Obama’s Legacy of Gun Ownership

Hollywood is at the epicenter of a relatively new phenomena, “Ghost Guns”.   These are home made guns that gang members are resorting to because they can’t buy guns legally due to the fact that due to background checks they are labeled felons or mentally challenged.   Stealing guns has been the most prevalent method for obtaining guns, but as that becomes more difficult, another, easier method has gained traction.  Gang members can purchase the parts through unlicensed individuals, or even online and convert them to semiautomatic rifles or pistols with a few adjustments.

“An unfinished lower receiver, sometimes referred to as an “80% receiver,” can legally be purchased without a serial number from a seller who is not a federally licensed firearms dealer as long as it is missing the key components that would make it a firearm.” And those additional components can be purchased separately.  It’s a quirk in the law and California is the hub.

Building your own gun means it is unregistered, untraceable, and has no serial number.  It is easy to build, takes little knowledge of guns or powertools, and is completely unregulated.  Because you are buying ‘components’, even in Liberal Hollywood anyone can legally make the purchase without a background check.

Governor Jerry Brown nipped this loophole in the bud when he passed a new law requiring everyone making a homemade gun to request a serial number from the government first.  I’m sure all the gang members rapidly filled out their registration forms…  In addition, effective January 2018, Brown passed a law making the sale of ammunition subject to a background check. With one exception:  the sale of up to 50 rounds to any family member is not subject to the law… Why?  What is the point of an exception?

Despite these laws, two California cities remain in the top ten for crime rates;  Stockton and Oakland.  Still, Detroit, St. Louis and Baltimore hold the dubious honor of being the most violent cities in the US despite strident gun laws.

Ironically, Obama’s term registered one of the highest record in gun sales with 65.4 million during his first term alone or 91% more than Bush’s first term.   The two dominant type of firearms purchased during the Obama administration – AR15, and handguns, with women dominating the personal handgun market.  In anticipation of a Hillary win, gun manufacturers made 11.5 million guns in 2016, twice as many as in 2009.  The notion that Hillary would valiantly curb gun sales because that is the correlation…

During the Obama administration 254 died from mass shootings (Shootings where more than 10 died), and another 318 were injured.   That is more than ALL mass shootings combined before his Presidency dating since 1949!   A USA Today statistic states that mass shootings in which 4 or more died during the period between 2006 and 2017 (overwhelmingly Obama) accounted for 1358 victims (deaths and injuries).

Why did mass shootings rise so exponentially during the Obama administration, a Liberal who enforced higher gun control laws?  According to FBI statistics, in 2016, Obama’s legacy showed nearly an 8% increase in the homicide rate and a 3.4% increase in violent crime.  In 2015, the homicide rate increased by 11.4%.  In fact during his tenure nearly all crimes increased. What would be the motivation?  Gun ownership?  Hardly.

Legal gun ownership in the US is determined to be encapsulated in only 20-30% of the population given they own multiple weapons.  In 1991, the percent of households in the US that owned guns was 29%. Effectively these percentages reveal that legal gun ‘ownership’ is a non-sequitur to murder rates and violent crimes.   And in fact, it shows that since 1991 gun ownership – is a flat percentage.

This statistic would be similar to gun ownership in much more restrictive countries like Australia, where the rising gun ownership is in those that already own guns.

Illegal guns account for 94% of gun crimes. We know of two mass shootings that involved Ghost Guns.   But the gang violence has no statistics for Ghost Gun usage.  Tracking this phenomena is difficult although in 2015 the ATF estimated there were over 500,000 Ghost guns in California alone.

Both New Jersey and California are now trying to regulate gun parts.  But the measure is incredibly broad and could easily implode as definitions are loosely applied.

What we can conclude is that during Obama’s legacy not only did race issues rise exponentially, but alas so did crime, gun sales, and oh – health insurance premiums (I know, not related).  

Guns and Roses – A failed correlation

Gun Laws – Murder Rates – Violence – Death…  What is Real

California has the strictest gun laws of any state, ranking #1. But that didn’t work!  Nor does it correlate to murder rates by guns – at all!   Still, they point a gnarly finger…Guns and Roses!

You see, there are 33 states that rank ‘lower’ than California in murder rates by guns. A rather ominous statistic, especially after Governor Brown openly criticized Arizona and Texas for their lax gun laws. But the rate of murders by guns is actually lower in Texas than California and about par with Arizona. Governor?  So why make the correlation?  What is the real agenda?  Because the terrorists in San Bernardino supposedly got their guns – legally…  so obviously the correlation of law and gun murders is non-existent.

The ‘state’ which is not really a state at all, and ranks the highest overwhelmingly in gun murder within the United States, is Washington D.C., with a rate of 16.5 per 100,000. That compares to California’s rate which is 3.4 and ranked in the bottom 34th. A tad better than DC we have, Louisiana, Maryland, and Missouri. Maryland ranks 7th for strictest gun laws and one of the highest for gun murder rates. What does this tell us? That gun laws and gun violence have NO CORRELATION at all.

