ANALYSIS: The Real Problem with ‘Gun Violence’ is Media Bias

Fake News Media Biased
The problem with “gun violence” isn’t guns, it’s media bias.

U.S.A.-(AmmoLand.com)- Reporting on the revival of a “controversial unit within the New York Police Department” to tackle increased violent crime by going after firearms, CNN headlined its story using an all-too-familiar term that has become firmly entrenched in the media’s lexicon: “gun violence.”

CNN’s headline was as subtle as a heart attack: “NYPD deploys Neighborhood Safety Teams to battle gun violence.”

A quick perusal of one day’s headlines from around the country found nearly a dozen stories all talking about “gun violence,” leaving one to conclude the problem with crime is guns, rather than criminals.

But at this point, what can one expect when the New York Times is finally acknowledging a probe of Hunter Biden, and that it had obtained emails “from a cache of files that appears to have come from a laptop abandoned by Mr. Biden in a Delaware repair shop. The email and others in the cache were authenticated by people familiar with them and with the investigation?”

The New York Times is now the subject of a scathing critique by Michael Goodwin at the rival New York Post, which is all about media bias during the 2020 presidential election campaign. The content of those emails could have swung the election for Donald Trump, Goodwin suggests, but they were withheld from the American public by a “Big Government, Big Tech and Big Media cabal” determined to keep Trump from being re-elected.

Ammoland looked at Hunter Biden’s hard drive last November, focusing on excerpts from Joe Biden’s daily newsletter titled “Office of Vice President Joe Biden News Briefing,” published when the Delaware Democrat was no longer serving as vice president, and before he entered the 2020 campaign.

Then, as he is now, Joe Biden was no friend to the Second Amendment. He gets cover from the same media which has adopted the gun prohibition lobby’s vocabulary.

As noted recently at Liberty Park Press, “’Gun violence’ is a term created by the gun prohibition lobby (often incorrectly identified by the establishment media as ‘gun safety’ or ‘gun reform’ groups). The term, say Second Amendment activists, demonizes guns while essentially relegating other types of violence involving other weapons as somehow less significant.”

To combat this “gun violence,” anti-gunners want to ban so-called “assault rifles.” These are semi-auto sport-utility rifles, but they look “menacing” and they evidently frighten gun haters who have taken to calling them “weapons of war.”

But a look at the FBI Uniform Crime Report for any given year reveals more people are fatally beaten, bludgeoned or stabbed than people shot with rifles of any kind, or shotguns. While certainly true that firearms are used the most in homicides, one never reads about “knife violence” or “baseball bat violence,” while the victims are just as dead. News agencies don’t seem to get this. Long guns are used in a fraction of all homicides.

In Everett, Wash., recently, a man and woman were stabbed. The man died and the woman was “fighting for her life.” When KOMO News in Seattle reported the story, the station said the “stabbing suspect” had attacked the pair. The knife wasn’t a suspect; the alleged perpetrator was.

WHTM, a local ABC affiliate in Pennsylvania, reported that a Harrisburg woman “is holding town halls around the city, trying to tackle gun violence.”

In bloody Baltimore, where there were 337 homicides in 2021, the Baltimore Sun noted residents of the Carrollton Ridge community are “desperate to stop gun violence after watching beloved neighbor die,” according to a recent headline.

In Columbus, Ohio, WSYX reported Mayor Andrew Ginther “said violence Friday proves gun violence in the city is a public health crisis.”

The term is in such wide use, it has become the catch-all explanation for a rising body count, while nobody mentions the thugs actually pulling the triggers. By repeating the term “gun violence” in headlines and in the body of news stories ad nauseum, it could be easily argued Americans have become conditioned to blaming guns for crime, leading people to support additional restrictions on Second Amendment rights while considering punishment of the perpetrators to be a secondary concern.

There may be something of a cure for media misperception of the crime problem, and it comes from the King County, Wash., Prosecutor’s office, where the public information officer is an ex-newsman whose details about criminal suspects up for arraignment is, to say the least, educational.

One suspect scheduled for a court appearance March 14 was stopped by police back in February walking around with a gun in his hand. As it turned out, the suspect “is unable to legally possess a firearm due to multiple previous felony convictions including a 2008 conviction for Attempted Kidnapping in the Second Degree with a Sexual Motivation, a most serious offense,” the report stated.

