Have nothing to do with the [evil] things that people do, things that belong to the darkness. Instead, bring them out to the light... [For] when all things are brought out into the light, then their true nature is clearly revealed...

-Ephesians 5:11-13

Category Archives: Crime

Anti-gun Billionaires Now Targeting Kroger

This article was first published at TheNewAmerican.com on Monday, September 15, 2014:

Kroger sign at North High Street and West Nort...

Kroger sign at North High Street and West North Broadway (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

With a series of newspaper ads and billboards, former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s anti-gun group Moms Demand Action (MDA) hopes to embarrass or shame the Kroger Company into changing its policies regarding its customers carrying firearms into its 2,640 grocery stores in the United States.

At present, Kroger operates its stores under the prevailing state laws regarding lawful firearms carry. But Shannon Watts, the founder of MDA, wants to change that. In a clip on CBS This Morning on Friday, September 5, she said:

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Missouri Legislature Overrides Governor’s Veto of Pro-gun Bill

This article first appeared at TheNewAmerican.com on Friday, September 12, 2014:

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During a special session called by the Missouri legislature specifically to consider Governor Ray Nixon’s veto of Senate Bill 656, lawmakers voted to override his veto on Wednesday. The new law will considerably expand Second Amendment rights for citizens of the state.

It prevents local municipalities from passing laws that ban open carry. In essence, the new law now makes open carry legal throughout Missouri.

SB 656 also lowers the age to obtain a concealed carry permit from

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Former Virginia Governor and Wife Guilty of Fraud, Conspiracy

This article was first published at TheNewAmerican.com on Friday, September 5, 2014:

English: Governor of Virginia at CPAC in .

Former Virginia Governor Bob McDonnell

Claiming through their attorneys that their marriage was so dysfunctional that any conspiracy charges simply wouldn’t hold water, former Virginia Governor Bob McDonnell and his wife were nevertheless convicted of 11 out of 14 charges of fraud and conspiracy in federal court on Thursday. Sentencing is scheduled for early January 2015, and will likely result in years if not decades behind bars for the couple.

Former Virginia Commonwealth University professor Bob Holsworth, who followed the case from its inception, expressed surprise at the defense attorneys’ odd strategy: 

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Media Seizes on Uzi Shooting Accident to Promote its Agenda

This article was first published by The McAlvany Intelligence Advisor on Wednesday, September 3, 2014:

Cover of "The Bias Against Guns: Why Almo...

The temptation to turn the tragic shooting at a gun range in Arizona last week into another opportunity to promote its anti-gun agenda proved to be simply too much for the mainstream media. The Christian Science Monitor noted that “the United States has precious few rules when it comes to children handling firearms … [and the tragedy] raises difficult questions not just about parental culpability, but about whether states should ban at least heavy automatic weaponry from the hands of children.” After admitting that the shooting was an extremely rare event, quoting Adam Winkler, a law professor at the University of California, Los Angeles: “shootings at gun ranges are freak accidents,” the Monitor then went on to quote Lindsay Zwicker of the San Francisco-based Law Center To Prevent Gun Violence:

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New Black Panthers Flooding into Ferguson, Stoking riots

This article was first published at The McAlvany Intelligence Advisor on Wednesday, August 20, 2014:

New Black Panther Party

Members of the New Black Panther Party have been flooding into Ferguson, Missouri, to foment unrest, increase violence, and stoke the flames of racism. This is not theory, nor an overstatement. Continuous updates on its website confirm the group’s intentions and purposes:

All comrades are alive and well … unnamed men in ski masks blasting on the crowds … believed to be pigs agitating … slander campaign … from the assassins of Michael Brown….

Pigs tear-gassed the St. Louis residents … Panthers in the middle … riot gear … and returned push with bottles thrown, bricks, and available self-defense options….

This is the same revolutionary language leaders of the party used when invading the unhappy town of Sanford, Florida, back in 2012 following the shooting of Trayvon Martin by George Zimmerman. Three of them joined in a phone call to plan disruption and violence there:

[W]e got to suit up and boot up … and get prepared for the war that we’re in … this stuff got to boil over, and all your greats talked about that happened to be bloodshed involved with revolution – true revolution means some bloodshed, so there’s blood being spilled because there’s a new life that is beyond this bloodshed.

