Monday, December 31, 2012

America Doesn’t Have a Gun Problem, It Has a Gang Problem

Whish is one reason, but not the most important one, that we need military pattern rifles and magazines.


LFMayor said...

From the article: "A breakdown of the Chicago killing fields shows that 83% of those murdered in Chicago last year had criminal records".
Now I ask you all, why in the hell would we want to interrupt success such as this?
We should be shipping guns and ammo IN to them.

William Flatt said...

@ LFMayor: Maybe Obama would like to tell Holder to start gunwalking from Indiana to Chitown, "Operation Windy City".

Paul X said...

For a minute there I thought you were talking about the gang of plunderers in Congress.

The other gangs, those in the cities, are a result of the War on Drugs. The War on Drugs is a result of Congress.

So yes, America's problem is not a gun problem but a gang problem - the Congressional gang.

Anonymous said...

And America has a gang problem and violence associated with it for one main reason: just like the last time our government tried Prohibition on a substance that people want, an enormous black market was created that criminals fight to the death over.

How is this any different from the crime and murder rate exploding under Al Capone and the mafia gangs fighting over alcohol turf? The gangs today murdering each other are doing the exact same thing. And who that wants drugs cannot get it just about anywhere in the country?

Conservatives need to understand that their support of the Drug War has not only destroyed a number of civil liberties for them, but even worse has given tons of ammo to the gun banners and endangered their liberty on that issue more than any other government policy has.

Paul X said...

Another connection between the war on drugs and war on guns:

"On a more practical plane, (p.591)the Department of Justice proposed what became the National Firearms Act of 1934. The constitutional basis for federal intervention, very much an issue in 1934,[27] was resolved by patterning the firearm legislation after the Narcotic Drug Act of 1914.[28] The Narcotic Drug Act used the taxing power to support distributor licensing, requirements that sales be accompanied by a "written order" preserved by the seller and subject to inspection, and a ban on interstate shipment by unlicensed persons. As the Narcotic Drug Act had survived legal challenge, albeit narrowly,[29] it was consciously employed as a model for the new firearm legislation.[30]"