Obama’s Forgiveness of Gun Crimes Amid Push for Controls ‘Incredible Hypocrisy’

WASHINGTON TIMES — Richard Reid was already a two-time felon when authorities searched his Delaware apartment and found marijuana, crack cocaine divided into sales-size plastic bags, powder cocaine, a scale — and a loaded .32 caliber handgun, an unloaded .25 caliber pistol and ammunition for two other types of weapons.

Last week, President Obama commuted Reid’s 25-year sentence and made him one of the hundreds of drug users and dealers who the White House says have done enough time.

But at the same time, Mr. Obama forgave scores of gun crimes convictions for the offenders, raising thorny questions about whether the White House is serious about keeping guns out of “the wrong hands” — a refrain of the Obama administration in the wake of mass shootings.

Mr. Obama forgave six of Reid’s gun crimes, in addition to the drug trafficking and possession offenses for which he was convicted in 2007.

He is one of 107 federal inmates who have had gun crimes convictions pardoned or sentences commuted during this administration, including a number who used firearms while dealing drugs or who carried them despite having felonies on their records. Still others were caught lying to gun dealers or carrying weapons with the registration numbers filed off — suggesting an even deeper level of gun crime.

OBAMA STATE DEPARTMENT INVOLVED IN ‘GUN CONTROL’ — DC

THESE GUN OWNERS ARE LEAST LIKELY CRIMINALS, REPORT FINDS — DAILY SIGNAL

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Concealed-Carry Permit Surge Could Play Decisive Role in These 2016 Battleground States

DAILY SIGNAL — The number of concealed-carry permit holders has skyrocketed over the last four years, noticeably in key battleground states and among women, according to a new report.

Two swing states have the highest number of permit holders in the country, with 1.58 million in Florida and 1.2 million in Pennsylvania.

Meanwhile, 549,000 have permits in Ohio, another 556,136 in Michigan, and 530,092 in North Carolina. Indiana has issued 728,976 permits. These are all states that President Barack Obama—who supports gun control—carried at least once in his presidential election campaigns.

Fifteen percent of Indianans have concealed-carry permits. Pennsylvania has 12.2 percent of the population holding permits, and another swing state, Iowa, has 11.5 percent of the population carrying concealed-carry permits.

Depending on how significant guns are in the election, the increase in women permit holders and minorities could also be significant. Women have traditionally broken for Democrats in past elections.

“In eight states where we have data by gender, since 2012 the number of permits has increased by 161 percent for women and by 85 percent for men,” a report by the Crime Prevention Research Center says.

In Florida, women had 18 percent of permits in 2012. That rose to 24.1 percent in 2016. The rise went from 18 percent to 22.7 percent in Indiana from 2012 to 2015. In North Carolina, the number of permits for women went from 21.3 percent in 2012 to 27.5 percent in 2015. The study was based on the most recent available data for each state.

The increase among women with permits is even pronounced in the very blue state of Washington, the report said. Between 2005 and 2014, in Washington, “the growth rate for women getting new permits [was] twice as fast as that of men.”

“Women benefit more from having a gun than a man because of the large strength differential between a male-to-woman attacker compared to male-to-male attacker,” Crime Prevention Research Center President John Lott, a noted economist and researcher, told The Daily Signal in a phone interview. “Women with a gun would be able to better resist an attack from men. There has been a lot of fear about guns that have caused people to make the wrong decisions about guns, but that is changing.”

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More Gun Control Embraced by Young Adults: Poll

WASHINGTON TIMES — CHICAGO (AP) — LaShun Roy supports a ban on semi-automatic weapons and more comprehensive background checks. But the 21-year-old gun owner from rural Texas doesn’t consider gun-control measures a top priority in this year’s elections.

For Keionna Cottrell, a 24-year-old who lives on Chicago’s South Side and whose brother was shot and killed this year in another Illinois city, few things are more important than limiting access to guns.

“So many people are dying here because there is no control of the weapons out on our streets,” said Cottrell. “Young men … have real military guns and they’re not scared to use them.”

Although their lives and experiences differ, the young women’s shared support for additional policies to curb gun violence reflects the feelings of many Americans between the ages of 18 and 30, regardless of their backgrounds, according to a new GenForward poll.

About 9 in 10 young adults say they support criminal background checks for all gun sales, a level of support that remains consistent across racial and ethnic groups. Stiffer penalties for violating existing gun laws are supported by 9 in 10 young adults, including about 9 in 10 whites, Asian-Americans and Latinos, as well as 8 in 10 African-Americans.

Fifty-seven percent of young Americans support a ban on rapid-firing semi-automatic weapons, with support especially high – 74 percent – among Asian-Americans, the poll found.

