posted on Mar, 1 2003 @ 04:03 PM
I would just like to point out a few facts:
In Florida, when the Concealed Carry Law was enacted, anti-gunners predicted it would revert to the wild west, IE, gunfights in the street. That didnt
happen. As a matter of fact, the crime rates went DOWN.
In Texas, when the Concealed Handgun Law was enacted, approximately 3/4 of the applicants for the first year were women. In the first year, the
incidence of rape in Texas fell by over 50%.
In Kennesaw Georgia, local ordinance requires every household to own a firearm and ammunition. The local law enforcement in Kennesaw cannot remember
the last time a violent crime took place inside the city limits.
In England, where firearms were already heavily restricted, and now it is virtually impossible to own a handgun, and is getting that way with rifles
and shotguns. Even for the few in England who lawfully possess firearms, in the event that they were to use them for self defense, even if they were
facing the immediate threat of death or serious bodily injury, to do so would, in the eyes of the British law enforcement, make them murderers. Also,
in England, where very strict gun control has sway, the rate of gang related shooting is increasing expoentially each year.
The American cities (New York City, Chicago, Las Angles, and Washington DC) with the heaviest and strictest gun control laws are also the cities with
the highest crime rates.
Hey, makes sense to me....