FBI stats show that more gun ownership in 2014 correlated with less crime

As Gomer Pyle might say, “Surprise, surprise, surprise!” 

from Breitbart:

As Breitbart News previously reported, private gun sales skyrocketed during 2013 with 21,093,273 background checks. And now the FBI reports that during the first six months of 2014–the first six months that all these new guns were in the hands of Americans–“offenses” in the categories of violent crimes and property crimes decreased.

In other words, More guns correlated with less crime in the first half of 2014.

According to the FBI, “murder and non-negligent manslaughter, rape…aggravated assault, and robbery” all showed decreases when the first six months of 2014 were juxtaposed with the first six months of 2013. Murder fell by “6 percent,” rape by “10.1 percent,” aggravated assault dropped “1.6 percent,” and robbery fell by “10.3 percent.”

Offenses of property crime–“burglary, larceny-theft, and motor vehicle theft”–all decreased during the first six months of 2014 as well, when contrasted with the first six months of 2013. Burglary fell “14 percent,” larceny-theft fell “5.6 percent,” and motor vehicle thefts fell “5.7 percent.”

When examined by region, the largest decrease in violent crimes and property crimes took place in the Midwest region of the country. When looked at by counties, the largest decrease of both categories of crime took place in non-metropolitan counties–although it did fall in metropolitan counties as well.

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Look, around here, we know full well that correlation does not equal causation.  We’ve said it over and over again.  However, this 6 month correlation is not an isolated incident.  You can look at the same tend on the state level.  You can look at it over a 20-year period.  You can look at it based only on concealed carry permit holders.  The result is the same.  More legal gun ownership = less crime.  

While we can’t say that correlation equals causation, we can say with confidence that increased gun ownership does not increase the crime rate in the US as liberals would have you believe.  

In the UK Men must now PROVE that a woman consented to sex. Except *how can you*. No, seriously, how do you prove she consented without filming her during every single sex act?

Men accused of date rape will need to convince police that a woman consented to sex as part of a major change in the way sex offences are investigated.
The Director of Public Prosecutions said it was time for the legal system to move beyond the concept of “no means no” to recognise situations where women may have been unable to give consent.
Alison Saunders said rape victims should no longer be “blamed” by society if they are too drunk to consent to sex, or if they simply freeze and say nothing because they are terrified of their attacker.
Instead, police and prosecutors must now put a greater onus on rape suspects to demonstrate how the complainant had consented “with full capacity and freedom to do so”.

Holy fucking shit

This is insane.

There’s simply no way to prove you’re innocent, you just can’t. Every woman can now have every man she fucks brought up on charges that it is impossible for him to defend against.

And every dopey fucking Feminist reading this is all “IF YOU DON’T WANT TO BE ACCUSED OF RAPE DON’T RAPE!!!”

You’re not getting it. A man is now effectively guilty until proven innocent and ONLY MEN IN THE UK CAN BE CONVICTED OF RAPE BECAUSE THE STATE DOES NOT RECOGNIZE THAT MALES CAN BE RAPE VICTIMS.

No, THIS IS WRONG.. GUILTY UNTIL PROVEN INNOCENT IS *ALWAYS WRONG*.

Further… MORE WAYS A MAN CAN BE ACCUSED OF RAPE:

The ability to consent to sex should also be questioned where the complainant has mental health problems, learning difficulties or was asleep or unconscious at the time of the alleged attack, she said.

This has to stop. A woman can say she was raped, even if she consented to sex… because she has learning difficulties

WHAT… THE… FUCK!?!?!?!?!?

This has got to stop… They’ve gone too far.

anonymous asked:

Please shut the fuck up about ur opinions on abortions. Keep in mind that not everybody in America is catholic, and the Declaration of Independence says the church and state must stay separate. Should woman of other religions have to suffer because one religion says it is wrong? That's like saying no one should get medical attention. Because another religion believes it is gods will for you die.

Being pro-life isn’t just a Catholic or religious stance, you dunce.  The preservation of innocent life is a basic moral principle, which you clearly lack.

