• Philmore

    Some “Study” – Did I miss the news about Chicago seceding from “B+ – safe” Illinois? Also neglected is how this “protection” would be enforced – border checkpoints ? If the status quo has us as “one of the lowest in the nation”, why ignore illegal guns and target registered owners ? (Who (registered or illegal) has the stats for most gun deaths and what are they? I own no guns, just trying to make sense of this where it seems there is none.

  • Bob Stevens

    If you’re going to object to something at least cite all the times where licensed CCW holders did something illegal with their firearm. Oh yeah, they’re so few and far between that they are statistically irrelevant. For those who missed it, the author is a part of a group that consistently works to disarm the entire nation. She’s quick to point out that our gun laws are the strictest in the nation but that doesn’t stop her group from demanding more and more laws that further restrict our constitutional freedoms.

    • verifiedsane

      Hernandez represents the same radical far left fringe who wear blinders when it comes to the enforcement of our immigration laws…this ludicrous political hypocrisy is not lost upon anyone!

    • LFOldTimer

      In all their wisdom our Founding Fathers wrote the Second Amendment with a specific purpose in mind.

      It was not to give us the ability to protect ourselves from one another.

      It was written to protect ourselves from a tyrannical government.

      Those who promote stripping Americans of their gun rights are wittingly or unwittingly supporting totalitarian government rule. IMO the majority promote it wittingly.

    • Brad

      OK, here ya go Bob: The National Bureau of Economic Research, a non-partisan research organization, found that under all four specifications (DAW, BC, LM, and MM), RTC laws are associated with higher aggregate violent crime rates, and the size of the deleterious effects that are associated with the passage of RTC laws climbs over time. We estimate that the adoption of RTC laws substantially elevates violent crime rates, but seems to have no impact on property crime and murder rates. Ten years after the adoption of RTC laws, violent crime is estimated to be 13-15% percent higher than it would have been without the RTC law. Unlike the panel data setting, these results are not sensitive to the covariates included as predictors. The magnitude of the estimated increase in violent crime from RTC laws is substantial in that, using a consensus estimate for the elasticity of crime with respect to incarceration of .15, the average RTC state would have to double its prison population to counteract the RTC-induced increase in violent crime.

      https://www.nber.org/papers/w23510

  • verifiedsane

    Nutty far left socialist California seems to believe that they are some how immune from our Constitution. BREAKING NEWS: They are NOT!

  • LFOldTimer

    There are more guns than people in the United States. You’ll never get rid of guns. If they outlawed guns tomorrow the only ones who would turn in their guns are the lawful obedient citizens. The crooks and criminals would keep theirs – only placing the lawful and obedient citizens in greater danger. If the crooks and criminals knew that the lawful citizens couldn’t shoot back they’d use their guns to get whatever they wanted to steal.

    The only ones who get CCW permits in the OC are well-connected idiots like Spitzer who arrest preacher boys who broke no laws in fast food restaurants. An ordinary citizen would do time for pulling that stunt.

  • Abraham Collins

    The people have the right to bear arms. In California it is impossible for non-residents to bear arms openly or concealed. That’s unconstitutional on its face. Congress should pass the Concealed Carry Reciprocity Act.