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Wednesday, October 5, 2022

Armed citizens deter random shooters more often than FBI says

The new report from the Crime Prevention Research Center (CPRC) argues that the FBI’s data contains “massive errors” when tracking active shooting incidents, undercounting how often armed citizens have thwarted active-shooting situations over the last eight years. Data released by the nonprofit shows that 34.4% of active shootings were thwarted by armed citizens between 2014 and 2021. However, FBI data show only 4.4% of active shootings were thwarted by armed citizens during that time period (Fox News).

"An analysis by my organization identified a total of 360 active shooter incidents during that period and found that an armed citizen stopped 124," said John R. Lott, president of the Crime Prevention Research Center.  Lott found that when he adjusted and corrected the numbers, the percentage of shootings stopped by a legal gun owner jumped from single digits to 34%-49%.  He also argued that gun-free zones were a hindrance to good data and defenses that, if eliminated, would boost the percentage of shootings stopped by armed citizens (Washington Examiner).

Friday, September 30, 2022

Democrats vote to block fentanyl restriction

The bill that would permanently put fentanyl-related substances in schedule I of the Controlled Substances Act was blocked on Wednesday by 220 House Democrats.  The Democrats voted against considering the legislation that would have given the government more power to crack down on the criminal enterprises profiting off of lethal fentanyl-related drugs [Townhall].

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Fentanyl is pouring across Biden’s open border & claiming American lives at rates never before seen. We need to secure the border & fully prosecute traffickers, but @HouseDemocrats blocked @HouseGOP requests to consider a bill to keep fentanyl a controlled substance [House Rules Republicans - Twitter].

Wednesday, September 21, 2022

Detransitioned 18-Year-Old speaks against "Gender affirming care"

18-year-old detransitioned woman Chloe Cole gave a powerful testimony on Tuesday against the "gender affirming" model of care that led to her irreversible medical transition as an adolescent.

"I realized the beauty of motherhood was stolen from me by medical professionals who my family entrusted me to,” said Cole. “I realized, after maturing a bit more, that a child does not in fact ‘know who they are’ at 12 years old."

Cole spoke at a press conference in front of the White House in support of Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene’s (R-GA) new bill, the Protect Children’s Innocence Act, that aims to shield minors from accessing the permanent, body- and life-altering medical treatments they may later come to regret (Daily Wire).

Marjorie Taylor Green tweeted, "Every American needs to hear Chloe Cole’s story. What a courageous young woman (Twitter)"  Video.

Tuesday, September 20, 2022

Destroy McDonald’s, be released without bail

A man accused of flying into an ax-wielding rage at a Lower East Side McDonald’s (a woman just spurned his advances) was released without bail at his arraignment, authorities said Sunday.

Michael Palacios, 31, who allegedly grabbed an ax and trashed the Delancey Street fast-food joint early Friday, was arraigned on fourth-degree criminal mischief and possession-of-weapons charges hours later and freed, the Manhattan District Attorney’s Office said.

Neither charge is eligible for bail under the state’s lenient criminal justice reforms [New York Post].

Palacios claimed he only started flailing his weapon because he was assaulted. Three bystanders appeared to confront and beat him because he allegedly harassed a woman, who repeatedly rejected his advances, according to video of the incident [National Review].

Video interview with the McDonald’s axe rampage guy in NYC [Ian Miles Cheong on Twitter].


Border, crime, economy

Friday, September 16, 2022

DeSantis Sends Illegals to Martha’s Vineyard

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis followed through on his promise to drop off illegal immigrants in progressive states, sending two planes full of migrants to Martha’s Vineyard on Wednesday… The office of Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker responded, saying it was aware of the situation and that the arrivals were provided short-term shelter (Fox News).

Martha’s Vineyard is the wealthy, nearly all white, liberal Democratic enclave in Rhode Island.  How dare Ron DeSantis show them the results of their policies toward the "little people."  The Vineyard's residents couldn't wait to eject the newcomers.

"Wealthy Martha’s Vineyard finally has to pay their fair share of what poorer border towns have been forced to deal with for YEARS due to Dems open border policies. Dems talk about sanctuary but get all stingy and look down their noses when illegal entrants enter their enclaves (Dana Loesch on Twitter)."

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"I’m so happy to hear DeSantis is sending migrants to Martha’s Vineyard. I’m told the people who live there are the wealthiest and most virtuous liberals on earth. They must be so excited to welcome such diversity into their community (Joel Berry on Twitter)."

ABC radio news snarled "Republican Ron DeSantis, governor of Florida," was the person responsible for all this inhumane treatment of immigrants.  Leftist ABC radio is determined to slant their news and shift the blame, just like the white, "Democratic," liberals on Martha's Vineyard.  The American left has sold its soul to the monied interests.