“The Power To Tax Is The Power To Destroy”

The Daily Cone reports a Washington State judgehas upheld Seattle’s “gun violence tax,.”

Two years ago Seattle imposed what amounts to a luxury tax on guns, calling it a “gun violence tax. The tax was promptly made the subject of a lawsuit, which has made its way to the washington Supreme Court. Briefly quoting the Daily Coin report linked above:

On August 10 Washington’s high court sided with the City of Seattle, which adopted a “gun violence tax” in a strategy to slither around the state preemption law that placed exclusive authority for regulating firearms in the hands of the State Legislature. And this new scheme could be coming to any city that has an anti-gun rights Mayor and City Council.

Of course, many have commented on the case, some calling it the end of privtate gun ownership in the Untied State4s. But there is a problem. You cannot tax a right.

We have the right to go to the polls and voe, so the Supreme Court of the United States declared a poll tax unconstitutional.

We have a right, which shall not be made less, to purchase, possess, and carry a gun. The current makeup of the United States Supreme Court makes reversal of the State court’s decision a virtual certainty. A certainty that will grow as new Justices are nominated and approved.

Further, we are less than 15 months from the 2018 elections, and our President, Donald J. Trump, coattails grow with almost every action he takes and word he speaks.

There is a very good possibility that the anti-gun activists in Congress will stay home the first week of 2018, giving an opening to preempt laws like Seattle’s tax on a Constitutional right.

And if we miss in 2018, our community gains members time the sun goes down, as hundreds of first time gun buyers take their defensive weapons home.

Right now, we are in a good position to end the laws that have cost our nation so many lives and so much treasure; laws that serve no useful purpose unless you consider crating mass misery useful.

The only people who can defeat us are ourselves – by “letting Mary do it, and failing to vote the ANTI’s out.

Stranger

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Antifa Is Confused – As Well As Violent

Thanks to a post at Steve Bartin’s NewsAlert,I see the “Boston Antifa” says it is an Anarcho-Communist organization.

Anarcho refers to Anarchy, the state of “no government” and therefore no laws or regulations.

Communist rerfers to the antithesis of Anarchy, the most rigidly regulated societies that have ever existed on this planet.

The Fascism Antifa purports to oppose is “right wing” only because Russian Communists decalred it so. The difference between Communism and Fascism puzzles those who live under those schemes governance, since the only significant difference is the possession of private property. Property taxed at such a high rate that slavesto the apparat bust pay rent by the paycheck.

In either of the Socialist twins, the serfs are the subjects of the ruling elite, and are subject to the harshest punishment, including starvation to death, if they displease those masters.

However, so far as I can see, Antifa is just a Soros funded violence organizing group.

Stranger

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Florida: The Cost Of Gun Cotnrol

Continuing the second “Cost of Gun Control” series with Florida, the next State in alphabetical order, Delaware, we will again see the State fit the profile of a gun control venue as the key dates and rates are noted.

As usual with this series, all crime numbers mentioned here are from the FBI Uniform Crime Report,either from the printed or internet editions, available at many police headquarters, or from this convenient spreadsheet maintaned by the disaster center.

There are multiple objectives in this series, the primary one being to demonstrate that the universal increase in all forms of crime when restrictive gun laws cannot be a result of coincidence. Since each State has different income levels as well as different demographics, the probability that crime rates will rise and fall in lockstep immediately after imposing or repealing a restrictive gun law are extremely remote. When you have hundreds of such “coincidences” crediting other factors than gun control becomes statistically impossible. A subject we will return to after we look at Colorado’s gun laws and crime numbers.

Florida is one of America’s less affluent States, ranking 38th with a mean income of more than $$47,463.

Demographically, Florida has a higher than average percentage of our most violent demographic, a relatively high percentage of residents have dropped out of the job market, and and as you would expect from those numbers, crime rates are somewhat higher than the American mean.

Florida is one of those States with a relatively high number of gun laws such as the law agianst possession of a Winchester rifle, that were seldom, if ever, enforced. As such, they made very little contribution to Florida’s crime rate. More significant were laws against carry, and of coruse Marion Hammer’s 1987 License To Carry system, which drastically reduced all forms of violent crime.

In fact, as with every other jurisdiction, crime rates in cirmes per 100,000 persons population have closely tracked the key dates and percentage of increase that other States, and nations, have experienced simiar restrictions on guns.

The key dates and violent crime numbers

1960, the 27th year of a long term decline in crime following the repeal of Prohibition, when the violent Nutmeg State Police reported 11,376 violent crimes to the FBI.

1963,the year the entertainment industry began a nationwide gun ban campaign;when Florida Police reported 12,150 violent crimes to the FBI.

