Friday, April 5, 2013

Gun Stats, Facts & Trivia - Part Two

So where do we start for part two?

Well, we know that as of April 4th, 2013, ammo is going for higher prices and flying off the shelves. It is mostly because the American people are scared of President Obama and his Democrat stooges who are trying everything they can to render the 2nd Amendment of the U.S. Constitution null and void.

Fearful of new ant-gun laws and government hoarding of ammunition, Americans are buying bullets practically by the bushel, making it hard for stores nationwide to keep shelves stocked and even putting a pinch on some local law enforcement departments.

At a 24-hour Walmart in suburban Albany, New York, the ammunition cabinet was three-fourths empty this week; sales clerks said customers must arrive before 9 the morning after a delivery to get what they want. A few miles away, Dick's Sporting Goods puts up a red rope after ammunition deliveries so buyers can line up early to get a number, averting races up the escalator to the gun counter. Both stores are limiting ammunition purchases to three boxes a day.

In mid-January, two days after New York became the first state to toughen laws post-Newtown, hunter and target shooter Mark Smith spent $250 to stockpile ammunition, including $43 for a brick of 500 .22-caliber bullets, commonly used for target shooting and hunting small game.

At Hunter's Haven, a strip-mall gun shop in the farming community of Rolesville, N.C., north of Raleigh, clerk Dean Turnage said ammunition is going out "as fast as we can get it in," even though new gun controls are not on the state's agenda.

The run started in November with President Barack Obama's re-election, followed by the mass shooting in December of children in Newtown, Conn., which led the president to launch an effort to strengthen federal gun controls and several states to tighten their laws.

Connecticut on Thursday became the latest to add more than 100 firearms to the state's assault weapons ban, create a dangerous weapon offender registry and institutes eligibility rules for ammunition purchases.

Hours before the law took effect, hundreds of customers streamed out of Hoffman's Gun Center in Newington with guns and boxes of ammunition.

"The bad guys are going to get guns," said John Power, 56, of Bristol, arguing the new law would not stop a troubled gunman.

The nation's 100 million firearms owners are driving the market for some 10 billion rounds annually, with demand and gun purchases both increasing the past several months, driven partly by fear that tougher laws will restrict the ability to buy firearms, said Lawrence Keane, whose National Shooting Sports Foundation is based in Newtown.

Shortages have a lot to do with Federal government, specifically the Department of Homeland Security, which purchased over a billion rounds in an attempt to hoard ammo and disarm the populace.

Though Homeland Security has not officially admitted it, they're not willing to come up with any answers as to the reasons behind why they have enough ammunition on the U.S., on our own home soil, to wage a 20 year war.
On a smaller scale, some local law enforcement agencies are also having problems getting ammo. One example is Jennifer Donnals, a spokeswoman for the Tennessee Highway Patrol, said the agency was still waiting on rifle and shotgun ammunition ordered in November.

In Phoenix, the Police Department has stopped providing officers with 100 rounds of ammunition per month for practice. Sgt. Trent Crump said 10 to 15 percent of the department's 3,000 officers, who are assigned and use .40-caliber and .45-caliber handguns, had taken advantage of the ammunition for practice shooting.

In January, police chiefs in central Texas said they were having trouble arming their officers because of shortages of assault rifles and ammunition.

New York's new anti-gun laws will require ammunition sellers to register. And yes, buyers of ammunition will have to undergo a background check starting Jan. 15, 2014.

Now as for how many guns are out there, the approximate number of civilian firearms in America is 270 Million.

But of that 270 Million guns, guns are way down the list of top killers of Americans.



If Washington is looking for things to ban "to prevent the death of one more child," then ban them from riding in cars or going to hospitals.

It is true that 200,000 times a year, women use a gun to defend against sexual assault and abuse.

3 out of 5 felons say they will not mess with an armed victim.

Dillinger's wooden gun?

Yup, in 1934, Chicago gangster John Dillinger escaped from jail using a "pistol" carved from a wooden block, pictured.

At Auction!
A few years back, a collector paid $300,000 for a pair of Colt six-shooters that once belonged to Gen. George Custer.

Up for auction: A 9-mm Beretta that Elvis once used to "turn off" his TV while Robert Goulet was singing. Asking price: $50,000.

Gun Confiscation?

Well, besides the confiscation of guns from law abiding citizens who were armed and protecting their property from looters and thieves during the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, Virginians have had their weapons confiscated before.

When was that? What happened?

Well, while worried after Patrick Henry's "give me liberty or give me death" speech, the then governor of Virginia, Lord Dunmore, sent British Royal Marines on a secret mission to take the gunpowder stored in the armory and magazine at Williamsburg.

On the night of April 20, 1775, the British Marines got away with 15 half-barrels of powder before being discovered. The citizens were alarmed. Incensed, the confiscation turned into a spark for the Revolution.

