Maryland: Homeowner 1, Home Invader, fatal lead poisoning

Baltimore’s WBFF reports a man trying to break into an Upper Marlboro home found himself weighed down with more hot lead than he could carry, and accordingly expired.

Very good. The streets of both Baltimore and of Upper Marlboro will be measurably safer today. Congratulations Sir.

Stranger

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“The Percentage Of Americans Who Own Guns”

Someone stopped by searching for the deceptively simple “percentage of americans who own guns.”

The problem is the myriad of ways people obtain guns. There is incoherence, gift, purchase , trade, and in one case I know, a nice collection of guns came with a new wife.

With that; and a note that there are approximately 248 million Americans who are old enough to legally buy a gun and have no disqualifications such as a court ruling of mental incapacity or a felony conviction…

Straight up, approximately 120 million Americans own a gun they have purchased, almost entirely by way of dealer purchase.

Nearly fifty million onw guns obtained by gift or inheritance, but there is a huge amount of overlap in the two groups.

Another ten million obtained guns in a variety of ways, including marrying a gun owner, working out the price of a gun, or in some other legitimate fashion.

All in all, that makes just under 150 million actual gun owners, in legalistic terms.

Those Americans live in 92 million “dwelling units” housing a 253 million of us; and every last one of those who lives in a home with one or more guns has a claim of ownership.

Crime? Families with lawful gun owners total more than more than 80 percent of the United States population – and commit less than two percent of the United States crimes.

So of course, the most “progressive” political faction wants to fingerprint gun owners, install RFID chips in our arms, inspect our guns every few weeks, force us to store our guns disassembled, buy liability insurance, and do a lot more things – while giving criminals a free pass.

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2015 Snatches 21st Century Arctic Ice Record Extant

The Arctic ROOS scientific website shows 2015 now the July 7th 21st Century leader for Arctic sea ice extant. And the next stop should be the 20th Century Arctic ice extant records.

Cryosphere Today’s images, particularly the comparison images show the Arctic sea ice is quite healthy, and snow cover is impressive compared to just five years ago.

On the South End, calving due to severe weather has Antarctic sea ice extent below record levels but news reports say the ice is so thick that there have been severe problems resupplying scientific stations.

And, back here in the USA, I see wheat farmers cannot get into boggy fields to harvest, putting 2015’s overall harvest in doubt.

We shall see, but it is certain that it is getting colder. Especially since Chicago barely cleared 90 in sheltered places, and the media is talking as though it is a heat wave. Not according to the long range records it is not. And not with a cold wind off the Lake to put a chill on outdoor activities.

Except for murder, of course. Chicago has gun control and the murder rates that go with that.

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“This Administration Is Releasing Criminals”

Cypercast News reports Rep. Bob Goodlatte (R-VA) says “The Obama Administration is turning criminals loose on the streets.

Rep. Goodlatte is correct. The regime is deliberately and usually with full knowledge turning Obama’s invited guests with a serious criminal record loose on our streets.

The result is simple enough. Twenty years ago it was unusual to turn up more than one or two Hispanic surnames in a day’s sorting and classifying news reports. Today, some batches of reports; particularly from the West Coast, Arizona, Texas, and the Carolina’s give a Hispanic surname to up to half those arrested.

To give one example; the accused in more than 60,000 reported forcible sexual assault cases a year are “sans-papel,” here illegally. 6,000 of those cases come from North Carolina, alone.

Perhaps worse, a very high percentage are between the Mexican/Latino age of consent of 12 and the almost universal American age of consent of 18 – and a shocking percentage are not yet 12.

To point up the differences in cultures, when a Hispanico is brought charged with child rape, their first statement is an offer to marry the victim, after Spanish custom. Something that horrifies most victims and their parents.

The situation is serious, and Representative Goodlatte is correct. The Obama regime has a policy of releasing violent criminals. Particularly if their criminal record is known.

My Chicano and Latino friends do not want those criminals to live among them, and Americans certainly do not want them around.

It will take a regime change to change that policy, unfortunately. Bit for the moment the best we can do is to teach our children to shoot, and to be vigilant.