1964,the first full year of Hollywood’s gun ban campaign, when Florida Police reported 16,539 1 sch crimes t the FBI.

1968, the full year of Hollywood’s gun ban campaign, and the year the Federal Gun Control Act of 1968 was imposed and Florida’s Law Enforcement Agencies (LEAs) reported 27,913
violent crimes to the FBI.

1969, the first full year of Federal gun controls Florida EA’s reported 33,824 violent crimes to the FBI:

1973, the fifth full year of Federal gun controls, which saw Florida agencies report 46,419 violent crimes to the FBI.

19901 the peak year for violent crime in Florida, with Handgun Control Inc.’s “Assault weapons Ban Campaign at its most intense. That year, Florida’s LEA’s reported a staggering total of 164,975 violent crimes reported to them, and then reported to the FBI.

In that year, Florida gun buyers began to purchase defensive firearms such Sport Utility Rifles and handguns, a few violent criminals were shot, and violent crime began the long fall that has cut violent crime rates from 1,207.2 per 100,000 to 461.9 per 100,000 in 2015, a 60 percent decline in violent crime that a reasonable Concealed Carry Weapons system and relaxed gun laws are entirely responsible for.

At this point, let me point let me mention that Florida does not report the number of gun related murders,. However, the FBI does list murder rates, which were 10.6 per 100,000 in 1960, and a 5.1 per 100,000 population in 2015, a 54 percent decline in murder; thanks to concealed carry and relaxed gun laws:

With that, here is the chart documenting the increase in violent crime rates resulting from gun control legislation:

As you can see, Floridians are far less likely to become a victim of a criminal than they have been since the 1940’s.

However, while the murder rate is the smallest of the four categories of violent crime, it is the one gun ban activists use for shock effect. SO here is a chart of Florida’s homicide rate from 1960 to 2015,the latest year data is currently available:

As you can see in the chart and verify at the link in the first paragraphs, Concealed Carry and Open Carry have put a lid on Florida’s homicide rate.

While there are differences, most due to the strictness of the individual laws as well as the level of enforcement; as well as demographics and economics, those differences are generally far less than the difference between no gun control and gun control.

Why can we be sure Florida’s violent crime rates rise in lockstep with multi State gun control campaigns and federal gun laws and not something else? The investigators saying has it that “When everything else has been disproven, what remains must be true.” Literally everything, from electric lighting to leaded gasoline to color television to video games has been blamed for rising violent crime rates.

Violent television programming and the rise of drug and human trafficking to be minor causative factors in the prevalence of violent crime, but gun control is the primary triggering factor.

We have gotten to the point where the probability that gun control caused all the crime increases noted so far in this series that we have moved past most named numbers.

At present, the probability is approximately 1 in 12.8*10^691, or four orders of magnitude grater tan the estimated number of sub-atomic particles in this universe. Meaning it is conceivable, but you could count grains of sand for the 13.5 year estimated age of the universe with making more than a dent in the sand pile.

Obviously, Florida has paid a terrible price for its failed experiment in gun control, beginning with $2,200,000 for each excess homicide, the cost of medial treatment resulting from gun control at a mean cost of $36,000 for each extra person shot or cut, the cost of disability and continuing medical care, the cost of goods disappeared, damaged or stolen, as well as the cost of extra security, added law enforcement,prosecution,prisons,and probation and parole.

The estimated cost of Delaware’s gun control experiment is a staggering $1292,000,000,000 9two hundred ninety two billion, dollars,over 54 years, and climbing by the second. That is far too high a price for a nation to pay for a series of laws that only make matters worse.

It is time for Congress to do wht it is paid to do,and preempt all State and Federal gun laws that exceed current Federal gun restrictions, i institute a study of existing gun laws and forbid any laws modeled on failed gun laws; as well as impose a reasonable fine,at least $100,000 a day,on those who attempt to enforce preempted gun laws,or to craft new laws to evade Federal preemption.

Lives are too valuable to waste just because someone things getting on the public payroll paints a target on his back.

Stranger

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ANTI Says The Dems Should Put Away The Broad Brush

I see that an anti-gun activcists anti-gun activist, Tim Kaine,says members of his partei should stop painting with a brad brush:

And of course, they should. But Tim Kaine should listen to his own description of gun owners for a while Kain uses look at his Parry orders, “Fall in line with the Partei line, or gt out.” That leaves no room for a narrower brush.

For thta matter, Tim Kain would do well to listen to his own line of hate. He’s been painting America’s most law abiding choreographic with a brush wide enough to paint an interstate with own stroke and none of it is good.

