Thursday, July 03, 2008

Guns And Hypocrisy!

Well, we all know that Miller has banned gun clubs, so no more gun murders should happen in Toronto. Congrats Toronto! You have an idiot for a mayor. Is the average Toronto voter really that stupid? A week after banning gun clubs, the city council agrees to allow the $700,000 revenue generating Gun Expo! Nice hypocrisy there.

So how are other countries/states doing with banning guns? According to this article, it appears not so good.

The law banning handguns in Washington homes came into effect in 1977 -- a year in which there were 192 murders. By 1989, and for the next six years, Washington had the reputation of being "Murder Capital of the U.S." with over 400 murders per year, peaking in 1991 with 482 murders.

This, in a city with a population of under 600,000 where handguns were banned.

Put another way, when the handgun ban was introduced in Washington, the D.C. murder rate was about 28 per 100,000 inhabitants. Fifteen years later, it was 80 per 100,000. By 2005, after a change of local government, the murder rate was back to what it was before the handgun ban -- 29 per 100,000 of population.

Gene Healy, of the Cato Institute, a non-profit policy research foundation, found the murder rate in Washington is 55% higher than before the gun laws went into effect.

There is no shortage of research material on the effects of laws restricting guns -- or even registering them. It's unlikely that Mayor Miller and those with preconceived notions are interested in facts that refute their convictions.


For instance, in the state of Virginia, which is flush with privately owned guns, the murder rate in Arlington, across the river from Washington, was 2.1 per 100,000 residents at a time when it was 46.4 per 100,000 in gun-prohibited Washington.

So, Miller did you even look at what was happening to other countries that have banned guns? NO? I believe it is time to ban Miller, that should cover all crimes of stupidity.


Anonymous said...

The Americans value their constitution and the U.S. Constitution's Second Amendment deals with the right to bear arms. Here is the price that ordinary Americans are paying for the privilege

- 8 children a day die in murders, suicides and accidents involving guns

- since John F. Kennedy was assinated more Americans have died from gunshot wounds at home than died in all the wars of the 20th century

- Osama bin Laden would need at least nine twin towers like attacks each year to equal what Americans do to themselves every year with guns.

- Murder rates in LA, NY and Chigago were approaching the hightest in the world (30 per 100,000) until moves were made in late 20th century to restrict access to guns to teenagers. (The NRA wants these moves reversed)

If Osama bin Laden had had more sense, instead of launching a terrorist attack, he would simply have provided financial backing to the NRA.

Rob C said...

anon... How many children (and adults) die a day from automobiles, aircraft ,knives ,poisons, baseball bats,dogs, fists etc" LETS BAN THEM ALL" and rap the world in bubble rap.Time to pull your head out of your a$$.