reply to post by kamebard
That is easy.
The United States Constitution explicitly provides for 'the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a
redress of grievances'" in the First Amendment.
It doesn't say you have the right to terrorize and sell drugs.
There's a difference between the Boys and Girls Club and MS-13. We can't act ignorant in the face of these gangs. They have no protection to
terrorize innocent civilians. The Police and the Feds know who these gangs are that's carrying out all of this violence.
So the Gun Control debate is a stupid one and a distraction. In order to reduce gun violence we have to go where guns are most destructive and one
place is Gangs.
So instead of debating whether or not a law abiding citizen can own an AK, talk about the Gang Member who shoots and kills innocent men, women and
This is from the F.B.I.
Gangs are expanding, evolving and posing an increasing threat to US communities nationwide. Many gangs are sophisticated criminal networks with
members who are violent, distribute wholesale quantities of drugs, and develop and maintain close working relationships with members and associates of
transnational criminal/drug trafficking organizations. Gangs are becoming more violent while engaging in less typical and lower-risk crime, such as
prostitution and white-collar crime. Gangs are more adaptable, organized, sophisticated, and opportunistic, exploiting new and advanced technology as
a means to recruit, communicate discretely, target their rivals, and perpetuate their criminal activity. Based on state, local, and federal law
enforcement reporting, the NGIC concludes that:
There are approximately 1.4 million active street, prison, and OMG gang members comprising more than 33,000 gangs in the United States. Gang
membership increased most significantly in the Northeast and Southeast regions, although the West and Great Lakes regions boast the highest number of
gang members. Neighborhood-based gangs, hybrid gang members, and national-level gangs such as the Sureños are rapidly expanding in many
jurisdictions. Many communities are also experiencing an increase in ethnic-based gangs such as African, Asian, Caribbean, and Eurasian gangs.
Gangs are responsible for an average of 48 percent of violent crime in most jurisdictions and up to 90 percent in several others, according to
NGIC analysis. Major cities and suburban areas experience the most gang-related violence. Local neighborhood-based gangs and drug crews continue to
pose the most significant criminal threat in most communities. Aggressive recruitment of juveniles and immigrants, alliances and conflict between
gangs, the release of incarcerated gang members from prison, advancements in technology and communication, and Mexican Drug Trafficking Organization
(MDTO) involvement in drug distribution have resulted in gang expansion and violence in a number of jurisdictions.
Gangs are increasingly engaging in non-traditional gang-related crime, such as alien smuggling, human trafficking, and prostitution. Gangs are
also engaging in white-collar crime such as counterfeiting, identity theft, and mortgage fraud, primarily due to the high profitability and much lower
visibility and risk of detection and punishment than drug and weapons trafficking.
Instead of debating about taking guns away from law abiding citizens, they need to go after gangs. This terrorism has nothing to do with the freedom
Just like you have the freedom to bear arms but you don't have a right to murder someone, you have the freedom to assemble but not the freedom to
terrorize, murder and rape.
Another reason gangs are so powerful is because drugs and prostitution are illegal. The same thing will happen under "gun control." There will just
be more gun cartels who "control" guns. Just like Govt. can't control illegal drugs or prostitution, they will never control guns.