A noble venture Bill, of course Liberals, well, most of them will not listen, and the gun grabbers who lie about “assault weapons” and everything else in the gun debate will not stop lying. As Bill puts it
And make no mistake: what these tools really want is gun proscription and confiscation. Bloomberg, Obama, and the Brady Gang of Gun Banners may talk about “sensible gun control laws,” but what they are after is complete eradication. Because that is the only possibility they can see to answer their biggest problem: the places where guns are banned in America have some of the highest gun homicide and other crime rates in the nation.
At Captain’s Journal, Glen has a great case for NOT banning guns, as the Left wishes to do.
Nothing original to add here, but this posting I picked up from Instapundit is well worth passing along, particularly in light of the typical, knee-jerk, Statist reactions to the horrific Aurora CO shootings:
Actually, if the Australian Bureau of Criminology can be believed, Americans would be insane to concern themselves with what non-Americans think about American gun rights.
In 2002 — five years after enacting its gun ban — the Australian Bureau of Criminology acknowledged there is no correlation between gun control and the use of firearms in violent crime. In fact, the percent of murders committed with a firearm was the highest it had ever been in 2006 (16.3 percent), says the D.C. Examiner.
Even Australia’s Bureau of Crime Statistics and Research acknowledges that the gun ban had no significant impact on the amount of gun-involved crime:
And what of Great Britain, which also banned guns?
The International Crime Victims Survey, conducted by Leiden University in Holland, found that England and Wales ranked second overall in violent crime among industrialized nations. Twenty-six percent of English citizens — roughly one-quarter of the population — have been victimized by violent crime. Australia led the list with more than 30 percent of its population victimized. The United States didn’t even make the “top 10″ list of industrialized nations whose citizens were victimized by crime.
Got that? The U.S. is not even close to those nations. Yet the Left continues to lie and say we are “the most violent” nation.
Sebastian, at Shall Not Be Questioned has a cool graphic explaining that the AR-15 is just a rifle
I found one of them peddling this bit around, so like a grade school teacher, I have marked it up in read and corrected the ignorance, inaccuracies, and distortions: