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  • I may have made a mistake.

    Brethren, I assumed that the sixth-grade girl from Idaho stole the gun she used in her unicorn-glitter-barbie-gun-rampage, but it could be that Idaho has made it so that everybody, including children, enjoy the right to buy, own, and constitutionally carry firearms.

    Is that so?

    You see, if the existence and effectiveness of your politics is critically dependent upon the number and quality of liberal tears you create, and if the only thing needed for the enactment of such a vile and stupid law would be a progressive somewhere at some time saying, "Perhaps 10-year olds shouldn't own guns," then it becomes a virtual certainty that babies and toddlers in your red state will own guns.

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    • This is why it is necessary to own guns...Democrats are letting their voting base out of prison and defunding the police.

      https://www.cnsnews.com/commentary/h...ffenders-early
      Last edited by MAL; 4 weeks ago.

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      • .
        There were nine (9) mass shootings in the United States over the last two (2) days. Over the last 9,125 days, there have been zero (0) mass shootings in Australia.

        USA! USA! USA!

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        • Originally posted by ChiefIllini1 View Post
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          There were nine (9) mass shootings in the United States over the last two (2) days. Over the last 9,125 days, there have been zero (0) mass shootings in Australia.

          USA! USA! USA!
          With a few exceptions, it is your people that are doing the shootings.

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          • Originally posted by ChiefIllini1 View Post
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            There were nine (9) mass shootings in the United States over the last two (2) days. Over the last 9,125 days, there have been zero (0) mass shootings in Australia.

            USA! USA! USA!
            I've previously offered to help you pack. You're just upset because there are and have been so many Democrats who have been shooting each other for a long, long time. Then there are the untold numbers of aborted Democrats. You guys are your own worst enemy.

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            • WORLD PREMIERE!

              You knew it was going to happen. You knew that one day Ghost Preacher would become a walking, talking, breathing, not-quite-living, evangelizing action super hero destined for the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Well that day just got a tiny bit closer. Let me introduce you to the real life Ghost Preacher, America's Greatest Anti-Gun Adovocate:
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                Real-time U.S. gun violence statistics* for 2021, as of May 17th:

                •7,183 gun deaths
                •13,513 gun injuries
                •212 mass shootings
                •377 children (age 0-11) shot
                •1,533 teenagers (age 12-17) shot
                •453 defensive use incidents
                •748 unintentional shootings
                •~9,042 suicides*

                John Oliver also dropped a video yesterday about Stand Your Ground laws. He provided some new statistics that are mind-blowing. A white person using a Stand Your Ground defense because a black person was shot has a 281% greater chance of being found not guilty than a white person using the same defense after shooting another white person. Here's the video:



                I've always thought that a person has a duty to retreat if possible. That is the absolute moral thing to do. It should also be a requirement of the law.

                Most obnoxiously, John Oliver showed how in Stand Your Ground states (there are 30 of them) homicides have increased by 10.8%. In states without a Stand Your Ground law, the homicide rate went down by 2.3%. Who could have predicted more dead people? Who could have possibly seen that coming?

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                • Nine shots rang out in DC...it sounded like a bunch of fire crackers. Nobody was injured, but gun grabbing legislation is dead forever.

                  Supreme Court Delivers 9-0 Ruling On The Constitution – Americans’ Fourth Amendment Rights Just Got Protected
                  By Ben Dutka|May 18, 2021


                  The Constitution has been in the spotlight for years now, and debates surrounding certain amendments continue to rage.

                  And ever since Joe Biden took office, some Republicans and Conservatives have been concerned about protecting the Constitution.

                  Thankfully, they just got a big win from the Supreme Court.

                  While the First and Second Amendments get the most attention, there are other important rights we can’t forget about.

                  One is the Fourth Amendment, which was the focus of the latest high court decision.

                  And in this case, the Supreme Court sided unanimously with the Constitution, and upheld a significant citizen right.

                  From The Blaze:
                  The United States Supreme Court unanimously ruled Monday that a so-called exception to the Fourth Amendment called ‘community caretaking’ does not permit police officers to enter and search your home without first obtaining a search warrant, even if doing so may be in the public’s interest.

