Virginia: gun sales up, crime down
And there's an almost-incomprehensible response:
"Josh Horwitz, executive director of the Coalition to Stop Gun Violence, said that the real question is how many guns are sold without a background check.
"In other words, if people who buy those guns and have a background check, and keep those guns and don't sell them, then you would not expect that those guns would affect the crime rate," Horwitz told the newspaper. "The important analysis is not the total number of guns sold with a background check, but rather the number of guns sold without a background check.""
The simple response would be -- there are so many things that affect the crime rate, including some we don't understand, that you can't draw cause and effect between gun ownership and crime rates. But that's not an argument an anti-gunner can make.
Actually this is the CYA back tracking. The more guns more crime argument is not working out so we must switch to well you know these are just the legal purchase we would not expect those to be a problem but all those illegal ones we don't know about are they problem so we have to make it hard for everyone to get a gun...
Straws it is just straws...
Posted by: Rich at August 5, 2013 06:57 AM
"The facts do not support my argument. Don't look at the facts. Look at the bunny. Pretty bunny. Everybody likes bunny rabbits."
Posted by: Jeff at August 5, 2013 11:13 AM