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Posted: 5/8/2002 12:35:48 PM EDT
[url]http://www.nationalreview.com/kopel/kopel050702.asp[/url] Looks like some in Italy actually think that won't be a bad thing...gun wise anyhow.
Link Posted: 5/8/2002 12:56:46 PM EDT
WOW [rolleyes] "In Italy, 80.7 percent of all crimes go unpunished and the culprit is not found — 96.8 percent of the thefts, 58.2 percent of the homicides, 84.6 percent of the robberies, and 64.3 percent of the kidnappings"
Link Posted: 5/8/2002 1:11:44 PM EDT
Originally Posted By satcong: WOW [rolleyes] "In Italy, 80.7 percent of all crimes go unpunished and the culprit is not found — 96.8 percent of the thefts, 58.2 percent of the homicides, 84.6 percent of the robberies, and 64.3 percent of the kidnappings"
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You noticed that too huh? [):)] Anyone know what the rate of unpunished/uncaught kidnappings there are in the US? And I suppose the same goes for the other numbers...
Link Posted: 5/8/2002 1:36:21 PM EDT
Speak out Italians! Well, that's good news.
Link Posted: 5/8/2002 2:01:45 PM EDT
From the text: "When gun-control laws were passed, I neither saw any member of the Mafia giving up his shotguns, nor any terrorist giving surrendering Kalashnikovs. Instead, I saw retired officers giving up their issue guns. Actually, we disarmed law-abiding citizens, and that resulted in leaving weapons in the hands of those who don't obey the laws." An intelligent politician speaks. The world needs more of this. Kudos to Italy.
Link Posted: 5/8/2002 2:36:30 PM EDT
In Italy, the Minister of Defense, Antonio Martino, recently announced his support for private gun ownership. "Gun control disarms law-abiding citizens, not criminals," he said. Martino, who was a professor before becoming defense minister, observed that gun laws only affect the law-abiding, not criminals: When gun-control laws were passed, I neither saw any member of the Mafia giving up his shotguns, nor any terrorist giving surrendering Kalashnikovs. Instead, I saw retired officers giving up their issue guns. Actually, we disarmed law-abiding citizens, and that resulted in leaving weapons in the hands of those who don't obey the laws.
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Gee, when are the politicos in this country going to get this very thing. This is from a country that went through what some politicians in this country are trying to achieve. A logical politician, until now an oxymoron.
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