                  In short, this means law enforcement can’t violate your home without first obtaining the necessary permission, and that’s a big deal.

                  The case was Caniglia v. Strom and it involved a Rhode Island man who claimed his house was searched by officers without a warrant.

                  When they were there, the cops seized two firearms, and apparently without a search warrant.

                  Caniglia then sued law enforcement, arguing that the police had violated his Fourth Amendment right against search and seizure.

                  That’s when police argued the search had been conducted lawfully under the “community caretaking” exception.

                  That came from a 1973 Supreme Court case (Cady v. Dombrowski) that allowed officers to search citizens in a “reasonable manner.”

                  But this time, the high court said “community caretaking” doesn’t apply to private residences.

                  It’s a pretty huge victory for those who believe the Constitution should not be infringed upon, that’s for sure.
                  Key Takeaways:
                  • The Supreme Court ruled 9-0 to uphold a citizen’s Fourth Amendment rights.
                  • It says that law enforcement can’t conduct search and seizure operations without a warrant.
                  • The Court decided that the “community caretaking” option doesn’t apply to private residences.

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                  • Originally posted by ChiefIllini1 View Post
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                    Real-time U.S. gun violence statistics* for 2021, as of May 17th:

                    •7,183 gun deaths
                    •13,513 gun injuries
                    •212 mass shootings
                    •377 children (age 0-11) shot
                    •1,533 teenagers (age 12-17) shot
                    •453 defensive use incidents
                    •748 unintentional shootings
                    •~9,042 suicides*

                    John Oliver also dropped a video yesterday about Stand Your Ground laws. He provided some new statistics that are mind-blowing. A white person using a Stand Your Ground defense because a black person was shot has a 281% greater chance of being found not guilty than a white person using the same defense after shooting another white person. Here's the video:



                    I've always thought that a person has a duty to retreat if possible. That is the absolute moral thing to do. It should also be a requirement of the law.

                    Most obnoxiously, John Oliver showed how in Stand Your Ground states (there are 30 of them) homicides have increased by 10.8%. In states without a Stand Your Ground law, the homicide rate went down by 2.3%. Who could have predicted more dead people? Who could have possibly seen that coming?
                    Your 281% BS doesn't take into account who the perp is. It is an undisputed fact that blacks commit more crime than any other race. We can argue about why that is, but there is no argument that it is true. Some perps try to use the Stand Your Ground defense.

                    You certainly have the right to retreat, but by doing so, you are emboldening the criminal to strike again...and an entry level criminal that started snatching purses can graduate to an armed robber. Think about it...if everybody just took off running when confronted by a criminal, the criminal would be just left there with the loot.

                    Criminals don't strike against people that are stronger than them, or have a known advantage like a gun...They are not going to get in a fight that they think they will loose. If the law says that you must retreat, they have already won if the law abiding citizen follows the law.

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                    • Here is a poll from one of the more accurate pollsters in the last couple of elections.


                      President Biden Just Suffered Another Tumble – Joe’s Monthly Approval Rating Edges Toward A Cliff
                      By Adam Casalino|May 18, 2021


                      We’ve been following Joe Biden’s approval since he entered office. And it’s never been something to brag about.

                      Even liberal polls had him at fairly low levels, even during the “honeymoon” period. Of course, they spun this as much as they could.

                      More honest polls always had him hovering around 50%. But it’s only dropped since his policies have taken root.

                      It seems like Americans are not at all impressed with Soviet Joe. And now, his approval is lower than we thought possible.

                      From Breitbart:
                      President Joe Biden’s approval rating has dropped to 47.5 percent, according to polling conducted by the Trafalgar Group…

                      The Gallup poll also notes the average approval rating for a president’s first quarter is 61 percent, while the overall historical average approval rating for a president from 1938 to 2021 is 53 percent.

                      Trafalgar Group has revealed Biden’s latest approval rating is well below the watermark at 47.5 percent.

                      Those who strongly disapprove are the largest segment, at 41.9%.

                      That is some deeply disturbing news for old Joe. But are we at all surprised?

                      Joe Biden promised to “unite” the country after the Trump years. But immediately he sat back and let Democrats impeach Trump a second time.