A second suspect appearing in court on the same day is what veteran cops occasionally refer to as “a model citizen.” According to the prosecutor’s office, “The defendant has violently reoffended while on probation/community custody in Idaho for domestic violence assault charges. The defendant currently has an extraditable confirmed warrant in Boise, Idaho and has already waived extradition. If the defendant is released, he will be extradited to Idaho. The defendant does not appear to have any prior felony convictions in Washington State, though he does have misdemeanor convictions for Resisting Arrest (2018), Burglary Tools (2018) and Assault Fourth Degree – DV (2014). The defendant also has pending misdemeanor charges of Obstructing and Criminal Trespass and failed to appear after posting bail in that matter. The defendant has proven that he is both a flight risk and likely to violently reoffend. The defendant has also proven he is not likely to abide by conditions of release and less restrictive alternatives, as he has violently reoffended while on probation and while out on bail in his pending misdemeanor matter.”

In neighboring Pierce County, the man who fatally wounded a sheriff’s deputy March 15—repeat convicted felon Jeremy Darryl Dayton—was wanted on an outstanding warrant. By law, he could not have a gun. But he evidently did have one and used it. Dayton was killed in the shootout after he fatally wounded Deputy Dominique “Dom” Calata and injured Sgt. Rich Scaniffe.

So, when The Sentinel in Aurora, Colo., headlines an editorial with “Boulder, Like Aurora, Illustrates that Gun Violence is About the Guns, Not the Places,” it overlooks the obvious—violence is about the people responsible, not the weapons they use—declaring, “Insisting on meaningful gun control is about prevention.”

At least the newspaper acknowledged the Aurora theater in which an infamous mass shooting occurred “didn’t commit these crimes. James Holmes did.” A few lines later, the editorial also mentioned Ahmad Al Aliwi Alissa, the suspect in the Boulder King Soopers grocery store mass shooting in March of last year, stating he “has currently been deemed mentally incompetent to stand trial at this time.”

Having evidently bought into the “gun violence” narrative, the media, say critics, stubbornly refuses to see the proverbial “forest for the trees.”

This may help explain why it was voters—not the media—that focused on the real problem by pushing a citizen initiative in Washington state in 1994 dubbed “Hard Time for Armed Crime.” As noted in a 1997 review of the act by the Washington Policy Center, “Hard Time” focused on criminals, not guns. The act went after:

  • Those who use deadly weapons to commit crimes
  • Criminals who steal weapons
  • Convicted serious felons who illegally arm themselves

The review, written in 1997, also revealed that some judges were not properly enforcing sentencing enhancements added by the law.

But in the years hence, the media and the gun prohibition lobby have stepped up the demonization of firearms. Granted, more reports about felons with guns acknowledge these people cannot legally possess firearms, but the news agencies haven’t yet made the connection to conclude gun control laws don’t keep guns out of the wrong hands. Those laws only make it more difficult for honest citizens to exercise their right to keep and bear arms.

Meanwhile, it is left to the Second Amendment community to explain gun control hasn’t worked, because newspapers and broadcast news won’t. It has been a failed experiment that penalizes the wrong people, and its proponents need to stop blaming things and start blaming people, not only those who misuse guns, but those who give them cover by focusing on firearms.


About Dave Workman

Dave Workman is a senior editor at TheGunMag.com and Liberty Park Press, author of multiple books on the Right to Keep & Bear Arms, and formerly an NRA-certified firearms instructor.

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nrringlee

Well done. It should be obvious by now that there is a direct line from the DNC to the NYT, MSNBC, CNN and the rest of progressive corporate media. This has been true for many decades, Folks are just now beginning to take note of this. The dead give aways are twofold: first, the message always sounds the same. The terminology is scripted to inflame passions and uses a standard style book crafted by DNC consultants; and secondly, the timing is always so fast one would think the stories are coming from the same source at the same time, No… Read more »

musicman44mag

Well said. Now the question is, how to convince them that they have been fed lies for so long that they have been brainwashed. Here in OreGONE my niece is going to be a teacher in two more years when she graduates college. She thinks Washington crossed the Delaware to kill Indians. She thought when Japan attacked Pearl Harbor it was the Japanese American war. She didn’t even know where Pearl Harbor is. I went out for dinner yesterday and ate at Applebee’s. Everything tasted like it was microwaved crap you can buy in the frozen food section like a… Read more »

