“Gator Girl” asks why I do not support what she describes as life saving gun laws?
I firmly support gun laws that actually save lives. I do not support laws crafted for sinister, nefarious, or criminal ends.
For example, several American cities have had quiet campaigns to crack down oon the trade in the stolen guns ussed in the overwhelming majority of gun related crimes. Those laws worked, cutting gun crime rates somewhat. They did not do miracles, simply because most of the actual trafficking is out of city, out of county, or out of state.
A few years ago Virginia and Federal enforcement agencies teamed up to throw the book at gun offenders, who were sent to distant prisons where there were few members of their own gang. Called “Operatin Exile,” the combination of moderately severe penalties and hard time away from teir support group worked. In fact, it worked spectacularly well. but of course politics got in the way of continuing it.
Even treating gun theft as the serious crime that it is at the local level makes a substantial reduction in local crime rates.
Those three measures have a track record of success. compared to the $1,500,000 cost of letting a parolee run loose the cost of those programs to the public is trivial, te more so when it is realized they save money in the long run.
But wwe cannot get those policies and laws because they do not suit the ends of those who push failed gun laws in legislatures and Congress.
Gun registaration has enabled sme of the most heinous crimes in history, shcih as the Holodomor, Holocaust, ant many more, at a cost of more than 262 million lives. Gun control activists have persuaded the FBI to retain gun buyer records amounting to gun buyer registration, and are enacting State background check laws that would even requre a background check on the gift giver and recipient. The potential loss of life in the US? up to 210 million lives. and I oppose those laws, which only a monster could love.
It is trivial to prove to a level of certainty unheard of almost everywhere else that restrictive gun laws raise gun related crime rates. Here, highlighted in red, is what the current cromp of gun ban lobbyists hae done to the U.S.homicide rate,
If you look carefully, you will see the results of the current gun ban lobby’s ban campaign is almost identical to the curve following the entertainment industry’s 1963 gun ban campaign. A campaign that has cost some five trillion dollars, and taken the lives of more than 800,000 Americans.
So the bottom line is simple enough. I support proven gun crime reduction legilslation and measures.
I do not and cannot support laws that have failed more than 57.789 times over almost 523 years.
And, fromtalking to Law Enforce,emt officers and private citizens, I find near universal support for my position.