                      Then, he and his cohorts pushed a radical spending bill that rejected any input from Republicans.

                      Sure, they shelled out “stimulus” checks and extended unemployment. But those only hurt us more.

                      The job market is crippling as people are getting paid to stay at home. Gas prices—as well as the prices of many things—only continues to rise.

                      And that’s not to mention our exploding border crisis.

                      Anything good Trump did, Biden tries to undo. That’s why our economy is teetering on the brink of disaster.

                      And why so many worry that we are being invaded.

                      Biden shouldn’t be shocked at these numbers. Months ago, as his approval began to turn, we said it might get much lower.

                      And look at that, we were right.
                      Key Takeaways:
                      • Joe Biden’s approval has sunk to 47.5% according to Trafalgar.
                      • Those who strongly approve are at 41.9%.
                      • This comes after only a few months in office.

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                      • Mal lied: "It is an undisputed fact that blacks commit more crime than any other race."
                        You are a racist and a liar.

                        According to the United States Department of Justice, whites were arrested 7,014,550 times in 2019, while blacks were arrested only 2,667,010 times. And those numbers don't take into account the racism shown by police forces. The only undisputed fact is that you're a racist and a liar. Finally, the only color that matters is red, the color of all the blood spilled for this stupid cos-play hobby.

                        And now for a change of subject.

                        Earlier in this thread I told the story about how my father wanted to keep me from drinking his soda, so he bought a refrigerator with a lock on it and put it in the basement. I picked the lock at about age 9 and drank as much soda as I could. So, my father bought a chain and padlock to run around that fridge. I took off the back of the refrigerator with a wrench and drank as much soda as I could.

                        I enjoyed the challenge.

                        Your gun safe or lock box or trigger lock is a challenge to your child.

                        If you think you're protecting your family with a gun in the house, think again. And please check to see what your kid is watching on youtube. If he or she is watching any of these videos, you might wake up to a deadly surprise one day.






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                        American children (0-11) & teenagers (12-17) killed or injured by gunfire since 2014:

                        2014: 2,877
                        2015: 3,392
                        2016: 3,820
                        2017: 3,990
                        2018: 3,568
                        2019: 3,814
                        2020: 5,131
                        2021: 1,942 [in 139 days]


                        During the last 48 hours, our Great County has suffered:

                        +127 gun deaths
                        +261 gun injuries
                        +3 mass shootings
                        +8 children shot
                        +25 teenagers shot
                        +14 defensive use incidents
                        +14 unintentional shootings









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                        • Blacks commit about 3 times as many violent crimes as whites do as a percentage of the population, but it's not because of their skin color...it's because of socialism. Your party has trapped them in the welfare system, destroyed their family unit and isolate them in the worst schools. The way that you toss around the r-word you must be terrified about loosing the black vote.

                          WHITE PRIVILEGE ISN'T REAL


                          White Privilege Isn't Real, an uncomfortable look at the facts and the truth.
                          You Are Here:Home The Facts Black vs. White Crime StatisticsBlack vs. White Crime Statistics


                          Post Last Updated: April 16, 2021 by The Legendary Diogenes

                          The myth of white privilege says blacks are arrested and incarcerated at a higher rate due to systemic racism that exists in the law enforcement and court systems. However white privilege isn’t real, and we’re going to prove that institutional racism isn’t the cause, but the breakdown in the family unit and uneducated people who make bad life choices are the real causes of the problem.
                          Do Blacks Commit More Violent Crimes Than Whites?


                          Is a black person more likely to be a criminal than a white person? According to 2016 stats from the US Census Bureau non-Hispanic whites makeup 61.3% of the population, and blacks make up 13.1% of the population. (2016 US Census results / archive)

                          2016 US Census by Race


                          If we look at the FBI statistics for violent crimes we can see that whites committed 241,063 of the 408,873 violent crimes, which is 58% of the total. So 61% of the population is committing 58% of the violent crimes, so the math lines up. (FBI Table 21 Arrests by Race and Ethnicity, 2016 / archive)
                          2016 FBI Violent Crime Statistics
                          If we take a look at the number of violent crimes committed by blacks we can see they committed 153,341 of the 408,873 violent crimes, which is 37% of the violent crimes. If blacks make up 13% of the population they should only be committing 13% of the crimes, instead, they are committing crimes almost three times as many crimes as they should be.
                          Is the US Criminal Justice System Guilty of Systemic Racism against Blacks?


