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Speaking on Fox News a few days after Sunday’s mass shooting in Las Vegas, conservative Australian author and pundit Nick Adams explained why American liberals excited over the prospect of implementing Australia’s allegedly successful gun grab in the United States need to wake up and take a whiff of reality.
“Back in 1996, Australia introduced some of the strictest, most cumbersome gun laws imaginable and they were largely born out of emotion — not evidence-based, rational policy-making,” Adams said Wednesday to “Fox & Friends” host Brian Kilmeade. “Those laws have largely been ineffective.”
Pull up any liberal paper or tune into any liberal news (or comedy) network and you’ll hear the opposite, but it’s all lies and distortions, as the evidence Adams then cited from various Australian newspapers made clear.
For instance, he mentioned a piece published four years ago by News Corp. Australia that revealed “there are now just as many guns as before 1996.”
He also cited a report from The Northern Star titled, “Firearms control thrown in spotlight as gun numbers rise.” According to this gem from 2013, gun crime in the Australian state of New South Wales was “at an all-time high.”
But I thought gun control was supposed to stop this from happening? Apparently not …
Listen to Kilmeade’s discussion with Adams below:
Watch the latest video at &amp;lt;a href=”http://video.foxnews.com”&amp;gt;video.foxnews.com&amp;lt;/a&amp;gt;Adams also noted that while Australia’s murder rate has dropped somewhat, it’s not declined nearly as much as the United States’ murder rate over the past two decades.
“There are actually more guns on the streets today (in Australia) than there were in 1996 before these gun laws were implemented,” Adams told Kilmeade. “I can tell you what has happened in Australia is that all the good people don’t have a gun, and all the bad people do have a gun.”
There it is, ladies and gentlemen, the truth bomb liberals have sought for years to deny — that gun control only affects those who actually follow the laws.
And as pointed out last year by David French of National Review, “(T)he vast majority of gun crimes are committed by people who did not lawfully purchase their firearms.”
While this conclusion was admittedly based on a study of the gun crimes that happened in Pittsburgh throughout 2008, it’s nevertheless an axiomatic truth that applies to all gun crime — if not all crime in general.
The fact is criminals in the United States, in Australia and in every other country on Earth don’t care about the law; they never have, and they never will — that’s what makes them criminals. So why do liberals think imposing draconian gun regulations on law-abiding citizens will somehow deter the bad guys?
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Every time a tragic shooting befalls America, the media immediately begins “searching for answers.” Almost universally, those answers involve new gun control legislation — even when the shooter is found to have violated laws already on the book.
In the so-called “search for answers,” the media rarely goes where Philadelphia Eagles QB Carson Wentz went in the aftermath of the Las Vegas massacre. In fact, while news outlets kept tripping over themselves to report every political utterance of anyone even vaguely affiliated with the NFL over the past few days, Wentz’s tweet hardly registered in the aftermath of Sunday night’s tragic shooting.
Why? He said four words that the media freaks out every time they hear: “The world needs Jesus.”
In a tweet early Monday morning, Wentz expressed his condolences and urged Americans to turn toward Jesus for guidance.
“So much hate and evil. So sad. The World needs Jesus in a bad way. Praying for all those affected in Vegas,” Wentz tweeted.
The world does need God in the most dire of ways. Sadly, that’s the only solution reporters and politicians won’t look toward in situations like these. In fact, as the Washington Examiner reports, Democrats already want to move forward on gun control legislation without even knowing the full circumstances behind the Las Vegas massacre. So, in case you were wondering, no — they haven’t forgotten Rahm Emanuel’s maxim about letting a good crisis go to waste.
Congressional Republicans, thankfully, are blocking the reactive impulse to legislate the problem away without actually knowing the problem.
“I just think politicizing this terrible tragedy is beyond disgusting and we ought to wait a respectful period of time, out of respect for people who lost their lives or were injured before we get into the push and shove of politics around here,” Republican Senate Majority Whip John Cornyn of Texas said.
And yet, one thing we forget is that no legislation can prevent pure evil. We cannot take depravity and cruelty out of the human heart with a law. That’s what caused the massacre in Las Vegas. It wasn’t some pernicious legal loophole or some new type of hyper-malevolent weaponry Congress refuses to ban. It was evil, plain and simple.
There’s only one way to excise this kind of evil from our society: Returning to the values that made our country great by making it good. The only way to do that is to turn to God.
At least Carson Wentz is willing to acknowledge that, even if the media won’t.
H/T The Daily Caller
| 9:11pm October 2, 2017
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It’s been barely twenty-four hours since the massacre in Las Vegas. The number dead is still rising and hundreds lay in hospital beds at this very moment. But that’s more than enough time for some on the left to begin politicizing the tragedy, to assign blame to (who else?) the NRA, and trot out the “it’s time for more gun control” legislative push.
These things are both sad and predictable. With bodies literally still arriving in operating rooms, Hillary Clinton managed to do the incredible – politicize the event and contradict herself all in the same tweet. This morning the former First-Lady and most recent general election loser tweeted the following:
Not to be outdone, Capital Hill Democrats together with former-Congresswoman Gabby Giffords also jumped on the “it’s time to act” train. From The Hill:
“Democrats, joined by former Rep. Gabby Giffords (D-Ariz.), are amplifying their calls for tougher gun laws in the wake of the deadly mass shooting in Las Vegas.