GenForward is a survey by the Black Youth Project at the University of Chicago with the Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research. The first-of-its-kind poll pays special attention to the voices of young adults of color, highlighting how race and ethnicity shape the opinions of a new generation.

Roy, a full-time college student who learned to handle assault rifles while serving in the National Guard, said it’s possible to protect the rights of gun owners and implement safeguards. That puts her among the 54 percent of young adults – including 61 percent of Asian-Americans, 57 percent of African-Americans and 52 percent of Latinos and whites – who say laws limiting gun ownership do not infringe on the public’s right to bear arms.

“I think it’s important to make sure the government isn’t going door to door saying, ‘Let me see your guns and ammo,’” said Roy, who is black. “But I think it’s really important to have background checks … and make sure a felon can’t get a gun.”

She also believes a new Texas law that permits the open carrying of guns on college campuses is a bad idea.

D.C. GUN ADVOCATES FIGHT TO LEGALIZE TASERS — WASHINGTON TIMES

NEW HAMPSHIRE GUN CLUBS ARE TURNING PEOPLE AWAY BECAUSE SO MANY WANT TO JOIN — TOWNHALL

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Morality and the Second Amendment

FOX NEWS — The most fundamental goal of any people—and of any government that is of, by, and for the people—must be to protect civilization.

Only in a state of civilization, in which personal and property rights are protected from the forces of the metaphorical jungle, can we truly be free.

For only then can we go to bed secure that, come morning, we’ll wake to find ourselves and our loved ones still safe, and the property we labored to acquire still there.

The problem confronting millions of Americans is that they do not live within the geographical borders of civilization. They are trapped in asphalt jungles, where crime is rampant and police response times are alarmingly long.

What are they to do? From a moral standpoint, if you are an adult mired in so sorry a condition, you have a duty to protect your loved ones who depend on you, including your spouse and children. You simply cannot abandon them to the forces of the jungle, no matter how ubiquitous they are.

Unless you can somehow uproot and move to a safe and civilized place, the answer for you likely is to own a firearm. Despite what you may hear or read to the contrary, guns save far more lives than they take.

‘CAMPUS CARRY’ GOES INTO EFFECT IN TEXAS — FOX NEWS

GUN DEBATE ON CAMPUSES OVERSHADOWS TEXAS TOWER SHOOTING ANNIVERSARY — WASHINGTON TIMES

MAINE RESTAURANT WON’T SERVE CUSTOMERS WHO LIKE GUNS — FOX NEWS

THE ATF IS ILLEGALLY HOARDING AMERICAN GUN OWNERS’ PERSONAL INFORMATION — DC

VIDEO: CLINTON DELEGATE ELABORATES ON HOW DEMOCRATS WILL BAN GUNS — TOWNHALL

JULY GUN SALES CRUSH PREVIOUS RECORD — WFB

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The Latest Gun Owners Are the New ‘Silent Majority’

FOX — Gretchen Lager’s fondest childhood memories involved shooting bullets at tin cans and balloons along the Slippery Rock Creek in western Pennsylvania – but one day in 1995, guns became a far more menacing presence in her life.

Her brother-in-law killed his wife of 30 years – Lager’s sister – with a deer hunting rifle. He then turned the gun on himself in a murder-suicide that orphaned their 15-year-old daughter. For years afterwards, Lager was stridently anti-gun.

“I have been hating guns with everything I believe until lately,” she said.

But earlier this year, Lager recalled those more pleasant childhood memories, “and I thought, `there’s something about guns that I really know and love. There’s a mechanical beauty. There’s something fun about it.”‘

Lager, 64, who now lives in Hershey, purchased a .22-caliber pistol more than two months ago to rekindle her target shooting hobby and enrolled in a gun safety class at the Palmyra Sportsmen’s Association.

Still, she’s far from the stereotype of a gun owner, decked out in camouflage and stockpiling weapons while waiting for the apocalypse. Lager hates the National Rifle Association – “I think they are opportunists” – believes in mandatory training for people purchasing guns, and would never want to use her firearm to hurt an animal, much less a person. Instead, she considers herself part of a “silent majority” between two political extremes on guns.

Lebanon County residents are buying guns and obtaining permits to carry firearms with increasing frequency, according to data kept by the Pennsylvania State Police. Local gun stores said many of their first-time firearms owners are, like Lager, outside of the stereotypical gun-owning demographics: women, older couples, even 80-plus-year-old women and the disabled.

