The familiar narrative engineered by the anti-gun left and dutifully parroted by the so-called “mainstream” media is that as gun rights generally grow stronger across the country, mass murders become more common and easier to inflict. Yet a new study by two researchers at the University of Illinois confirms past findings that this simply isn’t true.
Computer science professor Sheldon H. Jacobson and industrial and systems engineering lecturer Douglas M. King tracked incidents in which four or more people were killed over the course of slightly more than a decade. They found that the rate at which such incidents occurred remained stable over the period examined and did not feature either spikes or a general upward trend.
“The data doesn’t lie,” Jacobson told CBS Chicago. “The rate of these events just is not increasing as the perception is given in the media. This is just what it is.”
Aussies Raise Money To Help Farmer In Self-Defense Legal Battle
When Australian farmer David Dunstan brought an unloaded .22 rifle with him to meet a knife-wielding man at his door, he never would have guessed the legal trouble it would cause him. Thankfully, other Australian gun owners are pitching in to help him out financially in his legal battle.
After the altercation with the armed trespasser, police confiscated Dunstan’s firearms and his gun license. His guns and license have yet to be returned. And while no charges have officially been filed, others have donated $21,000 to the legal fight to get his guns and firearms license back.
“I am amazed by the support. So many people are concerned about what right they have got and self-defense,” Dunstan told the Herald Sun. “I just look at it as a waste of taxpayers’ money because every case is different and this is a totally different situation to people not using their guns correctly.
“Sometimes you just need a bit of common sense.”
University Of Wisconsin Student Takes On Gun-Ban Advocates
A handful of students showed up at the University of Wisconsin in Madison last week to protest a speech by Townhall editor Katie Pavlich. The anti-gun student group demonstrated against the Second Amendment and the “rape culture” by wielding sex toys.
As the MacIver Institute reported though, one student was having none of it. “So you want to be raped?” Michelle Walker asked the protesters. Walker is member of the UW chapter of Young American For Freedom, the student organization that sponsored Pavlich’s speech. She went on to tell the group about a friend of hers who was raped because she wasn’t able to have her concealed-carry gun with her.
Walker later told a local radio station, "I decided to ask them why they were against having guns on campus for the sake of having self-defense for women, because these are the people that also claim they want to end the rape culture and educate men on how to not rape women and things like that." While her message fell on deaf ears—“all they did was ask me why I wanted to shoot people and kill people instantly”—we applaud Walker for standing up for gun owners and Second Amendment rights at the publicly funded university.
California Homeowner Shoots Home Invader
A local thug walks up to a house where a family is sleeping, forces open the front door, and is ready to grab and run—it’s a scenario that seems to be repeated each night, all across the country. But this story ended when the homeowner grabbed his gun and confronted the intruder.
Sergeant Doug Hubbard of Hesperia Police told VVNG that around 10:30 on Monday evening, the home invader was heard breaking into the residence by the head of the household. That’s when the homeowner grabbed his firearm and confronted the suspect, shooting and hitting him at least once.
Air ambulance medics flew the suspect—later identified as 18-year-old Andres Sanchez—to the hospital for treatment of serious injuries. Four children and several others who were in the home were unharmed, though the homeowner was treated for minor injuries.