Of that percentage of licensed carriers, how many actually used firearms in those “violent” crimes? I mean, punching someone in the face would be considered a violent crime, Would it not? For that matter, what are we defining as a “violent crime” anyway? Kicking a dog?
It seems to me this whole argument is hinging on a plethora of hazy definitions and malleable statistics. We could either say 0.3106% or you could say 0.003106 out of every 100 “violent crimes”. Both are, of course, the same number. The actual number of individuals convicted compared to the actual number of licensed carriers. I would bet presenting it this way, that statistic would seem like an even smaller number. Just a thought.
 January 11, 2016 at 10:30am
Didn’t he (Zevon) also release a song titled “My S***’s F***ed Up” regarding his failing health? I remember it from several years ago– kind of a funny song even as it was written (I believe) by a guy who knew he was dying. (Zevon, not Bowie)
That song was actually released a few years before his cancer diagnosis.
It is still one of my favorite Zevon songs, though.
As i have gotten older and my body starts to fall apart, that song has become sort of a personal theme song for me.
Zevon was a hoot right up until the end. Loved his work.
 January 5, 2016 at 1:45am
Seriously? The Raiders and Rams were the L. A. Raiders and the L. A. Rams just prior to moving to Oakland and St. Louis, weren’t they?
Yes. The Raiders actually moved from Oakland to LA and back again to Oakland. And, now they want to move back to LA, this all under the same family ownership. I say the Raiders have had enough chances, The Raiders should stay in Oakland.
The Rams moved to St Louis because the primary owner was from there. She died and her family sold off their primary ownership, and now the new owner wants to move to LA thinking he can make more wealth there.
[-1] December 9, 2015 at 3:30pm
I’d like to know your source of information in making these assertions. While I did not understand what you meant my “He was mske God in the year 325 ad.” It sounds like you are referring to the organization of the scriptures at the First Council of Nicaea in 325 A.D. While the council was in 325, the scriptures were from the 1st century and they do refer to Jesus and God being one and the same. The confusion and the accusation of polytheism (especially from Islam) is in the misunderstanding the Christians believe there are Jesus is a separate God. There is only one God, that I AM whom became a man, born with the SOLE purpose of being arrested and dying a criminal’s death on a cross “to pay a debt He didn’t owe for a people that owed a debt they couldn’t pay” in order to save mankind from itself, the one and only Eternal God.
 October 29, 2015 at 1:09am
Nope. No. No no no no no…
“Their reasoning for her staying in the classroom was because she admitted it,” Green said. “Had she denied it, she would have been removed from the school immediately. But because she admitted, they’re saying that shows she’s willing to change.”
That’s a joke, right? This is from The Onion or some fake news site, right? This can’t be serious. I mean, right??? That sounds like a line out of South Park.
Whiskey Tango Foxtrot???
 October 20, 2015 at 7:10pm
Well… as they say… don’t let the door hit ya’ where the good Lord split ya’.
 October 9, 2015 at 12:54pm
Why not, that’s no better or worse than the idea of posting signs informing psychotic lunatics they aren’t allowed to go on a kill-crazy rampage.
We need to understand the lefties aren’t (necessarily) stupid and they certainly aren’t honest. To progressives there is no such thing as a “law-abiding gun-owner”. The truth is that they are licking their teeth to find a way to take away all guns and they don’t care if they have to ultimately shed blood to do it. The conversations are turning to confiscation now, and it saddens me to say that there’s really no way that scenario ends well for anyone.
September 3, 2015 at 2:22pm
I was talking with my wife on this. We were initially in agreement with the clerk until one of us asked the other if she was issuing licenses to couples who had been previously married and divorced. Biblically, if you’ve been married and divorced, you aren’t supposed to re-marry either.
I know this is likely a hot issue, but if we are to be consistent and honest with ourselves, we are thinking if we are against one, we should just as much be against the other shouldn’t we?
Like the bakery, if Christianity prohibits making cakes or issuing wedding-licenses for gay weddings, shouldn’t the same prohibition apply to second weddings?
I know it’s not an apples-to-apples thing, but I don’t know, what do y’all think?