For that matter,Tim Kaine and his fellows should examine the Democratic Party platform,and that with other Socialist political Party platforms of the past. The Party platform, Time Kaine’s Party platform,demonizes gun owners and demands gun bans, regardless of consequences.

They should consider the the rise in the cost of healthcare, which is now unaffordable for virtually every working family – and with an annual deductible that is even more so.

Seems to me Tim Kain does not have much room to talk.

Strange

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We Never Know What We Can Do, Until We Do It

In Spain, a Police Officer took down five terrorists in a single five ISIS jihadis in one operation.

The full report is at the link,so click on over. The Alley will be here when you click back.

But congratulations are due to a very competent Police Officer who no doubt saved many lives in the line of duty.

Stranger

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Delaware: The Cost Of Gun control

Continuing the second “Cost of Gun Control” series with the next State in alphabetical order, Delaware, we will again see the State fit the profile of a gun control venue as the key dates and rates are noted.

As usual with this series, all crime numbers mentioned here are from the FBI Uniform Crime Report,either from the printed or internet editions, or confirmed at this convenient spreadsheet, maintained by the Disaster Center.

There are multiple objectives in this series, the primary one being to demonstrate that the universal increase in all forms of crime when restrictive gun laws cannot be a result of coincidence. Since each State has different income levels as well as different demographics, the probability that crime rates will rise and fall in lockstep immediately after imposing or repealing a restrictive gun law are extremely remote. When you have hundreds of such “coincidences” crediting other factors than gun control becomes statistically impossible. A subject we will return to after we look at Colorado’s gun laws and crime numbers.

Delaware is one of America’s more affluent States, ranking 14th with a mean income of more than $59,700 Demographically, Delaware has a higher than average percentage of our most violent demographic, a relatively high percentage of residents have dropped out of the job market, and and as you would expect from those numbers, crime rates are somewhat higher than the American mean.

Crime rate have closely tracked the key dates that have sent crime rates soaring in other States.

The key dates and violent crime numbers are:

1960, the 27th year of a long term decline in crime following the repeal of Prohibition Prohibition when the Blue Hen Sttae Police reported just 375 violent crimes to the FBI.

1963,the year the entertainment industry began a nationwide gun ban campaign;when Delaware Police reported 424 violent crimes to the FBI.

1964,the first full year of Hollywood’s gun ban campaign, when Delaware police reported 541 sch crimes t the FBI.

1968, the full year of Hollywood’s gun ban campaign, and the year the Federal Gun Control Act of 1968 was imposed and Delaware’s Law Enforcement Agencies (LEAs) reported 3,825 violent crimes to the FBI.

1969, the first full year of Federal gun controls Delaware’s LEA’s reported 948 5 violent crimes to the FBI:

1973, the fifth full year of Federal gun controls, which saw Delaware’s agencies report 2,018 violent crimes to the FBI.

19901 the peak year for violent crime in Delaware, with Handgun Control Inc.’s “Assault weapons Ban Campaign at its most intense, and Delaware’s residents realized there was a real threat of shutting down gun makers, and began guying defensive weapons such as the Sport Utility Rifles HCI wanted to ban, and handguns. That year Delaware Law Enforcement agencies reported 4,857 violent crimes to the FBI.

1999,when a second peak in violent and property crime occurred resulting from a local gun ban campaign, and the spread of drug trafficking, resulting in Delaware LEA’s reporting 5,672 violent crimes to the FBI.

You can confirm these numbers at the link in the second paragraph of this essay, or by consulting the FBI Uniform Crime Report, which many Police Departments maintain at their headquarters.

As you can see from the chart below, violent crime rates rose from 375 in 1960 to 4,720 viollent crimes reported by the Police in 2015. a more than 1200% increase.

At this point, let me point let me mention another of the myriad benefits of gun control, far higher percentages of violent crimes committed with firarms. In 1960 Delaware LEA’s reported 33 murders to the FBI, with 15, 45.5 percent firearms related. In 2015 the number of murders had grown to 63, with 52, or 82.5% firearms related.

With that, here is the chart documenting the increase in violent crime rates resulting from gun control legislation:

As you can see, Delaware’s post-1960 history closely tracks the experience of all 50 States, the District of Columbia, and of every country on Earth with restrictive gun laws.

While there are differences, most due to the strictness of the individual laws as well as the level of enforcement; as well as demographics and economics, those differences are generally far less than the difference between no gun control and gun control.

Wht is the probability that this increase in Delaware’s violent crime rates rises in lockstep with gun control campaigns and not something else? The investigators saying has it that “When everywhere else has been disproven, what remains must be true.” Literally everything, from electric lighting to leaded gasoline to color television to video games has been blamed for rising violent crime rates.

