"...somebody named Cliff Schecter, an expert. Never heard of him."-Rush Limbaugh
posted by Paddy @ 10:24 PM
Cliff, Cliff, Cliff...You've fallen for another lie of Bradycampaign and Stophandgunviolence.org.Only 0.7% of convicts bought their firearms at gun shows. 39.2% obtained them fromillegal street dealers. (Bureau of Justice Statistics, “Firearm Use by Offenders”, November 2001)Another study showed that Less than 1% of “crime guns” were obtained at gun shows. This is an improvementfrom an earlier study that found 1.7% - 2% of guns used in criminal offenses were purchased atgun shows.(Bureau of Justice Statistics, “Firearm Use by Offenders”, November 2001) Have you ever been to a gunshow, Cliff? If you had been, you'd know that every DEALER at a gun show, the majority of people doing business at a gunshow are licensed dealers. Let's take a look at the rest of the video, too.The TEC-9 having a "resistant to fingerprint finish" is made to sound evil, but realise that fingerprint grease can mar the finish and invent rust on a firearm. Most firearms have a finish to resist damage due to fingerprints. THAT's what's claimed. The Herstal FN Five seveN: This is a one thousand dollar firearm. (Cheap handguns favored by criminals like the hipoint, Jennings, etc usually retail for $150 or less, and are had for much less illegally, on the street)Also realise that there are several different types of ammo for this pistol. Yes, SS192 ammo for this pistol is armor piercing. It's also illegal to import under federal law (18 USC Section 921(a)(17)(B)) The only available ammo, SS196, is NOT armor piercing, and will not penetrate kevlar. Again, another misrepresentation by StopHandgunViolence.org. (There's an ATF Bulliten on this that I can find if you care to read it, let me know.)Now the next part really angered me. The NRA and other gun rights orgs have NEVER *EVER* said terrorists should be able to own guns.Guns are not the problem, Cliff. Criminals are the problem. England's crime rate has gone up since their handgun ban in 1997. The ban isn't affecting crime (even though i'd love to clam such a thing) but England's lax attitude toward property crime as well as assault is the problem. Most violators just get a slap on the wrist.Dealing with criminals, and the causes of crime should be the focus.
Or, sorry, "Paddy, Paddy Paddy..."I should check the poster more closely.
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