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Deceits in Fahrenheit 9/11 By Dave Kopel There
are many articles which have pointed out the distortions,
falsehoods, and lies in the film Fahrenheit 9/11. This report
compiles the Fahrenheit 9/11 deceits which have been identified
by a wide variety of reviewers. In addition, I identify
some inaccuracies which have not been addressed by other
and gun control, Capitol Hill Blue, The Democrats'
bosom buddies in the media establishment have been leading
them down the primrose path to defeat for about 30 years
now, which is how long media liberals have been proclaiming
that the American public strongly favors gun control.
bulletproof, By John R. Lott Jr. Gun-control
advocates should fear the votes today in the Senate, but
not for the reason that most people think. Despite claims
that letting the ban on some semi-automatic weapons expire
will cause a surge of police killings and a rise in gun
crimes, letting the law expire will show the uselessness
of gun-control regulations. A year from now, it will be
obvious to everyone that all the horror stories about banning
what has been labeled"assault weapons" were wrong.
Bloomberg quote, from NY Post article, 3/17/04,
"Keep in mind, outlawing real guns is a problem in
this country with the NRA. How any parent or caring human
being looking at the carnage on the streets of this country
and not want to outlaw guns I can't quite understand."
http://www.manchesteronline.co.uk A 25-year-old man is beginning an eight year sentence after
he was found guilty of the manslaughter of a 38-year-old
man who had tried to rob him. When Lindsay opened the door,
to be confronted by him and three accomplices who were armed
with a gun, he fetched a Samurai sword and stabbed Mr Swindells
four times. David Ryan, of Salford, Darren Ashton of no
fixed abode and Michael Page, also of no fixed abode, were
all convicted of robbery and firearms offences. They were
sentenced to 14 years. Det Chief Insp Sam Haworth said:
"Four men including the victims had set out purposefully
to rob Carl Lindsay and this intent ultimately led to Stephen
Swindell's death. "I believe the sentences passed today
reflect the severity of the circumstances." http://news.bbc.co.uk
Control in Chicago Works...to Boost Homicide Rate, Says
Second Amendment Foundation ---- BELLEVUE,
WA, — Strict gun control in Chicago has worked...to
once again boost the homicide rate, making the Windy City
the most murderous city in the nation for the past 12 months,
the Second Amendment Foundation (SAF) said today.---"Chicago
finished off the year with more murders than New York or
Los Angeles," said SAF Founder Alan Gottlieb. "During
the past 12 months, 599 people were murdered in Chicago,
three more than in New York, where 596 people were slain,
and about 100 more than in Los Angeles. ----"Isn't
it remarkable," he observed, "that Chicago, New
York and Los Angeles have some of the toughest gun laws
in the nation, yet they still typically lead the nation
in the number of homicides?"
Pols Cling to Their Billion-dollar Gun Registry Fiasco----- It?s been called a fiasco, critics say it
doesn't work and, as NewsMax has been reporting, it has
cost a staggering $1 billion so far, but Canada?s government
officials continue to support their badly flawed gun registration
law. --- The critic noted that six of Canada?s 10 provinces
refuse to prosecute anyone failing to comply with the registration
law, which in 1995 the government claimed would cost a mere
$2 million yet to date has cost $1 billion.
show U.S. vigilance ---USA Today--- Under President
Bush's leadership of Project Safe Neighborhoods, gun-crime
prosecutions have reached record levels. At the same time,
the violent crime rate has plunged 21%. That's what makes
some recent criticism surprising. Consider: Federal gun-crime
prosecutions increased 68% in the past three years. Last
year, the Justice Department set a new record by charging
23% more individuals for violating gun laws
theft like fine art heist, expert says. Wilson's Creek Battlefield
officials to tighten security. --- Investigators
know this much: Those who broke into the visitors center
earlier this week at Wilson's Creek National Battlefield
and stole historic weapons knew what they wanted. The National
Park Service is offering a $1,000 reward. A Model 1849 Colt
Pocket Revolver, stolen from Wilson's Creek National Battlefield
Visitors Center, is linked to a Wilson's Creek colonel.
