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WSJ: Jeffrey Scott Shapiro: A Gun Ban That Misfired

The Wall Street Journal published an article today regarding gun control and how the proposed controls can backfire.

Jeffrey Scott Shapiro says, “As a former prosecutor in Washington, D.C., who enforced firearms and ammunition cases while a severe local gun ban was still in effect, I am skeptical of the benefits that many imagine will result from additional gun-control efforts. I dislike guns, but I believe that a nationwide firearms crackdown would place an undue burden on law enforcement and endanger civil liberties while potentially increasing crime.”

There is so much proof that disarming law-abiding civilians only gives criminals more ammunition to cause harm. When gun controls are placed you are not harming the criminals since they will continue to have guns regardless but the unarmed civilians. In Washington D.C. since the gun ban was gun ban was struck down, murders have steadily gone down, from 186 in 2008 to 88 in 2012, the lowest number since the law was enacted in 1976.

Just saying…

The Wall Street Journal publicó un artículo hoy con respecto al control de armas y de cómo los controles propuestos puede ser contraproducente.

Jeffrey Scott Shapiro dice: “Como el ex fiscal en Washington, DC, quien ha impuesto armas de fuego y municiones, mientras que los casos una severa prohibición local de armas todavía estaba en efecto, soy escéptico de los beneficios que muchos se imaginan será el resultado de adicionales de control de armas esfuerzos. No me gusta las armas, pero creo que la represión armas de fuego en todo el país supondría una carga excesiva para hacer cumplir la ley y ponen en peligro las libertades civiles y potencialmente aumenta la delincuencia “.

Hay tantas pruebas de que el desarme de los civiles respetuosos de la ley sólo da a los criminales más armamento para causar daño. Cuando se colocan los controles de armas no estáran perjudicando a los criminales, ya que seguirán teniendo las armas independientemente, pero los civiles desarmados. En Washington DC, ya que la prohibición de armas fue derribado, los homicidios han disminuido de manera constante, de 186 en 2008 a 88 en 2012, la cifra más baja desde que la ley fue promulgada en 1976.

Read more:1) http://www.reuters.com/article/2013/01/16/us-usa-guns-idUSBRE90F0NU20130116




One comment on “WSJ: Jeffrey Scott Shapiro: A Gun Ban That Misfired

  1. 247southernvoice
    January 16, 2013

    Isn’t it interesting how the solution to everything, according to those on the political left, is to continue doing what isn’t working now and hasn’t worked in the past? Odd…very odd. Why is it that the folks on the other side of the aisle shut down discussion of any solutions that doesn’t exactly coincide with their vision of a better America, even when said solutions have a much better chance of actually succeeding than the failed policies of the past and present?

    Perhaps it’s because these solutions don’t place ever-increasing power in the hands of the government.

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