Friday, June 17, 2016

What if FDR Had Said This?

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December 8, 1941

".... I ask that the Congress declare a ban on airplanes."

1 comment:

elwood p suggns said...

We have already tried the "assault rifle" ban from 1994-2004. Following its demise, the U.S. Dept. of Justice determined that the ban had "no discernible effect" on gun crime rates. If it didn't work then, and it didn't, why would we go through it again?? As an aside, according the FBI, of some 14,000 U.S. homicides in a fairly typical year from rifles, including "assault" and otherwise, are used in only about 350 (approximately 2.5%) of them. Postulating that 1/2 of homicides are with an "assault rifle", that percentage drops to only 1.25. Accordingly, doesn't sound to me like homicide by "assault rifle" is that much of a problem.

Dr. John Lott determined that various expanded background check procedures from 1977-2005 actually resulted in a 2% INCREASE, not a decrease, in nationwide murder rates.

While the U.S. does have the highest per capita gun ownership rate in the world, it is 111th in the world relative to gun deaths per 100,000 population. Honduras
is highest at about 90, and we come in at about 2 or so.

Over the last 20-25 years, while crime and violence were being cut in half, gun ownership was doubling. In addition, while gun restrictions, including RTC, were relaxed throughout the country, the FBI index personal crimes of murder, rape, armed robbery, and aggravated assault decreased while the rates for the property crimes of burglary and auto theft increased. Guess it all depends whether you would rather have your wife (GF, sister, daughter, mother, whoever) raped or your car stolen.

I could go on and on. But I won't.