And keep an “Equalizer” handy yourself.

Strnager

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Off Topic: But A Lie Detector

I see “Red Bernie” Sanders, candidate for president, says the real unemployment rate is 105 percent.

Unemployment is “The percentage of adults who are not in school and not in the workforce.”

Rounded to the nearest full million:

There are 241 million Americans who would work if they can find a job.

There are just under 167 million jobs.

Aliens, people who are not citizens, hold 21 million jobs.

Leaving 146 million jobs are held by Americans.

And leaving 94 million without a paycheck.

Therefore, the unemployment rate among “native born Americans and naturalized citizens is 94 of 246, or 38.21 percent.

Which sounds terrible and is terrible.

However, the Bureau of Labor Statistics says that the unemployment rate is much less because 52 million Americans are “free lancing,” taking any short term job they can find.

Therefore, according to the BLS, the true unemployment rate, U8 in their terms, is “only 16.26 percent.

But the BLS also implies at least forty million Americans are “in the Casual Labor Pool.”

The CLP consists of those persons you see standing on corners watching traffic pass by; hoping someone will stop and give them a day’s work.

But that is a puzzle, because no one is standing in corners with “got a job” placards, or any placards. The CLP seems to have lost hope and stay home.

So what is the actual unemployment rate you can bet the Bureau of Labor Statistics will revise it downward in a few weeks.

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Another Anti Expected To Announce

I see by the news scroll that Joe Biden is expected to announce his candidacy for president of the United States.

If true, that would make five; Biden Hrod, Jwebb, Red Bernie, and whatisface. All as anti gun rights and civil rights as Dianne Feinstein, Biden’s co-conspirator on the first “assault weapons ban.”

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An Assembly Of The States Called For May 2016

Under the Constitution, and “Assembly of the States” can gather and change the Constitution in any way the assembled delegates may choose.

Breitbart reports, sufficient States having voted in favor, that a call for an Assembly of the States has been made, with a suggested date of May, 2016.

The author, Michael Patrick Leahy, makes several suggestions, starting with a State stepping up to the plate and enacting a resolution to host an Assembly of the States.

Click on over, the Alley will be here when you click back.

For my part, the only thing I really fear is the Democrats, expert in evil, would pack the Assembly and we would find ourselves in a Bolshevik State with a rubber stamp Dua instead of a bought and paid for Congress.

Stranger

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Have You Noticed A Lot Of Stabbings Lately?

FOX News reports a former intern of anti-gun Connecticut Congressman Jim Hines (ANTI-CT) was stabbed to death in DC.

I had just looked through the top fifty crime headlines, and noticed the unusually high percentage of stabbing reports. And wondering if this is a new trend, or something I had not noticed.

Sampling the FBI Uniform Crime report, in 2005 there were 14,860 murders, of which 1,914 or 12.8 percent were killed with knives or edged weapons.

In 2007 there were 14,831 murders, of which 1,796 or 12.11 percent of victims were killed with cutting instruments; a trivial difference compared to 2005’s 12.8 percent.

In 2009 there were 13,636 murders, 1,825 or 13.38 percent of those committed with knives or cutting instruments.

In 2011 there were 12.795 murders and 1,716 of t13.41 percent of hose were with a knife or cutting instrument.

In 2012, there were 12,888 murders, of which 1604 or 12.45 percent were with knives or cutting instruments.

For 2013, the last year we have full data for, there were 12,253 murders, of which 1,490 or 12.16 percent with a knife or cutting instrument.

So we can see that the number and percentage of knife murders has remained relatively constant. And has done so since the big jump in the percentage of gun murders during the 1960’s.

But for the last several months, the media has reported 16 to 18 percent of all murders as stabbing deaths.

If a few hundred crime indicate a trend, we man finally have the start of a trend of criminal moving away from guns and going back to the knives that were the street criminal’s weapon of choice 90 years ago.

We shall see, of course. But speculation is always interesting.

