Friday, December 21, 2012

Taxes - Economy - #4392 - VIDEO: Marco Rubio: the Fiscal Cliff Exposes "The Great Hypocrisy of the Left" - Hot Air (2) William Bennett: The Case for Gun Rights is Stronger Than you Think - CNN (3) N.Y. Gov. Gun Confiscation and Forced Buy-Back an Option - Alex Jones (4) Gun Ownership and Homicide Rates Comparing the World Wide Data - Bearing Drift (5) The New Horizon of Gun Control, Part 4, Wolves at the Door? - Hot Air

Marco Rubio: The fiscal cliff exposes "the great hypocrisy of the left." Hot Air - Sen. Rubio’s outlook for a 2016 bid is looking pretty darn spiffy, and for a lot more than just the obvious reasons. Even in unscripted and off-the-cuff moments, I think that few of our current pols can talk as great a game on the economy as this guy. Whatever his other faults may be, he is constantly lobbing free-market truth grenades that are reliably simple, approachable, and poignant, and cut through President Obama’s rhetorical loop-de-loops without so much as a stutter. As Sen. Rubio explains in the Hannity clip below, the scariest thing about our country’s current financial scenario is not the fiscal cliff over which we have lately been dedicating much hemming and hawing; rather, it is the undeniable fact that we have absolutely zero plans for any attempts to actually pay down our $16 trillion in outstanding debt, not to mention the accumulating interest, nor to take care of our tens of trillions more in unfunded liabilities. We are exerting an indecent amount of political energy on merely bringing down our yearly deficit the tiniest bit, and Democrats’ intransigence on sincerely acknowledging the non-sustainability of their agenda, paired with their tactical ploys to keep moving the traditional political center further and further leftward, do not bode well for America. I’ve never heard President Obama make anything close to the amount of sense Rubio makes in this little segment, with or without a teleprompter. Rock on, Rubio. Read more.......  Contributed by Steve Peters.


William Bennett - The Case for Gun Rights is Stronger than you Think  - CNN -   On NBC's "Meet the Press" this past Sunday, I was asked how we can make our schools safer and prevent another massacre like Sandy Hook from happening again. I suggested that if one person in the school had been armed and trained to handle a firearm, it might have prevented or minimized the massacre. "And I'm not so sure -- and I'm sure I'll get mail for this -- I'm not so sure I wouldn't want one person in a school armed, ready for this kind of thing," I said. "The principal lunged at this guy. The school psychologist lunged at the guy. Has to be someone who's trained. Has to be someone who's responsible."  Read more.......  Article contributed by Steve Peters.


N.Y. Gov. Gun Confiscation and Forced Buy-Back an Option - Alex Jones - New York governor Andrew Cuomo says the state of New York is serious about gun confiscation. The Democrat and former Secretary of Housing and Urban Development told an Albany radio station he plans to propose a package of draconian legislation during his Sate of the State address next month.“I don’t think legitimate sportsmen are going to say, ‘I need an assault weapon to go hunting,’” Cuomo said, according to the New York Times. “There is a balance here — I understand the rights of gun owners; I understand the rights of hunters.” Cuomo indicated the state will likely force some kind of permit process on owners of semi-automatic “assault weapons.” In addition to generating revenue and expanding the size and reach of government, the effort will allow the state to confiscate the weapons of citizens who do not comply. “Confiscation could be an option. Mandatory sale to the state could be an option. Permitting could be an option — keep your gun but permit it,” the governor said. Read more......

Gun Ownership and Homicide Rates: Comparing the World Wide Data - Bearing Drift - An analysis from the Moorfield Storey Institute compares gun ownership rates to homicide rates in 169 countries and concludes that higher rates of gun ownership correlate to lower rates of homicide. Canada, for instance, has a relatively high rate of gun ownership (30.8 privately-owned firearms per 100 people) and a relatively low rate of firearm homicide (0.51 per 100,000 people). By contrast, Colombia has a firearm murder rate of 27.09 per 100,000 people but a private gun-ownership rate of just 5.9 per 100 people. The corresponding rates for the United States are about 89 guns for every 100 people, and a firearm homicide rate of 2.97 per 100,000 people. Read more.......

The New Horizon of Gun Control - Part 4 - Wolves at the Door? - Hot Air - For a good look at what you are truly up against, you need do little more than listen to the openly offered words of one of the chief architects of the current push for a gun grab… one Michael Bloomberg. He’s been making the rounds of every media outlet from Morning Joe to the full slate of Sunday gab fests, usually parroting the lines we featured before about “not wanted to take anyone’s guns” and respecting the first amendment. But he might have gotten a bit tired by the time he showed up for Nightline, and he let the mask slip fully from his face. Check this out. (Emphasis mine.) “I think the public has finally come to the conclusion that, what the Supreme Court said you can do is have reasonable restrictions on the right to bear arms, is something that our society finally has woken up and said, ‘We are going to do this whether you like it or not,‘” Bloomberg said… But if he had his preference, Bloomberg said he would go farther than the 1994 ban and outlaw all automatic and semi-automatic weapons and high-capacity magazines. The mayor said magazines shouldn’t be allowed to contain more than five or even three rounds. “If you haven’t hit the deer with three shots, you’re a pretty lousy shot. The deer deserves to get away,” he said. Read more.....

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