The lazy assumption that America suffers a uniquely high mass shooting rate is the foundation upon which…
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Fact of the Day: Mass Shootings More Common in Europe Than the U.S.

The lazy assumption that America suffers a uniquely high mass shooting rate is the foundation upon which 2nd Amendment restrictionists must rely.

After all, if allegedly more "enlightened" nations like France or Norway that effectively prohibit so-called "assault weapons" (a meaningless slur, but that's another subject entirely) suffer a mass shooting rate as high or higher than the U.S., then their rationale for restricting law-abiding citizens' right to keep and bear arms collapses.

Unfortunately for them, as illustrated by crimeresearch.org, that's precisely what the real-world facts show.  France, Norway  and other European nations actually suffer higher mass shooting rates than the U.S.  In fact, out of 18 European and North American nations measured, the U.S. mass shooting rate…[more]

June 28, 2016 • 12:55 pm

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PROMESA “Super Chapter 9” is Still a Bailout on the Backs of Bondholders Across America Print E-mail
Friday, April 15 2016

WASHINGTON, D.C. – In response to reported attempts by Congressional leadership to mislead House Republicans into thinking that "fixing" the PROMESA bailout legislation currently under consideration by the House Committee on Natural Resources by simply adding language that "guards" against the immediate use of taxpayer rescue funds in Puerto Rico, the Center for Individual Freedom (CFIF) released the following statement:

 
"Members of Congress should not be fooled by leadership’s attempts to persuade them that this bill is not still a bailout. As has been clear since the beginning, this bill is a bailout of Puerto Rico’s government pension system on the backs of the life savings of Puerto Rico bondholders across America," said CFIF Senior Vice President of Legal and Public Affairs Timothy Lee. "Members should also not be fooled - certain hedge funds, who stand to benefit greatly from an undermining of Puerto Rico’s Constitution, have thrown their support behind this measure, which will do absolutely nothing to diminish the glaring defects of this overall bill.

"Simply put, any legislative solution that Congress comes up with must respect the clear-cut laws with which Puerto Rico’s bondholders were sold their bonds and uphold the debt hierarchy laid out in Puerto Rico’s constitution."
 
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