Friday, January 28, 2011

Brightest Blurb on Thursday's Internets

comment by 'Birdman III' at Townhall article by Walter E. Williams
article linked at Western Rifle Shooters Association
At some point a collapse WILL happen. And then there will no longer be any money for anything, Defense, Home Security, Education, SS, Welfare, Medicare, et al. No one will give us any money loans and the well will dry up. The one who happens to be in office at the time will receive the blame. And we will be fair game for any tinpot dictator to walk in and take it all. Who would stop him?

All that oil we can't drill now wili be confiscated to someone else's benefit and the American people will go without. The trees we can't harvest now will be cut down for someone else's warmth and housing and the American people will do without. The coal that we can't mine wil be mined for someone else's use and the American people will do without.

Maybe at that point a new generation of Chino-Americans will wake up and become self-sufficient like our fore-fathers. But it will not save the America we grew old in. That America will cease to exist. And people around the world will cheer and celebrate until the next earthquake or tsunami or volcanie eruption and no one comes to the rescue.

We can bite the bullet now and possibly save the old America or we can let continue under Socialism and die a slow ugly death. You choose America between platitudes or reality. You can serve God and save yourselves or you can choose Man-god, as for me and my family we will serve God.
Me? I think we're past the point of saving 'the old America'. That bus was deliberately driven over the cliff, and sure as gravity and economic principles, it's only a matter of WHEN we crash onto the rocks below.

But it's good that some folks still believe it can be saved. May they be right.

Sunday, January 23, 2011

Bigger Magazines and Violent Crime

Data beats propaganda.

Virgnia violent crime went down after larger magazines became available again in 2004; from 282 per 100,000 in 2000, fairly level, until a year or so after 2004, down to 227 in 2009.

After 5 years of larger magazine sizes, the decrease accelerates! The 2009 Virginia rate is the 7th lowest in the nation.

More Liberty, and Safer Citizens.

Liberty is Good.

Notice the Peoples Republic of Maryland, with uber-restrictive gun laws and 20 round magazine limitations IS MUCH MUCH WORSE than gun friendly Virgina. Also notice that larger magazines in Virgina did not lead to massive liberal bloodbaths in Maryland (despite the mythology).

Is Maryland benefitting from Virginia and National laws?
Someone is going to have to study that.

Years of data - Beats the spin on media hype, doesn't it?

What else was Virginia doing these last few years?
Expanding Open carry
'Shall Issue' Concealed Carry
Unrestricted Magazine sizes
And crime was going down. Hmmmmmmmm.

I'm not saying crime reducing is what led to magazine sizes changing, or that magazine sizes changing is what led to reduced crime. The data is being shown. And the data debunks the lies being told in the media.

Why the focus on Virginia today? Well, CA over at Western Rifle Shooters Association links to articles where some geniuses noticed that in the years since larger magazines have been legal, that police are finding more of the legal magazines! Brilliant!
(Silly observation, really. But pushed as important findings by collectivists here)

The media lies don't end. Collectivists want to take your Liberty.
Seek data to keep informed. Liberty depends on the Truth.

How about National 'violent crime rates' after larger magazines were again available?
FBI data shows national violent crime also going down after those larger magazines magazines are available.

What else was was happening Nationally during these last few years?
Expanding Open carry
More 'Shall Issue' Concealed Carry
Nationally unrestricted Magazine sizes
And violent crime was decreasing? Hmmmmmmm.

Liberty is good.

The data debunks their mythology.

Liberty depends on the Truth.

Data beats propaganda.

[update] Tip of the hat to Borepatch for catching/correcting some of mine. He tried. What's still wrong, is all mine.

[update 2] Tam has a great post regarding magazine size, and the best comment:
"I relate the magazine restriction to governing all cars to 30mph because drunk drivers kill people. If they could only reach 30mph, fewer deaths would result."
Surely, that wins the internets (?)