States with strict gun laws found to ...

States with strict gun laws found to have fewer shooting deaths

There are 5075 comments on the Reuters story from Mar 7, 2013, titled States with strict gun laws found to have fewer shooting deaths. In it, Reuters reports that:

States that have more laws restricting gun ownership have lower rates of death from shootings, both suicides and homicides, a study by researchers at Boston Children's Hospital and Harvard University found.

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#4542 May 3, 2013
Anonymous of Indy wrote:
<quoted text>We are not interested in you BS rants,
~stomp stomp stomp~

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#4543 May 3, 2013
Dr-Sniper wrote:
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Shall not be infringed.
JusticeScalia wrote:
Like most rights, the Second Amendment right is not unlimited. It is not a right to keep and carry any weapon whatsoever in any manner whatsoever and for whatever purpose: For example, concealed weapons prohibitions have been upheld under the Amendment or state analogues. The Court’s opinion should not be taken to cast doubt on longstanding prohibitions on the possession of firearms by felons and the mentally ill, or laws forbidding the carrying of firearms in sensitive places such as schools and government buildings, or laws imposing conditions and qualifications on the commercial sale of arms.
Justice Scalia
Writing for the majority of the real Supreme Court
Based on the real US Constitution
This century
[United States v.] Heller... 2008

GunShow1

“Shall NOT be infringed!”

Since: Apr 13

San Jose, CA.

#4544 May 3, 2013
barefoot2626 wrote:
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You are
Case No 14,897

UNITED STATES v. CBUIKSHANK et al.
[1 Woods 308; 1 13 Am. Law Reg.(N.S) 630.]

Circuit Court. D. Louisiana. April Term, 1874.=

Civil Rights Bill--Indictment for Violation
--FOURTEENTH AND FIFTEENTH Amendments to
Constitution--Right to Vote-- Injuries to Negroes--How Cognizable.

"...The first count is for a conspiracy to interfere with the right to "peaceably assemble together with each other, and with other citizens, for a peaceable and lawful purpose." This right Is guarantied in the first amendment to the constitution, which declares that "congress shall make no law abridging the right of the people peaceably to assemble and to petition the government for a redress of grievances." Does this disaffirmance of the power of congress to prevent the assembling of the people amount to an affirmative power to punish individuals for disturbing assemblies? This would be a strange inference. That is the prerogative of the states. It belongs to the preservation of the public peace and the fundamental rights of the people. The people of the states do not ask congress to protect the right, but demand that it shall not interfere with it. Has anything since occurred to give congress legislative power over the subject matter? The 14th amendment declares that no state shall by law abridge the privileges or Immunities of citizens of the United States. Grant that this prohibition now prevents the states from Interfering with the right to assemble, as being one of such privileges and immunities, still does it give congress power to legislate over the subject? Power to enforce the amendment is all that Is given to congress. If the amendment Is not violated, it has no power over the subject.

"The second count, which is for a conspiracy to interfere with certain citizens in their right to bear arms is open to the same criticism as the first...."

[NOTE. The order arresting the in conformity with the above opinion of Mr Justice Bradley was affirmed by the supreme court where it was carried on writ of error and certificate of division. 92 U.S. 542.]
http://gunshowonthenet.blogspot.com/2013/05/a...
spocko

Oakland, CA

#4546 May 4, 2013
Guns don’t kill people, people kill people – oh really? Guns are harmless inanimate objects and do nothing. Well, I got news for you gunloons, so is a ham sandwich or any other inorganic object, problem with your semi-conscious logic is that your “harmless” gun is the only lethal and incredibly deadly object when combined with humans or perhaps monkeys as well. Of the tenths of thousand homicides by firearm in the US every year, how many fall into the "Protection from Tyranny" or "Resistance To Tyranny" categories? Can we ask these loons to get back to us with an argument that deals with reality?

For a moment there I thought it was SNL...
http://nymag.com/daily/intelligencer/2013/05/...

