Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Baldwin v Brady 2011 gun crimes

Yesterday, I compared the Baldwin top ten states with the least restrictive gun laws to the Brady top ten states with the most restrictive gun laws with regards to the violent crime and murder rates. Of course states with the least restrictive gun laws have lower crime rates, but what about gun crimes? Certainly, states that don't prohibit their citizens from carrying loaded, concealed guns in public places must have more gun crime, right? At least that's what the anti-rights cultists want you to believe. Let's take a look at the Brady states:

Information was obtained from the FBI Uniform Crime Reports Table 20, Table 21, and Table 22

Hawaii information is absent from the UCR and therefore could not be included in the robberies or aggravated assaults.

Once again, the states that suppress the rights of the citizens come in below the national average. Does this mean that gun control laws work at reducing gun crime? No.

As you can see in this table, in the states with the least restrictive gun laws, guns are used in robberies 22% LESS, 28% LESS in aggravated assaults and 16.70% LESS in homicides than the states with the most restrictive gun laws. Apparently more guns do not mean more gun crimes nor does more restrictive gun laws mean less gun crime.

Monday, October 29, 2012

Baldwin v Brady 2011 crime rates

Earlier this year I compared the Brady Top Ten states with the most restrictive gun laws to the Baldwin Top Ten states with the least restrictive gun laws with regards to the Violent Crime Rates and the Murder/Non-negligent Homicide Rates. (All information was obtained from the FBI Uniform Crime Reports, 2011, Table 5)

As you would expect, the Baldwin Top Ten states had lower violent crime rates as well as lower homicide rates than did the Brady Top Ten. Here's what it looks like:

The violent crime rate for Illinois does not include data from Chicago. The data collection methodology for the offense of forcible rape used by Chicago, Illinois does not comply with national UCR Program guidelines.

Once again, the Brady top ten states came in under the national average, but barely

And, the Baldwin Top Ten:

Yes, once again, the gun loving states have lower violent crime and homicide rates than the national average and the Brady Paradises. Just so you boys and girls don't have to do the math, the Baldwin states have a 28.72% LOWER Violent Crime Rate and a 33.50% LOWER Murder Rate than the gun hating states that the Brady Bunch loves so much.

When I get some time in the next couple of days, I'll compare the gun crime rates between the Brady Top Ten and the Baldwin Top Ten.

PS: BS is the Brady Score

Tuesday, October 16, 2012


A teenager was threatened by three men holding a gun and knives when they broke into her western Sydney home. Yeah, that same Australia where guns are illegaler than home invasions.

Investigators say a group of six to eight men knocked on the door of a home in the 1100 block of South Pacific Ave., around 10pm. Police say the 16-year-old that answered the door was pistol whipped, while another 16-year-old and 12-year-old in the house weren’t hurt. It makes sense that Canadians are limited to 10 round magazines, you only need eight bullets to protect yourself. Good thing Canada requires safe storage, too.

NEWBURGH, NY – Man commits a homicide, DA offers immunity and $250 for him to turn in his gun.

NORTHPORT, Alabama is making plans to ask people exercising their rights to leave public property. Interesting enough, the only rights being violated are the ones protected by the First Amendment. Guns are welcome. Oh, wait, I got that backwards.  According to state law, people can openly carry handguns while on foot in public but city administrator Scott Collins said the city will not allow an openly carried gun to become a public safety concern in its facilities and parks. I guess city administrators don't have to follow state law.

Because killing someone with a gun is illegal. David Walker, 29, is accused of killing Moring with a baseball bat, according to Phoenix police.

On a positive note, TSA actually caught a terrorist.

Saturday, October 13, 2012

VPC Cars v Guns, an analysis

The Violence Policy Center well, more like the WE HATE GUNS Policy Center because the ONLY violence these wretches care about is gun death.. Sorry, where was I? Oh, yeah. VPC just release a "analysis" of 'gun death' verses motor vehicle fatalities in the DMV, which is supposed to stand for the District of Columbia (DC), Maryland and Virginia. Let's take a look at their claims from their press release.

In the District of Columbia there were 99 firearm deaths reported in 2010, 84 of which were identified as homicides and 13 of which were identified as suicides. That same year, there were 38 motor vehicle deaths in the District.

and further down.

Motor vehicle deaths are on the decline as the result of a successful decades-long public health-based injury prevention strategy that includes safety-related changes to vehicles and highway design informed by comprehensive data collection and analysis. Meanwhile, firearms are the only consumer product not regulated by the federal government for health and safety. 

