Smith And Wesson To Pay $2Milion Plus Penalty

The HIll reports Smith and Wesson will pay the regime more than two million dollars for ‘illegal bribes overseas.’

Given the massive amount of corruption in the current regime, that seems a bit odd. However, briefly quoting The Hill report linked above:

The Securities and Exchange Commission said Monday that Smith & Wesson violated anti-bribery laws when it tried to expand through countries such as Pakistan, Indonesia, Turkey, Nepal and Bangladesh.

Smith & Wesson profited more than $100,000 from its contract with Pakistan, but many of the other attempted bridges fell through, according to the SEC.

“This is a wake-up call for small and medium-size businesses that want to enter into high-risk markets and expand their international sales,” said Kara Brockmeyer, chief of the foreign bribery task force within the SEC’s enforcement division. “When a company makes the strategic decision to sell its products overseas, it must ensure that the right internal controls are in place and operating.”

Well, that will subtract a buck or so from the profit on each gun S&W sells for a while. However, I seriously doubt Smith will be seriously affected.

And, given the culture of corruption around Capitol Hill these days, one can understand how a company might get the idea that money under the table will pay off.


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As Expected, DC Appeals 2A Decision

Politico reports the District of Columbia will appeal the Appeals Court ruling that struck down its complete ban on carrying a gun outside the location its registration calls for.

Briefly quoting the Obama’s Typewriter report linked above:

The city’s motion suggests that the judge’s order could make it more difficult for law enforcement to guard against a variety of threats, including presidential assassinations.

“The public interest is not served by rushed legislation on a foundational public-safety issue or by allowing any and all ‘dangerous or deadly’ concealable weapons to be carried in public, without reasonable restrictions being imposed, during the pendency of any appeal and/or new legislation,” the D.C. motion (posted here) states.

Before the first gun control disaster in the District, the violent crime rate averaged 550 and the homicide rate 11 per 100,000 population.

The Gun Control Act of 1958 drove the Districa Federale’s violent crime rate to third world levels after just six years of gun control, at 1,600 violent crimes and and the murder rate to 38.3 per 100,000 residents of Yap town-on-the-Potomac.

At its worst, during the dreadful years between 1988 and 1995, gun control drove the Districa’s already high murder rates to as high as 80.6 per 100,000 population, and the violent crime rates to a staggering 2,660 per 100,000. Those were the years when a Washingtonian had one chance in eight of becoming a crime victim – and the Districa was the most crime ridden venue in the Western Hemisphere.


Of course, the violent crime and homicide rates were quite low in the days when a DC desk Sergeant could tell a young victim of a serial rapist to get a gun, learn to use it, and use it when she had to. As the chart of DC’s violent crime rates, above, and homicide rates, below, clearly demonstrate:


The facts are simple enough. Washington has cemeteries full of the victims of gun control. And anti-gun activist Vincent Gray would apparently prefer the murder rate to top 500 per 100,000 than to allow citizens of good character to defend themselves, and others, with armed force.

It is time that Congress get its collective butt off its hands and do something effective toward bringing the District’s crime rate back to where it was before gun control.

Preempt all gun control laws, and replace them with – nothing.


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DC Police Ordered Not To Arrest Registered Gun Owners Who Are Carrying

An Amanda Noble bylined item in the Washington Times reports DC police Chief Kathy Lanier ordered DC officers not to arrest DC residents carrying a registered handgun on the streets of the District of Columbia.

Before anyone gets excited, it should be clearly understood Lanier’s civil masters will do everything in their power to protect the Districta’s criminal population. Literally everything will have to be fought through the courts, so this does not in any way signal capitation to law and order factions.

And of course, that is clearly visible in the Districa’s third world violent crime rates. Washington has a population of approximately 632,300, while El Paso Texas has about 40,000 more at 675,500. DC has one (1) gun dealer. El Paso has one almost within walking distance of every residence.