This reflects the revolutionary intents and purposes of the “party,” going back to its beginning. The ADL – the Jewish Anti-Defamation League – has had this gaggle of criminals on its radar for years, reporting that

Much of the NBPP’s ideology derives from the notion that African-Americans continue to suffer as a result of a racist white power structure that has oppressed them politically and economically since slavery. The primary perpetrators of this institutional racism, according to the NBPP, are whites, whom it views as ultimately responsible for Black exploitation; Jews, whom it sees as wielding disproportionate control of political and economic affairs; and law enforcement, which it sees as facilitating racial injustice on the ground.

If they were operating alone it would be bad enough. But this revolutionary collection of collectivists has a lot of company: there are the “tourist looters,” leftovers from the Occupier movement, the United Nations, and, inevitably, Eric Holder on orders from his boss.

When reporters from the Washington Post were interviewing an officer with the Ferguson Police Department, he showed them a sheaf of more than 50 arrest reports and said: “It’s like looting tourism. It’s like they are spending their gas money to come down here and steal.”

Occupiers with nothing better to do have also shown up, instructing protestors how to make home-made gas masks out of hospital masks and duct tape.

The Secretary-General of the United Nations has also gotten into the act, demanding the local authorities in Ferguson “abide by international standards in dealing with demonstrators.” As Alex Newman pointed out in his article at The New American, that must mean that the S-G wants them to treat protestors like China treated protestors in Tiananmen Square in 1989. Or like Putin treats protesters in his new soviet state of Russia. Noted Alex:

Most of the UN’s member regimes are notorious for human rights abuses. The UN’s military forces, called “peacekeepers” in a perfect example of Orwellian thinking, are marauding all over the world while engaging in heinous abuses – especially against Africans and their descendants.

All of this is obvious to Ron Johnson, the Missouri State Highway Patrol Captain who is trying to keep a lid on things. He reported Tuesday morning that 78 more people had been arrested Monday night, noting that only four of them were from Ferguson. Fifty-six of those arrested were from outside Ferguson, while another 18 were from states like California, New Jersey, Texas, and Illinois. He said:

Our officers came under heavy gunfire. This was not an act of protesters. This was an act of violent criminals.

Protestors are peaceful and respectful. They don’t clash with police. They don’t throw Molotov cocktails.

To make the point, he held up two handguns and a Molotov cocktail his people had seized while making those arrests.

Johnson had little support from another outsider, a ward committeeman from St. Louis. Anthony Bell expressed sympathy and support for the protestors, claiming that they were just boys letting off a little steam:

To get them to go home is going to be difficult. The young people who come into the world nowadays, they have minds of their own….

[They’re just] releasing frustrations. We’ve got to let them vent.

Boys will be boys, don’t you know? And besides, who is this we? He’s from St. Louis, ten miles down the road from Ferguson.

One observer with no apparent agenda showed up to see what was happening and then wrote about his experience. Marc Lamont Hill, a contributing writer for CNN, commented:

It was a peaceful rally. I was at the rally, at the church….

I was standing there talking to them. They said they were committed to having a peaceful march….

Two things seemed apparent to me: one was that [some] young people … moved beyond an area that [was restricted]: the command center. They attempted to enter that area … somebody did.

Second … there is a small group of people who are doing something different and out-of-step from everyone else. They’re out-of-towners. The ones [in that group that] I spoke to are actually from Oakland. I saw them last night past curfew. I saw them this morning. They are the ones who initiated violence.

All of this was just too much temptation for Obama to stand, and he ordered his enforcer-in-chief, Eric Holder, to see for himself what he could do to keep the kettle boiling in Ferguson. He is due to arrive on Thursday to confer with FBI officials in person (such conversations by telephone are just too unsatisfactory, don’t you know). This is the administration that provided Ferguson police with leftover military equipment and then criticized them for using it in dispersing angry crowds. But, never mind, he is on a mission of peace and love and so forth….

