Thursday FGS

| April 2, 2020


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My usual sources for daily Feel Good Stories are as bare as the TP shelves in the Personal Hygiene aisle at your local mega-mart, Delta Whiskies and Whiskettes. Bad Guys all have a change of heart from their evil ways? Big city Democrat Mayor’s pleas to criminals to chill during the COVID-19 crisis, heeded? Not likely, but who knows? So off to the archives we go.

Why These Defensive Uses of Firearms Should Disarm Second Amendment Skeptics

Amy Swearer / Lucas Drill
At a time when many high-profile politicians are comfortable proposing laws that impose serious burdens on the right to keep and bear arms, including the mass confiscation of commonly owned firearms, it’s important to remember that those same firearms are regularly used by average Americans to defend their life, liberty, and property.

While some gun control advocates claim the Second Amendment is a dangerous historical relic, even going so far as to call for its repeal, they often overlook the fact that firearms are significantly more likely to be used for self-defense than in criminal activity.

In fact, according to a 2013 report by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, almost all national studies of defensive gun uses have found that firearms are used in self-defense between 500,000 and 3 million times every year in the United States.

Additionally, an independent analysis of the CDC’s own internal data on defensive gun uses indicates that firearms are used defensively about one million times a year, dwarfing the number of deaths and injuries attributable to their criminal use.

This year, we made a commitment to highlight just a few of the many defensive gun uses that occur every month. Just as in January, February, March, April, and May, June was full of instances of law-abiding citizens who relied on their Second Amendment rights to defend their inalienable rights.

Read the specifics here: The Daily Signal

“It is not the function of our government to keep the citizen from falling into error; it is the function of the citizen to keep the government from falling into error.” — Justice Robert H. Jackson

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  1. OWB says:

    Local LE’s have definitely noticed fewer daytime home burglaries. Duh. But, there are more crimes being committed at businesses (many closed or running on extremely short staff) than they have ever seen. Their message is that criminals are still operating, just adapting to the current circumstances.

    • 5th/77th FA says:

      Same here in my AO, OWB. Still plenty of teg stoopid to go around tho. Narrowing it down, my little corner of the world, being mostly rural, has a fairly low crime rate anyway. Part of that is due to the local law/court not using a catch and release program, partly cause the bad guys know that 96% of the locals are armed, and partly because the semi large metro areas are only 30 miles in any direction. The pickings are better there and one of the cities is known to be “catch and release.” The high Sheriff did implement a 2200hrs to 0500hrs curfew starting this past weekend.

      That’s a cute little Bayrhetta you gots there Mister. Expecting a storm? Have enjoyed the shoulder fired person portable Artillery featured thus far in the FGS Gun pr0n.

  2. MI Ranger says:

    Its a shame that someone dropped that perfectly good Pew Pew. But seeing as someone with a camera saw it laying there, maybe someone else will put it to good use.

  3. Berliner says:

    In Seattle, the police had nobody to respond to 3 calls, two of which were burglaries in progress, yet Seattle Police Chief Carmen Best tweeted the following:
    “Washington State is no place for hate. In a show of solidarity, @LoriMatsukawa joined me to remind everyone that hate has no place in our community. Report hate, including racist name calling, to 911. We are here to help, and will respond to investigate. #WeGotThisSeattle pic.twitter.com/cFGkYopbVW

    — Chief Carmen Best (@carmenbest) March 31, 2020”

    https://mynorthwest.com/1798435/carmen-best-burglaries-seattle-name-calling-not/

    • Roh-Dog says:

      Its like Fahrenheit 451, by calling them ‘law enforcement’ you understand their function, to burn down society by enabling lawlessness and subversion of Natural Law.

    • Toxic Deplorable Racist SAH B Woodman says:

      No po-po to answer calls?
      Time to learn and practice The Four Esses:
      No need to call the po-po when you can make the criminals just “disappear”.

  4. Anonymous says:

    Helpless citizens are good citizens, comrade! The collective is all that matters– who cares about the safety of expendable individuals for socialist tyranny… er, the greater good, eh?