29 June 2008

DC Crime Stats: Before And AFTER Ban

These numbers will boggle the mind. Don Surber conducted an analysis of violent crime prior to the handgun ban being instituted 30+ years ago in the District of Columbia, and during the years after.

As any thinking person understands, crime jumped significantly after the ban was put into place. Of course, that could have been predicted. In fact, the numbers are staggering!

How anyone in good faith in a leadership position in DC could stand there with a straight face and say that the ban was helping protect people . . . is mystifying.

As is said so well at the end of his essay, guns do not commit murder, nor does a policy change such as the Heller decision. In fact, Heller is going to save lives.

Bottom line: murderers commit murder.

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