Violent television programming and the rise of drug and human trafficking to be minor causitive factors in the prevalence of violent crime, but gun control is the primary triggering factor.

We have gotten to the point where the probability that gun control caused all the crime increases noted so far in this series that we have moved past most named numbers. At present, the probability is approximately 1 in 13.2*10^84, or two orders of magnitude grater tan the estimated number of sub-atomic particles in this universe. Meaning it is conceivable, but you could count grains of sand for the 13.5 year estimated age of the universe with making more than a dent in the sand pile.

Obviously, Delaware has paid a terrible price for its failed experiment in gun control, beginning with $2,200,000,000 for each excess homicide, the cost of medial treatment resulting from gun control at a mean cost of $36,000 for each extra person shot or cut, the cost of disability and continuing medical care, the cost of goods disappeared, damaged or stolen, as well as the cost of extra security, added law enforcement,prosecution,prisons,and probation and parole.

The estimated cost of Delaware’s gun control experiment is a staggering $16,400,000,000 over 51 years, and climbing by the second. That is far too high a price for a nation to pay for a series of laws that only make matters worse.

It is time for Congress to do wht it is paid to do,and preempt all State and Federal gun laws that exceed current Federal gun restrictions, i institute a study of existing gun laws and forbid any laws modeled on failed gun laws; as well as impose a reasonable fine,at least $100,000 a day,on those who attempt to enforce preempted gun laws,or to craft new laws to evade Federal preemption.

Lives are too valuable to waste just because someone thinks it would be a good idea.

Stranger

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20 August Hurricane Report

Tropical strorm Harvey is offshore Colombia north of the border with Venezueal and tracking west at 22 MPH. Present course will result in landfall from Youcatan to Belize, and the speed makes it likely that it will make landfall as a tropical storm or minimal hurricane.

The other two systems we have slowed dramatically and downgraded to a cautionary yellow.

The lead system is predicted to curve north, and may follow Gert in not making landfall in North America. The other system has stalled. Bptj suste,s are om areas Sea Surface Temperatures are below the critical temperature to support a hurricane.

However, if either system gets close offshore Florida, there may be rapid development, so Florida residents should keep an eye out. It is much better to evacuate early that to be trapped in a major tidal surge.

Wff the Left Coast,TS Kenneth is far out to sea, moving into cooler water, headed westward, and expected to make a northerly turn and pass between Hawaii and the mainland.

I see no immediate threats, and as quickly as the sea surface is cooling it seems like October has come six weeks early.

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Officer Down: Second Kissimmee Officer Dies

Sadly, Officer Matthew Howard of the Kissimmee, Florida PD has died of injuries suffered Friday night.

The Orlando Sentinel has deltails on the shooting that were not available Saturday. So far, this looks like two more victims of the violent left’s “kill a cop” campaign.

For our part, our sympathy and condolences to to the families of the murdered Officers, to the men and women of the Kissimmee Police Department, and to the people of Kissimmee and Osceola County, who have lost two good and faitful servants.

Vaya con Dios, Officers. We will see you in Fiddlers Green.

Stranger

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Confirmed: Bill Gates Is A Sponsor Of The Center For American Progresss

A report at NewsAlert confirms that Bill Gates is co-sponsoring George Soros “Center for American Progress,” an ultra Socialist group dedicated to furthering the Cloward Piven Strategy, hastening the dy the Amerian economy collapses.

Gates is also anti-gun, and from statements attributed to him would prefer the “perfect” society found in Russia during the 1950’s.

Perfect because they told the starvation brigade that things were perfectly miserable, but you will get all you want after you are dead.

Stranger

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Connecticut: The Cost Of Gun Control

Continuing the second “Cost of Gun Control” series with the next State in alphabetical order, Connecticut, we will again see the State fit the profile of a gun control venue as the key dates and rates are noted.

As usual with this series, all crime numbers mentioned here are from the FBI Uniform Crime Report,either from the printed or internet editions,or from this spreadsheet, maintained by the Disaster Center.

There are multiple objectives in this series, the primary one being to demonstrate that the universal increase in all forms of crime when restrictive gun laws cannot be a result of coincidence. Since each State has different income levels as well as different demographics, the probability that crime rates will rise and fall in lockstep immediately after imposing or repealing a restrictive gun law are extremely remote. When you have hundreds of such “coincidences” crediting other factors than gun control becomes statistically impossible. A subject we will return to after we look at Colorado’s gun laws and crime numbers.

Connecticut is one of America’s most affluent States, ranking fourth with a mean income of more than $70,000 a year. As you would expect from that number, overall crime rates are far lower than the national average, since high earners seldom resort to violence or other forms of crime. Still, Connecticut was once had var lower crime rates and totals than the State has now.

