March 10, 2005


No, or light posting today, WHY? I just don't feel like it!

Update: Well, maybe just this one post, it's important. This article outlines some of the results if the GFW's Utopian Gun Ban in Britain™. Hmmmm....violent crime rate has risen 69 percent since 1996, with robbery rising 45 percent and murders rising 54 percent. I thought that if "guns were illegal it would stop violent crime"? Thats what all the GFW's trying to abrogate my 2nd Amendment rights keep telling me. Those "Unintended Consequences" of a "feel good" policy are a BITCH, aren't they? In the four years PRIOR to the ban, armed robberies had fallen by 50%. It was allowable to defend oneself at the time....could there be ANY connection? And in case you think that results of the British experiment is an anomoly, go google the crime stats in Canada and Australia, where they have tried to severely restrict or totally ban firearms in the same manner. I won't post those results here, you GFW's would just say my pick would be biased; do it for yourselves, with an open mind and no preconceptions, and I KNOW that the facts will show you that I am correct in asserting that MORE guns = LESS violent crime.

The number of privately owned guns in the United States rises by about 5 million a year, according to the U.S. Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives. The number of guns owned by Americans is at an all-time high, fast approaching 300 million.

Meanwhile the FBI reports that in 2003 the nation’s violent crime rate declined for the 12th straight year to a 27-year low.
Sure seems to be a connection there to me! Lets look into it just a little further...

As usual, most of the states with the lowest violent crime rates are those with the least gun control, including those in the Rocky Mountain region, and Maine, New Hampshire and Vermont in the Northeast. The District of Columbia and Maryland, which have gun bans and other severe restrictions on gun purchase and ownership, retained their regrettable distinctions as having the highest murder and robbery rates.

Yeah, I'd say there was a connection. I'm gratified that Indiana is a "shall issue" state, but I would wish to make it an unrestricted "free/concealed carry" state, like Vermont...Licensing is contrary to the language of the 2nd. Amendment; the granters of a license can all too easily take it away, thats "abridgement" in MY dictionary

Thanks to Kim duToit for the link.

UPDATE 3/10/05: What is the British Governments reaction to the rise in violent crime? Why, to start banning REPLICAS of guns and knives for teenagers! OF COURSE! Gee what insightful policy! /sarcasm off.
Anyone want to lay odds on when the meltdown will be complete?

Posted by Delftsman3 at March 10, 2005 12:18 AM

You are right, that needed to be posted. This is nothing new to me though, working in law enforcement I see alot of the statistics. Suffice it to say that the safest places to live not only in our country but the world are the places that allow private citizens to posses firearms and defend themselves with them should the need arise.

SlagleRock Out!

Posted by: SlagleRock at March 10, 2005 11:42 AM
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