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DC Navy Yard Terrorist is poster child for Progressives . . .

 

So the DC Navy Yard killer was obsessed with violent video games peddled by the progressives from Hollywood and the Silicon Valley, was pushed over the edge by President Obama’s ceaseless racial and class warfare and was granted a security clearance by the federal government while being treated by the federal government for paranoia and “hearing voices in his head” so that he could use the shotgun recommended by Joe Biden to facilitate mass murder?

And this will somehow be the fault of the NRA and the Tea Party? Got it.

And could someone let Sen. Feinstein know that the perpetrator with a security badge could have used a knife or a club and the element of surprise to subdue the guard/officer from whom he obtained the first handgun. “Gun Control” is irrelevant to this crime.

Low information voters don’t miss all the news . . .

centernewsnetwork.com:

US District Court Judge Shiraz Scheindlin recently ruled that NYC’s stop-and-frisk policy, which has helped to dramatically reduce gun violence and crimes, is unconstitutional. Judge Scheindlin imposed draconian restrictions on the police and formerly “low information” voters are quite happy with the Judge:

“Thugs with guns think they’re the ones calling the shots on the streets in the wake of the anti-NYPD stop-and-frisk ruling.

“You can’t stop me! You can’t do that no more! There are new rules!” suspect Steven Sidbury, 21, allegedly yelled at officers as they approached him in crime-riddled East New York last week.”

. . . One source predicted that there will be more bloodshed in the streets as criminals fearlessly carry their weapons instead of stashing them somewhere — and fire in the heat of the moment.

“They’re going to carry their guns, and if they get into a fight, they’re going to shoot right away,’’ the source warned.

“Every single [perp] I have encountered is very happy about the ruling,’’ a Manhattan police source said.

“It is a very common thought now amongst perps that stop-question-and-frisk infringes on their rights to carry concealed guns.” 

You can be sure that Scheindlin and the pandering progressive politicians will refuse all responsibility for the coming NYC crime wave.

Gun Manufacturer says Cuomo’s New York is not SAFE for business . . .

centernewsnetwork.com:

Gov. Cuomo’s middle of the night raid on New Yorkers’ constitutional right to keep and bear arms has claimed another victim. Cuomo’s so-called “SAFE Act” poses onerous restrictions on the manufacture, sale and possession of previously legal firearms and was passed on a phony “emergency” basis without public notice or debate. Though significant portions of the ill-advised and sloppily drafted legislation will eventually be struck down in court, it’s effects will be, in many cases, permanent. Lost jobs is one such case. Pennsylvania can add these manufacturing jobs to the the thousands lost by New York due to Cuomo’s fear of the anti-cracking protesters.

Gun manufacturer will move its headquarters, and expand, outside of New York, due to uncertainty created by Cuomo’s SAFE Act.:

Business has been good for Rockland County-based Kahr Arms, so much so that it plans to expand with a new factory on more than 600 acres.

The trouble, at least for New York state: The gun manufacturer, currently based in Rockland County, is expanding across the border in Pennsylvania, and in the process will be moving its headquarters out of the Empire State. The reason, according to a corporate official, can be found in the swift passage last January of Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s SAFE gun control law.

It wasn’t so much that the measure bans certain kinds of guns and magazines, the company said. Instead, it was the suddenness with which the law was passed — less than 24 hours after being released to the public — leaving Kahr’s executives to wonder what kind of unforeseen regulations or restrictions might lie ahead.

“One of our big concerns was, OK, the SAFE Act was passed in the middle of the night. You wake up the next morning and boom, that was it,” said Frank Harris, Kahr’s vice president of sales and marketing. “We just felt like, gee, if they can do this, what can they do next?

 

Bloomberg’s “arbitrary and capricious” dictates are not limited to cigarettes, soda and guns . . .

centernewsnetwork.com:

The New York Post recently reported on appellate argument over Mayor Bloomberg’s ban on large sugary drinks. The issue is whether the law, and its many exceptions and loopholes, is “arbitrary and capricious.”

One of the judges asked Bloomberg’s attorney whether a “7-Eleven on the same block could sell the same drink [that a bodega could not sell]?”

Bloomberg’s lawyer replied, “Maybe.” Sounds arbitrary and capricious to us.

