In her latest attack on Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders, Hillary Clinton manufactured a statistic to lure voters into believing that most of New York’s crime guns come from his tiny state.
On Monday, Clinton told about 200 New Yorkers at a campaign event, “Most of the guns that are used in crimes and violence and killings in New York come from out of state. The state that has the highest per-capita number of those guns that end up committing crime in New York come from Vermont.”
This is an outrageous stretch. The Washington Post found that only 1 percent of traceable N.Y. crime guns came from Vermont in 2014. However, by adding “per capita,” Clinton divides 55 guns by Vermont’s tiny population to make up a meaningless statistic that virtually no law enforcement agency or media outlet would dare use.
The Post awarded Clinton three Pinocchios for her strangled stat, which means it has “significant factual error and/or obvious contradictions” and “gets into the realm of ‘mostly false.’”
Nevada Question 1: Would You Like To Register All Of Your Guns?
Officially, the initiative is simply titled “Question 1.” Unofficially, it’s the Bloomberg Gun-Control Initiative—the latest effort in a billionaire’s attempt to buy anti-gun laws across America.
This November, Nevadans will be asked to vote on one of the most restrictive gun-control measures ever seen in the Silver State. The initiative would subject virtually every transfer of a firearm to federal record-keeping and a background check—including gifts and loans.
What the initiative will not do is stop criminals from obtaining guns. What it will do is create a universal gun registry, turn otherwise law-abiding gun owners into criminals, and waste resources trying to enforce an unenforceable mandate.
Use Your Power!
Bloomberg’s minions would have you believe this initiative is for a “Safer Nevada,” but it has nothing to do with crime or safety. It’s imperative that Nevadans stand up for freedom this election and vote a resounding “no” to Question 1.Learn more here.
Sheriff’s Office Adds Hours To Cut Down Wait For CCW Permits
In Ohio, the Delaware County Sheriff’s Office is putting in a little overtime. Employees there are extending the hours of the concealed-carry licensing office because the waiting period for an appointment had become six to eight weeks.
A spokesperson for the office told The Delaware Gazette that interviews normally last no longer than 20 minutes, so the extra time at the beginning and end of each day has made a positive impact. The aim of the additional hours is to reduce waiting times to two weeks or less.
In 2013, the sheriff’s office processed 982 new licenses and 731 renewals, while the following year saw 714 new licenses issued, but over 1,000 renewals. Last year, 977 new licenses and 850 renewals came through the office. Sheriff Russell Martin says the added hours are paying off: “We’re pleased that we could provide an efficient and low-cost solution that greatly improves customer service for concealed handgun customers.”
Army Chief Of Staff Slashing Red Tape To Deliver New Pistol
Under the authority of the 2016 Defense Authorization Bill, Army Chief of Staff Gen. Mark Milley has committed to “rip apart” the current procurement procedure for the Modular Handgun System that would replace the 9 mm Beretta. The process, ongoing since at least 2011, has cost roughly $580 million, involved more 360 pages of paperwork, and included a testing process lasting two years.
Milley said his team, which has met several times over the past six to eight weeks, could make a determination within weeks on a new way forward.
“We’re going to make it right for the soldiers and the taxpayer …” Milley said before the Senate Armed Services Committee. “The system’s been very frustrating in the sense of lots of paperwork, lots of bureaucracy, ridiculous amounts of time: two years of testing and $17 million to do a test. … We’re going to make it better.”
Another Senior Citizen Saves Himself With A Firearm
If there is one theme we see over and over in our daily quest for Armed Citizen stories, it is senior citizens saving their own lives with the use of firearms, despite what some in the media would have you believe. Here’s another such case.
According to local police, a senior citizen was a guest at a home in Washington County, Mo., and was sitting at the dining room table eating lunch when a truck pulled up close to the house. Two men jumped out and began hitting and kicking the front door, trying to break it down.
“He had a safety chain that was securing the door shut and the door came open a little ways with the security chain catching it,” Washington County Sheriff’s Department Cpt. Zach Jacobsen told the Daily Journal. “At that point he has the firearm in his hand and he points it and fires a shot, which he describes as a warning shot.” Jacobsen added: “When we arrived we found the man deceased on the front porch. There was an aluminum baseball bat near the man’s body and he was wearing gloves.”