Stranger

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The Full Text Of H.R. 1239, The “Bring Back The Thugs” Act Of 2015

Over the last 45 years ATF excesses and gratuitous violence has resulted in a number of riders that reined in the ATF’s authority to emulate Der Geheime Staatspolizei, the dreaded Secret State Police of pre WWII Germany.

Those excesses included stripping stripping a man’s home to the studes, “looking for a machine gun: Ordering a storekeeper to keep ammunition sales records in a looseleaf notebook instead of a bound volume and then destroying her store and stock when she followed the law, stomping several small dogs to death, and a number of other outrages.

One, the destruction of a rural barber shop because the barber kept pennies in an old wooden shotgun shell box cause the late Mississippi Congressman Bill Colmer to call the ATF a bunch of jackbooted thugs.

Now, it appears Gotham Congressman Charles Rangel wants to turn the clock back, and once again give the BATmen authority to conduct violent searches without cause, stop puppies to death, and take up their old “stillbusting” ways. In addition, Rangel and his fellow Democrats want to finish creating a gun buyers registration by preserving the personal information off those who undergo a NICS check.

With that, here is the full text of Rangel’s H.R. 2939, which Rangel fancies would let the ATF obey the law.

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114th CONGRESS
1st Session
H. R. 2939

To repeal certain appropriations riders that limit the ability of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives to administer the Federal firearms laws.

IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
June 25, 2015

Mr. Rangel (for himself, Ms. Moore, and Ms. Norton) introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on the Judiciary

A BILL

To repeal certain appropriations riders that limit the ability of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives to administer the Federal firearms laws.
Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled,

SECTION 1. Short title.

This Act may be cited as the “Enforce Existing Gun Laws Act”.

SEC. 2. Repeal of certain appropriations riders that limit the ability of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives to administer the Federal firearms laws.

(a) Prohibition on consolidation or centralization in the Department of Justice of firearms acquisition and disposition records maintained by Federal firearms licensees.—The matter under the heading “Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives—Salaries and Expenses” in title I of division B of the Consolidated and Further Continuing Appropriations Act, 2012 (18 U.S.C. 923 note; Public Law 112–55; 125 Stat. 609–610) is amended by striking the 1st proviso.

(b) Prohibition on imposition of requirement that firearms dealers conduct physical check of firearms inventory.—The matter under the heading “Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives—Salaries and Expenses” in title II of division B of the Consolidated and Further Continuing Appropriations Act, 2013 (Public Law 113–6) is amended by striking the 5th proviso.

(c) Requirement that instant check records be destroyed within 24 hours.—Section 511 of the Consolidated and Further Continuing Appropriations Act, 2012 (18 U.S.C. 922 note; Public Law 112–55; 125 Stat. 632) is amended—

(1) by striking “—” and all that follows through “(1)”; and

(2) by striking the semicolon and all that follows and inserting a period.

(d) Limitations relating to firearms trace data.—

(1) TIAHRT AMENDMENTS.—

(A) The matter under the heading “Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives—Salaries and Expenses” in title I of division B of the Consolidated and Further Continuing Appropriations Act, 2012 (18 U.S.C. 923 note; Public Law 112–55; 125 Stat. 609–610) is amended by striking the 6th proviso.

(B) The 6th proviso under the heading “Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives—Salaries and Expenses” in title II of division B of the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2010 (18 U.S.C. 923 note; Public Law 111–117; 123 Stat. 3128–3129) is amended by striking “beginning in fiscal year 2010 and thereafter” and inserting “in fiscal year 2010”.

(C) The 6th proviso under the heading “Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives—Salaries and Expenses” in title II of division B of the Omnibus Appropriations Act, 2009 (18 U.S.C. 923 note; Public Law 111–8; 123 Stat. 574–576) is amended by striking “beginning in fiscal year 2009 and thereafter” and inserting “in fiscal year 2009”.

(D) The 6th proviso under the heading “Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives—Salaries and Expenses” in title II of division B of the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2008 (18 U.S.C. 923 note; Public Law 110–161; 121 Stat. 1903–1904) is amended by striking “beginning in fiscal year 2008 and thereafter” and inserting “in fiscal year 2008”.

