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A Gun Ban That Misfired
Wall Street Journal, by Jeffrey Scott Shapiro

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Posted By:Desert Fox, 1/15/2013 7:30:08 PM

In the wake of the horrific elementary-school shootings in Newtown, Conn., last month, many Americans, desperate to do something in response, have decided that much stricter gun control is the answer. Democrats have proposed reinstating the 1994 Assault Weapons Ban, and Sen. Dianne Feinstein has proposed legislation that would even restrict the use of some semiautomatic handguns. As a former prosecutor in Washington, D.C., who enforced firearms and ammunition cases while a severe local gun ban was still in effect, I am skeptical of the benefits that many imagine will result from additional gun-control efforts.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: dvc, 1/15/2013 7:49:24 PM     (No. 9118790)

Factual, logical proof that the urge to restrict law abiding citizen´s access to guns will certainly fail to reduce crime but will almost guarantee an increase in gun crime.

More Guns = Less Crime;
Prof. John Lott has proof in his book by that name.

I am sure it will be totally ignored by the hysterical hoplophobes.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: antiquegolf, 1/15/2013 7:58:09 PM     (No. 9118807)

Good article but facts and logic are dismissed out of hand by liberals whose intellectual development stops short of the age of reason. They enjoy a lifelong mental age of 6 because no tiresome thinking is required. As for many of us on this site, distraught is the word. The country we grew up in no longer exists. Our freedoms are slipping away at an ever increasing rate. Bye.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: bighambone, 1/15/2013 8:10:03 PM     (No. 9118824)

There is no doubt that there are a bunch of liberal Democrat politicians out there who would like to legalize drugs and let all the drug criminals out of prison, thus creating a lot of empty beds in those prisons, then passing unconstitutional gun control laws and filling the empty prison beds with people who are now law abiding gun owners. That is not good and should be remembered during the next election.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: kOok, 1/15/2013 11:31:46 PM     (No. 9119076)

Our ´rulers´ know what we know, that gun bans will only make crime worse. They simply do not care It´s all about preventing sheep from protesting being sheared. And I can easily see the above scenario coming into being, the jails emptied of junkies and filled with patriots.

There is no hell hot enough for the leftist statist pukes of this world. Their god, the state, cannot save them.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: Ida Lil, 1/16/2013 12:32:00 AM     (No. 9119124)

How will Obe arm his civilian army if he overrides the Bill of Rights?
His pet panthers will be criminals and the boys of Chicago will have to indulge in hand to hand combat unless he has a FAST AND FURIOUS plan to arm them.

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