The number of violent crimes in Washington over the two years from 2019-2021 spiked alarmingly upward, offering one solid explanation for the upward trend in active concealed pistol licenses, along with the revelation by Seattle television station KIRO that the Evergreen State “has the fewest police officers per capita in the country.” According to the […]
FBI Report: 61 ‘Active Shooter Incidents’ in 2021
The United States experienced 61 “active shooter incidents” in 2021, according to a newly-released report from the FBI, which said this amounts to “more than a 50% increase” over the number of incidents in 2020. The report, according to an FBI news release, says 103 people were killed and another 140 were wounded in these […]
Biden’s ‘Pinocchio Nose’ Gun Death Debate Claim Ridiculed
Former Vice President Joe Biden’s mid-debate claim that “150 million people have been killed since 2007” by gunfire while he was attacking Sen. Bernie Sanders’ voting record on gun control is being roundly pounded by the press, and the Citizens Committee for the Right to Keep and Bear Arms (CCRKBA) issued a statement declaring, “If […]
On Background: Raw NICS Numbers for 2019 Set Record
Background checks initiated with the National Instant Check System (NICS) in 2019 set a new record and one of the nation’s leading gun rights advocates gives credit to the political party that ironically seems determined to prevent such sales. Quoted by the Washington Times, Alan Gottlieb, founder and executive vice president of the Second Amendment […]
More on Gun-Related Deaths 2017: The New Math of Hysteria?
Continued reporting on gun-related deaths in 2017—a record high in the U.S. in almost 40 years, according to The Hill and other publications—keeps one thing in perspective: combining the number of suicides, homicides, accidents, legal interventions and “operations of war” creates a more dramatic, and perhaps misleading, impression about firearms in the United States. Last […]
Bill Would Require ‘Purchaser Licensing’ for Handguns Across U.S.
Almost as a “parting shot” as she prepares to leave office, Connecticut Democrat Rep. Elizabeth Esty has filed legislation that would require people to obtain a “handgun purchaser license” before they are able to buy a handgun. The measure, H.R. 5490, has been referred to the House Judiciary Committee. Esty is leaving office at the […]