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Gun crime on the rise in Mass.
since 1998 firearms law

Washington Times, by Jessica Chasmar

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Posted By:Dreadnought, 2/5/2013 9:28:13 PM

Murders, aggravated assaults, and robberies involving guns have risen dramatically in Massachusetts since the state passed a comprehensive package of gun laws in 1998, the Boston Globe reports. The escalating nationwide gun control debate has posed a variety of reasons for increased crime in stricter states and cities: On the one hand, gun rights groups argue that restricting law-abiding citizens from arming themselves give criminals an advantage. On the other, gun-control advocates argue that strict laws in one state mean nothing if its adjoining state is lax on guns.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: civilservant, 2/5/2013 9:31:02 PM     (No. 9160717)

´Unexpectedly, criminals choose to not obey laws....´


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Reply 2 - Posted by: Topic Thunder, 2/5/2013 10:32:00 PM     (No. 9160813)

Democrat Marxist-Progressives hate people and couldn´t care less how many have to be slaughtered in the holy quest for their gun-free utopia. They would gleefully accept the murder of every child in Massachusetts if it helped them reach their goal.

Democrats are sadistic, cold-hearted monsters.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: dvc, 2/5/2013 11:33:43 PM     (No. 9160875)

Amazingly, in 39+ states where gun laws were rationalized to allow easy access to concealed carry permits by honest citizens, crime decreased.

Imagine that.

Leftist hoplophobes get it EXACTLY backwards. AGAIN, like ALL their policies; they make it WORSE.

More guns = LESS crime, you fools.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: dwa, 2/5/2013 11:41:39 PM     (No. 9160883)

"..gun-control advocates argue that strict laws in one state mean nothing if its adjoining state is lax on guns." This is a total BS argument. You cannot go to a neighboring state and buy a handgun and bring it back to your state. You must have it sent to an FFL in your state, which then subjects you to the laws of your state. You can do it illegally, but then the laws of your state don´t matter anyway. These gun control idiots don´t have any idea what they are talking about-- but then that´s a lib/democrat.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: velox, 2/6/2013 12:28:20 AM     (No. 9160917)

#4 is correct! the crooks stil obtain weapons and the honest foks get mugged and robbed.
Even if guns were completely outlawed the outlaws would still have guns.
The federal government could not stop booze and cannot stop even a single type of drug.
Outlaws will even build their own guns if they cannot get them any other way.
There is only one reason liberals/progressives (communist) want to have gun control and it´s not to protect it´s citizens.


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Reply 6 - Posted by: veritas, 2/6/2013 4:06:46 AM     (No. 9160982)

Well, well, well, maybe -- but it woulda been w-a-a-a-y-y worse without that law!

And, and, and -- it´s the fault of all those crazy states that didn´t ban everything!

#3: Well but only because all their guns went to Massachusetts.

[Yes, /s for all the above!]

#2: Not "gun free Utopia," but gun-free [read: gun-denied] private citizens.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: Spidey, 2/6/2013 5:57:09 AM     (No. 9161029)

One thing we can be grateful for is liberals are the victims of other liberal´s crimes most of the time. The left believes their own BS about certain racial groups being misunderstood or validated in crime because of poverty.

NYC is so out of control right now,the cops don´t have a clue on what to do. One of the reasons is there´s a happy lawyer ready to file a brutality complaint against a cop in a heartbeat.Holder sent out a memo ordering local police to go easy on blacks which handcuffs cops even more..

What´s also happening is Obama´s promise of wealth redistribution isn´t happening fast enough,so people are helping themselves to it.

I said a long time ago retail stores in certain neighborhoods should close because they´re going to get hit with riots,sooner or later.

You can´t even count the ways Obama´s weakness as a person and president is destroying this country.A president needs to be the top moral and authority figure in the country. Obama runs from both these duties.All he cares about is cleaning the clocks of middle class whites.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: TunnelRat, 2/6/2013 8:08:33 AM     (No. 9161201)

Unilateral disarmament has never worked well...

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Reply 9 - Posted by: mickturn, 2/6/2013 10:35:38 AM     (No. 9161596)

Good, those Taxachusetts morons need some real lessons!

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