks or armored vehicles had been either destroyed or disabled.
See what I mean? We have two totally different perspectives clashing here, but only one of them can be correct. Or at the very least, the truth must be somewhere in between.
In addition to these stories, emerging reports have suggested that the resistance movements in Syria are crumbling. So far over a thousand militants have surrendered to the authorities according to Syrian sources. And according to the Russians, an additional three thousand militantshave fled to Jordan. They’re afraid that the Syrian Army has regained its momentum, and they’re trying to get the hell out of dodge.
We won’t really know what’s happening in Syria until a few weeks have passed, but if any of these recent reports are true, then it’s safe to say that those Russian airstrikes really worked. Since it took the United States Military over a year to make exactly zero progress in Syria, we know that Washington is about to get a lot of egg on its face.
If the tide turns against ISIS after only a handful of Russian airstrikes, then there will be no doubt among the nations of the world, that the United States Government is the greatest terrorist enabler of our times.
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