4/18/2012 12:26pm, #971
Like I said earlier, it will get the law changed or removed. That's what the **** media blitz was really about in the first place.
4/18/2012 12:55pm, #972
4/18/2012 7:13pm, #973
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4/18/2012 8:05pm, #974
Anyway, back to adult conversation.
“In reality the NRA’s leaders weren’t interested in public safety. They were interested in promoting a culture where people take the law into their own hands and face no consequences for it. Let’s call that by its real name, vigilantism,” he said. ”The NRA should be ashamed of themselves. This has nothing to do with gun owners rights. It has nothing to do with the second amendment.”Bloomberg, who was joined by civil rights leaders and Florida State Sen. Chris Smith, said the laws had undermined the justice system and have done harm to public safety.
“They justify civilian gunplay and invite vigilante justice and retribution with disastrous results,” he said.
ABC News reached out to the NRA for comment, but it has yet to respond.In Florida, he said, justifiable homicides increased from 12 per year to 36 per year when the five years before and after the passage of the law were compared.
4/18/2012 11:14pm, #975
Thank heaven our wise politicians are acting to save all those poor burglars, car jackers, and home invaders from the evil gun wielding citizens of Florida.
Justified homicides increased from 12 to 36 a year after the passage of Stand Your Ground? Goodness. It's like the law was written to permit more killings in defense of property and person to be considered "justified" instead of "deserving of jail time". But that's crazy talk.
Have no fear, potential Democratic voters in the Miami area, your elected officials will bring back "duty to retreat" soon enough and perhaps this will deter the gun owning citizens from harming you.
4/18/2012 11:19pm, #976
The NRA bought this law, to promote a gun culture seemingly straight out of a bad movie. It should be catching heat IMO.
4/18/2012 11:31pm, #977
While I appreciate New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg's desire to legalize to the Christian principle of turning the other cheek, perhaps, with 517 people in one year shot dead in New York in spite of some the strictest gun laws in the nation he would do well to consider the also worthy principle, "Remove thou the log from thine own eye, before thou criticize thy brother for the splinter in his." (Ugh, William Faulkner notwithstanding, the King James Bible and Mississippi idiom don't mesh very well.)
Source on 517 a year, year in question was 2010:
4/19/2012 11:10am, #978
987 murders in Florida on a population of 18,801,310. That's for a population density of 353.4/sq mi.
Could the disparity possibly have to do with the population there being approx. 74 times more dense?
NY state has a density of 412.3 inhabitants per square mile (159.2 /km2). That's more comparable.
4.5 murders per 100,000 for NY state vs. 5.2 for Florida in 2010.
Different numbers around, depending on year/source, but the two states seem roughly comparable on the whole.
I'll have more time after my gig tonight, to look some more. Most of the numbers above were from Wiki.
4/19/2012 1:09pm, #979
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Bloomberg is an ass. The only reason I voted for him when I lived in NYC is that he was the least worst option compared the leftist retards the Demon-rats put up here.
Gun control laws don't work. There is no positive relationship between restrictive gun laws and murder rates/violent crime. It tends to go the other way, actually. Washington DC and Chicago have the strictest gun laws in the US and some of the highest murder rates, for example.
You just end up disarming the law-abiding, leaving just the criminals with guns. Which house to you break into if you're a criminal: the one with the Brady Campaign signs or the one that says "protected by Smith & Wesson"? Do you mug the small woman who is carrying openly?
You also have to look at who is doing the killing and being killed (hint: gangs and drugs are a huge part of it).
4/19/2012 2:39pm, #980
What really makes my head spin is that these a lot of (but by no means all) these same people will argue for the legalization of pot and other drugs, because "the people that want them are gonna get them, making them illegal just grows the black market and the cartels, plus we're missing out on all that tax money." Cognitive dissonance much?