A Model 1842 percussion pistol, .54 caliber, manufactured
by H. Aston in 1853, and a Model 1851 Colt Navy Revolver,
.36 caliber, that has "Address Col. Saml. Colt New
York U S America" stamped on top of barrel was also
Rights Aren`t for District, Judge Rules - The Washington
Post --- The constitutional right to bear arms
doesn`t apply to the District of Columbia`s residents, a
federal judge ruled yesterday in rejecting the claim of
several city residents who contended that a 1976 city law
banning the possession of guns left them unfairly vulnerable.
Laws do Not Reduce Criminal Violence According to New Study: Disarming the public has not reduced criminal violence in
any country examined in this study. In all these cases,
disarming the public has been ineffective, expensive, and
often counter productive. In all cases, the effort meant
setting up expensive bureaucracies that produce no noticeable
improvement to public safety or have made the situation
worse. Mauser points to these trends in the countries he
examined: England and
Wales Both Conservative
and Labour governments have introduced restrictive firearms
laws over the past 20 years; all handguns were banned in
1997. Yet in the 1990s alone,
the homicide rate jumped 50 percent, going from 10 per million
in 1990 to 15 per million in 2000. While not yet as high
as the US, in 2002 gun crime in England and Wales increased
by 35 percent. This is the fourth consecutive year that
gun crime has increased. Police
statistics show that violent crime in general has increased
since the late 1980s and since 1996 has been more serious
than in the United States. (This report also covers
Australia and Canada.)
Gun lobbyist's sights on $8m claim. " GUN rights campaigner and dealer Ron Owen will pursue
an $8.2 million claim against both the state and federal
governments following his historic victory against firearms
fraud charges in a Gympie court this week."
Democrats' Assault (on) Weapons By Lowell Ponte, FrontPageMagazine.com
| November 4, 2003,"... To working-class rednecks
who enjoy hunting, Kerry demonstrated his marksmanship,
his skill in killing two birds with two shots. It reminded
them of an earlier, freer America in which “gun control”
meant a steady hand and a sharp eye.
To his leftist loyalists Kerry
displayed his Marx-manship by mixing these hunter pictures
with his usual sermon about how he had hunted since age
12 but never used an AK-47 assault rifle. This was Kerry’s
sly wink to the Left that as President he would, like Clinton
before him, use every gimmick he could to take guns away
from those dumb rednecks. ...
Democrats might pretend to
be gun-friendly to win your vote, but every vote for any
Democrat empowers the gun grabbers and controllers. Just
as you would be wary of Greeks bearing gifts (like the Trojan
Horse), beware of any Democrat bearing arms in a publicity
stunt like Senator John Kerry’s ritual killing of
animals last weekend."
permit holders have committed crimes since law changed in
'01, MI, Visions of gun-toting Michiganians
creating a Wild West on Saginaw Avenue haven't come to pass
since the state's concealed weapons law took effect more
than two years ago. But there
have been several incidents involving permit holders, including
a rape in Kent County, several assaults and numerous brandishing
charges. "There have
been some problems, but overall it's not what people expected,"
said Michigan State Police Sgt. Greg Varotney. Of
the 90,369 Michiganians permitted to carry concealed weapons
between July 1, 2001, and Nov. 3, 313 have been charged
with crimes, according to violation reports filed with the
state police. Of those, 190 have been convicted, and 196
of the crimes were committed either while using or carrying
the licensed gun:
BUST BLACK-MARKET 'GUN RUN' DUONY
Post ... Gravely wore a baggy black T-shirt with a logo
for "Shaolin Ryders" motorcycle club, as he and
Taylor pleaded not guilty. Shaolin is a slang name the rap
group Wu-Tang Clan coined for Staten Island.
