. . .One nation at a time.
If you are worried about gun control right now you should be. This push to limit gun rights is not a spontaneous occurrence. It is the result of a carefully crafted campaign courtesy of the United Nations with some very stalwart support coming from our friends at the Joyce Foundation and all of their gun-grabbing partners in crime.
From the Joyce Foundation website
The Foundation believes that better public policies can help reduce gun violence. It supports the efforts of law enforcement officials, legislators, municipal leaders, the medical and public health communities, advocacy, municipal leaders, the medical and public health communities, advocacy groups, and others in pushing for measures to stop gun trafficking, keep guns out of the hands of criminals, prevent children from getting access to firearms, and other measures that offer promise of combating gun violence.
Consider this promotion of the IACP (International Association of Chief’s of Police) by the Joyce Foundation. Together the IACP and the Joyce Foundation held “The Great Lakes Summit on Gun Violence” on 2007
Call for New Approach to Reducing Gun Violence
Wednesday, September 19, 2007
For Immediate Release
The International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP), the world’s largest association of law enforcement executives, today called on Congress and the Administration, as well as state and local governments, to support strong and effective gun violence prevention policies, No matter what you call it means infringing upon your 2nd Amendment Rights!)
And to provide law enforcement with the resources necessary to reverse a two-year rise in violent crime.
The IACP unveiled a set of nearly 40 recommendations for policymakers, police, and community and philanthropic leaders which are the result of the “Great Lakes Summit on Gun Violence.” The summit, held in Chicago earlier this year, was a groundbreaking
collaboration of 200 law enforcement and elected officials and public health experts
to develop a cooperative approach to reduce gun related crime and violence.
“It is simply unacceptable that in communities across America more than 80 people a day are dying from gun violence”
said Russell Laine, Chief of the Algonquin, Illinois Police Department and IACP 2nd Vice President. “Every day, dedicated police officers put their lives on the line to protect their communities from criminals who often outgun them, but we can’t do it alone. This is why we are calling on policymakers and the public to help us combat gun violence.”
The recommendations in the report –
Taking a Stand: Reducing Gun Violence in Our Communities
– are divided into three areas: keeping communities safe, preventing and solving gun crime, and keeping police officers safe.
Specific proposals include:
- requiring that all gun sales take place through federally licensed dealers;
- enhancing the ability of law enforcement to use federal gun trace data to deter illegal trafficking;
- removing all firearms and ammunition from batterers when law enforcement responds to domestic violence calls; restoring funding to the COPS program, an extremely effective crime fighting program that has broad support within the law enforcement community; and, mandating safe storage of firearms by private citizens.
“Much more effective responses to escalating gun violence are urgently needed,”
Senator Edward M. Kennedy said. “The IACP’s compelling report and specific recommendations are a clear call to action. Without further delay, Congress and the Administration need to do our part by enacting concrete reforms that will reduce crime and protect the safety of police officers and all Americans.”
“In the northern part of my congressional district, there are more than 3,000 gang members, and all have relatively easy access to weapons,” Congressman Kirk said. “Besides the tragic loss of life and injuries associated with gun violence, we are creating environments that breed more crime. We need to implement common-sense policies that will curb gun violence and reduce gang activity – making our communities safer and stronger.”
According to Federal Bureau of Justice Statistics lethal violence – the majority of which is firearm related – across the nation increased in both 2005 and 2006.
Again they repeat this. How convenient to make this claim. Violent crime rates have been trending downward for some time.
1992 Violent Crime Total=1,932,270
2007 Violent Crime total= 1,408,337
1992 Homicide= 23,760
2007 Homicide= 16,929
There are 2 major methods of measuring crime rates in the USA. There is the National Crime Victimization Survey and the F.B.I. Uniform Crime Reports. These two methods yield different results. See the Bureau of Justice Statistics for more on data collection:
“Too many Americans are victims of gun violence, including many police officers wounded or killed in the line of duty,”
said Mayor Tom Barrett of Milwaukee, who served in Congress for a decade. “That’s not going to change until elected officials, including our federal partners, stand with law enforcement and give them the tools and the policies they need to serve and protect our communities safely.”
The Great Lakes Summit on Gun Violence was sponsored, in part, by the Joyce Foundation in Chicago.
In any event, it is apparent that by whatever measure, any blip in violent crime in 2005 and 2006 does not indicate any sort of frightening crime wave as the Joyce Foundation or the IACP would have you believe. They are implementing the same program used to disarm Great Britain and Australia. We would be wise to study these two successful campaigns that have left the citizens of those nations with no means to protect themselves.
read this gentleman’s account of how Australia was duped into losing their right to protect themselves.
He has a message for us;
“It is important for Americans to realize not only how the current gun control happened in Australia, but also that the gun control organizations in Australia aren’t satisfied even with the extreme “control” they’ve obtained. They’re pushing hard for even more.”
This is one man from Australia who knows what it is that this country has lost. He begins his story with this quote;
Most of the major ills of the world have been caused by well-meaning people who ignored the principle of individual freedom, except as applied to themselves, and who were obsessed with fanatical zeal to improve the lot of mankind-in-the-mass through some pet formula of their own. The harm done by ordinary criminals, murderers, gangsters, and thieves is negligible in comparison with the agony inflicted upon human beings by the professional do-gooders, who attempt to set themselves up as gods on earth and who would ruthlessly force their views on all others- with the abiding assurance that the end justifies the means.”
–Henry Grady Weaver
Read; GUN LAWS IN AUSTRALIA