"Out of the all the things we’re seeing, the most consistent problem is thefts from motor vehicles, and many of these weapons are being used in violent crimes, armed robberies and assaults.” Concealed carry laws make this possible. --International Association of Chiefs of Police
Your Daily GAG: Hello From The Other Side The Civil War within the NRA is alive and well. Here, gun owner and NRA member Patrick S. Tomlinson articulates his frustration and disillusionment with the NRA and the current fear-based ideological agenda which posits The Resistance as a threat and as such NRA members, the defenders of freedom ( i.e., true Americans) must arm and protect themselves by any means necessary. They must embrace their gun ownership now more than ever.
Center for American Progress studies FBI data and concludes: A gun is stolen in the U.S. every 2 minutes From 2012-15, 1.2 M guns were stolen from individuals and 31,500 from stores. Stolen guns are transferred and traded in underground illegal markets and often end up used in violent crimes. Congress needs to give the ATF (Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms and Explosives) the authority to require gun dealers to secure their inventory. http://www.latimes.com/opinion/op
Any way you look at it 2016 was a deadly year in gun violence. These images and statistics*, which can be browsed here, are only recording incidents of “Mass Shooting” which equates to four or more people shot in a single incident regardless of the number of fatalities. Charts and Graphs: Plotting Death and Injury in a World of Guns Some basic things to consider: There has been a 40% increase in the number of Mass Shootings in America between 2013 and 2016. There was a 28% in