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GUN REPRESSIONISTS can be SILENT

 
 
Reply Tue 19 Jun, 2012 06:23 pm

Gun-control advocates are noticeably silent when crime rates decline.
Their multimillion-dollar lobbying efforts are designed to manufacture mass anxiety
that every gun owner is a potential killer. The statistics show otherwise.

Last week, the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) announced that
violent crime decreased 4 percent in 2011. The number of murders,
rapes, robberies and aggravated assaults all went down, continuing a pattern.

“This is not a one-year anomaly, but a steady decline in the FBI’s
violent-crime rates,” said Andrew Arulanandam, spokesman for the
National Rifle Association. It would be disingenuous for anyone to
not credit increased self-defense laws to account for this decline
.”


Mr. Arulanandam pointed out that only a handful of states had concealed-carry programs
25 years ago, when the violent-crime rate peaked. Today, 41 states either legally allow
carrying guns without a license or have “shall issue” laws that make it easy
for just about any noncriminal to get a license.

Illinois and Washington, D.C., are the only places that refuse to
recognize the right to bear arms. The Brady Campaign to Prevent
Gun Violence did not respond to requests for comment.

If the gun repressionists were right, then we’d be in the middle of a crime wave,
considering how many guns are on the streets. “Firearms sales have increased substantially
since right after the 2008 election,” said Bill Brassard, spokesman for the National Shooting
Sports Foundation (NSSF), which represents the $4 billion firearms and ammunition industry.
“There was a leveling off in 2010, but now we’re seeing a surge again.”

The FBI’s National Instant Criminal Background Check System (NICS)
serves as one of the best indicators of gun sales because it counts
each time someone buys a gun. Checks hit an all-time high of 16.5 million
last year. In the first five months of this year, the numbers have gone up
10 percent over the same period last year as Americans rush to the gun store
in case President Obama decides to exercise “more flexibility” in restricting
guns in a second term.

Gun manufacturing is one private-sector industry “doing fine” on Mr. Obama’s watch.
Sturm, Ruger & Co. sold 1 million firearms in the first quarter of 2012 - an amazing 50 percent increase
from the first quarter of 2011. The jump was so steep that the company stopped accepting orders
from March to May to catch up with demand for its products
.

Last month, Smith & Wesson announced a firearm-order backlog
of approximately $439 million by the end of April, up 135 percent
from the same quarter in 2011. Sales in that period were up 28 percent
from 2011 and 14 percent over its own predictions to investors.
NSSF estimates the industry is responsible for approximately 180,000 jobs
and has an annual impact on the U.S. economy of $28 billion
.

Mr. Obama could honestly take credit for this jobs program,
economic boost and the reduction in violent crime
that has followed the spike in gun ownership
on his watch
.
Instead, he’s silent about his greatest positive accomplishment.

[All emfasis has been added by David.]

Emily Miller is a senior editor for the Opinion pages at The Washington Times.

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contrex
 
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Reply Wed 20 Jun, 2012 11:09 am
If only you would be silent...
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MontereyJack
 
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Reply Wed 20 Jun, 2012 11:38 am
Actually crime rates have been falling pretty steadily since about 1990, well before there was any push by gun nuts for concealed or open carry. Has much more to do with the sociology and demographics of the country than gun possession. And I don't remember anywhere near the frequency of hostage-taking and armed standoffs with the cops before you guys started the gun frenzy, not one in today's paper? how out of the ordinary;not to mention husbands who shoot and kill their wives and the neighbors because they don't like the way she cooks their breakfast eggs.
Setanta
 
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Reply Wed 20 Jun, 2012 11:40 am
The Washington Times . . . Ah-hahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahaha . . .

Wooo . . .

Hehehehehehehehehehehehehehehehehehehehehehehehehehe . . .

What a joker . . .
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OmSigDAVID
 
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Reply Wed 20 Jun, 2012 01:52 pm
@MontereyJack,
MontereyJack wrote:
Actually crime rates have been falling pretty steadily since about 1990,
well before there was any push by gun nuts for concealed or open carry.
Your premise is false.
We began our long train of successful statutory repudiations
of discriminatory licensure in 1986, in Florida.
That resulted in more victims being defensively armed
and in predatory criminals finding out about it;
thay spread the word thru out the violent-criminal industry.
For them, gun freedom is an occupational hazzard.