Wild Bill

You are quite correct. Foods, now-a-days, are created in the lab, not the kitchen. In Lincoln’s day, Americans ate about four pounds of sugar per year. Now, Americans eat about four hundred pounds of sugar per year. Why? Because sugar is more addictive than cocaine. Have you ever felt like eating just … something, but your stomach was not empty? Binge? Comfort food? They used to use sugar on superficial wounds to kill bacteria. The food industry puts this poison in everything so that you will want more of their product. They know what they are doing. So do legislators.… Read more »

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Wild Bill

I am afraid that I wondered off on a tangent. Sorry.

musicman44mag

It was actually nice to read something that wasn’t the same ol same ol thing like it is cut and paste day after day. Some of us like what you and others have to share. The up votes show’s someone read what you said and agrees with it IMO. Yourself, Arizona, John, Dee, Grunt, ringlee, swmft, Montana, and many others that read the board have jumped in to share something at one time or another One time a person told me they joined Ammoland just to make a comment to me because they felt it was important to share their… Read more »

Wild Bill

Wow, thank you, and you, too!

musicman44mag

I included you under the and many others, lol. There were more I wanted to list but some people have problems if you mention their handle. Have a great day.

swmft

man that is warm to you, spent too much time in the south would be looking for a jacket. Enjoy

Wild Bill

Hey, brother, you have a terrific weekend, too! I have to run out to the barn, now, and look for some rope.

swmft

isnt a tan gent a guy who spent too much time in the sun??

musicman44mag

Right on, Dave has a funny element to him I didn’t know about. I enjoyed reading it and thanks for the chuckle.

swmft

baby ruth ,clark bars , next is the 10,000 dollar bar ,go make a flufernutter you will feal better

Knute Knute

“We will start early on, when their minds are young, we will target their children with what children love most, sweet things.” -The Secret Covenant Whadda ya know? Turns out that it’s not an accident that the first thing the hospital allows to pass your newborn’s lips is an 8 ounce bottle of sugar water! When my kids were born I asked the nurse what that bottle was. When she said “sugar water”, I asked her why? Know what her answer was? “Sugar water cleans their throat out”! Yeah, we all clean things with sugar water, don’t we? Only many… Read more »

Wild Bill

I did not know that! It is just amazing all the things that “they” do to us with out asking our understanding or consent.

Knute Knute

Yes, she just cleaned my boys off, put them in a a crib, and stuck the sugar water in his face. Not a word to either of us parents. But, the sugar water has a label, so that they can charge a hundred bucks for it! It was only while she was putting the label on his chart that I got the chance to ask her what it was. By the time I’d found out, he’d already drained it. Children do love sweet things… 🙂 OFC, it will be a bit different now. That was back in the 1990s. All… Read more »

swmft

would think the firs milk from their mother would be the best thing

Wild Bill

I don’t know, but it sure tastes good.

Wild Bill

I don’t think that the Russian people would accept being overlorded by China.
I do think that Russia’s poor showing and America’s not sending troops has set the Chinese design on Taiwan back about seven months.
Hopefully Russia and Cuba will become dependent on China, along with N. Korea. That is a lot of holes in China’s economic pocket, and less funding for the Chinese war machine.

swmft

I dont think china will put more money in Russia, which will create more problems there, they may try to rebuild Ukraine after all this as a diversion while they keep putting pressure on china sea

Knute Knute

Or is it that their gold isn’t for sale? The Chinese would grab it up… IF it was for sale. Remember back 20 years ago when the Russians stopped exporting the gold from their mines? Remember when they started buying mass quantities of it from other countries instead? Kind of suggests that they WANT IT FOR themselves, doesn’t it? Remember also that China has been doing the same thing for many years now. Gold backed Reminbi and Ruble, to replace the dollar which will soon no longer be the World’s reserve currency? Remember your history, when one currency fails, another… Read more »

Wild Bill

That is scary. The only thing holding up the dollar is that the dollar is the world’s reserve currency.
That will make cash really really valuable!

