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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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By CFIF Staff
Wednesday, February 15 2017

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Take our 10-Question Quiz and test your knowledge of our Nation’s Chief Executives.

(Answer key may be found at the bottom) 

1. Who was the first U.S. President to be born in the United States of America?

a. John Adams
b. Martin Van Buren
c. James Monroe
d. George Washington


2. Which one of the following U.S. Presidents was the first to be born outside the original 13 states?

a. Ronald Reagan
b. Abraham Lincoln
c. Andrew Jackson
d. Barack Obama


3. Which one of the following was the first U.S. President not born in the United States?

a. John Adams
b. Martin Van Buren
c. Franklin Roosevelt
d. George Washington


4. Which one of the following U.S. Presidents holds the record for taking the most foreign trips during his first year in office?

a. George H.W. Bush
b. George W. Bush
c. Richard Nixon
d. Barack Obama


5. Which U.S. President signed the most clemency actions during his term in office?

a. George Washington
b. Franklin Roosevelt
c. Abraham Lincoln
d. Lyndon Johnson


6. Who are the only two U.S. Presidents to date who did not grant any pardons during their terms of office?

a. George Washington and John Adams
b. James Garfield and William Harrison
c. Woodrow Wilson and Harry Truman
d. Ronald Reagan and Bill Clinton


7. Who was the only U.S. President to pay off the national debt?

a. George Washington
b. Thomas Jefferson
c. Andrew Jackson
d. Ronald Reagan


8. Which U.S. President was the first to withhold documents requested by Congress, claiming “the disclosure of which would injure the public”?

a. George Washington
b. Abraham Lincoln
c. Harry Truman
d. Richard Nixon


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

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


10. Who was the first U.S. President to travel abroad while in office?

a. William Taft
b. Franklin Roosevelt
c. Theodore Roosevelt
d. Warren Harding

 

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Answers: 1(b); 2(b); 3(d); 4(d); 5(b); 6(b); 7(c); 8(a); 9(c); 10(c)

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