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Jim Carey Won't Promote His Own Movie Due To Violence

Jim Carey Won't Promote His Own Movie Due To Violence

After the Sandy Hook shooting actor Jim Carey has become quite the anti-gun activist. His critics have responded by pointing out the number of violent movies he’s appeared in, suggesting that he’s a bit of a hypocrite for making so much money portraying so much violence. Now, in an apparent response to that criticism, Carey

Cramer Gets Heat For Linking Legalized Abortions And School Shootings

Even though it’s not an election year, it’s clear the avenues of communication between North Dakota Democrats and national liberal media like the Huffington Post are still wide open. A couple of weeks ago Rep. Kevin Cramer delivered the commencement remarks at the University of Mary in Bismarck. In the remarks, Rep. Cramer decried what

Poll: 64% Of Gun Control Proponents Wrongly Think Gun Crime Is Up

One of the most powerful arguments against gun control is the incontrovertible fact that not only is violent crime in general down, but that crimes committed specifically with guns are down. By a lot. The problem is, the people who support gun control don’t know that: According to a Rasmussen poll released on Friday, while

Pew Credits Decline In Gun Crime To Abortion

Yesterday the anti-gun movement was dealt a stunning blow by the release of a study from the Justice Department indicating that, despite increases in the rate of civilian gun ownership in a growing population, gun crime has declined significantly over the last several decades. In analyzing the study, Pew suggests that a contributing factor in

Report: Gun Homicides Down 40% Since 1993, Gun Crimes Down Nearly 70%

Opponents of gun control are fond of pointing to federal crime statistics which show violent crime, including crimes committed by guns, declining in the United States over the last couple of decades despite states liberalizing gun control policies and Americans buying more guns. But a new Justice Department’s Bureau of Justice Statistics has a report

Rep. Cramer Calls For FCC To Uphold Decency Standards

North Dakota Rep. Kevin Cramer sent the letter below to the FCC today opposing a move by the agency to relax decency standards. This comes in the wake of the FCC giving Boston Red Sox star David Ortiz a pass on his emotional and profane speech in the wake of the Boston Marathon bombing. “We

Survey Of 15,000 Cops Finds Strong Opposition To Tougher Gun Control Laws

According to a survey released by law-enforcement support site PoliceOne.com, cops don’t really support tougher gun control laws including 95% who feel that a ban on high-capacity magazines won’t make us safer and 71% who say new bans on so-called “assault weapons” won’t make us safer either. Via Reason, here’s a round-up of the results:

New Gun Sales Under Obama Up 94% Compared To Gun Sales Under Bush

President Obama has been very, very good for gun sales. As measured by the the NICS background checks required for new gun sales, the number of gun purchases has nearly doubled under President Obama as compared to sales under President Bush. What will be interesting is to see if this massive spike will result in

What If Banning Violent Video Games Makes Americans More Violent?

A Utah Democrat wants to crack down on violent video games as a way to address violent crimes: Rep. Jim Matheson (D-Utah) introduced a bill this week that would ban the sale of violent video games to minors. The Supreme Court struck down a similar California law in 2011, ruling that the restriction violated the

Five Inconvenient Facts For Gun Control Proponents

Here’s an excellent video from Reason detailing five facts about guns that are pretty devastating to the case for tough new regulations and controls on gun sales, purchases and ownership. First, the violent crime numbers (including numbers for gun violence) have been declining in the Unites States for decades. Second, this decline in crime has

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