Skip to comments.What Should We Do about Guns?
Posted on 05/01/2013 8:17:49 PM PDT by marktwain
After the defeat of the Manchin-Toomey background-check bill, and the subsequent demonization of the Senate, Senators Manchin and Toomey are reportedly back at work on bipartisan legislation addressing gun control. John R. Lott, author of the new book At the Brink, who has been researching gun policy for decades, talks about the state of the debate with National Review Onlines Kathryn Jean Lopez.
Kathryn Jean Lopez: Gabby Giffords has accused the Senate of being in the grips of the gun lobby. Is there another explanation for the defeat of the Manchin-Toomey bill?
JOHN R. LOTT: Yes, there is. The politicians were simply representing the voters in their districts.
The accusation that politicians were attempting to please the gun lobby at the expense of their constituents, which is based on the oft-repeated assertion that 80 to 90 percent of the public say they favor background checks, is simply not credible. The survey questions on which this statistic is based proved nothing more than that respondents wished to disarm criminals. The questions posed were about a hypothetical, idealized system of background checks, not about the actual legislation facing Congress.
A better survey was recently released by the Pew Research Center. It asked: What word best describes how you feel about the Senate voting down new gun control legislation that included background checks on gun purchases? Many voters were upset that the bill didnt pass, but a very substantial group were relieved. Overall, 47 percent were disappointed and 39 percent were relieved. Not surprisingly, opinions varied drastically across political affiliation. Among Republicans, 51 percent were relieved and 34 percent were disappointed. Among independents, the split was 48 percent relieved and 41 disappointed. In sharp contrast, only 22 percent of Democrats were relieved, while 67 percent were disappointed.
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Shoot'em!! specially at those who want to take them away from us!!
To the headline: nothing
My lib sources told me that guns just get up and start shooting people.
Clean, maintain and keep ‘em in top shape.
“What Should We Do about Guns?”
Grabby is lucky if she can find the bathroom. This is from that gold digging, master of exploitation husband of hers.
What Should We Do about Guns? Enjoy them!
The end paragraph by Lott is extremely telling:
“To me, the debate has always been about safety. The vast majority of academic research supports my findings. The debate has been between those who argue that there is a benefit from those who own guns and those who claim that there is no significant effect on crime.”
Either way, not even considering Constitutional questions, there is no legitimate reason for increased regulation of guns.
It is the illegitimate reasons that we have to worry about, and which the left hysterically refuses to consider.
So Obama is lying to the American people......again. What a surprise.
Go back to the time of Victorian England. There were no controls on guns at all except for proofing them. and handguns required you to buy a stamp at the post office. These stamps were sold as routine. You just walk up to the clerk and say you want a X or Y stamp and he sells you one.
Other guns such as rifles, pistols, revolvers, machine guns and so on required nothing.
There crime rates were so low that one could usually count the total number of armed robberies in the entire nation on the fingers of one hand.
That big bad gun lobby.
There is only on thing we need to tell the libs:
The big bad gun lobby would have absolutely no power except for one thing and that is that they represent millions of ordinary folks like you and me. They speak for us.
That is not bad. It gives us a voice that will be heard.
“What should we do about guns?”
Load ‘em, center the front sight, and s-q-u-e-e-z-e the trigger.
Pass a law requiring all criminals to turn in their guns. Then give them to the good guys.
“What Should We Do About Guns?”
That’s a provocative question, raising many others:
`How do you solve a problem like Maria?’
`Does I have spinach in me teeth? (Popeye)
`What if our universe is just a drop of dew on a blade of grass ... ?’
What if the left was as `concerned’ about infanticide, the budget, personal responsibility, the economy, terrorism, etc., as they are about our guns?
Make sure they are sighted in.
“What Should We Do about Guns?”
If you want my guns, you should bring yours.
Strip and parkerize them.
You sir, have read Joyce Lee Malcolm!
Thank you for adding erudition to the discussion!
Leftists destroy, they do not build1
We can trade? This might beat a boating accident. "I traded them for some farm implements."