Saturday, December 10, 2005

What's Up After the Assault Weapon Ban Sunset?

Wait a second...didn't the Assault Weapon Ban sunset last summer?

After a number of years of banning high capacity magazines and those evil black rifles that can accomodate a detachable box magazine, the ban lapsed after Congress declined to extend the ban.

The anguished cries and predictions of blood flowing in the streets of America and rampant running gunbattles in every video store parking lot rose to a huge cresendo immediately before and after the ban meekly expired.

Nothing of the sort ever happened.

In fact, crime levels have recently dropped precipitously to below levels seen since 1970!

Furthermore, a report from the National Research Council of the National Academy of Sciences found (after 3 and 1/2 years of study) that "gun control" measures like one-gun-a-month laws, the above-mentioned Clinton assault weapons ban, waiting periods and utility gun locks have no positive effect on crime levels, suicides or accidents.

Even the Center for Disease Control, which began publicly floating the idea of labeling "gun violence" as a "health epidemic" during the Clinton administration found in its own study (released in 2003) that no proof existed that gun control laws lowered violent crime rates, suicides or accidental shootings.

Don't let the anti-self-defense and anti-self-reliance groups push their propaganda down your throats.


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