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Knute Knute

Not for much longer. The rest of the world is watching Biden print them by the trillions. Would you hold such an ‘asset’, one that is losing a large percentage of its value each year? Why? Wouldn’t you rather hold Chinese or Russian currency with a more stable value?
The Buffets and the Soros’ of the world will. And as they withdraw from the dollar, they’ll all come washing back home. THEN we’ll see inflation. What we’ve seen already will pale in comparison.

Wild Bill

Yes a very disastrous scenario, but I meant if Pelosi got her way and did away with paper cash, then paper cash would become extremely valuable.

Knute Knute

What differnce did the sanctions make? The Russians haven’t sold an ounce since before 2008. It doesn’t matter if one cannot sell a thing, unless that one WANTS to sell it. Since they don’t sell any anyway, restricting sales does nothing. Except maybe to make sleepy joe feel better.

Wild Bill

Well, the rumor is that Uralvagonzavod and Chelyabinsk Tractor plant, Russia’s first and second largest tank making factories, have run out of foreign made parts, and can not make or repair any more tanks due to the sanctions.

Knute Knute

OK, let’s us examine this rumor a little deeper. What parts are there in the Russian tanks made in the west? I’m not aware of any. Not in the ACTUAL Russian gear at least. Remember that Russia still makes a lot of old, obsolete, Soviet era equipment for the world market. You see a lot of it on Ukraine videos labeled as “Russian”. Well, I guess if you push the point it WAS Russian equipment… once upon a time. But not deployed by the Russians. Most of the destroyed equipment the UK/US media labels as “Russian” is actually Ukrainian. Ukraine… Read more »

Wild Bill

I would have to ask my contact which parts. I can not talk with them too often and only on a land line. Nor can I cause him to think that I just pump them for information. Maybe we should just wait and see if the Russians have a follow on force deficit.

Knute Knute

A Country that would risk its current 146.9 billion to attempt to steal just a fraction of 1.4 billion(see the link below), wouldn’t be around for any longer than a business that sells a product for 12 bucks that cost them 1200 to make! Just like adding complexity to a firearm is doomed to failure, so would such a Country(or business also) be. The physics are against it.
https://www.reuters.com/markets/europe/china-russia-trade-has-surged-countries-grow-closer-2022-03-01/

Knute Knute

That is, indeed, Washington’s plan. But that plan will face stiff competition against a gold-backed Yuan or Ruble, won’t it? Americans might not know this stuff, but I guarantee the Soros’ and Buffets do. Can one even imagine them holding billions in Digital currency that can be stolen at any time by any admin with the codes? They don’t care about borders. They’ll go wherever the profits are. The day that the Chinese (or the Russians. Or both together…) back their currencies with gold will be the day that the dollar finally rolls over and dies. All the wealth funds… Read more »

Wild Bill

Hmmm, backing one’s currency with gold means that the paper money can be exchanged for physical gold. Any nation backing their currency with gold would be out of gold in an afternoon. The French did it to Nixon, in 1971, as I recall.

Knute Knute

But the French didn’t spend twenty years buying up every ounce of gold they could import, now did they? Both the
Chinese and the Russians have been doing exactly that, and for many years.
And that’s worthy of a deeper dive. WHY do you think the Russians and the Chinese have been buying up so much gold, for such a long time? Wouldn’t you think they’d have a REASON? What do you think that reason might be?

Wild Bill

No, they didn’t. The French president De Gaulle demanded that every nation, company, and foreigner that did business with France, pay in U.S. dollars. Then one afternoon, he turned all the dollars in to the US Treasury and demanded payment in gold.
So then Richard Shithouse Nixon was stuck transporting all that gold to France.

Wild Bill

Sure, no one really wants their fiat money. All Russia and China need do is convince the Saudis to prefer the yaun and ruble to the dollar.

Oldman

To that point, China is negotiating right now with the Saudis trying to get them to only exchange the Yuan for oil, The point would be to make the yuan the only acceptable currency in the world. Our enemy is not the Russkies, it is China. According to Peter Schweizer, there is now enough evidence to impeach Obiden for a whole lot of things including money laundering, tax evasion, and Treason. Hunter is dead meat if we (conservatives) take congress this year. There can’t be enough Rinos to stop that, I pray.

