Monday, March 29, 2010
Full Article HERE
What's the likelihood of an EXTREMELY liberal media outlet publishing an article about firearm related homicides declining while permits to carry concealed weapons increase?
About as likely as Keith Olbermann saying something nice about Sarah Palin, right?
Well, on Wednesday, MSNBC.com actually published a piece with the following shocking headline:
Record numbers now licensed to pack heat--Firearms deaths fall as millions obtain permits to carry concealed guns.
Americans overall are far less likely to be killed with a firearm than they were when it was much more difficult to obtain a concealed-weapons permit, according to statistics collected by the federal Centers for Disease Control. But researchers have not been able to establish a cause-and-effect relationship.
In the 1980s and ’90s, as the concealed-carry movement gained steam, Americans were killed by others with guns at the rate of about 5.66 per 100,000 population. In this decade, the rate has fallen to just over 4.07 per 100,000, a 28 percent drop. The decline follows a fivefold increase in the number of “shall-issue” and unrestricted concealed-carry states from 1986 to 2006.
The highest gun homicide rate is in Washington, D.C., which has had the nation’s strictest gun-control laws for years and bans concealed carry: 20.50 deaths per 100,000 population, five times the general rate. The lowest rate, 1.12, is in Utah, which has such a liberal concealed weapons policy that most American adults can get a permit to carry a gun in Utah without even visiting the state.
Thursday, March 4, 2010
Registration & Safety Meeting
Stengels Pistol Range
29051 Hwy 92, Hotchkiss
Four stages Pistol (about 100 rounds) / Tactical shotgun side match (about 25 rounds birdshot #6 or smaller)
Hi everybody, just a reminder of the upcoming CWGC shoot. We keep working on making things challenging, fun, and hopefully to move quickly through the stages. Mike Knehs is joining our RO team and has put together one heck of a blind stage! Of course we will shoot the PPC, and have a couple more defensive scenario stages. Don't forget to practice your shotgun loading skills, causewe'll try our hand at knockin down some more steel.
For more info call me 872-4994 John
Wednesday, March 3, 2010
THE CONTROVERSY: Recently, some gun owners have staged a campaign of walking into Starbucks and other businesses to test state laws that allow gun owners to carry weapons openly in public places. Gun control advocates have protested.
To read the response of the Brady campaign click HERE