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From the Washington Post news section:

Spike in violent crime follows rise in gun-buying amid social upheaval

By Christopher Ingraham
July 15, 2020 at 9:33 a.m. PDT

Americans purchased millions more guns than usual this spring, spurred in large part by racial animosity stoked by widespread protests over the killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis, as well as anxiety over the effects of the covid-19 pandemic.

That gun-buying binge is associated with a significant increase in gun violence across the United States.

The word “associated” is doing a lot of work in that sentence.

Those are the conclusions of two studies by the Brookings Institution and the University of California at Davis, respectively. Together, they paint a portrait of a society arming itself against social upheaval during a time of institutional failure.

The Brookings study, after examining federal background check data, estimated an additional 3 million firearms were sold from March through June, compared with the same period in previous years. That’s roughly equivalent to the spike in gun purchases observed following the 2012 Sandy Hook school shooting and more than 50 percent higher than would have been expected for June sales.

Nearly half of those 3 million additional sales happened in June, after several days of protests sparked by Floyd’s killing in police custody. Researchers Phillip Levine and Robin McKnight of Wellesley College wrote that the spike differed from previous gun-buying binges because it was not driven by fear of pending restrictions but rather by anxiety and unease over the ongoing crises.

The research suggests that at least some of the spike in gun purchases is driven by racist beliefs and attitudes among white Americans.

One obvious check would be how many of the recent mass shooters identified by the police used guns recently purchased legally. My guess: not many. After all, only 9% of 2020 mass shooters have been white, while 75% have been blacks mourning the death of George Floyd.

A reader calling himself Karen’s Brother, Becky’s Father tweets:

“Best gun for women” clearly a search that led to more violence as well:

The 105% increase in the number of mass shootings from June 2019 to June 2020 is no doubt the fault of America’s Arch-Enemies, Karens and Beckys.

 
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  1. more: PSYCH OPS please. lol

    • Replies: @El Dato
    @newrouter

    It's right there


    Floyd’s killing
     
    The Sacrament of the Fentanylation

    Replies: @Reg Cæsar

    , @Bard of Bumperstickers
    @newrouter

    In related "news", a spike in bulk candy purchasing in late October has been associated with a corresponding increase in the number of adult strangers offering free candy to young children . . . at night, in the dark . . . in formerly "safe" suburban neighborhoods, said the peroxide anchor presstitute with a wink in her voice and Mr. Potatohead snap-on breasts in her blouse. Also, the vast majority of the suspects have been documented as white - a shocking number of them women. #BanAssaultCandy

  2. Saying that crime has increased because law-abiding people armed themselves in response to increased crime is of a piece with AOC claiming that the suburbs are safer because there aren’t any cops there.

    https://www.unz.com/isteve/the-real-reason-joe-biden-wont-pick-angela-davis-has-his-woman-of-color-veep/#comment-4032486

    It’s another variation on Magic Dirt Theory.

    • Agree: JackOH, Charon
    • Replies: @danand
    @Mr McKenna


    “...safer because there aren’t any cops there.”
     
    Mr McKenna, wonder the effect if the number of law enforcement officers were quadrupled in Ron’s hometown, and cut by 3/4’s in Chicago. Would crime even out between the two cities, as AOC Reckons? Or Perhaps Palo Alto become home to the most bored cops on Earth?


    Palo Alto, California, where Mr. Unz lives:
    https://flic.kr/p/2jmMLBU
    https://flic.kr/p/2jmMLBP

    Chicago, Illinois, where crime thrives:
    https://flic.kr/p/2jmJRxt
    https://flic.kr/p/2jmJRwS

    Replies: @Larry, San Francisco, @Chris Mallory

    , @Nicholas Stix
    @Mr McKenna

    Reverse causality.

  3. >The research suggests that at least some of the spike in gun purchases is driven by racist beliefs and attitudes among white Americans. <

    By Christopher Ingraham

    The boy who called wolf.

    • Replies: @Thomas
    @newrouter


    The 2020 gun surge is different in at least one other respect: Purchases have been higher in states with greater levels of racial animus. Levine and McKnight approximated state-level racism using data on Google searches for the n-word, an approach used by social scientists in the past.
     
    I wound absolutely believe that gun violence is heavily driven by people who use the "n-word." Though I imagine they generally finish it with an "a" rather than an "r."
  4. A lot of the Democrat-run jurisdictions in which homicide has been surging lately, like New York and Chicago, essentially require government permits to even own a gun. Those permits have been heavily backlogged since the start of the pandemic.

    So, as usual, Republicans buying guns somehow leads to Democrats shooting each other.

    • Replies: @J.Ross
    @Thomas

    Right, obviously two different groups, in two different physical locations. Conflated by the journo-lists who strangle democracy in darkness. Also, how many of the guns breaking records in Chicago and New York can possibly be legal recent purchases which can fairly be counted in the "trend"? It would have to be about none of them. I bet if we could see types there're be weak overlap at best.
    --------
    Hey, remember how murders in prisons don't happen?
    https://nypost.com/2020/07/12/ghislaine-maxwell-reportedly-being-moved-from-cell-to-cell/

    , @Gordo
    @Thomas


    So, as usual, Republicans buying guns somehow leads to Democrats shooting each other.
     
    More accurately White and Black.

    Those Dems in Rhode Island and Providence Plantations ain't popping caps in eachother with their guns held sideways.
  5. There’s definitely not going to be a link between the gun purchases and homicide but there will be a very strong link between the gun purchases and suicide.

    Which is highly relevant because way more people commit suicide by firearm than murder.

    https://www.acpjournals.org/doi/10.7326/M20-1678

    The United States should take policy and clinical action to avoid a potential epidemic of firearm-related suicide in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic.

    https://www.theguardian.com/world/2020/apr/28/suicide-us-gun-sales-searches-coronavirus

    We must vote Biden-Duckworth 2020 and melt these guns down in to affordable housing, immediately.

    • LOL: Alfa158
    • Replies: @Chrisnonymous
    @JohnPlywood

    Just to remind everyone:


    There is a Commenters to Ignore list at the top of each page. You have to make a new list for each device you use, but it is very easy actually.
     
    This public service announcement brought to you courtesy of Anti-Second-Amendment concern trolls.

    Also, this son of a whore posted this on other threads where it was debunked.

    Replies: @Twinkie, @Tusk, @JohnPlywood

    , @Sean
    @JohnPlywood

    Police forces will as a matter of policy often decline to go out in response to a suicide call nowadays. Too much danger of being ambushed by someone who wants the job of ending it all done for them.

    Cops are three times more likely to die by their own hand than be killed in the line of duty.
    Whites are much more likely to kill themselves than blacks.
    One child a week dies in the US from a gun accident.

    I see firearms as an interesting hobby, but there is a side to them mass entertainment and political rhetoric leaves unaddressed. They are not therapy, ask Chris Kyle.

    , @Jack D
    @JohnPlywood


    We must vote Biden-Duckworth 2020 and melt these guns down in to affordable housing, immediately.
     
    At first I thought this was a non-sequitur - guns are made of metal, housing is made of, uh, Plywood, but then I remembered that there is a way. White people have skills like organization and promptness but Sun People are skilled in improvisation. They have found a way to make affordable housing out of melted guns:

    https://thumbs.dreamstime.com/z/corrugated-iron-home-settlement-homes-poor-people-south-africa-77899028.jpg

    We can look forward to such melted-gun housing in Wakanda. Didn't I tell you that they are renaming America and that that's the new name for it?
    , @Alfa158
    @JohnPlywood

    Thanks, that was pretty droll, I’ll have to re-use that last sentence. I think it can have a lot of legs especially if it is used in variants depending on the issue being discussed:
    Melt these guns down into universal healthcare.
    Melt these guns down into free college.
    Melt these guns down into reduced carbon emissions.
    Melt these guns down into universal basic income.
    Melt these guns down into returning men to the moon.
    Melt these guns down into a Cubs World Series championship.
    Etc.

    , @botazefa
    @JohnPlywood

    John, the first article you posted referenced this study, which is about firearms in the home. The conclusion is that firearms in the home leads to greater likelihood of suicide or homicide by gun:

    https://www.acpjournals.org/doi/full/10.7326/M13-1301

    I scanned the study, don't really have time to dig into it now. Maybe you do?

  6. I gotta say that the following was pretty much what I was about to write:

    Researchers Phillip Levine and Robin McKnight of Wellesley College wrote that the spike differed from previous gun-buying binges because it was not driven by fear of pending restrictions but rather by anxiety and unease over the ongoing crises.

    Yep. Some people didn’t get wise enough about restrictions coming, and that’s their business. However, those gun nuts out there like myself helped keep restrictions away for long enough for these people to have a chance to buy those 3 million more guns for “unease” reasons.

    Except for that last sentence (yeah, racism or not, uneasy is as uneasy does), the 2nd excerpt reads pretty reasonable. I guess they count on many people reading only the headlines, in which that word “follows” is just another way of saying “leads to”. We don’t need no steeeenking cause & effect!

    • Replies: @Hypnotoad666
    @Achmed E. Newman


    We don’t need no steeeenking cause & effect!
     
    What would journalists do without their stock phrases, such as "associated with," "suggests," and "ties to." Not to mention, "roiled," "fueled," "stoked," and "followed."

    These lazy "tropes" (another journo favorite), are all basically saying: "yeah, one thing happened, and another thing happened, and we have no evidence, but we are saying that correlation equals causation."

    Replies: @Almost Missouri, @ic1000, @Nicholas Stix

  7. @Thomas
    A lot of the Democrat-run jurisdictions in which homicide has been surging lately, like New York and Chicago, essentially require government permits to even own a gun. Those permits have been heavily backlogged since the start of the pandemic.

    So, as usual, Republicans buying guns somehow leads to Democrats shooting each other.

    Replies: @J.Ross, @Gordo

    Right, obviously two different groups, in two different physical locations. Conflated by the journo-lists who strangle democracy in darkness. Also, how many of the guns breaking records in Chicago and New York can possibly be legal recent purchases which can fairly be counted in the “trend”? It would have to be about none of them. I bet if we could see types there’re be weak overlap at best.
    ——–
    Hey, remember how murders in prisons don’t happen?
    https://nypost.com/2020/07/12/ghislaine-maxwell-reportedly-being-moved-from-cell-to-cell/

  8. I really we make gun buying contingent on passing a mental health exam this would keep guns out of the hands of murderous white boys who commit most of the crime

    • Troll: usNthem
    • Replies: @Rob Lee
    @Leorey

    The problem with that idea, Tiny Duck, is that it is overwhelmingly white boys who make those guns, so how do you practically propose to keep the product out of their hands?

    This is a case where we most definitely built that.

  9. Apparently, Christopher Ingraham is famous for writing about living in rural Minnesota. According to Wikipedia, his county is 97 % white. I wonder when he’ll move his family to Minneapolis?


    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Red_Lake_County,_Minnesota
    https://www.twincities.com/2017/05/01/transplanted-washington-post-reporter-and-wife-are-expecting-a-baby-minnesotan/

    • Replies: @Dumbo
    @JohnnyD

    He probably even owns a gun.

    , @Reg Cæsar
    @JohnnyD


    Apparently, Christopher Ingraham is famous for writing about living in rural Minnesota. According to Wikipedia, his county is 97 % white. I wonder when he’ll move his family to Minneapolis?
     
    The late Icelandic-American poet Bill Holm lived in tiny Minneota. (Yes, it rhymes.) He not only bragged that he left the door to his house unlocked, he left the door to his car unlocked.

    With the keys in the ignition.

    No, this wasn't to facilitate a rapid escape. It was so he wouldn't have to bother looking for them.

    Replies: @tyrone, @Almost Missouri

    , @anon
    @JohnnyD

    This guy's story was that he mocked Red Lake County for being worst place in America on some Chetty-like list, then fell in love with it and moved there from DC after a lot of gentle ribbing from locals to give it a try.

    What a freaking hypocritical loser. This is why people don't want urban elites to "discover" rural or boring places because their useless politics NEVER change. I would argue they become even more entrenched since they are no longer subject "reality" in terms of daily crime and conflict.

    Replies: @Jim Don Bob

    , @SunBakedSuburb
    @JohnnyD

    The figures on the book jacket are black. So is the dog. Nature's most successful parasite.

  10. Could we get a repost of Mr. Jackie Lacey fending off home invaders with what I assume is his legally purchased firearm? Because that’s not “racist beliefs and attitudes among white Americans.” That’s a dude defending his home as the Constitution intended.

  11. Couldn’t it be this simpler, less-freighted explanation… besieged cops stand down and usual chimps stand up; nervous, but largely untroubled whites buy guns to protect their families and themselves.

    Yes. In that order

    • Agree: PSR
  12. About a week ago I went to a nearby Dick’s Sporting Goods looking for ammunition. I haven’t been to the shooting range in over a year and really wanted to go. They were completely out of the calibers I wanted, 30-06 and 30-30, even though they’re among the most popular of all rifle rounds. In fact, their entire ammo selection consisted of just two calibers: 500 S&W Magnum, a revolver round that’s so insanely powerful it often causes serious injuries to the shooters; and 30-40 Krag, the US military round during the Spanish American War, which hasn’t been chambered in new rifles in 100+ years.

    • Replies: @Redneck farmer
    @prosa123

    There are single shot rifles being built in 30-40 Krag.

    , @Bill Jones
    @prosa123

    Cheaperthandirt.com's pretty well stocked (for these times)

    Prices everywhere are up about 50% over last year.

    Replies: @Prosa123

    , @William Badwhite
    @prosa123

    https://www.cheaperthandirt.com/

    Replies: @Prosa123

    , @Ray Huffman
    @prosa123

    Lots and lots of 5.45 available. Just got a thousand round case of golden tiger, only 30 cents a round. One benefit of owning an uncommon gun like the AK74 is that there'll always be good, cheap ammo available.

    , @Lars Porsena
    @prosa123


    In fact, their entire ammo selection consisted of just two calibers: 500 S&W Magnum, a revolver round that’s so insanely powerful it often causes serious injuries to the shooters;
     
    Any reference for that? I am aware that the only person ever shot with a .500 was a woman who accidentally shot herself in the head at the range (and died), but I'm not aware of them having any significant injury record apart from that.

    I have shot them. They are a lot of fun, I don't think they are particularly dangerous. A .500 has as much power as some rifles, but the handguns are usually so ridiculously large and heavy it doesn't matter. Rifle size and rifle weight. The recoil is more manageable than a .40 federal through a G27 Glock. But that was a full sized S&W, I haven't tried shooting it through a snub nosed compact frame although I know they make those.

    It is insanely powerful for a handgun round, which is the point. Also very expensive.

    Replies: @Prosa123

    , @J.Ross
    @prosa123

    >shopping at Dick's

    From Valhalla, John Moses Browning and Arthur Savage avert their eyes from your thoughtless mistake.

  13. It is all just falling apart. There is, now, no pretense at all in the media for integrity, search for truth, and logical deduction. It is all now just full blown propaganda.

  14. I’d love to get the breakdown on favored gun brands from black-on-black crime. I recall from the “Ghettocide” book that old Charter Arms revolvers from the 1970s were popular up to 2007. I’d imagine super cheap brands are the most popular.

    • Replies: @usNthem
    @Kronos

    I’d imagine 9mm - most likely Glock.

    Replies: @prosa123

    , @Almost Missouri
    @Kronos

    AFAIK most ghetto shootings are done with handguns sold by "off license" dealers who go to gunshows and buy up cheap used handguns by the bagful. Or with just plain stolen guns.

    Replies: @JMcG, @Stan d Mute

    , @Tim
    @Kronos

    Hey, I have a High Point 1911! A cop told me it's the most popular weapon among felons.

    It's not that great, but it only cost me $180.00 brand new.

    , @Charlotte
    @Kronos

    Check out this list of the top 20 crime guns in Chicago, ca. 2014 https://www.thetrace.org/2016/01/chicago-crime-guns-raw-data/

    Ruger, S&W, and Glock are popular.

    Replies: @Joe Stalin

  15. “gun purchases driven by racist beliefs and attitudes among white Americans”.

    What a load of undiluted bullsh**.

    • Agree: JackOH
    • Replies: @stillCARealist
    @anonymous1963

    totally. thoroughly, completely.

    I don't get offended easily, but this one galls.

    , @Mr. Anon
    @anonymous1963


    “gun purchases driven by racist beliefs and attitudes among white Americans”.

    What a load of undiluted bullsh**.
     
    I wonder if the media realizes that we ostensibly "racist" Americans don't dislike minorities even an eighth as much as we despise the media.
  16. @Kronos
    I’d love to get the breakdown on favored gun brands from black-on-black crime. I recall from the “Ghettocide” book that old Charter Arms revolvers from the 1970s were popular up to 2007. I’d imagine super cheap brands are the most popular.

    https://youtu.be/flVBPpKG4zA

    Replies: @usNthem, @Almost Missouri, @Tim, @Charlotte

    I’d imagine 9mm – most likely Glock.

    • Replies: @prosa123
    @usNthem

    A few years back the American Medical Association commissioned a research report on the lethality of various firearms calibers. Its investigators looked at all 183 fatal shootings in Boston that took place between 2010 and 2014 for which calibers were known. What they found was that the 9mm was the most common caliber by far, used in 35.5% of the fatal shootings, followed by the .45ACP at 13.1% and by the .38 Special and the .40S&W, both at 9.8%. Another finding was that 65.0% of the victims of fatal shootings were shot more than once, as compared to just 27.2% of shooting survivors, and were far more likely to have been shot in the head.
    Oh, and the average fatal shooting victim had 12 prior arrests.

    https://jamanetwork.com/journals/jamanetworkopen/fullarticle/2688536

    Replies: @Twinkie, @Redneck farmer

  17. Glocks tend to be very popular among aspiring rappers. Plaxico Burress shot himself with a Glock stuffed down his pants Mexican style, and a round in the chamber.

    As of now, even primers are sold out everywhere, so even if you reload you are hosed for now.

    So revealed behavior is that most Whites when it comes right down to it, are afraid of black violence and crime and are arming up massively. Of course GoodWhites have a program to deal with that, but America’s Cultural Revolution and Red Guards will run right up against Red Dawn: Electric Boogalo.

    All the Black Helicopter, prepping survivalist types may not have had a finely analyzed sense of what was going wrong, but they had alarm bells screaming in their head that society was very, very wrong: demonizing Whites since the 1960s. Anti White rhetoric since the 1960s. Toleration and encouragement of anti-White violence since the 1960s.

    Now Catholic Churches are under attack — The Virgin Mary Statue outside a Chattanooga TN church was beheaded and destroyed by blm. When Biden wins all hell will break loose, it will be open season on Whitey. Heck the Joint Chiefs may even remove Trump before then, to appoint Hillary! I would not put it past them they are so pozzed and beholden to the Clintons.

    • Replies: @Anon
    @Whiskey

    Preppers really got rolling during the Obama years. Obama's election was warning enough. He really screwed this country up, race-wise.

  18. @Kronos
    I’d love to get the breakdown on favored gun brands from black-on-black crime. I recall from the “Ghettocide” book that old Charter Arms revolvers from the 1970s were popular up to 2007. I’d imagine super cheap brands are the most popular.

    https://youtu.be/flVBPpKG4zA

    Replies: @usNthem, @Almost Missouri, @Tim, @Charlotte

    AFAIK most ghetto shootings are done with handguns sold by “off license” dealers who go to gunshows and buy up cheap used handguns by the bagful. Or with just plain stolen guns.

    • Replies: @JMcG
    @Almost Missouri

    You can’t have been to a gun show in years. Plus, all sales of handguns, including and especially those taking place at gun shows, are transferred through a Federal Firearms License holder. The ATF takes a keen interest in going after those FFL’s they feel might be supplying the black market arms trade.
    Blacks with felonies on their records generally get a girl to buy a gun for them, what’s known as a straw purchase. Stolen guns make up a large part of the illicit trade as well.

    Replies: @Almost Missouri

    , @Stan d Mute
    @Almost Missouri


    AFAIK most ghetto shootings are done with handguns sold by “off license” dealers who go to gunshows and buy up cheap used handguns by the bagful. Or with just plain stolen guns.
     
    Straw buying is the primary means, a hoodlum will enlist his baby momma without a criminal record to go legally buy the gun. Last time I bothered to look into it, they were buying cheap South American made product unless they had a well established fentanyl dealership and then they bought European aspirational brands.
  19. Worrying about your safety and security is racist. …If you’re white. We’re trying to patch together a short list of what isn’t racist. And we’re just not coming up with anything. …If you’re white.

    • Agree: ben tillman
  20. @JohnPlywood
    There's definitely not going to be a link between the gun purchases and homicide but there will be a very strong link between the gun purchases and suicide.

    Which is highly relevant because way more people commit suicide by firearm than murder.


    https://www.acpjournals.org/doi/10.7326/M20-1678


    The United States should take policy and clinical action to avoid a potential epidemic of firearm-related suicide in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic.
     
    https://www.theguardian.com/world/2020/apr/28/suicide-us-gun-sales-searches-coronavirus


    We must vote Biden-Duckworth 2020 and melt these guns down in to affordable housing, immediately.

    Replies: @Chrisnonymous, @Sean, @Jack D, @Alfa158, @botazefa

    Just to remind everyone:

    There is a Commenters to Ignore list at the top of each page. You have to make a new list for each device you use, but it is very easy actually.

    This public service announcement brought to you courtesy of Anti-Second-Amendment concern trolls.

    Also, this son of a whore posted this on other threads where it was debunked.

    • Replies: @Twinkie
    @Chrisnonymous

    Yup, I just spent a few comments spanking him, and he disappeared to this thread.

    , @Tusk
    @Chrisnonymous

    You're implying I don't already ignore the troll known as JohnPlywood.

    , @JohnPlywood
    @Chrisnonymous

    Although this is my first time posting these links on this website, I have posted other sources suggesting the same thing in other articles, and literally nothing I ever posted here has been debunked. On the contrary, I pwned several veteran users such as Twinkie and received across-the-isle support from otherwise hostile commenters.

    Everybody with an advanced degree in epidemiology in the year 2020 agrees that the 2nd amendment must come crashing down, and that's exactly what's going to happen when Joe Biden gets elected in November.

    To insinuate that anyone in the comment section of this website could debunk multiple different scientific studies by experts is hilarious. "Debunking" on this website consists of farting, screaming "DEBUNKED!!!!", and then plugging one's ears and singing "LALALALALALALALALA".

    Replies: @Twinkie, @anon, @Reg Cæsar, @Stan d Mute

  21. Previously, Steve has posted on the phenomenon of leftist crusaders in Hollywood who suddenly wanted their own guns when the SHTF. For those who are interested and have the time, this Joe Rogan interview has a lot more panic-hypocrisy goodness…

    (YouTube has a feature that allows you to play videos at 1.5x or even up to 2.0x normal speed. You can still understand interviews fairly easily at 1.75x, and it cuts down on the time wasted in video/audio format.)

    • Replies: @Mr McKenna
    @Chrisnonymous


    (YouTube has a feature that allows you to play videos at 1.5x or even up to 2.0x normal speed. You can still understand interviews fairly easily at 1.75x, and it cuts down on the time wasted in video/audio format.)
     
    I still don't see what's so wrong with a written transcript.

    Replies: @Chrisnonymous

  22. @Thomas
    A lot of the Democrat-run jurisdictions in which homicide has been surging lately, like New York and Chicago, essentially require government permits to even own a gun. Those permits have been heavily backlogged since the start of the pandemic.

    So, as usual, Republicans buying guns somehow leads to Democrats shooting each other.

    Replies: @J.Ross, @Gordo

    So, as usual, Republicans buying guns somehow leads to Democrats shooting each other.

    More accurately White and Black.

    Those Dems in Rhode Island and Providence Plantations ain’t popping caps in eachother with their guns held sideways.

  23. Wait, what social upheaval? I thought those were peaceful protests with bonfires.

    “We find that states where individuals are more likely to search for racial epithets experienced larger increases in June firearm sales,” they wrote, “even after adjusting for the personal security concerns that likely generated the March spikes in gun sales.” This is a new development: Running the same analysis on previous spikes in gun-buying yielded no correlation between racial animus and purchasing behavior.

    I assume we’re talking Enwords here, so I boldly conducted an experiment in which I pulled up Google, which I never otherwise use, and looked at both ‘Enword’ and ‘Enword violence’. You don’t get anything other than articles about how evil racism is, so I fail to see how such searches are stoking violence or encouraging gun purchases. OTOH the article never specifies which ‘racial epithets’ the author is talking about, so ‘kill all Karens’ might be the problem. This is just the kind of bait-and-switch at which the media has become adept.

    They conclude their analysis on an ominous note: “In a society fraught with racial tension, it is not clear that dismantling the police and seeing more private citizens purchase guns will lead to a safer world.”

    I’m actually making a collection The Most Fucking Stupid Things I See In The Media. Things so breathtakingly dumb you wonder some fool had the nads to write them.

    “The risks of increased firearm availability are likely compounded by the myriad effects of the coronavirus pandemic, including widespread increases in anxiety, fear, grief, economic strain, disruptions to daily routines, and racial and economic inequities,” the authors write.

    Firearms are no more ‘available’ than they ever were, and in some states it seems they are less so due to whatever kind of purchase approval you guys have.

    The research suggests that at least some of the spike in gun purchases is driven by racist beliefs and attitudes among white Americans.

    It’s late and I can’t be arsed picking through the ‘research’, but it would have been cool had the Bezos Express presented this evidence in its ‘business analysis’ article, rather than just scaremongering about it.

    Oh, there’s that other thing. Who’s buying the guns, and who is shooting them? I’ll bet this is one of those conundrumizing problems we just can’t work out.

    • Replies: @Almost Missouri
    @rational actor



    “We find that states where individuals are more likely to search for racial epithets experienced larger increases in June firearm sales,”

     


     
    There's a simpler explanation.

    "states where individuals are more likely to search for racial epithets" = states where blacks search for their favorite music,

    "experienced larger increases in June firearm sales" = their non-black neighbors prepare for when the rap gets real.
    , @Mr McKenna
    @rational actor

    https://images.dailycaller.com/image/width=960,height=411,fit=cover,f=auto/https://cdn01.dailycaller.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/07/Pregnant_Fight-e1594847792724.png

    Another peaceful protest broke out in Brooklyn yesterday. It won't be reported in the 'prestige media' because, well, you know.

    BTW, it's worse than it looks. Gotta love that they record & post their 'handiwork'.

    Replies: @anon

    , @theMann
    @rational actor

    My entry in the most stupid thing I see in the media (on Fox news, no less):

    Interviewing a General in Afghanistan who says, roughly "we can afford to reduce our troop numbers because Covid-19 has hit the Taliban hard".

    Uh, sure.

    Btw, isn't it logical to say: spike in gun buying follows rise in gun violence?

  24. @Chrisnonymous
    @JohnPlywood

    Just to remind everyone:


    There is a Commenters to Ignore list at the top of each page. You have to make a new list for each device you use, but it is very easy actually.
     
    This public service announcement brought to you courtesy of Anti-Second-Amendment concern trolls.

    Also, this son of a whore posted this on other threads where it was debunked.

    Replies: @Twinkie, @Tusk, @JohnPlywood

    Yup, I just spent a few comments spanking him, and he disappeared to this thread.

