After The Ban Dies
Posted 09 September 2004 - 06:49 PM
The crime rate may move around by .02% (.0002), which is stastistical nonsense, but I highly doubt there'll be a mad rush by bad guys to buy a post-post ban weapon and go shoot up the streets. Actually, the post-ban guns that are politically correct just might drop in price to where almost anybody could buy one.
What say you?
Posted 09 September 2004 - 07:27 PM
|I highly doubt there'll be a mad rush by bad guys to buy a post-post ban weapon and go shoot up the streets.|
I highly doubt it too, and that's because they've already got lots of high power armament. No law ever stopped the bad guys from getting or doing whatever they wanted in spite of the law, or from committing crimes - that's why they're called criminals.
We should never tire of reminding our legislators that the only people affected by laws are the law-abiding, which is why the ban never made sense to begin with. Now if there's some OTHER reason our government would find advantage in having a disarmed citizenry ...
Think it can't happen here?
Posted 09 September 2004 - 09:34 PM
|Think it can't happen here?|
Just Look at what happened to crime statistics in the UK after their weapons were banned. The Feinsteins and the Brady bunch want to see a huge increase in crime, they are going about it the right way. They will help bring about the problem they "claim" they are trying to prevent. Either they are even dumber than they look, or they think we are- take your pick.
Posted 09 September 2004 - 09:48 PM
As far as those individuals who do not care to follow the law are concerned, I remember those two scumbags, who shot up that neighborhood in CA after a bank robbery several years ago, were using illegaly altered full-autos, and illegaly imported full-autos. Of course, the news media refused to seperate that fact from the individuals who go through all the red tape to own a LEGAL full-auto. As far as the lefty news media was concerned, they were in the same boat together. It was another feather in the anti's cap of supporting the AWB.
Posted 09 September 2004 - 10:01 PM
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Posted 09 September 2004 - 11:10 PM
As much as I sympathize with these victims, I have to ask how their testimony is relevant to the case at hand when the deaths and injuries didn't involve "assault" weapons or "high capacity" magazines. The presence of these witnesses - no matter how sorry one may feel for them - is an insulting and shameless exploitation of grief to promote an agenda - - - and just as irrelevant as the testimony of a DUI victim in a building collapse case.
Edited by Bob B, 09 September 2004 - 11:15 PM.
Posted 09 September 2004 - 11:32 PM
The police department I initially worked for sent me to the ILEA with another new officer. He and I became good friends, and though he left the department after a couple of years to become a deputy sheriff we stay in contact regularly. Several weeks ago his younger brother was shot and killed in Indianapolis by a 10-96 subject (mental) with a semi automatic version of the AK. Four other IPD officers were wounded in the gun battle. One IPD officer, though wounded emptied an entire AR 15 magazine in the shootout, and finally killed the shooter with his duty weapon inside the perps home as he was reloading a magazine.
This is the first actual use of an assualt type rifle in a crime that I can remember in my area. It has opened a big can of worms in the Indianapolis area and surrounding counties regarding these weapons. I'm sure some of the guys who live in or around Indy are familiar with the shooting.
Posted 10 September 2004 - 12:31 AM
The "Media" will always have it's agenda on controlling our thoughts.. such as when they report motorcycle accidents... they are always quick to make the statement "and the rider was not wearing a helmet"....even if the poor sod was hit by a Mack truck and his whole body was crushed except for his uninjured head....they never report a fatality on a motorcycle and say " the rider was wearing a helmet"..
Posted 10 September 2004 - 07:07 AM
And the media always mentions the SKS "assault rifle". Just like the motorcyclist that wasn't wearing his helmet when he was killed on the highway the other day. But they forgot to say that he was running over 100mph and hit the back of a pickup truck and was thrown over the truck into on coming traffic and run over by 2 trucks before they could stop.
Posted 10 September 2004 - 09:51 AM
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Posted 10 September 2004 - 01:34 PM
How many times has an action movie hero, or villian simply walked into the corner Army Surplus, or gun shop and walked out with a fully functioning M60. Uzi, M79, ect.
It's kind of like the entertaining CSI programs on CBS. Very much of what these people do to solve crimes is BS meant for entertainment. In reality much of what they do is BS. However, many people, (including my own wife) seem to think that what they do is everyday common police work.
Hollywood and television are basically believing their own manufactured propogana, and many people unfortunately still think if it's on TV...it's a fact.