Wild Bill

Yeah, we are in trouble and the Biden handlers are incompetent. With a House and Senate in repub hands we could impeach and convict the incomp pres, the incomp vice pres, and whom ever follows until we get someone competent. Should take about an afternoon.

Oldman

I agree…I would give you 5 thumbs up if I could!

Wild Bill

I don’t know. I am hoping that every nation will boycott Russia so that Russia (and the countries that depend on Russia) becomes completely dependent on China. That would be a lot of holes in China’s economic pocket, and reduce China’s military budget.

john

As I see this the American people have been investing in China through commerce trade and of course corporate America and the whole Fu–ing American government. What Americans got in return, Cheap goods our intellectual property reversed engineered a invasion of chinese students in colleges false promises of new industry in America from the Chinese. A virus engineered by the CDC & China and the largest terrorist attack on our country and the world to date sponsored by the Democrats & Rinos elected. The U.S. goods trade deficit with China was $310.3 billion in 2020. Trade in services with China (exports… Read more »

Wild Bill

Jimmy Carter authored a presidential order to every federal agency directing them to aid China. Some agencies gave information, some just gave cash. The presidential order remains in effect to this day. What the heck is wrong with the federal government?

john

What wrong with the american people it all starts with who gets elected. Our government is out of control we are a one party government. A small intermission Trump and then back to destroying America. During the Time of Trump the democrats showed who they are working for China. Blaming Russia Russia look how thats working today for them.

swmft

think first step to make america great again would be fix education,teach the truth about the past ( note I do not call it history) teach chemistry so students see the lie behind “clean energy” that wow alcohol in carbon fuels is more harmful than helpful teach physics maybe someone could rediscover the way tesla found to draw electricity directly from the earth , power companies would hate that

john

That is asking a lot of young parents. Like thousands of white young women standing on street corners waving signs supporting BLM have no knowledge of their Mission statement which is socialism.
Most young folks we are in trouble ……

swmft

and how do you educate when they change the books to match what they want them to say ,printed books are harder to change the e books or online, they change “facts” to match their conclusion even though real info is still out there

Wild Bill

That is why I like to buy older books.

Knute Knute

By starting with this official US Government document.
https://educate-yourself.org/cn/silentweaponsquietwarsmay79.shtml
If you want to educate people, get yourself at least a few copies from the Dept. of Defense, US Navy, Office of Naval Intelligence, under FOIA.
You can get by with mostly printed copies from online, but you need at least one copy from the official source, because somebody always wants to argue that “online is all fake…” and blah, blah, blah. Having an official US govt. printed copy easily defuses these arguments from the position of total ignorance.

Wild Bill

Knute, I hate to disappoint you and with respect, that is not a classified document. The evidence of that is that the formatting in not correct. The “TOP SECRET” classification mark only appears at the top of the page, and none of the other places that it should occur. The “WELCOME ABOARD” greeting does not have a (U) ,meaning unclassified, mark. No other page, section, or paragraph has a classification marking where there should be a classification mark. And the end of the document there is no TOP SECRET classification mark. Finally, 38 levels above TOP SECRET is a reference… Read more »

Knute Knute

That’s the media’s job. To distract the sheeple from important matters into trivialities. “DIVERSION, THE PRIMARY STRATEGY Experience has proven that the simplest method of securing a silent weapon and gaining control of the public is to keep the public undisciplined and ignorant of basic systems principles on the one hand, while keeping them confused, disorganized, and distracted with matters of no real importance on the other hand.” -Silent Weapons for Quiet Wars, Operations Research Technical Manual, TM-SW7905.1 Available from the Office of Naval intelligence under FOIA, or online at hundreds of sources. However, this one; https://educate-yourself.org/cn/silentweaponsquietwarsmay79.shtml Includes the illustrations,… Read more »

swmft

what isnt wrong with federal government would be easier to answer

Knute Knute

Treason? No, “None Dare Call It Treason” –John A. Stormer
Hmmm. Yet another collector book. Out of print. I think I see a pattern here… 🙂

Wild Bill

I see an economic opportunity here! What is it about?