Crime rate have closely tracked the key dates that have sent crime rates soaring in other States.

The key dates and violent crime numbers are:

1960, the 27th year of a long term decline in crime following the repeal of Prohibition when the violent Nutmeg State Police reported just 928 violent crimes to the FBI.

1963,the year the entertainment industry began a nationwide gun ban campaign;when Connecticut Police reported 1,192 violent crimes to the FBI.

1964,the first full year of Hollywood’s gun ban campaign, when Connecticut police repaorted 1,773 sch crimes t the FBI.

1968, the full year of Hollywood’s gun ban campaign, and the year the Federal Gun Control Act of 1968 was imposed and Connecticut’s Law Enforcement Agencies (LEAs) reported 3,825 violent crimes to the FBI.

1969, the first full year of Federal gun controls Connecticut LEA’s reported 4,415 violent crimes to the FBI:

1973, the fifth full year of Federal gun controls, which saw Connecticut agencies report 6,421 violent crimes to the FBI.

1990, the peak year for violent crime in Connecticut, with Handgun Control Inc’s “Assault weapons Ban Campaign at its most intense, Connecticut authorities reported 10.2-` violent crimes to the FBI.

Gun owners and those who wanted to buy guns realized the left was serous about ending gun manufacture and sales, and began buying defensive weapons instead of sporting and target arms, driving down the State’s violent crime rates.

You can confirm these numbers at the link in the second paragraph of this essay, or by consulting the FBI Uniform Crime Report, which many Police Departments maintain at their headquarters.

As you can see from the chart below, violent crime rates rose in 204, 2015, and from preliminary numbers, in 2016 as a result of new gun restrictions imposed in 2013.

At this point, let me point out that in 1960 only 46.5 percent of Connecticut’s homicides were gun related, but by 1968 69.6 percent of the State’s homicides were gun related. For 2015,the latest year official data is available, Connecticut LEAs reported 107 murders, of which 73 or 68.3%, of murders were firearm related.

Let me also not that Connecticut shares with Colorado and other States that the names and addresses of murder victims total more substantially more than the official body count.

With that, here is the chart documenting the increase in violent crime rates resulting from gun control legislation:

AS you can see, for the first 13 years of the chart tracking violent crime from 1950,Connecticut’s violent crime rates were in a slow decline that began in 1933. From the inception of the entertainment in1933, at the end of Prohibition.

And why is there a decline in the violent crime in 2014? Let’s look t anther chart, this wone with the number of “aggravated assaults” in red and robberies in blue:

IT seems young people would rather st at home and play MMORG Games than get out and fight over a young lady’s attentions at the manly art of beating the stew of of a rival.

Of course, homicide is a part of violent crime: and Colorado’s homicide rates also reflect the low preponderance of low violence demographic groups:

And for completeness,here is how Connecticut’s homicide rate reacted to the restrictive laws called “gun control:”

It should be obvious that both State and Federal gun controls have driven up Connecticut’s violent crime rates. Despite the wild claims of gun control such as current governor “Gun Ban” Malloy crime is not down, it is up. No one is safer, they are at more risk of being criminally victimized. Therefore, Connecticut’s vaunted gun controls are a failure,as are the Federal laws that also apply to the Nutmeg State.

What is the probability that these, and the rise and fall in the other States covered so far in this series “happened by accident?” We are getting to the edge of named numbers, except for Googol and googolplex. For all intents and purposes, adding the probability agianst coincidence for one more State will be adding an infinity to an infinity. at this point, numbers become meaningless.

Obviously, Connecticut has paid a terrible price for its failed experiment in gun control, beginning with $2,200,000,000 for each excess homicide, the cost of medial tratement resulting from gun control at a mean cost of $37,000 for each extra person shot or cut, the cost of disability and continuing medical care, the cost of goods disappeared, damaged or stolen, as well as the cost of extra security, added law enforcement,prosecution,prisons,and probation and parole.

The estimated cost of Connecticut’s gun control is a staggering $55,900,000,000 and climbing by the second. That is far too high a price for a nation to pay for a series of laws that only make matters worse.

It is time for Congress to do wht it is paid to do,and preempt all State and Federal gun laws that exceed current Federal gun restrictions, i institute a study of existing gun laws and forbid any laws modeled on failed gun laws; as well as impose a reasonable fine,at least $100,000 a day,on those who attempt to enforce preempted gun laws,or to craft new laws to evade Federal preemption.

Lives are too valuable to waste just because someone thinks it would be a good idea.

Stranger

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