GUNS: Re: Brady law has not affected homicide rates

From: Brian D Williams (
Date: Wed Aug 02 2000 - 07:56:22 MDT

From: "Zero Powers" <>

>Dare I even *think* the "G" word in this list again? Oh well,
>once again ignoring my better judgment here goes...

>"The 1994 Brady law, which required handgun sellers to make
>background checks and institute waiting periods for buyers, has
>had little impact on U.S. homicide and suicide rates, researchers
>said on Tuesday..."


Zero, you win the Extropian award for open minded thinking and
reporting today.

Keep up the good work, we'll have you as a member (NRA) yet.

Here's a thought: "Why is it that in Chicago handgun crime is
fairly common despite the fact that they banned handguns over 18
years ago, yet the surrounding suburbs where handguns are legal
have almost no handgun crime?"


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Life Extension Foundation,
National Rifle Association,, 1.800.672.3888
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