Monday, June 14, 2010

Pittsburgh, PA.: Intended victim says he shot robber: "The would-be victim of a robbery told police he shot a man who was attempting to steal from him early this morning. But, police did not find the would-be robber. An emergency dispatch supervisor said police were called to Market Square at about 1 a.m. to investigate the incident.

How Obama Reduced Crime Rates Last Year: "President Obama surely didn’t intend it, but he deserves some credit for last year’s 7.4 percent drop in murder rates. His election caused gun sales to soar, and crime rates to plummet. While gun sales started notably rising in October 2008, sales really soared immediately after Mr. Obama won the presidential race. 450,000 more people bought guns in November 2008 than bought them in November 2007, that’s over a 40 percent increase in sales. By comparison, the change from November 2006 to November 2007 was only about 35,000. Over the last decade, the average year-to-year increase in monthly sales was only 21,000. At the same time gun sales were soaring, there was an unusually large drop in murder rates. The 7.4 percent drop in the murder rate was the largest drop in murder rates since 1999."

Gun a month law doesn’t stop trafficking: "But for its own bureaucratic incompetence, Massachusetts would have joined Maryland, New Jersey, California and Virginia in restricting gun buyers to one weapon per month. For what possible reason? To stop so-called ’straw purchases’: legal buyers re-selling guns to people whose criminal past disqualifies them from buying a firearm. On the face of it, the limitation seems like a good idea. In practice, it doesn’t make one iota of difference to the flow of illegal guns to n’er-do-wells (and annoys more civic-minded citizens who like/need to buy guns). Case in point: reports that the cops have nabbed a New Jersey gun runner purchasing weapons from … wait for it … Virginia.”

Gun-studded rallies safest places in America: "Besides a police station, the safest place in America on April 19 would likely have been any of the numerous Patriot’s Day rallies held around the country where thousands of people, many carrying firearms, celebrated the opening shots in America’s war for independence. Some of the rallies had a strong tea party presence, others were filled with gun rights folks with no particular political affiliation.”

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