                          The myth of white privilege says that the police and the court system in the United States is guilty of systemic racism and bias and unfairly arrests and prosecutes blacks. Fortunately, there is an easy way to prove this isn’t true by looking at the population and crime records of another developed first world county that doesn’t have any of the biases the US system is accused of. Looking at the ethnic breakdown of the United Kingdom (England) we can see that blacks makeup 2.8% of the population. (The ethnic population of England and Wales broken down by local authority / archive)



                          The UK Government doesn’t provide a table of data the way the FBI does, they only present a graph, however by looking at it you can see the crime statistics are almost an exact match for the US statistics. The top graph is a representation of the total population, and blacks are represented by the small light blue sliver. The next line represents arrests, and you can see the light blue sliver is much bigger here, almost three times as big. The next line which represents convictions and the light blue sliver representing blacks is again almost three times the size of the first line. (Statistics on Race and the Criminal Justice System 2014 / archive)
                          UK Crime Statistics By Race
                          When we eliminated the US Justice System, which is accused of giving whites privilege and having a systemic racial bias, blacks still committed crimes disproportionally higher than their percentage of the population. The disproportionate rate that crimes are being committed in the US is almost identical to the rate it is in the UK, proving there is no bias in the US Criminal Justice system.
                          Why Are Blacks More Likely to Become Criminals


                          As we discussed in our Black vs White The Breakdown in Family Values article there are many contributing factors. It starts with black pregnancies that create single-parent households, that are more likely to live in a poverty or low-income situation. This low-income situation creates an environment that produces children that have a higher rate of dropping out of school or are more likely to engage in criminal behavior. Creating a repeating cycle of low-income single parent households that remain uneducated and more likely to commit crimes in the future.

                          Systemic biases or institutional racism isn’t what’s creating this situation. Black men and women who are engaging in sexual activity, without using birth control, and getting pregnant are the people responsible for creating the problem. Black males who create children, don’t get married, and abandon their parental responsibilities are the people who take a bad situation and keep it from getting any better. The system isn’t to blame, the black people involved are.
                          Black vs White Crime Statistics Conclusion
                          • It’s an uncomfortable truth but blacks commit crimes at nearly three times the rate that whites do.
                          • Blacks commit 36% of the violent crime in the US even though they are only 13% of the population.
                          • Blacks in England commit crimes at nearly three times the rate of their population rate.
                          • The parity in black crime rates in the US and black crime rates in the UK prove that there is no systemic or institutional racial bias in the US, and that the judicial system is not unfairly targeting blacks.
                          • There is no systemic racism in US Judicial System.
                          • There is no racial bias that unfairly targets innocent blacks in the US Criminal system.
                          • The cycle of black crime begins with the breakdown of family values that has 72% of black pregnancies creating low-income single parent households.
                          • Black children growing up in single-parent low-income situations are likely to repeat this cycle unless they raise children in a married two-parent household with more stability.
                          • White privilege isn’t creating a system that unfairly arrests and prosecutes blacks, the black parents making bad life choices are creating situations that increase the likelihood of bad outcomes happening are the ones responsible.
                          • White privilege isn’t real and isn’t responsible for blacks committing more crimes, black adults making poor life choices are the ones responsible.

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                          • I think MAL meant that given Blacks are only 13% of the population, the following numbers are staggering to contemplate:

                            "US homicide offenders by race, 1980–2017

                            According to the FBI, African-Americans accounted for 55.9% of all homicide offenders in 2019, with whites 41.1%, and "Other"/Unknown 3.0% in cases where the race was known. Among homicide victims in 2019 where the race was known, 54.7% were black or African-American, 42.3% were white, and 3.1% were of other races. The per-capita offending rate for African-Americans was roughly six times higher than that of whites, and the victim rate is a similar figure. Most homicides were intraracial; where the perpetrator's race was known, 81% of white victims were killed by whites and 91% of black or African-American victims were killed by African-Americans.[54]

