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    Please read the story and watch the video. Chicago is pushing for more gun legislation and to get guns out of the hands of private citizens. I can agree with wanting to get the "AK-47" out of the hands of the criminal element (i.e. gangs), but not at the expense of private gun owner ship. If the City would look at the DOJ stats instead of HCI or Brady Campaign propaganda, they would realize the benefits of CC and weapons in the law abiding citizens hands. They are right in the fact that kids need to be in school not on the streets. We as Americans need to take responsibility for our children and not leave them to be raised by older siblings, MTV, or the community because we have to much to do and don't have time to raise our kids.

    http://abclocal.go.com/wls/story?sec...cal&id=6091849

    These are the links we need to get out to general public.
    Here are few of the trends:

    http://www.ojp.usdoj.gov/bjs/glance/...onfataltab.htm

    http://www.ojp.usdoj.gov/bjs/glance/...onfataltab.htm

    http://www.ojp.usdoj.gov/bjs/glance/...onfataltab.htm

    http://www.vcdl.org/new/testimony.htm

    http://www.ojp.usdoj.gov/bjs/homicid...s/urbantab.htm

    http://www.ojp.usdoj.gov/bjs/glance/...uncrimetab.htm

    “Analyzing county-level data for the entire United States from 1977 to 2000, we find annual
    reductions in murder rates between 1.5 and 2.3 percent for each additional year that a right-to-carry
    law is in effect. For the first five years that such a law is in effect, the total benefit from reduced
    crimes usually ranges between about $2 billion and $3 billion per year.” Lott, John R., Plassmann,
    Florenz and Whitley, John E., Confirming More Guns, Less Crime, December 9, 2002
    http://ssrn.com/abstract=372361

    “So far in Virginia, not a single Virginia permit holder has been involved in a violent crime. Similar
    results have been observed in Kentucky, Nevada, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee and
    other states for which detailed records are available" John R. Lott, Jr. License to Kill?
    http://www.davekopel.org/2A/OpEds/Li...0to%20Kill.htm

    “The reality is that criminals commit nearly 10 million violent crimes a year in the United States.
    And nationwide, with only 75,000 to 80,000 police officers on duty at any one time, police are
    simply unable to prevent most of the crimes that occur. This means that citizens are ultimately
    responsible for their own defense. Fortunately, research shows that they are often up to the task.
    Victims use firearms approximately 2.5 million times each year in self-defense, according to Florida
    State University criminologist Gary Kleck.” H. Sterling Burnett, No Smoking Guns
    http://www.ncpa.org/oped/sterling/mar899.html
    “911, Please hold….” Police have no obligation to respond to 911 calls, and if they do respond it is
    usually too late to prevent violent crimes. 1992, Jews for the Preservation of Firearms Ownership
    Report, Dial 911 and Die. http://www.jpfo.org/Dial911.htm and also a different book by the same
    name from Richard Stevens: http://www.jpfo.org/dial911anddie.htm

    "Unfortunately, an almost perfect inverse correlation exists between those who are affected by gun laws, particularly bans, and those whom enforcement should affect. Those easiest to disarm are the responsible and law abiding citizens whose guns represent no meaningful social problem. Irresponsible and criminal owners, whose gun possession creates or exacerbates so many social ills, are the ones most difficult to disarm."[Tennessee Law Review, "Guns and Public Health: Epidemic of Violence or Pandemic of Propaganda?", 1994.]
    Jim
    "Americans have the will to resist because you have weapons. If you don't have a gun, freedom of speech has no power."
    Yoshimi Ishikawa

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    From a Canadian

    Debating gun registration
    Boris Gimbarzevsky
    University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC

    The CMAJ editorial on gun registration1 seems to be based more on emotion than on solid evidence that registering guns has any measurable impact on their misuse.

    In the United States, there has been a steady drop in homicide rates following the introduction of laws (in some 34 states) allowing citizens with no criminal record to carry concealed firearms.2 An epidemiologic comparison of firearms homicide rates in Canada and US states adjacent to the Canadian border showed no differences in homicide rates outside of large cities, despite a 10-fold greater number of pistols in the US states.3

    My understanding of medicine is that any intervention should be based on the results of appropriate controlled experiments and that physicians should be prepared to change their patterns of practice according to the results. The editorial1 cited no controlled studies, just poor correlational studies, and — as every first-year medical student should know — correlation doesn't equal causation.

    Boris Gimbarzevsky University of British Columbia Vancouver, BC

    References


    Reasonable control: gun registration in Canada [editorial]. CMAJ 2003;168(4):389.[Free Full Text]
    Lott J Jr. More guns, less crime. Understanding crime and gun control laws. Chicago: University of Chicago Press; 2000.
    Centerwall B. Homicide and the prevalence of handguns: Canada and the United States, 1976 to 1980. Am J Epidemiol 1991;134(11):1245-65.[Abstract/Free Full Text]
    Jim
    "Americans have the will to resist because you have weapons. If you don't have a gun, freedom of speech has no power."
    Yoshimi Ishikawa

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    Must read

    http://law.bepress.com/cgi/viewconte...ntext=expresso

    Sorry about all the posts. I couldn't fit it all into one.

    Jim
    Jim
    "Americans have the will to resist because you have weapons. If you don't have a gun, freedom of speech has no power."
    Yoshimi Ishikawa

  5. Sub great post. I agree
    Calling an illegal alien an 'undocumented immigrant'
    is like calling a drug dealer an 'unlicensed pharmacist '.

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