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Posted: 6/29/2001 11:10:00 AM EDT
Got this in an Email >1. Banning guns works, which is why New York, DC, & Chicago cops need guns. > >2. Washington DC's low murder rate of 69 per 100,000 is due to strict gun >control, and Indianapolis' high murder rate of 9 per 100,000 is due to the >lack of gun control. > >3. Statistics showing high murder rates justify gun control but statistics >showing increasing murder rates after gun control are "just statistics." > >4. The Brady Bill and the Assault Weapons Ban, both of which went into >effect in 1994 are responsible for the decrease in violent crime rates, >which have been declining since 1991. > >5. We must get rid of guns because a deranged lunatic may go on a shooting >spree at any time and anyone who would own a gun out of fear of such a >lunatic is paranoid. > >6. The more helpless you are the safer you are from criminals. > >7. An intruder will be incapacitated by tear gas or oven spray, but if shot >with a .357 Magnum will get angry and kill you. > >8. A woman raped and strangled is morally superior to a woman with a smoking >gun and a dead rapist at her feet. > >9. When confronted by violent criminals, you should "put up no defense - >give them what they want, or run" (Handgun Control Inc. Chairman Pete >Shields, Guns Don't Die - People Do, 1981, p. 125). > >10. The New England Journal of Medicine is filled with expert advice about >guns; just like Guns & Ammo has some excellent treatises on heart surgery. > >11. One should consult an automotive engineer for safer seatbelts, a civil >engineer for a better bridge, a surgeon for internal medicine, a computer >programmer for hard drive problems, and Sarah Brady for firearms expertise. > >12. The 2nd Amendment, ratified in 1787, refers to the National Guard, which >was created 130 years later, in 1917. > >13. The National Guard, federally funded, with bases on federal land, using >federally-owned weapons vehicles buildings and uniforms, punishing >trespassers under federal law, is a "state" militia. >
Link Posted: 6/29/2001 11:10:52 AM EDT
>14. These phrases: "right of the people peaceably to assemble," "right of >the people to be secure in their homes," "enumerations herein of certain >rights shall not be construed to disparage others retained by the people," >and "The powers not delegated herein are reserved to the states >respectively, and to the people" all refer to individuals, but "the right of >the people to keep and bear arm" refers to the state. > >15. "The Constitution is strong and will never change." But we should ban >and seize all guns thereby violating the 2nd, 4th, and 5th Amendments to >that Constitution. > >16. Rifles and handguns aren't necessary to national defense! Of course, the >army has hundreds of thousands of them. > >17. Private citizens shouldn't have handguns, because they aren't "military >weapons", but private citizens shouldn't have "assault rifles", because they >are military weapons. > >18. In spite of waiting periods, background checks, fingerprinting, >government forms, etc., guns today are too readily available, which is >responsible for recent school shootings. In the 1940's, 1950's and 1960's, >anyone could buy guns at hardware stores, army surplus stores, gas stations, >variety stores, Sears mail order, no waiting, no background check, no >fingerprints, no government forms and there were no school shootings. > >19. The NRA's attempt to run a "don't touch" campaign about kids handling >guns is propaganda, but the anti-gun lobby's attempt to run a "don't touch" >campaign is responsible social activity. > >20. Guns are so complex that special training is necessary to use them >properly, and so simple to use that they make murder easy. > >21. A handgun, with up to 4 controls, is far too complex for the typical >adult to learn to use, as opposed to an automobile that only has 20. > >22. Women are just as intelligent and capable as men but a woman with a gun >is "an accident waiting to happen" and gun makers' advertisements aimed at >women are "preying on their fears." > >23. Ordinary people in the presence of guns turn into slaughtering butchers >but revert to normal when the weapon is removed. > >24. Guns cause violence, which is why there are so many mass killings at gun >shows. > >25. A majority of the population supports gun control, just like a majority >of the population supported owning slaves. > >26. Any self-loading small arm can legitimately be considered to be a >"weapon of mass destruction" or an "assault weapon." > >27. Most people can't be trusted, so we should have laws against guns, which >most people will abide by because they can be trusted. > >28. The right of Internet pornographers to exist cannot be questioned >because it is constitutionally protected by the Bill of Rights, but the use >of handguns for self defense is not really protected by the Bill of Rights. > >29. Free speech entitles one to own newspapers, transmitters, computers, and >typewriters, but self- defense only justifies bare hands. > >30. The ACLU is good because it uncompromisingly defends certain parts of >the Constitution, and the NRA is bad, because it defends other parts of the >Constitution.