Industry Group Won't Support Renewing Anti-Terrorism Law, To: National Desk, Contact: Peter Hamm of the Brady Campaign
to Prevent Gun Violence, 202-898-0792
WASHINGTON, Nov. 10 /U.S. Newswire/ -- The leading gun industry
trade association opposes legislation to renew the Federal
law that makes it illegal to make or own a firearm that
cannot be spotted by airport security efforts. (NOTE:
This is a press release by Brady talking about how NSSF
does not support the ban on plastic guns that can not be
seen with x-rays. the article fails to state that a gun
of this type has never been made and no one knows how a
gun of this type could be made and no company is working
on a gun of this type.) SEE: Banning
"Terrorist Specials"? By John R. Lott, Jr.
spin on gun control, By Eli Lehrer and John
R. Lott Jr. Gun control used to be such a simple issue to
follow. National Democratic candidates supported more restrictions,
while most Republicans believed that gun control provided
few benefits. Recently, however, the Democratic Party talks
about their devotion to the Second Amendment, while President
Bush has been pursuing many policies that are no different
(and occasionally more restrictive) than those of his opponents.
"Why do we need to know this
stuff?" Comment of Douglas Weil of the Brady
Center to Prevent Gun Violence in an Aug.
2001 Fox News Article about John Lott and his research
of 3,054 U.S. counties over a 17-year period resulted in
a conclusion that tough gun control laws do not deter crime,
but in those states and counties that have adapted concealed-carry
laws allowing citizens to carry firearms in public, crime
Carry Permits Fire up Debate Over Workplace Shootings,
By Jeff Johnson, CNSNews.com Congressional Bureau Chief,
November 18, 2003 (CNSNews.com)
- In the crime blotter from Dec. 26, 2000, Louis "Sandy"
Javelle's name appeared alongside those of six other victims
who had been shot to death by a disgruntled co-worker at
Edgewater Technologies, Inc., in Wakefield, Mass. Javelle
distinguished himself that day by trying to delay and disarm
the gunman, 42-year-old Michael McDermott, before being
killed. But Javelle might have saved his own life and at
least four others if the concealed handgun permit he held
in New Hampshire had allowed him to carry a weapon on his
job in neighboring Massachusetts, according to one of Javelle's
friends and numerous firearms policy experts. "Sandy
held both a federal firearms license and a permit to carry
a handgun in New Hampshire," according to his friend,
David Bergquist. "Ironically, the gun laws in Massachusetts
prevented him from carrying a concealed handgun. But these
same laws did not prevent Michael McDermott from obtaining
for the crossbow,8/12/03, Times Herald-Record Is
it a bow? Well, you draw back a string and shoot arrows
with it. But maybe it's a gun. After all, it has a trigger.
Just what is the definition of a crossbow? It's a question
that divides hunters. They're also divided on whether they
should be able to use it.
New York prohibits the use of crossbows for hunting, except
for people with severe physical disabilities. And the crossbows
themselves must be modified with a device that requires
no hand movement, like a breath tube. Hunting with crossbows
is permitted in other states, such as Ohio, Michigan and
Georgia. "I think there's a place for it," said
Frank Carbone, a hunter from the Town of Newburgh. "The
way I look at it, it's another hunting implement."
... But Carmen Heitczman, president of the Orange County
Federation of Sportsmen's Clubs and an avid bowhunter, takes
the opposite stance. "I think it'd be a mistake to
put it into the hands of everybody," he said. .....
A bill is making its way through both the state Senate and
Assembly that proposes legalizing crossbow hunting by July
1, 2005. ... "Are they going to be adequate to harvest
the game?" Heitczman said. "Collect data, see
Audits Nation's Top Teachers' Union,
Nov 25, By LARRY MARGASAK, Associated Press Writer, WASHINGTON
- The IRS is auditing the nation's largest teachers union,
scrutinizing an organization that works energetically to
elect candidates but files tax returns reporting zero political
expenditures from member dues. FINALLY!!!!
LATEST GUN MISFIRES , By JOHN R. LOTT, JR. NY Post opinion
article outlining how stupid the proposed changes in the
NYC's gun laws are. The new laws are in response to the
shooting death of City Councilman James E. Davis.
Gov. Davis can not quit.Cal.
Election law 11302.
If a vacancy occurs in an office after a recall petition
is filed against the vacating officer, the recall election
shall nevertheless proceed. The vacancy shall be filled
as provided by law, but any person appointed to fill the
vacancy shall hold office only until a successor is selected
in accordance with Article 4 (commencing with Section 11360)
or Article 5 (commencing with Section 11380), and the successor
qualifies for that office.