    • LOL: JohnPlywood
  25. @Chrisnonymous
    @JohnPlywood

    Just to remind everyone:


    There is a Commenters to Ignore list at the top of each page. You have to make a new list for each device you use, but it is very easy actually.
     
    This public service announcement brought to you courtesy of Anti-Second-Amendment concern trolls.

    Also, this son of a whore posted this on other threads where it was debunked.

    Replies: @Twinkie, @Tusk, @JohnPlywood

    You’re implying I don’t already ignore the troll known as JohnPlywood.

  26. Talk about trying to paint the direction of causation backwards…

    “Law-abiding citizens aren’t buying guns in fear of surging black crime – blacks are committing crimes in fear of law-abiding citizens buying guns! You see? Racism!”

    Obama, Clinton, and now BLM have been the best advertisement for gun sales.

    • Replies: @Escher
    @Twinkie

    This is why they are having difficulty sleeping.
    So much pressure to rob and rape before their prey arm themselves.

  27. @Chrisnonymous
    @JohnPlywood

    Just to remind everyone:


    There is a Commenters to Ignore list at the top of each page. You have to make a new list for each device you use, but it is very easy actually.
     
    This public service announcement brought to you courtesy of Anti-Second-Amendment concern trolls.

    Also, this son of a whore posted this on other threads where it was debunked.

    Replies: @Twinkie, @Tusk, @JohnPlywood

    Although this is my first time posting these links on this website, I have posted other sources suggesting the same thing in other articles, and literally nothing I ever posted here has been debunked. On the contrary, I pwned several veteran users such as Twinkie and received across-the-isle support from otherwise hostile commenters.

    Everybody with an advanced degree in epidemiology in the year 2020 agrees that the 2nd amendment must come crashing down, and that’s exactly what’s going to happen when Joe Biden gets elected in November.

    To insinuate that anyone in the comment section of this website could debunk multiple different scientific studies by experts is hilarious. “Debunking” on this website consists of farting, screaming “DEBUNKED!!!!”, and then plugging one’s ears and singing “LALALALALALALALALA”.

    • Replies: @Twinkie
    @JohnPlywood

    Shouldn’t you be looking to find more guns made in 1970’s in pre-1958 abandoned Japanese homes as you apparently did, instead of trolling people here?

    Seriously, do you get some sort of an enjoyment out of posting nonsense anyone can debunk in 30 seconds on a search engine?

    Do you need attention, even this kind of sad humiliation online, that badly?

    Replies: @JohnPlywood

    , @anon
    @JohnPlywood

    Everybody with an advanced degree in epidemiology in the year 2020 agrees that the 2nd amendment must come crashing down,

    You are lying.

    Replies: @JohnPlywood

    , @Reg Cæsar
    @JohnPlywood


    Everybody with an advanced degree in epidemiology in the year 2020 agrees that the 2nd amendment must come crashing down
     
    As it will, as it was meant to apply only to whites, and whites are increasingly irrelevant in this country. Everywhere in the world inhabited by nonwhites has strict gun laws because... well you know why.

    Check out the gun laws in the diverse states 175 years ago. Much harsher than those of the white states.

    BTW, I just took a load of rotting plywood to the county dump yesterday. A very pleasing feeling ensued.

    , @Stan d Mute
    @JohnPlywood


    “Debunking” on this website consists of farting, screaming “DEBUNKED!!!!”, and then plugging one’s ears and singing “LALALALALALALALALA”.
     
    A word to the wise, Twinkles is a (not at all) super secret counter-intelligence, black ops, SWAT, Seal Team 6, Airborne Ranger, Delta Force, Mossad commando. Oh, and he’s a Ninja. If you keep up your shenanigans he’ll spurt his creamy goo at you or something, he’s never very specific about his intentions (inscrutable as they are).

    Replies: @Twinkie

  28. @newrouter
    >The research suggests that at least some of the spike in gun purchases is driven by racist beliefs and attitudes among white Americans. <

    By Christopher Ingraham


    The boy who called wolf.

    Replies: @Thomas

    The 2020 gun surge is different in at least one other respect: Purchases have been higher in states with greater levels of racial animus. Levine and McKnight approximated state-level racism using data on Google searches for the n-word, an approach used by social scientists in the past.

    I wound absolutely believe that gun violence is heavily driven by people who use the “n-word.” Though I imagine they generally finish it with an “a” rather than an “r.”

  29. Anonymous[277] • Disclaimer says:

    OT: isteve this chrissy teigen pedo stuff that coulter and candace owens are linking to on twitter is nuclear FUBAR.

    Seems like actual new social decline territory steve. We are aware of the campus lesbian predators and horny adult females seducing high school boys but hot rich chicks lusting after “little girls”?

    Thought surely the whole thing must’ve been exaggerated. But no teigen has said some sick shit on twitter. Stuff that is bizarre and demonic. Makes me think the rumors about oprah are true.

    • Replies: @Steve Sailer
    @Anonymous

    "Seems like actual new social decline territory steve. We are aware of the campus lesbian predators and horny adult females seducing high school boys but hot rich chicks lusting after “little girls”?"

    Or perhaps it's not, you know, true?

  30. @JohnPlywood
    @Chrisnonymous

    Although this is my first time posting these links on this website, I have posted other sources suggesting the same thing in other articles, and literally nothing I ever posted here has been debunked. On the contrary, I pwned several veteran users such as Twinkie and received across-the-isle support from otherwise hostile commenters.

    Everybody with an advanced degree in epidemiology in the year 2020 agrees that the 2nd amendment must come crashing down, and that's exactly what's going to happen when Joe Biden gets elected in November.

    To insinuate that anyone in the comment section of this website could debunk multiple different scientific studies by experts is hilarious. "Debunking" on this website consists of farting, screaming "DEBUNKED!!!!", and then plugging one's ears and singing "LALALALALALALALALA".

    Replies: @Twinkie, @anon, @Reg Cæsar, @Stan d Mute

    Shouldn’t you be looking to find more guns made in 1970’s in pre-1958 abandoned Japanese homes as you apparently did, instead of trolling people here?

    Seriously, do you get some sort of an enjoyment out of posting nonsense anyone can debunk in 30 seconds on a search engine?

    Do you need attention, even this kind of sad humiliation online, that badly?

    • Replies: @JohnPlywood
    @Twinkie

    Twinkie, I suggest you take your Thorazine before posting. You are basically an irate female grasping for straws, misinterpreting your own links, selectively ignoring evidence and making much ado over the minutia of my posts while ignoring the actual studies I have posted, in the typical catty Twinkie fashion.

    Your bringing this abandoned home thing to the table is just pathetic. I found several early 20th century Miroku revolvers in abandoned homes in Japan. They were not "manufactured for Japanese police" nor were they the Liberty Chief models exported to the US and Australia. Your belief that these guns did not exist is wrong. I did find a Browning GP in an abandoned home. Your unsupported claim that this gun was not legal for ownership in Japan is also wrong; it once was. I did note that I was "99%" certain the homes I found these guns in were not formerly occupied by Yakuza or police officers. I suppose it is possible that the Browning GP was a smuggled war relic. But it's also possible it was bought legally. Bottom line, you were wrong and the guns were there.


    Your want to "humiliate" me is noted. For the past several days you have been following me around, responding to my every post with a zeal, refusing to get out of the ring and accept your losses, etc. This isn't normal behavior for an adult.

    I think what triggered you was the post I made containing the infographs showing that Asian men are the least desirable potential mates in the USA, and that white women are roughly third place in the female hierarchy. I guess that sucks for you since it's a blow to your imagined status and means black men are essentially better than you despite being poorer.

    You freaked out and concocted this cope theory about black men being less attractive than Asian men since they make less money, which I'm sorry to inform you is complete bullshit, and you have been following me around ever since, making sure I never get the last word on the most frivolous details of my own posts while ignoring the actual meat of my arguments.


    Let me know when you're ready to discuss the actual studies I posted and not what I had for breakfast 10 years ago. So far, you haven't posted anything of any intellectual value, and a quick trip over to your post history will reveal who the humiliated one is. ;--)

    Replies: @Twinkie

  31. @Whiskey
    Glocks tend to be very popular among aspiring rappers. Plaxico Burress shot himself with a Glock stuffed down his pants Mexican style, and a round in the chamber.

    As of now, even primers are sold out everywhere, so even if you reload you are hosed for now.

    So revealed behavior is that most Whites when it comes right down to it, are afraid of black violence and crime and are arming up massively. Of course GoodWhites have a program to deal with that, but America's Cultural Revolution and Red Guards will run right up against Red Dawn: Electric Boogalo.

    All the Black Helicopter, prepping survivalist types may not have had a finely analyzed sense of what was going wrong, but they had alarm bells screaming in their head that society was very, very wrong: demonizing Whites since the 1960s. Anti White rhetoric since the 1960s. Toleration and encouragement of anti-White violence since the 1960s.

    Now Catholic Churches are under attack -- The Virgin Mary Statue outside a Chattanooga TN church was beheaded and destroyed by blm. When Biden wins all hell will break loose, it will be open season on Whitey. Heck the Joint Chiefs may even remove Trump before then, to appoint Hillary! I would not put it past them they are so pozzed and beholden to the Clintons.

    Replies: @Anon

    Preppers really got rolling during the Obama years. Obama’s election was warning enough. He really screwed this country up, race-wise.

  32. @JohnPlywood
    @Chrisnonymous

    Although this is my first time posting these links on this website, I have posted other sources suggesting the same thing in other articles, and literally nothing I ever posted here has been debunked. On the contrary, I pwned several veteran users such as Twinkie and received across-the-isle support from otherwise hostile commenters.

    Everybody with an advanced degree in epidemiology in the year 2020 agrees that the 2nd amendment must come crashing down, and that's exactly what's going to happen when Joe Biden gets elected in November.

    To insinuate that anyone in the comment section of this website could debunk multiple different scientific studies by experts is hilarious. "Debunking" on this website consists of farting, screaming "DEBUNKED!!!!", and then plugging one's ears and singing "LALALALALALALALALA".

    Replies: @Twinkie, @anon, @Reg Cæsar, @Stan d Mute

    Everybody with an advanced degree in epidemiology in the year 2020 agrees that the 2nd amendment must come crashing down,

    You are lying.

    • Replies: @JohnPlywood
    @anon

    Ok.

    Time to make it rain on Trump's America:


    https://www.nejm.org/doi/full/10.1056/NEJMsa1916744


    Handgun Ownership and Suicide in California

    List of authors:
    David M. Studdert, LL.B., Sc.D., Yifan Zhang, Ph.D., Sonja A. Swanson, Sc.D., Lea Prince, Ph.D., Jonathan A. Rodden, Ph.D., Erin E. Holsinger, M.D., Matthew J. Spittal, Ph.D., Garen J. Wintemute, M.D., M.P.H., and Matthew Miller, M.D., Sc.D.

    June 4, 2020
    N Engl J Med 2020; 382:2220-2229
    DOI: 10.1056/NEJMsa1916744

    BACKGROUND
    Research has consistently identified firearm availability as a risk factor for suicide. However, existing studies are relatively small in scale, estimates vary widely, and no study appears to have tracked risks from commencement of firearm ownership.

    METHODS
    We identified handgun acquisitions and deaths in a cohort of 26.3 million male and female residents of California, 21 years old or older, who had not previously acquired handguns. Cohort members were followed for up to 12 years 2 months (from October 18, 2004, to December 31, 2016). We used survival analysis to estimate the relationship between handgun ownership and both all-cause mortality and suicide (by firearm and by other methods) among men and women. The analysis allowed the baseline hazard to vary according to neighborhood and was adjusted for age, race and ethnic group, and ownership of long guns (i.e., rifles or shotguns).

    RESULTS
    A total of 676,425 cohort members acquired one or more handguns, and 1,457,981 died; 17,894 died by suicide, of which 6691 were suicides by firearm. Rates of suicide by any method were higher among handgun owners, with an adjusted hazard ratio of 3.34 for all male owners as compared with male nonowners (95% confidence interval [CI], 3.13 to 3.56) and 7.16 for female owners as compared with female nonowners (95% CI, 6.22 to 8.24). These rates were driven by much higher rates of suicide by firearm among both male and female handgun owners, with a hazard ratio of 7.82 for men (95% CI, 7.26 to 8.43) and 35.15 for women (95% CI, 29.56 to 41.79). Handgun owners did not have higher rates of suicide by other methods or higher all-cause mortality. The risk of suicide by firearm among handgun owners peaked immediately after the first acquisition, but 52% of all suicides by firearm among handgun owners occurred more than 1 year after acquisition.

    CONCLUSIONS
    Handgun ownership is associated with a greatly elevated and enduring risk of suicide by firearm. (Funded by the Fund for a Safer Future and others.)
     
    https://journals.lww.com/jphmp/fulltext/2020/07000/firearm_industry_groups_are_using_covid_19_to.7.aspx



    Firearm Industry Groups Are Using COVID-19 to Expand Gun Rights
    Pomeranz, Jennifer L. JD, MPHAuthor Information
    Journal of Public Health Management and Practice: July/August 2020 - Volume 26 - Issue 4 - p 320-321
    doi: 10.1097/PHH.0000000000001195



    Reducing the sale and use of firearms during a pandemic is equally necessary from a community resources perspective.11 During the COVID-19 pandemic, there is a shortage of health care resources, equipment, services, and professionals. Yet, firearm violence requires care across emergency medicine, radiology, anesthesiology, surgery, physical medicine, rehabilitation, psychiatry, paramedics, nursing, pharmacists, and hospital administrators and staff,12 all of whom are needed to attend to the pandemic at hand.

    To support community health and reduce firearm violence in the short term, states should continue to recognize firearm retailers as nonessential businesses. To reduce firearm violence in the long term, Congress and state legislatures should fundamentally shift the focus of the law to protect transparent politics and public health. Otherwise, the firearm industry will continue to seize upon any opportunity it can find—even an international public health emergency—to prioritize gun retailers and owners over the nation's safety.
     
    https://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=3593956



    Pandemics, Protests and Firearms
    26 Pages
    Posted: 11 May 2020
    Last revised: 13 Jul 2020
    Bree J. Lang
    University of California, Riverside (UCR)

    Matthew Lang
    University of California, Riverside (UCR) - Department of Economics

    Date Written: July 12, 2020

    Abstract
    A record number of firearm background checks were completed at the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic and during the protests following the murder of George Floyd. Using monthly state-level data, we show that the increase in firearm background check rates in March, 2020 and June, 2020 differ from previous gun-buying events in at least two important ways. First, the increases in the background check rates surrounding COVID-19 and the George Floyd protests are significantly larger than previous gun-buying events. Second, the gun-buying events of 2020 are non-partisan; the effect in Republican-leaning states is statistically indistinguishable from the effect in Democrat-leaning states. We provide evidence that the recent spikes in background checks are not motivated by gun policy uncertainty and a significant fraction of background checks represent first-time gun buyers. We also discuss policy recommendations that may alleviate any negative outcomes associated with expanded gun ownership during an unprecedented pandemic.


    ...

    The results are relevant to those who are concerned about the mental health consequences of the COVID-19 pandemic (American Medical Association, 2020; Mannix et al., 2020; Reger et al., 2020). There is a consensus in the literature that firearm access is positively related to firearm suicide rates, often without a corresponding decrease in non-firearm suicide rates (Lang, 2013; Edwards et al., 2018; Balestra, 2018).1 The unprecedented influx of firearms combined with worsening mental health resulting from quarantine measures (Pfefferbaum and North, 2020; Gunnell et al., 2020) has the potential to lead to an increase in suicide rates. The findings are also of interest to policy makers. Gun policy is a divisive issue that cuts across party lines. A recent Pew Research Report (Gramlich and Schaeffer, 2019) finds that only 31 percent of Republicans are in favor of stricter gun laws, compared to 86 percent of Democrats. Although certain gun policy issues are more contentious than others, there is nearly universal support from both Republicans and Democrats for preventing people with mental illness from buying guns and running background checks on private sales. According to our results, the common ground across parties may go deeper than individual policy provisions. During the COVID-19 pandemic and the George Floyd protests, the increase in firearm background checks between the most Republican-leaning and most Democrat-leaning states is not significantly different from each other, suggesting that when health and safety concerns are heightened, a relatively large fraction of citizens turn to firearms.

    The record-setting increase in firearm background checks is a concern for public health officials. To combat the potential negative consequences of an increase in gun availability, policy makers should consider temporarily expanding safe storage requirements and re-instituting wait periods. Adding inconvenience to the firearm purchasing process is unlikely to be popular, but the benefit of saving lives during a period when death rates are already higher than usual because of the COVID-19 pandemic is arguably worth the cost.
     
    https://publichealth.jmir.org/2020/2/e19369/



    Caputi TL, Ayers JW, Dredze M, Suplina N, Burd-Sharps S

    Collateral Crises of Gun Preparation and the COVID-19 Pandemic: Infodemiology Study

    JMIR Public Health Surveill 2020;6(2):e19369

    DOI: 10.2196/19369

    PMID: 32437329


    Published on 28.05.20 in Vol 6, No 2 (2020): Apr-Jun
    Preprints (earlier versions) of this paper are available at http://preprints.jmir.org/preprint/19369, first published May 21, 2020.
    This paper is in the following e-collection/theme issue:
    Rapid Surveillance Report
    ArticleCited By (0)Tweetations (26)Metrics
    Original Paper
    Collateral Crises of Gun Preparation and the COVID-19 Pandemic: Infodemiology Study
    Theodore L Caputi1, MPH ; John W Ayers2, MA, PhD ; Mark Dredze3, PhD ; Nicholas Suplina4, JD ; Sarah Burd-Sharps4, MIA
    1Department of Health Sciences, University of York, York, United Kingdom

    2Division of Infectious Diseases and Global Health, Department of Medicine, University of California San Diego, San Diego, CA, United States

    3Department of Computer Science, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD, United States

    4Everytown for Gun Safety, New York, NY, United States


    ABSTRACT
    Background: In the past, national emergencies in the United States have resulted in increased gun preparation (ie, purchasing new guns or removing guns from storage); in turn, these gun actions have effected increases in firearm injuries and deaths.

    Objective: The aim of this paper was to assess the extent to which interest in gun preparation has increased amid the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic using data from Google searches related to purchasing and cleaning guns.

    Methods: We fit an Autoregressive Integrated Moving Average (ARIMA) model over Google search data from January 2004 up to the week that US President Donald Trump declared COVID-19 a national emergency. We used this model to forecast Google search volumes, creating a counterfactual of the number of gun preparation searches we would expect if the COVID-19 pandemic had not occurred, and reported observed deviations from this counterfactual.

    Results: Google searches related to preparing guns have surged to unprecedented levels, approximately 40% higher than previously reported spikes following the Sandy Hook, CT and Parkland, FL shootings and 158% (95% CI 73-270) greater than would be expected if the COVID-19 pandemic had not occurred. In absolute terms, approximately 2.1 million searches related to gun preparation were performed over just 34 days. States severely affected by COVID-19 appear to have some of the greatest increases in the number of searches.

    Conclusions: Our results corroborate media reports that gun purchases are increasing amid the COVID-19 pandemic and provide more precise geographic and temporal trends. Policy makers should invest in disseminating evidence-based educational tools about gun risks and safety procedures to avert a collateral public health crisis.
     
    https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/abs/10.1111/rego.12235

    First published: 21 December 2018

    In this contribution, we evaluate the effectiveness of firearm regulations in curbing the number of homicides and suicides committed both with and without firearms. We develop a gun control index that enables us to compare the restrictiveness of firearm regulations across time and space. We model the effects of gun control on figures of (gun) homicide and (gun) suicide gained from public health records in 16 West European countries between 1980 and 2010. We thus shift the analytical focus away from the United States, which can be considered an extreme case in many ways and analyze the effects of gun control in a least likely setting: a world region in which gun control is comparably strict to begin with. Our analysis demonstrates that stricter gun control entails a strong and robust negative effect not only on homicides and suicides committed with firearms, but also on overall homicide and suicide rates.
     

    Replies: @anon

  33. Anon[508] • Disclaimer says:

    OT: Covid is causing a massive wave of parents to decide to homeschool this fall. Authorities are beginning to be freaked out by this, because it means loss of funding as the number of pupils declines. Schools get paid per pupil.

    However, I suspect the real reason authorities are upset is because it means the kids can get deprogrammed from libtard learning at home.

    https://www.zerohedge.com/political/back-school-no-thanks-say-millions-newly-homeschooling-parents

    • Replies: @Abolish_public_education
    @Anon

    Since you brought it up ..

    The public education industry always points to that politically crafted, “per-pupil” funding statistic.

    They deliberately omit counting fixed, expensive, public education costs such as pensions, capital projects, and interest. Those “off-budget” items bump-up the popularly quoted figure by at least 40%.

    The figure doesn’t include the consensus phenomenon that school spending should constitute 50% of the state (on-) budget. Every dollar spent (flushed) on schools begets another one flushed on something else.

    It neglects government cost-shifting (accounting). For instance, in probably most states, nuisance fees, such as traffic fines, must accrue to public education. Maybe half of what California spends on CHP salaries, and probably everything it spends on traffic court, should be counted towards the cost of public education.

  34. @Anonymous
    OT: isteve this chrissy teigen pedo stuff that coulter and candace owens are linking to on twitter is nuclear FUBAR.

    Seems like actual new social decline territory steve. We are aware of the campus lesbian predators and horny adult females seducing high school boys but hot rich chicks lusting after "little girls"?

    Thought surely the whole thing must've been exaggerated. But no teigen has said some sick shit on twitter. Stuff that is bizarre and demonic. Makes me think the rumors about oprah are true.

    Replies: @Steve Sailer

    “Seems like actual new social decline territory steve. We are aware of the campus lesbian predators and horny adult females seducing high school boys but hot rich chicks lusting after “little girls”?”

    Or perhaps it’s not, you know, true?

  35. @rational actor
    Wait, what social upheaval? I thought those were peaceful protests with bonfires.

    “We find that states where individuals are more likely to search for racial epithets experienced larger increases in June firearm sales,” they wrote, “even after adjusting for the personal security concerns that likely generated the March spikes in gun sales.” This is a new development: Running the same analysis on previous spikes in gun-buying yielded no correlation between racial animus and purchasing behavior.
     
    I assume we're talking Enwords here, so I boldly conducted an experiment in which I pulled up Google, which I never otherwise use, and looked at both 'Enword' and 'Enword violence'. You don't get anything other than articles about how evil racism is, so I fail to see how such searches are stoking violence or encouraging gun purchases. OTOH the article never specifies which 'racial epithets' the author is talking about, so 'kill all Karens' might be the problem. This is just the kind of bait-and-switch at which the media has become adept.

    They conclude their analysis on an ominous note: “In a society fraught with racial tension, it is not clear that dismantling the police and seeing more private citizens purchase guns will lead to a safer world.”

     

    I'm actually making a collection The Most Fucking Stupid Things I See In The Media. Things so breathtakingly dumb you wonder some fool had the nads to write them.

    “The risks of increased firearm availability are likely compounded by the myriad effects of the coronavirus pandemic, including widespread increases in anxiety, fear, grief, economic strain, disruptions to daily routines, and racial and economic inequities,” the authors write.

     

    Firearms are no more 'available' than they ever were, and in some states it seems they are less so due to whatever kind of purchase approval you guys have.

    The research suggests that at least some of the spike in gun purchases is driven by racist beliefs and attitudes among white Americans.

     

    It's late and I can't be arsed picking through the 'research', but it would have been cool had the Bezos Express presented this evidence in its 'business analysis' article, rather than just scaremongering about it.

    Oh, there's that other thing. Who's buying the guns, and who is shooting them? I'll bet this is one of those conundrumizing problems we just can't work out.

    Replies: @Almost Missouri, @Mr McKenna, @theMann

    “We find that states where individuals are more likely to search for racial epithets experienced larger increases in June firearm sales,”

    There’s a simpler explanation.

    “states where individuals are more likely to search for racial epithets” = states where blacks search for their favorite music,

    “experienced larger increases in June firearm sales” = their non-black neighbors prepare for when the rap gets real.

    • LOL: Twinkie
  36. What an article.

    In the WaPOO it’s categorized under “Business – Analysis”. I run a business. This is neither ‘business’ nor ‘analysis’. It’s certainly not business analysis.

    The author has one of those BPC jokey names like Michael FitzPatrick/Patrick FitzMichael (Christopher InGraham). Shirt lifters ahoy. If he’s not, he’s certainly lacking testosterone and is feminized to his bra straps.

    The first citation in the article is the Brookings Institution (a previous employer).

    Mr/s. InGraham is described by his/er employer as a “reporter covering all things data”.

    His Linkedin profile says he graduated from Cornell with a BA in comparative religion (the irreligious degree of all), and then worked as a web editor. He’s a chart designer. It shows.

    The only sliver of jocularity to be had in the whole mess is the comment section at the WaPOO. Nobody’s buying his undergraduate nonsense.

    You really have to ask how this girl in trousers got a position at a so-called prestigious newspaper. No, not really. Only kidding. We all know how he got there.

  37. @Chrisnonymous
    Previously, Steve has posted on the phenomenon of leftist crusaders in Hollywood who suddenly wanted their own guns when the SHTF. For those who are interested and have the time, this Joe Rogan interview has a lot more panic-hypocrisy goodness...

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fgxaD7u28A4

    (YouTube has a feature that allows you to play videos at 1.5x or even up to 2.0x normal speed. You can still understand interviews fairly easily at 1.75x, and it cuts down on the time wasted in video/audio format.)

    Replies: @Mr McKenna

    (YouTube has a feature that allows you to play videos at 1.5x or even up to 2.0x normal speed. You can still understand interviews fairly easily at 1.75x, and it cuts down on the time wasted in video/audio format.)

    I still don’t see what’s so wrong with a written transcript.

    • Replies: @Chrisnonymous
    @Mr McKenna

    (1) You can listen to podcasts in, for examole, the shower (bluetooth waterproof speakers) or the kitchen or the car.
    (2) Programs like Joe Rogan are really for fun or for exploring new ideas. They are conversational in tone and would probably make bad/boring reading in transcript form.
    (3) Where do you get a transcript of a podcast like this?

  38. @rational actor
    Wait, what social upheaval? I thought those were peaceful protests with bonfires.

    “We find that states where individuals are more likely to search for racial epithets experienced larger increases in June firearm sales,” they wrote, “even after adjusting for the personal security concerns that likely generated the March spikes in gun sales.” This is a new development: Running the same analysis on previous spikes in gun-buying yielded no correlation between racial animus and purchasing behavior.
     
    I assume we're talking Enwords here, so I boldly conducted an experiment in which I pulled up Google, which I never otherwise use, and looked at both 'Enword' and 'Enword violence'. You don't get anything other than articles about how evil racism is, so I fail to see how such searches are stoking violence or encouraging gun purchases. OTOH the article never specifies which 'racial epithets' the author is talking about, so 'kill all Karens' might be the problem. This is just the kind of bait-and-switch at which the media has become adept.

    They conclude their analysis on an ominous note: “In a society fraught with racial tension, it is not clear that dismantling the police and seeing more private citizens purchase guns will lead to a safer world.”