The media has also had a serious hand in making things worse in Ferguson. Fox News Channel’s Howie Kurtz, host of “MediaBuzz,” saw Huffington Post’s coverage – if it can be called that – of events in Ferguson, and called them out for it:

Some liberal outlets [are] creating almost a lynch mob mentality around this. [For example] the Huffington Post today, screaming banner headline “Arrest Him.”

Now, [neither] the Huffington Post, nor you or I, knows exactly what happened [in Ferguson during the shooting]. When you cross that line into becoming an advocate … demanding that somebody be prosecuted before the facts are in, while the investigations are going on, you’re grandstanding, you’re trying to keep the story alive….

Of course they are. Here’s another one of those opportunities not to be missed, to promote their agenda: more government, preferably at the national if not the international level. To do that, the local police must be denigrated, embarrassed, and harassed in their efforts to keep the peace. Their officers must be threatened, and the officer involved in the shooting of Michael Brown must move out-of-state to an undisclosed location to keep himself and his family safe.

Riots will continue in Ferguson until the truth comes out. There is strong evidence that the officer, Darren Wilson, was defending himself “in the gravest extreme” from a monster fresh from stealing and then intimidating a convenience store clerk who dared to challenge him. Still on an adrenalin high, it’s likely that Brown didn’t take kindly to the officer’s request that he stop blocking traffic and instead walk on the sidewalk. Once the truth comes out, all the miscreants and criminals and troublemakers will disappear, having accomplished what they came for, which has nothing to do with the truth.

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Sources:

The Washington Post: Ferguson protesters: The peaceful, the elders, the looters, and the ‘militants’

Kurtz: Some Liberal Outlets Creating ‘Almost a Lynch Mob Mentality’ in Ferguson

Huffington Post: U.N. Chief Calls For Protection Of Rights In Ferguson Protests

Washington Times: Obama appeals for calm from protesters, law enforcement in Ferguson, Missouri

NBPP website

CNN: Out of Towners from Oakland Inciting Violence in Ferguson

Los Angeles Times: 31 arrested in Ferguson unrest, some from CA and NY, officer says

Background on the New Black Panther Party (NBPP)

Rasmussen: How Would the Media React If the Cop Was Black and the Victim Was White?

The New American: UN Boss Pushes “International Standards” for Ferguson Police

Huffington Post: National Guard no Help

Tiananmen Square protests of 1989

USA Today: Ferguson shooting case now heading to grand jury

Credibility of Key Witness in Ferguson Shooting Rapidly Evaporating

This article first appeared at TheNewAmerican.com on Friday, August 22, 2014:

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Glock model 22 (.40 S&W) )

Dorian Johnson’s credibility as a star witness against Officer Darren Wilson in the shooting of Michael Brown continues to plummet as more information comes out about what actually happened in Ferguson.

USA Today had reported in explicit detail on August 13 exactly what Johnson said happened on that Saturday afternoon in Ferguson when his friend, Michael Brown, was shot by a local policeman. According to Johnson,

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What Happened to the rule of law in Ferguson?

This article first appeared at The McAlvany Intelligence Advisor on Friday, August 22, 2014:

Jay Nixon at the Missouri AFL-CIO State Convention

Jay Nixon at the Missouri AFL-CIO State Convention

Missouri Governor Jay Nixon’s remarkable rush to judgment on Tuesday was breathtaking. In a video-taped statement concerning the shooting in Ferguson, Nixon said that “vigorous prosecution must now be pursued” in the case. Any who thought he meant to say “investigation” was disappointed when he continued:

We have a responsibility to … do everything we can to achieve justice for [Brown’s] family … justice in the shooting death of Michael Brown must be carried out thoroughly, promptly and correctly.

Justice? What about justice for Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson? Doesn’t he deserve justice, too? What about his family? More fundamentally, what about the fundamental rule of law that says Wilson is innocent until proven guilty?

That apparently doesn’t concern Nixon, the governor responsible for

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Ferguson: Rule by Law or Rule by Mobocracy?

