Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Record Numbers now are Licensed to Carry Guns

The consequence will be chaos. We will see the kind of violence on the streets of America that we are now witnessing in Mexico. The continued collapse of the economy will mean more desperate people. They will rob banks and kill family members. That's what we are seeing now, but hasn't affected the crime rate. Guns are overwhelming used for bad purposes (crime, suicides, and accidental shootings). It is a myth that guns are being used to defend law abiding citizens. We have police for that. If you don't believe wait a couple of mores years. Then we will see what I'm talking about. Unfortunately the whore is Washington, including Obama, have been bought-off or are afraid of the NRA. At least one patriotic America will not remain silent:

From its beginnings in the 1980s, the “right-to-carry” movement has succeeded in boosting the number of licensed concealed-gun carriers from fewer than 1 million to about 6 million today, according to estimates from gun-rights groups that are supported by’s research. And while hotly debated, the effect of this dramatic increase is largely unknown.

Gun enthusiasts claim a link between more private citizens carrying concealed weapons and the nation’s dramatic decrease in violent crime. Gun-control activists argue that concealed-carry permits are being handed out to people who should never get them, sometimes resulting in tragic, needless shootings.

Effect on crime is hotly debated
But even with the push to expand concealed-carry rights now in its third decade, no scientific studies have reached any widely accepted conclusions about the movement’s effect on crime or personal safety.

Statistics from the national Centers for Disease Control do indicate that the murder and mayhem predicted by many opponents of concealed-carry laws have not come to pass. But even that point, while celebrated by gun-rights activists and conceded by some concealed-carry opponents, is disputed by others.

Both sides do agree on one thing: More Americans than ever are carrying hidden guns.
...full article

Secret Service paid Hacker $75k a year, friend says

This is why hackers are terrorizing America. The government seems totally inept in dealing with the greatest threat to our country:

Convicted TJX hacker Albert Gonzalez earned $75,000 a year working undercover for the U.S. Secret Service, informing on bank card thieves before he was arrested in 2008 for running his own multimillion-dollar card-hacking operation.

That information is according to one of Gonzalez's best friends and convicted accomplices, Stephen Watt.

Watt pleaded guilty last year to creating a sniffer program that Gonzalez used to siphon millions of credit and debit card numbers from the TJX corporate network while he was working undercover for the government.

Video: Mitt Romney: Obama 'Betrayed' Oath

Video: Breaking Down the Health Reform Bill

Visit for breaking news, world news, and news about the economy