     

    I'm actually making a collection The Most Fucking Stupid Things I See In The Media. Things so breathtakingly dumb you wonder some fool had the nads to write them.

    “The risks of increased firearm availability are likely compounded by the myriad effects of the coronavirus pandemic, including widespread increases in anxiety, fear, grief, economic strain, disruptions to daily routines, and racial and economic inequities,” the authors write.

     

    Firearms are no more 'available' than they ever were, and in some states it seems they are less so due to whatever kind of purchase approval you guys have.

    The research suggests that at least some of the spike in gun purchases is driven by racist beliefs and attitudes among white Americans.

     

    It's late and I can't be arsed picking through the 'research', but it would have been cool had the Bezos Express presented this evidence in its 'business analysis' article, rather than just scaremongering about it.

    Oh, there's that other thing. Who's buying the guns, and who is shooting them? I'll bet this is one of those conundrumizing problems we just can't work out.

    Replies: @Almost Missouri, @Mr McKenna, @theMann


    Another peaceful protest broke out in Brooklyn yesterday. It won’t be reported in the ‘prestige media’ because, well, you know.

    BTW, it’s worse than it looks. Gotta love that they record & post their ‘handiwork’.

    • Replies: @anon
    @Mr McKenna

    The social interaction by the front door was mostly peaceful. Some shoes touched people. What's the problem?

    Replies: @Almost Missouri

  39. ^^^ Brooklyn, Illinois that is. What’s wrong with you wypipos that you don’t want your towns vibrated like this? AFFH resumes in January.

    • LOL: AaronInMVD
  40. ‘….some of the spike in gun purchases is driven by racist beliefs and attitudes among white Americans.’

    Make that ‘….some of the spike in gun purchases is driven by well-founded racist beliefs and attitudes among white Americans.’

  41. I didn’t realize how important the United States and its government has been in massaging black Frenchies into a state of hyper-racialism until I read this NYT article from a day ago.

    “….as French society has become more diverse and discrimination remains entrenched, leading some to wonder whether the universalist model has run its course.

    “Today it is being challenged perhaps most vociferously by the many Black French who have gone through a racial awakening in recent decades — helped by the pop culture of the United States, its thinkers, and even its Paris-based diplomats who spotted and encouraged young Black French leaders a decade ago…

    “The U.S. Embassy in Paris began reaching out to ethnic and racial minorities in France after the Sept. 11 attacks as part of a global push to “win hearts and minds”.

    “The embassy organized educational programs on subjects like affirmative action, a taboo concept in France, drawing nonwhite French audiences for the first time, said Randianina Peccoud, who oversaw the outreach programs and retired from the embassy last year.”

    The new French so lovingly depicted in the article are, of course, strong encouraged to drop “universalism” in favour no-holds-barred racial antagonism. What of course the article does not address is that the tolerance and official recognition of diversity it demands are part of the white West’s universal culture and will last as long as a semblance of that culture lasts.

    • Replies: @The Wild Geese Howard
    @Bill B.


    I didn’t realize how important the United States and its government has been in massaging black Frenchies into a state of hyper-racialism until I read this NYT article from a day ago.
     
    Oh, US embassies around the world have pumping out GlobHom propaganda as their number one mission.

    Number two is serving as a front for the local CIA station.
    , @kaganovitch
    @Bill B.

    “The embassy organized educational programs on subjects like affirmative action, a taboo concept in France, drawing nonwhite French audiences for the first time, said Randianina Peccoud, who oversaw the outreach programs and retired from the embassy last year.”

    It's really not hard to make the case that the CIA is a conspiracy to destroy Western civilization.

    Replies: @Jack D, @Almost Missouri

    , @Altai
    @Bill B.

    America knows diversity isn't strength. It's just that misery loves company.

    , @El Dato
    @Bill B.

    https://www.nytimes.com/2020/07/14/world/europe/france-racism-universalism.html

    It's as if we are really living in a Philip K. Dick novel and there is an old system in the bowels of a throroughly cretinized TLA bureaucracy whose sole goal is to start color revolutions, and somebody left it running and then the access door was walled in during renovations.

    Philip K. Dick: "Holy quarrel":


    “And you’re certain,” Stafford said, “that we’re not under attack?”

    Even if Genux-B had been wrong both times before, it at least theoretically could be right this time.

    “If we are about to be attacked,” the nearest FBI man said, “we can’t make out any indication of it—by human data processing, anyhow. I admit it’s logically thinkable that Genux-B could be correct. After all, as he pointed out—”

    “You may be in error because the S.A.T.A. has been hostile toward us so long we take it for granted. It’s a verity of modern life.”

    “Oh, it’s not the South African True Association,” the FBI man said briskly. “In fact, if it were we wouldn’t have gotten suspcious. We wouldn’t have begun poking around, interviewing survivors from the Israel War and French War and whatever else State’s done to follow this up.”

    “It’s Northern California,” the engineer said, and grimaced. “Not even all of California; just the part above Pismo Beach.”

    Stafford stared at them.

    “That’s right,” one of the FBI men said. “Genux-B was in the process of scrambling all SAC bombers and wep-sats for an all-out assault on the area around Sacramento, California.”

    “You asked it why?” Stafford said, speaking to the engineer.

    “Sure. Or rather, strictly speaking, we asked it to spell out in detail what the ‘enemy’ is up to.”

    One of the FBI men drawled, “Tell Mr. Stafford what Northern California is up to that makes it a hot-target enemy—that would have meant its destruction by SAC spearhead assaults if we hadn’t jammed the damn machinery… and still have it jammed.”

    “Some individual,” the engineer said, “has opened up a penny gum machine route in Castro Valley. You know. He has those bubble-headed dispensers outside supermarkets. The children put in a penny and get a placebo ball of gum and something additional occasionally—a prize such as a ring or a charm. It varies. That’s the target.”

    Incredulous, Stafford said, “You’re joking.”

    “Absolute truth. Man’s name is Herb Sousa. He owns sixty-four machines now in operation and plans expansion.”

    “I mean,” Stafford said thickly, “you’re joking about Genux-B’s response to that datum.”

    “Its response isn’t exactly to that datum per se,” the closest of the FBI men said. “For instance, we checked with both the Israeli and French governments. Nobody named Herb Sousa opened up a penny gum machine route in their countries, and that goes for chocolate-covered peanut vending machines or anything else remotely similar to it. And, contrarily, Herb Sousa maintained such a route in Chile and in the U.K. during the past two decades… without Genux-B taking any interest all those years.” He added, “He’s an elderly man.”

     

    Replies: @SunBakedSuburb

    , @El Dato
    @Bill B.


    Another co-author, Rhoda Tchokokam, 29, grew up in Cameroon before immigrating to France at the age of 17. While her racial awareness emerged in France, it evolved in the United States, where she went to study for two years, watched all of Spike Lee’s movies and discovered the works of Toni Morrison and Black feminists like Angela Davis and Audre Lorde.
     
    So she "studied" for two years.

    This is all frankly something evil that infects everything who comes near it. I'm more and more convinced that Satan is real, as real as a pool of black oil, and is smirking at us through the hollow eyes of influencers, churnalists, carreer politicians, career bureaucrats and "intellectuals".

    A bit earlier by the same writer.

    https://www.nytimes.com/2020/05/16/world/europe/france-rwanda-genocide-kabuga.html

    He was behind the radio station whose hate-filled invectives turned Rwandan against Rwandan, neighbor against neighbor, even spouse against spouse. He was the man, it was said, who imported the hundreds of thousands of machetes that allowed countless ordinary people to act upon that hatred in one of the last genocides of the past century.
     
    But not one of the last of history. In fact, it's only beginning.
  42. The gun buying surge is part of parcel of the move to privatize the police in the US. Who benefits if the police are “defunded”? Defunding a public amenity means cutting taxes and shifting this service to the private sector. This is normally cheered by the right wing, certainly when schools do it.

    Blacks at 13% of the population make up half the victims of homicide in the US. This is a terrible toll being paid by this historically oppressed group. Now of course, readers of this blog will know that blacks ALSO just happen to make up more than 50% of the murderers in the US. This order – blacks victims but most unfortunately, blacks also perps – is the way to present this phenomenon to polite society.

    This black-on-black mayhem is expensive to launder. It necessitates a massive, parasitical police force to try to slightly lower the attrition rate in black hoods. This police force is analogous to a body’s immune system. Sometimes our immune system, if triggered too much, gets out of control and diseases like lupus occur. Since the poor black residents are mostly on benefits in these areas, the burden for this immune system is the white man’s (plus Asians) to pay. As a result, white resources are further diverted to manage black dysfunction.

    Defunding the police is a way of giving whites a tax break. Now its clear that the police will ONLY be defunded in black areas – whites will have more resources to increase funding for their local police forces and to buy guns. Private police forces are also possible for whites to consider. Goodwhites living in close proximity to blacks will be in something of a bind. Their moral compasses will not allow them to buy guns nor look for increased security services. The goodwhite way of life will not last long under a defund the police regime.

    Rentier-class parasites will of course set up private “charter” security guard forces in the ghettoes and then try to force white areas to also privatize their police forces. The goal is to bring police salaries and fringe benefits down to the level of your average gender studies graduate. This will create an interesting dilemma for right leaning whites and their attitude towards the state.

    • Thanks: Redneck farmer
    • Replies: @vhrm
    @Torn and Frayed


    Defunding a public amenity means cutting taxes and
     
    Nowhere in the current proposals that I've heard, though i haven't followed closely, has there been any talk of cutting taxes.

    Just shifting the spending to more "programs".

    Replies: @Jim Don Bob

    , @Homeschooling Mom in NY
    @Torn and Frayed


    Defunding the police is a way of giving whites a tax break.
     
    Ha! You think that money will go back to the people??? That’s about as likely as their school taxes going down with so many kids homeschooling now. Fat chance!

    Replies: @Almost Missouri

    , @VinnyVette
    @Torn and Frayed

    "The gun buying surge is part of parcel of the move to privatize the police in the US. Who benefits if the police are “defunded”? Defunding a public amenity means cutting taxes and shifting this service to the private sector. This is normally cheered by the right wing, certainly when schools do it."

    There will be no "tax cuts". Only the cutting of public tax funded services.

    , @ic1000
    @Torn and Frayed

    > Goodwhites living in close proximity to blacks will be in something of a bind. Their moral compasses will not allow them to buy guns nor look for increased security services. The goodwhite way of life will not last long under a defund the police regime.

    Don't worry, this problem was solved 50 years ago. White flight was ethnic cleansing, but not only ethnic cleansing.

    Pick a place that's within commuting distance, but far from public transit (gas is well under $3/gallon). Having wealthy neighbors is a plus, as they will be best at organizing to prevent your new home from being Affirmatively Furthered under President Abrams' lavishly funded program, in the unlikely event it's targeted.

    The reasons your connected fellow citizens will choose to oppose being Furthered will not be associated with the social construct known as race. "Watershed" and "crowded schools" are worthy, "failed intersections" are even better.

    Best yet, many if not most of these homeowners are themselves goodwhites, so expect plenty of invitations.

    Note: this plan could pose certain difficulties for residents of Fishtown. They can file it under "sucks to be you."

  43. The Post blames whites for an increase in racial animosity that has, in fact, been spurred by the press, and for an increase in gun violence that is due entirely to blacks.

    These people are lying assholes, and that’s all there is to say about that.

    I am for the first time in my life seriously considering purchasing a firearm. Not because of racism, but because I am running out of faith that the civil authorities will protect me and keep the bad guys behind bars.

    • Replies: @Jack D
    @Wilkey

    It really depends where you are. In "blue" cities the authorities have now made it clear that they DON'T want the police to protect white privilege (like the privilege of not having looters cart away the contents of your shop) any more. Unfortunately, those are also the places where it is difficult to get a carry permit and where, if you should be seen to wield your weapons, like that couple in St. Louis, they will probably arrest you and should you actually fire them in defense of your property (or possibly even your life) they most certainly will.

    , @Twinkie
    @Wilkey


    I am running out of faith that the civil authorities will protect me and keep the bad guys behind bars.
     
    "Am running out"? Where have you been, man?
    , @Mr McKenna
    @Wilkey

    Firearms.

    1) Better to have and not need, than need and...etc. 'Better' in the sense of you are still alive afterward.

    2) An uptick in demand for police services on the order of 15-20% means no police services, and this was true before 'Defunding' came along. It was true last month.

    3) Even when police services are available, they generally involve officers showing up some time after the event, in order to take notes and file a report. You're long since either alive or dead, depending on 1)

    4) Look at the trend. Look at all the trends. There's a war on. You can run but you can't hide.

    5) If there is civil insurrection, on a serious scale, it will be absolutely impossible to acquire firearms. It will then be officially 'too late' and you and your loved ones will be at the mercy of criminals.

    You are of the demographic most likely to actually train, practice, and responsibly own a firearm. Set a good example, because you can. BTW: I never owned until this past winter and I now own both a handgun and a shotgun. More than once this year I was very glad about that. I'll always have them if I need them.

    , @Ben tillman
    @Wilkey

    *Keep* the bad guys behind bars? Right now, the bad guys are at large, running NBC, WaPo, and all sorts of anti-white institutions.

  44. The gun buying surge is part of parcel of the move to privatize the police in the US. Who benefits if the police are “defunded”? Defunding a public amenity means cutting taxes and shifting this service to the private sector. This is normally cheered by the right wing, certainly when schools do it.

    Blacks at 13% of the population make up half the victims of homicide in the US. This is a terrible toll being paid by this historically oppressed group. Now of course, readers of this blog will know that blacks ALSO just happen to make up more than 50% of the murderers in the US. This order – blacks victims but most unfortunately, blacks also perps – is the way to present this phenomenon to polite society.

    This black-on-black mayhem is expensive to launder. It necessitates a massive police force to try to slightly lower the attrition rate in black hoods. This police force is analogous to a body’s immune system. Sometimes our immune system, if triggered too much, gets out of control and diseases like lupus occur. Since the poor black residents are mostly on benefits in these areas, the burden for this immune system is the white man’s (plus Asians) to pay. As a result, white resources are further diverted to manage black dysfunction.

    Defunding the police is a way of giving whites a tax break. Now its clear that the police will ONLY be defunded in black areas – and as a result, whites will have more resources to increase funding for their local police forces and to buy guns. Private police forces are also possible for whites to consider. Goodwhites living in close proximity to blacks will be in something of a bind. Their moral compasses will not allow them to buy guns nor to look for increased security services. The goodwhite way of life will not last long under a defund-the-police regime.

    Rentier-class parasites will of course set up private “charter” security guard forces in the ghettoes and then try to force white areas to also privatize their police forces. The goal is to bring police salaries and fringe benefits down to the level of your average gender studies graduate. This will create an interesting dilemma for right leaning whites and their attitude towards the state.

  45. @Twinkie
    @JohnPlywood

    Shouldn’t you be looking to find more guns made in 1970’s in pre-1958 abandoned Japanese homes as you apparently did, instead of trolling people here?

    Seriously, do you get some sort of an enjoyment out of posting nonsense anyone can debunk in 30 seconds on a search engine?

    Do you need attention, even this kind of sad humiliation online, that badly?

    Replies: @JohnPlywood

    Twinkie, I suggest you take your Thorazine before posting. You are basically an irate female grasping for straws, misinterpreting your own links, selectively ignoring evidence and making much ado over the minutia of my posts while ignoring the actual studies I have posted, in the typical catty Twinkie fashion.

    Your bringing this abandoned home thing to the table is just pathetic. I found several early 20th century Miroku revolvers in abandoned homes in Japan. They were not “manufactured for Japanese police” nor were they the Liberty Chief models exported to the US and Australia. Your belief that these guns did not exist is wrong. I did find a Browning GP in an abandoned home. Your unsupported claim that this gun was not legal for ownership in Japan is also wrong; it once was. I did note that I was “99%” certain the homes I found these guns in were not formerly occupied by Yakuza or police officers. I suppose it is possible that the Browning GP was a smuggled war relic. But it’s also possible it was bought legally. Bottom line, you were wrong and the guns were there.

    Your want to “humiliate” me is noted. For the past several days you have been following me around, responding to my every post with a zeal, refusing to get out of the ring and accept your losses, etc. This isn’t normal behavior for an adult.

    I think what triggered you was the post I made containing the infographs showing that Asian men are the least desirable potential mates in the USA, and that white women are roughly third place in the female hierarchy. I guess that sucks for you since it’s a blow to your imagined status and means black men are essentially better than you despite being poorer.

    You freaked out and concocted this cope theory about black men being less attractive than Asian men since they make less money, which I’m sorry to inform you is complete bullshit, and you have been following me around ever since, making sure I never get the last word on the most frivolous details of my own posts while ignoring the actual meat of my arguments.

    Let me know when you’re ready to discuss the actual studies I posted and not what I had for breakfast 10 years ago. So far, you haven’t posted anything of any intellectual value, and a quick trip over to your post history will reveal who the humiliated one is. ;–)

    • Replies: @Twinkie
    @JohnPlywood

    Go back to your room. Daddy is tired of spanking you.

    Replies: @ic1000

  46. @Wilkey
    The Post blames whites for an increase in racial animosity that has, in fact, been spurred by the press, and for an increase in gun violence that is due entirely to blacks.

    These people are lying assholes, and that’s all there is to say about that.

    I am for the first time in my life seriously considering purchasing a firearm. Not because of racism, but because I am running out of faith that the civil authorities will protect me and keep the bad guys behind bars.

    Replies: @Jack D, @Twinkie, @Mr McKenna, @Ben tillman

    It really depends where you are. In “blue” cities the authorities have now made it clear that they DON’T want the police to protect white privilege (like the privilege of not having looters cart away the contents of your shop) any more. Unfortunately, those are also the places where it is difficult to get a carry permit and where, if you should be seen to wield your weapons, like that couple in St. Louis, they will probably arrest you and should you actually fire them in defense of your property (or possibly even your life) they most certainly will.

  47. One other comment about defunding the police. The FBI is a sworn enemy of the popular right so shouldn’t we be pushing a “woke-washed” movement to defund the FBI? J. Edgar Hoover was an unrepentant racist who murdered the burgeoning Black Panthers movement not to mention was not very nice to MLK. If there is any justice in this world the FBI headquarters should be renamed in honor of Huey Newton and then the entire FBI budget should be eradicated and the building turned into a museum for social justice.

    • Replies: @Hibernian
    @Torn and Frayed

    "J. Edgar Hoover was an unrepentant racist who murdered the burgeoning Black Panthers movement..."

    That was a special police squad attached to the office of Cook County State's Attorney Edward Hanrahan.

  48. @usNthem
    @Kronos

    I’d imagine 9mm - most likely Glock.

    Replies: @prosa123

    A few years back the American Medical Association commissioned a research report on the lethality of various firearms calibers. Its investigators looked at all 183 fatal shootings in Boston that took place between 2010 and 2014 for which calibers were known. What they found was that the 9mm was the most common caliber by far, used in 35.5% of the fatal shootings, followed by the .45ACP at 13.1% and by the .38 Special and the .40S&W, both at 9.8%. Another finding was that 65.0% of the victims of fatal shootings were shot more than once, as compared to just 27.2% of shooting survivors, and were far more likely to have been shot in the head.
    Oh, and the average fatal shooting victim had 12 prior arrests.

    https://jamanetwork.com/journals/jamanetworkopen/fullarticle/2688536

    • Replies: @Twinkie
    @prosa123


    Its investigators looked at all 183 fatal shootings in Boston that took place between 2010 and 2014 for which calibers were known. What they found was that the 9mm was the most common caliber by far, used in 35.5% of the fatal shootings, followed by the .45ACP at 13.1% and by the .38 Special and the .40S&W, both at 9.8%.
     
    Years and years ago, the top dog caliber in fatal shootings used to be... 22 LR.

    Most of those deaths were from blood loss and shock.

    Also, most people who are shot with handguns in the U.S. survive. Long guns just have a devastatingly greater lethality than handguns, movie depictions notwithstanding.

    Replies: @The Wild Geese Howard

    , @Redneck farmer
    @prosa123

    They really need to release the rap sheet of murder victims.
    That might reduce anxiety about homicide rates.

  49. @Wilkey
    The Post blames whites for an increase in racial animosity that has, in fact, been spurred by the press, and for an increase in gun violence that is due entirely to blacks.

    These people are lying assholes, and that’s all there is to say about that.

    I am for the first time in my life seriously considering purchasing a firearm. Not because of racism, but because I am running out of faith that the civil authorities will protect me and keep the bad guys behind bars.

    Replies: @Jack D, @Twinkie, @Mr McKenna, @Ben tillman

    I am running out of faith that the civil authorities will protect me and keep the bad guys behind bars.

    “Am running out”? Where have you been, man?

  50. @prosa123
    @usNthem

    A few years back the American Medical Association commissioned a research report on the lethality of various firearms calibers. Its investigators looked at all 183 fatal shootings in Boston that took place between 2010 and 2014 for which calibers were known. What they found was that the 9mm was the most common caliber by far, used in 35.5% of the fatal shootings, followed by the .45ACP at 13.1% and by the .38 Special and the .40S&W, both at 9.8%. Another finding was that 65.0% of the victims of fatal shootings were shot more than once, as compared to just 27.2% of shooting survivors, and were far more likely to have been shot in the head.
    Oh, and the average fatal shooting victim had 12 prior arrests.

    https://jamanetwork.com/journals/jamanetworkopen/fullarticle/2688536

    Replies: @Twinkie, @Redneck farmer

    Its investigators looked at all 183 fatal shootings in Boston that took place between 2010 and 2014 for which calibers were known. What they found was that the 9mm was the most common caliber by far, used in 35.5% of the fatal shootings, followed by the .45ACP at 13.1% and by the .38 Special and the .40S&W, both at 9.8%.

    Years and years ago, the top dog caliber in fatal shootings used to be… 22 LR.

    Most of those deaths were from blood loss and shock.

    Also, most people who are shot with handguns in the U.S. survive. Long guns just have a devastatingly greater lethality than handguns, movie depictions notwithstanding.

    • Replies: @The Wild Geese Howard
    @Twinkie


    Long guns just have a devastatingly greater lethality than handguns, movie depictions notwithstanding.
     
    Paul Harrell has many, many good YouTube videos that demonstrate how powerful rifles are. I just watched one demonstrating that a log cabin wall is not great cover against typical assault rifles.
  51. @JohnnyD
    Apparently, Christopher Ingraham is famous for writing about living in rural Minnesota. According to Wikipedia, his county is 97 % white. I wonder when he'll move his family to Minneapolis?

    https://www.amazon.com/You-Lived-Here-Youd-Home/dp/0062861476
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Red_Lake_County,_Minnesota
    https://www.twincities.com/2017/05/01/transplanted-washington-post-reporter-and-wife-are-expecting-a-baby-minnesotan/

    Replies: @Dumbo, @Reg Cæsar, @anon, @SunBakedSuburb

    He probably even owns a gun.

  52. Imagine if guns had never existed, and were just invented today. What would the sales pitch be?

    Something like: Finally, you no longer have to fear the robber, the burglar, the attacker who wishes to cause you physical harm to satisfy his twisted, unlawful needs, and deprive you of the property you’ve worked so hard for. Even your 90-lb grandma can use it!

    I think guns might then be regarded as a miraculous deterrent, and a guarantor of civic orderliness or a restorer thereof.

    Citizen-owned firearms and their lawful use are a pretty damned good thing, IMO.

    • Replies: @Gordo
    @JackOH


    Imagine if guns had never existed, and were just invented today. What would the sales pitch be?
     
    God made man, but Colonel Colt made him equal!
  53. @Wilkey
    The Post blames whites for an increase in racial animosity that has, in fact, been spurred by the press, and for an increase in gun violence that is due entirely to blacks.

    These people are lying assholes, and that’s all there is to say about that.

    I am for the first time in my life seriously considering purchasing a firearm. Not because of racism, but because I am running out of faith that the civil authorities will protect me and keep the bad guys behind bars.

    Replies: @Jack D, @Twinkie, @Mr McKenna, @Ben tillman

    Firearms.

    1) Better to have and not need, than need and…etc. ‘Better’ in the sense of you are still alive afterward.

    2) An uptick in demand for police services on the order of 15-20% means no police services, and this was true before ‘Defunding’ came along. It was true last month.

    3) Even when police services are available, they generally involve officers showing up some time after the event, in order to take notes and file a report. You’re long since either alive or dead, depending on 1)

    4) Look at the trend. Look at all the trends. There’s a war on. You can run but you can’t hide.

    5) If there is civil insurrection, on a serious scale, it will be absolutely impossible to acquire firearms. It will then be officially ‘too late’ and you and your loved ones will be at the mercy of criminals.

    You are of the demographic most likely to actually train, practice, and responsibly own a firearm. Set a good example, because you can. BTW: I never owned until this past winter and I now own both a handgun and a shotgun. More than once this year I was very glad about that. I’ll always have them if I need them.

  54. With nationwide riots, the increase in gun sales was entirely predictable, as was the rise in black violence. Rarely a cause and effect situation is so obvious.

    I wonder if journalists are really that dumb, or they are just paid to be.

    Also I guess “worried about black rioters harming my family and my property” = “racist”.

  55. @Achmed E. Newman
    I gotta say that the following was pretty much what I was about to write:

    Researchers Phillip Levine and Robin McKnight of Wellesley College wrote that the spike differed from previous gun-buying binges because it was not driven by fear of pending restrictions but rather by anxiety and unease over the ongoing crises.
     
    Yep. Some people didn't get wise enough about restrictions coming, and that's their business. However, those gun nuts out there like myself helped keep restrictions away for long enough for these people to have a chance to buy those 3 million more guns for "unease" reasons.

    Except for that last sentence (yeah, racism or not, uneasy is as uneasy does), the 2nd excerpt reads pretty reasonable. I guess they count on many people reading only the headlines, in which that word "follows" is just another way of saying "leads to". We don't need no steeeenking cause & effect!

    Replies: @Hypnotoad666

    We don’t need no steeeenking cause & effect!

    What would journalists do without their stock phrases, such as “associated with,” “suggests,” and “ties to.” Not to mention, “roiled,” “fueled,” “stoked,” and “followed.”

    These lazy “tropes” (another journo favorite), are all basically saying: “yeah, one thing happened, and another thing happened, and we have no evidence, but we are saying that correlation equals causation.”

    • Replies: @Almost Missouri
    @Hypnotoad666

    Agree. This has gotten more pronounced since Trump's election. An especially pernicious new formulation is,


    "...comes amid..."
     
    or

    "...against the backdrop of..."
     
    . As in,

    Trump's Arizona visit comes amid coronavirus surge. Some fear a fallout in his wake.
     
    In other words, Trump shouldn't be allowed to visit Arizona because virus (but riots are fine). That one also had the bonus "some fear" formulation (translation: "we in the newsroom want you to fear").

    Or here the writer wants to make a local Washington State sheriff's election actually be about George Floyd's death a thousand-odd miles away:

    Against backdrop of police scrutiny, Pierce County to elect first new sheriff
     
    One of those Zach Goldberg-type of guys should do an analysis of these innocuous-looking phrases that are actually the handmaidens of sneaky media manipulation/brainwashing.

    Replies: @Jack D, @Hypnotoad666

    , @ic1000
    @Hypnotoad666


    That gun-buying binge is associated with a significant increase in gun violence across the United States.
     