Furthermore, it does not state anything regarding a “separation of church and state" anywhere in the Declaration of Independence nor the Constitution.

I’m uncomfortable with the whole “black people are oppressed” ordeal because I have literally had a bunch of black men say behind my sister and I’s backs while just walking into a fast food restaurant to order food that they would like to rape us, and a bunch of other crude, disgusting things I’d much rather not say myself, all while referring to us as “those two white bitches”.
Also the fact that while my dad was growing up (he was lower-class, poor) the black kids he went to high school with would beat him up, steal his money, his clothing, and his shoes, chase him home from school, call him degrading names, etc…
No, I am not lying.
And yes, there is a race issue: the majority of black people think they have all the rights in the world, and can do whatever they want to white people, and get away with it all on the grounds of “my poor ancestors”.

Scholars Blast Fox 'News' For Calling College Course On Racism 'Anti-White' (VIDEO)

Scholars Blast Fox ‘News’ For Calling College Course On Racism ‘Anti-White’ (VIDEO)

Last week, “Fox & Friends” ran a segment focused around a supposed “attack on whiteness” that Arizona State University had prompted by offering “U.S. Race Theory & the Problem of Whiteness,” a college course that studies whiteness.

Co-host Elisabeth Hasselbeck calledthe course a “quite unfair, and wrong, and pointed” attack on white people and brought on ASU student Lauren Clark to shed some…

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The Nation mag: Single-earner households are cheating the government out of tax revenue

Have you ever cleaned your house? Walked your dog? Made a meal for your kids? Well according to the NYT and, more recently, the “progressives” at The Nation, you’ve stolen from the federal government through lost tax revenue, you dirty thief.

From The Nation:

…single-earner households are getting a bonus another way: the labor a mother or father performs in the home caring for a kid or wiping down a counter is unpaid and therefore goes untaxed. When two parents work outside the home and pay someone to watch their children, both those incomes are taxed.

That has got to be the most idiotic group of words to ever form a paragraph. This ins’t progressivism or liberalism as they were once defined. Quite the opposite. This is totalitarianism. This line of reasoning (for lack of a better word) is based on the notion that the government owns you and you must work for it. You are not your own. You and the things you steward belong to the government.

Twitchy has more:

You see, by being a stay at home parent, you are a recipient of government benevolence because your “labor” is not taxed. Funny. We were always under the impression that it was income that was taxed, not labor. But the moonbats are actually arguing that by performing labor without income, you are technically stealing—or at least receiving benefits—from the government. Your labor is not your own.

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Here are a few responses:

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Public Defender arrested for refusing to allow her clients to be interviewed by police without counsel.

San Francisco can officially get fucked. The entire state of California can officially get fucked.

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An Argument to Why the First Amendment is Dead

This should hopefully even wake up some liberals out there.

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Dedicated to the Denver Police Department

The newest Police department to fall victim to ignorance, ideology, and knee jerk reaction.

First of all, being unarmed does not mean you can not pose a threat justifying deadly force.

Second of all, A CAR IS A WEAPON, AND HITTING A POLICE OFFICER WITH ONE DOES JUSTIFY DEADLY FORCE!

White House: Yes, the Taliban commits acts of terror, but they're not a terrorist organization

After yesterday’s mind-blowing admission from the White House that it does not consider the Taliban a terrorist organization, reporters at today’s press briefing wanted clarification.  What we got from this exchange was the old “shuck and jive.”

here’s the video:

What we have here is inconsistent policy from the White House because they know that their negotiations with the Taliban aren’t permissible if they label the Taliban as a terrorist organization.  The problem is that while the State Department does not give the Taliban that designation, the Treasury Department does.  Thus, the Obama administration is trying to have it both ways. 

sad-thots asked:

Hello, I am a 15 year old girl in high school. I am about to participate in a government simulation. My assigned role is a republican in the west wing and I need to argue the following issues: -Gender Pay Gap -Marijuana Legalization -Nutrition in Public School Lunches If you are able to, could you please tell me your standings/ positions on these issues? I am trying to gather a deeper understanding from different peoples perspectives! Thank you so much!

