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>Date: Fri, 27 Oct 2000 18:50:09 -0400
>From: "Michael S. Lorrey" <email@example.com>
>Subject: Re: Anti Gun Zealots and their Urban Legends.
>> In a message dated 10/27/00 2:07:37 PM Pacific Daylight Time,
>> firstname.lastname@example.org writes:
>> << > Actually, the well-orchestrated campaign belongs to, and always has
>> belonged to, the NRA, which is unparalleled in their foisting of
>> lies-with-statistics (the baby-drowning-in-buckets urban legend being a prime
>> example, which I have previously debunked),
>> Just thought some of you would like to help me start a collection of the
>> Urban Legends that Anti Gun Zealots spread. Has somebody got a real good
>> version of the one that goes. "We don't want to ban all guns. We only want
>> to continue our one hundred year tradition of banning just one more gun."
>> Oh I also need a real good example of the anti gun zealot explaining what
>> the gun crime statistics were before and after each gun law was passed. That
>> includes statistical proof of all the successes they have had over the past
>> hundred years. Chicago, New York and a number of other cities virtually
>> outlaw all guns. Can you get me the statistics before and after to show me
>> how the anti gun laws reduced crime?
>Well, I did not say that above, that was our inimitable Joe Dees.
>Thats the thing though, they can't. They just keep yapping their yaps in earnest
>devotion to Goering's law about repeating lies often enough (Joe being a prime
>example of this, though not quite so virulent as most) in hopes enough idiots
>will buy it.
You know that until laws are standardized city-to-city and state-to-state, that the response to such piecemeal restrictions will be to create an intercity and/or interstate black market commerce. The US border is a bit less permeable than no checks at all.
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