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LA Times: Australian Gun Control Won’t Work Here

From The LA Times:

Mass shootings get the most attention, but they account for a tiny fraction of total gun deaths in the U.S., data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention show. Among the nation’s 36,252 firearms-related fatalities in 2015, 61% were suicides and most of the rest were ordinary homicides.

Neither of those kinds of deaths actually fell in Australia as a result of the National Firearms Agreement, researchers reported Tuesday in the American Journal of Public Health.

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LA Times Calls For Banning Firearms Because People “May” Go Crazy

George Skelton writing in the LA Times has this to say about the TSA agent that killed a colleague at LAX:

Problem is, too many citizens are law-abiding until they aren’t anymore.

Murder is already against the law and that TSA agent broke the law when he decided to kill. What does the manner of murder matter? Why don’t we ban automobiles because of the possibility someone might go crazy in the future and run over people. Everyone has the potential for evil, but that doesn’t stop us from choosing to accept those rare and horrific incidents in an open and free society.

The crux of the matter is the anti-gunners don’t care that you and I are law-biding citizens. We may go crazy at any moment and that scares the hell out of them. They don’t want to own guns themselves for protection, so they vote for the government to vicariously take our guns away. They get a false sense of security from this because they believe laws are a cure-all. Never mind the fact that criminals by their very nature ignore the law.

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LA Times: Mexico Under Siege

The LA Times website has a chronicle of all their stories related to violence and drugs in Mexico.

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