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One Day After Questioning Obamacare Fix, The DC Health Commissioner Is Fired | Main | Sunday Morning Book Thread 11-17-2013: Unnatural Disasters [OregonMuse]
November 17, 2013

Gun Thread (11-17-2013)

Fun with numbers

Americans overwhelmingly prefer firearms to Obamacare

During the same time period that only 106,185 people signed up to purchase Obamacare, a total of 1,687,599 background checks for firearm purchases went through the NICS system, according to the FBI.


"What a difference 90 degrees makes"

Anti-gun groups thrive on dishonesty, Exhibit 3,256,918:

Be sure to read the Charles C. W. Cooke piece I got this from.


Gun Of The Week

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(answer below)


Marksmanship Award



Gun Of The Week - Answer

That's the Walther P38. More specifically, that's the P38 my little brother just added to his collection.


News You Can Use

Anti-gunners often compare the US murder rate to that of other countries in support of their contention that more gun control equals less crime. Let John Lott put you some f'n knowledge about comparisons with England & Wales:

A real problem is that homicides in England and Wales are not counted the same as in other countries. Most strikingly, their homicide numbers "exclude any cases which do not result in conviction, or where the person is not prosecuted on grounds of self defence or otherwise"

...

If taken literally, a simple comparison can be made. In 2012, the US murder rate was 4.7 per 100,000, a total of 14,827. Arrests amounted to only 7,133. Using only people who were arrested (not just convicted) would lower the US murder rate to 2.26 per 100,000. If about 2/3rds of those arrested are convicted, that would lower the rate to about 1.5 per 100,000. In 2011, the England and Wales had a homicide rate of about 1.15 per 100,000 ...


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