Democrats on Monday quickly intensified their campaign after a gunman targeted an outdoor country music festival on the Las Vegas strip Sunday night, leaving at least 58 people dead and 500 others injured. The lawmakers have pressed for years for tighter gun restrictions, only to have those efforts beaten back on Capitol Hill, largely by Republicans, who are near-universally opposed to such changes.
“I am praying for the victims of this shooting, their families and friends,” Giffords, who was almost killed after being shot in the head at a campaign event in Tucson in 2011, said on Monday. “But I am praying for my former colleagues, our elected leaders, too. I am praying they find the courage it will take to make progress on the challenging issue of gun violence.”
Other Democrats were much more forceful.
Former Vice President Joe Biden tweeted that “there’s no excuse for inaction.” Sen. Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.) said he’s “furious” that Congress “refuses to act.” And Sen. Chris Murphy (D-Conn.) urged Congress to “get off its ass and do something.”
And of course no good liberal talking points would be complete without some requisite America-bashing: “Nowhere but America do horrific large-scale mass shootings happen with this degree of regularity,” said Murphy,…”
Nowhere but America, huh? Might want to ask the citizens of France, England, Germany and Belgium these days if mass shootings happen nowhere else but America with regularity.
The strategy liberals insist on pursuing is unwavering. They persist in the belief that by somehow making guns ‘more illegal’ the problem will get solved. Because that’s the liberal solution to just about everything – pass more laws. Authorities are working on confirming the fact that Stephen Paddock (the Vegas shooter) was using illegal weapons to carry out his dastardly deed and, needless to say, murder is already illegal. Yet these people still believe that the path to a cure is to make shooting people even more illegal.
“Rep. Mike Thompson (D-Calif.), a gun owner and Vietnam veteran who heads the Democrats’ gun violence task force, will lead the charge outside the Capitol Monday afternoon. He will be joined by Giffords and other Democrats who have long pressed for tougher gun laws.
“Enough is enough,” Thompson tweeted Monday. “Congress should come together and establish a Select Committee to end gun violence.”
How, specifically, is a Select Committee going to end gun violence? Answer – it isn’t. But as Rahm Emmanuel once said, “You never let a good crisis go to waste. And what I mean by that its an opportunity to do things you think you could not do before.” Dems are feeling this current crisis and emotion surrounding it may be providing an opportunity to finally knock a significant dent in the Second Amendment, apparently families can grieve later.
[NOTE: This article was written by Derrick Wilburn, Founder and Chairman of the Rocky Mountain Black Conservatives, and a speaker, author, columnist and analyst for multiple print and broadcast media outlets. Follow him on Facebook and at RMBlackConservatives.com.]
The anti-gun movement in America has gained unwieldy strength after 8 years of Barack Obama’s presidency, and the latest skirmish in the fight to normalize firearm enthusiasm comes to us from a 7th grade classroom.
Even though our nation’s Constitution explicitly allows Americans the right to bear arms, the political left of our nation has been at the forefront of the anti-gun cabal in America. By preying on bleeding heart liberals with their ridiculously skewed assertions and anti-firearm media campaigns, democrats and their ilk have been able to create a dark stigma surrounding firearms in our nation. After any gun-related accident or mental health-induced incident, the left is quick to jump onto their soapbox to push for tighter gun control legislation.
Now, after being emboldened by one of the country’s most liberal and forceful Presidents in modern history, the fight against firearms is reaching absurd new heights.
“The campaign against guns has reached such a fever pitch that an Ohio seventh-grader was suspended from school for 10 days for simply ‘liking’ a photo of an airsoft gun on Instagram.
“Zachary Bowlin saw the photo, which was succinctly captioned, ‘Ready.’ He ‘liked’ the photo, prompting Edgewood Middle School to suspend him.
“The boy said, ‘I don’t think I did anything wrong. The] next morning, they called me down and, like, patted me down and checked me for weapons. Then, they told me I was getting expelled or suspended or whatever.’
“The school sent a note to Zachary’s parents stating the reason he was suspended was ‘liking a post on social media that indicated potential school violence.’ His father, Martin Bowlin, snapped, ‘I was livid. He never shared, he never commented, never made a threatening post … [he] just liked it.’ He added, ‘My wife called and said he’d been pulled in to the office, and he was being suspended because he liked a picture on Instagram that his friend posted of a weapon, of an airsoft gun. It was 10 days suspension with the possibility of expulsion. I’m like, “For liking a gun? Did he make a comment or threat or anything?” And it’s like, “No. He just liked a picture.” I’m like, “Well, this can’t happen.”‘”
This insane action, taken against a young man at such an impressionable age, is proof positive that the leftists of our nation are actively working to win the propaganda war against the Second Amendment. With this vile and disturbing demonization taking place at an educational institution, the question must be asked, “has liberalism gone too far?”
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