    > The word “associated” is doing a lot of work in that sentence.

    Wet streets are associated with rain.
    Rain is associated with wet streets.

    Hey, it works both ways! Am I a journalist now?
    , @Nicholas Stix
    @Hypnotoad666

    These are the same people who, when you show real cases of causation (e.g., that an increase in blacks in an area causes an increase in crime), in addition to calling you a white supremacist, insist, "correlation does not prove causation."

  56. @Mr McKenna
    Saying that crime has increased because law-abiding people armed themselves in response to increased crime is of a piece with AOC claiming that the suburbs are safer because there aren't any cops there.

    https://www.unz.com/isteve/the-real-reason-joe-biden-wont-pick-angela-davis-has-his-woman-of-color-veep/#comment-4032486

    It's another variation on Magic Dirt Theory.

    Replies: @danand, @Nicholas Stix

    “…safer because there aren’t any cops there.”

    Mr McKenna, wonder the effect if the number of law enforcement officers were quadrupled in Ron’s hometown, and cut by 3/4’s in Chicago. Would crime even out between the two cities, as AOC Reckons? Or Perhaps Palo Alto become home to the most bored cops on Earth?

    Palo Alto, California, where Mr. Unz lives:
    985C5705-3BA3-4B59-8918-4A66167AD855
    3AC200A7-88B3-4A11-B879-9B3DDF2847E0

    Chicago, Illinois, where crime thrives:
    E047DF86-2B7B-4BE2-8FAB-63DA9FAF5CB7
    53A144A6-1C7C-4787-91CE-9FB1E756C426

    • Replies: @Larry, San Francisco
    @danand

    When I was living in Palo Alto many years ago, I was coming home from the computer center at around 4 in the morning. I came to an intersection at a quiet street which I saw no cars in any direction. I did a California stop at the sign and all of a sudden I was pulled over by a cop who was waiting with his lights off on the street and gave me a ticket for not coming to a complete stop. He started hassling me and I finally asked him "Don't you have any real crime to investigate." Probably not my wisest utterance.

    , @Chris Mallory
    @danand

    More likely the cops in Palo Alto will start searching for "crimes" to justify their bloated paychecks. You will see more cases of cops planting evidence. A nice place to live will become one giant speed trap.

    Just like bored firemen tend to commit arson (roughly 100 a year are convicted on arson charges), bored cops will justify their own jobs by being extra badge heavy.

  57. @anon
    @JohnPlywood

    Everybody with an advanced degree in epidemiology in the year 2020 agrees that the 2nd amendment must come crashing down,

    You are lying.

    Replies: @JohnPlywood

    Ok.

    Time to make it rain on Trump’s America:

    https://www.nejm.org/doi/full/10.1056/NEJMsa1916744

    Handgun Ownership and Suicide in California

    List of authors:
    David M. Studdert, LL.B., Sc.D., Yifan Zhang, Ph.D., Sonja A. Swanson, Sc.D., Lea Prince, Ph.D., Jonathan A. Rodden, Ph.D., Erin E. Holsinger, M.D., Matthew J. Spittal, Ph.D., Garen J. Wintemute, M.D., M.P.H., and Matthew Miller, M.D., Sc.D.

    June 4, 2020
    N Engl J Med 2020; 382:2220-2229
    DOI: 10.1056/NEJMsa1916744

    BACKGROUND

    https://journals.lww.com/jphmp/fulltext/2020/07000/firearm_industry_groups_are_using_covid_19_to.7.aspx

    Firearm Industry Groups Are Using COVID-19 to Expand Gun Rights
    Pomeranz, Jennifer L. JD, MPHAuthor Information
    Journal of Public Health Management and Practice: July/August 2020 – Volume 26 – Issue 4 – p 320-321
    doi: 10.1097/PHH.0000000000001195

    Reducing the sale and use of firearms during a pandemic is equally necessary from a community resources perspective.11 During the COVID-19 pandemic, there is a shortage of health care resources, equipment, services, and professionals. Yet, firearm violence requires care across emergency medicine, radiology, anesthesiology, surgery, physical medicine, rehabilitation, psychiatry, paramedics, nursing, pharmacists, and hospital administrators and staff,12 all of whom are needed to attend to the pandemic at hand.

    To support community health and reduce firearm violence in the short term, states should continue to recognize firearm retailers as nonessential businesses. To reduce firearm violence in the long term, Congress and state legislatures should fundamentally shift the focus of the law to protect transparent politics and public health. Otherwise, the firearm industry will continue to seize upon any opportunity it can find—even an international public health emergency—to prioritize gun retailers and owners over the nation’s safety.

    https://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=3593956

    Pandemics, Protests and Firearms
    26 Pages
    Posted: 11 May 2020
    Last revised: 13 Jul 2020
    Bree J. Lang
    University of California, Riverside (UCR)

    Matthew Lang
    University of California, Riverside (UCR) – Department of Economics

    Date Written: July 12, 2020

    Abstract
    A record number of firearm background checks were completed at the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic and during the protests following the murder of George Floyd. Using monthly state-level data, we show that the increase in firearm background check rates in March, 2020 and June, 2020 differ from previous gun-buying events in at least two important ways. First, the increases in the background check rates surrounding COVID-19 and the George Floyd protests are significantly larger than previous gun-buying events. Second, the gun-buying events of 2020 are non-partisan; the effect in Republican-leaning states is statistically indistinguishable from the effect in Democrat-leaning states. We provide evidence that the recent spikes in background checks are not motivated by gun policy uncertainty and a significant fraction of background checks represent first-time gun buyers. We also discuss policy recommendations that may alleviate any negative outcomes associated with expanded gun ownership during an unprecedented pandemic.

    The results are relevant to those who are concerned about the mental health consequences of the COVID-19 pandemic (American Medical Association, 2020; Mannix et al., 2020; Reger et al., 2020). There is a consensus in the literature that firearm access is positively related to firearm suicide rates, often without a corresponding decrease in non-firearm suicide rates (Lang, 2013; Edwards et al., 2018; Balestra, 2018).1 The unprecedented influx of firearms combined with worsening mental health resulting from quarantine measures (Pfefferbaum and North, 2020; Gunnell et al., 2020) has the potential to lead to an increase in suicide rates. The findings are also of interest to policy makers. Gun policy is a divisive issue that cuts across party lines. A recent Pew Research Report (Gramlich and Schaeffer, 2019) finds that only 31 percent of Republicans are in favor of stricter gun laws, compared to 86 percent of Democrats. Although certain gun policy issues are more contentious than others, there is nearly universal support from both Republicans and Democrats for preventing people with mental illness from buying guns and running background checks on private sales. According to our results, the common ground across parties may go deeper than individual policy provisions. During the COVID-19 pandemic and the George Floyd protests, the increase in firearm background checks between the most Republican-leaning and most Democrat-leaning states is not significantly different from each other, suggesting that when health and safety concerns are heightened, a relatively large fraction of citizens turn to firearms.

    The record-setting increase in firearm background checks is a concern for public health officials. To combat the potential negative consequences of an increase in gun availability, policy makers should consider temporarily expanding safe storage requirements and re-instituting wait periods. Adding inconvenience to the firearm purchasing process is unlikely to be popular, but the benefit of saving lives during a period when death rates are already higher than usual because of the COVID-19 pandemic is arguably worth the cost.

    https://publichealth.jmir.org/2020/2/e19369/

    Caputi TL, Ayers JW, Dredze M, Suplina N, Burd-Sharps S

    Collateral Crises of Gun Preparation and the COVID-19 Pandemic: Infodemiology Study

    JMIR Public Health Surveill 2020;6(2):e19369

    DOI: 10.2196/19369

    PMID: 32437329

    Published on 28.05.20 in Vol 6, No 2 (2020): Apr-Jun
    Preprints (earlier versions) of this paper are available at http://preprints.jmir.org/preprint/19369, first published May 21, 2020.
    This paper is in the following e-collection/theme issue:
    Rapid Surveillance Report
    ArticleCited By (0)Tweetations (26)Metrics
    Original Paper
    Collateral Crises of Gun Preparation and the COVID-19 Pandemic: Infodemiology Study
    Theodore L Caputi1, MPH ; John W Ayers2, MA, PhD ; Mark Dredze3, PhD ; Nicholas Suplina4, JD ; Sarah Burd-Sharps4, MIA
    1Department of Health Sciences, University of York, York, United Kingdom

    2Division of Infectious Diseases and Global Health, Department of Medicine, University of California San Diego, San Diego, CA, United States

    3Department of Computer Science, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD, United States

    4Everytown for Gun Safety, New York, NY, United States

    ABSTRACT
    Background: In the past, national emergencies in the United States have resulted in increased gun preparation (ie, purchasing new guns or removing guns from storage); in turn, these gun actions have effected increases in firearm injuries and deaths.

    Objective: The aim of this paper was to assess the extent to which interest in gun preparation has increased amid the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic using data from Google searches related to purchasing and cleaning guns.

    Methods: We fit an Autoregressive Integrated Moving Average (ARIMA) model over Google search data from January 2004 up to the week that US President Donald Trump declared COVID-19 a national emergency. We used this model to forecast Google search volumes, creating a counterfactual of the number of gun preparation searches we would expect if the COVID-19 pandemic had not occurred, and reported observed deviations from this counterfactual.

    Results: Google searches related to preparing guns have surged to unprecedented levels, approximately 40% higher than previously reported spikes following the Sandy Hook, CT and Parkland, FL shootings and 158% (95% CI 73-270) greater than would be expected if the COVID-19 pandemic had not occurred. In absolute terms, approximately 2.1 million searches related to gun preparation were performed over just 34 days. States severely affected by COVID-19 appear to have some of the greatest increases in the number of searches.

    Conclusions: Our results corroborate media reports that gun purchases are increasing amid the COVID-19 pandemic and provide more precise geographic and temporal trends. Policy makers should invest in disseminating evidence-based educational tools about gun risks and safety procedures to avert a collateral public health crisis.

    https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/abs/10.1111/rego.12235

    First published: 21 December 2018

    In this contribution, we evaluate the effectiveness of firearm regulations in curbing the number of homicides and suicides committed both with and without firearms. We develop a gun control index that enables us to compare the restrictiveness of firearm regulations across time and space. We model the effects of gun control on figures of (gun) homicide and (gun) suicide gained from public health records in 16 West European countries between 1980 and 2010. We thus shift the analytical focus away from the United States, which can be considered an extreme case in many ways and analyze the effects of gun control in a least likely setting: a world region in which gun control is comparably strict to begin with. Our analysis demonstrates that stricter gun control entails a strong and robust negative effect not only on homicides and suicides committed with firearms, but also on overall homicide and suicide rates.

    • Replies: @anon
    @JohnPlywood

    Dude, that's not even close to a reply. Maybe English she is not your first language, so the words confuse you?

    Everybody with an advanced degree in epidemiology in the year 2020 agrees that the 2nd amendment must come crashing down,

    You are still lying.

    "Everybody" has a clear meaning. It's not "a few cherry picked hoplophobes". You are lying, because you have not provided a ref to every single person with an advanced degree in epidemiology in the Current Year. You haven't even gotten the whole US. Now get to work.



    Plus learn how to use the MORE tag.

  58. @newrouter
    more: PSYCH OPS please. lol

    Replies: @El Dato, @Bard of Bumperstickers

    It’s right there

    Floyd’s killing

    The Sacrament of the Fentanylation

    • Replies: @Reg Cæsar
    @El Dato


    The Sacrament of the Fentanylation
     
    https://thismightbeathing.files.wordpress.com/2016/06/fents.jpg?w=630

    Replies: @Anonymous

  59. @prosa123
    About a week ago I went to a nearby Dick's Sporting Goods looking for ammunition. I haven't been to the shooting range in over a year and really wanted to go. They were completely out of the calibers I wanted, 30-06 and 30-30, even though they're among the most popular of all rifle rounds. In fact, their entire ammo selection consisted of just two calibers: 500 S&W Magnum, a revolver round that's so insanely powerful it often causes serious injuries to the shooters; and 30-40 Krag, the US military round during the Spanish American War, which hasn't been chambered in new rifles in 100+ years.

    Replies: @Redneck farmer, @Bill Jones, @William Badwhite, @Ray Huffman, @Lars Porsena, @J.Ross

    There are single shot rifles being built in 30-40 Krag.

  60. @prosa123
    @usNthem

    A few years back the American Medical Association commissioned a research report on the lethality of various firearms calibers. Its investigators looked at all 183 fatal shootings in Boston that took place between 2010 and 2014 for which calibers were known. What they found was that the 9mm was the most common caliber by far, used in 35.5% of the fatal shootings, followed by the .45ACP at 13.1% and by the .38 Special and the .40S&W, both at 9.8%. Another finding was that 65.0% of the victims of fatal shootings were shot more than once, as compared to just 27.2% of shooting survivors, and were far more likely to have been shot in the head.
    Oh, and the average fatal shooting victim had 12 prior arrests.

    https://jamanetwork.com/journals/jamanetworkopen/fullarticle/2688536

    Replies: @Twinkie, @Redneck farmer

    They really need to release the rap sheet of murder victims.
    That might reduce anxiety about homicide rates.

  61. @newrouter
    more: PSYCH OPS please. lol

    Replies: @El Dato, @Bard of Bumperstickers

    In related “news”, a spike in bulk candy purchasing in late October has been associated with a corresponding increase in the number of adult strangers offering free candy to young children . . . at night, in the dark . . . in formerly “safe” suburban neighborhoods, said the peroxide anchor presstitute with a wink in her voice and Mr. Potatohead snap-on breasts in her blouse. Also, the vast majority of the suspects have been documented as white – a shocking number of them women. #BanAssaultCandy

  62. That’ll be because of all of the libshits buying their first gun and shooting themselves in the nuts.

  63. @prosa123
    About a week ago I went to a nearby Dick's Sporting Goods looking for ammunition. I haven't been to the shooting range in over a year and really wanted to go. They were completely out of the calibers I wanted, 30-06 and 30-30, even though they're among the most popular of all rifle rounds. In fact, their entire ammo selection consisted of just two calibers: 500 S&W Magnum, a revolver round that's so insanely powerful it often causes serious injuries to the shooters; and 30-40 Krag, the US military round during the Spanish American War, which hasn't been chambered in new rifles in 100+ years.

    Replies: @Redneck farmer, @Bill Jones, @William Badwhite, @Ray Huffman, @Lars Porsena, @J.Ross

    Cheaperthandirt.com’s pretty well stocked (for these times)

    Prices everywhere are up about 50% over last year.

    • Replies: @Prosa123
    @Bill Jones

    Cheaper than Dirt and other online ammo sellers won't ship to my area even though there's no actual law against it.

    Replies: @Almost Missouri

  64. @Almost Missouri
    @Kronos

    AFAIK most ghetto shootings are done with handguns sold by "off license" dealers who go to gunshows and buy up cheap used handguns by the bagful. Or with just plain stolen guns.

    Replies: @JMcG, @Stan d Mute

    You can’t have been to a gun show in years. Plus, all sales of handguns, including and especially those taking place at gun shows, are transferred through a Federal Firearms License holder. The ATF takes a keen interest in going after those FFL’s they feel might be supplying the black market arms trade.
    Blacks with felonies on their records generally get a girl to buy a gun for them, what’s known as a straw purchase. Stolen guns make up a large part of the illicit trade as well.

    • Replies: @Almost Missouri
    @JMcG

    It's true it's been a few years, but aren't there are still "private sellers" who rent a small table and sell a small assortment of odd guns, and who are not bound by the background check requirement?

    Replies: @JMcG

  65. Apologies for going OT, but since Steve is a Chicagoan and also, recently, a self-confessed Liz Phair fan….

    As the resident Poetry Nazi (since I appear to be the last person in America who cares about poetry), let me call your attention to this fine bit of writing by Liz Phair. I point it out because song lyrics are often clever-but-not-poetry (Paul Simon, Paul McCartney), but sometimes they do in fact verge into poetry (Geezer Butler, Dee Dee Ramone).

    Anyway, here is Mistress Phair at her best….

    I was flying into Chicago at night,
    Watching the lake turn the sky
    Into blue-green smoke.
    The sun was setting to the left of the plane,
    And the cabin was filled with an unearthly glow.
    In 27-D, I was behind the wing,
    Watching landscape roll out like
    Credits on a movie screen.
    The earth looked like it was lit from within,
    Like a poorly-assembled electrical ball,
    As we moved out of the farmlands,
    And into the grid,
    The plan of the city
    Was all that you saw.

    If anyone ever asks you what good writing in English is like, you can tell them that Poetry Nazi says, This is exhibit A.

    • Replies: @Cortes
    @The Germ Theory of Disease

    As Shakespeare said to Marlowe:

    “It’s Poetry, Kris, but not as we know it”.

    Replies: @The Germ Theory of Disease

  66. OT: British Vogue editor has security guard fired for not knowing ‘who I am’. Did he forget his ID card and assume he’d get in the front door without one?

    Of course the editor of British Vogue is a black man, only a racist would assume otherwise. And, of course high status individuals should be shielded from any slights, however mistaken they be. The point is, a menial work lost his job in a very bad job market right now and the self-esteem of a millionaire fashion editor who really doesn’t contribute much was protected from an accidental slight.

    The question I want answered. Was the guard Indian, Polish, actually English or black?

    By the way Enninful got his start in the industry at 16 being scouted as a model and got made an editor of a fashion zine at 18. If London had as many blacks today as then would he have been so likely to be so fortunate?

    The point is the millionaire magazine editor is the victim and the menial worker out of work during a terrible job market is the oppressor.

  67. @JohnPlywood
    @Chrisnonymous

    Although this is my first time posting these links on this website, I have posted other sources suggesting the same thing in other articles, and literally nothing I ever posted here has been debunked. On the contrary, I pwned several veteran users such as Twinkie and received across-the-isle support from otherwise hostile commenters.

    Everybody with an advanced degree in epidemiology in the year 2020 agrees that the 2nd amendment must come crashing down, and that's exactly what's going to happen when Joe Biden gets elected in November.

    To insinuate that anyone in the comment section of this website could debunk multiple different scientific studies by experts is hilarious. "Debunking" on this website consists of farting, screaming "DEBUNKED!!!!", and then plugging one's ears and singing "LALALALALALALALALA".

    Replies: @Twinkie, @anon, @Reg Cæsar, @Stan d Mute

    Everybody with an advanced degree in epidemiology in the year 2020 agrees that the 2nd amendment must come crashing down

    As it will, as it was meant to apply only to whites, and whites are increasingly irrelevant in this country. Everywhere in the world inhabited by nonwhites has strict gun laws because… well you know why.

    Check out the gun laws in the diverse states 175 years ago. Much harsher than those of the white states.

    BTW, I just took a load of rotting plywood to the county dump yesterday. A very pleasing feeling ensued.

  68. @El Dato
    @newrouter

    It's right there


    Floyd’s killing
     
    The Sacrament of the Fentanylation

    Replies: @Reg Cæsar

    The Sacrament of the Fentanylation

    • Replies: @Anonymous
    @Reg Cæsar

    Finally I understand where the new habit of calling a pair of pants a "pant" came from.

  69. @JohnnyD
    Apparently, Christopher Ingraham is famous for writing about living in rural Minnesota. According to Wikipedia, his county is 97 % white. I wonder when he'll move his family to Minneapolis?

    https://www.amazon.com/You-Lived-Here-Youd-Home/dp/0062861476
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Red_Lake_County,_Minnesota
    https://www.twincities.com/2017/05/01/transplanted-washington-post-reporter-and-wife-are-expecting-a-baby-minnesotan/

    Replies: @Dumbo, @Reg Cæsar, @anon, @SunBakedSuburb

    Apparently, Christopher Ingraham is famous for writing about living in rural Minnesota. According to Wikipedia, his county is 97 % white. I wonder when he’ll move his family to Minneapolis?

    The late Icelandic-American poet Bill Holm lived in tiny Minneota. (Yes, it rhymes.) He not only bragged that he left the door to his house unlocked, he left the door to his car unlocked.

    With the keys in the ignition.

    No, this wasn’t to facilitate a rapid escape. It was so he wouldn’t have to bother looking for them.

    • Replies: @tyrone
    @Reg Cæsar

    "keys in the ignition" …..brings to mind that GREAT! show "bait car"…… one of the isteveiest shows ….ever!

    , @Almost Missouri
    @Reg Cæsar

    When I lived in [red state jurisdiction], I did that too. Very convenient and saved time looking through trouser pockets wondering where I last had my keys. With the house key, it became so long since I locked the door, I eventually lost track of the key entirely and never found it again.

    Wasn't even all that long ago. Ah yes, life before BLM...

  70. In other news, “spike in shark attacks follows increase ice cream sales”. Surfers and beach goers demand action to shut down Dairy Queen and Baskin Robins.

    Chillingly, at least some racists were known to have purchased Hagen Dasz during this period.

    • LOL: Old Prude
  71. @Reg Cæsar
    @JohnnyD


    Apparently, Christopher Ingraham is famous for writing about living in rural Minnesota. According to Wikipedia, his county is 97 % white. I wonder when he’ll move his family to Minneapolis?
     
    The late Icelandic-American poet Bill Holm lived in tiny Minneota. (Yes, it rhymes.) He not only bragged that he left the door to his house unlocked, he left the door to his car unlocked.

    With the keys in the ignition.

    No, this wasn't to facilitate a rapid escape. It was so he wouldn't have to bother looking for them.

    Replies: @tyrone, @Almost Missouri

    “keys in the ignition” …..brings to mind that GREAT! show “bait car”…… one of the isteveiest shows ….ever!

  72. Anonymous[146] • Disclaimer says:
    @Reg Cæsar
    @El Dato


    The Sacrament of the Fentanylation
     
    https://thismightbeathing.files.wordpress.com/2016/06/fents.jpg?w=630

    Replies: @Anonymous

    Finally I understand where the new habit of calling a pair of pants a “pant” came from.

  73. @Bill B.
    I didn't realize how important the United States and its government has been in massaging black Frenchies into a state of hyper-racialism until I read this NYT article from a day ago.


    "....as French society has become more diverse and discrimination remains entrenched, leading some to wonder whether the universalist model has run its course.

    "Today it is being challenged perhaps most vociferously by the many Black French who have gone through a racial awakening in recent decades — helped by the pop culture of the United States, its thinkers, and even its Paris-based diplomats who spotted and encouraged young Black French leaders a decade ago...

    "The U.S. Embassy in Paris began reaching out to ethnic and racial minorities in France after the Sept. 11 attacks as part of a global push to “win hearts and minds".

    "The embassy organized educational programs on subjects like affirmative action, a taboo concept in France, drawing nonwhite French audiences for the first time, said Randianina Peccoud, who oversaw the outreach programs and retired from the embassy last year."

    The new French so lovingly depicted in the article are, of course, strong encouraged to drop "universalism" in favour no-holds-barred racial antagonism. What of course the article does not address is that the tolerance and official recognition of diversity it demands are part of the white West's universal culture and will last as long as a semblance of that culture lasts.

    Replies: @The Wild Geese Howard, @kaganovitch, @Altai, @El Dato, @El Dato

    I didn’t realize how important the United States and its government has been in massaging black Frenchies into a state of hyper-racialism until I read this NYT article from a day ago.

    Oh, US embassies around the world have pumping out GlobHom propaganda as their number one mission.

    Number two is serving as a front for the local CIA station.

  74. @JohnPlywood
    There's definitely not going to be a link between the gun purchases and homicide but there will be a very strong link between the gun purchases and suicide.

    Which is highly relevant because way more people commit suicide by firearm than murder.


    https://www.acpjournals.org/doi/10.7326/M20-1678


    The United States should take policy and clinical action to avoid a potential epidemic of firearm-related suicide in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic.
     
    https://www.theguardian.com/world/2020/apr/28/suicide-us-gun-sales-searches-coronavirus


    We must vote Biden-Duckworth 2020 and melt these guns down in to affordable housing, immediately.

    Replies: @Chrisnonymous, @Sean, @Jack D, @Alfa158, @botazefa

    Police forces will as a matter of policy often decline to go out in response to a suicide call nowadays. Too much danger of being ambushed by someone who wants the job of ending it all done for them.

    Cops are three times more likely to die by their own hand than be killed in the line of duty.
    Whites are much more likely to kill themselves than blacks.
    One child a week dies in the US from a gun accident.

    I see firearms as an interesting hobby, but there is a side to them mass entertainment and political rhetoric leaves unaddressed. They are not therapy, ask Chris Kyle.

  75. @Twinkie
    @prosa123


    Its investigators looked at all 183 fatal shootings in Boston that took place between 2010 and 2014 for which calibers were known. What they found was that the 9mm was the most common caliber by far, used in 35.5% of the fatal shootings, followed by the .45ACP at 13.1% and by the .38 Special and the .40S&W, both at 9.8%.
     
    Years and years ago, the top dog caliber in fatal shootings used to be... 22 LR.

    Most of those deaths were from blood loss and shock.

    Also, most people who are shot with handguns in the U.S. survive. Long guns just have a devastatingly greater lethality than handguns, movie depictions notwithstanding.

    Replies: @The Wild Geese Howard

    Long guns just have a devastatingly greater lethality than handguns, movie depictions notwithstanding.

    Paul Harrell has many, many good YouTube videos that demonstrate how powerful rifles are. I just watched one demonstrating that a log cabin wall is not great cover against typical assault rifles.

  76. he left the door to his car unlocked.

    With the keys in the ignition.

    I used to do that in rural Scotland 30 years ago.

  77. @Torn and Frayed
    One other comment about defunding the police. The FBI is a sworn enemy of the popular right so shouldn't we be pushing a "woke-washed" movement to defund the FBI? J. Edgar Hoover was an unrepentant racist who murdered the burgeoning Black Panthers movement not to mention was not very nice to MLK. If there is any justice in this world the FBI headquarters should be renamed in honor of Huey Newton and then the entire FBI budget should be eradicated and the building turned into a museum for social justice.

    Replies: @Hibernian

    “J. Edgar Hoover was an unrepentant racist who murdered the burgeoning Black Panthers movement…”

    That was a special police squad attached to the office of Cook County State’s Attorney Edward Hanrahan.

  78. @Leorey
    I really we make gun buying contingent on passing a mental health exam this would keep guns out of the hands of murderous white boys who commit most of the crime

    Replies: @Rob Lee

    The problem with that idea, Tiny Duck, is that it is overwhelmingly white boys who make those guns, so how do you practically propose to keep the product out of their hands?

    This is a case where we most definitely built that.

  79. @rational actor
    Wait, what social upheaval? I thought those were peaceful protests with bonfires.

    “We find that states where individuals are more likely to search for racial epithets experienced larger increases in June firearm sales,” they wrote, “even after adjusting for the personal security concerns that likely generated the March spikes in gun sales.” This is a new development: Running the same analysis on previous spikes in gun-buying yielded no correlation between racial animus and purchasing behavior.
     
    I assume we're talking Enwords here, so I boldly conducted an experiment in which I pulled up Google, which I never otherwise use, and looked at both 'Enword' and 'Enword violence'. You don't get anything other than articles about how evil racism is, so I fail to see how such searches are stoking violence or encouraging gun purchases. OTOH the article never specifies which 'racial epithets' the author is talking about, so 'kill all Karens' might be the problem. This is just the kind of bait-and-switch at which the media has become adept.

