Wintemute/UCDavis DUI v. Later Crime Study: Methodology

You know the one; the anti-rights mainstream media is hyping it as demonstrating a strong link between prior DUI convictions and later serious violent crime offenses by law-abiding firearms owners.

I’ve already addressed the horrifically Orwellian privacy violations* by Wintemute and his junior police-statists. That distracted me from my original intent to look at his methodology. Looking at Wintemute’s methodologies is always an exercise in morbid fascination.

As usual, he abused the process to generate a foregone anti-rights conclusion. Continue reading

NZ Buyback: Preliminary October Report

Previous reports


‘Twould appear wise Kiwis are still thumbing their noses at the government’s firearms ban.

As of October 6, 2019, via Stuff.NZ: Continue reading

Apparently I am a machinegun attack survivor

Who knew?

This 18-Year-Old Mass Shooting Survivor Is Running For Office — And Someone Just Tried To Stab Him
Guns are something McClinton thinks about a lot. After surviving a mass shooting near his church in May 2016, he helped to organize the March for Our Lives Houston rally, where 15,000 people turned out in Texas to protest gun violence.

For professional reasons, I try to stay informed on mass shootings, but I was drawing a blank on a 2016 church mass shooting in Texas. But I finally found it; a gas station at Wycliffe and Memorial Drive in Houston. Doesn’t sound a lot like a church. How “near” was he? Continue reading

An open letter to Leslie Ruffing

First, the backstory.

Ms. Ruffing was shopping at Hobby Lobby and discovered some novelty signs. One depicted a pair of revolvers with the message, “We don’t call 911,” while another was an old fashioned no trespassing sign; “Violators will be shot.”

After whining for attention on Twitter… Continue reading

More Zelman Partisans Columns

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I should vote for them WHY?

Slobbering Vichy National Republican Association fluffer Hutchison is at it again.

Keeping the Magic Numbers in Mind (For Passing Legislation)
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This will likely involve flipping the House back to Republican control. Which will have a lot of benefits for Second Amendment supporters. But control of the House is not enough when there is an anti-Second Amendment president. Then it takes 290 votes to override a veto. That would require picking up 100 seats – that is a Herculean effort.
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(Search it if you need it. I won’t link to Ammoland until they start marking Hutchison’s columns as enemy action.)

His premise is that to save the Second Amendment, we need to give the House back to Republicans.

The clueless tool pretends to have not noticed that the Republicans suck at the 2A very nearly as much as the Batshit Crazy Party. Continue reading

Another bogus gun viol.. Wait. WTF?

I saw this today.

Drunk drivers more likely to commit violent gun crimes in California, study finds
Gun buyers in California convicted of driving under the influence are at greater risk of committing a violent crime or a firearm-related offense, a group of researchers at UC Davis found in a broad study that tracks gun purchasers over the span of a decade.

Well, that sounds bad, right? Maybe we should make a DUI conviction a prohibited person qualifier.

Or maybe we should look at the study and see what they really found. Continue reading