Skip to comments.Two Cautionary Tales of Gun Control
Posted on 12/27/2012 5:06:44 AM PST by TurboZamboni
After Hungerford, the British government banned semiautomatic rifles and brought shotgunsthe last type of firearm that could be purchased with a simple show of fitnessunder controls similar to those in place for pistols and rifles. Magazines were limited to two shells with a third in the chamber.
Dunblane had a more dramatic impact. Hamilton had a firearm certificate, although according to the rules he should not have been granted one. A media frenzy coupled with an emotional campaign by parents of Dunblane resulted in the Firearms Act of 1998, which instituted a nearly complete ban on handguns. Owners of pistols were required to turn them in. The penalty for illegal possession of a pistol is up to 10 years in prison.
The results have not been what proponents of the act wanted. Within a decade of the handgun ban and the confiscation of handguns from registered owners, crime with handguns had doubled according to British government crime reports. Gun crime, not a serious problem in the past, now is. Armed street gangs have some British police carrying guns for the first time. Moreover, another massacre occurred in June 2010. Derrick Bird, a taxi driver in Cumbria, shot his brother and a colleague then drove off through rural villages killing 12 people and injuring 11 more before killing himself.
Meanwhile, law-abiding citizens who have come into the possession of a firearm, even accidentally, have been harshly treated. I
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Perhaps, but I think it’s more of a religious campaign. I think gun banners believe that guns are a contaminant in society. Therefore, any gun ban, regardless of it’s effect on crime, is a step towards a more perfect society.
I propose MANDATORY firearm ownership and carry as a solution to mass killings.
Who in his right mind would fire into a crown knowing EVERY ONE OF THEM was armed?
This would allow us to do away with the venomous TSA as well.
All this craziness about another ban. I’d like to hear from any pro-ban genius that exact plan to get illegal weapons from the criminals and I’d like to see the evidence that banning another weapon type will somehow lower the crime rate.
David Banner AKA, the Incredible Dolt.
Obama Says He Ran For Re-election So He Could Have Men With Guns Around To Protect His Daughters
Guns to protect our kids = Bad. Guns to protect his kids = Good.
Via Daily Mail:
President Barack Obama revealed the real reason he wanted a second term as president is because his daughter Malia, age 14, is about to start dating boys.
One of the main incentives of running was continued Secret Service protection so we can have men with guns around at all times, the father of two joked.
The President and First Lady delved into their personal lives including how they keep the fire going in their marriage during a chat with ABCs Barbara Walters, their first sit-down interview since the election.
It has always been about handguns. Assault rifles was just a decoy to try and get their anti-gun foot in the door.
Once they get a ban on AWs then they will use the same reasons to go after handguns.
John Kennedy killed with a 5 shot bolt action rifle.
Bobby Kennedy killed with a .22 Iver Johnson Cadet revolver.
George Wallace wounded with a 5 shot Charter Arms .38spl.
Gerald Ford attacked with a 7 shot 1911 semi auto.
Edmond OK post office with two National Guard 7 shot 1911 pistols.
Ronald Reagan and Jim Brady shot with an RG-14 .22 pistol.
Ronald Gene Simmons killed his family and neighbors...H&R .22 revolver and a Ruger .22 revolver. Also used a strangling cord and two hammers.
What do they all have in common? NONE over 9 rounds, yet after each one came a cry of panic to ban them.
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