Where do the guns in Mexico come from? A great article

The entire article is pro-click but here's the first section: As we discussed in a previous analysis, the 90 percent number was derived from a June 2009 U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO) report to Congress on U.S. efforts to combat arms trafficking to Mexico (see external link). According to the GAO report, some 30,000 firearms … Continue reading Where do the guns in Mexico come from? A great article

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Security Theater: Delta baggage handler accused of smuggling guns on flights

A baggage handler for Delta Air Lines moved a lot more than just luggage, authorities say -- he also helped smuggle firearms. And his accomplice managed to board a flight with 18 guns and ammunition in his carry-on bag, an affidavit states. Security is only as good as its weakest link. "Employees entering this area … Continue reading Security Theater: Delta baggage handler accused of smuggling guns on flights

Unintentional Firearms Injuries aren’t really a problem.

The NSSF released a handy PDF highlighting information on unintentional firearms injuries and fatalities: Unintentional Firearms Fatalities Remain at Historically Low Levels Data released by the National Safety Council demonstrates that unintentional firearms-related fatalities continue to remain at historically low levels. In fact, in the last two decades, the number of unintentional firearms-related fatalities has declined by 57 percent — from 1,409 unintentional fatalities in … Continue reading Unintentional Firearms Injuries aren’t really a problem.

Debunking “The NRA is controlled by gun manufacturers!”

This argument comes up as a throwaway line when dealing with anti-gun zealots.  As always, let's remember: "The amount of energy necessary to refute bullshit is an order of magnitude bigger than to produce it." Alberto Brandolini The NRA is a registered non-profit, specifically a 501(c)(4) (Tax ID#: 53-0116130).  In order to keep their non-profit status, they have … Continue reading Debunking “The NRA is controlled by gun manufacturers!”