Liar, Liar

Pants on Fire!

Nose is as long as a telephone wire!

Too much of what they tell you about gun violence is "because you'd think so".

"If guns were banned, you would be safer."

How do you think criminals would be affected if guns were banned?

How would it affect the police?

How would it affect law-abiding people?

All that would be reduced is the ability for you to protect yourself.

Maybe the intelligent thing to do would be to learn the FACTS...

  • FIREARM SALES SOAR, CRIME FALLS . . . Since the surge in firearms purchases began in October 2008, if one believes the oft-repeated mantra that "most crime guns are rapidly diverted from retailers to the street via straw purchasers," then there should have been a surge in homicides and other violent crime. There was not. In fact, preliminary figures released by the FBI show that all forms of violent crime were down in 2009 from 2008, with homicides showing the greatest percentage decline (7.2 percent). These declines in crime came during a year when firearm sales were at historic highs. This does not appear to be newsworthy ;-)

[Disclaimer: This represents the most recent information available, and is derived from publicly available sources.  Firearms laws change frequently, and vary a lot from place to place.  None of the information should be considered legal advice or a legal restatement of firearms laws and regulations.  Consult a lawyer familiar with the firearms laws of the particular state or country of interest for further information.  Your mileage may vary.  Always read and follow label directions.  The gun is always loaded.  Always keep the muzzle pointed in a safe direction.  Keep your booger finger off the bang switch. When in doubt, empty the magazine.  Identify your target, and know your backstop.  If they are within range, so are you.  Always eject the magazine before clearing the chamber, and never the other way around.  Keep out of reach of children.  Always wear your safety belt, even with airbags. 
Don't drink and drive.]