The same can be said of Bloomberg’s dictates on smoking and guns. Conservatives have no problem condemning Bloomberg on these issues.

What conservatives avoid acknowledging, however, is that Bloomberg’s “stop and frisk” policing policy is similarly “arbitrary and capricious” despite its undeniable effectiveness in reducing violent street crime. The arguments offered to support “stop and frisk” are not appreciably different from those arguments suggesting that Obama’s NSA “Prism” surveillance program is just fine because it protects us from the terrorists despite its intrusiveness, and, ultimately, it’s unconstitutionality.

Conservatives must be careful not to casually accept limiting liberty for security when it seemingly only affects some “other” citizens or groups of citizens.

Looks like Rahm Emanuel is finally getting some of Chicago’s violent criminals off the street . . .

CHICAGO (CBS) – The head of a publicly funded anti-violence group is now facing charges after allegedly attacking his wife inside their suburban home.

Tio Hardiman, the head of Cease Fire/Cure The Violence, was arrested after allegedly striking his wife, Allison, in Hillside, CBS 2′s Mai Martinez reports.

Hardiman was booked at the Hillside Police station and has been charged with domestic abuse. He is scheduled to appear in bond court on Saturday. His wife suffered bruises.

Hardiman’s Cease Fire organization works to intervene between rival gang members to prevent gun violence in the city’s most dangerous neighborhoods.

Bloomberg’s “prepared” response to alleged “ricin” letter is strange . . .

From the Center for the Center: Why would Bloomberg, if he believes a “gun nut” threatened him with the “ricin” letter, potentially endanger himself, his family and others with an immediate “prepared” statement about gun control? Recent “letter threats” have turned out not to be as they first appeared . . . Could it be to get gun control back in the news for a megalomaniac mayor who is increasingly irrelevant . . .

CBS:

“Law enforcement sources paraphrased the letters’ message as saying, “This is a taste of what’s to come if you come to take my gun.”

[Bloomberg]: “In terms of why they’ve done it, I don’t know. The letter was obviously referred to our anti-gun efforts but there’s 12,000 people who are going to get killed this year with guns and 19,000 are going to commit suicide with guns and we’re not gonna walk away from those efforts,” Bloomberg said.

Home invasion doesn’t go as planned . . .

Homeowner reports shooting invader

ALBUQUERQUE (KRQE) – A home invasion in Albuquerque’s South Valley doesn’t go as planned early Wednesday morning leaving the alleged invader in the hospital with a gunshot wound.

The wounded man was taken to UNM Hospital where a sheriff’s spokesman said he was in “stable but critical” condition.

The economist the left fears most . . .

Ann Coulter:

“Tellingly, (John) Lott immediately makes all his underlying data and computer analyses available to critics — unlike, say, the critics. He has sent his data and work to 120 researchers around the world. By now, there have been 29 peer-reviewed studies of Lott’s work on the effect of concealed-carry laws.

Eighteen confirm Lott’s results, showing a statistically significant reduction in crime after concealed-carry laws are enacted. Ten show no harm, but no significant reduction in crime. Only one peer-reviewed study even purported to show any negative effect: a temporary increase in aggravated assaults. Then it turned out this was based on a flawed analysis by a liberal activist professor: John Donohue, whose name keeps popping up in all fake studies purporting to debunk Lott.”

Read more: http://dailycaller.com/2013/05/01/americas-most-feared-economist/#ixzz2S5o56aao

Bloomberg and NYC unwittingly prove NRA’s point . . .

The New York Post reports that a study by the NYC Dept. of Health shows that gun deaths in NYC are down dramatically while Chicago gun murders continue to surge. How can that be when Chicago’s gun control laws are even tougher than in NYC? Simple: NYC Police Commissioner Ray Kelly targets the people who commit gun crimes:

“Deaths by gunfire in the city are down dramatically, far lower than the national rate, according to a new study — and Mayor Bloomberg credited his policing strategies for the downturn . . . a 31 percent decline during a time when the NYPD drastically increased its use of stop-and-frisk.

Bloomberg aides said they expect the death rate from guns would continue to drop, pointing out that murders by shooting accounted for 57 percent of total homicides in 2012 in the city, which had 419 murders last year.

By comparison, 87 percent of Chicago’s murders last year were caused by firearms, a Bloomberg aide noted.”