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

Tag Archives: Crime

Florida Update: Concealed Carry Permits Up, Violent Crime Down

The recent report from ABC News that in Florida, where there are more concealed weapons permits than anywhere else in the country, violent crime has dropped to the lowest point in history, delighted Sean Caranna, executive director of Florida Carry, Inc. He said,

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Illinois Pension Plan Fraud on a Massive Scale

This is how the game is played: promise the rubes anything but reserve the right to break the promise. If you get caught, cover it up, admit nothing, and keep on with it. When the Securities and Exchange Commission discovered that the state of Illinois had been playing that game with its pension plan promises

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Senator Harry Reid Drops Schumer and Feinstein Gun Bills from Consideration

In announcing on Monday afternoon that he was dropping Senator Dianne Feinstein’s gun control bill from consideration by the Senate, Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) said, “Right now her amendment using the most optimistic numbers has less than 40 votes. That’s not 60. I have to get something on the floor so

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Vermin infesting our schools

T.J. Lane, aka Thomas M. Lane, III, shot and killed three students at his high school in Chardon, Ohio, last February. The national media is lying low on this one, and I think I know why. T.J. is a

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Down in flames: French official enforcing tax evasion laws accused of tax evasion

It’s easy to be cynical. This fellow, Jérôme Cahuzac, appointed by French President Francois Hollande to tackle the problem of tax evasion, has been accused of tax evasion himself. Ironies abound. Hollande is a socialist, and a

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New Colorado gun laws won’t be enforced

Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper is going to sign new gun bills into law tomorrow even though he knows they won’t be enforced. That’s the mindset of a dictator. This reminds me of the

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Two Colorado Sheriffs Won’t Enforce New Gun Laws

Two Colorado sheriffs, John Cooke of Weld County and Terry Maketa of El Paso County, have vowed not to enforce the new gun bills just passed by the Colorado legislature that are about to be signed into law by Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper. Said Cooke, “They’re just feel-good, knee-jerk reactions that are

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Is Impeachment of Obama even a remote possibility?

Wenzel Strategies has just released a series of polls which indicates that more and more Americans, fed up with Obama’s continued attacks on rights, freedoms and the Constitution, are willing to consider the possibility of impeachment. As World Net Daily put it:

The polls show

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Cypriots Forced to Pay the Piper

In an outrageous, audacious and unprecedented move, the European Union has abrogated Cypriot sovereignty and imposed an immediate tax on citizens of Cyprus holding their money in local banks. The rate is 6.7% on accounts under 100,000 euros and 9.9% on accounts over 100,000. It was imposed on Saturday even before the Cyprus government met to approve it. In other words,

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US District Judge Susan Illston rules in our favor!

Just when I was beginning to think that 1) all common sense had vanished from the public square and 2) that our privacy was inevitably and eternally to be violated by government snoops, along comes Judge Illston 

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Pew Research shows huge divide between Republicans and Democrats on gun laws

This study from Pew Research clearly illustrates the enormous divide between Republicans and Democrats in their views about guns and gun laws. The headline of the study – “Why Own a Gun? Protection is Now Top Reason” – hides what they really confirmed.

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Use of Truth Serum in Colorado Shooter Case Raises Questions

When defense counsel for James Holmes, the alleged Aurora, Colorado shooter, said on Monday that Holmes was not ready to enter a plea in his murder trial, Arapahoe County District Court Judge William Sylvester entered one for him: not guilty. The judge also said Holmes could change that plea to

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Criticism of Mark Kelly’s Assault Weapon Purchase Gains National Attention

When Mark Kelly, former astronaut and husband of Gabby Giffords, the former congresswoman from Arizona who was shot in Tucson two years ago, posted on his Facebook page a photo of himself purchasing an

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The Fed Needs a New Leader, says the Wall Street Journal

Sometimes I seek opportunity. Sometimes opportunity is thrust into my lap. The latter just happened with this unbelievable screed written by Paul Farrell today at the Wall Street Journal‘s MarketWatch. He decries the failed attempts by Fed governors going all the way back to

