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November 20, 2017

The Morning Rant: J.V. Edition

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Wish I had one of those. It would make getting dinner a lot easier than finding a straight stick and coaxing termites out of their mound. Not to mention keeping that leopard who lives in the next tree from eating me! You people are stupid that way...you have better weapons than just flinging poo but you are too afraid of them because...um...hell, I'm just a chimp.

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We have become a nation obsessed with danger, and most of it is imagined. The media and the Left conspire to change the country's opinion of guns. When once they were a fixture in many homes, and simply a tool in many cases, now they are a totem to be feared. They are a potent signal of the rapidly expanding divide between the coastal elites and the rest of the country.

Gun violence seems to be independent of gun laws, yet the no-nothings who govern us are hell bent on restricting our rights even more. There are two bills before my state legislature that will make illegal mail-order sales of ammunition, and further restrictexpand the definition of "assault rifles" to make them ridiculous. And why? Because the Democrat legislature has a new, compliant governor. Say what you will about Christie, he didn't sign any gun control bills while in office.


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FBI: US Homicide Rate at 51-Year Low
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The US homicide rate in 2014, the most recent year available, was 4.5 per 100,000. The 2014 total follows a long downward trend and is the lowest homicide rate recorded since 1963 when the rate was 4.6 per 100,000. To find a lower homicide rate, we must travel back to 1957 when the total homicide rate hit 4.0 per 100,000.

Homicide rates were considerably higher in the United States during the 1970s, 80s, and 90s, but over the past 25 years, have fallen nearly continuously:


Interesting that the Gun Control Act of 1968 and the subsequent destruction of our rights seems not to correlate with the desired changes in homicide rates. However, the Immigration Act of 1965 sure correlates with the wrong sort of change.. So a rational argument could be made that to have any substantive effect on gun violence we should close the borders and return to pre-1968 gun laws.

Works for me!

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