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Wednesday, November 25, 2015

D.C. Residents: Yeah, Let's Ban Guns Again

The end of September was a grim milestone for Washington D.C., as the city reached 120 homicides, the most our nation’s capital has experienced since 2010, according toWUSA9. In August, D.C. Police Chief Cathy Lanier blamed the spike in crime to an influx of illegal firearms with so-called high-capacity magazines. The problem is that Fox5DC’s Emily Miller noted that magazine capacity isn’t listed on the police form law enforcement fill out upon recovering firearms at a crime scene. In other words, DC police have no way to knowing that this is the problem, let alone tracking these weapons.

Nevertheless, the spike in crime seems to be impacting public perception since 51 percent of D.C. residents want to bring back the unconstitutional ban on firearms (via WaPo):

Fifty-one percent of D.C. residents said they would like to reinstate a ban on gun ownership in the city that was ruled unconstitutional by the Supreme Court in 2008, according to a new Washington Post poll.

Almost as many, 47 percent, oppose the idea. Three percent have no opinion.

The finding comes as the District grapples with a 58 percent spike in homicides this year — almost all from gun violence — and that has sent crime to the top of residents’ concerns about the city, the poll showed.



Rebel Without a Clue said...

What does having a gun ban have to do with the criminals (with guns) killing people? Was the spike caused by law-abiding citizens with guns?

Anonymous said...

They are stating to see what has happened to Baltimore once guns were banned. Ban equals more murders. Why is that so hard for democrats to see. Unless it is part of a bigger social experiment where the thugs kill the thugs and we are all better off for that.

Anonymous said...

why don't they get a gun and learn to use it and take responsibility for themselves instead of relying on the state to do it? if you make yourself vulnerable bad things are likely to happen to you. even the smallest response time of any cop is not enough to protect you. it takes a fraction of a second to pull a trigger. stop being victims, stop depending on others for you well being, be responsible not only for yourself but those around you as well.

some don't like guns for whatever reason and try to impose that on others, such as by gun control laws and laughable gun free zones. how is that working out for you?

Anonymous said...

If you think a gun ban will keep criminals from getting guns......well then, you are a special kind of stupid.