A little practical experiment…

A SurvivalBlog reader sent in this amusing note:

“Today I swung my front door wide open and placed my Remington 30/06 right in my doorway. I left six shells beside it, then left it alone and went about my business.

“While I was gone, the mailman delivered my mail, the neighbor boy across the street mowed the yard, a girl walked her dog down the street, and cars stopped at the stop sign near the front of our house. After about an hour, I checked on the gun. It was still sitting there, right where I had left it. It hadn’t moved itself outside. It certainly hadn’t killed anyone, even with the numerous opportunities it had been presented to do so. In fact, it hadn’t even loaded itself.

“Well you can imagine my surprise, with all the media hype about how dangerous guns are and how they kill people. Either the media is wrong or I’m in possession of the laziest gun in the world. The United States is 3rd in murders throughout the world. But if you take out Chicago, Detroit, Washington DC, and New Orleans, the United States is 4th from the bottom for murders. These four cities also have the toughest Gun Control Laws in the United States. All four are controlled by Democrats. It would be absurd to draw any conclusions from this data — right?

“Well, I’m off to check on my spoons. I hear they’re making people fat.” – M.R.

 

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ATF’s purchase reporting requirement gives lie to ‘military features’ test

Ha!  

The only “military feature” that gun ban groups really care about is that military arms are expected to fire when the trigger is pulled. That’s what they want banned, and the BATFE stands ready to enforce that ban.

via Sipsey Street Irregulars: ATF’s purchase reporting requirement gives lie to ‘military features’ test.

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Massachusetts Finds More and More Illegal Guns Despite Gun Control Laws

What needs to be understood is that stricter gun laws in the state keeps rightful owners from protecting themselves. It does not, by any means, keep criminals from breaking your new laws. What needs to be understood is that criminals will continue to break laws and illegally traffic and own guns regardless of what laws you implement.It is interesting to read. Of course you have those who try to blame this all on non-efficient background checks or states with a ‘longer leash’ when it comes to gun sales. If that’s the case, then why are so many of the illegal guns they are seizing coming from within the state?

via Massachusetts Finds More and More Illegal Guns Despite Gun Control Laws.

More illegal guns traced to Mass., despite tough laws – Metro – The Boston Globe

Almost half the illegal guns seized and traced in Boston last year came back to manufacturers and dealers in Massachusetts, a startlingly high ratio for a state known for its tough gun laws.

Mayors Daniel Rizzo of Revere (left), Daniel Rivera of Lawrence (center), and Dominic Sarno of Springfield attended the gun summit. WENDY MAEDA/GLOBE STAFF

Keep clapping guys – your silly local laws are so effective!

via More illegal guns traced to Mass., despite tough laws – Metro – The Boston Globe.

H/T highheelsandhandguns

What needs to be understood is that stricter gun laws in the state keeps rightful owners from protecting themselves. It does not, by any means, keep criminals from breaking your new laws. What needs to be understood is that criminals will continue to break laws and illegally traffic and own guns regardless of what laws you implement.

 

 

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