Planes, Guns, and Automobiles: Perceived Safety and Irrational Fears

My brother-in-law has never flown in an airplane. He’s terrified of the idea. But he’s a big fan of driving. It’s basically useless to tell him the statistical reality that flying is probably safer than driving: In absolute numbers, driving is more dangerous, with more than 5 million accidents compared to 20 accidents in flying. A more direct comparison per 100 million miles pits driving’s 1.27 fatalities and 80 injuries against flying’s lack of deaths and almost no injuries, which again shows Read more […]

Piers Morgan: “Call All Mass Shootings in America ‘Muslim Terror Attacks’ – Then Republicans Would Pass Gun Laws”

Remember Piers Morgan? Yeah, I don’t either. Apparently, he’s some writer for the UK’s Daily Mail. I think the only people who would hesitate using the label “Muslim terror attack” are liberal Democrats. Pretty much everyone in the GOP is just fine using that phrase. Bretibart reported: On December 3, Daily Mail columnist Piers Morgan reacted to the San Bernardino shooting by suggesting everyone should call it a “Muslim Terror Attack” in hopes that doing so will cause the GOP to Read more […]

Gun Sales Hit Record High for 7th Month in a Row

Every time there’s a mass shooting or a terrorist attack, two things happen in the aftermath. One, liberals call for more gun control, and two, lots and lots of people go out and buy guns and ammo. The more liberals call for more gun control, the more people go out and restock and add to their arsenal. The Washington Free Beacon reported: The Bureau processed 2,243,030 checks through the National Instant Criminal Background Check System in November, an increase of 236,111 checks over the previous Read more […]

There Are No Half Measures That Can Fix Gun Violence

The main problem with all of the proposed fixes for gun violence in the US is that only extreme measures will make any difference, and extreme measures aren’t going to fly in centrist central DC. Let’s look at the polar extreme fixes that might work: 1) Absolute totalitarianism Now hold on before you get all bent out of shape. Nazi Germany did a very good job of creating a basically stable low-crime society largely free of unplanned gun violence. Sure, everyone and everything was documented, Read more […]

Dominoes Employee Pulls Gun and Shoots 2 Armed Robbers

We all know that being a cop is a dangerous job. They encounter armed suspects and sometimes find themselves in the middle of a shootout. As risky as it is being a cop, their job may not actually be as dangerous as being a food delivery driver. And what’s worse, these delivery drivers are often barred from carrying any kind of weapon. At least cops are afforded the right to self-defense. Armed robbers know that most pizza delivery drivers aren’t going to be packing heat. But every now and Read more […]

Obama: It’s Easier to Buy a Gun than it is to Buy a Book

  Obama was in Chicago speaking before the International Association of Chiefs of Police. A couple days ago White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest indicated that it would be difficult for the President not to mention gun violence in a city that’s plagued by it. Earnest had said that Chicago’s gun violence only goes to show that we need more gun control, not less. In fact, he said that we need more national cooperation. Obama said that gun control laws are so lax that it’s easier Read more […]

Mass Murderer Uses Car to Kill 4 People; Time to Ban Cars?

The FBI defines a mass murder as one where three or more people were killed in one event. A 25-year-old woman identified as Adacia Chambers plowed into a crowd at an Oklahoma State University homecoming parade. She killed four people, including a two-year-old boy. Now the woman is facing 2nd degree murder charges. CNS News reported: “I absolutely can rule out alcohol,” Coleman [Chambers’ attorney] told a press conference in Oklahoma City, adding that he had spoken to her aunt, grandmother and Read more […]

Majority of Americans Believe More Guns Leads to Less Crime

Gallup conducted a poll recently asking if people thought we’d be safer with more concealed carriers around, as long as those carriers had been background checked and trained. Fifty-six percent of respondents said we’d be safer, while forty-one percent said it wouldn’t make us safer. Not surprisingly, political party had a lot to do with people’s opinion: Among key subgroups, Democrats and those with postgraduate education are least likely to believe that more concealed weapons would Read more […]

This Ohio Man Might not be Alive Today if it Weren’t for his New Gun

Twenty-one-year-old Terrance Reid works the night shift as a welder. He came home after work around 4 in the morning and noticed some suspicious activity taking place around his house. He had seen a car drive down his street and slow down near his home. He had his gun, so he cautiously put it in his pocket as he got out of his car, just in case. Then, a man confronted him at gunpoint and ordered him not to move. That’s when Reid disobeyed the criminal’s orders, drew his own weapon and shot the Read more […]

Concealed Carry Owner Confronted by Two Armed Robbers; Who do You Think Won?

There were actually three teenagers who confronted a Detroit man at a bus stop, telling him not to move or else they’d shoot him. Two of the teens were armed. One of them grabbed over $200 in cash from the man’s pocket during the stickup. What they didn’t count on was their victim being armed. He had apparently obtained his concealed carry permit just two weeks prior to this event. He pulled out his gun and shot both of the armed teens, one in the chest and the other in the legs. The two Read more […]

Victim’s Grandson Shoots Home Intruder–Gun Control to the Rescue–Not!

A recent Gallup poll found that for the first time in a few years, a majority of Americans want more gun control. I guess the media’s hard work in trying to instill fear and terror in the hearts of their viewers is finally starting to pay off. A majority of Americans wouldn’t have that opinion if stories like this one were given the national spotlight: An unidentified man was shot in West Plains, Missouri, after attempting to rob an elderly woman in her home around 3:45 a.m. Sunday morning. Read more […]

Man Charges Pastor with Brick; Pastor Responds With Glock

A Detroit man entered a storefront church about fifteen minutes after the service started and threatened the pastor with a brick. According to the pastor, he and this brick-wielder had a history. When the man came in, threatening the pastor with a brick in his hand, the pastor responded with a Glock and four or five shots. The man died at the hospital. As it turns out, the pastor may have not been so innocent. The man who threatened him with a brick wasn’t just any man. This man Deante Smith Read more […]