Im not being a smart a-- but would any of that really help? Im being serious, I dont have a lot of knowledge of the statistics.
I do know that I read recently other than Chicago, Detroit, DC etc crimes are way down across the country.
Since people obsess over the sensationalized crimes, I dont see any of this actually helping. It seems it may help more with
"normal" criminal activity I guess, but nobody seems to care about that anyways.
* New restrictions on assault weapons
* Stiffer penalties for using a gun to commit a crime
* New limits on the number of bullets in a gun magazine
Assault weapons are used in the commission of less than 3% of gun crimes, which is a subset of the larger population of 'violent crime'.
If people got this bent over everything that caused deaths, McNuggets would have been outlawed 20 years ago. But there is an obsession with 'assault weapons' because they look bad; half the text of the '94 AW ban and the current bill deals with cosmetics of the particular weapon..... pistol grip, collapsible stock........
columbia wrote:If the people who lodged the threat were trying to play into the people with guns are scary mantra, they have succeeded.
After having a week to digest all the fallout, I think the publication of the list has been an incredible disservice to everyone in Westchester who does not own a handgun, and who therefore did not
have their name and address published. The map represents a veritable no-fly zone of houses to explicitly avoid for any criminal who might be planning a robbery in the county. All they need to do is look at the map and see that their target house is not listed and bingo! (Granted, the list does not show the presence of long guns, so there is still an element of risk)
But aside from that, there are judges and prosecuting attorneys and police officers name's on that list; there are an awful lot of criminals behind bars that might have paid someone money to obtain the addresses of the cop, DA and judge who sent them up the river. There were also multiple battered women on that list whose addresses had previously been undisclosed.