Skip to comments.TIME FOR A *MAJOR* FREEP IN MISSOURI! (BANG!!)
Posted on 04/16/2002 9:55:16 AM PDT by john in missouri
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Policemen killed 330 innocent citizens in 1996 and CCers (30). Statistically you are 300 times more likely to be innocently shot by a policeman than a CC owner.
The source for the 330/ 30 statistic is Professor John R. Lott, Jr. in "Now That the Brady Law Is Law, You Are Not Any Safer Than Before," Philadelphia Inquirer, Feb. 1, 1994, p. A9.
This is NOT a statistic on concealed-carry permit holders, it is a statistic for all civilian gun owners in the USA! These far, far out number the CCW permit holders.
This must be John Lott. Sorry, this is not John Lott. Well I don't think it was. I will search for it. Wish it was however, I think it is not. Pulled the cop killings and the innocent killings from a Florida story 15 months ago. Have it some where on the harddisk.
Correct on both counts. Personally, I'm certain that either would have put it over the top. The wording was EXTREMELY misleading as to the financial cost of Prop. B. I have heard some rumors within the gun rights community that this was done deliberately, basically at behest of the anti-gunners and then gov Mel Carnahan.
It's John Lott. Pulled the source of this stat directly from his 1996 study. It's not CCW holders; it's all gun-owning citizens. See above.
When you do, you have just registered your firearm for future confiscation.
Did you not realize that any time you purchase a firearm in Missouri, that "permit to purchase" is RETAINED by the sheriff?
We already have gun registration. Most folks just don't realize it.
As far as registration and seizure goes, wasn't it you who advised me to send letters to all the LEOs, advising them I intend to exercise my right to carry? If the day of gun seizures ever comes, you don't think that'll mark you out as the first gun nut to be visited by the SWAT team?
I personally think license-to-carry is going to make it through the legislature this year pretty much with flying colors. Whether the governor vetos it, is up to him.
If he does, then he clearly shows himself as an enemy of every good citizen who simply desires to be able to legally protect himself/ herself and their families from violent criminals. There's simply no good reason, no good excuse, for such an action. He calls for "homeland security" but does his best to block citizens from providing it for their own families.
If he does veto it, he also publicly reveals himself as a absolute hypocrite -- since we the taxpayers spend more than $700,000 a year on the armed security detail for him and his family -- yet he uses the power of the office we've put him in to prohibit good citizens from defending their own families, at their own expense.
Handgun registration violates the Missouri constitution.
I been on vacation.
I am searching for the original posting, and it was an article from FL. It is also true that honest american citizens are also commit less crime, are safer that cops.
I also ran across data on COP shootings killing innocent citizens at DOJ, again did not footnote the story. I am learning this business that someday footnoting will increase you integrity.
Todate, can not put my finger on it. I now am more carefull to cut and past the data instead of just linking to URL links to work that I do.
I would like to find a rollup of total number of CCW licenses in the United states and redo the issue.
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