Four Fabrications About Firearms

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H/T Just Facts Daily.

Four major Damned lies about firearms.

According to two recent op-eds published by the New York Times:

  • “more guns means more murder.”
  • “more guns means less safety.”
  • “a gun is 22 times more likely to be used in a criminal assault, an accidental death or injury, a suicide attempt or a homicide than it is for self-defense.”
  • “gun-owning households were 41 percent more likely to experience a homicide and 244 percent more like[ly] to experience a suicide.”

As detailed below, all of those claims are rooted in misleading or blatantly false evidence. By spreading this misinformation, the Times and the authors of these pieces may deceive people into making decisions that lead to suffering and deaths.

Fabrication # 1: More Guns Means More Murder

To prove his claim that “more guns means more murder,” Times columnist Bret Stephens cites a 2013 paper in the American…

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Puerto Rico’s utility cancels controversial $300 million contract with Whitefish Energy | State & Regional | missoulian.com

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SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico — The head of Puerto Rico’s power company said Sunday the agency will cancel its $300 million contract with Whitefish Energy Holdings amid increased scrutiny of the tiny Montana company’s role in restoring the island’s power system following Hurricane Maria.

The announcement by Ricardo Ramos came hours after Gov. Ricardo Rossello urged the utility to scrap the deal for Whitefish’s help in rebuilding the electrical system.

“It’s an enormous distraction,” Ramos said of the controversy over the contract. “This was negatively impacting the work we’re already doing.”

The current work by Whitefish teams will not be affected by the cancellation and that work will be completed in November, Ramos said. He said the cancellation will delay pending work by 10 to 12 weeks if no alternatives are found.

Ramos said he had not talked with Whitefish executives about his announcement. “A lawsuit could be forthcoming,” he…

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Next time you need a cop— call the NFL

Eatgrueldog

That is the dumb ass comment I got the last time I posted a compilation of scum bag cops that had been arrested

No, the next time you need a cop, call this asshole or one of his buddies

Don’t be a copsucker

Hero is a deed, not a color

“A former Baltimore police detective shared revealing testimony Wednesday about the crimes committed by members of an elite gun squad.

It’s the first time details of the corruption that went on were made public. Momodu Gondo pleaded guilty earlier this month to robbery and overtime fraud, and now he’s a government witness in a drug case.

Gondo, who is nicknamed “G-Money,” laid out in detail on Wednesday what members of the Gun Trace Task Force were really doing under the color of law.

In a clear, steady voice, Gondo described for a federal jury how…

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The Rout Is On, by Robert Gore

STRAIGHT LINE LOGIC

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Hillary and Bill Clinton may well spend their final years in prison.

SLL has run a series of articles (“Plot Holes,” “Trump and Vault 7,” “Calling a Bluff?” “Let’s Connect the Dots,” “Powerball, Part One,” “Powerball, Part Two”) advancing interrelated hypotheses. We’ve asserted that President Trump is far smarter and the powers that be far stupider and weaker than current consensus estimates. Trump’s primary motivation is power. The nonstop vilification campaign against him has little to do with policy differences and instead reflects establishment fears that Trump will investigate, expose, and punish its criminality. The upshot of these hypotheses: Trump is winning and has consolidated his power.

Is Trump Winning?” SLL, 8/6/17

If Washington machinations were a football game, Team Trump just scored its fourth unanswered touchdown in the first quarter. The rout is on.

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