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Body count 2013: Cracking the code on criminal violence

The Seattle Times is reporting today that 2013 produced 29 homicides in the Jet City, six of which were officer-involved, and buried in the story are references to the same things gun rights advocates have been saying in the year since Sandy Hook while arguing against new feel-good, non-solution gun laws.

http://www.examiner.com/article/body-count-2013-cracking-the-code-on-cri...

Article by Dave Workman

Gun haters have another person to demonize

Anti-gunners bash S.C. Gov. Haley over Christmas gift gun

Anti-gunners started coming out of the woodwork yesterday, reacting poorly to South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley’s Facebook revelation that her husband bought her a brand new 9mm Beretta Px4 Storm semiautomatic pistol for Christmas.

http://www.examiner.com/article/anti-gunners-bash-s-c-gov-haley-over-chr...

Article by Dave Workman

REGISTRATION IN CALIFORNIA

New Provisions Start in 2014, Trigger Run on Long Guns
By Harold Hutchison

People are making a run on buying rifles and shotguns in the state of California as a long-gun registry is about to go into effect on 1 January, 2014. The law creating the registry was signed in 2011.

“Since the state already retains handgun purchaser information, I see no reason the state should not also retain information pertaining to long gun sales,” Governor Jerry Brown said in a signing statement.

Seattle pays up in SAF records dispute

Seattle’s check to SAF isn’t in the mail, it’s in Bellevue

Today, the Bellevue-based Second Amendment Foundation finally received its holiday going-away gift from the City of Seattle and soon-to-be-ex-Mayor Mike McGinn’s administration, the $38,000 settlement check from SAF’s successful lawsuit over public records access.

http://www.examiner.com/article/seattle-s-check-to-saf-isn-t-the-mail-it...

Article by Dave Workman

How anti-gunners pad the numbers

Suicide should not be classified as ‘gun violence’

Yesterday’s daring intervention by a Washington State Patrol trooper in an attempted suicide on the East Channel Bridge at Mercer Island and I-90 is yet another reminder that people intent on taking their own lives will find a way, and when they use firearms that should not be classified as “gun violence.”

http://www.examiner.com/article/suicide-should-not-be-classified-as-gun-...

Article by Dave Workman

Merry Christmas...

Never look a gift gun in the muzzle

The good citizens in Poland’s Ustrzykach Dolnych are wondering if Santa will be out of the pokey soon enough to deliver presents tonight, because day before yesterday, according to Breitbart.com – quoting a story in The Mirror – a middle-aged Santa and his younger “female helper” were arrested for drunken driving…of a horse-drawn sleigh.

http://www.examiner.com/article/never-look-a-gift-gun-the-muzzle

Article by Dave Workman

Mikhail Kalashnikov, gone but hardly forgotten

Kalashnikov dies, let the demonization begin

Earlier today, the inventor of what many consider the most popular rifle in the world – Mikhail Timofeyevich Kalashnikov – died following a long illness, and his passing is being reported by news media all over the world, including the Seattle Times, and leave it to the Associated Press to demonize him, just a little.

http://www.examiner.com/article/kalashnikov-dies-let-the-demonization-begin

Article by Dave Workman

New NSSF poll throws new light on background checks

NSSF poll results challenge anti-gunners on background checks

The National Shooting Sports Foundation today released the results of an early November scientific survey that revealed “only four out of ten Americans support so-called ‘universal background checks’ at gun shows” after respondents were advised that the vast majority of those sales are transacted by licensed retailers who already conduct checks through the National Instant Check System (NICS).

http://www.examiner.com/article/nssf-poll-results-challenge-anti-gunners...

Metro bus armed robbery suspect might be lucky

Accused Metro bus robber perhaps lucky to be facing charges

An accused armed robber, captured by passengers on a Metro bus in Seattle – it all goes down in a video released by KOMO 4 News – might consider himself lucky to still be around to face charges, considering the number of active concealed pistol licenses reported to Examiner Wednesday afternoon by the Department of Licensing.

http://www.examiner.com/article/accused-metro-bus-robber-perhaps-lucky-t...

Article by Dave Workman