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5 years 8 weeks ago, 12:28 PM

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More guns, less crime

From American Thinker:

Americans went on binges buying guns and ammunition in early 2009, worried that a radical leftist president and Democrat-dominated Congress would violate their Second-Amendment rights to keep and bear arms. The effects? Less murder, robbery, rape, and property crime, according to an FBI report released Monday. This gives the young president and Democrat Congress at least one proud but unintended accomplishment for which they'll never claim credit.

Indeed, gun buyers were out in droves in late 2008 and early 2009. While it's easy to infer that increased gun ownership figures align precisely with the drop in crime in the same calendar period, you won't see that headline in the New York Times, despite their penchant for such inferences about increases in crime coinciding with increasing "guns on the street."

Rest of the article is here: http://www.americanthinker.com/2009/12/more_guns_less_crime_in_09.html

"All that is necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing." - Edmund Burke
5 years 8 weeks ago, 1:00 PM

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for this, but I like the fact that it occurred, because even if unrelated, it's fun to watch the liberals try to spin in, lie about it, hide it or otherwise ignore it, great fun!!!

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5 years 8 weeks ago, 3:11 PM

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I wish facts like these WOULD make headlines once in a while. As long as the guns are purchased legally, I don't see how they could do anything BUT decrease crime. There will always be a few idiots who legally purchase guns and commit violent crimes with them, but they have to be in the lower 1-2% of all gun owners (just a guess, no citations). Most of the guns that are used in crimes are most likely stolen or straw purchases

"Proelium Comminus Auctoritate" "Sometimes the light at the end of the tunnel is a muzzle flash."
5 years 8 weeks ago, 3:44 PM

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count ME as one

new gun owner and I did not stop with just one

I have reasons for the things I do, just don't expect them to be reasonable
5 years 8 weeks ago, 4:24 PM

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I also think people were worried that guns in general would be banned and this would be their last chance have one. My son and I heard another father and sons conversation at Sportsmans Warehouse in Visalia, Kali. The father said we already have a bunch of hunting rifles, but I don't know what's going to happen with Obama being president, so pick out what you want.

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5 years 8 weeks ago, 1:07 PM

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More Proof

Check this out:

NEW YORK (AP)—Washington Wizards teammates Gilbert Arenas(notes) and Javaris Crittenton(notes) drew guns on each other during a Christmas Eve locker room argument over a gambling debt, according to The New York Post.

Citing an anonymous source, the newspaper reported in Friday’s edition that the standoff was sparked when Crittenton became angry at Arenas for refusing to make good on a gambling debt. That prompted Arenas to draw on Crittenton, who then also grabbed for a gun, league security sources told the Post.

Asked by the Post about the confrontation, Arenas denied pulling a gun on Crittenton.

“This is unprecedented in the history of sports,” Billy Hunter, executive director of the Player’s Association, told the Post. “I’ve never heard of players pulling guns on each other in a locker room.”

The Wizards said on the night of Dec. 24 that Arenas had stored unloaded firearms in a container in his locker at the arena and that the NBA was looking into the situation. On Tuesday, Washington, D.C. police said they were investigating a report that weapons were found inside a locker room at the Verizon Center.

Now, the federal government is also involved. Ben Friedman, a spokesman for the U.S. Attorney’s Office in DC, told the Post “we’re working with the Metropolitan Police Department on the investigation.”

My comment:
If they both didn't have guns, there probably would have been a shooting, but since they were both carrying, a standoff, nobody hurt...haha! Although, it wouldn't have been a bad thing if they killed each others...assholes!

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