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#4547 May 4, 2013
spocko wrote:
Guns don’t kill people, people kill people – oh really? Guns are harmless inanimate objects and do nothing. Well, I got news for you gunloons, so is a ham sandwich or any other inorganic object, problem with your semi-conscious logic is that your “harmless” gun is the only lethal and incredibly deadly object when combined with humans or perhaps monkeys as well. Of the tenths of thousand homicides by firearm in the US every year, how many fall into the "Protection from Tyranny" or "Resistance To Tyranny" categories? Can we ask these loons to get back to us with an argument that deals with reality?
For a moment there I thought it was SNL...
http://nymag.com/daily/intelligencer/2013/05/...
Ok, Lets ask a question, Where does the tyranny lie, when only the government has guns?
Wall Street Government

Sebastian, FL

#4548 May 4, 2013
Chicagoan by Birth wrote:
<quoted text>Ok, Lets ask a question, Where does the tyranny lie, when only the government has guns?
When only government has guns?

How did you figure that.

Wayne's world?

Or was it Beck, Rannity, Limbaughtomy?

"Obama's is going to take all our guns"

You heard that from everyrone BUT Obama.

Poor teabagger.

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#4549 May 4, 2013
Wall Street Government wrote:
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When only government has guns?
How did you figure that.
Wayne's world?
Or was it Beck, Rannity, Limbaughtomy?
"Obama's is going to take all our guns"
You heard that from everyrone BUT Obama.
Poor teabagger.
look at China no guns and no vote.
Wall Street Government

Sebastian, FL

#4550 May 4, 2013
Anonymous of Indy wrote:
<quoted text>look at China no guns and no vote.
Who is saying, in America?

NO GUNS.

No one, except teabaggers.

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#4551 May 4, 2013
Wall Street Government wrote:
<quoted text>
Who is saying, in America?
NO GUNS.
No one, except teabaggers.
wrong again and its not the teabaggers that have made it their agenda it the Modern Pseudo Liberals here in the US that have made it their agenda here is the proof who is for an Out Right Ban on all Guns in US Society.

Dianne Feinstein Says Her Goal is to Disarm All Americans

Wall Street Government

Sebastian, FL

#4552 May 4, 2013
Anonymous of Indy wrote:
<quoted text>wrong again and its not the teabaggers that have made it their agenda it the Modern Pseudo Liberals here in the US that have made it their agenda here is the proof who is for an Out Right Ban on all Guns in US Society.
Dianne Feinstein Says Her Goal is to Disarm All Americans
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v =-OkppgbLSAkXX
That must be that selective teabagger hearing affliction.

She stated ASSAULT weapons, NOT ALL weapons.

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#4553 May 4, 2013
Wall Street Government wrote:
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That must be that selective teabagger hearing affliction.
She stated ASSAULT weapons, NOT ALL weapons.
no she considers any gun an assault weapon.
Wall Street Government

Sebastian, FL

#4554 May 4, 2013
Anonymous of Indy wrote:
<quoted text>no she considers any gun an assault weapon.
She does?

According to who?

LaPissface and Limbaughtomy?

Or all the teabagger parrots?

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#4555 May 4, 2013
Wall Street Government wrote:
<quoted text>That must be that selective teabagger hearing affliction.

She stated ASSAULT weapons, NOT ALL weapons.
Democrats take the mile an inch at a time! Total disarmament is the goal. They just know they can't get there all at once. Look at everything the liberals have taken! It has been done a little at a time.

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#4556 May 4, 2013
Wall Street Government wrote:
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She does?
According to who?
LaPissface and Limbaughtomy?
Or all the teabagger parrots?
listen to her sometime
LBer

Long Beach, CA

#4557 May 4, 2013
Yeah, gotta love the peace and brotherly love you see in Chicago, huh? The strictest gun laws in the nation have made that place paradise on earth...

And we here in Cali (Los Angeles for me) we definitely don't know what gun violence is...

Gotta love those laws...

Let's see - who also had or have strict gun control laws. Nazi Germany? Russia?