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Knute Knute

About all the treason occurring in Washington, D.C. In 1964! It was the start of the massive corruption one cannot help but see now. Including sources, a large bibliography, all the evidence needed…. IF anyone had looked at it! But, they didn’t. Instead it went out of print and was mostly burned. That’s why copies are so valuable now. Rarity. Rare because so many were destroyed.
When people go to great lengths to burn books, its because there is information in there that is dangerous to someone. Criminals need to keep their secrets!

Wild Bill

I see.

Russn8r

Check out the new Oliver Stone JFK assassination documentary. Most Excellent.

Wild Bill

Maybe Russia would be a better target than Taiwan. Who would help Russia, and the world would see China for what it really is. I wish that China would roll right through Russia.

Wild Bill

Something about a million abreast marching out their border, from now to the end of time. Or something like that.

Wild Bill

China might have more G.O.s than the Russians have … Russians.

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swmft

they would nuke china

Wild Bill

Well … rumor is that Russia is running out of tanks.

Wild Bill

Yeah, six killed, and eight under arrest. Just like some TV show!

Wild Bill

Tested, but not demonstrated. Our designed, of course.

swmft

is it food?

john

Soylent Green 1973 embraces 2022
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N_jGOKYHxaQ

swmft

may be true in china

john

The Impossible Burger Not made from people a product of the climate change craze . Eat Beef This is the first time that people have consumed this product. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is supposed to require testing in this situation to make sure that this novel protein does not cause allergic reactions in people. Unfortunately, instead of requiring Impossible Foods to file a new Food Additive Petition, FDA allowed the company to use a weak regulatory process called “Generally Recognized As Safe” (GRAS) where the company does its own research and chooses its own reviewers to self-certify… Read more »

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swmft

if you remember Soylent Green started as a slime in the ocean, from the movie world food shortages are such china has put plastic in foods to up tested protein value, sea weed is used as fillers

john

Sawdust in grated cheese there is a long list of food products to stay away from. Only eat what is in season in our own country. Processed food products are not to be trusted as the FDA like all other government alphabet agencies are into for the money and do as Monsanto asks of them along with cargill jbs tyson.  To date, Monsanto has filed 90 lawsuits against American farmers. Farmers who buy Monsanto’s patented seeds must generally sign a contract promising not to save seeds from the resulting crop, which means they must buy new seeds every year. Monsanto, now owned… Read more »

swmft

Monsanto was testing a corn that produced something like roundup controlled weeds and pests ,testing was in Pennsylvania between boalsberg and us15 I came across it while taking short cut

Wild Bill

Can you tell us more?

Knute Knute

I sell beef that way. Almost. You have to buy the whole critter though. I just don’t have enough capacity to break them all down in a timely manner.

Wild Bill

Oh, I thought that you were a gunsmith! It is good to keep track of skilled gunsmiths.

Knute Knute

Partially retired gunsmith. My shop is right here on my 15 acres, so I can do gun work whenever it’s needed, but there isn’t enough work here to keep me busy, so now my other business is raising beef. This way I get nice clean beef that I know how it was processed. Plus my burger doesn’t have ice in it to pad up the profits! But its secondary nature is also why I lack capacity. I don’t have any walk-ins. Just a couple of big chest freezers and a few fridges. Thus anybody that buys one needs to be… Read more »

Wild Bill

Sounds like a good set up. I like to remain small, too. Big enough to be mostly self sufficient, if necessary, but small enough that I can run it myself, and not be noticed.

swmft

there are some processors that will take a cut (pardon the pun) for processing the cow or deer , there are so many wild boars that you have to pay for that. For a while they would take hogs for food share but now you pay even for that . guess we brought a few too many

Wild Bill

I like to harvest the little ones. They are more tender, tasty, easier to butcher, and they get used up, rather than sitting in the freezer.

Wild Bill

This is your area of expertise, right? You run a chain of grocery stores, right?

swmft

you dont think some people are concerned about what they eat and the possible harm it can do them so they do research ?