Er… well, I’m not sure how helpful I’ll be for this. Let’s see. 

So the first thing you need to know about the pay gap is that it doesn’t exist. I wrote a little editorial about it almost a year ago (which looking back was actually pretty terrible, but the articles I link to in it are still good). I also linked to a bunch more articles in this post which further disprove this idea. There are certainly factors causing a difference in average pay between men and women that should probably be addressed (why women are more likely to choose low paying fields, why many women must cut their work week short due to childcare needs, why women are less likely to actually ask for a raise, why women leave the workforce earlier than men, etc), but the 77% statistic is irresponsible and extremely misleading. 

I don’t really have an opinion on marijuana, to be honest. I don’t think you should be thrown in prison for smoking a joint, but I’m not quite sure I want to jump on the legalization train. But I can certainly link you to an article written by someone who was probably a lot smarter than me, so I hope that will help a bit. 

School lunches, in my opinion, should be left up to states and/or local districts. Generally speaking, any time the federal government sweeps in with a great new idea to mandate universally, I cringe. The folks in the White House and Capitol don’t understand the unique needs and abilities of individual school districts. When decisions like this are kept within the affected population, we tend to see better results. Right now, the feds have only succeeded in persuading fewer kids to eat school food. School officials know what kind of nutrition the average student in their district is getting at home, what their students will actually eat, and they know what they are able to pay for in their schools. Here are some articles about schools who are refusing to follow the mandate. 

I hope your simulation goes well and that I haven’t completely wasted your time. Good luck!

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Surprise! Taliban detainee swapped for Bowe Bergdahl returns to militant activity

Well, who didn’t see this coming?  According to the Obama administration, these 5 detainees were “not a threat.”  So much for that…

from CNN:

The U.S. military and intelligence community now suspect that one of the five Taliban detainees released from Guantanamo Bay in return for Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl in May of last year has attempted to return to militant activity from his current location in Qatar, CNN has learned exclusively.
The development has led to an ongoing debate inside the administration about whether there is a new threat from this man, and potentially the other four.
This is the first known suggestion that any of the detainees involved in the exchange may be trying to engage again in militant activity. It comes at a politically sensitive time as the administration has quickened the pace of prisoner release in an effort to encourage the closure of the Guantanamo, and the Army must decide in the coming weeks whether and how to punish Bergdahl for leaving his post.
Several U.S. officials across different agencies and branches of the U.S. government have confirmed key details to CNN. The White House referred CNN to the Pentagon, and the Pentagon has declined to comment on the matter.

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This comes on the heels of new controversy over the Obama administration’s refusal to label the Taliban as a terrorist organization, despite the fact the White House admits that the Taliban participates in “terror activities.”

anonymous asked:

"Complete dumbasses like Carl Sagan" hahahaha sorry bruh, he knows more than you could ever look up on the internet. Fuckin A that was an ignorant statement.

It’s amazing when people look up to certain people just because of their celebrity.  There are probably countless individuals in the science community that mock the likes of Sagan, Bill Nye and even Neil deGrasse Tyson.  I’ve been to several astronomy clubs where they are openly ridiculed.  Just because they are so prevalent in the public eye and fluent in a subject, does not mean they are all-knowing or infallible.  This is like saying Jean-Claude Van Damme is the greatest fighter that ever lived because he wins all his fights on the big screen.

Carl Sagan was so indoctrinated in his immoral version of atheism that he claimed masturbation was murder if abortion was considered murder.  That is not only unscientific, it’s hilariously ignorant to even suggest such a thing.  Now, you have idiots today that are still perpetuating the same idiotic notion.  It’s amazing the stranglehold that pop culture holds on our collective psyche. 

anonymous asked:

Libertarianism>conservatism

I’m not sure I’d say either is better than the other, but it does seem to me that if we spend all of our time fighting other non-liberals, we’re making it far too easy for the Democrats to take control before we even notice. Maybe we aren’t the same, you and I, but I’d bet we have more in common with each other than we do with Obama or Clinton.