Saturday, December 31, 2016

When the NYeffingTimes has to admit the truth,

you know the enemy is in trouble.
But in the 10 years since the previous ban lapsed, even gun control advocates acknowledge a larger truth: The law that barred the sale of assault weapons from 1994 to 2004 made little difference.

It turns out that big, scary military rifles don’t kill the vast majority of the 11,000 Americans murdered with guns each year. Little handguns do.

In 2012, only 322 people were murdered with any kind of rifle, F.B.I. data shows.

The continuing focus on assault weapons stems from the media’s obsessive focus on mass shootings, which disproportionately involve weapons like the AR-15, a civilian version of the military M16 rifle. This, in turn, obscures some grim truths about who is really dying from gunshots.
It was much the same in the early 1990s when Democrats created and then banned a category of guns they called “assault weapons.” ...
It must've caused unending butthurt to publish this article. 

1 comment:

Windy Wilson said...

"unending". For the New York Times.
A wonderful thought.