Were there as many Tommy guns shootings post NFA as pre NFA? Are there as many today? Would there be more if a 18 yr old could buy them at Wal-Mart w no checks, no paperwork, no waiting, etc?
While I am against most (not all) gun control on principle, not so sure none of it ever "works". Some is a good idea no matter which way the crime stats go. And some is a bad idea no matter which way they go.
Just like CCW. Don't like linking it w crime rates. Rates can go up or down for a variety of reasons that having nothing to do w guns or CCW. Sure wouldn't want to put a trigger in CCWs laws that say they are suspended/repealed if crime goes up above pre CCW law rates... as they have some places. :wink:
Gun control is a complete and utter failure. Also, it is unconstitutional as well. It is not only that, but it is immoral, for the government knows that it cannot protect its citizen, yet it places restrictions on self defense.
The governments hands are covered with blood, and yet, for some reason, people think that they are safe when they are disarmed, all while they watch the news each day on tv and see the man shot down as a victim of road rage, or knifed to death at the quickie mart, ad infinitum.
Very strange indeed, that anyone can think gun control is good, besides a politician or a criminal. Of course my opinion has been compromised by the armed robbery I went through as a young man.
I have no issue with going after gun smugglers, by all means.
The combination of "We'll let crooks out again and again to keep crime spiking while going after dealers" has a very bad and even predictable ring.
I am all for catching smugglers. Harassing regular dealers, not so much.
Not sure if this will stand, there is still the whole Court and the Supreme Court down the pike, but this is an interesting one.
The Ninth Circuit just had a Three Judge Panel rule that California Magazine Capacity restrictions are Unconstitutional.
Makes me wonder if it has an immediate...
New York's State Attorney General has moved to dissolve the NRA, based on accusations of fiscal mismanagement.
Addendum, this thread...
This guy is selling mugs with 20 % of the proceeds going to fight Gubner Coonman's gun grab here in Virginia.
I know all of us need yet -another- coffee mug, let alone a 20 dollar one but if you feel so inclined, here's a link.
I'm in for a couple.