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Taliban in Afghan start confiscating weapons from civilians

28 Aug , 2021  

The Taliban are collecting weapons and ammunition from civilians in Kabul following their swift takeover of Afghanistan.

A Taliban official told Reuters that people no longer needed weapons for personal protection because “they can now feel safe” since the insurgents have taken over. 

“We understand people kept weapons for personal safety. They can now feel safe,” the official said. 

Assault Weapon Ban, Joe Biden

Updated: Biden says he wants to ban semi-automatic guns, including handguns

24 Jul , 2021   Video

Biden: “Actually, crime is down; gun violence and murder rates are up. Guns. I’m the only guy that ever got passed legislation when I was a senator, that made sure we eliminated assault weapons. The idea you need a weapon that can have the ability to fire 20, 30, 40, 50, 120 shots from that weapon — whether it’s a — whether it’s a 9-millimeter pistol or whether it’s a rifle — is ridiculous.

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Joe Biden explains that he would have voted against the DC v Heller decision, the implication is that would allow the government to ban all guns

21 Sep , 2020   Video

On September 12th, 2020, Joe Biden held a Townhall in New Hampshire. One of the questions that he was asked what he thinks the Second Amendment means.

Citizen Questioning Biden, Taylor Bibeau: “Do you agree with the D.C. v. Heller decision in regards to protecting the individual right to bear arms that are in common use and which are utilized for lawful purposes?”

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Kamala Harris on her ability as president to use an Executive Order to ban guns

13 Aug , 2020   Video

Kamala Harris explains that she believes that the president has the power to ban guns using Executive Orders. She also blames President Trump for creating the atmosphere that has lead to mass public shootings.

MUIR: President Obama, after Sandy Hook, more than 23 executive actions, and yet here we all are today.

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Toronto Police Association says that national handgun ban won’t stop criminals from getting guns

12 Apr , 2019  

With Canada government considering a ban on handguns, the Toronto Police Association has spoken out against the ban.

“There’s no way in my world or any world I know that this would have an impact on somebody who’s going to go out and buy an illegal gun and use it to kill another person or shoot another person,” Mike McCormack, the president of the Toronto Police Association, said Friday.



In Canada’s National Post: The evidence simply doesn’t support calls for gun bans in Canada

17 Dec , 2018  

Dr. John Lott has a piece with Professor Gary Mauser from Simon Frazer University on the recent call to ban handguns. The piece starts this way:

It seems obvious: ban guns and there won’t be any gun crime.

After two people were killed and 13 injured in a July shooting in Toronto’s Greektown neighbourhood, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau ordered his government to assess the idea of “a full ban on handguns and assault weapons in Canada.”



Hillary Clinton Appointee to the DNC Platform Committee: “I really don’t personally think that anyone should have a gun”

8 Jun , 2016  

A Hillary Clinton appointee to the Democrat Platform Committee, Bonnie Schaefer, is the one who made the statement that “I really don’t personally think anyone should have a gun.”  Hillary Clinton’s views on gun control were made very clear again this last weekend, so this statement only helps confirm what we knew she is planning on doing.…


CPRC at Fox News: “Four ways Hillary Clinton will work to end gun ownership as president”

6 Jun , 2016  

Dr. John Lott’s newest piece at Fox News starts this way:

On Sunday, Hillary Clinton just couldn’t bring herself to say on ABC’s “This Week” that Americans have an individual right to own guns.  But it didn’t stop her from denying Donald Trump’s claim that she wants to abolish the Second Amendment. 

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Updated: Murder and homicide rates before and after gun bans

16 Apr , 2016  

Original post: Every place that has banned guns (either all guns or all handguns) has seen murder rates go up. You cannot point to one place where murder rates have fallen, whether it’s Chicago or D.C. or even island nations such as England, Jamaica, or Ireland.

For an example of homicide rates before and after a ban, take the case of the handgun ban in England and Wales in January 1997 (source here see Table 1.01 and the column marked “Offences currently recorded as homicide per million population,” UPDATED numbers available here).…

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Another gun ban, another bad outcome: Venezuela homicide rate rose after 2012 ban on private ownership of guns

10 Apr , 2016  

Private gun ownership was banned in Venezuela in June 2012, but their homicide rate went from 73 per 100,000 people in 2012 to 82 per 100,000 people in 2015.  A private organization, the Venezuelan Violence Observatory (OVV), puts the rate in 2015 at over 90 per 100,000 people.   The BBC seriously repeats the Venezuelan government’s claim that the ban is an “attempt by the government to improve security and cut crime.”  …