That statement is also known as a brain-fart!<quoted text>
Seems this article is focused on crazed nuts who are allowed to legally own guns...the real question is by banning large clip weaponry, will this do a dammmmmm thing to keep them out of the hands of those who can't legally own guns anyway? A resounding no...
New York City expects to record its lowest number of homicides since record-keeping began in 1963, reports AP. The city has had 414 this year, down nearly 20% from last year and well under the previous low of 471 in 2009. The city also has seen 1,353 shootings, again well below the previous low of 1,420 in 2009. Mayor Bloomberg and police credit the controversial "stop and frisk" policy in part for the numbers.
Chicago has hit the unfortunate milestone of 500 homicides this year, reports the Tribune. It's a "tragic number that is reflective of the gang violence and proliferation of illegal guns that have plagued some of our neighborhoods," says the police superintendent. It's also the first time in four years the city has hit the 500-mark, though the Trib points out that Chicago had nearly twice that number in 1992. The city had 435 homicides last year, notes AP.
You have provided your side of the argument based on more people in jail yet more people killed by guns. Many stats contradict what you say other than those areas that have HIGH gang activity. Question: if you subtract gang related killings from the stats what will this reveal? That gun related killings have exponentially gone DOWN.?
While it is unfortunate what happened in Newtown, the bottom line is no matter what laws you impose on those that ALL READY abide by the laws, those that don't abide will not be impacted by any new laws...do you see gangs complying with your new laws francis?