    They conclude their analysis on an ominous note: “In a society fraught with racial tension, it is not clear that dismantling the police and seeing more private citizens purchase guns will lead to a safer world.”

     

    I'm actually making a collection The Most Fucking Stupid Things I See In The Media. Things so breathtakingly dumb you wonder some fool had the nads to write them.

    “The risks of increased firearm availability are likely compounded by the myriad effects of the coronavirus pandemic, including widespread increases in anxiety, fear, grief, economic strain, disruptions to daily routines, and racial and economic inequities,” the authors write.

     

    Firearms are no more 'available' than they ever were, and in some states it seems they are less so due to whatever kind of purchase approval you guys have.

    The research suggests that at least some of the spike in gun purchases is driven by racist beliefs and attitudes among white Americans.

     

    It's late and I can't be arsed picking through the 'research', but it would have been cool had the Bezos Express presented this evidence in its 'business analysis' article, rather than just scaremongering about it.

    Oh, there's that other thing. Who's buying the guns, and who is shooting them? I'll bet this is one of those conundrumizing problems we just can't work out.

    Replies: @Almost Missouri, @Mr McKenna, @theMann

    My entry in the most stupid thing I see in the media (on Fox news, no less):

    Interviewing a General in Afghanistan who says, roughly “we can afford to reduce our troop numbers because Covid-19 has hit the Taliban hard”.

    Uh, sure.

    Btw, isn’t it logical to say: spike in gun buying follows rise in gun violence?

  80. @Reg Cæsar
    @JohnnyD


    Apparently, Christopher Ingraham is famous for writing about living in rural Minnesota. According to Wikipedia, his county is 97 % white. I wonder when he’ll move his family to Minneapolis?
     
    The late Icelandic-American poet Bill Holm lived in tiny Minneota. (Yes, it rhymes.) He not only bragged that he left the door to his house unlocked, he left the door to his car unlocked.

    With the keys in the ignition.

    No, this wasn't to facilitate a rapid escape. It was so he wouldn't have to bother looking for them.

    Replies: @tyrone, @Almost Missouri

    When I lived in [red state jurisdiction], I did that too. Very convenient and saved time looking through trouser pockets wondering where I last had my keys. With the house key, it became so long since I locked the door, I eventually lost track of the key entirely and never found it again.

    Wasn’t even all that long ago. Ah yes, life before BLM…

  81. @Bill B.
    I didn't realize how important the United States and its government has been in massaging black Frenchies into a state of hyper-racialism until I read this NYT article from a day ago.


    "....as French society has become more diverse and discrimination remains entrenched, leading some to wonder whether the universalist model has run its course.

    "Today it is being challenged perhaps most vociferously by the many Black French who have gone through a racial awakening in recent decades — helped by the pop culture of the United States, its thinkers, and even its Paris-based diplomats who spotted and encouraged young Black French leaders a decade ago...

    "The U.S. Embassy in Paris began reaching out to ethnic and racial minorities in France after the Sept. 11 attacks as part of a global push to “win hearts and minds".

    "The embassy organized educational programs on subjects like affirmative action, a taboo concept in France, drawing nonwhite French audiences for the first time, said Randianina Peccoud, who oversaw the outreach programs and retired from the embassy last year."

    The new French so lovingly depicted in the article are, of course, strong encouraged to drop "universalism" in favour no-holds-barred racial antagonism. What of course the article does not address is that the tolerance and official recognition of diversity it demands are part of the white West's universal culture and will last as long as a semblance of that culture lasts.

    Replies: @The Wild Geese Howard, @kaganovitch, @Altai, @El Dato, @El Dato

    “The embassy organized educational programs on subjects like affirmative action, a taboo concept in France, drawing nonwhite French audiences for the first time, said Randianina Peccoud, who oversaw the outreach programs and retired from the embassy last year.”

    It’s really not hard to make the case that the CIA is a conspiracy to destroy Western civilization.

    • Replies: @Jack D
    @kaganovitch

    During the Cold War, the CIA and the State Dept. used to push Leftist narratives supposedly in order to counter the Leftist narratives emanating from the USSR - unless we pushed our brand of milder Leftism, people would pick the Soviet kind. But now I realize that was just a convenient excuse - they were Leftists to begin with and would have pushed Leftism no matter what.

    , @Almost Missouri
    @kaganovitch

    Agree, but the CIA is just a subdivision of liberalism, the big conspiracy to destroy Western Civilization.

    Replies: @stillCARealist, @SunBakedSuburb

  82. @Bill B.
    I didn't realize how important the United States and its government has been in massaging black Frenchies into a state of hyper-racialism until I read this NYT article from a day ago.


    "....as French society has become more diverse and discrimination remains entrenched, leading some to wonder whether the universalist model has run its course.

    "Today it is being challenged perhaps most vociferously by the many Black French who have gone through a racial awakening in recent decades — helped by the pop culture of the United States, its thinkers, and even its Paris-based diplomats who spotted and encouraged young Black French leaders a decade ago...

    "The U.S. Embassy in Paris began reaching out to ethnic and racial minorities in France after the Sept. 11 attacks as part of a global push to “win hearts and minds".

    "The embassy organized educational programs on subjects like affirmative action, a taboo concept in France, drawing nonwhite French audiences for the first time, said Randianina Peccoud, who oversaw the outreach programs and retired from the embassy last year."

    The new French so lovingly depicted in the article are, of course, strong encouraged to drop "universalism" in favour no-holds-barred racial antagonism. What of course the article does not address is that the tolerance and official recognition of diversity it demands are part of the white West's universal culture and will last as long as a semblance of that culture lasts.

    Replies: @The Wild Geese Howard, @kaganovitch, @Altai, @El Dato, @El Dato

    America knows diversity isn’t strength. It’s just that misery loves company.

  83. Gun control is irrelevant if you will be arrested for using your gun.

    People say they’ll never give up their AR but if it’s never used, what difference does it make?

    Biden proposal: illegal for children to handle any firearm. Hello?? Gun culture destroyed within 20 years.

    Also important that it’s not illegal to lift and get jacked and it’s not illegal to never go anywhere without a wingman. 2 in shape white guys together have basically 0 chance of being crime victims.

    • Replies: @Whiskey
    @Not my Economy

    Dumb comment. You can’t be awake all the time with a wingman. Richard Ramirez the Night Stalker is proof of that. People get older and White men are severely atomized.

    And a crowd of vibrants will stomp even Arnold and Lou Ferrigno at their peaks.

    That’s the comment of a man 6’4’’ secure he will never get older.

    Gavin Newsom just released 8k hard core felons. Has promised to release more.

    Why would you trust anti fa and the media. With a weapon you can always make it costly.

    No it can’t always save your life. But it can take the lives of some of those trying to kill you and that’s something non soy lattes understand.

  84. OT: Black US soldiers in South Korea apparently went on a relatively unreported rampage during the 4th of July, shot fireworks at locals and got into street brawls, set at least one apartment and one car on fire. US military issued an apology.

    Why would the black soldiers do this? Because the current climate suggests a freedom from consequence for American blacks that somehow even extends to professional soldiers in South Korea.

    https://www.businessinsider.com/us-troops-fireworks-south-korea-july-4th-2020-7?r=US&IR=T

    I do like how even English language Korean news just use the term ‘foreigners’. Only people I know who as routinely used just ‘foreigner’ rather than more specific ethnic description were the Germans, Roma, Jews, Chinese and Japanese.

    Also, giant black police officer in NYC punches a decidedly physically nonthreatening white homeless man.

  85. @JohnPlywood
    There's definitely not going to be a link between the gun purchases and homicide but there will be a very strong link between the gun purchases and suicide.

    Which is highly relevant because way more people commit suicide by firearm than murder.


    https://www.acpjournals.org/doi/10.7326/M20-1678


    The United States should take policy and clinical action to avoid a potential epidemic of firearm-related suicide in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic.
     
    https://www.theguardian.com/world/2020/apr/28/suicide-us-gun-sales-searches-coronavirus


    We must vote Biden-Duckworth 2020 and melt these guns down in to affordable housing, immediately.

    Replies: @Chrisnonymous, @Sean, @Jack D, @Alfa158, @botazefa

    We must vote Biden-Duckworth 2020 and melt these guns down in to affordable housing, immediately.

    At first I thought this was a non-sequitur – guns are made of metal, housing is made of, uh, Plywood, but then I remembered that there is a way. White people have skills like organization and promptness but Sun People are skilled in improvisation. They have found a way to make affordable housing out of melted guns:

    We can look forward to such melted-gun housing in Wakanda. Didn’t I tell you that they are renaming America and that that’s the new name for it?

    • LOL: Johann Ricke
  86. @Hypnotoad666
    @Achmed E. Newman


    We don’t need no steeeenking cause & effect!
     
    What would journalists do without their stock phrases, such as "associated with," "suggests," and "ties to." Not to mention, "roiled," "fueled," "stoked," and "followed."

    These lazy "tropes" (another journo favorite), are all basically saying: "yeah, one thing happened, and another thing happened, and we have no evidence, but we are saying that correlation equals causation."

    Replies: @Almost Missouri, @ic1000, @Nicholas Stix

    Agree. This has gotten more pronounced since Trump’s election. An especially pernicious new formulation is,

    “…comes amid…”

    or

    “…against the backdrop of…”

    . As in,

    Trump’s Arizona visit comes amid coronavirus surge. Some fear a fallout in his wake.

    In other words, Trump shouldn’t be allowed to visit Arizona because virus (but riots are fine). That one also had the bonus “some fear” formulation (translation: “we in the newsroom want you to fear”).

    Or here the writer wants to make a local Washington State sheriff’s election actually be about George Floyd’s death a thousand-odd miles away:

    Against backdrop of police scrutiny, Pierce County to elect first new sheriff

    One of those Zach Goldberg-type of guys should do an analysis of these innocuous-looking phrases that are actually the handmaidens of sneaky media manipulation/brainwashing.

    • Agree: Patrick in SC
    • Replies: @Jack D
    @Almost Missouri

    They always did stuff like that but what they do now is that they openly editorialize in the news pages and news reports (they used to wait for their bogus "fact checks"): "President Trump said X today, WHICH IS FALSE (A LIE, NOT TRUE, ETC.)" Or else "without any proof".

    If you examine X, either it is actually true to begin with or else it is "false" in some hyper-literal Corvinus like sense where you pretend to take Trump's tongue-in-cheek remarks literally, such as when Trump said that we should ask the Russians for Hillary's missing emails.

    Replies: @Known Fact

    , @Hypnotoad666
    @Almost Missouri

    The stealthiest of all journo tricks (sometimes they don't even realize they are doing it), is the tendentious fact casually assumed en passant.

    For example sentences like: (1) "Under pressure to prevent the spread of hate speech Facebook is reexamining its procedures . . ."; (2) "A mere three months after the murder of George Floyd . . .;" (3) "Neff was criticized for his racist and misogynist posts . . ."

    Each of these journo sentences is actually smuggling a highly contentious factual assertion: i.e., (1) That "hate speech" is an objective category of speech that can, and should, be banned; (2) That George Floyd was "murdered" -- i.e., killed wrongfully and deliberately -- rather than dying of his own drug overdose or excusable negligence; and (3) That Neff's posts were actually "racist and misogynistic" (whatever those mean) as opposed to ambiguous and barely off-color.

    But the reader just goes with the flow and records the message in the back of his mind that: "Yeah, everyone already knows these thing are true, so no need to pause and think about it." Once you tune in to this you see it everywhere. It's actually a very effective rhetorical device.

  87. anon[354] • Disclaimer says:
    @JohnnyD
    Apparently, Christopher Ingraham is famous for writing about living in rural Minnesota. According to Wikipedia, his county is 97 % white. I wonder when he'll move his family to Minneapolis?

    https://www.amazon.com/You-Lived-Here-Youd-Home/dp/0062861476
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Red_Lake_County,_Minnesota
    https://www.twincities.com/2017/05/01/transplanted-washington-post-reporter-and-wife-are-expecting-a-baby-minnesotan/

    Replies: @Dumbo, @Reg Cæsar, @anon, @SunBakedSuburb

    This guy’s story was that he mocked Red Lake County for being worst place in America on some Chetty-like list, then fell in love with it and moved there from DC after a lot of gentle ribbing from locals to give it a try.

    What a freaking hypocritical loser. This is why people don’t want urban elites to “discover” rural or boring places because their useless politics NEVER change. I would argue they become even more entrenched since they are no longer subject “reality” in terms of daily crime and conflict.

    • Replies: @Jim Don Bob
    @anon


    This is why people don’t want urban elites to “discover” rural or boring places because their useless politics NEVER change.
     
    Exhibit A for this is the dipshit mayor of Minneapolis who moved there from Northern Virginia a scant 9 years ago. Of course the local midwits fell for his BS and here we are:

    https://42qnyu1y6vra3adquc2fecd5-wpengine.netdna-ssl.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/05/Minneapolis-Riots-Aftermath-1024x538.jpg

    Replies: @Almost Missouri

  88. @kaganovitch
    @Bill B.

    “The embassy organized educational programs on subjects like affirmative action, a taboo concept in France, drawing nonwhite French audiences for the first time, said Randianina Peccoud, who oversaw the outreach programs and retired from the embassy last year.”

    It's really not hard to make the case that the CIA is a conspiracy to destroy Western civilization.

    Replies: @Jack D, @Almost Missouri

    During the Cold War, the CIA and the State Dept. used to push Leftist narratives supposedly in order to counter the Leftist narratives emanating from the USSR – unless we pushed our brand of milder Leftism, people would pick the Soviet kind. But now I realize that was just a convenient excuse – they were Leftists to begin with and would have pushed Leftism no matter what.

  89. @JohnPlywood
    There's definitely not going to be a link between the gun purchases and homicide but there will be a very strong link between the gun purchases and suicide.

    Which is highly relevant because way more people commit suicide by firearm than murder.


    https://www.acpjournals.org/doi/10.7326/M20-1678


    The United States should take policy and clinical action to avoid a potential epidemic of firearm-related suicide in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic.
     
    https://www.theguardian.com/world/2020/apr/28/suicide-us-gun-sales-searches-coronavirus


    We must vote Biden-Duckworth 2020 and melt these guns down in to affordable housing, immediately.

    Replies: @Chrisnonymous, @Sean, @Jack D, @Alfa158, @botazefa

    Thanks, that was pretty droll, I’ll have to re-use that last sentence. I think it can have a lot of legs especially if it is used in variants depending on the issue being discussed:
    Melt these guns down into universal healthcare.
    Melt these guns down into free college.
    Melt these guns down into reduced carbon emissions.
    Melt these guns down into universal basic income.
    Melt these guns down into returning men to the moon.
    Melt these guns down into a Cubs World Series championship.
    Etc.

  90. @kaganovitch
    @Bill B.

    “The embassy organized educational programs on subjects like affirmative action, a taboo concept in France, drawing nonwhite French audiences for the first time, said Randianina Peccoud, who oversaw the outreach programs and retired from the embassy last year.”

    It's really not hard to make the case that the CIA is a conspiracy to destroy Western civilization.

    Replies: @Jack D, @Almost Missouri

    Agree, but the CIA is just a subdivision of liberalism, the big conspiracy to destroy Western Civilization.

    • Replies: @stillCARealist
    @Almost Missouri

    GS killed her only child. That one act alone will require her to kick against the goads all her life. The only other alternative is to fall down weeping and beg forgiveness from a God she won't believe in.

    , @SunBakedSuburb
    @Almost Missouri

    "CIA is just a subdivision of liberalism."

    Neoliberalism. The CIA was born to be the action arm of the corporate state.

  91. @JohnPlywood
    There's definitely not going to be a link between the gun purchases and homicide but there will be a very strong link between the gun purchases and suicide.

    Which is highly relevant because way more people commit suicide by firearm than murder.


    https://www.acpjournals.org/doi/10.7326/M20-1678


    The United States should take policy and clinical action to avoid a potential epidemic of firearm-related suicide in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic.
     
    https://www.theguardian.com/world/2020/apr/28/suicide-us-gun-sales-searches-coronavirus


    We must vote Biden-Duckworth 2020 and melt these guns down in to affordable housing, immediately.

    Replies: @Chrisnonymous, @Sean, @Jack D, @Alfa158, @botazefa

    John, the first article you posted referenced this study, which is about firearms in the home. The conclusion is that firearms in the home leads to greater likelihood of suicide or homicide by gun:

    https://www.acpjournals.org/doi/full/10.7326/M13-1301

    I scanned the study, don’t really have time to dig into it now. Maybe you do?

  92. @Almost Missouri
    @Hypnotoad666

    Agree. This has gotten more pronounced since Trump's election. An especially pernicious new formulation is,


    "...comes amid..."
     
    or

    "...against the backdrop of..."
     
    . As in,

    Trump's Arizona visit comes amid coronavirus surge. Some fear a fallout in his wake.
     
    In other words, Trump shouldn't be allowed to visit Arizona because virus (but riots are fine). That one also had the bonus "some fear" formulation (translation: "we in the newsroom want you to fear").

    Or here the writer wants to make a local Washington State sheriff's election actually be about George Floyd's death a thousand-odd miles away:

    Against backdrop of police scrutiny, Pierce County to elect first new sheriff
     
    One of those Zach Goldberg-type of guys should do an analysis of these innocuous-looking phrases that are actually the handmaidens of sneaky media manipulation/brainwashing.

    Replies: @Jack D, @Hypnotoad666

    They always did stuff like that but what they do now is that they openly editorialize in the news pages and news reports (they used to wait for their bogus “fact checks”): “President Trump said X today, WHICH IS FALSE (A LIE, NOT TRUE, ETC.)” Or else “without any proof”.

    If you examine X, either it is actually true to begin with or else it is “false” in some hyper-literal Corvinus like sense where you pretend to take Trump’s tongue-in-cheek remarks literally, such as when Trump said that we should ask the Russians for Hillary’s missing emails.

    • Agree: Johann Ricke
    • Replies: @Known Fact
    @Jack D

    Along those lines I've been hearing media Karens never fail to shrilly point out that Navarro -- the Trump economic advisor who dared criticize Fauci -- has no medical credentials! No medical credentials!!

  93. The left has labelled VDARE a “white nationalist website”

    https://twitter.com/lachlan/status/1283487080509775872

    • Replies: @Twinkie
    @jill


    The left has labelled VDARE a “white nationalist website”
     
    Isn't that what Brimelow advocates though?

    Replies: @VinnyVette, @Reg Cæsar, @J.Ross

    , @Nicholas Stix
    @jill

    “White nationalist": The racist Left labels anyone who opposes White genocide a "White nationalist," "White supremacist," "neo-Nazi," etc.

    (Full disclosure: VDARE contributor since 2004.)

    Replies: @Twinkie

    , @Reg Cæsar
    @jill


    Laura Loomer's congressional campaign got $2,800 last month from Lydia Brimelow...
     
    Better a Lydia without tattoos than one with.




    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EHXZA_5XMJ4
  94. @prosa123
    About a week ago I went to a nearby Dick's Sporting Goods looking for ammunition. I haven't been to the shooting range in over a year and really wanted to go. They were completely out of the calibers I wanted, 30-06 and 30-30, even though they're among the most popular of all rifle rounds. In fact, their entire ammo selection consisted of just two calibers: 500 S&W Magnum, a revolver round that's so insanely powerful it often causes serious injuries to the shooters; and 30-40 Krag, the US military round during the Spanish American War, which hasn't been chambered in new rifles in 100+ years.

    Replies: @Redneck farmer, @Bill Jones, @William Badwhite, @Ray Huffman, @Lars Porsena, @J.Ross

    • Replies: @Prosa123
    @William Badwhite

    Cheaper than Dirt and other online ammo sellers won't ship to my area even though there's no actual law against it.

  95. The law-abiding behavior of white gun owners is driving the FBI and the SPLC crazy.

    The anticipated ‘white backlash’ isn’t happening. Whites are staying home and waiting for the November election, and the next conservative appointments to the Supreme court.

    • Replies: @The Wild Geese Howard
    @Beavertales


    The law-abiding behavior of white gun owners is driving the FBI and the SPLC crazy.
     
    Local police seem to know the score with regard to Antifa, though Libtard mayors are ordering them to stand down.

    As for the FBI, they're too busy warning the local cops about the huwyhte supremnacist incel and clowncel threat.
    , @Billy Shears
    @Beavertales

    "conservative".

  96. @danand
    @Mr McKenna


    “...safer because there aren’t any cops there.”
     
    Mr McKenna, wonder the effect if the number of law enforcement officers were quadrupled in Ron’s hometown, and cut by 3/4’s in Chicago. Would crime even out between the two cities, as AOC Reckons? Or Perhaps Palo Alto become home to the most bored cops on Earth?


    Palo Alto, California, where Mr. Unz lives:
    https://flic.kr/p/2jmMLBU
    https://flic.kr/p/2jmMLBP

    Chicago, Illinois, where crime thrives:
    https://flic.kr/p/2jmJRxt
    https://flic.kr/p/2jmJRwS

    Replies: @Larry, San Francisco, @Chris Mallory

    When I was living in Palo Alto many years ago, I was coming home from the computer center at around 4 in the morning. I came to an intersection at a quiet street which I saw no cars in any direction. I did a California stop at the sign and all of a sudden I was pulled over by a cop who was waiting with his lights off on the street and gave me a ticket for not coming to a complete stop. He started hassling me and I finally asked him “Don’t you have any real crime to investigate.” Probably not my wisest utterance.

  97. @Torn and Frayed
    The gun buying surge is part of parcel of the move to privatize the police in the US. Who benefits if the police are “defunded”? Defunding a public amenity means cutting taxes and shifting this service to the private sector. This is normally cheered by the right wing, certainly when schools do it.

    Blacks at 13% of the population make up half the victims of homicide in the US. This is a terrible toll being paid by this historically oppressed group. Now of course, readers of this blog will know that blacks ALSO just happen to make up more than 50% of the murderers in the US. This order – blacks victims but most unfortunately, blacks also perps – is the way to present this phenomenon to polite society.

    This black-on-black mayhem is expensive to launder. It necessitates a massive, parasitical police force to try to slightly lower the attrition rate in black hoods. This police force is analogous to a body's immune system. Sometimes our immune system, if triggered too much, gets out of control and diseases like lupus occur. Since the poor black residents are mostly on benefits in these areas, the burden for this immune system is the white man’s (plus Asians) to pay. As a result, white resources are further diverted to manage black dysfunction.

    Defunding the police is a way of giving whites a tax break. Now its clear that the police will ONLY be defunded in black areas – whites will have more resources to increase funding for their local police forces and to buy guns. Private police forces are also possible for whites to consider. Goodwhites living in close proximity to blacks will be in something of a bind. Their moral compasses will not allow them to buy guns nor look for increased security services. The goodwhite way of life will not last long under a defund the police regime.

    Rentier-class parasites will of course set up private “charter” security guard forces in the ghettoes and then try to force white areas to also privatize their police forces. The goal is to bring police salaries and fringe benefits down to the level of your average gender studies graduate. This will create an interesting dilemma for right leaning whites and their attitude towards the state.

    Replies: @vhrm, @Homeschooling Mom in NY, @VinnyVette, @ic1000

    Defunding a public amenity means cutting taxes and

    Nowhere in the current proposals that I’ve heard, though i haven’t followed closely, has there been any talk of cutting taxes.

    Just shifting the spending to more “programs”.

    • Replies: @Jim Don Bob
    @vhrm

    Defunding the police will cost more, not less.

  98. @anonymous1963
    "gun purchases driven by racist beliefs and attitudes among white Americans".

    What a load of undiluted bullsh**.

    Replies: @stillCARealist, @Mr. Anon

    totally. thoroughly, completely.

    I don’t get offended easily, but this one galls.

  99. The research suggests that at least some of the spike in gun purchases is driven by racist beliefs and attitudes among white Americans.

    Of course. In the morality of the Left, self-defense is illegitmate and, in this case, racist.

  100. The media has beeen intoning this ass-backward “gun sales cause crime” theme for months now. Because legally buying and responsibly owning a gun is a white thing — so white it should be on that Caucasian Culture Chart one Steve-post below

  101. DeBlasio shuts down the NYPD’s famed Anti-Crime Unit but now in a panic rolls out the Central Brooklyn Crime Prevention Initiative. Remind me again, who lives in Central Brooklyn? He’s also calling on “community leaders” to come out in force to stop the violence, but they’d better be wearing kevlar along with those masks

  102. @Torn and Frayed
    The gun buying surge is part of parcel of the move to privatize the police in the US. Who benefits if the police are “defunded”? Defunding a public amenity means cutting taxes and shifting this service to the private sector. This is normally cheered by the right wing, certainly when schools do it.

    Blacks at 13% of the population make up half the victims of homicide in the US. This is a terrible toll being paid by this historically oppressed group. Now of course, readers of this blog will know that blacks ALSO just happen to make up more than 50% of the murderers in the US. This order – blacks victims but most unfortunately, blacks also perps – is the way to present this phenomenon to polite society.

    This black-on-black mayhem is expensive to launder. It necessitates a massive, parasitical police force to try to slightly lower the attrition rate in black hoods. This police force is analogous to a body's immune system. Sometimes our immune system, if triggered too much, gets out of control and diseases like lupus occur. Since the poor black residents are mostly on benefits in these areas, the burden for this immune system is the white man’s (plus Asians) to pay. As a result, white resources are further diverted to manage black dysfunction.

    Defunding the police is a way of giving whites a tax break. Now its clear that the police will ONLY be defunded in black areas – whites will have more resources to increase funding for their local police forces and to buy guns. Private police forces are also possible for whites to consider. Goodwhites living in close proximity to blacks will be in something of a bind. Their moral compasses will not allow them to buy guns nor look for increased security services. The goodwhite way of life will not last long under a defund the police regime.

    Rentier-class parasites will of course set up private “charter” security guard forces in the ghettoes and then try to force white areas to also privatize their police forces. The goal is to bring police salaries and fringe benefits down to the level of your average gender studies graduate. This will create an interesting dilemma for right leaning whites and their attitude towards the state.

    Replies: @vhrm, @Homeschooling Mom in NY, @VinnyVette, @ic1000

    Defunding the police is a way of giving whites a tax break.

    Ha! You think that money will go back to the people??? That’s about as likely as their school taxes going down with so many kids homeschooling now. Fat chance!

    • Replies: @Almost Missouri
    @Homeschooling Mom in NY

    If state Republicans actually wanted to win, they would put a plank in their election platform that the government will rebate school taxes to homeschooling tax payers. That would win them state elections and break the power of the odious public school teacher "unions" (actually illicit monopoly privilege conspiracies).

  103. @Almost Missouri
    @kaganovitch

    Agree, but the CIA is just a subdivision of liberalism, the big conspiracy to destroy Western Civilization.

    Replies: @stillCARealist, @SunBakedSuburb

    GS killed her only child. That one act alone will require her to kick against the goads all her life. The only other alternative is to fall down weeping and beg forgiveness from a God she won’t believe in.

