UPI reports on a California home invasion in which the perp wrapped up and sailed away.
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UPI reports on a California home invasion in which the perp wrapped up and sailed away.
click on over, the Alley will be here when you click back.
Kelli Ward is an Arizona osteopath and State Legislator, and as good a friend as our community has in politics. The Conservative Treehouse’ Sundance reports President Donald J. Trump has tweeted support for Dr. Ward in her race against incumbent Jeff Flake.
Flake has been taking the Washington establishment line and has many Conservative Republicans more than a little upset. here’s Dr. Ward on that subject:
Here is Dr. Ward’s voting record in the Arizona Legislature. If that record seems a little thin, State legislators do not get much of a chance to vote on foreign policy or the national debt.
If you are an Arizona voter, it is your choice. But if you are an Arizona voter, you might want to scroll down a bit and see what gun control has cost the people of your State.
David Horowitz pretty much knows what has gone wrong with our beloved country. Start the video, open another tab and keep on working. You will not enjoy it, but you will be much better informed:
The anti-gun St.Louis Post Dispatch reports a Democratic member of the Missouri Senate has called for the murder of President Donald J. Trump. (The tweet has been deleted)
Members of Missouri’s Congressional delegation, including Rep. Lacy Clay and Senator Claire McCaskill have called for her resignation.
I do not believe anyone who would countenance thugs beating up a disabled and wheelchair bound man at one of her town meetings is genuinely opposed to the murder of a member of the other party, so in my opinion the calls are pro forma, and without conviction.
Ice extent is done 4,000 Km2,to 5,401,000 overnight,so the days of a 100,000 Km2 daily melt seem to be at an end for another year.
We are ill three weeks form the mean turnaround date, but a slow melt at this point is an indication the winter freeze will begin with a lot of second winter ice, another indication of a cooling climate.
Mean Arctic air temperatures appears to be just above 30F, -1C, with wide areas below the freezing point of sea water, so it is possible we will get no more significant melt his summer. Possible, but do not bet on it!
The tropical disturbance we have been watching has gotten a name, Harvey, and is in the Caribbean, apparently headed for Belize. Harvey is still a tropical storm, and could hit warmer water and blow up into something serious,but at the moment there is no forecast posted at the usual sites.
The two areas in the Atlantic I reported yesterday are still headed west,one about 900 miles east of the Leewards, the other is a tropical wave off the Cape Verde Islands.
All three systems appear to be over water in the 28 to 29 degree range, indicating slow development if there is any development at all.
The Pacific is apparently clear, with no storms or systems reported.
I will check again later and post if something develops.
The NRA-ILA reports California’s gun hating former Attorney General, now a Senator, is trying to impose California’s failed gun laws on the United States.
I cannot recall a single instance in which Harris has been a friend to California’s most law abiding demographic, the gun owners. Instead,she spent her time in Sacramento helping cook up legislation to harass the law abiding. Laws that have contributed to California’s high rate of crimes per person. You can read more about California’s California’s failed gun laws and details of some of the laws here.
And now that she is in the Senate she is back to her old tricks.
Harris is another example of why we must go to the polls and vote any and all Democrats out. Party policy, driven by political theology and zealots like Kamela Harris,are making it increasingly difficult for the law abiding majority to coexist with Democrats.
American Military news points out that although background checks have failed to reduce crime, instead slowing the decline of crime, gun ban groups have a definite use for them.
They provide an easy way to register gun buyers. As Obama’s Attorney General pointed out, Obama’s fiat requiring all private buyers and sellers undergo a NICS check was to determine who might have “unregistered” guns.
Of course, the excuse was to cut crime but – but criminals either steal their own guns or buy from other criminals for a fraction of a dealers selling p;rice.
And here is what happened to gun related criminal victimization after the National Instant Criminal Background Check System went on line on November 30, 1998:
Before the NICS system kicked in, violent victimization was falling by 10 percentage points a year. Since the NICS system became operational rime has fallen by a fraction of a percent a year.
And of course, Congress mandated destruction of NICS recors of checks within 24 hours. But do you really think a regime that would order gun thousands of gun sales to NarcoCartel’s straw purchasers would bother with a little thing like a law?
