A study in the journal of Injury Epidemiology published on 05 July 2021 concluded that the surge in pandemic gun violence was not linked to the rise in gun sales. Contrary to the propaganda against 2nd amendment civil rights from the authoritarian socialist Left.
This despite the bias present in the study that is obvious from the first sentence of the abstract and continues throughout. The researchers were sure to scatter plenty of buzzwords of the anti-liberty Left in presenting their findings. To the point that even the title doesn’t belie the findings that contravene the normal propaganda of the enemies of liberty on the left.
An interesting conclusion even if it was based on a biased data source: The Gun Violence Archive
It should be noted that the study cited a data source the infamous Gun Violence Archive that normally inflates the violence rates 10 fold from official sources.
In an interview with an investigative journalist published on the site AmmoLand, even its executive director, Mark Bryant deflected blame for the media’s over hyping and misuse of his data:
“If the numbers are misleading, the journalist didn’t do their homework, you could make that argument,” he said.
“The media zeroes in on it, not us. At one point we wanted to take mass shootings out of the loop, but the phone started ringing on a daily basis. It’s important to me that we’re not misinterpreted. We’re not anti-gun. Look at our staff, over half are gun owners. I intentionally do not hire from the GVP community. I want researchers – period. We wanted to have an honest set of data, and you can use it how you want.”
Although the study’s researchers asserted that they took pains to exclude some data, it’s hard to discern how this would have provided an accurate data set given the extremely flawed and admittedly biased nature of the ‘archive’.
The bottom line: The correlation’s of two different groups
Nevertheless, even with that biased data and the proxy of gun sales, it’s an intriguing result. It does lead one to an interesting conclusion that perhaps there is no correlation because this is looking at the actions of two different groups of people.
The rise in gun sales [or excess firearm purchases in the study’s biased language] primarily involved innocent people. Those who wanted to protect themselves and their families from the threats of violence – of every type – from those coddling criminals. In other words, anti-liberty Leftists in all their glory.
Conversely, the rise in crime came about because of the aforementioned criminals [hence the term ‘crime’]. Who don’t tend to go around to the shops to pick up a Modern Day Musket, better known as an AR-15. They either steal or use some other type of weaponry.
The folks who purport to be ‘anti-violence’, absurdly implying that those of us on the other side are ‘pro-violence’, tend to downplay facts when they aren’t in their favor. Everyone should have no doubt this will follow the same pattern. The pro-freedom Right will cite this as what was expected. Anti-liberty Leftists will ignore basic reality as they always do.
New Conservative Network Seeks Crowdfunding Help
They say we have to go big or go home. We’re trying to go big and bring the patriotic truth the the nation, but we need help.
Readers may or may not realize that over the past year, we’ve been bringing more conservative news and opinion outlets under our wing. Don’t take our expansion as a sign of riches; all of the “acquisitions” have been through sweat and promises of greater things to come for all involved. As a result, we’ve been able to bring together several independent media sites under a unified vision of preventing America from succumbing to the progressive, “woke,” Neo-Marxist ideologies that are spreading like wildfire across America.
The slow and steady reopening of America is revealing there was a lot more economic hardship brought about from the Covd-19 lockdowns than most realize. While we continue to hope advertising dollars on the sites go up, it’s simply not enough to do things the right way. We are currently experiencing a gap between revenue and expenses that cannot be overcome by click-ads and MyPillow promos alone (promo code “NOQ” by the way).
To overcome our revenue gap and keep these sites running, our needs fluctuate between $3000-$7000 per month. In other words, we’re in the red and hemorrhaging.
The best way you can help us grow and continue to bring the truth to the people is by donating. We appreciate everything, whether a dollar or $10,000. Anything brings us closer to a point of stability when we can hire writers, editors, and support staff to make the America First message louder. Our Giving Fuel page makes it easy to donate one-time or monthly. Alternatively, you can donate through PayPal as well.
As the world spirals towards radical progressivism, the need for truthful journalism has never been greater. But in these times, we need as many conservative media voices as possible. Please help keep NOQ Report and the other sites in the network going.
Thank you and God Bless,
Yes, We Need Your Help
I hate being “that guy” who asks people to donate because I think our conservative news network is so crucial, but here I am…
When I left my cushy corporate job in 2017, I did so knowing that my family would have to make sacrifices. But I couldn’t continue to watch the nation slip into oblivion and was inspired by President Trump’s willingness to fight the good fight even at his own personal expense. What I didn’t realize then is that conservative media would be so heavily attacked, canceled, and defunded that the sacrifices would be extreme.
Many in this nation are struggling right now even though we weren’t struggling just a few years ago. I’m not alone. But I wake up every morning and operate the sites we’ve been able to build because there’s really no other choice. I refuse to be beholden to Big Tech like so many other conservative news outlets, which is why you won’t see Google ads here. With that said, it’s often challenging to pay the bills and it’s even harder to expand so we can get the America First message out to a wider audience.
The economic downturn has forced me to make a plea for help. Between cancel culture, lockdowns, and diminishing ad revenue, we need financial assistance in order to continue to spread the truth. We ask all who have the means, please donate through our Giving Fuel. Your generosity is what keeps these sites running and allows us to expand our reach so the truth can get to the masses. We’ve had great success in growing but we know we can do more with your assistance.
We currently operate:
- NOQ Report
- Conservative Playlist
- Uncanceled News
- Based Underground
- Five other conservative news sites
I would even be willing to entertain investments and partnerships at this stage. I’ve turned them down in the past because editorial purity is extremely important. I’ll turn them down again if anyone wants us to start supporting RINOs or avoid “taboo” topics like voter fraud, vaccines, or transgender supremacy. But I’d talk to fellow America First patriots who want to help any (or all) of our 10 news sites. Hit me up at jdrucker (at) substack (dot) com if you’re interested.
For those who have the means and just want to help keep the mission of spreading a conservative, Christian message to the nation, please consider a generous donation.
Covid variant BA.5 is spreading. It appears milder but much more contagious and evades natural immunity. Best to boost your immune system with new Z-Dtox and Z-Stack nutraceuticals from our dear friend, the late Dr. Vladimir Zelenko.