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    Anyone needing proof that fanaticism for gun control hasn't waned on Capitol Hill, that anti-gunners are—as Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) put it last year—only waiting to "pick the time," should watch the video of Mexican president Felipe Calderon's speech to Congress last week, versions of which have been posted on youtube.com. When Calderon asked that the federal "assault weapon" ban be re-imposed, a very large number of U.S. Representatives and Senators present gave him a standing ovation.

    However, on Monday the FBI released crime statistics that should cause the applauding anti-gunners to sit on their hands. The statistics indicate that between 2008 and 2009, as gun sales soared, the number of murders in our country decreased 7.2 percent. That amounts to about an 8.2 percent decrease in the per capita murder rate, after the increase in our nation's legal and illegal population is taken into account. And it translates into about a 10.5 percent decrease in the murder rate between 2004, when the ban expired, and the end of 2009. And finally, it means that in 2009 our nation's murder rate fell to a 45-year low.

    The FBI's report was also bad news for anti-gunners elected to other offices. With the Supreme Court's decision in McDonald v. City of Chicago no more than a few weeks away, Mayors Bloomberg, of New York City, and Daley, of Chicago—who fear that it will require them to respect the Second Amendment for the first time—have continued to beat their drums for gun control. As we have noted, Bloomberg recently encouraged a Senate committee to support the Lautenberg-King terrorist watchlist bills. And last week Daley told a Chicago Reader reporter, who expressed skepticism about the effectiveness of Chicago's handgun ban, "It's been very effective." Holding a bayonet-equipped rifle, Daley added, "If I put this up your butt, you find out how effective it is."

    But, murders in big cities declined over 11 percent between 2008 and 2009, translating to over a 12 percent decrease in the big city murder per capita rate. We hope, but don't expect, that the indisputable fact that an increase in gun ownership does not necessarily correspond to an increase in crime, will reduce the frequency of Bloomberg's stunts aimed at gun shows, and Daley's periodic rants against the firearm industry.

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    Llol that's because all the paranoiacs bought guns and are storing ammo for the upcoming revolution.

    Crime is also down in Arizona you know.
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    Yep, crime is down in Arizona. Arizona recently joined Vermont and Alaska allowing you to carry concealed without a permit. Many were anyway, but more are now. That tends to make the bad guy think before he tries anything.

    If you want crime control, get rid of gun control.

    Speaking of guns, just took my H&K P7 and my SIG 226 out and punched holes in some targets. That was fun. What wasn't, was trying to find 9mm ammo. The shelves are still almost bare around here. I found one box. I had to dip into my ammo stash for another box.
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    Another crazy statistic

    When Ice Cream Sales increase, so does violent crime rates!

    whoaaaa
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    Quote Originally Posted by Wei Wu Wei View Post
    Another crazy statistic

    When Ice Cream Sales increase, so does violent crime rates!

    whoaaaa
    Wow! You've got idiotic down pat!


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    Quote Originally Posted by Apache View Post
    Wow! You've got idiotic down pat!


    What's your next feat, screen doors for submarines?
    That is a true correlation you know...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Wei Wu Wei View Post
    That is a true correlation you know...
    Fact: one doesn't go hand in hand with the other....NEXT!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Apache View Post
    Wow! You've got idiotic down pat!


    What's your next feat, screen doors for submarines?
    We We is a legend in his own mind.:eek:
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    Quote Originally Posted by Apache View Post
    Fact: one doesn't go hand in hand with the other....NEXT!
    You're suggesting that correlation doesn't imply causation??
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    Quote Originally Posted by Wei Wu Wei View Post
    You're suggesting that correlation doesn't imply causation??
    I'm stating that you are an idiot. Now if you can show that an ice cream cone caused a murder, a klondike bar committed rape or a popcicle acted in an armed robbery, go ahead.... otherwise , STOP!
    I really don't need the stupid games...
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