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NEW FBI CRIME REPORTS REINFORCE GUN OWNERSHIP SUPPORTERS
Empire Information Services ^ | 06/13/2005 | Jonathan M. Pierce

Posted on 06/15/2005 11:17:18 AM PDT by neverdem

ALBANY, NY -- (06/13/2005; 1400)(EIS) -- Recently released FBI crime data validates statements by gun ownership advocates that last year's expiration of the so-called "assault weapons ban" would not impact crime and may, in fact, help improve community safety.

According to an FBI report, the national homicide rate has declined for the first time since 1999. The report shows that homicides declined 5.4 percent in cities with more than 1 million people and overall murder rates dropped 3.6 percent.

"I think this justifies our statements that the expiration of the ban would not have a negative impact on crime in this country or in New York," said Tom King, President of the New York State Rifle and Pistol Association.

When the ten year old ban on certain semiautomatic firearms expired last September, gun control advocates and media outlets warned of increases in violence, especially against children.

"Unfortunately, those same people trying to draw the connection between crime and gun ownership have apparently stopped trying to make such a connection public. And, apparently the media is not as concerned with publicizing these truths." said King. "Violent crime has decreased since the weapon ban expired. What can be more telling than that?"

News from NYS Rifle & Pistol Association For more information: Jonathan M. Pierce, APR Pierce Communications, 518-427-1186 or 518-221-1186

The New York State Rifle and Pistol Association represents thousands of New York hunters and sport shooters and seeks to educate New Yorkers about the safe purchase, handling, storage and use of firearms.


TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; Extended News; Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: District of Columbia; US: New York
KEYWORDS: awb; bamglist; bang; fbi

1 posted on 06/15/2005 11:17:18 AM PDT by neverdem
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To: neverdem

An armed society is a polite society.


2 posted on 06/15/2005 11:19:11 AM PDT by JamesP81
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To: HiJinx

Like we didn't already know this.


3 posted on 06/15/2005 11:19:28 AM PDT by SandRat (Duty, Honor, Country. What else needs to be said?)
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To: neverdem
"Violent crime has decreased since the weapon ban expired. What can be more telling than that?" Sorry to say, but correlation is not causation. This kind of logic will get us into trouble when the next mass shooting occurs.
4 posted on 06/15/2005 11:20:23 AM PDT by RKV ( He who has the guns, makes the rules.)
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To: JamesP81

You can't afford to shoot your mouth off in a well armed society. Unles you are a liberal they shoot their mouth off everywhere!


5 posted on 06/15/2005 11:24:39 AM PDT by handy old one (It is unbecoming for young men to utter maxims. Aristotle)
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To: JamesP81

An armed society is RESPECTED, and therefore not mugged, assaulted and then murdered! Of course, law-enforecement may be out of a job, hence the lack of the MSM reporting such good news!

The left in this Country love an unarmed people, so they become "victims" of crime, and they in turn have a calling, protecting the criminals, because it is the GUNS fault and not the fault of the criminal committing the crimes! Remember those lines of BS?

82nd ABN 1/508th BN
Bco
"fury from the sky"


6 posted on 06/15/2005 11:25:15 AM PDT by standing united (The second amendment does not stand for the right to hunt, but to over throw a corrupt Gov.)
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To: handy old one

Kind of like, bringing a knife to a gun fight?

82nd ABN 1/508th BN
Bco
"fury from the sky"


7 posted on 06/15/2005 11:26:49 AM PDT by standing united (The second amendment does not stand for the right to hunt, but to over throw a corrupt Gov.)
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To: neverdem
<sarcasm>Wow! That is so surprising!</sarcasm> :-)
8 posted on 06/15/2005 11:26:59 AM PDT by so_real ("The Congress of the United States recommends and approves the Holy Bible for use in all schools.")
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To: cyborg; Clemenza; Cacique; NYCVirago; The Mayor; Darksheare; hellinahandcart; Chode; ...
America's gun war is being fought in our nation's courts

This story mentions Buffalo, Spitzer and NYC.

Pataki Launches Operation Safe Child.

FReepmail me if you want on or off my New York ping list.

9 posted on 06/15/2005 11:27:49 AM PDT by neverdem (May you be in heaven a half hour before the devil knows that you're dead.)
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To: standing united

I was thinking more like a curling iron in another post.


10 posted on 06/15/2005 11:27:55 AM PDT by handy old one (It is unbecoming for young men to utter maxims. Aristotle)
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To: neverdem

I went out and bought the ugliest Sport Utility Rifle I could find, AK-47 SAM by Arsenal..


11 posted on 06/15/2005 11:28:18 AM PDT by oyez (¡Qué viva la revolución de Reagan!)
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To: RKV

Aruging that correlation is not causation, while true, never won us any points with the logic-impaired gun-grabbers. We have to play to win, here, not by Marqis-of-Queensbury rules.


12 posted on 06/15/2005 11:41:05 AM PDT by mvpel (Michael Pelletier)
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To: oyez

Thats definitely not ugly, It is purty though. Nice purhase.


13 posted on 06/15/2005 11:42:28 AM PDT by carbine
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To: RKV

I understand the article to rebut the claims by the anti-gun crowd that crime would go up when the ban expired.


14 posted on 06/15/2005 11:46:57 AM PDT by ampat
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To: JamesP81

Yes, sir. I concur. A responsibly armed society is a polite society.

Here is to my Taurus .357.


15 posted on 06/15/2005 11:49:39 AM PDT by Tenacious 1 (Dems: "It can't be done" Reps. "Move, we'll find a way or make a way. It has to be done!")
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To: JamesP81

"If the opposition (citizen) disarms, well and good. If it refuses to disarm, we shall disarm it ourselves."

Josef Stalin


16 posted on 06/15/2005 11:54:34 AM PDT by ncountylee
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To: ncountylee
I'm looking at getting myself one of these at the gunshow this weekend.


Springfield Armory M1A Loaded

Anyone know a good price for these? I've been seeing them on the 'net for around $1500-1700.
17 posted on 06/15/2005 12:02:56 PM PDT by boofus
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To: boofus

That's the range. It's a great rifle.


18 posted on 06/15/2005 12:06:07 PM PDT by karnage
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To: JamesP81
An armed society is a polite society.

That particular book wasn't one of Heinlein's best, and the notion that a society based on a code duello would be a polite one doesn't hold up too well in places like Afghanistan.

But an armed society is a polite society because, as all us CCW holders know, having a weapon raises the consequences of losing your temper so much that you just don't do it.

It's not so much a 'polite' society (the other guy can say awful things to you) as it is one with self-enforced forbearance.

19 posted on 06/15/2005 12:44:14 PM PDT by Grut
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To: gieriscm

ping


20 posted on 06/15/2005 12:47:11 PM PDT by BCR #226
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To: BOBWADE

ping


21 posted on 06/15/2005 1:07:47 PM PDT by zip (Remember: DimocRat lies told often enough became truth to 48% of Americans (NRA))))
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To: oyez

40 rounds of ammo is not enough, you need enough to fill each of those magazines at least twice.


22 posted on 06/15/2005 1:59:05 PM PDT by rllngrk33 (Rush is right the Libs are imploding and getting Kookier everyday.)
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To: boofus

You may want to take a look at these guys...

http://www.lrbarms.com/pages/1/index.htm

The quality is much better than springfield. Plus, they build on a forged, not cast, receiver.


23 posted on 06/16/2005 1:42:35 PM PDT by Radio_Silence
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To: Radio_Silence

Ouch! $819 for just the receiver.


24 posted on 06/16/2005 3:56:48 PM PDT by boofus
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