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Saturday, May 22, 2010

the latest in gun control counter arguments

ok, i know that my sources are undocumented. i'll state that up front. these are numbers from various gun magazines i subscribe to, and so, yes, there may very well be subjectivity in the numbers. that said:

77% increase in violent crime in UK since 1997. (guess they showed us how, by banning firearms, and sending people that defend themselves against attack to jail)

2,034 violent crimes per 100K in UK

1,609 violent crimes per 100K in South Africa

935 violent crimes per 100K in Canada (wait, isn't Canada supposed to be a friendly, gun controlled place, eh?)

466 violent crimes per 100K in USA. yup, half of Canada's numbers, and less than a quarter of the UK's. and these are countries that espouse very tough anti-gun laws.

source: page 104, July/August 2010 American Handgunner.

hmmmmmm. wonder if allowing the average citizen to carry a weapon, and defend him/her self has anything to do with it?

Dennis Henigan-one of the most prolific advocates of the legal theories the Supreme Court sent to the shredder two years ago, but still Brady's chief lawyer-claimed that "The evidence is overwhelming that the 'shall-issue' concealed carry laws have been a disaster for public safety. ...{T}the scholarly research shows that the laws generally have been 'associated with uniform increases in crime.'"

We call your hand, Dennis. The number of states that have "shall issue" laws is at an all-time high, 63 percent of Americans live in "shall issue" states, a record 5 million Americans have carry permits and the nation's violent crime rate has fallen to a 35-year low. Since adopting "shall issue laws, Arizona, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Nevada, North Carolina, Oregon, South Carolina, Texas, Utah and Virginia have had decreases in violent crime ranging from 26 to 53 percent.

source pg 67 June 2010 American Rifleman

and here I sit in the People's Republic of Kahleefornia, where I was told that "exercising your Constitutional Second Amendment right isn't enough justification to issue a conceal carry permit" by the local sheriff. at least it isn't illegal for me to own and utilize my weapons for self defense if some yob decides our house would make a great department store.
springfield trp 7.5 yd

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2 Comments:

OpenID beebsblog said...

Even open carry is threatened in CA.

Oh well, we might move out in a few years to a free state.

beebs
Californian for twenty years.

6/1/10, 7:13 PM  
Blogger bothenook said...

beebs, just read in the sacbee that the clowns downtown voted to make open carry of an empty firearm illegal. what a bunch of putzes

6/1/10, 8:50 PM  

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