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William Bratton: The Real
Cures for Gun Violence

Wall Street Journal, by David Feith

Original Article

Posted By:earlybird, 1/21/2013 8:22:11 AM

The last time America had a gun-control debate was the early 1990s, and it was followed by the great two-decade-long decline in American crime. The irony is that gun control had very little to do with that decline. William Bratton did. Serving as New York City´s top cop for 27 months from 1994 to 1996, he helped turn around a violent, crime-ridden city with policies that later were adopted nationwide and across the globe. (Snip)in a recent chat he puts the gun debate in the context of policies that really have made America safer.

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Interview with Bratton, formerly NYC Police Commissioner and Los Angeles Chief of Police.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: metalman2, 1/21/2013 8:38:03 AM     (No. 9129548)

I do not believe that Bratton thinks that reducing the number of bullets in a "clip" would help. The man wouldn´t even use that term.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: starsNstripes, 1/21/2013 9:01:46 AM     (No. 9129600)

Mr. Bratton says the one item that will make the most difference in curbing gun violence is the enforcement of existing gun laws. He clearly states that if someone uses a gun in perpetrating a crime, the person should absolutely be locked up with no mercy.

If you´d told me that prior to 2008, I would be singing halleluja and amen!

Now that the regime of evil is calling all the shots I am very leery of this. They have a way of setting a trap and luring you into it. What if the new EOs are written in such a way as to make almost anything gun-related a crime? Then you could very easily be committing that crime "while in possession of a gun." You are locked up, key thrown away, all guns confiscated.

I wouldn´t put it past them. Look at what they are doing to soldiers returning from battle. They "debrief" them when they return and encourage them to claim PTSD or other mental disability (so they can receive a lifetime of pay/benefits from the government). Now guess what? Since they are classified as having mental disorders (when most of them likely do not) they are not allowed to own a gun.

You see the trap and the lure here?

Me too.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: WAN2, 1/21/2013 9:11:06 AM     (No. 9129620)

Frisking is politically incorrect. Don´t hold your breath. Besides, shootings embolden the powers that be to control their subjects.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: Doctor P, 1/21/2013 11:24:29 AM     (No. 9129928)

Project Richmond was based on targeting criminals. There federal and state joint tasks forces that used EXISTING laws to arrest criminals and punish them.

The key was that any criminal in possession of a weapon was specifically charged on that that issue. The state or the feds would determine who had the most significant charges and put the criminals away for years.

Often that was the federal charge without plea bargaining and with minimum sentences. They used consecutive sentences instead of serving concurrently.

They looked for parole violations and sent them back to prison.

The word got out among the criminal elements.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: Supercollider, 1/21/2013 1:52:14 PM     (No. 9130360)

Even when we incarcerate people and watch them live in a cage, we cannot stop the violence of assault, battery, rape, and murder from occurring. Why do people think that more restrictions and laws for un-incarcerated, law-abiding citizens will do a damn thing to prevent in the general population?

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