Skip to comments.Cop Out: Police forensic scientist at Newtown hearing slams 'assault weapons' ban
Posted on 02/04/2013 8:37:37 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet
The forensic scientist for the Bridgeport, Conn. Police Department sharply criticized proposed assault weapon and high-capacity magazine bans and pointed out the small number of crimes committed by high-capacity weapons in public hearing testimony last week.
Marshall K. Robinson, who said his area of expertise is firearm and tool mark identification, testified at the Gun Violence Prevention Working Group, which was convened at the Connecticut State Capitol in response to the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting. There he opposed statements from many of the other 1,300 speakers in attendance advocating for banning high-capacity AR-15 and AK-47 firearms.
Robinson pointed out that less than two percent of the firearms he has examined since 1996 that have been linked to violent crime in Bridgeport have been the caliber of AR-15 or AK-47 weapons.
Since November 1996, I have examined approximately 2,370 firearms. Of that number 36 of them were either .223/5.56 mm or 7.62×39 mm, Robinson said. The percentage of those guns was about [1.5 percent].
I did further research on homicides and assaults in the years 2006 to 2012 inclusive. Of the 217 such cases, there were 912 bullets and 466 cartridge cases recovered. One assault involved .223 caliber and none involved 7.63×39 mm caliber....
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From the World Health Organization:
The latest Murder Statistics for the world:
Murders per 100,000 citizens
El Salvador 69.2
Cote d’lvoire 56.9
US Virgin Islands 39.2
Saint Kits and Nevis 38.2
Trinidad and Tobago 35.2
South Africa 31.8
Central African Republic 29.3
Puerto Rico 26.2
Saint Lucia 25.2
Dominican Republic 25.0
Saint Vincent and the Grenadines 22.9
Democratic Republic of the Congo 21.7
Equatorial Guinea 20.7
Burkina Faso 18.0
North Korea 15.2
Sierra Leone 14.9
French Guiana 13.3
Papua New Guinea 13.0
Cape Verde 11.6
Costa Rica 10.0
Turks and Caicos Islands 8.7
British Virgin Islands 8.6
Cayman Islands 8.4
Antigua and Barbuda 6.8
The United States 4.2
ALL the countries above America have 100% gun bans
Finally, the voice of sanity.
Thank you Marshall K. Robinson.
Thanks for the list. Too bad the radical left wing extremist demokkkrats don’t care and will try to ridicule anybody that calls them on it.
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bump for sending to my loony lib friends and relatives.
Won’t make any of them think rationally, but it will tick them off. They hate the truth.
Our local gun shop got some RRA AR15s in this week. I helped my sister and her husband get one of them. Ha ha, take that libs.
The shop is getting in a bunch of cases of Wolf WPA .223 tomorrow. I can’t decide if I should take a chance on it. The TulAmmo wouldn’t cycle in mine, have heard the Wolf is better. Any opinions folks?
Begin the countdown - it’s just a matter of time now until the left tries to smear or discredit this guy.
Wolf works fine for me.
Tula has been a problem.
Also avoid Herter’s (Its made by Tula)
I’ve put thousands of rounds of Wolf and also S&B thru my Beretta 92 without a hiccup.
Wow. After reading that letter, I only have one question.
How long before they find this guy laying in the street with a supposed cardiac arrest ?
Bookmark and BTTT reply #2
We had better forward this to those folks running HGTV mucho pronto.
(Just a little Spanish lingo for our Hispanic audience)
Blatant lie! Most of the speakers opposed any gun bans.
I submit to you that you cannot legislate away insanity, which I think is the root cause of this case, Robinson said. Laws must be passed based on research and logical thinking, not on emotions.
I am sure his statements will be covered all over cable news./sarc
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