Link Posted: 6/29/2001 11:11:49 AM EDT
> >31. Charlton Heston, a movie actor as president of the NRA is a cheap >lunatic who should be ignored, but Michael Douglas, a movie actor as a >representative of Handgun Control, Inc. is an ambassador for peace who is >entitled to an audience at the UN arms control summit. > >32. Police operate with backup within groups, which is why they need larger >capacity pistol magazines than do "civilians" who must face criminals alone >and therefore need less ammunition. > >33. We should ban "Saturday Night Specials" and other inexpensive guns >because it's not fair that poor people have access to guns too. > >34. Police officers have some special Jedi-like mastery over handguns that >private citizens can never hope to obtain. > >35. Private citizens don't need a gun for self- protection because the >police are there to protect them even though the Supreme Court says the >police are not responsible for their protection. > >36. Citizens don't need to carry a gun for personal protection but police >chiefs, who are desk-bound administrators who work in a building filled with >cops, need a gun. > >37. "Assault weapons" have no purpose other than to kill large numbers of >people. The police need assault weapons. You do not. > >38. When Microsoft pressures its distributors to give Microsoft preferential >promotion, that's bad; but when the Federal government pressures cities to >buy guns only from Smith & Wesson, that's good. > >39. Trigger locks do not interfere with the ability to use a gun for >defensive purposes, which is why you see police officers with one on their >duty weapon. > >40. Handgun Control, Inc., says they want to "keep guns out of the wrong >hands." Guess what? You have the wrong hands. >
Link Posted: 6/29/2001 11:46:49 AM EDT
Interesting... Reminds me of this: Ten Really Good Reasons to Ban Guns By Bruce Gold Guns are used in self-defense over 2 million times a year. However, this makes the attempted crime a "non-event," which necessarily complicates the Police investigation. Without civilian ownership of guns, these Police investigations would not have been compromised. Civilians should leave crime prevention to the Police who are properly equipped to investigate following the crime's completion. Some .004 % (4/1000 of 1%) of guns are used in crime each year. This is way too high. All guns should be banned Guns are unnecessary. In 98% of civilian gun Defenses, no shot is Fired. If you ARe not going to fire a shot, you clearly don't need a gun. This proves that the guns are unnecessary. Banning guns will prevent these unnecessary defenses. Guns cause criminal migration. In tough gun law Washington [D.C.], violent crime rates are very high. This high crime rate is caused by the migration of criminals from gun havens like Virginia. This migration is caused by the criminal's cowardly avoidance of armed householders and concealed carry civilians. This criminal migration is detrimental to helpless unarmed citizens in no gun areas and must be stopped. Guns should be banned everywhere. Most gun crimes are committed by inner city gangs and drug dealers. These relatively small and geographically restricted groups consistently commit the majority of gun crimes, which usually peak as turf wars erupt over Drug War changes. The best way to prevent this is by denying guns to all law abiding people everywhere. No woman needs to protect herself from rape, assault or murder. The Police will protect them by investigating the crime after the fact. Remember, Police paperwork is all the protection anyone really needs. Guns owners are disrespectful of authority. Good citizens should completely rely on the authorities. A failure to do so is an invariable sign of improper and overly independent attitudes. Failure to completely and absolutely trust and depend on the authorities is excessive democracy and sends a bad message to children. Guns owners engaging in self-defense are taking the law into their own hands. This is wrong. Only the Police and Criminals have the right to take the law into their own hands. It should be kept out of the hands of citizens. Children and young people should remain ignorant about guns. Real guns and real gun knowledge dissipates the fantasies created by violent video games and TV. Ignorance once lost, can never be restored and needs to be protected. Not to mention the lost sales of all the violent movies, TV shows, video games and etc! Guns reduce people's reliance on the Police and Government. This fosters a mistaken belief in "rights." No person has the right to question authority. No person should be less then 100% dependent on authority. This is fundamental to social order. Banning guns will help to establish the Order the authorities want. This is good.
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