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

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

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

If the Democrats really wanted to impeach Trump

They had their moment, and they pissed it away.

Instead of investigating and trying to impeach Trump on a bunch of imaginary stuff, and things Obama and Biden did worse, the Dims should have gone after the one truly unconstitutional action he really took…

…and brags about. Continue reading

Senator Kneepads: You can be a felon, or you can be a felon

Delusional presidential hopeful Kamala Harris has a plan that makes me wonder if there’s a federal prosecutors union backing her campaign.

Earlier this year, the habitual liar said she would issue an EO fiat making anyone who sold more than five guns in a year a dealer, requiring an FFL. Apparently she’s upped her game by changing the threshold to four.

This gets interesting because she also wants mandatory “buybacks” of so-called “assault weapons.”

If you’ve bothered to read any of the pending “assault weapon” ban bills, such as HR 1296, you’d know that they cover an awful lot of different firearms. While I can’t speak of what they currently own, I’ve known a lot of people with more than four of the firearms HR 1296 would ban.

Couple a four gun sales limit with mandatory sales of more than four guns, and gun owners are presented with an interesting dilemma: Be federal felon as an unlicensed dealer, or a federal felon for not complying with the ban/buyback? An idea that surely delights federal prosecutors intent on racking up an impressive conviction tally for their political aspirations.

There’s always option 3, which — I swear to Bog — I’m beginning to think these idiots want.

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NZ “Buyback” Report: 22,310

Previous reports

As of September 25, 2019:

Not so fast. 24,073 is the total turned in. 1,763 of those aren’t even prohibited, and they may not have been paid for. The number of banned firearms is 22,310.

Now that I’m getting more specific data, I can do better compliance estimates. The most recent government estimate of the number of affected firearms is 240,000.

That means that with less than three months to go, they have an overall 9.3% compliance rate. Continue reading