In 2012, DC reported 7,488 violent crimes, El Paso had 2,859

In 2012, D reported 88 murders, El Paso had 23

In 2012, DC reported 230 forcible rapes, El Paso just 184

In 2012, DC reported 3,725 robberies, El Paso 471

In 2012, DC reported 3,699 Aggravated Assaults, El Paso just 2,181

Of course, El Paso is within spitting distance of the sometimes murder capitol of the world, Juarez, and some of Juarez’ violence does spill over. But DC ‘s neighbor is Fairfax County, Virginia!

So obviously, our Federal District, the District of Columbia, is doing everything possible to keep their violent crime rates up. And the law abiding tax payers can go to …well!


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Noted: July 27 Arctic Ice Extant The Greatestt Since 2004

The IJIS Arctic Sea Ice webpage lists yesterday’s ice extant at 7,097,907 square kilometers, very slightly under the official total for the date in 2004.

If the summer melt proceeds at this rate, it will surpass the 2002 extant in early August. And the Sinister left will do every thing they can to keep the public from finding out about it.


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Self Defense In Minnesota: Homeowners Son 1; Home Invader, lilies

The Argus Leader reports an attempted home invasion ended when the victim’s son gave the home invader a hot led cure for criminality.

Briefly quoting the Argus Leader report linked above:

Authorities say a man came to the door of a home in Koochiching County and asked for help Saturday. When the female homeowner opened the door, the suspect assaulted her. The homeowner’s son then shot the suspect.

The wording of the press notice suggests the intent was to commit a forcible sexual assault rather than theft. However, that does not change the facts that a criminal predator is off the highways and byways of northern Minnesota, and will not return.

Congratulations to the young man for his prompt and effective cure for criminal predation.

Kudos, Sir.


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“Along Side” An Anti-Gun Tax-Print-and-Blow Democrat Is Not A Good Message

A candidate for Senate in West Virginia promises to deliver a message to Obama. While this is a pretty good commercial, a message saying you will “stand alongside Joe Manchin” is not a good message to send. Nor is the reality that Ms. Tennant will be subject to Partei discipline, and she will either vote as Harry Reid tells her, or she will be without friends in the shark tank that is the Senate.

West Virginia can do better.


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Remington Update On The R-51

Shamelessly stealing Remington’s “Clarification” for those who have R-51 pistols with “teething problems” in full” from the Outdoor Wire…

Earlier this year, we launched the innovative R51 subcompact pistol to critical acclaim. During testing, numerous experts found the pistol to function flawlessly. In fact, they found it to have lower felt recoil, lower muzzle rise and better accuracy and concealability than other products in its class.

However, after initial commercial sales, our loyal customers notified us that some R51 pistols had performance issues. We immediately ceased production to re-test the product. While we determined the pistols were safe, certain units did not meet Remington’s performance criteria. The performance problems resulted from complications during our transition from prototype to mass production. These problems have been identified and solutions are being implemented, with an expected production restart in October.

Anyone who purchased an R51 may return it and receive a new R51 pistol, along with two additional magazines and a custom Pelican case, by calling Remington at (800) 243-9700.

The new R51 will be of the same exceptional quality as our test pistols, which performed flawlessly.

It appears Remington will take care of its customers in fine style. As for me, I am still waiting for one to show up in a local dealers display case.

And by the way, click on over to the Outdoor wire and subscribe so you can be up to date.


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“Long Term Violent Crime Trends In The United States?”

Someone dropped by searching for “long term crime trends in us.”

That depends on how long a period you consider “long term,” but here is the latest twenty year data frin the Bureau of Justice Statistics.

CAUTION! This graphic is in incidents per 1,000 population, and the indicated incidence must be multiplied by 100 to agree with the international standard of incidents per 100,000 population.


Obviously, the incidence of violent crimes has fallen by almost 70 percent over the twenty year period covered by the graphic.

At the same time, Americans have purchased some 160 million new guns, and some 20 million more American families have become gun owners. Something that demonstrates the truth to the saying that “More guns equal less crime.”


