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FBI: US Homicide Rate At 51-Year Low

The US homicide rate in 2014, the most recent year available, was 4.5 per 100,000 - the lowest since 1963. So, do more guns equal more crime? The data would seem to indicate the answer is "obviously not." Nevertheless, President Obama called on The Senate this afternoon to "rise to the moment" and pass gun control...

Violence Begets Violence: The Orlando Shootings And The War On Terror

We can rail against ISIS, hate crimes, terror threats, Islamic radicalization, gun control and national security. We can blame Muslims, lax gun laws, a homophobic culture and a toxic politic environmental. But until we start addressing the U.S. government’s part in creating, cultivating and abetting domestic and global terrorism - and hold agencies accountable for importing and exporting violence, breeding extremism and generating blowback, which then gets turned loose on an unsuspecting American populace - we’ll be no closer to putting an end to the violence than we were 15 years ago when nearly 3,000 individuals were killed on Sept. 11, 2001.

The Push For Disarmament Begins

In between using taxpayer dollars to campaign for Hillary Clinton and vacationing at Martha’s Vineyard, Obama has “resurrected” the push for gun control. This latest incident will give him the juice to proceed with an executive order.  We knew that it was inevitable: a pretext would be created to provide “justification” for either some form of gun registration (this always leads to gun confiscation) or the emplacement of martial law.  Remember, the UN and the globalists are just waiting in the wings for the ability to take down the United States and confiscate the firearms.

Frontrunning: June 15

  • Osborne Warns of Brexit Tax Toll as ‘Leave’ Gains in Polls (BBG)
  • Clinton wins D.C. primary, has 'positive' meeting with Sanders (Reuters)
  • Federal grand jury could charge wife of Orlando shooter (Reuters)
  • Brexiteers swiftly closing in on Remain as poll reveals there’s just one point between the two sides (Sun)
  • Trump gains slightly on Clinton after Florida attack: Reuters/Ipsos poll (Reuters)

Meet Noor Zahi Salman: The Orlando Shooter's Mysterious Second Wife Knew Of His Plans, May Be Charged

According to NBC news, Orlando gunman Omar Mateen's current wife, Noor Salman, has told the FBI that she drove Mateen to the Pulse nightclub on a prior occasion and that she tried to talk him out of conducting any kind of attack, officials told NBC News. As NBC adds, law enforcement officials said authorities are considering filing criminal charges against her for failing to tell them what she knew before the attack, but no decision has been made yet.

Islam & The West: Irreconcilable Conflict?

While we fight side-by-side to annihilate our common enemies, ISIS and al-Qaida, the West should give up the idea of democratization and secularization of the Islamic world. And those who believe Islam is the one true faith, to which all of mankind must eventually submit, should be told that they are welcome as visitors — but not as immigrants. For that would ensure endless conflict. The more Islamic the West becomes, the less it remains the West.

Frontrunning: June 14

  • German 10-Year Government Bond Yields Dip Below Zero for First Time (WSJ)
  • U.K. Moves Closer to Brexit as The Sun Backs ‘Leave’ Vote (BBG)
  • Global Stock Selloff Deepens as Investors Seek Safer Assets (WSJ)
  • Futures tread lower for fourth day; Fed meet awaited (Reuters)
  • Oil falls as Brexit threat rattles markets (Reuters)

Obama Denies Orlando Shooter Had Links To External "Radicalized Islam", Blames Gun Control

In his latest attempt to downplay Donald Trump's attack that the president refuses to blame the Orlando massacre on "radicalized Islam", one which validates the republican presidential candidate's push to close US borders to Muslims and generally crackdown on illegal immigration, earlier today Obama held a press briefing in which he said that the shooting in Orlando that killed 49 people and wounded 53 more is an example of "homegrown extremism."

Orlando Shooter's Employer Says He Was Subject To "Detailed Screening"

Omar Mateen was employed by G4S at a residential community in South Florida and was off-duty at the time of the incident. Mateen was subject to detailed company screening when he was recruited in 2007 and re-screened in 2013 with no adverse findings. He was also subject to checks by a U.S. law enforcement agency with no findings reported to G4S.