  104. @vhrm
    @Torn and Frayed


    Defunding a public amenity means cutting taxes and
     
    Nowhere in the current proposals that I've heard, though i haven't followed closely, has there been any talk of cutting taxes.

    Just shifting the spending to more "programs".

    Replies: @Jim Don Bob

    Defunding the police will cost more, not less.

  105. anonymous[186] • Disclaimer says:

    This thing needs a holster attachment. Only then they can take my money…

    • Replies: @anonymous
    @anonymous

    Space-Coolie!

  106. @jill
    The left has labelled VDARE a "white nationalist website"

    https://twitter.com/lachlan/status/1283487080509775872

    Replies: @Twinkie, @Nicholas Stix, @Reg Cæsar

    The left has labelled VDARE a “white nationalist website”

    Isn’t that what Brimelow advocates though?

    • Replies: @VinnyVette
    @Twinkie

    Go back to trolling you're usual cast of characters... Anyone who refers to themselves as "Twinkie" clearly has daddy issues and probably a weight problem.

    Replies: @Twinkie

    , @Reg Cæsar
    @Twinkie



    The left has labelled VDARE a “white nationalist website”
     
    Isn’t that what Brimelow advocates though?
     
    In the same sense that Hawaiian Punch is "fruit-juicy".

    At least Peter and Lydia eschew the "high-fructose corn syrup":

    https://d2d8wwwkmhfcva.cloudfront.net/800x/d2lnr5mha7bycj.cloudfront.net/product-image/file/large_e4bb4939-19c6-4e6a-958b-c019d8f360c0.jpg


    H-C is marginally better-- it might be classed as a vegetable in your state, Twinkie:

    https://images-na.ssl-images-amazon.com/images/I/81gEbW3RHaL._SL1366_.jpg

    , @J.Ross
    @Twinkie

    They're accidentally correct. It means something different when they say it. My favorite is when they give up tryna talk white and call someone a "supremist." A supremist is a fan of the Three Degrees but not of Diana Ross.

  107. Off topic here is the least interesting and relevant story of all time. Transcripts of some of the complete police bodycam footage of George Floyd.

    https://alphanewsmn.com/george-floyd-non-compliant-in-body-camera-footage/amp/

  108. @Torn and Frayed
    The gun buying surge is part of parcel of the move to privatize the police in the US. Who benefits if the police are “defunded”? Defunding a public amenity means cutting taxes and shifting this service to the private sector. This is normally cheered by the right wing, certainly when schools do it.

    Blacks at 13% of the population make up half the victims of homicide in the US. This is a terrible toll being paid by this historically oppressed group. Now of course, readers of this blog will know that blacks ALSO just happen to make up more than 50% of the murderers in the US. This order – blacks victims but most unfortunately, blacks also perps – is the way to present this phenomenon to polite society.

    This black-on-black mayhem is expensive to launder. It necessitates a massive, parasitical police force to try to slightly lower the attrition rate in black hoods. This police force is analogous to a body's immune system. Sometimes our immune system, if triggered too much, gets out of control and diseases like lupus occur. Since the poor black residents are mostly on benefits in these areas, the burden for this immune system is the white man’s (plus Asians) to pay. As a result, white resources are further diverted to manage black dysfunction.

    Defunding the police is a way of giving whites a tax break. Now its clear that the police will ONLY be defunded in black areas – whites will have more resources to increase funding for their local police forces and to buy guns. Private police forces are also possible for whites to consider. Goodwhites living in close proximity to blacks will be in something of a bind. Their moral compasses will not allow them to buy guns nor look for increased security services. The goodwhite way of life will not last long under a defund the police regime.

    Rentier-class parasites will of course set up private “charter” security guard forces in the ghettoes and then try to force white areas to also privatize their police forces. The goal is to bring police salaries and fringe benefits down to the level of your average gender studies graduate. This will create an interesting dilemma for right leaning whites and their attitude towards the state.

    Replies: @vhrm, @Homeschooling Mom in NY, @VinnyVette, @ic1000

    “The gun buying surge is part of parcel of the move to privatize the police in the US. Who benefits if the police are “defunded”? Defunding a public amenity means cutting taxes and shifting this service to the private sector. This is normally cheered by the right wing, certainly when schools do it.”

    There will be no “tax cuts”. Only the cutting of public tax funded services.

  109. @JohnPlywood
    @Twinkie

    Twinkie, I suggest you take your Thorazine before posting. You are basically an irate female grasping for straws, misinterpreting your own links, selectively ignoring evidence and making much ado over the minutia of my posts while ignoring the actual studies I have posted, in the typical catty Twinkie fashion.

    Your bringing this abandoned home thing to the table is just pathetic. I found several early 20th century Miroku revolvers in abandoned homes in Japan. They were not "manufactured for Japanese police" nor were they the Liberty Chief models exported to the US and Australia. Your belief that these guns did not exist is wrong. I did find a Browning GP in an abandoned home. Your unsupported claim that this gun was not legal for ownership in Japan is also wrong; it once was. I did note that I was "99%" certain the homes I found these guns in were not formerly occupied by Yakuza or police officers. I suppose it is possible that the Browning GP was a smuggled war relic. But it's also possible it was bought legally. Bottom line, you were wrong and the guns were there.


    Your want to "humiliate" me is noted. For the past several days you have been following me around, responding to my every post with a zeal, refusing to get out of the ring and accept your losses, etc. This isn't normal behavior for an adult.

    I think what triggered you was the post I made containing the infographs showing that Asian men are the least desirable potential mates in the USA, and that white women are roughly third place in the female hierarchy. I guess that sucks for you since it's a blow to your imagined status and means black men are essentially better than you despite being poorer.

    You freaked out and concocted this cope theory about black men being less attractive than Asian men since they make less money, which I'm sorry to inform you is complete bullshit, and you have been following me around ever since, making sure I never get the last word on the most frivolous details of my own posts while ignoring the actual meat of my arguments.


    Let me know when you're ready to discuss the actual studies I posted and not what I had for breakfast 10 years ago. So far, you haven't posted anything of any intellectual value, and a quick trip over to your post history will reveal who the humiliated one is. ;--)

    Replies: @Twinkie

    Go back to your room. Daddy is tired of spanking you.

    • Replies: @ic1000
    @Twinkie

    don't feed the

  110. OT, but could this be true or a hate hoax of such narcissistic madness Edward Enninful deserves to be ousted?

    https://www.dailymail.co.uk/tvshowbiz/article-8527735/SEBASTIAN-SHAKESPEARE-Doorman-Vogue-gets-fired-racist-snub-editor-Edward-Enninful.html

  111. “White flight” no longer means escape to the suburbs… Now it means a race to the gun store!

  112. @Twinkie
    @jill


    The left has labelled VDARE a “white nationalist website”
     
    Isn't that what Brimelow advocates though?

    Replies: @VinnyVette, @Reg Cæsar, @J.Ross

    Go back to trolling you’re usual cast of characters… Anyone who refers to themselves as “Twinkie” clearly has daddy issues and probably a weight problem.

    • Replies: @Twinkie
    @VinnyVette

    Don’t project.

  113. @Twinkie
    @JohnPlywood

    Go back to your room. Daddy is tired of spanking you.

    Replies: @ic1000

    don’t feed the

  114. @Hypnotoad666
    @Achmed E. Newman


    We don’t need no steeeenking cause & effect!
     
    What would journalists do without their stock phrases, such as "associated with," "suggests," and "ties to." Not to mention, "roiled," "fueled," "stoked," and "followed."

    These lazy "tropes" (another journo favorite), are all basically saying: "yeah, one thing happened, and another thing happened, and we have no evidence, but we are saying that correlation equals causation."

    Replies: @Almost Missouri, @ic1000, @Nicholas Stix

    That gun-buying binge is associated with a significant increase in gun violence across the United States.

    > The word “associated” is doing a lot of work in that sentence.

    Wet streets are associated with rain.
    Rain is associated with wet streets.

    Hey, it works both ways! Am I a journalist now?

  115. @Beavertales
    The law-abiding behavior of white gun owners is driving the FBI and the SPLC crazy.

    The anticipated 'white backlash' isn't happening. Whites are staying home and waiting for the November election, and the next conservative appointments to the Supreme court.

    Replies: @The Wild Geese Howard, @Billy Shears

    The law-abiding behavior of white gun owners is driving the FBI and the SPLC crazy.

    Local police seem to know the score with regard to Antifa, though Libtard mayors are ordering them to stand down.

    As for the FBI, they’re too busy warning the local cops about the huwyhte supremnacist incel and clowncel threat.

  116. No police!
    No prisons!
    No guns!

    This somehow doesn’t seem like a brilliant plan, does it?

  117. @Torn and Frayed
    The gun buying surge is part of parcel of the move to privatize the police in the US. Who benefits if the police are “defunded”? Defunding a public amenity means cutting taxes and shifting this service to the private sector. This is normally cheered by the right wing, certainly when schools do it.

    Blacks at 13% of the population make up half the victims of homicide in the US. This is a terrible toll being paid by this historically oppressed group. Now of course, readers of this blog will know that blacks ALSO just happen to make up more than 50% of the murderers in the US. This order – blacks victims but most unfortunately, blacks also perps – is the way to present this phenomenon to polite society.

    This black-on-black mayhem is expensive to launder. It necessitates a massive, parasitical police force to try to slightly lower the attrition rate in black hoods. This police force is analogous to a body's immune system. Sometimes our immune system, if triggered too much, gets out of control and diseases like lupus occur. Since the poor black residents are mostly on benefits in these areas, the burden for this immune system is the white man’s (plus Asians) to pay. As a result, white resources are further diverted to manage black dysfunction.

    Defunding the police is a way of giving whites a tax break. Now its clear that the police will ONLY be defunded in black areas – whites will have more resources to increase funding for their local police forces and to buy guns. Private police forces are also possible for whites to consider. Goodwhites living in close proximity to blacks will be in something of a bind. Their moral compasses will not allow them to buy guns nor look for increased security services. The goodwhite way of life will not last long under a defund the police regime.

    Rentier-class parasites will of course set up private “charter” security guard forces in the ghettoes and then try to force white areas to also privatize their police forces. The goal is to bring police salaries and fringe benefits down to the level of your average gender studies graduate. This will create an interesting dilemma for right leaning whites and their attitude towards the state.

    Replies: @vhrm, @Homeschooling Mom in NY, @VinnyVette, @ic1000

    > Goodwhites living in close proximity to blacks will be in something of a bind. Their moral compasses will not allow them to buy guns nor look for increased security services. The goodwhite way of life will not last long under a defund the police regime.

    Don’t worry, this problem was solved 50 years ago. White flight was ethnic cleansing, but not only ethnic cleansing.

    Pick a place that’s within commuting distance, but far from public transit (gas is well under $3/gallon). Having wealthy neighbors is a plus, as they will be best at organizing to prevent your new home from being Affirmatively Furthered under President Abrams’ lavishly funded program, in the unlikely event it’s targeted.

    The reasons your connected fellow citizens will choose to oppose being Furthered will not be associated with the social construct known as race. “Watershed” and “crowded schools” are worthy, “failed intersections” are even better.

    Best yet, many if not most of these homeowners are themselves goodwhites, so expect plenty of invitations.

    Note: this plan could pose certain difficulties for residents of Fishtown. They can file it under “sucks to be you.”

  118. Watching Hoda & Jenna at the gym, they’re throwing a fashion show featuring ‘stylish and cool’ face diapers. I called this way back in early March.

    Hey, men, tell your women and children that we’re all done with BULLSHIT-2020 mass hysteria, remove the face diaper and put it next to the belt sander where it belongs. Now.

  119. @prosa123
    About a week ago I went to a nearby Dick's Sporting Goods looking for ammunition. I haven't been to the shooting range in over a year and really wanted to go. They were completely out of the calibers I wanted, 30-06 and 30-30, even though they're among the most popular of all rifle rounds. In fact, their entire ammo selection consisted of just two calibers: 500 S&W Magnum, a revolver round that's so insanely powerful it often causes serious injuries to the shooters; and 30-40 Krag, the US military round during the Spanish American War, which hasn't been chambered in new rifles in 100+ years.

    Replies: @Redneck farmer, @Bill Jones, @William Badwhite, @Ray Huffman, @Lars Porsena, @J.Ross

    Lots and lots of 5.45 available. Just got a thousand round case of golden tiger, only 30 cents a round. One benefit of owning an uncommon gun like the AK74 is that there’ll always be good, cheap ammo available.

  120. …sparked by Floyd’s killing in police custody.

    Just when did this “custody” begin, in the legal sence, that is?

  121. Yo, Sailer, why no essay about the abusive CDC school guidelines? How will facediaper-induced hypoxia affect The Gap between white and black scholastic results? Will DSM-5 distancing reduce black violence in schools? Will blacks violate DSM distancing and facediaper requirements whilst whites get punished for behaving like normal human beings? Will increased home schooling among whites widen The Gap? Et cetera.

    Why so silent on a subject you historically enjoy discussing?

  122. @anon
    @JohnnyD

    This guy's story was that he mocked Red Lake County for being worst place in America on some Chetty-like list, then fell in love with it and moved there from DC after a lot of gentle ribbing from locals to give it a try.

    What a freaking hypocritical loser. This is why people don't want urban elites to "discover" rural or boring places because their useless politics NEVER change. I would argue they become even more entrenched since they are no longer subject "reality" in terms of daily crime and conflict.

    Replies: @Jim Don Bob

    This is why people don’t want urban elites to “discover” rural or boring places because their useless politics NEVER change.

    Exhibit A for this is the dipshit mayor of Minneapolis who moved there from Northern Virginia a scant 9 years ago. Of course the local midwits fell for his BS and here we are:

    • Replies: @Almost Missouri
    @Jim Don Bob

    "The Jacob Frey Effect"

  123. @Twinkie
    @jill


    The left has labelled VDARE a “white nationalist website”
     
    Isn't that what Brimelow advocates though?

    Replies: @VinnyVette, @Reg Cæsar, @J.Ross

    The left has labelled VDARE a “white nationalist website”

    Isn’t that what Brimelow advocates though?

    In the same sense that Hawaiian Punch is “fruit-juicy”.

    At least Peter and Lydia eschew the “high-fructose corn syrup”:

    H-C is marginally better– it might be classed as a vegetable in your state, Twinkie:

  124. @danand
    @Mr McKenna


    “...safer because there aren’t any cops there.”
     
    Mr McKenna, wonder the effect if the number of law enforcement officers were quadrupled in Ron’s hometown, and cut by 3/4’s in Chicago. Would crime even out between the two cities, as AOC Reckons? Or Perhaps Palo Alto become home to the most bored cops on Earth?


    Palo Alto, California, where Mr. Unz lives:
    https://flic.kr/p/2jmMLBU
    https://flic.kr/p/2jmMLBP

    Chicago, Illinois, where crime thrives:
    https://flic.kr/p/2jmJRxt
    https://flic.kr/p/2jmJRwS

    Replies: @Larry, San Francisco, @Chris Mallory

    More likely the cops in Palo Alto will start searching for “crimes” to justify their bloated paychecks. You will see more cases of cops planting evidence. A nice place to live will become one giant speed trap.

    Just like bored firemen tend to commit arson (roughly 100 a year are convicted on arson charges), bored cops will justify their own jobs by being extra badge heavy.

  125. @Mr McKenna
    @Chrisnonymous


    (YouTube has a feature that allows you to play videos at 1.5x or even up to 2.0x normal speed. You can still understand interviews fairly easily at 1.75x, and it cuts down on the time wasted in video/audio format.)
     
    I still don't see what's so wrong with a written transcript.

    Replies: @Chrisnonymous

    (1) You can listen to podcasts in, for examole, the shower (bluetooth waterproof speakers) or the kitchen or the car.
    (2) Programs like Joe Rogan are really for fun or for exploring new ideas. They are conversational in tone and would probably make bad/boring reading in transcript form.
    (3) Where do you get a transcript of a podcast like this?

  126. @anonymous1963
    "gun purchases driven by racist beliefs and attitudes among white Americans".

    What a load of undiluted bullsh**.

    Replies: @stillCARealist, @Mr. Anon

    “gun purchases driven by racist beliefs and attitudes among white Americans”.

    What a load of undiluted bullsh**.

    I wonder if the media realizes that we ostensibly “racist” Americans don’t dislike minorities even an eighth as much as we despise the media.

    • Agree: Charon
  127. @Jack D
    @Almost Missouri

    They always did stuff like that but what they do now is that they openly editorialize in the news pages and news reports (they used to wait for their bogus "fact checks"): "President Trump said X today, WHICH IS FALSE (A LIE, NOT TRUE, ETC.)" Or else "without any proof".

    If you examine X, either it is actually true to begin with or else it is "false" in some hyper-literal Corvinus like sense where you pretend to take Trump's tongue-in-cheek remarks literally, such as when Trump said that we should ask the Russians for Hillary's missing emails.

    Replies: @Known Fact

    Along those lines I’ve been hearing media Karens never fail to shrilly point out that Navarro — the Trump economic advisor who dared criticize Fauci — has no medical credentials! No medical credentials!!

  128. Anonymous[396] • Disclaimer says:

    It took them 5 of the last 6 Presidencies* but the neocons have finally merged (after a fashion) the American & North Korean lifestyles. Gun ownership & obesity being the 2 sticky incompatible feature sets.

    *Partisans are free to pick whichever one to exclude; Bill Kristol was in Dan Quayle’s office and the defense sec at the time turned out to be a real pantload, geopolitically speaking; Obama’s secy of state & her oldboy retinue fully qualifies his White House for the distinction.

  129. @Kronos
    I’d love to get the breakdown on favored gun brands from black-on-black crime. I recall from the “Ghettocide” book that old Charter Arms revolvers from the 1970s were popular up to 2007. I’d imagine super cheap brands are the most popular.

    https://youtu.be/flVBPpKG4zA

    Replies: @usNthem, @Almost Missouri, @Tim, @Charlotte

    Hey, I have a High Point 1911! A cop told me it’s the most popular weapon among felons.

    It’s not that great, but it only cost me $180.00 brand new.

  130. @Mr McKenna
    Saying that crime has increased because law-abiding people armed themselves in response to increased crime is of a piece with AOC claiming that the suburbs are safer because there aren't any cops there.

    https://www.unz.com/isteve/the-real-reason-joe-biden-wont-pick-angela-davis-has-his-woman-of-color-veep/#comment-4032486

    It's another variation on Magic Dirt Theory.

    Replies: @danand, @Nicholas Stix

    Reverse causality.

  131. “The research suggests that at least some of the spike in gun purchases is driven by racist beliefs and attitudes among white Americans.”

    Fake news based on fake scholarly research.

  132. @jill
    The left has labelled VDARE a "white nationalist website"

    https://twitter.com/lachlan/status/1283487080509775872

    Replies: @Twinkie, @Nicholas Stix, @Reg Cæsar

    “White nationalist”: The racist Left labels anyone who opposes White genocide a “White nationalist,” “White supremacist,” “neo-Nazi,” etc.

    (Full disclosure: VDARE contributor since 2004.)

    • Replies: @Twinkie
    @Nicholas Stix

    But is he not objectively a white nationalist?

  133. Anonymous[186] • Disclaimer says:

    Black Comedians Lives Matter!

    RIP Meechie “Lil’ Cosby” Hoe!

    • Replies: @usNthem
    @Anonymous

    TNB

    , @Reg Cæsar
    @Anonymous

    If only Walter Perez had been blessed with blue eyes, he'd be another Jorge Ramos!


    Instead, he's relegated to the City of Bruddahly Lubb.

    https://alchetron.com/cdn/walter-perez-reporter-2a8c0fa5-fd9d-4040-89fd-cec6823a5ff-resize-750.jpeg

    Roots in Argentina. Another (Southern) Conehead.

  134. Paging Fox Butterfield.

    “A former reporter for the New York Times, Fox Butterfield, became a bit of a laughingstock in the 1990s for publishing a series of articles addressing the supposed quandary of how crime rates could be falling during periods when prison populations were expanding. A number of critics sarcastically explained that crimes rates were falling because bad guys were behind bars and invented the term “Butterfield Effect” to describe the failure of someone to put 2 + 2 together. ”

    https://www.cato.org/blog/fox-butterfield-effect-laffer-curve

  135. The research suggests that at least some of the spike in gun purchases is driven by racist beliefs and attitudes among white Americans being proved correct.

    FIFY.

  136. OT: From the Washington Post:

    Fighting alone

    I’m a GOP governor. Why didn’t Trump help my state with coronavirus testing?

    Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan (R) says that President Trump played down the severity of the coronavirus outbreak, leaving states to come up with their own testing strategies and supplies.

    My wife, Yumi, and I stood on the tarmac, waiting in cloth masks, on the morning of April 18. Finally, a Boeing 777 landed and taxied to the far corner of Baltimore-Washington International Marshall Airport. It was the first Korean Air flight ever to land at BWI, but it didn’t have a single passenger aboard. The crew of five had flown 14 hours, straight from Seoul.

    “Congratulations, honey,” I told Yumi as the pilot turned off the engines. “You helped save a lot of lives.”

    The plane was filled with 500,000 test kits for my state, where the coronavirus had already infected 12,308 Marylanders and killed 463 of them. The numbers were still climbing, and we would never be able to contain them without mass testing. “Anybody that wants a test can get a test,” President Trump had declared the previous month. In reality, only 2,252 Americans had been tested at that point in March. Across the country, my fellow governors were desperately pleading for help on testing. But in early April, Trump said it was the states’ job.

    https://www.washingtonpost.com/outlook/2020/07/16/larry-hogan-trump-coronavirus/?arc404=true

    • Replies: @Homeschooling Mom in NY
    @epebble

    That’s because it is the states’ job sweetie.

  137. @Almost Missouri
    @Hypnotoad666

    Agree. This has gotten more pronounced since Trump's election. An especially pernicious new formulation is,


    "...comes amid..."
     
    or

    "...against the backdrop of..."
     
    . As in,

    Trump's Arizona visit comes amid coronavirus surge. Some fear a fallout in his wake.
     
    In other words, Trump shouldn't be allowed to visit Arizona because virus (but riots are fine). That one also had the bonus "some fear" formulation (translation: "we in the newsroom want you to fear").

    Or here the writer wants to make a local Washington State sheriff's election actually be about George Floyd's death a thousand-odd miles away:

    Against backdrop of police scrutiny, Pierce County to elect first new sheriff
     
    One of those Zach Goldberg-type of guys should do an analysis of these innocuous-looking phrases that are actually the handmaidens of sneaky media manipulation/brainwashing.

    Replies: @Jack D, @Hypnotoad666

    The stealthiest of all journo tricks (sometimes they don’t even realize they are doing it), is the tendentious fact casually assumed en passant.

    For example sentences like: (1) “Under pressure to prevent the spread of hate speech Facebook is reexamining its procedures . . .”; (2) “A mere three months after the murder of George Floyd . . .;” (3) “Neff was criticized for his racist and misogynist posts . . .”

    Each of these journo sentences is actually smuggling a highly contentious factual assertion: i.e., (1) That “hate speech” is an objective category of speech that can, and should, be banned; (2) That George Floyd was “murdered” — i.e., killed wrongfully and deliberately — rather than dying of his own drug overdose or excusable negligence; and (3) That Neff’s posts were actually “racist and misogynistic” (whatever those mean) as opposed to ambiguous and barely off-color.

    But the reader just goes with the flow and records the message in the back of his mind that: “Yeah, everyone already knows these thing are true, so no need to pause and think about it.” Once you tune in to this you see it everywhere. It’s actually a very effective rhetorical device.

  138. @Bill B.
    I didn't realize how important the United States and its government has been in massaging black Frenchies into a state of hyper-racialism until I read this NYT article from a day ago.


    "....as French society has become more diverse and discrimination remains entrenched, leading some to wonder whether the universalist model has run its course.

    "Today it is being challenged perhaps most vociferously by the many Black French who have gone through a racial awakening in recent decades — helped by the pop culture of the United States, its thinkers, and even its Paris-based diplomats who spotted and encouraged young Black French leaders a decade ago...

    "The U.S. Embassy in Paris began reaching out to ethnic and racial minorities in France after the Sept. 11 attacks as part of a global push to “win hearts and minds".

    "The embassy organized educational programs on subjects like affirmative action, a taboo concept in France, drawing nonwhite French audiences for the first time, said Randianina Peccoud, who oversaw the outreach programs and retired from the embassy last year."

    The new French so lovingly depicted in the article are, of course, strong encouraged to drop "universalism" in favour no-holds-barred racial antagonism. What of course the article does not address is that the tolerance and official recognition of diversity it demands are part of the white West's universal culture and will last as long as a semblance of that culture lasts.

    Replies: @The Wild Geese Howard, @kaganovitch, @Altai, @El Dato, @El Dato

    https://www.nytimes.com/2020/07/14/world/europe/france-racism-universalism.html

    It’s as if we are really living in a Philip K. Dick novel and there is an old system in the bowels of a throroughly cretinized TLA bureaucracy whose sole goal is to start color revolutions, and somebody left it running and then the access door was walled in during renovations.

    [MORE]

    Philip K. Dick: “Holy quarrel”:

    “And you’re certain,” Stafford said, “that we’re not under attack?”

    Even if Genux-B had been wrong both times before, it at least theoretically could be right this time.

    “If we are about to be attacked,” the nearest FBI man said, “we can’t make out any indication of it—by human data processing, anyhow. I admit it’s logically thinkable that Genux-B could be correct. After all, as he pointed out—”

    “You may be in error because the S.A.T.A. has been hostile toward us so long we take it for granted. It’s a verity of modern life.”

    “Oh, it’s not the South African True Association,” the FBI man said briskly. “In fact, if it were we wouldn’t have gotten suspcious. We wouldn’t have begun poking around, interviewing survivors from the Israel War and French War and whatever else State’s done to follow this up.”

    “It’s Northern California,” the engineer said, and grimaced. “Not even all of California; just the part above Pismo Beach.”

    Stafford stared at them.

    “That’s right,” one of the FBI men said. “Genux-B was in the process of scrambling all SAC bombers and wep-sats for an all-out assault on the area around Sacramento, California.”

    “You asked it why?” Stafford said, speaking to the engineer.

    “Sure. Or rather, strictly speaking, we asked it to spell out in detail what the ‘enemy’ is up to.”

    One of the FBI men drawled, “Tell Mr. Stafford what Northern California is up to that makes it a hot-target enemy—that would have meant its destruction by SAC spearhead assaults if we hadn’t jammed the damn machinery… and still have it jammed.”

    “Some individual,” the engineer said, “has opened up a penny gum machine route in Castro Valley. You know. He has those bubble-headed dispensers outside supermarkets. The children put in a penny and get a placebo ball of gum and something additional occasionally—a prize such as a ring or a charm. It varies. That’s the target.”

    Incredulous, Stafford said, “You’re joking.”

    “Absolute truth. Man’s name is Herb Sousa. He owns sixty-four machines now in operation and plans expansion.”

    “I mean,” Stafford said thickly, “you’re joking about Genux-B’s response to that datum.”

    “Its response isn’t exactly to that datum per se,” the closest of the FBI men said. “For instance, we checked with both the Israeli and French governments. Nobody named Herb Sousa opened up a penny gum machine route in their countries, and that goes for chocolate-covered peanut vending machines or anything else remotely similar to it. And, contrarily, Herb Sousa maintained such a route in Chile and in the U.K. during the past two decades… without Genux-B taking any interest all those years.” He added, “He’s an elderly man.”

