Growth of concealed carry accompanies drop in crime

by Dan Lucas Crime dropping – including gun crimes The FBI released crime statistics for 2013 last month. Both violent crime and property crime in the U.S. were down again: “The violent crime rate declined 5.1% compared to the 2012 … Continue reading

Posted by at 05:00 | Posted in 2nd Amendment, CHL, Crime & Sentencing | 6 Comments

Paintball Justice

The favorite past time of Oregon legislators is passing laws without consequences. They enjoy it so much that they keep passing and revising the same laws without consequences in serial fashion. They do this so that they can look earnest, … Continue reading

Posted by at 05:00 | Posted in Crime & Sentencing, Environment, Government Waste, Leadership, Littering, Natural Resources | 4 Comments

The very real danger of political correctness

by Dan Lucas England has recently been rocked by a child sexual exploitation scandal. A report released late last month revealed the horrific sexual exploitation of 1,400 children, some as young as 11, over a 16-year period. The report was … Continue reading

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Innocent until proven guilty, unless you’re a police officer

by Dan Lucas It’s been a very difficult month for the St. Louis suburb of Ferguson, Missouri. There have been riots, looting, protests and heightened racial tensions in the wake of a police shooting of 18-year-old Michael Brown. One thing … Continue reading

Posted by at 05:00 | Posted in Crime & Sentencing, Media | 17 Comments

Guns make women safer

by Rachel Lucas Female gun ownership has risen 77% since 2005, and as of 2011, nearly one in four women in America is a gun owner. Why are women buying guns at record-breaking rates? Overwhelmingly, it’s for self-defense. Just last week, … Continue reading

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Man charged under sex trafficking law passed by Senator Betsy Close

Sen. Betsy Close Bi-partisan legislation enabled local prosecutor to increase charges on accused sex offender Albany, OR – Last year, Senator Close Betsy Close (R-Albany/Corvallis) reached across the aisle to work with Democrat Senator Betsy Johnson (D-Scappoose) on stronger penalties … Continue reading

Posted by at 02:41 | Posted in Crime & Sentencing, Oregon Senate | 1 Comment

Attorney General Eric Holder Protecting His Own

The headline in Tuesday’s USA TODAY screamed in all caps: “Holder: NO ONE TO BIG TO JAIL.’” Wow. I’ll bet that has his friends on Wall Street quaking in their boots. But that very manly threat by Attorney General Eric … Continue reading

Posted by at 05:00 | Posted in Crime & Sentencing, Ethics, Federal Government, Government reform, President Obama | 7 Comments

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