Even Sen. Feinstein says background checks would not have prevented the Sandy Hook shooting. Maybe if you limited magazine size to 7 rounds you might have saved a half dozen kids if he didn't have several preloaded magazines. If he only had a single action six shooter he could have reloaded it several times and killed them all in the 20 minutes it took the police to respond. Remember, when seconds count, the police are only minutes away.
Today Joe Biden was quoted as saying when questioned that, NO, the gun ban would probably not have prevented Newtown and NO, it probably would not have prevented any of the recent mass shootings, and NO it probably wouldn't stop future shootings, so why did they have Newtown families up there crying about these obviously ineffective gun laws that do nothing but limit gun owners ability to defend themselves? Well, it is a start in their ultimate goal of totally banning law abiding Americans from being able to defend themselves.
Homicides committed with firearms peaked in 1993 at 17,075, after which the figure steadily fell, reaching a low of 10,117 in 1999. Gun-related homicides increased slightly after that, to a high of 11,547 in 2006, before falling again to 10,869 in 2008. The only thing that has changed is the amount of people who are buying and learning to use guns has increased dramatically. That clearly proves that people need guns to protect themselves and that an armed public is a safer public. Ask any LEO who is honest and they will tell you that guns save more lives than they take. If it were the numbers of peoples lives and children's safety that the gun grabbers were concerned about they would concentrate a little more attention to tobacco products. More deaths are caused each year by tobacco use than by all deaths from human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), illegal drug use, alcohol use, motor vehicle injuries, suicides, and murders combined. It's an addictive drug that our government encourages you to use so they can tax you more. Where is your outrage over tobacco? Could the reason be that the MSM propagandist news isn't spewing propaganda about tobacco?
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