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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Published in: on August 23, 2013 at 3:43 pm  Leave a Comment  
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A gun that threatens free speech itself!

Japanese researchers have created a gun that threatens freedom of speech. Yes, you heard me….

The device is designed to disrupt an individual’s speech. Kind of fascinating in a whole 1984 Big Brother sort of way.

http://www.extremetech.com/computing/120583-new-speech-jamming-gun-hints-at-dystopian-big-brother-future

Published in: on March 1, 2012 at 7:22 pm  Leave a Comment  
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Hope for Dr. Hawkins & Big Brother

Can you read my mind? How about now?  Can you read me now?

We are slowly but progressing to a greater understand of how the human mind works. Such knowledge is a tool. And as any tool it will eventually be used for both good and evil. 

I’d wager Dr. Stephen Hawking would be a prime candidate for such technology as it progresses. But imagine how lame the Hawking jokes will be without his broken digital voice. 

http://vitals.msnbc.msn.com/_news/2012/01/31/10281528-words-from-brain-waves-may-let-scientists-read-your-mind

Published in: on February 1, 2012 at 12:34 am  Leave a Comment  
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Guided bullets hit targets a mile away…

Can we say “Neat”. 

“The bullet is still a prototype, but if it passes further testing conducted by a private firm, the bullet will be accessible to recreational shooters, law enforcement and the military.”

Two thoughts:

a) When can I get my hands on these?

b) How long until there are calls to ban them by the hoplophobes?

Granted I am sure the cost of such units will be probably be prohibitively expensive to the average gun owner. 

http://news.yahoo.com/self-guided-bullet-strikes-target-mile-away-video-132957445.html

Published in: on January 31, 2012 at 8:57 pm  Leave a Comment  
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