    • Replies: @SunBakedSuburb
    @El Dato

    Thanks for posting. Dick writes good dialog; rare for a novelist.

  139. Off topic

    Useful article from Swiss researchers on the coof. “Cooked in a lab” is looking more and more likely. Something in this for everyone.

    https://swprs.org/a-swiss-doctor-on-covid-19/#latest

    • Thanks: El Dato
    • Replies: @El Dato
    @anon

    Takeaway is that all the researchers shitting out bad and worse, bought, papers, the data massagers unable to massage data because they actually can't into proper statistics (that's what you get when you have a guy who can "program Python" but is insecure in analytical thinking) and the WHO unable to find its own arse in the darkness of the meeting room need to get a good kick in the teeth.

    For the conspiracies, we will have to see.

    I don't think Bill the Gates is capable of giving this one a little push, though he is responsible for ruthlessly savaging competitors while offloading negative externalities (i.e. shitty, overpriced and abysmally insecure software, think Gates Bespoke Radium Cure) on his own customers.

  140. Anon[304] • Disclaimer says:

    I have no idea why the chumps running big cities don’t turn the protestors into money-makers. For example, do a mass roundup of the nasty little protestors, hit them with fines for unlawful assembly, violation of curfew, littering, etc., everything you can think of, and fine them. Hit them with 500 dollar fines per violation, or a week in jail for every offense.

    You could really rack up the money that way from the libtard simps. Drain their trust funds fast. Big cities could use the money. Hit them with bail, and if they try to jump bail, the city keeps the bail money.

    Any big city mayor with half a brain could turn the libtards into a money maker and really help out the city budget.

    • Replies: @TWS
    @Anon

    Because the people running the libtard cities want the protests.

  141. @prosa123
    About a week ago I went to a nearby Dick's Sporting Goods looking for ammunition. I haven't been to the shooting range in over a year and really wanted to go. They were completely out of the calibers I wanted, 30-06 and 30-30, even though they're among the most popular of all rifle rounds. In fact, their entire ammo selection consisted of just two calibers: 500 S&W Magnum, a revolver round that's so insanely powerful it often causes serious injuries to the shooters; and 30-40 Krag, the US military round during the Spanish American War, which hasn't been chambered in new rifles in 100+ years.

    Replies: @Redneck farmer, @Bill Jones, @William Badwhite, @Ray Huffman, @Lars Porsena, @J.Ross

    In fact, their entire ammo selection consisted of just two calibers: 500 S&W Magnum, a revolver round that’s so insanely powerful it often causes serious injuries to the shooters;

    Any reference for that? I am aware that the only person ever shot with a .500 was a woman who accidentally shot herself in the head at the range (and died), but I’m not aware of them having any significant injury record apart from that.

    I have shot them. They are a lot of fun, I don’t think they are particularly dangerous. A .500 has as much power as some rifles, but the handguns are usually so ridiculously large and heavy it doesn’t matter. Rifle size and rifle weight. The recoil is more manageable than a .40 federal through a G27 Glock. But that was a full sized S&W, I haven’t tried shooting it through a snub nosed compact frame although I know they make those.

    It is insanely powerful for a handgun round, which is the point. Also very expensive.

    • Replies: @Prosa123
    @Lars Porsena

    There have been cases of the recoil buckling the shooters' arms and causing the revolvers to whack the shooters in the foreheads.
    Here's a famous video of a shooter getting whacked in the noggin with a 50AE, a round not quite as powerful as the .500S&W.
    https://youtu.be/FlfTPeOqjLg

    Replies: @fish, @Harry Baldwin

  142. @Anonymous
    Black Comedians Lives Matter!

    RIP Meechie "Lil' Cosby" Hoe!

    https://youtu.be/T0Q0DNx4--Q

    https://twitter.com/ABaskerville10/status/1283561757143949313?s=20

    https://twitter.com/lil_bp1/status/1282998297414836224?s=20

    Replies: @usNthem, @Reg Cæsar

    TNB

  143. @Anonymous
    Black Comedians Lives Matter!

    RIP Meechie "Lil' Cosby" Hoe!

    https://youtu.be/T0Q0DNx4--Q

    https://twitter.com/ABaskerville10/status/1283561757143949313?s=20

    https://twitter.com/lil_bp1/status/1282998297414836224?s=20

    Replies: @usNthem, @Reg Cæsar

    If only Walter Perez had been blessed with blue eyes, he’d be another Jorge Ramos!

    Instead, he’s relegated to the City of Bruddahly Lubb.

    Roots in Argentina. Another (Southern) Conehead.

  144. @Not my Economy
    Gun control is irrelevant if you will be arrested for using your gun.

    People say they’ll never give up their AR but if it’s never used, what difference does it make?

    Biden proposal: illegal for children to handle any firearm. Hello?? Gun culture destroyed within 20 years.

    Also important that it’s not illegal to lift and get jacked and it’s not illegal to never go anywhere without a wingman. 2 in shape white guys together have basically 0 chance of being crime victims.

    Replies: @Whiskey

    Dumb comment. You can’t be awake all the time with a wingman. Richard Ramirez the Night Stalker is proof of that. People get older and White men are severely atomized.

    And a crowd of vibrants will stomp even Arnold and Lou Ferrigno at their peaks.

    That’s the comment of a man 6’4’’ secure he will never get older.

    Gavin Newsom just released 8k hard core felons. Has promised to release more.

    Why would you trust anti fa and the media. With a weapon you can always make it costly.

    No it can’t always save your life. But it can take the lives of some of those trying to kill you and that’s something non soy lattes understand.

    • Agree: Gordo
  145. @Bill B.
    I didn't realize how important the United States and its government has been in massaging black Frenchies into a state of hyper-racialism until I read this NYT article from a day ago.


    "....as French society has become more diverse and discrimination remains entrenched, leading some to wonder whether the universalist model has run its course.

    "Today it is being challenged perhaps most vociferously by the many Black French who have gone through a racial awakening in recent decades — helped by the pop culture of the United States, its thinkers, and even its Paris-based diplomats who spotted and encouraged young Black French leaders a decade ago...

    "The U.S. Embassy in Paris began reaching out to ethnic and racial minorities in France after the Sept. 11 attacks as part of a global push to “win hearts and minds".

    "The embassy organized educational programs on subjects like affirmative action, a taboo concept in France, drawing nonwhite French audiences for the first time, said Randianina Peccoud, who oversaw the outreach programs and retired from the embassy last year."

    The new French so lovingly depicted in the article are, of course, strong encouraged to drop "universalism" in favour no-holds-barred racial antagonism. What of course the article does not address is that the tolerance and official recognition of diversity it demands are part of the white West's universal culture and will last as long as a semblance of that culture lasts.

    Replies: @The Wild Geese Howard, @kaganovitch, @Altai, @El Dato, @El Dato

    Another co-author, Rhoda Tchokokam, 29, grew up in Cameroon before immigrating to France at the age of 17. While her racial awareness emerged in France, it evolved in the United States, where she went to study for two years, watched all of Spike Lee’s movies and discovered the works of Toni Morrison and Black feminists like Angela Davis and Audre Lorde.

    So she “studied” for two years.

    This is all frankly something evil that infects everything who comes near it. I’m more and more convinced that Satan is real, as real as a pool of black oil, and is smirking at us through the hollow eyes of influencers, churnalists, carreer politicians, career bureaucrats and “intellectuals”.

    A bit earlier by the same writer.

    https://www.nytimes.com/2020/05/16/world/europe/france-rwanda-genocide-kabuga.html

    He was behind the radio station whose hate-filled invectives turned Rwandan against Rwandan, neighbor against neighbor, even spouse against spouse. He was the man, it was said, who imported the hundreds of thousands of machetes that allowed countless ordinary people to act upon that hatred in one of the last genocides of the past century.

    But not one of the last of history. In fact, it’s only beginning.

  146. Spike in violent crime follows rise in gun-buying amid social upheaval.

    Post hoc ergo propter hoc.

  147. @jill
    The left has labelled VDARE a "white nationalist website"

    https://twitter.com/lachlan/status/1283487080509775872

    Replies: @Twinkie, @Nicholas Stix, @Reg Cæsar

    Laura Loomer’s congressional campaign got $2,800 last month from Lydia Brimelow…

    Better a Lydia without tattoos than one with.

  148. @Hypnotoad666
    @Achmed E. Newman


    We don’t need no steeeenking cause & effect!
     
    What would journalists do without their stock phrases, such as "associated with," "suggests," and "ties to." Not to mention, "roiled," "fueled," "stoked," and "followed."

    These lazy "tropes" (another journo favorite), are all basically saying: "yeah, one thing happened, and another thing happened, and we have no evidence, but we are saying that correlation equals causation."

    Replies: @Almost Missouri, @ic1000, @Nicholas Stix

    These are the same people who, when you show real cases of causation (e.g., that an increase in blacks in an area causes an increase in crime), in addition to calling you a white supremacist, insist, “correlation does not prove causation.”

  149. I thought Scott Adams’ take on this story was interesting. The WSJ claims that 40% of the people who bought a gun in the last few months are first-time gun owners, they’re not gun fanciers adding to their collections.

    In the wake of mob rule, local authorities choosing to do nothing when confronted by mob rule, private and public property rights are held to be meaningless, between 2 and 3 million more people decided to buy a gun.

    If true, this could indicate that the gun debate is over. Also, would these people be more likely to vote Biden or Trump?

    • Agree: GoRedWings!
  150. @Almost Missouri
    @Kronos

    AFAIK most ghetto shootings are done with handguns sold by "off license" dealers who go to gunshows and buy up cheap used handguns by the bagful. Or with just plain stolen guns.

    Replies: @JMcG, @Stan d Mute

    AFAIK most ghetto shootings are done with handguns sold by “off license” dealers who go to gunshows and buy up cheap used handguns by the bagful. Or with just plain stolen guns.

    Straw buying is the primary means, a hoodlum will enlist his baby momma without a criminal record to go legally buy the gun. Last time I bothered to look into it, they were buying cheap South American made product unless they had a well established fentanyl dealership and then they bought European aspirational brands.

  151. @anon
    Off topic

    Useful article from Swiss researchers on the coof. "Cooked in a lab" is looking more and more likely. Something in this for everyone.

    https://swprs.org/a-swiss-doctor-on-covid-19/#latest

    Replies: @El Dato

    Takeaway is that all the researchers shitting out bad and worse, bought, papers, the data massagers unable to massage data because they actually can’t into proper statistics (that’s what you get when you have a guy who can “program Python” but is insecure in analytical thinking) and the WHO unable to find its own arse in the darkness of the meeting room need to get a good kick in the teeth.

    For the conspiracies, we will have to see.

    I don’t think Bill the Gates is capable of giving this one a little push, though he is responsible for ruthlessly savaging competitors while offloading negative externalities (i.e. shitty, overpriced and abysmally insecure software, think Gates Bespoke Radium Cure) on his own customers.

  152. @JohnPlywood
    @Chrisnonymous

    Although this is my first time posting these links on this website, I have posted other sources suggesting the same thing in other articles, and literally nothing I ever posted here has been debunked. On the contrary, I pwned several veteran users such as Twinkie and received across-the-isle support from otherwise hostile commenters.

    Everybody with an advanced degree in epidemiology in the year 2020 agrees that the 2nd amendment must come crashing down, and that's exactly what's going to happen when Joe Biden gets elected in November.

    To insinuate that anyone in the comment section of this website could debunk multiple different scientific studies by experts is hilarious. "Debunking" on this website consists of farting, screaming "DEBUNKED!!!!", and then plugging one's ears and singing "LALALALALALALALALA".

    Replies: @Twinkie, @anon, @Reg Cæsar, @Stan d Mute

    “Debunking” on this website consists of farting, screaming “DEBUNKED!!!!”, and then plugging one’s ears and singing “LALALALALALALALALA”.

    A word to the wise, Twinkles is a (not at all) super secret counter-intelligence, black ops, SWAT, Seal Team 6, Airborne Ranger, Delta Force, Mossad commando. Oh, and he’s a Ninja. If you keep up your shenanigans he’ll spurt his creamy goo at you or something, he’s never very specific about his intentions (inscrutable as they are).

    • Replies: @Twinkie
    @Stan d Mute

    You forgot ruggedly handsome, cupcake. Don’t worry - I’m used to the man-crush.

  153. @Anon
    OT: Covid is causing a massive wave of parents to decide to homeschool this fall. Authorities are beginning to be freaked out by this, because it means loss of funding as the number of pupils declines. Schools get paid per pupil.

    However, I suspect the real reason authorities are upset is because it means the kids can get deprogrammed from libtard learning at home.

    https://www.zerohedge.com/political/back-school-no-thanks-say-millions-newly-homeschooling-parents

    Replies: @Abolish_public_education

    Since you brought it up ..

    The public education industry always points to that politically crafted, “per-pupil” funding statistic.

    They deliberately omit counting fixed, expensive, public education costs such as pensions, capital projects, and interest. Those “off-budget” items bump-up the popularly quoted figure by at least 40%.

    The figure doesn’t include the consensus phenomenon that school spending should constitute 50% of the state (on-) budget. Every dollar spent (flushed) on schools begets another one flushed on something else.

    It neglects government cost-shifting (accounting). For instance, in probably most states, nuisance fees, such as traffic fines, must accrue to public education. Maybe half of what California spends on CHP salaries, and probably everything it spends on traffic court, should be counted towards the cost of public education.

  154. @Kronos
    I’d love to get the breakdown on favored gun brands from black-on-black crime. I recall from the “Ghettocide” book that old Charter Arms revolvers from the 1970s were popular up to 2007. I’d imagine super cheap brands are the most popular.

    https://youtu.be/flVBPpKG4zA

    Replies: @usNthem, @Almost Missouri, @Tim, @Charlotte

    Check out this list of the top 20 crime guns in Chicago, ca. 2014 https://www.thetrace.org/2016/01/chicago-crime-guns-raw-data/

    Ruger, S&W, and Glock are popular.

    • Thanks: JMcG
    • Replies: @Joe Stalin
    @Charlotte


    https://www.thetrace.org/2016/01/chicago-crime-guns-raw-data/
     
    This "The Trace" appears to be a "Concern Trolling" organization designed to generate oh-the-horror-of-private-guns-fascist-USA.

    The Trace is an independent, nonpartisan, nonprofit newsroom dedicated to shining a light on America’s gun violence crisis.

    Support for The Trace comes from these groups, among others:

    Everytown for Gun Safety Support Fund
    F Three Foundation
    Foundation Beyond Belief
    Franklin Philanthropic Foundation
    George Lucas Family Foundation
    Leboff Weiner DAF
    Lerer Family Charitable Foundation
    Manaaki Foundation
    Nicholas B. Ottaway Foundation
    The Aber D. Unger Foundation
    The Cleveland Family Charitable Fund
    The Conway Family Charitable Fund
    The Eli and Edythe Broad Foundation
    The Joyce Foundation
    The Kendeda Fund
    The Lenfest Institute for Journalism
    The New Venture Foundation – Fund for a Safer Future Project
    The Yellow Chair Foundation

    We are also grateful to the many readers who have stepped forward to support our journalism through their personal contributions.

    https://www.thetrace.org/donor-financial-transparency/

     

    Check out the constituent Gun Controller Cosmopolitans here:

    https://www.thetrace.org/about-the-trace/
  155. https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.nbcnews.com/news/amp/ncna758211

    Black gun sales are thru the roof.

    Anyway since March I’ve moved to my in laws property about 30 min out in the woods. This has incentivized me to buy some guns….most of which the man at the pawn shop calls “bitch guns” but whatever. My purchases(every 1 included a background check):

    Single shot Hatfield break action shotgun from Wal-Mart.
    Beretta 1935….this 1 shocked me….i thought it was a 1970s Beretta. On further review online its a .e2 acp “war gun” brought back from Europe during ww2….i assume by a GI as a war trophy.

    AMT Backup…..380acp “boot gun”

    1914 .32 s&w colt police positive

    • Replies: @Harry Baldwin
    @Neoconned

    Are you let letting the store owner talk you into buying everything he can't get rid of? Because these are some odd choices. I'd never heard of a Hatfield shotgun. Apparently it's a Walmart brand.
    https://www.thegoodgun.com/2016/08/07/hatfield-12-gauge-100-walmart-special-hell/

    Replies: @Neoconned

  156. @VinnyVette
    @Twinkie

    Go back to trolling you're usual cast of characters... Anyone who refers to themselves as "Twinkie" clearly has daddy issues and probably a weight problem.

    Replies: @Twinkie

    Don’t project.

  157. @Stan d Mute
    @JohnPlywood


    “Debunking” on this website consists of farting, screaming “DEBUNKED!!!!”, and then plugging one’s ears and singing “LALALALALALALALALA”.
     
    A word to the wise, Twinkles is a (not at all) super secret counter-intelligence, black ops, SWAT, Seal Team 6, Airborne Ranger, Delta Force, Mossad commando. Oh, and he’s a Ninja. If you keep up your shenanigans he’ll spurt his creamy goo at you or something, he’s never very specific about his intentions (inscrutable as they are).

    Replies: @Twinkie

    You forgot ruggedly handsome, cupcake. Don’t worry – I’m used to the man-crush.

  158. @Nicholas Stix
    @jill

    “White nationalist": The racist Left labels anyone who opposes White genocide a "White nationalist," "White supremacist," "neo-Nazi," etc.

    (Full disclosure: VDARE contributor since 2004.)

    Replies: @Twinkie

    But is he not objectively a white nationalist?

  159. @Lars Porsena
    @prosa123


    In fact, their entire ammo selection consisted of just two calibers: 500 S&W Magnum, a revolver round that’s so insanely powerful it often causes serious injuries to the shooters;
     
    Any reference for that? I am aware that the only person ever shot with a .500 was a woman who accidentally shot herself in the head at the range (and died), but I'm not aware of them having any significant injury record apart from that.

    I have shot them. They are a lot of fun, I don't think they are particularly dangerous. A .500 has as much power as some rifles, but the handguns are usually so ridiculously large and heavy it doesn't matter. Rifle size and rifle weight. The recoil is more manageable than a .40 federal through a G27 Glock. But that was a full sized S&W, I haven't tried shooting it through a snub nosed compact frame although I know they make those.

    It is insanely powerful for a handgun round, which is the point. Also very expensive.

    Replies: @Prosa123

    There have been cases of the recoil buckling the shooters’ arms and causing the revolvers to whack the shooters in the foreheads.
    Here’s a famous video of a shooter getting whacked in the noggin with a 50AE, a round not quite as powerful as the .500S&W.

    • Replies: @fish
    @Prosa123

    Where were they shooting? Looks like an inner city public park (fountain in the background)!

    , @Harry Baldwin
    @Prosa123

    A guy that would set up any neophyte for something like that is a real a--hole.

  160. @Bill Jones
    @prosa123

    Cheaperthandirt.com's pretty well stocked (for these times)

    Prices everywhere are up about 50% over last year.

    Replies: @Prosa123

    Cheaper than Dirt and other online ammo sellers won’t ship to my area even though there’s no actual law against it.

    • Replies: @Almost Missouri
    @Prosa123

    What do you think is the reason for that? Too much porch piracy?

    Just wondering what to take into account in choosing my next address.

  161. @Beavertales
    The law-abiding behavior of white gun owners is driving the FBI and the SPLC crazy.

    The anticipated 'white backlash' isn't happening. Whites are staying home and waiting for the November election, and the next conservative appointments to the Supreme court.

    Replies: @The Wild Geese Howard, @Billy Shears

    “conservative”.

  162. @William Badwhite
    @prosa123

    https://www.cheaperthandirt.com/

    Replies: @Prosa123

    Cheaper than Dirt and other online ammo sellers won’t ship to my area even though there’s no actual law against it.

  163. @Twinkie
    @jill


    The left has labelled VDARE a “white nationalist website”
     
    Isn't that what Brimelow advocates though?

    Replies: @VinnyVette, @Reg Cæsar, @J.Ross

    They’re accidentally correct. It means something different when they say it. My favorite is when they give up tryna talk white and call someone a “supremist.” A supremist is a fan of the Three Degrees but not of Diana Ross.

  164. @prosa123
    About a week ago I went to a nearby Dick's Sporting Goods looking for ammunition. I haven't been to the shooting range in over a year and really wanted to go. They were completely out of the calibers I wanted, 30-06 and 30-30, even though they're among the most popular of all rifle rounds. In fact, their entire ammo selection consisted of just two calibers: 500 S&W Magnum, a revolver round that's so insanely powerful it often causes serious injuries to the shooters; and 30-40 Krag, the US military round during the Spanish American War, which hasn't been chambered in new rifles in 100+ years.

    Replies: @Redneck farmer, @Bill Jones, @William Badwhite, @Ray Huffman, @Lars Porsena, @J.Ross

    >shopping at Dick’s

    From Valhalla, John Moses Browning and Arthur Savage avert their eyes from your thoughtless mistake.

    • Agree: Redneck farmer
  165. @Mr McKenna
    @rational actor

    https://images.dailycaller.com/image/width=960,height=411,fit=cover,f=auto/https://cdn01.dailycaller.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/07/Pregnant_Fight-e1594847792724.png

    Another peaceful protest broke out in Brooklyn yesterday. It won't be reported in the 'prestige media' because, well, you know.

    BTW, it's worse than it looks. Gotta love that they record & post their 'handiwork'.

    Replies: @anon

    The social interaction by the front door was mostly peaceful. Some shoes touched people. What’s the problem?

  166. @JohnnyD
    Apparently, Christopher Ingraham is famous for writing about living in rural Minnesota. According to Wikipedia, his county is 97 % white. I wonder when he'll move his family to Minneapolis?

    https://www.amazon.com/You-Lived-Here-Youd-Home/dp/0062861476
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Red_Lake_County,_Minnesota
    https://www.twincities.com/2017/05/01/transplanted-washington-post-reporter-and-wife-are-expecting-a-baby-minnesotan/

    Replies: @Dumbo, @Reg Cæsar, @anon, @SunBakedSuburb

    The figures on the book jacket are black. So is the dog. Nature’s most successful parasite.

  167. anonymous[867] • Disclaimer says:
    @anonymous
    This thing needs a holster attachment. Only then they can take my money...

    https://twitter.com/VyzrTech/status/1283750409476202496?s=20

    Replies: @anonymous

    Space-Coolie!

  168. @Prosa123
    @Lars Porsena

    There have been cases of the recoil buckling the shooters' arms and causing the revolvers to whack the shooters in the foreheads.
    Here's a famous video of a shooter getting whacked in the noggin with a 50AE, a round not quite as powerful as the .500S&W.
    https://youtu.be/FlfTPeOqjLg

    Replies: @fish, @Harry Baldwin

    Where were they shooting? Looks like an inner city public park (fountain in the background)!

  169. “The 105% increase in the number of mass shootings from June 2019 to June 2020 is no doubt the fault of America’s Arch-Enemies, Karens and Beckys.”

    Naturally, as Karen calls the police, and Becky locks and loads.

  170. @El Dato
    @Bill B.

    https://www.nytimes.com/2020/07/14/world/europe/france-racism-universalism.html

    It's as if we are really living in a Philip K. Dick novel and there is an old system in the bowels of a throroughly cretinized TLA bureaucracy whose sole goal is to start color revolutions, and somebody left it running and then the access door was walled in during renovations.

    Philip K. Dick: "Holy quarrel":


    “And you’re certain,” Stafford said, “that we’re not under attack?”

    Even if Genux-B had been wrong both times before, it at least theoretically could be right this time.

    “If we are about to be attacked,” the nearest FBI man said, “we can’t make out any indication of it—by human data processing, anyhow. I admit it’s logically thinkable that Genux-B could be correct. After all, as he pointed out—”

    “You may be in error because the S.A.T.A. has been hostile toward us so long we take it for granted. It’s a verity of modern life.”

    “Oh, it’s not the South African True Association,” the FBI man said briskly. “In fact, if it were we wouldn’t have gotten suspcious. We wouldn’t have begun poking around, interviewing survivors from the Israel War and French War and whatever else State’s done to follow this up.”

    “It’s Northern California,” the engineer said, and grimaced. “Not even all of California; just the part above Pismo Beach.”

    Stafford stared at them.

    “That’s right,” one of the FBI men said. “Genux-B was in the process of scrambling all SAC bombers and wep-sats for an all-out assault on the area around Sacramento, California.”

    “You asked it why?” Stafford said, speaking to the engineer.

    “Sure. Or rather, strictly speaking, we asked it to spell out in detail what the ‘enemy’ is up to.”

    One of the FBI men drawled, “Tell Mr. Stafford what Northern California is up to that makes it a hot-target enemy—that would have meant its destruction by SAC spearhead assaults if we hadn’t jammed the damn machinery… and still have it jammed.”

    “Some individual,” the engineer said, “has opened up a penny gum machine route in Castro Valley. You know. He has those bubble-headed dispensers outside supermarkets. The children put in a penny and get a placebo ball of gum and something additional occasionally—a prize such as a ring or a charm. It varies. That’s the target.”

    Incredulous, Stafford said, “You’re joking.”

    “Absolute truth. Man’s name is Herb Sousa. He owns sixty-four machines now in operation and plans expansion.”

    “I mean,” Stafford said thickly, “you’re joking about Genux-B’s response to that datum.”

    “Its response isn’t exactly to that datum per se,” the closest of the FBI men said. “For instance, we checked with both the Israeli and French governments. Nobody named Herb Sousa opened up a penny gum machine route in their countries, and that goes for chocolate-covered peanut vending machines or anything else remotely similar to it. And, contrarily, Herb Sousa maintained such a route in Chile and in the U.K. during the past two decades… without Genux-B taking any interest all those years.” He added, “He’s an elderly man.”

     

    Replies: @SunBakedSuburb

    Thanks for posting. Dick writes good dialog; rare for a novelist.

  171. @Almost Missouri
    @kaganovitch

    Agree, but the CIA is just a subdivision of liberalism, the big conspiracy to destroy Western Civilization.

    Replies: @stillCARealist, @SunBakedSuburb

    “CIA is just a subdivision of liberalism.”

    Neoliberalism. The CIA was born to be the action arm of the corporate state.

    • Thanks: Neoconned
  172. @Charlotte
    @Kronos

    Check out this list of the top 20 crime guns in Chicago, ca. 2014 https://www.thetrace.org/2016/01/chicago-crime-guns-raw-data/

    Ruger, S&W, and Glock are popular.

    Replies: @Joe Stalin

    https://www.thetrace.org/2016/01/chicago-crime-guns-raw-data/

    This “The Trace” appears to be a “Concern Trolling” organization designed to generate oh-the-horror-of-private-guns-fascist-USA.

    The Trace is an independent, nonpartisan, nonprofit newsroom dedicated to shining a light on America’s gun violence crisis.