 August 27, 2015 at 3:39pm
Whoa… hold on. Since when has Beck and Company ever “pushed” Jeb? I haven’t heard anything positive about J.B. from Beck; at least he’s credited Trump for one or two positive things… ONLY one or two, however. But damn, the man IS entitled to his opinion. We’re going to end up with an out-of-the-closet socialist as president if we can’t be honest with each other about the candidates positives and negatives. Trump has some good qualities, but he also has some negative qualities that we need to be REALLY honest with ourselves about. Instead we are just cheering when he tells the establishment they are stupid (because everyone knows they are) and when he tells the media to screw themselves (because no one else will). Those things feel good, but if he ends up being another Nixon, or worse, it’s not going to be worth it.
 August 27, 2015 at 3:37pm
Whoa… hold on. Since when has Beck and Company ever “pushed” Jeb? I haven’t heard anything positive about J.B. from Beck; at least he’s credited Trump for one or two positive things… ONLY one or two, however. But damn, the man IS entitled to his opinion. We’re going to end up with an out-of-the-closet socialist as president if we can’t be honest with each other about the candidates positives and negatives. Trump has some good qualities, but he also has some negative qualities that we need to be REALLY honest with ourselves about instead of just cheering when he tells the establishment they are stupid (because everyone knows they are) and when he tells the media to screw themselves (because no one else will). Those things feel good, but if he ends up being another Nixon, or worse, it’s not going to be worth it.
 August 4, 2015 at 7:23pm
Well… yeah, Soros, sure, but don’t forget Gates, Bloomberg, Speilberg, Winfrey, (just to name a few). Not to mention 90+% of the Hollywood multi-millionaires (plus their free endorsements at public events like… the Oscars.) The Statist Commucrats have a LARGE stable of ultra-wealthy, ultra-influential, Che-loving, statists to draw from. Yeah, so the Koch brothers are rich and donate to whomever they like… Maybe Republicans will agree to stop taking money from the Kochs when they stop taking money from their cronies. Deal?
 August 4, 2015 at 6:49pm
“I think there is a bit of a problem when it’s warmer outside that it is in your office,”
That may be one of the most monumentally stupid sentences ever uttered in the history of the English language. So… for the sake of clarity, this babbling fool believes–in the dead-middle of Summer–is should be warmer INSIDE than OUTSIDE?
February 17, 2015 at 6:58pm
.44 Magnum? Seriously? Then load that sucker up with a .44 Mag round and try to shoot it.
January 17, 2014 at 11:29am
This is my school–rather, the school I went to in Jr. High. This isn’t an inner-city school, it’s not it a ultra progressive area. It’s in an suburban neighborhood (homes built circa 1970s). Shawnee, KS has been a conservative-voting area since the 1850s. However, this quote:
“The curriculum it is a part of, it aligns with national standards around those topics, and it’s part of our curriculum in the school district,” would make it seem as though this curriculum comes from a national curriculum, a common curriculum, a core curriculum that is intended to be nationally common. We took our kids out of public schools as well.
May 4, 2013 at 8:53pm
Yep, unless some of us stop watching no one gets to see it. so… Who’s going to take one for the team and go to the range while the rest of us watch?
May 4, 2013 at 8:45pm
Maybe if I donate $100 I can get an official NRA knife and better streaming bandwidth!
January 15, 2013 at 1:08pm
I was never a big fan of Rob Lowe. But I do have to say I respect him more than I did before watching this magazine…
Ditto. I like the guy a lot more now. Wish more celebs would keep their opinions to themselves
January 10, 2013 at 11:00am
Almost… Except the country isn’t taking $50 from “you” for the tattoo, “she” (the country) is taking $50 from you to pay the bills. The money for the tattoo, she would claim, was from her writing a check for $50 and depositing it back into the same bank account and claiming it paid for it with the $50 it just deposited.
December 14, 2012 at 2:10pm
I don’t know which is worse, that we live in a world where someone would do something like this, or the fact that, rather than grieving, our elected servants immediately scramble to make all this about a political agenda on gun control. I never hear about how we are so disconnected from each other that someone could fester in this kind of evil and why are we so anonymous with our neighbors that no one could see this person (persons) were capable of doing something like this–not to mention preparing for it and carrying it out.
August 23, 2012 at 1:56pm
What came to my mind was that sure, they could forcibly shave him, but why? If I’m the prosecution, I would prefer he not shave. For me, I would have rather answered the poll above with:
Who cares? Showing up in court, LOOKING like a kill-crazy terrorist, won’t exactly help his defense.