Friday, October 12, 2012

DC v US homicide rate 1960-2011 a graph

big, huge, graph comparing the DC Homicide rate to the US homicide rate from 1960 to 2011 with timeline of control groups and federal gun laws and DC gun law.

Thursday, October 11, 2012

More suicide information

I'm involved in a conversation on the Brady Campaign Facebook site about gun control and suicide. I made a comment about the declining murder rate and Andrew Goddard pointed out that I didn't include suicides with my 'gun death' numbers. I responded that suicide is independent of method and pointed out that Canada's suicide rate is similar to that of the United States, but the US has three times more firearms. Facebooker (yeah, I made that up) Brent Gurtek was interested in more information regarding the changes in the suicide rate in Canada compared with the changes in Canada's gun laws. If I did all that research, I may as well write a post about it. I'm surprised that my posts have been allowed to stay as long as they have (nearly 24 hours) except for links that I provided for the FBI Uniform Crime reports, those were deleted. Anywho....

From Statistics Canada we get the actual number of persons that committed suicide. Doing the math, with their estimated population, we see that the suicide rate in Canada rising. US suicide rate is from the CDC.

Now, let's compare their rising suicide rates with their gun laws.

Links and snark

Quit blaming the hoodie. 1 adult, three kids killed. Three others injured in Baltimore. It's a good thing they have strong gun laws.

More gun control fail. Phuket even. Man shot in head, may have been suicide, police not believing it. I wonder where the gun came from.

Gun control fail, again. This time it's the NFA. the law sez you have to pay a tax to make these, apparently criminals don't follow the law. Who wudda thunk it?

New Haven teens getting in on the DIY action. No dogs were injured in the making of this news story.

Le Roy, NY has some strong gun laws. Apparently, though, you can make your own grenades, but it's still against the law. But wait, there's more "A long gun, also believed to be handmade or at least altered, was removed from the car about 8:45 a.m." I wonder how that one gets listed in the FBI UCR.

House invaded in the Gumlog section of Stephens County. from the report "...four subjects armed with handguns and long guns forced their way into a residence,"...and what did the homeowner do? "...During the incident, one of the occupants of the home was able to retrieve an assault rifle that he kept at the residence and subsequently shot one of the intruders." Whew, I'm glad there's a happy ending.

That's all, carry on.

microlaserengravedstamping is the answer to NY gun crime

State Senator Daniel Squadron (D-25th district) is calling for a special legislative session aimed at passing statewide gun control measures that would make New York’s gun laws the strongest in the country, as reported by thevillager.

What's this statewide gun control measure you ask? Microstamping of course. You know where the gun..ummm..it puts a stamp on umm.... I'll let the writer for thevillager explain it.

Microstamping uses lasers to stamp a numeric code onto bullet shell casings, theoretically making it easier for police to track individual casings left at a crime scene back to the gun — and the shooter — that fired them. -thevillager admin

And how would this laser engraved stamp lead to the gun and the shooter. Well, because it's the licensed gun owners, that have registered their guns with the government of NY that doing all the shooting, or not.

According to the New York Daily News

Virginia is already the single biggest supplier of guns used by criminals in the city.

I wonder how that microlaserengravedstamping is going to fix that.

and according to lawyers.com
Those shootings brought to eight the number of NYPD officers who have been shot in recent months—one of them resulting in a fatality—and, according to Bloomberg, all the guns used in those events were illegally owned.

so, somehow having teany tiny laserstamping is going to.....make all the thugs register their newly stolen or otherwise acquired firearm?

Washington Post, can I get a comment please
Virginia gun dealers were the most important source of crime guns illegally trafficked along Interstate 95, also known as the “iron pipeline” from the Southeast to the states in the Northeast corridor.

I don't know what's worse, thinking that microstamping is the answer to gun crimes are believing that there are little lasers in the gun stamping marks on the shell casings.

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Murders and Unknown type of firearms

This is really more of an addendum to my previous Gun Control post.