Wild Bill

Of course they do, and some people more than others. And sometimes big business does what is convenient and profitable, so I kind of like to hear from folks with expertise.

swmft

police self over site too. there is I wont say no , but almost no endeavor where gain is involved that can be trusted to self regulate,greed is built in

swmft

can someone give him ten more , I miss the real corner diners , chain food sucks ,and schools need to teach about the past the good and bad, with out knowledge we are bound to repeat

JSNMGC

Schools need to be improved, but government should never have been given a near monopoly on the industry (with forced funding) because government schools have been bad for a long time (more than 50 years). Public schools in the 50s and 60s did a bad job of teaching students about the meaning of socialism and the history of socialism in the United States, including the milestones of 1913, 1935, and 1945. They did a bad job teaching students the dangers of a huge government, a progressive tax structure, and the true cost of foreign adventurism. They did a bad job of teaching… Read more »

Wild Bill

Good suggestion!

gregs

this is partly because all legacy media uses the same verbiage, verbatim. listen, the talking heads say exactly the same thing or read articles by them and you will think Deja vu’. they are intellectually vacant. they also use ambiguous words, some call them nuanced, to confuse the listener/reader. they use terms and images that tug at your emotions to influence and deceive you. look at how many criminals were angels according to their families. it is up to us to use the correct verbiage and refute all the B.S. coming from media and put focus on the criminal not… Read more »

swmft

have you noticed how badly they butcher the english language , I do not think they know the meaning of the words they read

john

New York and New Jersey now have catch and release no bail while the Mayors want to defund the police the governors open the cell doors and turn the wicked back on the streets to pray on the old and the week. California just buys the homeless people drugs and lets them live on a taxpayer’s front lawns.While criminals the real criminals are those “elected” to serve the people in all three states and in any democratically controlled sanctuary cities. . I do believe that elected Democrats want legal gun owners to take action and call it vigilante justice. After… Read more »

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Jfitz94

This hits the nail on the head. Great comment. I hope when push comes to shove enough of us will push back.

Henry Bowman

Here I am, send me. (Isaiah 6:8)

swmft

the bad part of this the people creating the mess are preparing to leave it behind and move to florida

john

I 95 South the democratic freeway is busier than ever.

swmft

the run from 77/26 is bad now too. i stick to 321/621 through the towns had to believe faster on the back roads 301 is not bad either just stay of 17

john

Yep 301 careful lots of speed traps The big road is okay just stay 10 MPH over the limit while watching folks eating cell phone in hand doing 90 plus MPH weaving in and out of traffic. Hell it’s minivans & suv thinking they are nascar drivers. 80 mph you get pushed off the road. See ya all at the next rest stop !!!!! LOL

swmft

that is why you see so many of them turn turtle ,top heavy wind sails the hi-top vans too , Ill stick to my old detroit iron ,the car weighs more than a new duel cab truck and gets better mileage and the 428 will GOOOOO when needed

Sixgun_Symphony

Most times “gun violence” is really just a whitewash of gang violence.

swmft

and gangs are result of breaking up families ,progressive no father needed program

Henry Bowman

Criminal misuse of firearms (and other weapons) falls squarely on the Destroy-America Commiecrat Party. They aid & abet the criminal class, defund police, hamstring the justice system, suborn judges and prosecutors into letting criminals go scot-free (thanks, George Soros, you evil gnome!) and walking guns right into the hands of organized crime.

Remove these domestic enemies of liberty, rule of law, and purveyors of corruption & treason, and watch America return to greatness!

john

Remember Americans have a short memory , Obama Eric Holder Operation Fast & Furious Now the cartel is incharge of the mexican government and might be better armed. Now years later Joe Biden Opens the Southern Border while our country was dealing with the pandemic allowing illegals to enter our country. In the dark of night sent to every city by plane train and buses. The truth the largest terrorist attack in the world’s history by the Chinese with the help of the CDC and some very bad Americans Yet to be brought to justice. That is something democrats do… Read more »

swmft

cdc was in on it so ,government experiment like syphilis on the black population or Lyme disease, they got a two fer on this one the virus and the gene therapy crime within a crime fauci should hang

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johnsguns

well said

Montana454Casull

Exactly Dave there is no such thing as “gun violence” , there is only people violence . Guns don’t cause violence , crazy people do and liberals never let a crisis go to waiste . If 2 people get shot its mass gun violence . They like to exaggerate things to fit thier false narratives.