CALIFORNIA: HARDEST STATE FOR LAW-ABIDING CITIZENS TO BUY A GUN — BREITBART

GUN DEBATE ON CAMPUSES OVERSHADOWS TEXAS TOWER SHOOTING ANNIVERSARY — WASHINGTON TIMES

STUDY: LAW-ABIDING FIREARM OWNERS REALLY DON’T COMMIT GUN CRIMES — TOWNHALL

WOMEN ARE FASTEST GROWING GROUP OF GUN OWNERS IN AMERICA — WDJT

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Four of Five Criminals Acquire Guns Illegally

BREITBART — A study conducted by the Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health shows that four out of five criminals acquire their guns illegally, while one out of five acquires them through legal means, prior to building up a criminal record.

The Washington Post published the study, which looked at guns recovered from Pittsburgh crime scenes in 2008 and found that “in approximately 8 out of 10 cases, the perpetrator was not a lawful gun owner but rather in illegal possession of a weapon that belonged to someone else.”

Roughly one out of five guns, 18 percent, were used in crimes by the people who actually purchased them. This latter group would consist of people with criminal intent but no criminal record to prevent them from passing a background check. Such people have legally acquired weapons, then killed innocents at Virginia Tech University (2007), Fort Hood (2009), Aurora movie theater (2012), DC Navy Yard (2013), Fort Hood (2014), Chattanooga (20105), Umpqua Community College (2015), Orlando (2016), among others.

In August 2015, the University of Chicago Crime Lab released a similar study that looked at criminal acquisition of firearms in Chicago. As with the Pittsburgh study, researchers found that criminals in Chicago get their guns in ways that are hardest to detect. According to the Chicago Sun Times, crime lab co-director Harold Pollack said, “Some of the pathways [regarding guns] people are concerned about don’t seem so dominant.” He also said very few individuals jailed on gun charges indicated using gun shows or the Internet to acquire firearms. Rather, they get the guns in undetectable ways on the street. Pollack added that the inmates know they run the risk of being caught by police but “were less concerned about getting caught by the cops than being put in the position of not having a gun to defend themselves and then getting shot.”

ON GUNS, THE CONTRAST BETWEEN PARTY PLATFORMS IS STARK — DC

NY TEACHER: HOW A LOCKDOWN CHANGED MY MIND ON GUNS IN SCHOOL — BREITBART

TEXAS SUES AUSTIN OVER CITY HALL GUN BAN — THE HILL

CONCEALED CARRY PERMITS REACH ALL-TIME HIGH — TOWNHALL

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Obama Administration Releases Latest Executive Gun Control

DAILY CALLER — On Friday, July 22, just as members of his party were gathering in Philadelphia to coronate Hillary Clinton as their presidential nominee, the Obama Administration once again released a sweeping gun control measure by executive fiat. This time the bad news came via the U.S. State Department’s Directorate of Defense Trade Controls (DDTC), which is primarily responsible for administering the Arms Export Control Act (AECA) and its implementing rules, the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR). The upshot is that DDTC is labeling commercial gunsmiths as “manufacturers” for performing relatively simple work such as threading a barrel or fabricating a small custom part for an older firearm. Under the AECA, “manufactures” are required to register with DDTC at significant expense or risk onerous criminal penalties.

As with prior executive actions on guns, the administration released its dictate suddenly and without advance warning to or prior input from affected businesses, completely bypassing the normal formalities associated with a significant rulemaking. The guidance is also likely to result in more confusion than clarity and may significantly chill heretofore legal conduct associated with gunsmithing.

By way of background, the AECA and ITAR concern rules by which military materiel is exported from, and imported to, the United States. The so-called “defense articles” governed by the AECA/ITAR are compiled in what is known as the U.S. Munitions List and include some, but not all, firearms and ammunition, as well as their parts and components. Thus, for purposes of the regime, a spring or floorplate from the magazine of a controlled firearm is subject to the same regulatory framework as the firearm itself.

WHITE HOUSE DEFENDS OBAMA’S CLAIM THAT IT’S EASIER TO BUY A GUN THAN A BOOK — DAILY SIGNAL

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NRA Warns: Clinton Will Steal Right to Self-Defense

GUN INDUSTRY’S ECONOMIC IMPACT UP 158 PERCENT UNDER OBAMA — BREITBART

58 BIPARTISAN LAWMAKERS CONDEMN MASSACHUSETTS ‘ASSAULT WEAPONS’ BAN — BREITBART

BLACK PHILADELPHIANS GATHER TO LEARN ABOUT GUN RIGHTS AS DNC ROLLS INTO TOWN — WFB

OBAMA, LEFT, AND MSM AGREE: “STOP FEARING CRIME AND GET BACK TO FEARING GUNS!” — VDARE

DEMOCRATS ARE JUST SURE THAT HILLARY WILL KEEP UP THE GUN CONTROL PUSH THROUGH NOVEMBER — HOT AIR

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Dem Delegate Admits: ‘Common Sense Gun Control’ Is Just Code for Repealing Second Amendment [VIDEO]

DAILY CALLER — The latest video from Project Veritas shows Mary Bayer, a former Democratic delegate and a volunteer organizer for Hillary Clinton’s campaign, admitting that the party is using “common sense” gun control to trick America into supporting a ban on all firearms and effectively repealing the Second Amendment.