Collection, Amnesty and Destruction Programs?

Yes, authorities in the United States are known to have implemented firearm surrender schemes, and/or weapon seizure programs, under the guise of reducing crime.

How many small arms (rifles and pistols) have be destroyed?

This question was asked of me and I really didn't know that answer. After looking it up, I was amazed to see that in the United States, I found that the total number of firearms destroyed following arms confiscations, and amnesty, collection and seizure programs, are reported to be around 830,000

Now as for the destruction and disposal policy?

It seems that the standard operating procedure is to destroy collected and seized firearms rather than return them to the legal owners.

Legal owners?

Yes, law enforcement believes that generally most guns that are obtained through gun buy-back programs are stolen. And yes

Another Study That Proves Liberal Are Full Of It!

A recent study published in the Harvard Journal of Law & Public Policy concluded that gun ownership has a positive impact on efforts being taken to reduce violent crime. More guns equals less crime.

And yes, that's across the board. That's in cities, towns, states, and even in countries around the globe. Yes, more guns equals less crime.


Strict Gun Control Measures Equal More Crime!

Educated Americans are already aware of the fact that cities and states in the United States which have stricter gun control laws also have extremely high rates of crime.

But it might surprise people to find out that that statistical trend does not only apply to American cities and states.

Fact is that it also applies to nations. Nations with strict gun control laws have substantially higher crime rates and specifically higher murder rates, than those who do not.

In fact, the 9 European nations with the lowest gun ownership rate have a combined murder rate 3x higher than that of the 9 European nations with the highest gun ownership rate!

Not Having Guns Does Not Stop Murders!

We know that comparing Great Britain against the U.S. results show a few things: Even though it is illegal to possess a handgun in Great Britain, it has 2,034 violent crimes per 100,000 people in Great Britain verses 466 violent crimes per 100,000 people in the U.S..

In Great Britain, in the decade following the Labor party's election and banning of handguns in 1997, the number of recorded violent attacks soared by 77% to 1.2 million in 2007- or more than 2 attacks every minute.

Kitchen knives are being used in as many as half of all stabbings in Great Britain and has prompted a group of doctors to call for a ban on long pointed kitchen knives.

Ban Hammers!

And yes, since more people are killed by hammers in America, would liberals try to say that HOME DEPOT should now have to fill out FORM 4473 to register all hammers being sold?

 Does anyone think that someone in the Obama administration is not looking into banning hammers? How do we know they aren't?


Open Carry - that is carrying guns openly on you in public?

Well, in the United States, carrying a firearm in plain view in a public place is allowed with or without a permit depending on the state and jurisdiction.

For example, California was an Open Carry State but repealed that law due to a group of people who many the public and Sacramento very nervous by doing so. No, it is illegal but many still do when camping and fishing.

Carrying Concealed handguns in public?

Carrying Concealed with a Concealed Weapon's Permit is perfectly legal in the state of issuance. And yes, depending on the state and jurisdiction you live in in the United States, carrying a concealed firearm in a public place is allowed without a permit as well.

Concealed Carry - Does It Serve A Purpose? You damn right it does!
  Concealed Carry in America is a whole subject by itself as more and more people are not waiting for a cop to miraculously appear out of nowhere and protect them.

An analysis of the FBI crime statistics found that states that adopted concealed carry laws reduced crime by:
  • 8.5% for Murders
  • 5% for Rapes
  • 7% for Aggravated Assaults
  • 3% for Robberies
With just one exception, every public mass shooting in the United States, since 1950, has taken place where citizens are banned from carrying guns.

Despite strict gun regulations, Europe has had 3 of the worst 6 school shootings.

If we compare Police versus Armed Citizens in America, the numbers are interesting:
  • While there are 794,300 total police officers in America, there are 80,000,000 gun owning citizens.
  • While the 14.3 is the average number of deaths of a shooting rampage stopped by police, 2.3 is the average number of deaths of a shooting rampage stopped by a armed citizens.
  • While 606 criminals killed each year by police, there are 1,527 criminals killed each year by armed citizens.
Cheers for those in Kennesaw, Georgia!

In 1982, Morton Grove, Illinois, banned all handguns within its town limits.

In response, Kennesaw, Ga., passed an ordinance requiring the head of every household within its town limits to own a gun.

That's right, the fine folks in Kennesaw, Georgia passed a law requiring heads of households to keep at least one firearm in the house. The residential burglary rate subsequently dropped 89% in Kennesaw, compared to just 10.4% drop in Georgia as a whole.

Today, the violent crime rate in Kennesaw is still 85% lower than Georgia's or the national average.

Who is faster, waiting for the Police or Defending Yourself?

Every year, guns are used over 80 times more often to protect a life than to take one!

