Uhh Jim, have you forgotten that Obama was President, they had 60 votes in the Senate while Kennedy was alive and Nancy Pelosi was Speaker of the House. Complete control for the dems and they didn't put in an ATF head. Why do you suppose they didn't?
Do you want to try again?
So according to you it's the ATF's not having a director that is the reason so few are prosecuted. The issue of failing to prosecute more than a few violaters of the Brady Bill has been an issue since the '90s, when the ATF had a full-time director. Out of 69,000 denials in '97 they had less than 40 convictions. Your attempt at an explanation is bull. Sarah Brady said herself that prosecuting people for violating the bill wasn't their main concern. Why pass a law if you're not going to enforce it? Kinda like the way they enforce immigration laws isn't it?
Do you want to try again?
Obama and the dems had full control and could have put one in if it was an issue they were concerned about. They failed to do so, why do you suppose that is?
Zoombah, it would be interesting if people were actually knew the truth rather than the misinformation and only telling half the story that happens so much. We hear Obama claim that 40% of guns sold at gun shows happen without a background check. The Washington Post called him out on that but he still does it.
What he didn't tell us is that only 4-9% of gun sales occur at gunshows. By leaving out relevant information he makes what he sees as a problem appear much worse than it it in reality. They talk about guns sold over the internet even though all guns sold across State lines are already required by law to be shipped to a FFL dealer where a background check will happen before the gun is turned over to the buyer. That's been the law since 1968. You and I know this but unfortunately lots of people are completely unaware of what the truth really is. It's kinda funny that so many want to pass another law when the gov't fails to prosecute even 1% of felons under the current law.
Kinda reminds me of that "snipers wanted" episode of Craig Kilborn.
Wonder how many of the people that are expressing outrage over this picture laughed at that episode...
[Simultaneously, they ignored a series of troubling facts that reveal Tennessee to be a dangerous backwater relative to virtually every other state in the country.]
Having the 19th (Nashville) and the 5th (Memphis) most dangerous cities in America gives the rest of the State a bad rap.
Looks like the gun control bills just got shot down in flames in the Senate. Freedom Wins!!!
"Yes the organization I linked to is progressive and yes, they use a lot of pretty color charts. No one disputes this. Your right on the money there. What you didn't tell us is how the data is wrong. Go for it, debunk the data. Saying it's a liberal site is not enough. They provided data, which they got from official government statistics. It wasn't an editorial or punditry. So tell the rest of us how these statistics are wrong, or made-up."
Here's a start. This is taken from one of the "studies" your site cites:
In 2009, Vermont had the 16th lowest number of gun deaths per capita among the states. Yet even this relatively low ranking means that, in that year, 60 people died from firearm-related injuries in Vermont.
Now, here is data from the FBI:
Scroll down to Vermont and you'll see they had 0 murders via firearm.
How your site came up with their data is the question? Partisan sources spin numbers however they can to come up with their preferred answer. That's why citing them can often get one into trouble when people actually check data on what the "study" claims.
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