Skip to comments.The solution to gun violence is clear (Disarm the dhimmah!)
Posted on 12/31/2012 2:59:30 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet
Announcing Wednesday that he would send proposals on reducing gun violence in America to Congress, President Obama mentioned a number of sensible gun-control measures. But he also paid homage to the Washington conventional wisdom about the many and varied causes of this calamity from mental health issues to school safety. His spokesman, Jay Carney, had said earlier that this is a complex problem that will require a complex solution. Gun control, Carney added, is far from the only answer.
In fact, the problem is not complex, and the solution is blindingly obvious.
People point to three sets of causes when talking about events such as the Newtown, Conn., shootings. First, the psychology of the killer; second, the environment of violence in our popular culture; and, third, easy access to guns. Any one of these might explain a single shooting. What we should be trying to understand is not one single event but why we have so many of them. The number of deaths by firearms in the United States was 32,000 last year. Around 11,000 were gun homicides.
The data in social science are rarely this clear. They strongly suggest that we have so much more gun violence than other countries because we have far more permissive laws than others regarding the sale and possession of guns. With 5 percent of the worlds population, the United States has 50 percent of the guns.
There is clear evidence that tightening laws even in highly individualistic countries with long traditions of gun ownership can reduce gun violence. In Australia, after a 1996 ban on all automatic and semiautomatic weapons a real ban, not like the one we enacted in 1994 with 600-plus exceptions gun-related homicides dropped 59 percent over the next decade...
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The data is clear. We have a racial minority that believes education is attending prison. Until prison academy is stopped, changed, shunned, etc. we’ll have plenty of gun violence. All the rest of these scientific conclusions are garbage until this changes.
So the Ausies took all the guns and had less than a 60% reduction in violence involving guns?
Sounds about like the whole country is a gun free zone with the expected outcome.
FTA: “With 5 percent of the worlds population, the United States has 50 percent of the guns.”
We are a free people because the common man had and has guns. We will cease to be a free people shortly after they’re taking away.
Okay, Fareed, you’re on. A total gun ban it is. We can form a special militia force, better call it an “auxiliary” or something, to seize the existing guns. As a passionate man of the media, you will naturally want to show the courage of your convictions and sign up. I will even go with you and we can go door to door to confiscate all those evil guns. You first.
When you have a Moslem of any kind calling for your disarmament, it’s time to buy more guns and ammo.
who to believe tha washington compost or the wall street journal?
If everyone was armed, all the time, there would be very much less crime - yeah, maybe for a while more criminals would be suddenly dead, but that would be a major plus. jmho
How many kids would be killed in a school where all teachers, administrators, and janitors were known to carry, and known to be crack-shots?
Fareed Zakaria is an idiot.
Bull$h!t. Damn liars. In 2011, the FBI Uniform Crime report listed 12,664 murders, of which 8,583 were gun related.
Please read the 2nd Amendment and then tell me what a sensible measure is that limits a protected right. If you really think it is a sensible measure, try applying the same logic/argument to limiting someone's 1st Amendment rights. Does it still sound sensible?
It is not even the fact that we own guns. It is the fact that the government hasn't taken away (infringed) upon the right. The moment we start letting the government decide what we need or don't need - that is no longer freedom and liberty, that is tyranny. Not sometime down the road in the future, that is tyranny right here, right now.
My thoughts on this.
Maybe the effete political/regulator folks plan to allow another group to be exclusive in owning and carrying weapons after their desired bans. Maybe they’ll arm more of their Muslim terrorist allies in America, too, in an effort to disarm us: descendants of northwestern Europe.
Suppose a particular religion was the seed of many murders, both mass and of individual children, by bomb, knife, stone, gun, airplane? Suppose we enact the same sort of restraints ... heck it's only an amendment in an old and out of date document, right? Let's say 1) all practitioners of the religion must register with a national registry 2) they will not be allowed to gather in more than groups of 7, or 15, maybe, but definitely not in groups of 30 or more, and 3) certain sects will be outright illegal, as they are just too dangerous and there's no real need for them, as there other perfectly good religions and sects that should be adequate. After all, if our Founder's were here today, they would be the first to acknowledge that the world has changed and their basic principles no longer apply. /s
That Fareed Zakaria?
The Koran, Hadiths, & the Pact of Umar are clear:
“INFIDELS MAY NOT POSSESS WEAPONS. ONLY MUSLIMS CAN.”
Watch for all your friendly local imams to endorse the Feinstein gun grab bill.
Australian total homicides dropped 12% over the period mentioned with their "real" automatic and semiautomatic weapons ban.
The American total homicide rate dropped 23% over the same time period, despite having only a symbolic ban on particular cosmetic features.
Note: I am posting murder numbers in Australia and murder rates in the United States, because those are the charts I found first. The actual improvement is slightly different from what I am reporting, but should not be dramatically different. I would be amazed if Fareed Zakaria reported the facts he chose to report without realizing just how misleading his words are. Sure, gun laws can affect the gun murder and gun suicide rates, but their effect on total murder and suicide rates is not what he is implying. We are facing systematic lies, from leftists with an agenda.
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