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D.C.ís Decline - more guns didn't cause more crime
Cowboy Confessional ^ | 1/3/2011 | Guy Smith

Posted on 01/03/2011 6:05:59 PM PST by guyshomenet

It didn’t happen … again.

Seems whenever proponents of gun control – the perpetually confused and fearful critters that they be – watch law and society move against them, they predict Armageddon. When America had only ten states allowing people to carry concealed firearms, and Florida had the Audacity to Hope to Change that, every anti-freedom politician and two-bit flack hollered that Thermopylae levels of blood would flow through the streets. Three decades and 31 states later, it didn’t happen. In fact, crime has fallen, especially the violent variety.

Even in bloody Washington D.C.

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In 2008 when the Supreme Court told Washington D.C. that disarming The People was verboten, the same set of incontinent ideologues sounded similar warnings. The City’s Mayor Adrian Fenty said “Introducing more handguns into the District will mean more handgun violence,”

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Homicides dipped 9% last year to the lowest level since JFK caught a bullet (from a rifle, not a handgun). It had fallen 10% in the first year after the Supremes said shooting buglers was justified even inside the beltway. Rapes, robberies and aggregated assaults are also descending toward almost acceptable levels.

Mayor Fenty’s fevered flimflam, where he responded to Newsweek’s post-Heller inquiry of Is it possible to draft regulations targeting criminals specifically? By saying “I don’t think we would ever draft a law in which we would single out any particular person or group.”

Odd. I thought government was supposed to single out criminals? Perhaps that is an unwise policy in a city littered with the elected variety.

(Excerpt) Read more at guysmith.org ...


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: crime; dc; guncontrol; heller

1 posted on 01/03/2011 6:06:04 PM PST by guyshomenet
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To: guyshomenet

Lieberals are apparently allowed to generate their own “facts”.


2 posted on 01/03/2011 6:10:56 PM PST by Paladin2
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To: Paladin2
“Lieberals are apparently allowed to generate their own “facts”.”

Whereupon they are promulgated in the media as Axioms.

3 posted on 01/03/2011 6:39:28 PM PST by Panzerlied ("We shall never surrender!")
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To: guyshomenet

from the article: “Supremes said shooting buglers was justified even inside the beltway”.

Why?


4 posted on 01/03/2011 7:08:54 PM PST by madamemayhem (defeat is not getting knocked down, it is not getting back up.)
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To: madamemayhem
“Supremes said shooting buglers was justified even inside the beltway”.

Anyone who has ever woke up to reveille will second that decision.

5 posted on 01/03/2011 7:34:47 PM PST by magslinger (Samuel Colt, feminist. Making women equal to men for over 150 years.)
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To: madamemayhem
"Supremes said shooting buglers was justified"

It's in the private clause of private property. Duh.

6 posted on 01/03/2011 7:40:44 PM PST by Paladin2
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To: guyshomenet

“...more guns didn’t cause more crime..”

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Of course not, per the seminal, foundational work:

http://www.amazon.com/More-Guns-Less-Crime-Understanding/dp/0226493636

So, even with the uncivilized, non-law abiding savages that infest DC, this fundamental fact holds true.


7 posted on 01/03/2011 7:46:24 PM PST by EyeGuy (RaceMarxist Obama: The Politics of Vengeance)
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To: Paladin2

and what, precisely, do “buglers” have to do with private property? Learn to read, duh.


8 posted on 01/03/2011 7:47:58 PM PST by madamemayhem (defeat is not getting knocked down, it is not getting back up.)
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To: madamemayhem

You can pick your friends and you can pick your nose, but you can’t pick your friend’s nose.


9 posted on 01/03/2011 7:53:42 PM PST by Paladin2
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