                            Assault

                            The CDC keeps data on non-fatal injury emergency department visits and the race of victims.[55] While non-Hispanic white victims account for approximately half of total non-fatal assault injuries, most of which did not involve any weapon, black and Hispanic victims account for the vast majority of non-fatal firearm injuries. There was a total of 17.3 million emergency department visits or hospitalizations for non-fatal assaults in the United States in the 10-year period between 2007–2016. For non-fatal assaults with recorded race, 6.5 million victims were white non-Hispanic, 4.3 million black, 2.3 million Hispanic and 0.4 million other (non-Hispanic) and for 3.8 million, the race was not recorded. There were a total of 603,000 emergency department visits in the US for non-fatal firearm assaults in the 10-year period between 2007–2016. For non-fatal firearm assaults with recorded race, 77,000 victims were white non-Hispanic, 261,000 were black and 94,000 were Hispanic, 8,500 were other non-Hispanic and for 162,000 the race was not recorded. Despite gun injuries only accounting for about 3.5% of serious assault injuries between 2007 and 2016, they accounted for nearly 70% of overall homicides.[56]

                            While African Americans are highly over-represented in murders and gun assaults, the disparity in arrests is small for the most common form of assault not involving any weapon or serious injury (non-aggravated assault). Hispanics and non-Hispanic whites are arrested for non-aggravated assault in a similar ratio to their share of the US population. Of the 9,468 murder arrests in the US in 2017, 53.5% were black and 20.8% Hispanic. Of the 822,671 arrests for non-aggravated assault, 31.4% were black and 18.4% Hispanic.[57]

                            According to the FBI Uniform Crime Reports, in 2008, black youths, who make up 16% of the youth population, accounted for 52% of juvenile violent crime arrests, including 58.5% of youth arrests for homicide and 67% for robbery. Black youths were over-represented in all offense categories except DUI, liquor laws, and drunkenness. Racial disparities in arrest have consistently been far less among older population groups.

                            Robbery

                            According to the National Crime Victimization Survey in 2002, robberies with white victims and black offenders were more than 12 times more common than the opposite."

                            Just think of all those Democrats killing each other year after year, and this after billions and billions spent on social programs. Based on these statistics, it's pretty clear that the government should take away guns from Blacks. That would be truly equitable and effective gun control, eh Chief?

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                            • Only the color red matters, unless you're a racist. Without following the links, can you tell the color of the children and family members involved? Do you feel any sympathy for them, or does it depend on the color of their skin?

                              CASE NO. 1

                              Each year in the U.S., nearly 350 children under 17 gain access to a gun and unintentionally kill or injure themselves or someone else, according to Everytown. Nearly 77 percent of the incidents happen inside the home.

                              In some of the recent cases reviewed by Everytown, children who found unsecured guns in their home unintentionally killed themselves. In other cases, the child fired shots that killed another child. Unintentional shootings by children that led to injuries also increased for the same time span, from 33 to 35, Burd-Sharps said. The group fears that unintentional shootings could be under-reported, as coronavirus restrictions may have impeded local media's ability to cover the cases.

                              In one of the shootings, a seven-year-old boy unintentionally killed his three-year-old sister in their suburban Denver home as the two were playing "swords," the Associated Press reported. The little girl had been using a broomstick, and the boy picked up a .12 gauge shotgun his mother had left leaning next to the couch. The gun went off, fatally striking the girl in the chest.


                              CASE NO. 2

                              Police said a mother is dead after her children found a gun inside her purse and accidentally shot her Monday inside their home in Cornelius.... Detectives said four of the children were in the room with their mother at the time of the shooting.
                              We're sacrificing the blood of children and their parents on the altar of America's stupidest hobby.


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                              • I don't focus on the color of anyone's skin, it's the statistics that do. All gun related deaths are sad and tragic in one way or another, but not the reason to do away with the 2nd Amendment. I don't own a gun, just so you know, but I fully support the right of any law abiding citizen to do so. Why is that so hard for you to understand? Under your rationale, the government should take away everyone's ability to own a car, given how many auto related deaths occur in this country every day.

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