Thge radical anti-gun publication Mother Jones has picked up on the Bloomberg Banners meme that that right to carry laws such as Constitutional Carry make the vioelnt even more violent; and use the Charlottesville demonstrations as an example.
Before I point out the facts, let’s look at Charlottesville.
A person who reportedly was a violence organizer for George Soros obtained a permit and lawfully protested the removal of a statue, According to the media, these were “conservative demonstrators,” but later they became “white nationalists,” and finally “Anti-Fascists.” There is a very strong there is a very strong probability that these “protestors” were hired in Charlotte, North Carolina.
Presently, a group of Black Lives Matter violence organizers showed up. This group of violence organizers is known to be on Soros payroll, and have said so several times when checks did nto arrive on time.
A third group appeared with bats,clubs, all prepared to bash’em, but were stopped by police and some were arrested. Who paid them is unknown.
And one more group, apparently locals protesting changing the name of a park and destroying history, demonstated peacefully.
Then there is the wold card, a 20 year old kid who drove in from Ohio, apparently with the sloe purpose of running over a street full of unpaid protestors.
Now, where is all the gun violence at Charlottesville? There was none.
Instead of the guns that were there, and three were some, did not contribute to the violence. Which would have been minimal had not the Wild Card driven in from Ohio.
Instead, the guns that were there suppressed any violence that may have been intended. But intentional violence is rare in pai demonstators meet and greet each other. Especially when all three of the out of town groups likely had the same paymaster.
Guns, by providing a show of equal or superior force do not contribute to violence. Restrictions on guns free the potentially violent to act as they pleaseaaaa.
So nest time, Ma, look at the numbers your anti-gun propagandists hand in for publication. That would really help stop the misinformation that mars your publication.
California’s Bay Area is not “Chicago West just yet, but with a car to car shooting at least once a week they are beginning to call it that.
And with a total cost of more than a half trillion dollar cost for gun control since 1960, California has paid more for gun control than Illinois. So lets look at California, the bloody results of gun control, and the cost of crime to the once “Golden State.”
California is the fifth State and sixth review in our expanded series of the cost of gun control.
Arizona is the fifth entry in our 52 post series with the
While California joined the gun control brigade in 1907, a result of a striker slipping on a steam engine warming up for a run from San Bernardino to needles, escaping catastrophe when a “scab,” a strikebreaker” noticed a blown out boiler rivet,serous gun controls waited until 1967, when a blanket prohibition against loaded guns in public, even for CCW holders, was passed.
Here are the high points of gun control in California:
1976 saw a 15 day waiting period on all handgun purchases.
1990 saw the publication of a list of prohibited guns.
1991 aw a registration scheme, with all transfers handled by a State agency.
1994 saw the gun banners back with a firearms owners card system.
2000 saw an “Assault Weapons Ban.”
2001 saw publication of a list of guns approved for sale in Kali. Guns not on the list oculd not be legally transferred.
2005 brought a harassing bill, a ban on most .50 caliber firearms.
2006 Kali required both a Loaded Chamber Indicator and a magazine disconnector to be legal for sale in California.
2008 brought a harassing law, registering anyone who sells a gun to a dealer.
2011 Allowed taxes collected to exercise a Constitutional right to be blown by the Attorney General of CAlifornia.
2012 Harassing bill banned open carry of unloaded guns.
2012 Authorized Los Angeles County to pass its own gun laws.
2014 Long gun owner registration enacted.
2014 Acquisition of new or rebuilt magazines criminalized.
2014 Harassing law banning lead \bullets.
2014 Harassing law, replacing the Handgun safety card with a firearms safety card.
2015 Harassing law bans turning semi-autos into single shots.
216 Harassing law, adds “Gun Violence Restraing Orders” to Kali law.
With all that, and the many less obnoxious items I did not mention, if any place be free of firearms related crime it should be California.
So let’s look at the effect the post 1950 gun laws have had on violent crime in the State.
Before I begin the dates and numbers, let me point out that California has very non-typical demographics. Our most violent demographic group comprises just 6.4 percent of the population, half the national percentage, and while the charts list the state with average family income of $64,500 a year, That does not consider the vast gap between the affluent and the desperately poor.