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“Prove Gun Control Increases Violent Crime”

A learned individual challenged me to prove “beyond a reasonable doubt” gun control increases violent crime.

That is not at all difficult to do if you take the same standard juries use; “The overwhelming preponderance of the evidence.”

To begin with the foundation of proof, crime statistics are numbers. Numbers cannot leap off the page and slap you in the face; they can only become larger, become smaller, or remain unchanged. A successful anti-crime law would result in crime numbers becoming smaller, a failed anti-crime law results in larger numbers of crimes; particularly violent crime: while a law that results in no change in crime numbers or rates is a wasted effort.

New Jersey Violent Crime Rates 1960-2010

New Jersey Violent Crime Rates 1960-2010

So pick a gun control law and look a the crime numbers in the years subsequent to passage. New Jersey’s violent crime number are in the chart on the right, and the source of those numbers is the FBI’s Uniform Crime Report for the applicable years, laid out in a spreadsheet for your convenience at this link.

New Jersey’s gun control drive began very late in 1963, and the very restrictive State law was enacted in 1967, taking effect 1 January 1968. The effects of the gun control drive are quite clear; as are the results of New Jersey’s law itself. And of course, the effect of that law was amplified by the Gun Control Act of 1968. Obviously, some factor drove New Jersey’s violent crime rates up immediately subsequent to the inception of a gun control drive, and more rapidly after the inception of a restrictive gun law.

DCVICRIMERATE The graphic on the right shows the District of Columbia’s violent crime rate, and thee effects of both Federal and District gun laws. Obviously, those laws fit in the same category as New Jersey’s laws. They did not reduce violent crime, and the violent crime rate did not remain unchanged. Therefore those laws failed to reduce crime.

How about murder? The graphic below shows the United States murder rates from the end of the “Wild West” in 1885 through 2012. Every regularly enforced restrictive gun law is reflected on that graphic, as is every permissive gun law. From the labor violence impelled State laws of 1905-1906, New York’s Sullivan Law of 1911 which drove the U.S. homicide rate up by 25%; the restrictive laws during prohibition, the decline in enforcement of gun laws during the Depression; the “black market blip” during WWII,” and of course the soaring murder rates after passage of the Gun Control Act of 1968. And of course, that graphic also shows the massive reduction in murder after the States began relaxing gun laws in the 1990′s:

The Bloody Results of American Gun Controls, 1905-2012

The Bloody Results of American Gun Controls, 1905-2012

The homicide graphic shows the effects of more than 14,000 restrictive gun laws. Of those, not a single restrictive and regularly enforced gun law has succeeded in leaving the crime rate unchanged. Without exception, every restrictive gun law in history has been immediately followed by a sharp increase in violent crime and homicide rates, with the increase depending on the severity of the law and the rigor of enforcement. We could extend this discussion until all of the more than 65,900 restrictive gun laws have been examined, but the results will not change.

While it is conceivable that some restrictive weapons law might, someday, somewhere, merely leave the violent crime and murder rates unchanged, that has not occurred to the present. And, given the breadth and variety of those laws, the actual probability that such a law will ever exist are almost infinitely small.

Obviously, on the preponderance of the evidence, gun control legislation drives violent crimes, including murder. While people can, and do, claim that if we try gun control “just one more time” it will succeed in making our children safer, making or lives better, or have some positive benefit.

And the rational answer is a question. With almost 66,000 failed gun laws in 519 years if gun control was going to do anyone any good, why has it not done so already?


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“Obama Will Take Care Of Us”

This morning’s Drudge report depicts seven members of the ultra-violent street gang MS-13 giving the world the finger, over an ‘Obama will take care of us’ headline.

Apparently that is the case, since the floodgates have opened to allow criminals of all nations to enter our borders. And to allow street gangs such as MS-13 to recruit in the concentration camps the regime has provided for them.

Given the extreme levels of violent behavior shown by so many of these “children,” the best we can do is carry everywhere. Because nothing stops violence like the potential for retributory violence from an intended victim.


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