“Even better, we could apply this to anyone seeking to exercise their religion under the First Amendment while owning a gun under the Second Amendment.
After charging them an annual fee for both, we could then record their names and contact info in a national database. This would take the place of Wayne LaPierre's national database of people with mental health issues, as it would likely be substantially identical.”
“That's rich! That comment from someone that refers to Americans that believe there's a need for reasonable limits on what firearms Joe Schmoe (you know, everyday nobodies with no need for AR-15s, probably like yourself) should have access to as "maggots"?
“While I don't see the necessity of the article, this is no invasion of privacy issue. These individuals have state-issued licenses to own firearms, and this info is freely available under the FOIA. Additionally, there is no right to anonymity for gun owners provided in the Bill of Rights.”
spriddler on Dec 28, 2012 at 22:13:18
“I did not say it was illegal just that it was wrong.”
“How is this a display of hypocrisy? It would be hypocritical for him to defend public access to assault weapons and high-capacity magazines while sending his kids to a private school. His actions aren't hypocritical at all.”
Is this a public school that the children go to? Are the guards paid for with American tax dollars? If the answer is "no", then no, they're not more important in the eye of the government and they're not receiving any preferential treatment. Instead, they have parents that make way more money than you ever will, and their parents are doing what they feel is best to provide their kids with a safe learning environment.
This may be beyond your comprehension, but as for the fact that Obama's kids go to such a school, please tell me where you think "W"'s kids went? Or do you think it's customary practice for all POTUS to send their kids to the neighborhood public school?”
Darryl Jones on Dec 26, 2012 at 11:21:53
“Just pointing out the hypocrisy that is clear as daylight. ”
Dec 22, 2012 at 11:53:51
“Can't forget these guys, either:
Dan Black and Daniel Nagin, "Do 'Right-to-Carry' Laws Deter Violent Crime?”, Journal of Legal Studies, January 1998.
Mark Duggan, University of Chicago, "More Guns, More Crime," National Bureau of Economic Research, Journal of Political Economy.
Tomislav V. Kovandzic and Thomas B. Marvell, "Right-To-Carry Concealed Firearms and Violent Crime: Crime Control Through Gun Decontrol?" Criminology and Public Policy 2; 2003”
johnnyoo on Dec 22, 2012 at 15:23:55
“Yep you can pretty much find a study to back up your point of view no matter what it is. By the way thank you for the insults, I love it when progressives turn regressive. It’s like when a young child lays on his back kicking and screaming because he didnt get his way.
* Based on survey data from a 2000 study published in the Journal of Quantitative Criminology,U.S. civilians use guns to defend themselves and others from crime at least 989,883 times per year.
* A 1994 survey conducted by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention found that Americans use guns to frighten away intruders who are breaking into their homes about 498,000 times per year.
-According to the National Safety Council, with guns being used 2.5 million times a year in self defense against criminals, firearms are actually used more than 80 times more often to protect lives, rather than to take lives.
-A 1979 Justice Department study entitled Rape Victimization in American Cities, concluded that of more than 32,000 attempted rapes, 32 percent were actually committed. But when a woman was armed with a gun or knife, only 3 percent of the attempted rapes were actually committed.
-Another Justice Department study found that 57 percent of felons agreed that "criminals are more worried about meeting an armed victim than they are about running the police."”
Dec 22, 2012 at 11:53:03
“Did you honestly think I was making up the fact that Lott & Mustard's study was heavily critiqued or disputed? Your knowledge of academia must have ended at twelfth grade.
Since you lack the ambition to actually perform a Google search yourself, I did the work for you. Enjoy the read, but please don't waste my time asking for help when you run across words that are longer than three syllables; that's something your mom or dad should help you with.
Here you go, little guy:
Stephen Teret, “Critical Commentary on a Paper by Lott and Mustard”, August 8, 1996, The Johns Hopkins Center for Gun Policy and Research
Tim Lambert, “Do More Guns Cause Less Crime?”, October 17, 2002
Florenz Plassmann and T. Nicolaus Tideman, “Does the Right to Carry Concealed Handguns Deter Countable Crimes? Only a Count Analysis Can Say.”, December 19, 2000
Ian Ayres and John Donohue, "Shooting Down the More Guns, Less Crime Hypothesis," Stanford Law Review; 2003
Jens Ludwig, Georgetown University, “Concealed-Gun-Carrying Laws and Violent Crime: Evidence from State Panel Data.”, International Review of Law and Economics, 1998.
John J. Donahue III, Stanford Law School, 'The Final Bullet in the Body of the More Guns, Less Crime Hypothesis', Criminology and Public Policy; 2003
John Donohue and Ian Ayres. "More Guns, Less Crime Fails Again: The Latest Evidence from 1977–2006" Econ Journal Watch 6.2; 2009”