AFL-CIO endorsed candidate for MO Governor and...

Jay Nixon, Governor of Missouri

 

This article first appeared at TheNewAmerican.com on Thursday, August 21, 2014:

With Missouri Governor Jay Nixon concluding that Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson is guilty of murder and the New York Times concluding that if the grand jury fails to indict Wilson for murder there will be hell to pay in Ferguson, the question has to be asked: What has happened to the rule of law? What has happened to the fundamental understanding that under the rule of law, Wilson is innocent until proven guilty?

Following a night of relative calm in Ferguson, Missouri (there were only six arrests Wednesday night compared to 47 arrests the night before), focus is now being directed to the start of the investigation by the grand jury into the

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Will New Information Exonerate Ferguson Policeman?

This article first appeared at TheNewAmerican.com on Wednesday, August 20, 2014:

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Additional information has been reported in the last couple of days that, if accurate, may exonerate Darren Wilson (shown), a white Ferguson, Missouri, police officer, from claims repeated by the national media that he shot Michael Brown, an innocent, unarmed, 18-year-old black man, while Brown was running away from him.

Christine Byers, a reporter from the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, tweeted on Monday, August 18, “Police sources tell me more than a dozen witnesses have corroborated cop’s version of events in shooting #Ferguson.”

Jim Hoft, blogging at Gateway Pundit the next day, claimed that Wilson suffered an “orbital blowout fracture to the eye socket” as a result of his confrontation with Brown. Hoft claimed that his information came from

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Armed Business Owners Scare Away Looters in Ferguson

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A QuikTrip store before it gets burned down

The night after Michael Brown was shot by a policeman in Ferguson, Missouri, some business owners realized that their stores — their very livelihoods — were in danger. They also discovered that the police were busy elsewhere, or had been ordered to “stand down” in the wake of the looting that followed the shooting. They had two choices: run away and leave the fate of those businesses to the tender mercies of the looters, or stand and defend them.

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New Black Panthers Arrive in Ferguson, Missouri

This article first appeared at TheNewAmerican.com on Friday, August 15, 2014:

Fox News Channel

When Martha MacCallum got word that members of the New Black Panther Party had arrived in Ferguson, Missouri, she went to their Facebook page and was astonished at what she found: “The FBI is very concerned about this and when I went on their Facebook page today of the leader of the group, Chawn Kweli, it was astonishing to me the things that he is saying.” She then read excerpts from it:

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Al Sharpton Looking to Re-incinerate Ferguson, Missouri

This article was first published by the McAlvany Intelligence Advisor on Friday, August 15, 2014:

 

American political activist, Reverend Al Sharpton.

It didn’t take Sharpton long to rearrange his schedule so that he could link arms with Michael Brown’s parents, friends, attorney, and local black clergymen on Tuesday morning on his way down to the city’s Old Courthouse to fire up the locals about America’s racism. It didn’t matter that Ferguson is more than 10 miles away from St. Louis, it was all the same to the old race-monger:

St. Louis is in fact bearing witness for America. The Band-Aid has been ripped off, and all of America is seeing the open wound of racism [that] exists.

The reader can extend Sharpton’s remarks by replaying similar scenes from conflagrations past, such as in Harlem, Crown Heights, and elsewhere. The message is the same: America is racist, and my job is to fix it by inciting riots.

Sharpton is an old communist revolutionary dating back to the early 1970s and the days of Angela Davis. But he didn’t really enter the national consciousness until 1987 when he saw an opportunity and took it. Her name was Tawana Brawley, a 15-year-old black girl from Wappingers Falls, New York. To cover a misdeed, Tawana decided to fake a rape to avoid punishment, and Sharpton got wind of it. Even though it was a lie, Sharpton saw the chance to propel himself into prominence. One of his aides said later:

Sharpton acknowledged to me early on that “the Brawley story [does] sound like [baloney], but it don’t matter….

This is the perfect issue … we’ve got whites on blacks. That’s an easy way to stir up all the deprived people, who would want to believe … that all white people are bad….

Then you’ve got a movement.”

