Despite the fact that gun turn-ins, often wrongly called “buybacks,” have never proven to have any effect on violent crime, Los Angeles officials continue to brag about their program.
The Los Angeles Times on Friday quoted L.A. Mayor Eric Garcetti's boasts about the 800 guns “taken off the street.” Yet the Times accidentally revealed the truth in its feature about the turn-in: “Some of the guns had gathered dust for years or even decades before their owners handed them over May 13 in return for a $100 or $200 Target gift card.”
Of course, guns that had gathered dust for decades probably weren't destined for criminal hands. And Mayor Garcetti’s statement that “each of those guns represents one less opportunity to take a life or to lose a life” ignores that fact that some of those guns just might have been used to save a life.
You see, Mr. Mayor: Not all guns are used for bad, regardless of how you look at them.
Everytown Gun-Haters Enlisting Writers To Push Its Propaganda
The Michael Bloomberg-funded group Everytown for Gun Safety, a devoutly anti-gun group seeking to further restrict gun ownership by law-abiding Americans, is enlisting authors to help spread its half-truths and lies.
According to group officials, the so-called Everytown Authors Council, is designed “to harness the power of the literary community to amplify the gun safety movement.” They continued: “It is because of this that authors are singularly suited to speak out on the need for common-sense gun laws, and to tell the stories of those who have been devastated by gun violence in this country.”
In fact, Bloomberg and Everytown have never seen a restrictive gun law that they don’t like, regardless of the effect on law-abiding gun owners. As NRA-ILA put it in a weekend update, “One would hope that shameless shilling on behalf of a statist billionaire would be derided in any artistic community.”
Las Vegas Man Stops Knife-Wielding Intruder
A Las Vegas, Nev., man used his legally owned firearm to protect himself from an armed intruder early last Tuesday morning.
According to local media reports, the man was in bed about 6:30 a.m. when another man, whom he believed was a neighbor, came into his apartment with a knife. The resident fired a single shot, hitting the intruder in the chest and killing him.
Police said a knife was found at the residence. While the investigation is ongoing, the shooting is being considered self-defense by local law-enforcement officials.