“Oh, absolutely,” Bayer stated when asked by an undercover PV reporter — posing as a gun-control advocate — if she favored banning guns. “I’m totally against them, and my husband is against guns. My husband is now a registered Democrat.”

“You know how you do it?” Bayer posed. “You got to get Democrats in office… You got to get enough people in there to vote the right way.”

Hillary Clinton speaks during a campaign rally on July 22, 2016 in Tampa, Florida. (Getty Images)

The PV journalist then told Bayer “well, we can’t say we want to ban guns. Can we do that? We got to hit that.”

“Right,” Bayer agreed. “You got to say you want ‘common sense gun legislation.’ … you say you want to ban guns altogether, that’s just going to piss everybody off.”

“You have to take that sort of moderate, ‘we just want to have common sense legislation so our children are safe!’ You say **** like that, and then people will buy into it.”

Additionally, Bayer responded, “for sure,” when asked if Hillary would support and press a full ban of firearms.

GUN CONTROL ADVOCATES CONFIDENT ABOUT HILLARY CLINTON — WFB

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Clinton Delegate Explains How Democrats Will Ban All Guns

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19 Dead, 45 Wounded: Where Are the Calls for Knife Control Laws, Knife Registration and Knife Buyer Background Checks?

REUTERS — Nineteen people were feared dead and as many as 45 others wounded after an attack by a knife-wielding man at a facility for the disabled in Japan early on Tuesday, NHK reported.

Police in Sagamihara, Kanagawa Prefecture, about 25 miles (40 km) southwest of Tokyo have arrested a man in his 20s, Japanese media reported.

They said staff called police at 2.30 a.m. local time with reports of a man armed with a knife on the grounds of the Tsukui Yamayuri Garden facility. Kyodo said the man had turned himself into a police station.

Asahi Shimbun reported that the suspect was quoted by police as saying “I want to get rid of the disabled from this world.”

Fifteen people were confirmed dead while four were in a state of cardiac arrest, the reports said.

KNIFE RIGHTS: THE UNSEEN SIDE OF THE SECOND AMENDMENT — DAILY SIGNAL

CA GUV SIGNS BILL REQUIRING GOV’T SERIAL NUMBER ON HOMEMADE GUNS — BREITBART

MASSACHUSETTS AG UNILATERALLY BANS THOUSANDS OF PREVIOUSLY LEGAL GUNS — DC

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What Police Want From Concealed Carriers During a Traffic Stop

DAILY CALLER — If police pull over a person that is legally carrying a concealed firearm, what should such a person do? That’s a question that gets asked a lot. Many concealed carriers pride themselves on being law-abiding citizens, and given that they have a gun on them, how best to act when interacting with police is a good thing to know.

After all, police keep the rest of us safe. Police officers are also just like everyone else – they have anxieties, fears and just want to get home at the end of the day. Their own safety is just as important as everyone else’s.

And sure, there are plenty of articles out there that list off some very good ideas, mostly of what’s relatively common sense. However, it’s best to get advice straight from the horse’s mouth, so to speak. The following quotes are from real police officers, given to various news outlets around the nation, about what police want from concealed carrying citizens during a traffic stop or other interaction.

If pulled over, relax. Assistant Police Chief Michael Ward of the Bradford, Penn., Police Department told The Bradford Era that any motorist stopped by police should first relax and take a breath. Police officers don’t know what to expect from a traffic stop and are human, too. Captain Brent Allred of the Wichita Police told the Wichita Eagle that motorists should relax and be as forthcoming as possible. Nervous and twitchy people tend to make officers more nervous in turn.

Declare that you have a concealed carry license and a concealed pistol. Virginia State Trooper Alan Kelly told Britsol, Va., ABC affiliate WCYB that, “we do not like surprises” and to inform an officer of the permit.

Spokane, Wash., ABC affiliate KXLY quoted Chief Lee Bennett of the Airway Heights Police Department as saying it is best to “declare that you have a concealed pistol license and where the weapon is.” This same sentiment was echoed by the Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office, of Loudoun County, Va., from their Facebook page in the wake of the Philando Castile shooting. A similar view was echoed by Police Chief Scott Marchand of Pocatello, Idaho, in the Idaho State Journal after that state enacted its constitutional carry law.

It is also recommended to hand over your permit along with your driver’s license.

TIM KAINE: ‘F’ RATING FROM NRA, OPPOSED LETTING VIRGINIANS HAVE GUN IN CAR FOR SELF-DEFENSE — BREITBART

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