GomeznSA

M454 – I’m pretty sure that Dave knows that as well as most of the rest of us do. I asked him a while back if he could figure out who originated the fake term, afaik he hasn’t found out who the culprit is. IMHO the so-called ‘journalists’ who keep using that dubious term are both lazy AND attempting to divert personal responsibility for criminal acts onto the object used – but ONLY when it comes to guns (as pointed out about in the stabbing incident).

swmft

look back at whitehouse stuff from bill clinton around time of gun ban

2NDforever

constitutional carry must be the FEDERAL LAW OF THE LAND. we must get our legislators to vote this in or vote them out!

buzzsaw

It is, and has been since 1791. It also constitutes–no pun intended–national preemption. I don’t know why so many people, including most legislators, think the Second Amendment doesn’t exist.

buzzsaw

With the possible exception of speed limits, the Second Amendment is the most widely violated law in the United States. Maybe it’s time violators start to suffer some consequences, just like with any other law.

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Link

I have said for years that when you blame the object instead of the person who has misused the object, you then ignore the person for the object.
It’s called transference and it’s what anti-gun people and democrats do because they do not hold people accountable for their actions.
Nobody blames the car for a drunk or distracted driver.

Orion

Great read there, Dave. we need more articles like this.

Wild Bill

Glad to see you back.

swmft

when higher education just means more drugged out ,and the people writing this stuff are on something the good of this is the criminals that can read will migrate to places where they will get the most lenient treatment in progressive areas and stay out of hangman county

Bigfootbob

You’re exactly right. Seattle and then shortly after the Washington Supreme Court, locally called the Seattle Supreme Court, made personal possession of ALL DRUGS legal the drug vagrant population in the Pugetopolis region has exploded. Then, the dimocRAT legislature passed the worst police reform bill in the entire United States if not the World which has made the situation almost untenable. Every crud on the planet know this and are taking advantage of the situation. We are seeing teams of thieves coming from other countries to practice their craft without fear, all types of crime has increased and the legislature… Read more »

musicman44mag

Wait a minute. OreGONE is the first all mail in ballot state and the first state to make all illegal drugs legal. If our governess hears that you guys up there in Washington think you were the first on this, she will dream up something else to be the first on to make it impossible for anyone to think that there is another governor better at destroying it’s state than she is. We know she has to be the first implementing something that will destroy us, the last to remove something that has been destroying us and most important thing… Read more »

swmft

and people were laughing at florida with hanging chads, people over there will be wishing for punch cards

musicman44mag

That wouldn’t hurt my feelings one bit. I was subjected to Russians that came here because their lives were threatened because they were Christian. Christians that chop cars, don’t go to church, don’t get permits to build things, come and steal your crops where an acre of strawberries are gone in one night and treat Americans like we are a POS. They are trained on how to take advantage of our systems before they even get here and they do.

I would like to say that not all of them are that way but where I lived there were none.

swmft

have the started handing out lsd,or purple micro dot ?? or just the trash from china that is killing so many on east coast?

Bigfootbob

swmft, no micro-dot or LSD, those are passé to the current crop of drug vagrants. Besides Owsley Stanley died in 2011. Here’s a pretty good article on the life of the King of LSD. Of course it’s written from an opposing view point than I share, none the less the article details Owsley Stanley’s bizarro life quite succinctly. The guy was a genius. He also had some interesting ideas on global warming. https://www.rollingstone.com/feature/owsley-stanley-the-king-of-lsd-82181/ As far as semi-legal drugs in the state of Washington this year they added mushrooms and peyote to the approved list of drugs that is perfectly legal… Read more »

swmft

im sure the idiots in mass are already on the band wagon

john

If your read and understand Agenda 21-2030 they want the masses moved to both coast in sanctuary cities. They are using climate change to accomplish this agenda. The federal government had canceled the use of all federal lands for grazing the use of water rights while going after private landowners under Obama’s EPA. Laying claim that the streams and rivers that flow through their farms are now controlled throw the EPA. They leveled heavy fines on land owners that they could not pay the end result was foreclosures on small ranches and farms.The process had begun using the EPA. Trump… Read more »

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swmft

I have met some young blacks that are seeing the truth, the ones that get jobs learn fast how many lies they have been told, but old habits die hard

musicman44mag

I would like to add that the college age students that support free stuff that don’t care about taxes change their mind when they hit their 30’s and have jobs, try to support a family and buy homes. Then they realize just how much those free programs really cost them and change political affiliation. Those that take the fee bus will never change.

john

Sorry Dave had to get that off my chest Thank you