Skip to comments.Texas gets failing grade on its gun laws
Posted on 11/16/2012 7:04:13 AM PST by marktwain
The San Francisco-based Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence has released a new report that examines gun laws and violence in all 50 states.
The report, titled Gun Laws Matter 2012: Understanding the Link Between Weak Laws and Gun Violence, looks at the relationship between state gun laws and gun violence as well as assigning a grade to each state based on the strength or weakness of these laws.
Texas grade: F.
In fact, the Lone Star State was one of 21 states that received an F in the report.
The center takes issue with the fact that Texas does not require firearms dealers to obtain a state license; it does not allow local governments to regulate firearms; and it does not regulate the transfer or possession of assault weapons, 50 caliber rifles or large-capacity ammunition magazines.
Formerly known as the Legal Community Against Violence, the Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence is a nonprofit organization. It was founded by Bay Area lawyers in 1993 just days after an assault-weapon rampage at a law firm in San Francisco left 10 people dead, including the shooter. The workplace shooting also left six others injured.
The full report can be found here.
Good for Texas!
An “F” from these people is good, good thing.
That should be worn as a badge of honor !
Bwaaaaaa ha ha ha ha haaaaaaaaaa!!!!
Wee hee hee heeeeee!!!
Hoo! I'm sorry. I couldn't read any further.
Thanks for the good laugh. I needed that.
Woo! My sides hurt.
So, does the gun-free zone of Chicago gives Illinois an ‘A’?
The bleeding heart socialist liberals will never quit so neither will we.
You got it! Think I’ll celebrate by blowing off a few boxes of .40 and .380 this weekend!
They hate that we’re not like Chicago.
The rest of the story: The states receiving a grade of F from these asshats have the lowest per capita rates of gun violence and the states receiving a grade of A have the highest per capita rates of gun violence.
Let me guess. This group decides, on the basis of NO EVIDENCE which communities have more or less violence. Why am I not surprised it is just more grist for the Progressvie Civiian Disarmament Mill.
Ha, check it out (by state):
Too Free to Fail
San Francisco gets a failing grade on their keep the tally-whacker and arse covered laws.
Full exposure: F ...for filth
I looked at the report, Colorado can do worse (According to the LCPGV). I am glad my old home state of Indiana has an “F”. Of course the socialistic NE have high grades like NJ, NY, MD and MA. I am surprised IL is not an A especially with their brown shirt laws like no CCW and FOID.
Another reason why Texas should secede. If states continue to let liberalism and Washington dictate the rules for everyone else, it won’t take that long for Texas to ban the death penalty, support gay marriage, lock up all the guns, etc. simply because some federal magistrate will demand it.
Get with the program, Virginia!
I’m quite happy to see that my state (Indiana) also earned an “F”. I will were it as a badge of honor.
Colorado and Georgia both got a D. My two home states. Good enough.
were = wear
Here is the link to their map of state rankings. Woohoo Indiana also got an F, but not in top ten. http://smartgunlaws.org/wp-content/uploads/2012/11/stateranking_FINAL.jpg
I am proud to say that my state also got an F. It has taken many years and much reform to achieve this goal.
Liberal Elites always think their opinions carry the same weight as fact.
If we can get the Texas legislature to pass a law, like that of Arizona, that will allow concealed carry without a permitting process, maybe we can get and F minus! It’s always good to have goals.....
F for Freedom.
Yeah, my state of NH got an F as well...(we have open carry).
“F” for Firearms, Family, and Freedom” ...
This is an F that I will wear with pride.
I lived in the Bay Area in early 90's and the ONE time I needed help from the Po-lice, they were too busy with some big drug bust and could not be there for 90 minutes. -- I had someone trying to break into my home at midnight and they could not be bothered.
I'll take the F.
CLEO sign off on Form 4's was "at discretion", no open carry, permitting classes were 12 hours on the SAME day last I checked (2008).
They should aim for an F- by signing Constitutional Carry into law like Alaska and other States have done... Maybe it'd help drive some of those folks out of Austin and back to California where they came form.
The only time I called the police in what I thought might be a life and death situation it took them 54 minutes to show up due to a major accident in one area of the county.
You are on your own.
This “grade” is like a golf score, right ?
The lower the grade the better for the citizens ?
The correct grade for Indiana’s gun laws would be not just an F, but an FU.
Don't Mess With Texas!
While a grade of F has this Texan smiling, we can and should do better. Open Carry would go a long way to help us improve. These morons in Kalifornia really never learn. When I was stationed at Ft. Ord in the 80’s the state had a 15 day waiting period which did not stop a single gang banger from having a field day. What a bunch of loons. Quoting a Vice President “ This is a big F deal. Congrats to all the other states winning a F rating.
‘F’, then, stands for FANTASTIC !
My state Arizona got an “F” too ... My armed kid can kick your honor students socialists a$$
This article is pure crap. Follow the link below to the statistics on murder state by state. For instance California has a murder rate of 4.8 per 100,000 people and Texas has 4.4.
The following states have concealed carry without a license and their per capita murder rate per 100,000 people.
Note: Hawaii has very strict gun control laws and the lowest murder rate in the nation. Vermont has the least restrictive gun laws in the nation and the second lowest murder rate in the nation. Louisiana has the highest rate and has concealed carry.
Murder in the United States is function of poverty and race and not access to firearms. In fact the rate would be even higher in Louisiana if honest citizens did not have access to legally carry weapons.
It must also be mentioned that gun laws do not mean a damn thing to criminals. They are called criminals because they violate the law. The vast majority of them have priors and legally can not carry a weapon. They carry them anyway because they are criminals.
The only correlation that can be made from the charts (see link) is that states with high percentage of minorities and or high rates of poverty have high murder rates.
BTW bought a new MKA1919 12 gauge yesterday. Just plopped down my money filled out the paperwork (we have to work on removing that requirement too) and walked out with it. AND ... I live across the street from two ... count them ... two schools. So what grade do I get ?
I posted the wrong link:
This is the correct link below:
Personally, I rather like the Texas gun laws.
Note to San Francisco loons-.... you and the horse you rode in on.
Liberals don’t like it, then it must be good.
The article said the grade would include something about violence. I guess because of violent crime rates that Chicago, Detroit and Washington DC all got bad grades too??
Idaho not only gets an F-, but is probably on double secret probation. Thank heavens I live here. Armed and free.
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