(E) The 6th proviso under the heading “Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives—Salaries and Expenses” in title I of the Science, State, Justice, Commerce, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2006 (18 U.S.C. 923 note; Public Law 109–108; 119 Stat. 2295–2296) is amended by striking “with respect to any fiscal year”.

(F) The 6th proviso under the heading in title I of division B of the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2005 (18 U.S.C. 923 note; Public Law 108–447; 118 Stat. 2859–2860) is amended by striking “with respect to any fiscal year”.

(2) PROHIBITION ON PROCESSING OF FREEDOM OF INFORMATION ACT REQUESTS ABOUT ARSON OR EXPLOSIVES INCIDENTS OR FIREARM TRACES.—Section 644 of division J of the Consolidated Appropriations Resolution, 2003 (5 U.S.C. 552 note; 117 Stat. 473–474) is repealed.

(e) Prohibition on use of firearms trace data To draw broad conclusions about firearms-Related crime.—

(1) Section 514 of division B of the Consolidated and Further Continuing Appropriations Act, 2013 (Public Law 113–6) is repealed.

(2) Section 516 of the Consolidated and Further Continuing Appropriations Act, 2012 (Public Law 112–55; 125 Stat. 633) is repealed.

(f) Prohibitions relating to “curios or relics” and importation of surplus military firearms.—

(1) The matter under the heading “Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives—Salaries and Expenses” in title II of division B of the Consolidated and Further Continuing Ap­pro­pri­a­tions Act, 2013 (Public Law 113–6) is amended by striking the 1st proviso.

(2) Section 519 of division B of the Consolidated and Further Continuing Appropriations Act, 2013 (Public Law 113–6) is repealed.

(g) Prohibition on denial of federal firearms license due to lack of business activity.—The matter under the heading “Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives—Salaries and Expenses” in title II of division B of the Consolidated and Further Continuing Appropriations Act, 2013 (Public Law 113–6) is amended by striking the 6th proviso.

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The BATmen and BATwomen cut a wide swath across America, never failing to use brutal force when a polite request would seve the purpose as well. Rangel and his cohorts want to turn back the clock to an era when BATF agents could break into a young couple’s apartment, strtle them in the shower, shoot down the man, and thrust the man’s frantic wife into the apartment hall naked.

The only thing that outlaw agency should get from Congress is a hard nosed professional director to get it back on the tracks it jumped in the 1920’s. Lacking that, its duties to enforce the law should be give a law enforcement agency, and the BATFE should be disbanded and every trace of it should be expunged.

Just as the Democrats who keep insisting that less crime is more and more crime is less should be ousted and sent to pasture.

Stranger

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Californians Buying Guns, But Admitted Onership RateLow

The Sacramento Bee solemnly reports Californians are buying lots of guns, but a study by says ownership rates are low.

The study was apparently intended to prove that the majority of Americans disapprove of guns. If so, it failed miserably.

That is hardly a surprise. Those of us who watch the crime rates are well aware that California’s crime and violent crime rates are far above those the State’s demographics would indicate, an indication that criminals have no great fear of armed “victims.”

Nor is it a surprise to those of us who watch the FBI’s NICS’s Check system as a proxy for gun sales numbers.

Nor do those of us who know what Californians have to endure to buy a gun are unsurprised that many Californians prefer to live in mortal danger rather than comply with the Legislatures irrational gun laws.

If Californians bought guns at the same rate as Americans they would purchase approximately 1,940,000 guns a year. Instead, they purchased just under 1,304.000 guns in 2014, and correspondingly smaller amounts in earlier years.

The result, as I have posted many times, is a very much higher crime, violent crime, and homicide rates than the national average for a population with California’s demographics.

All this is quite clear, and has been covered in detail here and elsewhere over the last twenty five years or so. Which brings on the question of why someone would present such a study.

The principals seem affiliated with the far left and rabidly anti-gun Columbia University, so in the absence of further information it appears likely the thing was funded by one of the gun ban billionaires to put pressure on gun owners to divest.

I do not think that will work.

STranger

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