Wait…how does a pistol magazine work?

Diana DeGette, a senator from Colorado and co-sponsor of a magazine restriction bill in the U.S. Senate, shows that you don’t need to know much about a subject to write, sponsor, or vote on a bill. Taking a page out of Joe Biden’s Book of Firearms Ignorance, she doesn’t even know how an ammunition magazine works. Speaking in the Colorado Senate gun control hearings, she demonstrates the ignorance of so many who try to impose their views on others without understanding the issues.

It would be so funny if it weren’t true.

Joe Biden Gives Out More Dangerous Gun Advice

Pretending like he’s an expert on the subject, it didn’t take long for Joe Biden to offer more dangerous gun advice. In the latest development demonstrating VP Joe Biden’s ignorance when it comes to firearms, he made this comment to Field & Stream magazine:

“Well, you know, my shotgun will do better for you than your AR-15, because if you want to keep someone away from your house, just fire the shotgun through the door. Most people can handle a shotgun a hell of a lot better than they can a semiautomatic weapon in terms of both their aim and in terms of their ability to deter people coming. We can argue whether that’s true or not, but it is no argument that, for example, a shotgun could do the same job of protecting you.”
– Emphasis added. | Source

First of all, we debunked his “ease of handling and aiming” claims here.

Secondly, did he learn nothing of the tragic shooting in South Africa involving Olympian David Pistorius? Shoot through the door!?!
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Why Joe Biden is Wrong on Guns

Vice President Joe Biden is probably well-meaning, but he often plays the expert on subjects he knows little about.

Last week he said that he advises his wife that if anything should go wrong, she should walk out on the balcony and fire a couple of rounds from a double barreled shotgun. Not only was that dangerous advice to give to millions of Americans, but he showed his true ignorance when it comes to guns by saying, “You don’t need an AR-15. It’s harder to aim; it’s harder to use. Buy a shotgun. Buy a shotgun!”

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A Gun Ban That Misfired

Great article today in the Wall Street Journal by Jeffrey Shapiro, a criminal prosecutor for the District of Columbia from 2007-09.

The gun ban had an unintended effect: It emboldened criminals because they knew that law-abiding District residents were unarmed and powerless to defend themselves. Violent crime increased after the law was enacted, with homicides rising to 369 in 1988, from 188 in 1976 when the ban started. By 1993, annual homicides had reached 454.

It’s great to see some of the press seeing the difference between facts and the fear mongering so often perpetuated by proponents of gun control. A Gun Ban That Misfired looks deeper than the headlines often show—and the fairytales and talking point often provided by gun control groups.

Read the full article here: A Gun Ban That Misfired

Teachers and Guns in Schools

The tragic event in Newtown has revived the debate over Second Amendment rights, firearms in the hands of teachers and administrators, and really, whether anyone other than the police and military should have guns at all.

Many argue that firearms have no place in schools—that our schools should be safe havens for learning. And while we agree that they should be a safe haven, we do not believe that further restrictions on firearms will make our kids—or any of us safer. After all, Sandy Hook was a “gun free zone.”

We quickly wanted to address the question of whether teachers and school administrators should be allowed to carry concealed weapons in schools. We believe the question is easily answered by taking a look at three simple questions.
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Concealed Carry Permit for Teachers Only $15

We’re grateful to live in a state that allows law-abiding citizens to protect themselves whether at home, in public, or at school.

In light of recent tragic events, we believe it is important that teachers who choose to protect themselves and their students be able to do so with minimal cost.

We’re proud to announce that we now offer the Utah Concealed Carry Permit class to all teachers who plan to carry at work for only $15 when they bring at least one friend to the class. The $15 dollars covers our costs of classroom location, and the materials provided to the student.

This is the complete 4-hour Utah Concealed Carry Permit class with all of the instruction, lecture materials, fingerprints, photocopies, application, etc—everything you need to send in your permit application upon completion of the class.

To register for the Utah Concealed Carry Permit class for teachers, please email info@crockettdefense.com.