MontereyJack wrote:
Has much more to do with the sociology
and demographics of the country than gun possession.
Any support for your statement ?



MontereyJack wrote:
And I don't remember anywhere near the frequency of hostage-taking
The victims needed to be BETTER ARMED.
Perhaps thay r wiser now; gun sales have been brisk.


MontereyJack wrote:
and armed standoffs with the cops before you guys started the gun frenzy, not one in today's paper? how out of the ordinary;not to mention husbands who shoot and kill their wives and the neighbors because they don't like the way she cooks their breakfast eggs.
Maybe the nabors need better or CLOSER defensive weapons.
How did wives get killed BEFORE guns were invented ???????





David
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raprap
 
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Reply Sat 23 Jun, 2012 06:55 pm
On the other hand

Utah governor: Gun shooters cause too many wildfires

So economically it may really be a zero sum game.

Rap
OmSigDAVID
 
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Reply Sat 23 Jun, 2012 08:52 pm
@raprap,
Yeah, well I guess Smokey the Bear 'd agree
that u shud prevent forest fires whether u r shooting guns or not
(but if u go out into the wild, u better be prepared to control the situation
if confronted by predatory violence, e.g. bears, cougars or robbers).
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MontereyJack
 
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Reply Sat 23 Jun, 2012 11:10 pm
Yeah, David, it's really been a success in Florida--longest idiotic pro-gun nut laws and 6th most dangerous state in the nation. Great success story there (sarcasm alert, that was sarcasm).
OmSigDAVID
 
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Reply Sat 23 Jun, 2012 11:19 pm
@MontereyJack,
MontereyJack wrote:
Yeah, David, it's really been a success in Florida--longest idiotic pro-gun nut
laws and 6th most dangerous state in the nation.
Great success story there (sarcasm alert, that was sarcasm).
Well, your emotions and your sarcasm aside,
I agree that it has been a success in Florida; defensive freedom prevails, as it shud.
I remain on the side of GOOD, the victims,
whereas u favor the well-being of the bad guys, the predators. Yin & Yang
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MontereyJack
 
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Reply Sun 24 Jun, 2012 07:18 am
I favor taking the guns away from the bad guys. You favor putting guns in the hands of the bad guys.
djjd62
 
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Reply Sun 24 Jun, 2012 07:26 am
crime rates have been steadily declining in Canada for the last two decades and we have very strict hand gun laws, one of the things that struck me the most was the areas with the highest crime rates were areas were guns (long guns) are most prevalent the West and far North
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OmSigDAVID
 
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Reply Sun 24 Jun, 2012 02:47 pm
@MontereyJack,
MontereyJack wrote:
I favor taking the guns away from the bad guys.
Sounds like ROBBERY!
Is there jurisdiction for that??
If a bad guy is on his way to the corner
to get a sandwich and he is set upon by a pack of dogs,
does he have the right of self-defense,
or was forfeiture thereof a tacit, secret part of his sentence, Jack ?


MontereyJack wrote:
You favor putting guns in the hands of the bad guys.
No. Thay will attend to that, themselves,
as thay always have. Thay need no help and thay will do so,
regardless of the state of the law or the law of the state.

Guns were hand-made, long before electric tools existed
or engineering plans were available for modern guns.


REMOVAL from America of violently felonious recidivists can reduce misconduct.

Crime comes from bad people, not from tools.
Should umbrellas be blamed for rain? pens for forgery? spoons for obesity?

The Repressionists want to disarm citizens, saying that guns
are sometimes used to facilitate crime. They fail to understand
that the actual weapon is the HUMAN MIND, whose cleverness
has not been controlled nor restrained (even in prison).
This mind expresses itself perseveringly, into the manifestation
of its felt needs or desires, and it has FOREVER to do the job
that it selects (e.g., the art of the gunsmith/gun merchant).

In the 1920s, it was pervasively proven by citizens privately making bathtub gin,
or using Speakeasys (and is proven now by marijuana users) that Prohibition is futile.
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