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Disgraced Police Chief Blames Milwaukee's Murders on "Weak" Gun Laws

Friday, July 10, 2015

Disgraced Police Chief Blames Milwaukee's Murders on "Weak" Gun Laws

On Friday, USA Today reported that Milwaukee Police Chief Edward Flynn is blaming what he calls Wisconsin’s “absurdly weak” gun control laws for an increase in murders in Milwaukee during the first half of 2015.

The newspaper noted, “Milwaukee has had 84 murders this year, more than double the 41 it tallied at the same point last year.” However, it also noted that Baltimore and Chicago, which have restrictive gun control laws, and New Orleans and St. Louis, which have less restrictive laws, have also experienced increases in murder. And Los Angeles and San Diego, which have California’s restrictive laws, and Phoenix and Indianapolis, which have less restrictive laws, have experienced decreases in murder.

Although Flynn should be aware of such facts, he’s just one of those guys that doesn’t know when to stop letting his bias against guns get the better of him.

In 2013, during Sen. Dianne Feinstein‘s (D-Calif.) Senate hearings on her legislation to ban all semi-automatic shotguns and all detachable-magazine semi-automatic rifles as “assault weapons,” Flynn disgraced himself and undermined Feinstein’s effort during a heated exchange with Sen. Lindsay Graham (R-S.C.).

Soon thereafter, on MSNBC, Flynn complained about the ownership of “high quality, high-capacity semi-automatic handguns” and said that it was “fundamental” that “the rights of communities … are every bit as important as the rights of individuals.” Sounds like Flynn would be more at ease having dinner with Vladimir Lenin than Thomas Jefferson.

Last year, in a vote held by Milwaukee’s police union, 99 percent of officers who cast ballots not surprisingly said they had “no confidence” in Flynn. We aren’t surprised.

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Shoddy Science and Shaky Assumptions: Court Invalidates California’s Handgun Ad Ban on First Amendment Grounds

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Friday, September 21, 2018

Shoddy Science and Shaky Assumptions: Court Invalidates California’s Handgun Ad Ban on First Amendment Grounds

Earlier this month, a federal court invalidated California’s ban on premises advertising relating to handguns (but not other firearms), disparaging the state’s proffered justification for the law as nothing more than “mere speculation and conjecture.” 

New Industry Statistics Underscore Popularity of “America’s Rifle”

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Friday, September 21, 2018

New Industry Statistics Underscore Popularity of “America’s Rifle”

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Bloomberg Presidential Run? Maybe. Bloomberg Effort to Buy the Midterms? Definitely.

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Friday, September 21, 2018

Bloomberg Presidential Run? Maybe. Bloomberg Effort to Buy the Midterms? Definitely.

Billionaire gun control financier and former-New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg is once again floating a presidential run.

Gun Control Twist: Saving One Life “Does Not Justify” Right-to-Carry

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Friday, September 21, 2018

Gun Control Twist: Saving One Life “Does Not Justify” Right-to-Carry

Gun control advocates often use some version of the phrase “if it saves one life” in order to justify their ineffective proposals. This week, the anti-gun editorial page of the Chicago Sun-Times offered a different ...

Outrageous! NC University Forces Student to Remove NRA Flag from Dorm Window

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Wednesday, September 19, 2018

Outrageous! NC University Forces Student to Remove NRA Flag from Dorm Window

Elon University student forced to remove NRA banner from his dorm room window.

Levi’s Teams with Billionaire Michael Bloomberg to Attack Gun Rights

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Friday, September 7, 2018

Levi’s Teams with Billionaire Michael Bloomberg to Attack Gun Rights

Levi Strauss & Co. established its brand in the mid-19th century by selling durable clothing to working-class Americans. As Levi’s signature jeans gained popularity amongst a wider set in the middle of the last century, ...

Anti-gun Senator Accompanied by “Unprecedented” Security Detail While Traveling in California

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Friday, September 14, 2018

Anti-gun Senator Accompanied by “Unprecedented” Security Detail While Traveling in California

Sen. Kamala Harris (D-CA) is no fan of the Second Amendment. As California attorney general, she sided with local officials who refused to issue concealed carry permits to qualified, law-abiding applicants unless they could demonstrate an extraordinary ...

NRA Calls on Phil Bredesen to Retract Misleading Ad

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Wednesday, September 19, 2018

NRA Calls on Phil Bredesen to Retract Misleading Ad

The National Rifle Association Political Victory Fund today called on U.S. Senate candidate Phil Bredesen to retract a false and misleading campaign ad where he cites an incorrect NRA grade and misleads voters by claiming ...

Gun Control Activist Urges Canadian Audience to Get Involved in U.S. Politics

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Friday, September 14, 2018

Gun Control Activist Urges Canadian Audience to Get Involved in U.S. Politics

For someone who has previously falsely accused the NRA of funneling foreign money into domestic politics, it must be that David Hogg either forgot he was in Canada recently or failed to appreciate that it’s also illegal ...

No, It’s Not Harder to Buy Allergy Medicine than a Gun

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Friday, September 14, 2018

No, It’s Not Harder to Buy Allergy Medicine than a Gun

A twist on an inaccurate old anti-gun talking point is making the rounds on social media. On September 10, anti-gun public relations professional Wendy Zipes Hunter tweeted about a purported recent trip to drug store. Hunter claimed, “Couldn’t ...

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