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Subject:  Re: Here's why Libs don't get it Date:  1/11/2013  11:01 PM
Author:  CCinOC Number:  665976 of 734825

'Fraid Sooozie-Q doesn't get any bravos today. S/he thinks that banning guns will keep guns out of the hands of criminals, a librul urban legend that has been debunked time and time again.

If banning guns worked, Washington, DC and New York City would be the safest cities in the country. Since 1976, it's been illegal in Washington, DC to own any handguns or to keep any type of gun in your home unlocked and fully assembled. However, Washington, DC is among the most murderous cities in America.

New York City has had severe gun control laws since 1911, yet it also ranks among the most dangerous places in the country. In both cities, violent criminals can easily obtain the most deadly weapons on the streets within minutes.

A national gun ban won't help. With an estimated 220+ million guns now in the US, an unpoliceable 12,000 miles of borders and coastlines, and the world's largest stock of precision machine tools, criminals will always be able to buy, steal or make guns and ammunition.

A competent backyard mechanic can build a rifle or handgun. Even Afghan peasants, using tools considerably inferior to those in the Sears catalog, have built machine guns capable of firing Soviet AK-47 cartridges.

Illegal home production of handguns is already a fact of life; a BATF study found that one-fifth of the guns seized by police in Washington, DC were homemade.

So, you see, you may feel better--feeling being the hallmark of librul thought--saying that banning guns will keep America safe, but all it will do is keep criminals armed because obviously criminals don't care about gun laws. If they did, they wouldn't be criminals but would be law abiding citizens.

Sometimes libruls are so dumb.
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