Why? Maybe it's all about response time? Can an armed citizen respond to safeguard their own welfare faster than a police officer can?

Way back when TV was ...

The six-shooter was a main character in "The Virginian" – a long-running TV series based on a 1902 novel by Owen Wister. The novel, dedicated to Wister's good friend Theodore Roosevelt, pioneered an entire genre of Wild West books.

The story revolved around a Civil War-weary man – known only as "the Virginian" – who heads to Wyoming for a fresh start. The book spawned five movies and the series, which starred James Drury and ran from 1961 to the early 1970s.

One of the main character's most famous lines: "It's against my principles to kill anything, unless I absolutely have to."

So what is America's small arms exports making Americans?

The annual value of small arms and ammunition exports from the United States is reported to be $844,462,435 for 2011.

Now let's compare that to the annual value of small arms and ammunition imports to the United States is reported to be $1,390,792,761 for the same year, 2011.

As you can see, Americans buy more guns from overseas than they do here.

In the most recent survey of state transparency when declaring firearm and ammunition exports, the United States was ranked number 9 among 49 major small arms exporting nations in 2011, with a score of 16.25 points of a possible total of 25.

Number of Military & Law Enforcement Firearms?

It is believed that the defence forces of the United States have 3,054,5533 firearms.

Compare that the number of law enforcement firearms where police in the United States are reported to have 1,150,0004 firearms

In the United States, the manufacture of small arms, ammunition and/or their components is permitted only if the maker holds a valid licence to do so.

Firearm Law? What law regulates gun control in the United States?

The Gun Control Act 1968 - though this is Federal legislation only, each sate and territory enacts its own gun law not to exceed that Act.


Right to Possess Firearms?

In the United States, the right to private gun ownership is guaranteed by the United States Constitution and specifically the 2nd Amendment of the Bill of Rights.

Prohibited Firearms and Ammunition?

Well, here in the United States, civilians are not allowed to possess machine-guns, sawed-off shotguns and rifles, silencers, and armour-piercing ammunition without appropriate licenses.

Fact is that private possession of fully automatic weapons of any sort, be they curios, antiques, or modern weapons, is prohibited without appropriate registration and licenses.

The private possession of semi-automatic assault weapons is permitted without a licence.

Private possession of handguns, pistols and revolvers, rifles and shotguns are permitted without a licence to all citizens by way of the 2nd Amendment.

Minimum age for firearm ownership?

The minimum age for gun ownership in the United States is regulated by state or local authorities according to weapon type, but is 18 years to purchase shotguns and rifles and 21 years to purchase all other firearms, according to Federal law.
So Why Were All Of Those Post-Civil War Democrat Slave Owners Against Free Blacks Owning Guns?


Gun Free Zones?

There are Gun Free Zones in the very same way there are some Nuclear Weapon Free Zones in some parts of America. And like the silliness of a Nuclear Weapon Free Zone, no one wanting to carry a gun illegally pays and attention to the signs.

Now after saying that, we must remember that certain facilities and buildings are considered "Gun Free." In the United States, private owned guns are prohibited in federal facilities, and court houses.

Trivia that will make you crazy!

On 14 November 1997, as a member of the Organisation of American States (OAS), the United States adopted the Inter-American Convention against the Illicit Manufacturing of and Trafficking in Firearms, Explosives, Ammunition and Other Related Materials (CIFTA), a legally binding multilateral treaty of which the OAS is depository.

The CIFTA Convention has since been signed, but not yet ratified by the United States.

Opponents are concerned that the measures contained within CIFTA could criminalize activities such as reloading ammunition if they are done by private citizens without a license.

Other provisions make unlicensed modification to any weapon a serious crime. Understand what they are saying here, if you want to change the stock on a gun you own - you could be breaking the law.

Of course, the biggest fear is that the CIFTA treaty would somehow circumvent our Constitutional Rights and bury the Second Amendment under “pertinent resolutions of the United Nations General Assembly.”

And that leads us to the last bit of trivia having to do United Nations Commission on Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice.

At the resumption of the most recent session of the UN, the UN Commission on Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice (UNCCPCJ) which is a subsidiary body of the Economic and Social Council mandated to promote action to prevent national and transnational crime, the United States was listed as an elected member for a three-year term of office.

The UNCCPCJ wants an international ban on all small arms. They would rather see people unarmed and killed than able to defend themselves.

The reason: The leftist doctrine controlling the United Nations believes that a disarmed people in any nation is easier controlled by the government simply because they won't have the ability to fight back.

The United Nations Arms Trade Treaty has everything to do with wanting to disarm the world and make the people of the world defenseless.

In 2009, under President Obama's instructions, the United States voted to begin negotiations towards a legally binding Arms Trade Treaty. This would be an agreement that would make Americans "subjects" of the United Nation by ending our sovereignty as an independent nation.

