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    They Just Keep Lying

    They Just Keep Lying

    By Michael Newbern

    A couple of months ago, I told you about Moms Demand Action and the lies they were perpetuating to advance their agenda. One of their partner groups, Ohio Coalition Against Gun Violence, recently took lying to a whole new level. Not only did they lie and politicize a tragedy to dupe people, but they defended their actions to a group that exposed them.

    Third Base Politics exposed a collaboration by the Ohio Coalition Against Gun Violence, Mayors Against Illegal Guns, and Progress Ohio to dupe people. The trio of groups set up a website where people could post condolences to Chardon High School shooting victims and their families. When you signed the virtual card, you were actually signing up to receive emails from New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s group, Mayors Against Illegal Guns.

    Media Trackers, the group that exposed the link and the use of taxpayer dollars to advance the anti-self defense agenda, asked Ms. Hoover about the trio’s tactics at Comfest this last June. She explained that it was OK to collect the signatures “as long as it’s done appropriately.” She effectively said that lying and tricking people to support her cause was “appropriate.”

    She also thinks it appropriate to ignore reality.

    The very first paragraph on the group’s website tells us that “in 2004, guns killed 29,569 people in the United States, including 649 unintentional deaths, 16,750 suicides and 11,624 homicides.” One can lie by perpetuating a falsehood or by omitting the truth. In this case, Ms. Hoover is leaving out the truth.

    The numbers offered by Ms. Hoover’s group are shocking indeed, if you take them out of context. Instead, let’s try to understand them in the context of rates over time. The following analyses are of CDC and FBI data.

    In 2004, suicide by firearm occurred at a rate of 5.72 incidents per 100,000 persons. The rate increased to 6.28 in 2010. During that same time the overall suicide rate increased from 11.08 to 12.43. The increase in overall suicide outpaced the increase in firearms suicide 12.18% to 9.79%.

    During that same period, firearms accidental deaths decreased from 649 to 606 for an effective rate decrease of nearly 10%.

    Homicide by firearm fell from a rate of 3.73 per 100,000 to 2.75, a reduction of 26.05%.

    These rate drops occurred despite an increase in firearms ownership and use. Gun ownership is the highest it’s been in twenty years, with 47% of Americans reporting they own at least one gun. States that report the numbers of concealed carry permits are showing increases as well. Florida just passed one million active concealed handgun permits. Ohio has been seeing an increase year after year passing the 300,000 milestone after only eight years of legal licensed concealed carry.

    There’s only one method Ms. Hoover, Ms. Watts, Mayor Bloomberg, and other people that support more gun control have to advance their agenda and that’s to lie. Mayors are wising up to the lies and the general public is losing interest in their agenda. In the end, it’s the truth that will set us free.
    The only easy day was yesterday
    Dedicated to my brother in law who died
    doing what he loved being a Navy SEAL

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    These people have to lie. If they were truthful, they wouldn't have any agenda.
    NRA Life Member
    NRA Certified Instructor (Pistol & Personal Defense in the Home)
    North Carolina Concealed Carry Instructor

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    May 2012
    north east Iowa
    All progressives must lie. The facts, common sense, and morality are virtually never on their side. If the news media ever told the truth about their allies, the progressives, they would face ridicule and destruction. Americans must be fooled into falling into the progressive trap of dependence and bondage to the government and the collective. The big lie is that socialism makes everyone equally rich. It never does. It makes everyone equally poor. It enslaves all except the ruling intellectual elite. And today we have enough weak minded, low information voters to sell all of us into slavery.

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