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#4558 May 4, 2013
LBer wrote:
Yeah, gotta love the peace and brotherly love you see in Chicago, huh? The strictest gun laws in the nation have made that place paradise on earth...
And we here in Cali (Los Angeles for me) we definitely don't know what gun violence is...
Gotta love those laws...
Let's see - who also had or have strict gun control laws. Nazi Germany? Russia?
Strict Gun Laws in Chicago Can’t Stem Fatal Shots

CHICAGO — Not a single gun shop can be found in this city because they are outlawed. Handguns were banned in Chicago for decades, too, until 2010, when the United States Supreme Court ruled that was going too far, leading city leaders to settle for restrictions some describe as the closest they could get legally to a ban without a ban. Despite a continuing legal fight, Illinois remains the only state in the nation with no provision to let private citizens carry guns in public.

And yet Chicago, a city with no civilian gun ranges and bans on both assault weapons and high-capacity magazines, finds itself laboring to stem a flood of gun violence that contributed to more than 500 homicides last year and at least 40 killings already in 2013.

http://www.nytimes.com/2013/01/30/us/strict-c... ;

Since: Apr 09

Elmont, Long Island NY

#4559 May 4, 2013
Anonymous of Indy wrote:
<quoted text>Modern Pseudo Liberals enacted The Brady Handgun Violence Prevention Act of 1993 which created a national background check system to prevent firearms sales to such "prohibited persons." under the Modern Pseudo Liberals Gun Control Act of 1968.
Prohibited persons
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gun_Control_Act_...
The Brady Handgun Violence Prevention Act of 1993
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Brady_Handgun_Vi...
yes, but you left out the fact that only 13 states require back ground checks and there are multiple loop holes, such as selling to family, friends and people that have known each other.

what we need is a Federal Law requiring background checks on all firearm sales

Since: Apr 09

Elmont, Long Island NY

#4560 May 4, 2013
Anonymous of Indy wrote:
<quoted text>Strict Gun Laws in Chicago Can’t Stem Fatal Shots
CHICAGO — Not a single gun shop can be found in this city because they are outlawed. Handguns were banned in Chicago for decades, too, until 2010, when the United States Supreme Court ruled that was going too far, leading city leaders to settle for restrictions some describe as the closest they could get legally to a ban without a ban. Despite a continuing legal fight, Illinois remains the only state in the nation with no provision to let private citizens carry guns in public.
And yet Chicago, a city with no civilian gun ranges and bans on both assault weapons and high-capacity magazines, finds itself laboring to stem a flood of gun violence that contributed to more than 500 homicides last year and at least 40 killings already in 2013.
http://www.nytimes.com/2013/01/30/us/strict-c... ;
of course if the gun laws in the surrounding states are lax, any gun control laws in Chicago, NY and LA become a moot point, or did that escape you. The majority of guns used for criminal purposes in NY come from Virginia

Since: Apr 09

Elmont, Long Island NY

#4561 May 4, 2013
Dr-Sniper wrote:
<quoted text>
Democrats take the mile an inch at a time! Total disarmament is the goal. They just know they can't get there all at once. Look at everything the liberals have taken! It has been done a little at a time.
yeah let's look at what liberals have done

40 hour work week
overtime
clean/healthy meat thanks to the USDA
clean water standards
clean air standards, ask anyone who lived in LA during the 70's what it was like
rivers that don't catch fire
building standards for fire codes, earthquake codes
FEMA
safe produce
safe dairy products
seatbelts in cars
safety glass requirements for windshields
end of child labor
safe work places
end of sweatshops

GunShow1

“Shall NOT be infringed!”

Since: Apr 13

San Jose, CA.

#4562 May 4, 2013
Wall Street Government wrote:
<quoted text>
When only government has guns?
How did you figure that.
Wayne's world?
Or was it Beck, Rannity, Limbaughtomy?
"Obama's is going to take all our guns"
You heard that from everyrone BUT Obama.
Poor teabagger.
Go drink some more of your 'masters' kool-aid.

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