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Corrupt Former Detroit Mayor Convicted on 24 Counts of Racketeering, Fraud, Extortion and more

When it was announced on Monday that former Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick (along with his father Bernard and his friend Bobby Ferguson, a general contractor) had been convicted on 24 counts of racketeering, fraud and extortion, the New York Times failed to mention that it could have been a lot worse. He might have been convicted of

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Disingenuous Democrats in Denver Claim Victory in Gun Wars

When three Democrats said they were going to side with Republicans on two of the gun bills being debated in Denver, the Democrats pulled them, claiming victory. By pulling the bills that would have included a gun ban on campuses and another holding firearms owners liable for damages, Democrats claimed victory over those that were left: a restriction on ammunition magazine limits, and universal background checks.

Nothing was said about the Constitutional right to bear arms in Section 13 of the state Constitution, which, just for the record says:

The right of no person to keep and bear arms in defense of his home, person  and property … shall  be called in question…

and precious little had to do with logic. Instead it was all about feelings. Senate President John Morse (D-Colorado Springs)led the way:

Cleansing a sickness from our souls doesn’t come easy.

Mike Johnston (D-Denver) claimed these were “policy” questions, not constitutional ones:

What is before us is not a constitutional question but a policy question.

Mary Hodge (D-Adams County) said:

This bill is merely an attempt to reduce the slaughter.

But Ted Harvey (D-South Denver) took the prize. [Note: please see comments at the end of this article] When Amanda Collins said that if she had had a gun she would have been able to repel an attacker who raped her, Harvey replied:

What we’re trying to do here tonight is not protect ourselves from violent crime … but to protect students and teachers from feeling uncomfortable by you carrying a gun to protect yourself. (emphasis added)

I’m not making this up. You can click this link which will take you to a YouTube video of Harvey’s “explanation” – you’ll find it at the 1:30 point in the video.

Even Governor Hickenlooper is drinking from the same glass, claiming with a straight face that he supports all of the bills and will sign any that reach his desk, but

I’m not in any way an anti-gun person.

That’s really good to know, Governor, as guns don’t have feelings and we certainly wouldn’t want them to be offended, would we?

Note: Readers have asked me to review the Harvey video again, suggesting that I was misreading Harvey’s comments. I have done so and have concluded that I have done the man a disservice in making it appear that he was expressing his opinion about feelings when he was in fact apologizing to Amanda for others in the legislature who were more concerned about their constituents’ feelings than about her right to self defense. For that I apologize.

However, the intent of the article remains intact. Logic is rarely involved by those in the anti-gun camp. History means little to them. Well-founded arguments presented in opposition to their position are ignored, or ridiculed. Feelings are how they govern.

 

 

A city that requires homeowners to own a firearm?

Nelson, Georgia, a suburb of Atlanta, is known as the birthplace of Claude Akins, and not much else. But it is about to get famous (or infamous, depending upon your point of view). The city council is considering an ordinance that would

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Michigan Governor Snyder Declares Detroit a Fiscal Disaster

On the surface, Friday’s announcement by Michigan Governor Rick Snyder that Detroit’s financial situation was so grievous that a special emergency financial manager (EFM) would have to be appointed to take over from the city council appeared to be the end of the line for a once great city.

A city that was once the fifth largest and wealthiest in the country, Detroit has apparently 

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Maryland Senate Passes Governor O’Malley’s Gun Control Bill

After ten hours of intense debate the Maryland Senate passed Governor Martin O’Malley’s gun control measures handily late Thursday afternoon, 28-19, with all 12 Republicans and a handful of Democrat turncoats voting against the bill. The measure will be debated in the House next week with passage nearly certain. After O’Malley signs the bill into law

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Background Check Bill for Private Gun Sales is Stalled

The one-two punch of separate pushbacks against any gun control legislation that involves a national database of gun owners has stalled in the Senate, perhaps permanently. First, Oklahoma Senator Tom Coburn told Fox News on Sunday that any legislation that includes a national registry will kill it. He said that there

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Many of the articles on Light from the Right first appeared on either The New American or the McAlvany Intelligence Advisor.