Friday, February 24, 2006

NRA against self determination

The NRA, as usual, is fighting citizenry's right to decide what kind of guns they want in their city. 58% of San Franciscans voted for a handgun ban but the NRA wants the courts to overturn it.

Chuck Michel, an attorney for the NRA and gun enthusiasts suing to repeal the ban, said he was "sympathetic with the victims of gun violence," but he said lawful weapon owners "are part of the solution, and not part of the problem." (Associated Press)

You know what would be interesting would be stats on how many crimes are committed with "lawfully owned" firearms. Of course, if we really wanted to know if "lawfully owned" firearms are "part of the problem" or not, we'd also have to include those that are stolen and then used in crimes. Which is, what, all of them?

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