Thursday, August 18, 2011

Gun News

Gun control: Misfire

"I don't know if there's anything disproven by those numbers," says state Sen. Donald McEachin, a gun control advocate who is evidently hoping to become the poster child for confirmation bias. McEachin was referring to Sunday's Times Dispatch story about Virginia's law allowing concealed carry permit holders to bring their firearms into bars and restaurants. Contrary to widespread predictions, the measure has not turned the streets into rivers of blood. In fact, since the measure passed, the number of gun related crimes in bars and restaurants has fallen. The drop may be mere coincidence. But contrary to McEachin's doubts, it does indeed disprove something: It disproves the dire pronouncements of those who opposed the measure during the years it was being debated.

Britain’s Criminal Utopia

If you want to see what a disarmed society looks like, look no further than England.Thousands of angry, drunk, violent thugs running wild and stealing anything they can carry. Shopkeepers and homeowners crippled with fear, unable to defend their loved ones or their property. Innocent citizens forced to watch helplessly while their life’s dreams — everything they worked so hard to build and acquire — are carried out the door, or smashed to pieces, or burned to the ground.

Read About It: The Daily Caller

LaPierre: Obama administration resorts to mob tactics

You've seen this in the movies. A group of gangsters surrounds an innocent bystander. One of the thugs pulls out a bat and smashes the poor guy's windshield. "It'd be a shame if this sorta thing continued to happen," says the thug. Unable to afford any future damage to his property, the bystander turned victim is now forced to surrender his money to the mob so they can "protect" his belongings. President Barack Obama and U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder are now using this same mob style tactic on American gun owners.

Read About It: Town Hall

Lott: How the academic left engages in debate

Academic debates occasionally get pretty ugly, and that is just the way it is. Sometimes they get very ugly. There is one case that has bothered me for several years.

Read About It: National Review

Virginia: Sussex County Again Trying to Force Through an Ordinance to Restrict Shooting Tomorrow, August 18!
This past March, the Sussex County Board of Supervisors and Sussex County Planning Commission held a joint public hearing on an unwarranted and overly restrictive proposed ordinance that would limit shooting in Sussex County with the intent of driving organized shooting out of the county.
With no public comment allowed, the Sussex County Board of Supervisors is scheduled to vote on this proposed ordinance tomorrow, August 18 at 7:30 pm in the General District Courtroom, Sussex Judicial Center, 15098 Courthouse Road.
Over the years, the county Board of Supervisors has consistently rejected similar proposals from the Planning Commission due to their negative impact on sportsmen, shooters and business in the county.

Please plan to attend tomorrow’s meeting and call your county Supervisor to respectfully urge him to vote against this ordinance.

Blackwater DistrictWayne M. Harrell
406 Jasper Lane
Post Office Box 1
Waverly, Virginia 23890
Home: (804) 834-2603

Courthouse District
T. Wayne Birdsong
116 Nicholson Drive
Wakefield, Virginia 23888
Home: (757) 899-3806

Henry District
Rufus E. Tyler Sr., Vice-Chairman
25359 Blue Star Highway
Jarratt, Virginia 23867
Home: (434) 246-4246
Office: (434) 634-2490 or (804) 834-3522

Stony Creek District
Charlie E. Caple, Jr.
12038 Palestine Road
Stony Creek, Virginia 23882
Home: (434) 246-2602

Wakefield DistrictC. Eric Fly, Chairman
38411 Rocky Hock Road
Wakefield, Virginia 23888
Cell: (757) 647-8190

Waverly District
Harris L. Parker
300 Barkley Place
P.O. Box 616
Waverly, Virginia 23890
Home: (804) 834-3136

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