Even though it was later proved to be a hoax and even though Sharpton was slapped with a judgment of $65,000 for defaming the character of one of the investigators (which he never paid, by the way), it was his first taste of national attention, and he liked it.

There was his work as an undercover agent for the FBI (which he later dismissed as irrelevant) helping them to investigate one of Sharpton’s many friends in the drug trade (target this time: Don King). There was his formation of his National Action Network, which he used to hoodwink and blackmail various national companies to fund it.

There was the Crown Heights incident where Sharpton helped foment and encourage anti-semitic riots after a Hasidic Jew accidentally ran over and killed a 7-year-old black boy. A mob of local blacks sought retribution by hunting down, attacking, and then murdering an innocent rabbinical student from Australia. When local Jews accused Sharpton of interference and instigation, he challenged them to “pin their yarmulkes back and come over to my house” to settle the score. This was followed by three days and nights of rioting, spurred on by Sharpton with his cries of “No justice, no peace!”

Any virulence like Sharpton’s needs continued sustenance and feeding, so he seized opportunities whenever and wherever they presented themselves. In 1995, he saw opportunity in Harlem. The Jewish owners of Freddy’s Fashion Mart decided to expand their business and told a renter in their building – who just happened to be black – that they wouldn’t be renewing his lease. Sharpton took to the streets along with his thugs and began harassing and haranguing Freddy’s customers, hurling epithets at the owners: “the greedy Jew bastards [are] killing our people”, and calling the owner of the store Fred Harari a “white interloper” even though he had lived and worked there for decades. Facts don’t matter to the old revolutionary, and when one of his followers, Roland J. Smith (aka, Abubunde Mulocko), entered Freddy’s and started shooting the customers and then burning the place down, Sharpton was quick to distance himself from the mayhem and melee, courageous leader that he is. Job one was done, and he was history.

There was his entry into another racial conflagration at Duke University in 2006 when a black stripper claimed that some members of the school’s lacrosse team had beaten, raped, and sodomized her. That all of that later turned out to be a lie didn’t really faze Sharpton, who declared that these “rich white boys” had attacked a “black girl” and warned that he would incinerate the place unless justice was done immediately and forcefully.

There were opportunities galore to keep his kettle of sedition and racism boiling:

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Local Black Leaders Nervous About Sharpton’s Presence in Ferguson

This article first appeared at TheNewAmerican.com on Thursday, August 14, 2014:

Tawana Brawley at a press conference in 1987. ...

Tawana Brawley at a press conference in 1987. Standing next to her is Al Sharpton. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

On Newsmax’s The Steve Malzberg Show on Wednesday, Ferguson, Missouri, Mayor James Knowles expressed his concerns about Al Sharpton’s presence in his town following the shooting death of Michael Brown by a local police officer on Saturday. Knowles told Malzberg, “There’s a lot of concern among a lot of the African-American leaders here. I have the concern that we’ll … become a national spectacle. Sometimes star power is not always a good thing.”

Sharpton showed up in Ferguson on Tuesday and walked arm-in-arm with Brown’s family members, their attorney, and some clergy members. He then gave an incendiary speech at the city’s Old Courthouse predictably pushing his “America’s racism” view:

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Another Trayvon Martin case in St. Louis?

This article first appeared at The McAlvany Intelligence Advisor on Wednesday, August 13, 2014:

 

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According to Michael Brown’s friend, Dorian Johnson, they were just walking down the street in Ferguson, Missouri – a small, mostly black community northeast of St. Louis – on Saturday morning when a police officer in his cruiser drove up and started hassling them. He demanded that they walk on the sidewalk instead of in the middle of the street. How rude! How inconsiderate! How impolite!

The “conversation” became heated, shots were fired, and Brown was dead. There were several eyewitnesses and some video of the incident, although the video has been commandeered for the investigation into what really happened. But the eyewitnesses were very sure of what they saw,

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St. Louis Shooting Sparks Riots, Accusations, Outside Intervention

This article was first published at TheNewAmerican.com on Tuesday, August 12, 2014:

Gateway Arch, St. Louis (MO)

Gateway Arch, St. Louis (MO) (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Riots in Ferguson, Missouri, a suburb of St. Louis, began Sunday following a vigil for Michael Brown, who was shot and killed by a police officer on Saturday afternoon. The riots continued on Monday.

