States’ crime rates show scant linkag...

States’ crime rates show scant linkage to gun laws

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“The Best is yet to come.”

Since: Dec 12

Old Milwaukee

#1 Jan 25, 2013
President Obama has called for stricter federal gun laws to combat recent shooting rampages, but a review of recent state laws by The Washington Times shows no discernible correlation between stricter rules and lower gun-crime rates in the states.
States that ranked high in terms of making records available to the National Instant Criminal Background Check System also tended to have tighter gun laws — but their gun-crime rates ranged widely. The same was true for states that ranked poorly on disclosure and were deemed to have much less stringent gun-possession laws.
For example, New York, even before it approved the strictest gun-control measures in the country last week, was ranked fourth among the states in strength of gun laws by the Brady Campaign to End Gun Violence, but was also in the top 10 in firearm homicide rates in 2011, according to the FBI.
Meanwhile, North Dakota was near the bottom in its firearm homicide, firearm robbery and firearm assault rates, but also had some of the loosest gun laws and worst compliance with turning over mental health records to the background check system.

Rest of the story at http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2013/jan/...
the real guest

United States

#2 Jan 26, 2013
No surprise there. Gun control does not result in lowering crime rates nor does it prevent gun violence.

Why? Because guns aren't the problem, mental stability is.
Guest

United States

#3 Jan 26, 2013
The mentally unstable, (Liberals) want gun control.
AntiLeftistTools

Springdale, AR

#4 Jan 26, 2013
The last bastion of liberty against a global takeover...wait that doesn't exist.

We should just give up our guns to appease the left.
NowUKnow

Springdale, AR

#5 Jan 27, 2013
AntiLeftistTools wrote:
The last bastion of liberty against a global takeover...wait that doesn't exist.
We should just give up our guns to appease the left.
Now that's funny.
disappointed

Kennedale, TX

#6 Jan 27, 2013
Sounds like more remedial individuals influencing the uneducated to be more paranoid when approaching situations that are self explanatory. Cities with higher crime rates tend to have higher gun ownership resulting in more gun restrictions.
the real guest

United States

#7 Jan 28, 2013
disappointed wrote:
Sounds like more remedial individuals influencing the uneducated to be more paranoid when approaching situations that are self explanatory. Cities with higher crime rates tend to have higher gun ownership resulting in more gun restrictions.
Sounds like another retarded liberal idiot puking up the lying leftist bullshit that he so eagerly consumed from the hands of MSNBC and the Puffington Ho.

The fact is that cities with the strictest gun control laws have the highest rates of gun violence.

It doesn't take a rocket scientist to realize that disarming the law abiding public only makes them a much easier target for the criminal element who don't give a damn about gun control laws.

We're supposed to lay down our God-given right of self defense and rely on Mr. Policeman to protect us, feeling secure in the fact that when seconds count, he's only minutes away.

Liberal idiocy.
jsf

Memphis, TN

#8 Feb 1, 2013
real guest has cause and effect out of order.
observer

Conway, AR

#9 Feb 1, 2013
Real guest has it right. It's funny how he exposes the stupidity of you liberals, and even funnier when you get all pissed off at him when he does it.
more lies from the libs

Horseshoe Bend, AR

#10 Feb 1, 2013
jsf wrote:
real guest has cause and effect out of order.
And this from murder city USA Memphis Tn . I always go fully armed when I have to pick someone up at that airport which is surrounded by the gantsa hoods.
disappointed

Round Rock, TX

#11 Feb 1, 2013
the real guest wrote:
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Sounds like another retarded liberal idiot puking up the lying leftist bullshit that he so eagerly consumed from the hands of MSNBC and the Puffington Ho.
The fact is that cities with the strictest gun control laws have the highest rates of gun violence.
It doesn't take a rocket scientist to realize that disarming the law abiding public only makes them a much easier target for the criminal element who don't give a damn about gun control laws.
We're supposed to lay down our God-given right of self defense and rely on Mr. Policeman to protect us, feeling secure in the fact that when seconds count, he's only minutes away.
Liberal idiocy.
You have one thing correct, you are not a rocket scientist. Your argument is stale and uniformed. God given right? Is that the new or old testament?

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