Skip to comments.The Facts About Assault Weapons and Crime
Posted on 01/18/2013 2:48:37 PM PST by Da Bilge Troll
Warning about "weapons designed for the theater of war," President Obama on Wednesday called for immediate action on a new Federal Assault Weapons Ban. He said that "more of our fellow Americans might still be alive" if the original assault weapons ban, passed in 1994, had not expired in 2004. Last month, in the wake of the horrific shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary in Newtown, Conn., Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D., Calif.) promised to introduce an updated version of the ban. She too warned of the threat posed by "military weapons."
After the nightmare of Newtown, their concern is understandable. Yet despite being at the center of the gun-control debate for decades, neither President Obama nor Ms. Feinstein (the author of the 1994 legislation) seems to understand the leading research on the effects of the Federal Assault Weapons Ban. In addition, they continue to mislabel the weapons they seek to ban.
Ms. Feinstein points to two studies by criminology professors Chris Koper and Jeff Roth for the National Institute of Justice to back up her contention that the ban reduced crime. She claims that their first study in 1997 showed that the ban decreased "total gun murders." In fact, the authors wrote: "the evidence is not strong enough for us to conclude that there was any meaningful effect (i.e., that the effect was different from zero)."
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Good for the Wall Street Journal asaault weapon clarification ping........
They should also outlaw swimming pools — they have been lethal for many young children.
It is the Assault Media and the Assault Politicians that are the biggest threat to this country. Not the semi auto lookalikes that the Corrupt Liberal Media falsely causes “assault weapons”
Thanks for the post.
Thank you very much!
My squirrel gun was a single shot J.C.Higgins .410.
As is the case with every argument presented by the communists there is no room for facts or logic.
There is a country to disarm !!! They must eschew all reason and act with emotion because that’s all that they have.
Once we are disarmed we the people can be brought to heel and they can dispense with such quaint nonsense like “consent of the governed”. Our betters will tell us what our needs are, and will allow only that which comports with their desires.
“My squirrel gun was a single shot J.C.Higgins .410.”
Mine was a single shot Remington .22. Doesn’t a shotgun sorta mess up a squirrel?
Scheduled for Tue, Jan 22nd intro.
We're Democraps! We don't need no steenking facts!!!
***Warning about “weapons designed for the theater of war,” President Obama on Wednesday called for immediate action on a new Federal Assault Weapons Ban.***
Up until 1956, American citizens were better armed than the regular US soldier. Only with the issue of the select fire M-14 did citizens begin to fall behind.