|BERETTA PISTOL - 19 ROUNDS IN 3 SECONDS|
CENTER FOR PUBLIC INTEGRITY
...When Lewis was president of the Maryland Sheriffs’ Association, he testified with other sheriffs against the state’s Firearms Safety Act (FSA) before it was enacted in 2013. One of the strictest gun laws in the nation, the act requires gun applicants to supply fingerprints and complete training to obtain a handgun license online. It bans 45 types of firearms, limits magazines to 10 rounds and outlaws gun ownership for people who have been involuntarily committed to a mental health facility. READ THE ARTICLE
Newtown Connecticut; Dunblane Scotland; Belsan Russia; Utoyea Island Norway; Jokela Finland; Columbine Colorado; Virginia Polytechnic; …and this website lists another fifty similar, crazed, gun attacks on youngsters.
The world is never short of psychopaths who kill children. Two thousand years ago, at the first Christmas, King Herod slaughtered all the
infants up to two years old; just in case one of them might grow to challenge him. Since then, wars have slaughtered millions of blameless young people and recently have forced Bethlehem children to pick up guns and join murderous bands. Will we change our primitive ways, and ‘Put Away Childish Things’ to mark and learn from these latest, terrible, sad, tragic, shocking, deranged murders? Congo
The world is full of lunatics – as the American National Rifle Association (NRA) tells the global media. (Beretta firing http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ELol1dHjHEE )
Michael Bloomberg, Mayor of New York, speaking of the 27 people killed this week by automatic gun fire at the Sandy Hook junior school in
Newtown, stressed that the is the only developed country that allows citizens to carry arms. He wants President Obama and US Senators to ban rapid-fire automatic weapons. US
The NRA mistakenly believes that being armed protects ordinary people; the reverse is true.
statistics show that armed citizens are 4.5 times (450%) more likely to be shot than unarmed folk. Instead of banning guns, the NRA wants government to identify mentally unstable people (how?) – before they get a gun and kill others – and …what? Incarcerate them “just in case”? Eliminate them from the gene pool? Perhaps shoot them? The NRA’s second argument to allow all red-bloodied real Americans to continue to tote guns capable of firing 19 rounds in 3 seconds …is to “arm the schoolteachers and children so they can protect themselves”. Spot the Looney indeed. University of Philadelphia
|ARMED USA CITIZENS ARE 4.5 TIMES|
MORE LIKELY TO BE SHOT.
Needless to say – though of little use to the bereaved families – I offer them my sympathy and empathy and prayers, as a parent and a human being.
Facts - New Scientist - Branas's study found that people who carried guns were 4.5 times as likely to be shot and 4.2 times as likely to get killed compared with unarmed citizens. When the team looked at shootings in which victims had a chance to defend themselves, their odds of getting shot were even higher. http://www.newscientist.com/article/dn17922-carrying-a-gun-increases-risk-of-getting-shot-and-killed.html
******************Facts - Wikipedia - In 2009, according to the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime, 66.9% of all homicides in the