Despite headlines we’re safer than ever….

But what do the experts cite as the reason?

“shifts in the crack cocaine market, which drove many 1990s-era murders; an increase in the number of offenders behind bars; the country’s aging population; and more sophisticated policing for the declines”

Pretty much the kitchen sink and everything but the increase in firearm ownership and carry permits. Just saying…

http://www.cnn.com/2013/08/23/justice/random-killings/index.html?hpt=hp_t2

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PAGunBlog.com also mentioned that the CDC’s report on guns for President Obama is done. Don’t expect the President to mention it much though. The result basically is that there was a ration of of 1:1.6+ ration of gun crimes vs guns used in self-defense.

I am pretty sure to quote ol’ Ben Kenobi “These are not the statistics the President was looking for.”

http://www.pagunblog.com/2013/08/22/the-science-is-in/

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Lead & the Media

Article up on CNN.com reads:

“Lead from bullets could pose risk for game eaters”

The hypothesis is that the led from the bullet is causing increased (but not dangerous) levels of lead in those who eat wild game.

But not a single word mentioned whether the study tested the wild game itself for lead poisoning and whether deer and such may be ingesting lead from tainted water sources.  Nope, just blame it on the bullets!

Why, because if you blame the bullets for being evil lead. You can argue they are a danger to both the environment and to the hunter. And ban bullets…the end goal!

– N.U.G.U.N.

UPDATE:CDC Study contradicts the above…   [Courtesy of Call me Ahab]

http://www.nssf.org/BP2/SpecialBP.htm and here is the NSSF press release.

Published in: on November 6, 2008 at 9:49 pm  Leave a Comment  
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