Tuesday, June 28, 2005

Crime Rate Is Down

Last fall (before Sept.) quite a few people were concerned about what was going to happen when the Assault Weapons Ban expired. I read letters to the editor that made it sound like our streets would become rivers of blood. Attorney General Alberto R. Gonzales was in favor of keeping it in place, his Brother is a law enforcement officer and he was convinced that if the ban expired it would cause more officers to lose their lives. I wish there was some way I could put this article (http://www.latimes.com/news/printedition/opinion/la-oe-lott28jun28,1,3942842.story in the hands of everyone that was concerned about the murder rate going up when the ban expired. The ban has been gone for just over nine months now and the murder rate continues to decline. In the seven states that have their own ban the murder rate has not dropped as much as in the states without a ban. Like the article says while the ban was in place you could get legal weapons that had the same capabilities as one of the banned weapons, they just looked different. I don't think the ban ever did a thing to prevent crime, the only thing it did was wake-up the gun owners and put some anti-Second Amendment politicians out of work.

God Bless America, God Save The Republic.


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