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Stat of the Day: Everywhere Guns Are Banned, Murder Rates Increase

John Lott, our favorite economist at least in the arena of criminology and Second Amendment scholarship, cogently summarizes the actual, real-world, data-based sociological effect of "gun control" laws:

. While gun bans (either a ban on all guns or on all handguns) have been imposed in many places, every time guns have been banned, murder rates have gone up.

One would think that one time, just out of simple randomness, murder rates would have gone down or at least stayed the same.  Yet in every single case for which we have crime data both before and after the ban, murder rates have gone up, often by huge amounts."

. It's almost as if more guns mean less crime.…[more]

October 20, 2017 • 11:58 am

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CFIF Presidential Inauguration Quiz Print
By CFIF Staff
Thursday, January 19 2017

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Take CFIF's 20-Question Inauguration Quiz to test your knowledge of the history behind U.S. Presidential Inaugurations.

(Answer key may be found at the bottom)


1. What does the President swear to "preserve, protect and defend" when he takes the Oath of Office?

a. United States of America
b. American people
c. Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Happiness
d. Constitution of the United States


2. Which President began the tradition of adding the words "So help me God" to the end of the Oath of Office?

a. George Washington
b. Thomas Jefferson
c. James Madison
d. Abraham Lincoln


3. Who was the first President to have the Oath of Office administered by the Chief Justice of the United States?

a. George Washington
b. John Adams
c. Thomas Jefferson
d. James Madison


4. Which Chief Justice administered the Oath of Office to the greatest number of U.S. Presidents?

a. William Rehnquist
b. Earl Warren
c. Roger Taney
d. John Marshall


5. Who was the only former President to administer the Oath of Office to another President?

a. George Washington
b. John Adams
c. William H. Taft
d. George H.W. Bush


6. Who was the only woman to administer the Oath of Office to a President?

a. Sarah T. Hughes
b. Sandra Day O’Connor
c. Ruth Bader Ginsberg
d. Eleanor Roosevelt


7. Which President had the Oath of Office administered by his father?

a. John Quincy Adams
b. Calvin Coolidge
c. John F. Kennedy
d. George W. Bush


8. On what date was the first presidential inauguration?

a. June 21, 1788
b. January 20, 1789
c. April 30, 1789
d. March 4, 1790


9. Who was the first President inaugurated on January 20th?

a. Woodrow Wilson
b. Herbert Hoover
c. Franklin Delano Roosevelt
d. Harry S. Truman


10. Who was the first President inaugurated for a term limited by the Constitution?

a. Harry S. Truman
b. Dwight D. Eisenhower
c. John F. Kennedy
d. Lyndon B. Johnson


11. Who is the oldest President ever to take the Oath of Office?

a. Donald J. Trump
b. Franklin Delano Roosevelt
c. Theodore Roosevelt
d. Ronald Reagan


12. Who was the youngest President ever to take the Oath of Office?

a. George W. Bush
b. William Jefferson Clinton
c. John F. Kennedy
d. Theodore Roosevelt


13. Which President took the Oath of Office aboard an airplane?

a. Franklin Delano Roosevelt
b. Harry S. Truman
c. Lyndon B. Johnson
d. George H.W. Bush


14. Which First Lady was a member of the press for the Inauguration of one of her husband’s presidential predecessors?

a. Jacqueline Kennedy
b. Patricia Nixon
c. Rosalynn Carter
d. Michelle Obama


15. Which President died just a month after his inauguration?

a. William McKinley
b. James Garfield
c. Abraham Lincoln
d. William Henry Harrison


16. Which President gave the shortest Inaugural Address in history?

a. George Washington
b. John Quincy Adams
c. William H. Taft
d. Lyndon B. Johnson


17. Which President gave the longest Inaugural Address in history?

a. Thomas Jefferson
b. Andrew Jackson
c. William Henry Harrison
d. William Jefferson Clinton


18. The inauguration of which President was the first to be televised?

a. Franklin Delano Roosevelt
b. Harry S. Truman
c. Dwight D. Eisenhower
d. John F. Kennedy


19. Which President was the first to have an inaugural ball held on the day of his inauguration?

a. Thomas Jefferson
b. James Madison
c. James Polk
d. James Buchanan


20. Who was the first President to be inaugurated at the Capitol in Washington, D.C.?

a. Thomas Jefferson
b. James Monroe
c. John Quincy Adams
d. Andrew Jackson

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Happy Inauguration Day!


Answers:  1(d); 2(a); 3(b); 4(c); 5(c); 6(a); 7(b); 8(c); 9(c); 10(b); 11(a); 12(d); 13(c); 14(a); 15(d); 16(a); 17(c); 18(b); 19(b); 20(a)

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