Are you trying to solve the murder rate, or are you trying to make an ‘agenda’ fit an end design?  Because like ‘Global Warming’ designing a report to fit a pre-determined end, is hypocrisy at best, and fraud at worst.

The states with the highest overall murder rate? Washington DC, Louisiana, Maryland and Missouri. Again, DC leaves every other district in the dust at 21.6 per 100,000 compared to Louisiana at second place with 9.6. OUCH!  DC, home to politicians, law and order, democracy and law, has the highest rate of murder and murder by gun rates than any other state in the nation – by over 200%.  Not good.

So what statistics are shared by the states with the ‘lowest rates’, which include; New Hampshire, Maine, North and South Dakota, Wyoming, and Vermont?

  1. They are all ranked in the top ten of best places to live
  2. High homeownership rate – 71+%
  3. Low poverty level – 11 and 8%
  4. Smaller overall population density
  5. Much lower foreign born and black population

But what if instead of creating a one size fits all statistic, what if we did something entirely unique and simply studied each extreme? For example, DC and Louisiana have a common denominator – ranking among the top six states in the country for poverty; DC at nearly 19% and Louisiana at about 20%. The African American population in DC is roughly 50% and in Louisiana is about 33%. Both these statistics are far higher than the national average – poverty = 14.5%, and African American population = 12%.

When you have a high concentration of disgruntled, poor people who feel entitled and angry, you create a climate that tips.  It’s why prisons don’t work – they feed off each other’s animosity.  If we disperse the population density and poverty to reframe community, we stand a chance at defusing the feeding tensions that grip crime.   Incredibly dense populations are like segregation which has never worked and only breeds greater animosity and discontent.

But of course it’s more than that.  Why do people choose to remain in a city that is riddled with gangs and violence – a deadend?  Because, although it sucks, it represents a ‘comfort zone’, and fear of the unknown is greater than fear of the known.  If they get out and still fail, there is no excuse, no justification, only self.  Establishing self worth is a given necessity.

What about Maryland and Missouri?   What is their common denominator?  Their crime is concentrated in Baltimore and St Louis respectively, cities. And while gun ownership is common in St Louis, according to Jennifer Joyce the city prosecutor, the issue is the number of ‘illegal guns’.  While the media likes to target Ferguson as the cause and case in point, actually the murder rate was nearly double it’s present level in 1993 – long before Ferguson.  This is a city that has been mired in violence for 20-30 years!

In 1993, St Louis ranked 3rd most violent city and Baltimore ranked 4th. St. Louis: so far this year has had 179 murders, 164 victims were black, 96% of the suspects were black.  In reality, they have consistently ranked in the top three of worst crime rates ever.  EVER!  Way before Ferguson.

In 2014, Baltimore accounted for 58% of all murders in the state. And while profiling is not politically correct – 94.4% of all homicides were committed by blacks. Those are the statistics whether we like them or not. Maryland ranks in the top ten states for strictest gun laws.  GUN LAWS AND GUN VIOLENCE HAVE NO CORRELATION.  Guns will be had by whatever means possible.  Violence will live because of entitlements.

SO, why?  Why do these particular cities continue to be demoralized in the fray of violence despite ‘gun laws’?

Curbing the violence means beginning at the beginning, where the disease first shows it’s ugly face – fathers, or lack thereof.   What if instead of ‘gun laws’ we had ‘father laws’!  If you make it – you gotta take it, stake it and proliferate it!   No Baby Left Behind!

While education is paramount, Baltimore spends 70% more on each student than the national average. Obviously, those $$$$$ do not measure “quality”.  Education can instigate or it can mitigate, the quality determines which leads.  Instigating hate is not educating.  Instigating anger – is not educating.  Instigating a lack of respect for authority – IS NOT educating!

Thirdly, there are two very dominant factors in the ghetto – poverty and heroin. Heroin is profitable if you’re a dealer. And the gangs rule if you are any one else.

Organized crime won’t suddenly come to a stand still if ‘gun laws’ are strengthened? They’ll laugh hysterically at the naivite.

How do you stop organized crime?   With a lot of very good cops coordinating with a lot of good FBI.   Wake up!  Re-direct funds from failed solutions and FIX the Cancer!

The primary crime that supports the murder rate? Hard drugs – heroin, crack, cocaine and meth.  You want your city back you have to bring back the cops, the undercover agents, the drug enforcement battalion – because Baltimore has seen exactly what happens when you let the people run wild – chaos George Soros reins.

Fathers – you don’t get to walk away from your babies any more.  Everyone has to work, even if it is picking weeds along the highway.  Everyone gets to learn a trade.  Money that went for entitlements is redirected at training and services.  Ramp up the cops – and give them better training because they are hostile right now – but that hostility was created by a city gone amuck!

Just a thought.  Failed policies will not suddenly – miraculously – work – ever.