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Let me apologize for accusing you of malicious behavior...my mistake. Rarely post and forgot. Mods forget my alert...it was my idiotic fault.
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No, no, no ... you got him all wrong. He didn't say he wanted to pursue gun control. He said he want to help prevent these tragedies. Obviously, what he intends to do is relax gun restrictions. Then there would be more armed citizens available to help stop these lunatics. I mean, who would try to shoot up a shopping mall where half the people are armed? Have you ever heard of somebody going on a shooting spree at a police station (aside from the Terminator)?
The President has finally seen the light. He realizes that what is best for America is for the leadership to follow the Constitution. He finally understands the meaning of the phrase, "... shall not be infringed."
Yeah, that's the ticket.
In the cities, generally, everyone played nicely
If it were a country, New Orleans, with a rate 62.1 gun murders per 100,000 people, would rank second in the world.
Booker said "if you are shot in the city of Newark, you have over an 80 percent chance that you've been arrested before an average of 10 times."
A review of murder statistics across America shows that in many large cities, up to 90 percent of the victims have criminal records.
Though data is no longer published in Baltimore, USA Today reported in 2007 that 91 percent of the then-205 murder victims in the city between Jan. 1 and Aug. 31, 2007, had criminal records.
Of the victims of murder in Chicago from 2003 to 2011, an average of 77 percent had a prior arrest history, with a high of 79 percent of the 436 murdered in Chicago in 2010 having arrest histories.
NAPLES, FL - In the so-called Gunshine State, home to the most gun permits in the country, firearm violence has fallen to the lowest point on record.
The firearm-involved violent crime rate has dropped 33 percent between 2007 and 2011, while the number of issued concealed weapons permits rose nearly 90 percent during that time, state records show.
Mirroring the 33 percent decline in gun violence since 2007, the violent crime rate also dropped 26 percent during that time, which could suggest other factors at play in causing fewer criminal acts.