With that, the key dates are 1960, before post-entertainment industry gun ban campaign began pushing up the crime numbers, 1963 when the entertainment industry began a national gun ban campaign, 1968, when that campaign paid off with two draconian State gun laws and the Federal Gun Control Act of 1968; 1973 wh the five full year point for the Gun Control Act of 1968, and 1993, the end year for the so-called Assault Weapons Ban campaign.
The numbers and rates 0here can be verified either at this convenient spreadsheet, or in the original printed copies of the FBI Uniform Crime Report kept on file at many police headquarters. And with that it is time to look at the numbers.
In 1960 California Law Enforcement Agencies reported violent crime rate of 239.0 violent crimes per 100,000 Californians.241.2
1963 the year the entertainment industry started a gun b an campaign, the rate was 241.2 per 100,000.
1964 , the first full year of a national gun ban campaign Arizona authorities reported a rate of 265.6 per 100,000 to the FBI.
1968, the fifth year of the first National gun ban campaign and 15 days of a Federal gun control law, the violent crime rate came in at 422.9 per 100,000 population.
1969, the first full year of year of Federal gun controls California’s violent crime rate shoot up to 462.9 per 100,000 population.
1973, the fifth full year of Federal gun controls saw California’s violent crime rate rose to 469.9.
And finally, the peak year for violent crime in California was was 11992, at the height of the Federal Assault Weapons Ban, with a violent crime rate of 1,119.7 per 100,000.
Even though California’s very low crime demographics and the very high economic factors, California’s gun control and gun owner harassing laws have kept the State’s violent crime rates far higher than the national rate until the present; as the cart below clearly indicates: Of particular interest, while California residents reported on crime for every 33 residents, the murder rate war rate was only slightly above the national average at 4.8 per 100,000, while the firearms murder rate was 3.3 per 100,000. Yet, overall, 1 crime for every 33 residents is quite high.
In reality, California’s violent crime situation is worse then official numbers suggest. An estimated 36 percent of crime victims are illegals who, fearing deportation, will not report being a crime victim to the police. That comment is based on prison surveys, and is informational, not part of the discussion here.
As you can see, even though Californians realized a gun ban was imminent and began buying defensive weapons in 1992, sharply reducing the violent crime rates, California’s draconian and often spiteful gun laws have kept the violent crime rates far above the national average.
Next, let us go to a key question. What are the chances that some other factor is responsible for these the increase and decrease in homicide and violent crime already noted?
As the investigators saying goes, “When everything else has been eliminated, what is left must be truth.” My friends and I have painstakingly gone through every feasible suggestion an for an alternative cause, and come up dry. Now, it was not adding tetraethyl lead to gasoline, that was don as early as 1929, and was nearly universal by 1933, the year relaxed enforcement of gun laws caused the violent crime rates to fall. Other suggested causes, such as demographic shits, and even mattress types have been investigated, and discarded. What remains are the restrictive gun laws that are shared by the f50 States and the District of Columbia.
But what is the probability that this pattern of increase in violent crime could be just a coincidence?
Each State’s violent crime rates consist of four parts; homicide/murder, rape,robbery, and “Aggravated Assault.” The probability that any State’s four crime rates would rise and fall in almost immediately after imposition of gun restrictions is remote, on the order of 3,000 to 15,000 to 1. Multiply that by the four violent crimes tracked by the FBI, and then multiply that by 1,500 again for each time a violent crime rate rises and falls as gun laws are made more or less restrictive and the probability that there is any other reason for the observed fluctuations is indeed minute.
So far, with just five states posted, the probability that gun control is the primary factor in the rise of violent crime is grater than one Decillion to one. In practical terms, that is infinite. One would have to be far beyond lucky to find a gun control law that has ever reduced crime, made anyone safer, or done anything else an ethical person would consider acceptable.
With that,let’s continue with the monetary cost of gun control by considering the cots the Golden State’s of gun control costs the people of Arizona, including cost of each additional homicide at $2.2 million each, as well as the cost of medical care, permanent disability, loss of income, loss of companionship, as well as he costs of destroyed, damaged or stolen goods, the additional cost of security, law enforcement, the criminal justice system, and the penal system. The total is staggering, as you can see by considering just the number of excess homicides above the 1963 base rate:
When all the costs are added, it comes to more than $42,500 per family for a total of $582,620,000,000 over 54 years.
And California’s lawmakers are trying their best to make the cost even higher.