Researchers from federal agencies including the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the National Institute of Health (NIH) have largely been mum on the public health issue of gun violence—not by choice, but because of a 20-year-old congressional ban on federally funded gun violence research.
“Don’t forget they have grander objectives.
Do you think you have appeased them? You have only emboldened them.
Leftists wish to deprive you of the means of prevailing in conflict so that they may obtain your cooperation at a discount, on terms that are not beneficial to you.
Time is on their side. Numbers are on their side. Demographics are on their side, (at least until they lead us all to ruin.) But the means of prevailing in violent conflict are not on their side, and that is what they are deathly afraid of, and that is why they are so urgently desirous to deprive you of them.”
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“Defensive uses of guns by crime victims is a common occurrence, although the exact number remains disputed. Almost all national survey estimates indicate that defensive gun uses by victims are at least as common as offensive uses by criminals, with estimates of annual uses ranging from about 500,000 to more than 3 million per year.”
. . . It was also discovered that when guns are used in self-defense the victims consistently have lower injury rates than those who are unarmed, even compared with those who used other forms of self-defense.
Innovation > Regulation. Just ask a banker. :)
Sheriff Cooke, for his part, said that he was entitled to use discretion in enforcement, especially when he believed the laws were wrong or unenforceable.
“In my oath it says I’ll uphold the U.S. Constitution and the Constitution of the State of Colorado,” he said, as he posed for campaign photos in his office — he is running for the State Senate in 2014. “It doesn’t say I have to uphold every law passed by the Legislature.”