In that vote, 151 UN Member States supported talks on an Arms Trade Treaty, with 1 voting against, 20 abstentions, and 20 non-votes.

Why would the UN want to ban guns?

In 1911, Turkey established gun control. From 1915 to 1917, 1.5 million Armenians, unable to defend themselves, were rounded up and exterminated.

Germany established gun control in 1938 and from 1939 to 1945, a total of 13 million Jews and others who were unable to defend themselves were rounded up and exterminated.

Mass killings occurred under some Communist regimes during the twentieth century with an estimated death toll numbering between 85 and 100 million. Most because their subject were not allowed guns simply so their governments could keep them defenseless.

In 1929, the Soviet Union established gun control. Anywhere between 20 and 30 million people, unable to defend themselves, were rounded up and exterminated.
Communist China took power in 1949, some 70 million political dissidents and innocents, all unable to defend themselves, were rounded up and exterminated.

Chairman Mao considered violence necessary to achieve an ideal society derived from Marxism and planned and executed violence on a grand scale was conducted.

Guatemala established gun control in 1964.. From 1964 to 1981, some 100,000 Mayan Indians, unable to defend themselves, were rounded up and exterminated.

Cambodia established gun control, and from 1975 to 1977 over one million 'educated' people, unable to defend themselves, were rounded up and exterminated.

Uganda established gun control in 1970. From 1971 to 1979, 300,000 Christians, unable to defend themselves, were rounded up and exterminated.

In many parts of Africa today, gun control is in effect as defenseless people rounded up and exterminated.

Florida bill would require anger management courses for those buying ammo

Yes, while New York is going to require background checks to buy ammo, on March 11th, it was reported that Florida State Senator Audrey Gibson wants to require ammo buyers to undergo Anger Management Courses before they can buy ammo.

Though it sounds nuts, its true! A Florida legislator wants anyone trying to buy ammunition to complete an anger management program first.

Critics say is the latest example of local lawmakers reaching for constitutionally-dubious solutions to the problem of gun violence.

The bill filed Saturday by state Sen. Audrey Gibson, D-Jacksonville, would require a three-day waiting period for the sale of any firearm and the sale of ammunition to anyone who has not completed anger management courses.

The proposal would require ammo buyers to take the anger management courses every 10 years.

Gibson said she’s concerned with citizens stockpiling ammunition, potentially creating dangerous situations should those individuals ever come in contact with law enforcement agencies or criminals.

Gibson’s bill does not offer a threshold for the amount of ammunition needed to necessitate the need for anger management courses.

“It is unlawful to: A) Sell ammunition to another person who does not present certification that he or she has successfully completed an anger-management program consisting of at least 2 hours of online or face-to-face instruction in anger-management techniques,” the bill reads. “The certification must be renewed every 10 years. B) Purchase or otherwise obtain ammunition by fraud, false pretense, or false representation.”

Those in violation of the bill, if passed, would face a second-degree misdemeanor charge. Anyone found in violation a second time within a year of a prior conviction would face a first-degree misdemeanor charge.

So if anyone should ever ask how crazy anti-gun people can get, remind them that there is not limit to their insanity when thinking of ways to make citizens, yes you, defenseless.

Firearm Registration?


Yes, though the law does not require that a record of the acquisition, possession and transfer of each privately held firearm be retained in an official register, the Federal Government is attempting to mandate all law abiding citizens to register their firearms they own.

For what reason?

No one in the Government can answer why they want this information. Most believe it will be for reasons of confiscation.

Records? There are all sorts of records:

In the United States, licensed firearm dealers are required to keep a record of each firearm or ammunition purchase, sale or transfer on behalf of a regulating authority;

licensed gun makers are required to keep a record of each firearm produced, for inspection by a regulating authority;

State agencies are required to maintain records of the storage and movement of all firearms and ammunition under their control.

Background Checks for private gun sales?

In California, the buyer of a firearm in a private sale is obliged to pass official background check before taking possession. Many states differ.

Background Checks on dealer gun sales?

The buyer of a firearm from a licensed gun dealer in the United States is obliged to pass official background checks before taking possession.

As for Registration, here in California all law abiding citizens must register their guns when they purchase them.
I'm sick and tired of our government acting more like a Communist Police State than a government run by and for a free people.

As for gun registration in States that are still free, unlike California where the State demands to know what you own, my advice is real simple: Americans should refuse to register anything they own.

Fact is, it is none of the government's business what we own. 

As law abiding citizens, the government has no reason to demand and/or require that you tell them what you own. Whether its guns or bullets or number of hats that we owns, they simply do not have the right to know.

If asked, I say,

We must refuse to comply!


  Story by Tom Correa

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