As we have suspected for 2 years, Twitter, at the direction of the Biden campaign, suppressed and marked inaccurate stories about the contents of Hunter’s laptop, as well as other stories critical of Biden and continued to suppress conservative writers after Biden was in office.
In the Pilot and across the media, we are hearing the calls again to “do something ” about mass shootings, and Len has pointed out that ese shootings have a far greater effect on our lives than the number of victims would indicate. So, let’s do what the number show us would do the most good, within the limits of the Constitution and reality.
First, most of these mass shootings are accomplished with ordinary handguns. Not ARs. And most of those in which ARs were used, could have been just as deadly with those handguns(with the exception of the Vegas shooting) So, AR bans are not the solution.
But there is one change in the law that exceeds all other possibilities that the Constitution allows to mitigate mass shootings.
Lott finds that 34% of mass shootings are ended by armed citizens. This differs from FBI statistics because of some rather odd classification methods. For example, if a shooter is driven away or forced to shelter by an armed citizen, and later arrested by police, the FBI does not count that as stopped by the citizen. Lotts classification methods are explained in the link. As year by year the number of people carrying concealed has increased, so has the number of shootings stopped.
But the overwhelming difference is that when properly categorized, the overall share of shooting stopped was 34%, but in areas where citizens can be legally armed, the percentage stopped by citizens rose to 59%.
So, the number one thing we can do to reduce the number of people killed in mass shootings is to eliminate gun-free zones.
At the request of the Tidewater Libertarian Party, Republican Delegate Tim Anderson has introduced a resolution to remove the odious Defense of Marriage Amendment from the VA Constitution.
In the past, attempts to repeal it have failed on party line votes Hopefully, by getting it introduced by a Republican we’ll have better luck this time.
Notice how quiet the news has gotten about the mass shooting at the Q-Club in Colorado?
The tragedy was immediately promoted as a hate crime, and the responsibility of Republicans in general and certain conservative commentators specifically, with MSNBC commentators suggesting civil liability. Continue reading “The Importance of Waiting for Facts”
It’s all about the money.
Election results trickle in, but the Red Wave I was hoping for will be less impressive than I had hoped. But the underlying numbers send some messages about 2024. Continue reading “Messages sent, will they be heard?”
We have discussed this here. but the Heritage Foundation number crunchers have done an analysis that proves that policy, not firearms, drive murder rates.
The IPCC used to consider an increase of 3.5°C as a catastrophic change, but they have moved to goalpost to 2°C and targeted policy for 1.5°C. Keep in mind that is measured from pre-industrial times. The average temperature is already 1.1°C above pre-industrial levels.
So, we’re basing policy on trying to hold temperatures to a increase of 0.4°C between now and 2100, just over a third of the change over the last 100 years.
We can’t even measure average global temperature within 1°C
We still don’t know what happened there. Where are the police videos?