Skip to comments.Get to source of gun violence(barf alert CT)
Posted on 07/03/2012 5:58:00 AM PDT by marktwain
Here's what needs to be asked after every shooting in Bridgeport: Where did the gun come from?
That's what Bridgeport Mayor Bill Finch said the other day at yet another community meeting in his city to address what the mayor calls the "disease" of gun violence, and he's absolutely right.
Within the overall context of gun violence in Connecticut's cities -- including Stamford, where guns are fired on the streets with regularity -- is the urgent issue of the pool of young men who are likely to be at one or the other end of the gun.
It is those young men who are at the center of Gov. Dannel P. Malloy's recently announced "focused deterrence" plan, an effort to concentrate law enforcement and other state resources on the groups of young men in cities who are already known to the judicial system.
But moving into an even narrower niche is the question of where these young men obtain guns, and what can be done to clamp down on the supply and prosecute the person who provided the weapon.
In some cases, a person gets prosecuted for illegal possession of a weapon. In other cases, a person gets prosecuted for committing a crime, and if a gun was involved, the judge beefs up the sentence.
Authorities need to go the next step, which is to establish the history of the weapon. Where did it come from and how did it get into the hands of a criminal? The nation's patchwork of gun laws makes it very easy for guns initially sold legally to quickly make their way onto the black market - which grows dark as it travels from South to North. Mayors of northern cities, led in recent years by New York's Michael Bloomberg, decry the unceasing flow
(Excerpt) Read more at stamfordadvocate.com ...
The concept that the government could or should only allow certain people to buy guns stands the very concept of American jurisprudence on its head. It presumes that the government knows all, controls all, and should be doing so. It is wrong and ineffective. It is the opposite of preventing criminals from possessing guns.
It is crazy to set up a huge expensive bureaucratic system, require everyone to jump though hoops and prove that they are *not* criminals in order to try, ineffectively, to prevent the few individuals who are not responsible, from having legal access to guns. This is a failed paradigm, and it should be abandoned. To accept the idea that the all gun sales should be monitored by the government, and only allowed to those it deems satisfactory is fundamentally wrong.
The entire idea of the enterprise has always been the death of a thousand cuts, where the restrictions on who can buy, and where, and how and what are continually increased until the number of gun owners is reduced to political insignificance.
Maybe it was allowed to 'walk' by the DOJ.
Connecticut Constitution, Declaration of Rights, 15. "Every citizen has a right to bear arms in defense of himself and the state."
Maybe they need to address the “root cause” of the criminality?
But I guess if they addressed fatherlessness they would indict themselves, so the truth can never be spoken.
Because no one was ever killed with a sword, or a spear, or an axe, or an arrow, or a knife, or a club.
I bet you are correct. Maybe Obama and Holder had a Fast and Furious aimed at our inner cities. Obama already gives the gangs free phones for organizing their flash robberies. Maybe Obama and Holder are also furnishing guns to inner-city gangs. Anybody looking into that?
You have to wonder who the moron was who wrote this, and if they were so proud of their drivel why it was anonymous.
Which would make their heads explode.
“Maybe Obama and Holder are also furnishing guns to inner-city gangs.”
Yes, they have done so. Issa is looking into this.
And if someone was offed with a baseball bat, would the ‘question’ be, ‘where did he buy the bat?’... Liberals are twisted.
There should be ZERO gun laws.
Throw violent prisoners in prison deal with the real issue of recidivism and black crime.
But that would make sense! Instead, lets villify guns.
Gun violence is done by bad people. Usually repeat offenders. Leftist aka progressive gun hater push for more gun control laws because of this. One would think taking dangerous criminals off of the streets of America would be a better approach to gun violence.