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Wednesday, March 09, 2005

Second Amendment Info

You know how those NRA types always say that if guns are banned, then only criminals will have guns?

They were right.

"The cure has proven to be much worse than the disease.

Crime rates in England have skyrocketed since the ban was enacted. According to economist John Lott of the American Enterprise Institute, the violent crime rate has risen 69 percent since 1996, with robbery rising 45 percent and murders rising 54 percent. This is even more alarming when you consider that from 1993 to 1997 armed robberies had fallen by 50 percent. Recent information released by the British Home Office shows that trend is continuing."

If the bad guys know you aren't armed, they are more bold. Period.

3 Comments:

  • Here is a link that may be of interest to you. This blog examined the knife attacks in the U.K. over a one month period. It is worth a quick look. Nice site.

    http://astuteblogger.blogspot.com/2005/02/knife-control-anyone.html

    By Blogger Gindy, at 3/09/2005 05:53:00 PM  

  • I heard a song once, by Chris Rock of all people, that said: "Dont go to parties with metal detectors. Sure you feel safe while you're inside, but what about all those [guys] outside waiting who know you aint got a gun?"

    Muggers, robbers and bullies are cowards. They always have been, since the 3rd grade. When there is even a chance that you'll fight back, they want none of it. I have 3 defining 'fights' in my lifetime that set this particular issue in concrete for me. I won't go into the war stories, but again and again, when someone stands up to them, their mean front crumbles and they run.

    Read Tolkien. Read C.S. Lewis. This is not new data. This is exactly why the issue with Kim Jong Il irritates me to no end. One billionaire bully, 64 'royal, loyal' families and 19 million starving slaves. And your outspoken 'tolerants' in the US want to 'compromise' with him. Flippin' brilliant!

    By Anonymous the least, at 3/13/2005 09:23:00 PM  

  • The least-
    Thanks for stopping in...and well said.

    By Blogger Hammertime, at 3/15/2005 02:29:00 PM  

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