8/12/03 Brady E-ALERT: Congress in Recess, Immunity
Legislation Still No-Go For
many months now, we have asked you, our loyal Brady Campaign
members and supporters, to contact your Senators and tell
them not to support S.659, a dangerous bill that would give
unprecedented legal immunity to the gun industry and bar
shooting victims from suing reckless gun dealers and manufacturers
who, through their negligence, supply the illegal gun market
and allow guns to fall into the wrong hands.
We have good news!
Congress has recessed for the remainder of August, and thanks
to the thousands of calls, e-mails, and letters from concerned
Brady Campaign members and supporters like you, we have
been able to stave off this dangerous immunity legislation
from being introduced in the Senate.
Thank you to all of you for standing up to the NRA and their
cohorts in the gun industry! Thank you for taking action
even when the odds seem stacked against us! And thank you
for believing that our combined efforts can make a difference!
Of course, we know the NRA isn't finished with this fight.
But neither are we! So we'll need your help this fall! We'll
have to make our voices heard again.Keep watching for more
updates and ways you can help. United, we can create an
America free from gun violence!
"Thumbs up to all of you for your generous support!
Together, we will build a safer America." - Jim "The
Clinton lawsuit revivedJudge rules conspiracy claim against former first lady,
aides may proceed. Gennifer Flowers may proceed with a lawsuit
that accuses Hillary Rodham Clinton of conspiring with two
men to defame her during the 1992 presidential election
campaign, a federal judge in Las Vegas has ruled.
I added a slide show of the Thruway Gun Department and
Lounsbury's Gun Department to my STORES
AND RANGES page. Look at the bottom of the page and
give it a few seconds to load
Site Wants Michael Moore's Oscar Revoked, There's a movement to revoke the controversial director's
Oscar. The Web site RevoketheOscar.com claims that Moore's
Oscar-winning anti-gun documentary, Bowling for Columbine
(search), is riddled with inaccuracies, misleading statements
and unethical edits — and the site is calling for
the film to be disqualified as a documentary.
" Bowling for Columbine
violated the Academy's own rules," the site states.
"These limit the documentary competition to nonfiction
films. Bowling isn't nonfiction. Whenever it was necessary
to his theme, Moore invented facts, fabricated events, staged
scenes, or doctored the depiction of what actually happened."
Women Allege Set-up by 'John Walsh Show, 4/30/03
Two women who are victims of prior criminal assaults and
a representative of a pro-gun women's organization claim
they were set up by the John Walsh Show on Tuesday's episode,
which was supposed to focus on women arming themselves for
self-defense but instead became a debate on gun ownership.
(The show put a MMM woman in the audience and the other
woman guest who was a gang-banger who had spent 3 years
in prison so the picture of her holding a gun was a "felony
Among the Hoplophobes, A Review by Dr.
Paul Gallant and Dr. Joanne Eisen of John R. Lott, Jr's
new book "The Bias Against Guns, Why Almost Everything
You've Heard About Gun Control is Wrong"
Policy Kills, More deadly U.N. issues. By
Dave Kopel, Paul Gallant & Joanne Eisen The
spread of illicit arms and light weapons is a global threat
to human security and human rights," insists United
Nations secretary-general Kofi Annan. But it would be far
more accurate to say: "The U.N.'s disarmament policy
is a global threat to human security and human rights."
It was the U.N.'s lethal policy that was directly responsible
for the deaths of thousands of innocents in Srebrenica in
bother about burglary, police told, (12/01/2003) telegraph.co.uk ENGLAND- Police
have been ordered not to bother investigating crimes such
as burglary, vandalism and assaults unless evidence pointing
to the culprits is easily available, The Telegraph can reveal.
Under new guidelines, officers
have been informed that only "serious" crimes,
such as murder, rape or so-called hate crimes, should be
investigated as a matter of course.
In all other cases, unless there is immediate and compelling
evidence, such as fingerprints or DNA material, the crime
will be listed for no further action.