While researching information for something else, I noticed a trend in the number of murders committed with an unknown type of firearm. As I posted in the Gun Control post, there are three possible answers on the Uniform Crime Report with regards to homicide and types of weapons. Those being, Handgun, Rifle, or Shotgun. In addition to listing the type of weapon, the person filling out the form, must also include how the weapon was used. An example in the Handbook is a perpetrator using a glass bottle. While a glass bottle would normally be considered a blunt object, if it's broken, and used to cut or stab, then the FBI will show it as a cutting weapon instead of a blunt weapon. The same is true for a shotgun. If a shotgun is used as a bat, instead of a shooting instrument, it will be listed as a blunt object instead of a firearm.

If a piece of pipe is used in a homicide, but that pipe contained a shotgun shell, and the cause of death was from being shot, then the weapon will be listed as a firearm, but will be listed as firearm "type unknown". This is not to say that all of the homicides listed under firearm type unknown on table 20 are from homemade firearms. Sometimes a person will be killed with a firearm but the firearm isn't recovered and that too will be listed as firearm type unknown. ALSO, a homemade zip gun using shotgun shells will be listed as firearm type shotgun. Unfortunately, there are no clear instructions in the handbook on how to list homemade firearms and with 14,478 homicide reports being submitted, in 2010, to the FBI, we 14,478 descriptions of weapons used. On to the visual aid....

Tuesday, October 9, 2012

CSGV has their racism showing

According to the Coalition to Stop Gun Violence, you must be black to live in the inner-cities, be poor, lack discipline and have bad character.....Exhibit A

How do we know that this is a comment against blacks? Because the CSGV is quite white, as well as Paul Ryan. If someone said that Al Sharpton made a racial comment, well, we'd all know that he was talking about some white folks.

The actual quote from Ryan was...

"We have lots of laws that aren't being properly enforced. We need to make sure we enforce these laws. But the best thing to help prevent violent crime in the inner cities is to bring opportunity in the inner cities, is to help people get out of poverty in the inner cities, is to help teach people good discipline, good character. That is civil society. That's what charities, and civic groups, and churches do to help one another make sure that they can realize the value in one another."

Heh, but Ryan is the racist. I think not.

Monday, October 8, 2012

Gun Control Works...

...on law abiding citizens. Let me first define "Law Abiding Citizen". This is a person, who can legally own a firearm under federal law. The anti-rights cultists latest claim is...

One of their beloved claims is that requiring back ground checks on all transfers will prevent criminals from buying firearms from private sellers. Be that as it may, it won't prevent criminals from buying firearms from friends, family, or other criminals. According to a November, 2001 report by the Bureau of Justice Statistics here (pdf) (yeah, I know it's old, but it's the latest one available), nearly 80% of offenders get their guns from friends and family, (39.6%) or the black market (39.2%). My question to the antis is "What would compel a criminal seller to conduct a background check on a criminal buyer?" The short answer is NOTHING. We will have nearly 40% of offenders that won't be affected by a universal background check law. Next question, what would compel a family member or friend, who knowing transfers a firearm to his criminal family member or friend, to run a background check? The answer, nothing short of registration. Keep this in mind the next time some anti calls for background checks, it's the stepping stone to registration. NEXT.

Friday, October 5, 2012

The Truth about the Homicide Rate and violent crime

We all hear it every day from the anti-rights cultists, their blind followers, the main stream media. "Gun violence is at epidemic proportions." But, what's the truth about the gun violence? The truth is, the homicide rate is nearly the lowest level it's been in 50 years. 1962 had a homicide rate of 4.6, 2011 had a homicide rate of 4.7.

Thursday, October 4, 2012

Assault Weapons Ban, more questions than answers

The anti-rights cultists are always calling for a renewed assault weapons ban, especially so in a presidential election year. They won't get it, they don't get it, that they won't get it, but yet, they waste everyone's time wanting to get it. Get it? Me neither. Keep in mind, too, that the expired federal assault weapons ban included full size magazines that can hold more than 10 rounds of ammunition. Why ten rounds? I don't know. They claim that with more than 10 rounds, someone can go on a killing spree and kill more than 10 people. Why killing 10 people is acceptable to the anti-rights cultists but killing 11 is not it anyone's guess.

Ladd Everitt and CSGV feeling inadequate

In a tweet, today, Ladd and company posted a picture of Cody Wilson, the young law student behind the wiki weapon project.

(yeah, bitches, you can block me all you want, I can still see your tweets)

and obviously refer to him as an insurrectionist. It's also obvious that  Ladd  Everitt is too scared to come play with the big boys, so he has to pick on someone else. Ladd, you must feel miserably inadequate to have to stoop to something like that.