Almost from the beginning, estimates of the number of people involved in the riots, the damage inflicted on businesses, and testimonies from eyewitnesses of the shooting varied greatly and conflicted with police reports. A minimum of 12 businesses were

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Philadelphia Mother Headed to Jury Trial for Carrying a Gun in N.J.

This article first appeared at TheNewAmerican.com on Monday, August 11, 2014:

 

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English: Bersa Thunder 380 pistol with nickel finish. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

By declining a plea bargain offered by Atlantic County, New Jersey, prosecutor Jim McClain to spend the next 3 ½ years in jail, Shaneen Allen assured herself the best chance to vindicate herself in a case that has drawn national attention: a jury trial. She is hoping that common sense will prevail — something that has not been evident in the proceedings until now.

Early in the morning of October 1, 2013, Allen was driving from Philadelphia to Atlantic City when

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Overzealous Consumer Agency Picks Fight with Wrong Guy

This article first appeared at The McAlvany Intelligence Advisor on Friday, August 8, 2014:

English: A constructed NeoCube.

A Neocube constructed with Zen Magnets

In its zeal to proclaim that everything is inherently dangerous and therefore illegal, the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) – the Goliath in this story – has just run into its David. Shihan Qu, the 27-year-old founder of Zen Magnets, notified the agency that he wasn’t going to take it anymore through a letter on his company’s website:

Take this as official notice that Zen Magnets LLC is going All-in.… We will not settle for any sort of stop-sale of magnets that are perfectly safe when not misused….

We vow to continue this legal, awareness, and lobbying battle until our very last drop of cash-flow blood. We will combat CPSC’s magnet prohibition until triumph, or until a glorious death of insolvency on the legal battlefield….

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Illegal Immigrants Charged With Murdering Border Patrol Agent

This article first appeared at TheNewAmerican.com on Thursday, August 7, 2014:

Rio Grande in Big Bend National Park, Texas. T...

Rio Grande in Big Bend National Park, Texas. The river forms the border to Mexico across on the opposite bank. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

On Sunday afternoon, Border Patrolman Javier Vega was enjoying some time off by fishing for gar in Santa Monica, Texas, along with his wife, three children, and his father, Javier, Sr. Two Mexican nationals approached Javier after he tied up his boat and demanded money. The conversation became heated and one of the nationals pulled a gun. Javier was shot once in the chest, fatally wounding him. His father, who was armed, returned fire, disabling the criminals’ vehicle. They were later arrested and charged with seven counts including capital murder, attempted capital murder, aggravated robbery, and tampering with evidence.

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Celebrating James Brady’s Monumental Infringement

This article was first published at The McAlvany Intelligence Advisor on Wednesday, August 6, 2014:

Brady Campaign

When James Brady, Ronald Reagan’s former press secretary, passed away on Monday at age 73, the media predictably crowed about the success of the Brady Bill, giving him credit for pushing it through a reluctant congress back in 1993. Brady was shot during an assassination attempt on Reagan in 1981, resulting in massive brain damage and putting him into a wheelchair for the rest of his life. The New York Times called him

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James Brady’s Legacy: More Guns, Less Crime

This article first appeared at TheNewAmerican.com on Tuesday, August 5, 2014:

James Brady in August 2006

James Brady in August 2006

On Monday the national media and the president noted the passing at age 73 of James Brady, the man who served briefly as President Reagan’s press secretary before being grievously wounded in an assassination attempt on the president nearly 33 years ago.

The New York Times called Brady “a symbol of the fight for gun control,” while President Obama declared, “An untold number of people are alive today who otherwise wouldn’t be, thanks to Jim.” Dan Gross, president of the Brady Campaign, agreed, saying that the law named to honor the former press secretary, the Brady Handgun Violence Prevention Act, has blocked about two million sales of firearms “to criminals, domestic abusers and other dangerous people.” Echoing the president, Gross added that there are

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