Lie First, Lie Always: Ron Latz’s Made-Up “Crisis”

Tuesday, while participating in a dog and pony show for a Gabby Giffords visit to support gun grab legislation that was dead weeks ago in the legislature, Ron “I Went To Harvard.  You Do What Harvard Is”” Latz introduced things with eleven seconds of distilled fabulism.

Courtesy of MNGOC, here it is:

As befits a DFL / Minnesota Left statement about guns, the Second Amendment, gun control and gun owners, it’s a lie.

Because remember:  their motto is “Lie First, Lie Always” 1. 

Minnesota is in such a “gun crime crisis” that the gun murder rate has dropped to its lowest level in decades.  In fact, if you leave out DFL-strangled North Minneapolis, with its Baltimore-like murder rate, from the state figures (a third of the state’s murders happen in Near North), Minnesota has a murder rate half that of Norway.  Competitive with the rural west.


I could write “It’s low and dropping” 250 more times – or capture the whole thing in a 1000-word picture:


Courtesy MN Gun Owners Caucus

And except for the DFL-addled inner cities, it’s continuing its drop, as the number of carry permittees in Minnesota rockets toward and past a quarter million.

More such crises, please.

And stop lying, Senator Latz.

1 Well, no – it’s not literally their motto; they didn’t pick it.  I wrote it for them.  But they observe it in every particular.  Every time.  And it’s been keeping this blog in material for years.  

9 thoughts on “Lie First, Lie Always: Ron Latz’s Made-Up “Crisis”

  1. Correct me if I am wrong, but didn’t a permit holder end the Giffords shoot-out?

  2. Close, but no.

    A citizen with a gun (Arizona doesn’t require permits) drew at the sound of the shooting, and was pointing at Jared Loughner when the shooter was tackled by half a dozen others. The citizen checked fire in the nick of time.

    Had Loughner not been tackled, he’d have likely been shot and killed right then and there.

    But the collar goes to the tacklers.

  3. Do you think the folks who are bringing us the hilarious comedy “Reagan was a dribbling moron” will “do” Giffords next?

  4. They’re not lying.

    But you have bigger problems to worry about; DRUMPF!


  5. I could be wrong but did swiftee just hack Dog Gone’s account?

    The “bwah…” is there and the comment was short on length and incoherence.

  6. DG,

    Brevity is the soul of readability. Kudos.

    BTW – two things

    1: Please leave a quick “hi” to indicate you actually read these comment threads one in a while after you dump and run. Thanks.

    2: If you would, please, go back and check a few of your previous comment threads, where I’ve asked you to do the same.


  7. BTW, DG?

    They are lying. The statistics show it.

    I won’t pretend you’re reading this – I don’t think your skin is thick enough to withstand the beating your “fact-checking” takes, here – but how DO you explain the fact that MN’s murder rate has dropped from 2.2 to 1.6 per 100,000 in recent years?

    (Simple answer to silly question: You don’t answer it. You google another risible factoid, call it dispositive, and scamper away)

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