Tuesday, May 5, 2009

The Obama Gun Rush by the numbers...

NICS data by state for 2009:

Most Checks - Kentucky @ 515,453 checks
Least Checks - Washington D.C. @ 114 checks
No Checks - Mariana Islands

Just by eye-balling it, my state of Oklahoma appears to be slightly above average @ 68,325 checks. I am two of those checks.

Here is where things get interesting:

Most People per Check - Washington D.C. @ 5191.52
Least People per Check - Kentucky @ 8.28

The Brady Campaign ranks Kentucky in last place with the weakest gun laws and they always speak highly of Washington D.C.'s strict gun laws. Do these numbers reveal the Brady Campaign's real agenda; Not to reduce gun violence, but to reduce gun sales and ownership in general?

Nelson T. Shields, Chairman Emeritus, Handgun Control, Inc. (now known as the Brady Campaign)
"We'll take one step at a time, and the first is necessarily - given the political realities - very modest. We'll have to start working again to strengthen the law, and then again to strengthen the next law and again and again. Our ultimate goal, total control of handguns, is going to take time. The first problem is to slow down production and sales. Next is to get registration. The final problem is to make possession of all handguns and ammunition (with a few exceptions) totally illegal.”


mikeb302000 said...

Couldn't it be both.

"...the Brady Campaign's real agenda; Not to reduce gun violence, but to reduce gun sales and ownership in general?"

By reducing the number of guns wouldn't we reduce the amount of gun violence?

AztecRed said...

Yes. But a reduction in gun violence isn't a guaranteed reduction in overall violence. Violent people are violent whether they have a gun or not.

Taking away the gun will not make a non-violent person any less violent. They will only move to the next most convenient weapon. In NYC, the next most convenient weapon was the knife, hence their 50% increase in knife murder and slight increase in murder overall.


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