President Obama gave his sixth speech at Benedict College this week, and he spent some time dissecting the Second Amendment. He spoke of Americans’ long history with firearms, our national identity, and so on…then turned around and blamed our gun crime rate on lawful gun owners, citing that our homicide rate is attributable to the “easy, ready availability of firearms.” What he didn’t mention is that while our homicide rate is 3.2 per 100 thousand; it has been steadily decreasing since a high point in 1993. Gun ownership actually increased during the same amount of time. In countries like Russia, where gun control is extreme, 20.52 people are killed per 100 thousand. We thought we should tell you all the facts that the President knows but won’t tell you.
The first ever firearms and fashion show was held in Indianapolis, Indiana, this past weekend. The show exhibited not only the latest fashions for women, but safe and innovative ways for a woman to carry her firearm. The event raised money for Well Armed Woman chapters. 300 women of all ages and demographics attended the event. The event co-chair reminded everyone that the event is about safety, and that there are ways women can protect themselves in every outfit, be it a cocktail dress or a tank top. This is a great event for gun rights, and one that allow women to find and share their own empowerment: hopefully this event will continue to grow.
Melody Lauer, a mother of three in Iowa, has started a “Babywearing and Carrying” workshop to teach mothers how to safely carry firearms while carrying their young children. Despite some negative stigma concerning guns and children from the left-wing, anti-gun media, Lauer says she has received an overwhelmingly positive response on Facebook. The goal of the class, as with every firearms class, is safety. By teaching this class, Lauer is extending the right to safety and protection to mothers who may not have previously had the means or knowledge to carry. Hopefully, more empowered women will teach this class across the US in the future.
Every week, this show tries to present facts, along with our analysis, to show that gun ownership is necessary and safe. We do this because the anti-gunners can’t be civil; their opinions and “facts” just don’t add up, and they’re mad about it. This story is just another anecdote that shows how sensible pro-gun activists are, and how insane anti-gun activists can be. Skye Fitzgerald, an anti-gun documentarian, was supposedly making an unbiased, fact-based documentary on the Oregon gun debate. When it came to light that Mr. Fitzgerald had created an anti-gun documentary, William Saunderson, a pro-gun contributor, approached Mr. Fitzgerald with concerns. The meeting started out as civil, then escalated into Mr. Fitzgerald attacking Mr. Saunderson, breaking his arm and dislocating his shoulder. He then robbed Mr. Saunderson of his cameras. Fitzgerald has turned himself in, but this highlights a very important point: if pro-gunners are the ones that supposedly perpetuate violence in this country, why is it that the anti-gunner just got caught lying to an assaulting someone?
A South Carolina man tried to rob a woman at an ATM in Horry County this week using a needle. We’re not sure if he was trying to stick her or stick her up…the needle makes the details of the case very difficult to work through. The woman wasn’t nearly as impressed with the needle as the “stick up man” was: she pointed her handgun at him and said “I dare you to stab me.” The man, apparently realized that he had grabbed his sewing kit and not his handgun, fled the scene. He was arrested on Tuesday.