    Support for The Trace comes from these groups, among others:

    Everytown for Gun Safety Support Fund
    F Three Foundation
    Foundation Beyond Belief
    Franklin Philanthropic Foundation
    George Lucas Family Foundation
    Leboff Weiner DAF
    Lerer Family Charitable Foundation
    Manaaki Foundation
    Nicholas B. Ottaway Foundation
    The Aber D. Unger Foundation
    The Cleveland Family Charitable Fund
    The Conway Family Charitable Fund
    The Eli and Edythe Broad Foundation
    The Joyce Foundation
    The Kendeda Fund
    The Lenfest Institute for Journalism
    The New Venture Foundation – Fund for a Safer Future Project
    The Yellow Chair Foundation

    We are also grateful to the many readers who have stepped forward to support our journalism through their personal contributions.

    https://www.thetrace.org/donor-financial-transparency/

    Check out the constituent Gun Controller Cosmopolitans here:

    https://www.thetrace.org/about-the-trace/

  173. @epebble
    OT: From the Washington Post:

    Fighting alone

    I’m a GOP governor. Why didn’t Trump help my state with coronavirus testing?


    Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan (R) says that President Trump played down the severity of the coronavirus outbreak, leaving states to come up with their own testing strategies and supplies.

    My wife, Yumi, and I stood on the tarmac, waiting in cloth masks, on the morning of April 18. Finally, a Boeing 777 landed and taxied to the far corner of Baltimore-Washington International Marshall Airport. It was the first Korean Air flight ever to land at BWI, but it didn’t have a single passenger aboard. The crew of five had flown 14 hours, straight from Seoul.

    “Congratulations, honey,” I told Yumi as the pilot turned off the engines. “You helped save a lot of lives.”

    The plane was filled with 500,000 test kits for my state, where the coronavirus had already infected 12,308 Marylanders and killed 463 of them. The numbers were still climbing, and we would never be able to contain them without mass testing. “Anybody that wants a test can get a test,” President Trump had declared the previous month. In reality, only 2,252 Americans had been tested at that point in March. Across the country, my fellow governors were desperately pleading for help on testing. But in early April, Trump said it was the states’ job.


    https://www.washingtonpost.com/outlook/2020/07/16/larry-hogan-trump-coronavirus/?arc404=true

    Replies: @Homeschooling Mom in NY

    That’s because it is the states’ job sweetie.

  174. @Anon
    I have no idea why the chumps running big cities don't turn the protestors into money-makers. For example, do a mass roundup of the nasty little protestors, hit them with fines for unlawful assembly, violation of curfew, littering, etc., everything you can think of, and fine them. Hit them with 500 dollar fines per violation, or a week in jail for every offense.

    You could really rack up the money that way from the libtard simps. Drain their trust funds fast. Big cities could use the money. Hit them with bail, and if they try to jump bail, the city keeps the bail money.

    Any big city mayor with half a brain could turn the libtards into a money maker and really help out the city budget.

    Replies: @TWS

    Because the people running the libtard cities want the protests.

  175. @The Germ Theory of Disease
    Apologies for going OT, but since Steve is a Chicagoan and also, recently, a self-confessed Liz Phair fan....

    As the resident Poetry Nazi (since I appear to be the last person in America who cares about poetry), let me call your attention to this fine bit of writing by Liz Phair. I point it out because song lyrics are often clever-but-not-poetry (Paul Simon, Paul McCartney), but sometimes they do in fact verge into poetry (Geezer Butler, Dee Dee Ramone).

    Anyway, here is Mistress Phair at her best....

    I was flying into Chicago at night,
    Watching the lake turn the sky
    Into blue-green smoke.
    The sun was setting to the left of the plane,
    And the cabin was filled with an unearthly glow.
    In 27-D, I was behind the wing,
    Watching landscape roll out like
    Credits on a movie screen.
    The earth looked like it was lit from within,
    Like a poorly-assembled electrical ball,
    As we moved out of the farmlands,
    And into the grid,
    The plan of the city
    Was all that you saw.

    If anyone ever asks you what good writing in English is like, you can tell them that Poetry Nazi says, This is exhibit A.

    Replies: @Cortes

    As Shakespeare said to Marlowe:

    “It’s Poetry, Kris, but not as we know it”.

    • Replies: @The Germ Theory of Disease
    @Cortes

    You don't necessarily have to choose between them, but saying "take your pick" is a handy frame, it focuses the mind...

    Sometimes the world asks a load of questions.
    Seems like the world knows nothing at all.
    The world is near! But it's out of reach.
    Some people touch it, but they can't hold on.

    and/or...

    The world moves on a woman's hips!
    The world moves, and it swivels and bops.
    The world moves on a woman's hips!
    The world moves, and it bounces and hops.

    They're both in the same song. Take your pick.

  176. anon[292] • Disclaimer says:
    @JohnPlywood
    @anon

    Ok.

    Time to make it rain on Trump's America:


    https://www.nejm.org/doi/full/10.1056/NEJMsa1916744


    Handgun Ownership and Suicide in California

    List of authors:
    David M. Studdert, LL.B., Sc.D., Yifan Zhang, Ph.D., Sonja A. Swanson, Sc.D., Lea Prince, Ph.D., Jonathan A. Rodden, Ph.D., Erin E. Holsinger, M.D., Matthew J. Spittal, Ph.D., Garen J. Wintemute, M.D., M.P.H., and Matthew Miller, M.D., Sc.D.

    June 4, 2020
    N Engl J Med 2020; 382:2220-2229
    DOI: 10.1056/NEJMsa1916744

    BACKGROUND
    Research has consistently identified firearm availability as a risk factor for suicide. However, existing studies are relatively small in scale, estimates vary widely, and no study appears to have tracked risks from commencement of firearm ownership.

    METHODS
    We identified handgun acquisitions and deaths in a cohort of 26.3 million male and female residents of California, 21 years old or older, who had not previously acquired handguns. Cohort members were followed for up to 12 years 2 months (from October 18, 2004, to December 31, 2016). We used survival analysis to estimate the relationship between handgun ownership and both all-cause mortality and suicide (by firearm and by other methods) among men and women. The analysis allowed the baseline hazard to vary according to neighborhood and was adjusted for age, race and ethnic group, and ownership of long guns (i.e., rifles or shotguns).

    RESULTS
    A total of 676,425 cohort members acquired one or more handguns, and 1,457,981 died; 17,894 died by suicide, of which 6691 were suicides by firearm. Rates of suicide by any method were higher among handgun owners, with an adjusted hazard ratio of 3.34 for all male owners as compared with male nonowners (95% confidence interval [CI], 3.13 to 3.56) and 7.16 for female owners as compared with female nonowners (95% CI, 6.22 to 8.24). These rates were driven by much higher rates of suicide by firearm among both male and female handgun owners, with a hazard ratio of 7.82 for men (95% CI, 7.26 to 8.43) and 35.15 for women (95% CI, 29.56 to 41.79). Handgun owners did not have higher rates of suicide by other methods or higher all-cause mortality. The risk of suicide by firearm among handgun owners peaked immediately after the first acquisition, but 52% of all suicides by firearm among handgun owners occurred more than 1 year after acquisition.

    CONCLUSIONS
    Handgun ownership is associated with a greatly elevated and enduring risk of suicide by firearm. (Funded by the Fund for a Safer Future and others.)
     
    https://journals.lww.com/jphmp/fulltext/2020/07000/firearm_industry_groups_are_using_covid_19_to.7.aspx



    Firearm Industry Groups Are Using COVID-19 to Expand Gun Rights
    Pomeranz, Jennifer L. JD, MPHAuthor Information
    Journal of Public Health Management and Practice: July/August 2020 - Volume 26 - Issue 4 - p 320-321
    doi: 10.1097/PHH.0000000000001195



    Reducing the sale and use of firearms during a pandemic is equally necessary from a community resources perspective.11 During the COVID-19 pandemic, there is a shortage of health care resources, equipment, services, and professionals. Yet, firearm violence requires care across emergency medicine, radiology, anesthesiology, surgery, physical medicine, rehabilitation, psychiatry, paramedics, nursing, pharmacists, and hospital administrators and staff,12 all of whom are needed to attend to the pandemic at hand.

    To support community health and reduce firearm violence in the short term, states should continue to recognize firearm retailers as nonessential businesses. To reduce firearm violence in the long term, Congress and state legislatures should fundamentally shift the focus of the law to protect transparent politics and public health. Otherwise, the firearm industry will continue to seize upon any opportunity it can find—even an international public health emergency—to prioritize gun retailers and owners over the nation's safety.
     
    https://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=3593956



    Pandemics, Protests and Firearms
    26 Pages
    Posted: 11 May 2020
    Last revised: 13 Jul 2020
    Bree J. Lang
    University of California, Riverside (UCR)

    Matthew Lang
    University of California, Riverside (UCR) - Department of Economics

    Date Written: July 12, 2020

    Abstract
    A record number of firearm background checks were completed at the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic and during the protests following the murder of George Floyd. Using monthly state-level data, we show that the increase in firearm background check rates in March, 2020 and June, 2020 differ from previous gun-buying events in at least two important ways. First, the increases in the background check rates surrounding COVID-19 and the George Floyd protests are significantly larger than previous gun-buying events. Second, the gun-buying events of 2020 are non-partisan; the effect in Republican-leaning states is statistically indistinguishable from the effect in Democrat-leaning states. We provide evidence that the recent spikes in background checks are not motivated by gun policy uncertainty and a significant fraction of background checks represent first-time gun buyers. We also discuss policy recommendations that may alleviate any negative outcomes associated with expanded gun ownership during an unprecedented pandemic.


    ...

    The results are relevant to those who are concerned about the mental health consequences of the COVID-19 pandemic (American Medical Association, 2020; Mannix et al., 2020; Reger et al., 2020). There is a consensus in the literature that firearm access is positively related to firearm suicide rates, often without a corresponding decrease in non-firearm suicide rates (Lang, 2013; Edwards et al., 2018; Balestra, 2018).1 The unprecedented influx of firearms combined with worsening mental health resulting from quarantine measures (Pfefferbaum and North, 2020; Gunnell et al., 2020) has the potential to lead to an increase in suicide rates. The findings are also of interest to policy makers. Gun policy is a divisive issue that cuts across party lines. A recent Pew Research Report (Gramlich and Schaeffer, 2019) finds that only 31 percent of Republicans are in favor of stricter gun laws, compared to 86 percent of Democrats. Although certain gun policy issues are more contentious than others, there is nearly universal support from both Republicans and Democrats for preventing people with mental illness from buying guns and running background checks on private sales. According to our results, the common ground across parties may go deeper than individual policy provisions. During the COVID-19 pandemic and the George Floyd protests, the increase in firearm background checks between the most Republican-leaning and most Democrat-leaning states is not significantly different from each other, suggesting that when health and safety concerns are heightened, a relatively large fraction of citizens turn to firearms.

    The record-setting increase in firearm background checks is a concern for public health officials. To combat the potential negative consequences of an increase in gun availability, policy makers should consider temporarily expanding safe storage requirements and re-instituting wait periods. Adding inconvenience to the firearm purchasing process is unlikely to be popular, but the benefit of saving lives during a period when death rates are already higher than usual because of the COVID-19 pandemic is arguably worth the cost.
     
    https://publichealth.jmir.org/2020/2/e19369/



    Caputi TL, Ayers JW, Dredze M, Suplina N, Burd-Sharps S

    Collateral Crises of Gun Preparation and the COVID-19 Pandemic: Infodemiology Study

    JMIR Public Health Surveill 2020;6(2):e19369

    DOI: 10.2196/19369

    PMID: 32437329


    Published on 28.05.20 in Vol 6, No 2 (2020): Apr-Jun
    Preprints (earlier versions) of this paper are available at http://preprints.jmir.org/preprint/19369, first published May 21, 2020.
    This paper is in the following e-collection/theme issue:
    Rapid Surveillance Report
    ArticleCited By (0)Tweetations (26)Metrics
    Original Paper
    Collateral Crises of Gun Preparation and the COVID-19 Pandemic: Infodemiology Study
    Theodore L Caputi1, MPH ; John W Ayers2, MA, PhD ; Mark Dredze3, PhD ; Nicholas Suplina4, JD ; Sarah Burd-Sharps4, MIA
    1Department of Health Sciences, University of York, York, United Kingdom

    2Division of Infectious Diseases and Global Health, Department of Medicine, University of California San Diego, San Diego, CA, United States

    3Department of Computer Science, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD, United States

    4Everytown for Gun Safety, New York, NY, United States


    ABSTRACT
    Background: In the past, national emergencies in the United States have resulted in increased gun preparation (ie, purchasing new guns or removing guns from storage); in turn, these gun actions have effected increases in firearm injuries and deaths.

    Objective: The aim of this paper was to assess the extent to which interest in gun preparation has increased amid the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic using data from Google searches related to purchasing and cleaning guns.

    Methods: We fit an Autoregressive Integrated Moving Average (ARIMA) model over Google search data from January 2004 up to the week that US President Donald Trump declared COVID-19 a national emergency. We used this model to forecast Google search volumes, creating a counterfactual of the number of gun preparation searches we would expect if the COVID-19 pandemic had not occurred, and reported observed deviations from this counterfactual.

    Results: Google searches related to preparing guns have surged to unprecedented levels, approximately 40% higher than previously reported spikes following the Sandy Hook, CT and Parkland, FL shootings and 158% (95% CI 73-270) greater than would be expected if the COVID-19 pandemic had not occurred. In absolute terms, approximately 2.1 million searches related to gun preparation were performed over just 34 days. States severely affected by COVID-19 appear to have some of the greatest increases in the number of searches.

    Conclusions: Our results corroborate media reports that gun purchases are increasing amid the COVID-19 pandemic and provide more precise geographic and temporal trends. Policy makers should invest in disseminating evidence-based educational tools about gun risks and safety procedures to avert a collateral public health crisis.
     
    https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/abs/10.1111/rego.12235

    First published: 21 December 2018

    In this contribution, we evaluate the effectiveness of firearm regulations in curbing the number of homicides and suicides committed both with and without firearms. We develop a gun control index that enables us to compare the restrictiveness of firearm regulations across time and space. We model the effects of gun control on figures of (gun) homicide and (gun) suicide gained from public health records in 16 West European countries between 1980 and 2010. We thus shift the analytical focus away from the United States, which can be considered an extreme case in many ways and analyze the effects of gun control in a least likely setting: a world region in which gun control is comparably strict to begin with. Our analysis demonstrates that stricter gun control entails a strong and robust negative effect not only on homicides and suicides committed with firearms, but also on overall homicide and suicide rates.
     

    Replies: @anon

    Dude, that’s not even close to a reply. Maybe English she is not your first language, so the words confuse you?

    Everybody with an advanced degree in epidemiology in the year 2020 agrees that the 2nd amendment must come crashing down,

    You are still lying.

    “Everybody” has a clear meaning. It’s not “a few cherry picked hoplophobes”. You are lying, because you have not provided a ref to every single person with an advanced degree in epidemiology in the Current Year. You haven’t even gotten the whole US. Now get to work.

    [MORE]

    Plus learn how to use the MORE tag.

  177. @Wilkey
    The Post blames whites for an increase in racial animosity that has, in fact, been spurred by the press, and for an increase in gun violence that is due entirely to blacks.

    These people are lying assholes, and that’s all there is to say about that.

    I am for the first time in my life seriously considering purchasing a firearm. Not because of racism, but because I am running out of faith that the civil authorities will protect me and keep the bad guys behind bars.

    Replies: @Jack D, @Twinkie, @Mr McKenna, @Ben tillman

    *Keep* the bad guys behind bars? Right now, the bad guys are at large, running NBC, WaPo, and all sorts of anti-white institutions.

  178. @Neoconned
    https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.nbcnews.com/news/amp/ncna758211

    Black gun sales are thru the roof.

    Anyway since March I've moved to my in laws property about 30 min out in the woods. This has incentivized me to buy some guns....most of which the man at the pawn shop calls "bitch guns" but whatever. My purchases(every 1 included a background check):

    Single shot Hatfield break action shotgun from Wal-Mart.
    Beretta 1935....this 1 shocked me....i thought it was a 1970s Beretta. On further review online its a .e2 acp "war gun" brought back from Europe during ww2....i assume by a GI as a war trophy.

    AMT Backup.....380acp "boot gun"

    1914 .32 s&w colt police positive

    Replies: @Harry Baldwin

    Are you let letting the store owner talk you into buying everything he can’t get rid of? Because these are some odd choices. I’d never heard of a Hatfield shotgun. Apparently it’s a Walmart brand.
    https://www.thegoodgun.com/2016/08/07/hatfield-12-gauge-100-walmart-special-hell/

    • Replies: @Neoconned
    @Harry Baldwin

    No.

    I have a kid now so bills eat most of my income what my wife doesnt take. When i bought it(it was cheap) it was all i could afford. These guns were literally all i could afford....and in the case of the Colt, was all they had.

    I would in theory like a cool arsenal of SWAT gear but this basically is a small poor man's arsenal in case the shtf....the shotgun is literally for in case a burglar comes thru the door and they then get blasted out. I bought slugs for it so hate the petty crook who tries to burglarize me.

    Replies: @Not my Economy, @Harry Baldwin

  179. @Prosa123
    @Lars Porsena

    There have been cases of the recoil buckling the shooters' arms and causing the revolvers to whack the shooters in the foreheads.
    Here's a famous video of a shooter getting whacked in the noggin with a 50AE, a round not quite as powerful as the .500S&W.
    https://youtu.be/FlfTPeOqjLg

    Replies: @fish, @Harry Baldwin

    A guy that would set up any neophyte for something like that is a real a–hole.

  180. @Harry Baldwin
    @Neoconned

    Are you let letting the store owner talk you into buying everything he can't get rid of? Because these are some odd choices. I'd never heard of a Hatfield shotgun. Apparently it's a Walmart brand.
    https://www.thegoodgun.com/2016/08/07/hatfield-12-gauge-100-walmart-special-hell/

    Replies: @Neoconned

    No.

    I have a kid now so bills eat most of my income what my wife doesnt take. When i bought it(it was cheap) it was all i could afford. These guns were literally all i could afford….and in the case of the Colt, was all they had.

    I would in theory like a cool arsenal of SWAT gear but this basically is a small poor man’s arsenal in case the shtf….the shotgun is literally for in case a burglar comes thru the door and they then get blasted out. I bought slugs for it so hate the petty crook who tries to burglarize me.

    • Replies: @Not my Economy
    @Neoconned

    Lmao, a staunch defender of The White Working Class shits on an actual working class white guy for being too poor to afford meme guns

    Never change, conservatives

    , @Harry Baldwin
    @Neoconned

    Understood. I didn't mean to sound like a dick. First Rule of Gunfighting: Have a gun.

    Replies: @Jack D

  181. @JMcG
    @Almost Missouri

    You can’t have been to a gun show in years. Plus, all sales of handguns, including and especially those taking place at gun shows, are transferred through a Federal Firearms License holder. The ATF takes a keen interest in going after those FFL’s they feel might be supplying the black market arms trade.
    Blacks with felonies on their records generally get a girl to buy a gun for them, what’s known as a straw purchase. Stolen guns make up a large part of the illicit trade as well.

    Replies: @Almost Missouri

    It’s true it’s been a few years, but aren’t there are still “private sellers” who rent a small table and sell a small assortment of odd guns, and who are not bound by the background check requirement?

    • Replies: @JMcG
    @Almost Missouri

    Long guns can be sold without a background check between private parties. Handguns have to go through an FFL and the background check regardless of who is doing the selling and buying. I don’t really go to gun shows too much anymore as they are a colossal waste of time.
    I can’t remember the last time I saw a private seller with a table. For the last twenty years at least it’s just been dealers and surplus sales. It’s possible to pick up parts and magazines, maybe ammo or components without paying a mail order hazmat charge, but definitely no tables full of cheap pistols any longer.
    Good luck to you.

    Replies: @Twinkie

  182. @Almost Missouri
    @JMcG

    It's true it's been a few years, but aren't there are still "private sellers" who rent a small table and sell a small assortment of odd guns, and who are not bound by the background check requirement?

    Replies: @JMcG

    Long guns can be sold without a background check between private parties. Handguns have to go through an FFL and the background check regardless of who is doing the selling and buying. I don’t really go to gun shows too much anymore as they are a colossal waste of time.
    I can’t remember the last time I saw a private seller with a table. For the last twenty years at least it’s just been dealers and surplus sales. It’s possible to pick up parts and magazines, maybe ammo or components without paying a mail order hazmat charge, but definitely no tables full of cheap pistols any longer.
    Good luck to you.

    • Replies: @Twinkie
    @JMcG


    Handguns have to go through an FFL and the background check regardless of who is doing the selling and buying.
     
    No. This varies by state.

    Replies: @JMcG

  183. @JMcG
    @Almost Missouri

    Long guns can be sold without a background check between private parties. Handguns have to go through an FFL and the background check regardless of who is doing the selling and buying. I don’t really go to gun shows too much anymore as they are a colossal waste of time.
    I can’t remember the last time I saw a private seller with a table. For the last twenty years at least it’s just been dealers and surplus sales. It’s possible to pick up parts and magazines, maybe ammo or components without paying a mail order hazmat charge, but definitely no tables full of cheap pistols any longer.
    Good luck to you.

    Replies: @Twinkie

    Handguns have to go through an FFL and the background check regardless of who is doing the selling and buying.

    No. This varies by state.

    • Replies: @JMcG
    @Twinkie

    Thanks, you are correct. I had no idea. The perils of only having lived in a single state.

  184. @JackOH
    Imagine if guns had never existed, and were just invented today. What would the sales pitch be?

    Something like: Finally, you no longer have to fear the robber, the burglar, the attacker who wishes to cause you physical harm to satisfy his twisted, unlawful needs, and deprive you of the property you've worked so hard for. Even your 90-lb grandma can use it!

    I think guns might then be regarded as a miraculous deterrent, and a guarantor of civic orderliness or a restorer thereof.

    Citizen-owned firearms and their lawful use are a pretty damned good thing, IMO.

    Replies: @Gordo

    Imagine if guns had never existed, and were just invented today. What would the sales pitch be?

    God made man, but Colonel Colt made him equal!

    • Agree: JackOH
  185. @Twinkie
    @JMcG


    Handguns have to go through an FFL and the background check regardless of who is doing the selling and buying.
     
    No. This varies by state.

    Replies: @JMcG

    Thanks, you are correct. I had no idea. The perils of only having lived in a single state.

  186. @Twinkie
    Talk about trying to paint the direction of causation backwards...

    “Law-abiding citizens aren’t buying guns in fear of surging black crime - blacks are committing crimes in fear of law-abiding citizens buying guns! You see? Racism!”

    Obama, Clinton, and now BLM have been the best advertisement for gun sales.

    Replies: @Escher

    This is why they are having difficulty sleeping.
    So much pressure to rob and rape before their prey arm themselves.

  187. @Homeschooling Mom in NY
    @Torn and Frayed


    Defunding the police is a way of giving whites a tax break.
     
    Ha! You think that money will go back to the people??? That’s about as likely as their school taxes going down with so many kids homeschooling now. Fat chance!

    Replies: @Almost Missouri

    If state Republicans actually wanted to win, they would put a plank in their election platform that the government will rebate school taxes to homeschooling tax payers. That would win them state elections and break the power of the odious public school teacher “unions” (actually illicit monopoly privilege conspiracies).

  188. @Jim Don Bob
    @anon


    This is why people don’t want urban elites to “discover” rural or boring places because their useless politics NEVER change.
     
    Exhibit A for this is the dipshit mayor of Minneapolis who moved there from Northern Virginia a scant 9 years ago. Of course the local midwits fell for his BS and here we are:

    https://42qnyu1y6vra3adquc2fecd5-wpengine.netdna-ssl.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/05/Minneapolis-Riots-Aftermath-1024x538.jpg

    Replies: @Almost Missouri

    “The Jacob Frey Effect”

  189. @Prosa123
    @Bill Jones

    Cheaper than Dirt and other online ammo sellers won't ship to my area even though there's no actual law against it.

    Replies: @Almost Missouri

    What do you think is the reason for that? Too much porch piracy?

    Just wondering what to take into account in choosing my next address.

  190. @anon
    @Mr McKenna

    The social interaction by the front door was mostly peaceful. Some shoes touched people. What's the problem?

    Replies: @Almost Missouri

  191. @Cortes
    @The Germ Theory of Disease

    As Shakespeare said to Marlowe:

    “It’s Poetry, Kris, but not as we know it”.

    Replies: @The Germ Theory of Disease

    You don’t necessarily have to choose between them, but saying “take your pick” is a handy frame, it focuses the mind…

    Sometimes the world asks a load of questions.
    Seems like the world knows nothing at all.
    The world is near! But it’s out of reach.
    Some people touch it, but they can’t hold on.

    and/or…

    The world moves on a woman’s hips!
    The world moves, and it swivels and bops.
    The world moves on a woman’s hips!
    The world moves, and it bounces and hops.

    They’re both in the same song. Take your pick.

  192. @Neoconned
    @Harry Baldwin

    No.

    I have a kid now so bills eat most of my income what my wife doesnt take. When i bought it(it was cheap) it was all i could afford. These guns were literally all i could afford....and in the case of the Colt, was all they had.

    I would in theory like a cool arsenal of SWAT gear but this basically is a small poor man's arsenal in case the shtf....the shotgun is literally for in case a burglar comes thru the door and they then get blasted out. I bought slugs for it so hate the petty crook who tries to burglarize me.

    Replies: @Not my Economy, @Harry Baldwin

    Lmao, a staunch defender of The White Working Class shits on an actual working class white guy for being too poor to afford meme guns

    Never change, conservatives

  193. @Neoconned
    @Harry Baldwin

    No.

    I have a kid now so bills eat most of my income what my wife doesnt take. When i bought it(it was cheap) it was all i could afford. These guns were literally all i could afford....and in the case of the Colt, was all they had.

    I would in theory like a cool arsenal of SWAT gear but this basically is a small poor man's arsenal in case the shtf....the shotgun is literally for in case a burglar comes thru the door and they then get blasted out. I bought slugs for it so hate the petty crook who tries to burglarize me.

    Replies: @Not my Economy, @Harry Baldwin

    Understood. I didn’t mean to sound like a dick. First Rule of Gunfighting: Have a gun.

    • Replies: @Jack D
    @Harry Baldwin

    My Jamaican carpenter used to tell me that "the cheapest is the dearest" (the most expensive). Because you will buy the cheap thing twice - once for the cheap thing and the second time for what you should have bought in the first place when the cheap thing breaks shortly after you have paid for it or fails to perform adequately. But if you buy a quality product then you'll only have to pay once and then you will have it for a long time.

  194. @Harry Baldwin
    @Neoconned

    Understood. I didn't mean to sound like a dick. First Rule of Gunfighting: Have a gun.

    Replies: @Jack D

    My Jamaican carpenter used to tell me that “the cheapest is the dearest” (the most expensive). Because you will buy the cheap thing twice – once for the cheap thing and the second time for what you should have bought in the first place when the cheap thing breaks shortly after you have paid for it or fails to perform adequately. But if you buy a quality product then you’ll only have to pay once and then you will have it for a long time.

  195. “Best gun for women”

    Sig p365
    Taurus G2C
    M&P Shield M2.0
    Glock 43 if you insist on being the 1st one to run out of bullets

    All chosen for concealability. Keep in mind, the smaller the gun, the greater the recoil. If you want something that shoots better, buy something bigger and keep it in your purse, I guess.

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