Category Archives: MURDER AND GUN CONTROL

Venezuela’s Homicide Rte Since 1990?

While the Alley was in the process of moving, I had a request for Venezuela’s murder rate from 1990 to the present that I could not immediately respond to. My request for data from a variety of official and unofficial … Continue reading

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Did New York City’s Murder Rates Increase With Gun Control?

Someone stopped by searching for ‘nyc murder rate increase w gun control.” I am not sure the search was for the amount of increase or jsut the fact that murder rates went through Gotham’s roof in the early 1960’s, but … Continue reading

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Quick: Which Of These Weapons Is Most Deadly

According to the FBI Uniform Crime Report for 2014 62,771 Americans were murdered between 2010 and 2014. Of those, almost 53,000 were gang or crime related, but that is not the question. Of the 62,771 murders, 1,282 murders, 2.04 percent … Continue reading

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Omar Mateen Was A Licensed Security Guard With An LTC

As another reminder of just how much good restrictive gun laws actually do, mass killer Omar Mateen was a licensed security guard with multiple Licenses To Carry. And yet, according to media reports Omar Mateen was almost certainly a mentally … Continue reading

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Demonizing The AR, But What About This?

I see the ANTI pols and media are demonizing the AR-15 again. The British tabloid, press in particular is very vocal about the “American gun,” the “Satanic weapon,” and so on. The reality is that the AR uses an underpowered … Continue reading

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Bloody Baltimore, Up To 117 Murders, With 7 in 8 Days

The Baltimore Sun reports a total of 117 murders to date in 2016, and with the volence reports and the weather warming up. We shall see what we shall see, but 466 for the year is definitely within reach. Stranger

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Expected: Appeals Court Stays DC Gun Rights Ruling

Given the number of Democratic Appointees on the Federal District Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia, and the anti’s predilection for judge shipping, it is no surprise at all that the District it should surprise no one that … Continue reading

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A Sad Reminder Of Crimes Enabled By Gun Cotnrol

As regular Alley readers know, British Prime Minister David Lloyd George ordered the c confiscation of every gun in Germany, except for a small number of internal defense and to arm the polezei. When the NSDAP began to get a … Continue reading

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DC Hits 36 Homicides for 2016

The Washington Post reports a total of 36 murders for the first 121 days of 2016. However, the District has had the same inclement weather as nearby Baltimore so that number is in line with expectations. Will the District hit … Continue reading

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Bloody Baltimore, With The Latest Count Topping 2015

Inclement January weather kept 2016’s homicide count to 84, just one up on 2015, but the April rate was higher than that of last year’s April. Whether or not Baltimore hits the “man for breakfast” l total of 366 for … Continue reading

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