Posts Tagged crime

Man Arrested In NYC For Defending Woman With Gun

From Bearing Arms:

New York police have identified and arrested the person they say drew a gun and fired two shots at a man trying to strong-arm rob a woman in a Manhattan subway station this week, and a judge has ordered the defendant to remain behind bars unless or until he can come up with $10,000 for bail.

43-year-old John Rote was arrested without incident at his workplace on Wednesday afternoon, and while his public defender attorney argued that he should be set free until trial, citing his lack of criminal history and long-time employment, the judge overseeing his initial court appearance declined her request.

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Armed Citizens Are Guardians Of Society

From Ammoland:

We will show how criminologists have been wearing ideological blinders that kept them from recognizing the benefits of armed civilians. We will cite research that shows Americans who own firearms do indeed protect their neighbors from criminal violence, and therefore, they should be seen as guardians. Using the logic developed by the criminologists, who believe that only unarmed guardians are beneficial to society, we will show that American firearm owners qualify as “guardians” just as much as, if not more than, unarmed civilians.

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Dem Rep Henry Cuellar Car Jacked In DC

From AP:

U.S. Rep. Henry Cuellar of Texas was back at work on Tuesday after being carjacked the night before by three armed attackers less than a mile from the Capitol.

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Connecticut Community Wants To Armed Patrols

From Cam and Company:

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Canada Cracks Down On Gun Rights, Crime At New High

From Ammoland:

The Liberal public safety “plan will keep Canadians safe and protect their rights, without resorting to the politics of fear or letting ideology trump evidence in decision-making.” On guns specifically, the Liberal Party asserted that the Conservative government, under then-Prime Minister “Stephen Harper has steadily weakened our gun laws in ways that make Canadians more vulnerable and communities more dangerous. We will take pragmatic action to make it harder for criminals to get, and use, handguns and assault weapons.”

At the end of July, Statistics Canada (StatsCan), a federal government agency, released year-over-year crime data for 2022.

The increase “included higher rates of robbery (+15%), extortion (+39%), homicide (+8%) and level 1 sexual assault (+3%),” and the rate of Level 2 assault involving a weapon or bodily harm has increased every year since 2015. The general Crime Severity Index (which measures changes in the level of severity of overall crime in Canada from year to year, with “more serious offenses hav[ing] a greater impact on changes in the index”) had declined every consecutive year since 2004, dropping from 106.84 (2003) to 66.90 (2014). This downward trend began to reverse in 2015, and, with the exception of the pandemic year of 2020, the annual CSI continues to rise. In another notable milestone, the homicide rate in 2022 reached a level that has not been seen since 1992.

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NYT Wants To Blame Increased Shootings On Glock “Switches”

From The New York Times:

These makeshift machine guns — able to inflict indiscriminate carnage in seconds — are helping fuel the national epidemic of gun violence, making shootings increasingly lethal, creating added risks for bystanders and leaving survivors more grievously wounded, according to law enforcement authorities and medical workers.

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How Predators Choose Their Victims

From Psychology Today:

In the field of victimology, one of the central concepts is that of the “risk continuum”—there are degrees of risk for a type of crime based on your career, lifestyle, relationships, movements, and even personality, aspects of which are manifest in your behavior and demeanor. Some factors that make people potential victims are obvious—flashing wads of cash, wearing expensive jewelry, walking alone on back streets. Others are subtler, including posture, walking style, even the ability to read facial expressions.

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Texas Car Owners Shoot Thieves

From Bearing Arms:

This isn’t the first defensive gun use we’ve covered recently involving nearly identical situations. In fact, it’s not even the first story of this kind from San Antonio. A similar incident took place back in April when the owner of a stolen truck used his Apple AirTag to track down its location, only to be fired upon by the suspected car thief.

Another similar situation played out in Harris County, Texas just hours before the defensive gun use in San Antonio, where authorities say another suspected car thief was shot and killed by the rightful owner early Thursday morning.

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Bangor Daily News Does Real Reporting On Criminals Getting Guns

From Bangor Daily News:

A 2012 study of 253 people incarcerated for gun crimes found that about 40 percent were previously prohibited from having them. Those participants only occasionally got their guns from stores or pawn shops, and none reported using gun shows. Most were obtained from friends, family and dealers on the street — and were usually purchased or borrowed instead of stolen.

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Crime Up 40% In Gun Free DC

From National Pulse:

Gun violence in the nation’s capital has “increased significantly” over the past five years, with a 40 percent rise in offenses involving a gun since 2017. In 2017, there were 1573 violent offenses involving a firearm, whereas, in 2022, there were 2,203, according to Axios D.C.

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Felons and Gun Rights

From Ammoland:

The number of crimes now considered to be “felonies” has slowly increased over the decades. The Second Amendment guarantees the right of “the people” to keep and bear arms, and it is not clear that this right is extinguished simply because someone has been convicted of a felony. The language of the Second Amendment does not exclude felons from its protection, and it is concerning that judges are interpreting it that way.

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The Lie of “Children Killed By Guns”

From Rules for Anti-Radicals:

It is, in fact, the sort of “big lie” that would make Joseph Goebbels proud. And like all good propaganda, the “children killed by guns” lie is designed to hide an ambitious agenda. Let’s examine how they lie, and what the truth really is. All data cited in this article come from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s “WISQARS” (Web-based Injury Statistics Query and Reporting System) for 2020, the year most recently available, and are expressed in fatalities per 100,000 people.

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73% Of Crimes Occur In 5% Of Counties

From Bearing Arms:

Only a tiny fraction of U.S. counties account for nearly all of the country’s homicides, according to research released Tuesday that showed a striking concentration where killings take place.

The worst 31 counties — generally urban jurisdictions — have about a fifth of the country’s population but accounted for 42% of the country’s homicides in 2020, said John R. Lott Jr., president of the Crime Prevention Research Center, which conducted the study.

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Felons Who Have Served Their Time Should Have Gun Rights Restored

From Cam And Company:

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Opinion: How To Stop School Shootings

From The Truth About Guns:

In my humble opinion, if we truly want to stop school shootings we should harden the staff, not just the buildings, and we should focus on the other bad actors, too, not just the trigger-pullers. It’s time to start holding parents, law enforcement, and the legacy media strictly accountable – criminally, morally and very publicly – for aiding and abetting these preventable deaths.

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