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Who Needs High-Capacity Magazines? Even Police Only Hit 1 in 5 Shots
By Timothy H. Lee
Thursday, February 07 2013
Here’s a statistic likely to surprise most Americans:  Police officers’ hit ratio, meaning the percentage of shots fired that meet the intended target, is approximately 20%.  In other words, even those whose very profession demands accuracy and constant preparation only hit 1 out of 5 shots when the situation requires it.  Some 80% of shots thus miss their target.  A 2010 NYPD estimate is even lower, suggesting a hit ratio of just 11% to 17%.  This constitutes a critical fact in the ongoing debate over Americans’ Second Amendment rights.  Specifically…
 
Rights at Risk
Consider this a thought experiment. Consider this a serious warning about the menace that can come from…
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Republican Governors Opt for ObamaCare Medicaid Expansion at Taxpayers’ Expense
With another Republican governor reversing course and agreeing to expand Medicaid spending under ObamaCare…
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A Tech Boom, If We Can Keep It
In a jarring and unexpected announcement this week, the federal government reported that the nation’s…
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GOP Governors’ Alternative to Obama’s Tax Hikes
With thirty governorships in Republican hands, some GOP executives are trying to swap their states’…
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A 17-Year-Old's Letter to President Obama about Football
Dear President Obama:
 
I am a 17-year old high school senior who has proudly played…
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Another Blowout in Eco Suit Against Chevron
Enough is enough is enough. It’s long past time for the Obama administration, just once, to actually…
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Assault on IP Rights Should Alarm Conservatives and Libertarians
“The Congress shall have the Power To … promote the Progress of Science and useful Arts…
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A Crisis of Transparency
Conservative critics of Secretary of State Hillary Clinton were rightly exercised by her belligerent…
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Cool Hand Conservatives?
This is a Seinfeld column. It is a political column about nothing. It is a column about nothing because…
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Obama's Use of Children in Gun-Control Debate Is Dishonest
To understand why President Obama surrounded himself with a human shield of children last week as he…
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Question of the Week   
Mandatory vaccination laws were first enacted in the U.S. to prevent the spread of which one of the following communicable diseases?
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Quote of the Day   
 
"'The arc of the moral universe is long, but it bends toward justice' is one of Obama’s favorite sayings. Ultimately, injustice and aggression don’t pay. ...  The world is aflame and our leader is on the 14th green. The arc of history may indeed bend toward justice, Mr. President. But, as you say, the arc is long. The job of a leader is to shorten it, to intervene on behalf of 'the fierce…[more]
 
 
—Charles Krauthammer, Nationally Syndicated Columnist
— Charles Krauthammer, Nationally Syndicated Columnist
 
Liberty Poll   

Is significant, proven plagiarism sufficient to disqualify, in the minds of voters, any candidate for public office?