Apparently a couple of the idiots on the left in Washington D.C. are finally waking up to reality.
Gun control only works on the law abiding citizens.
The criminals run rampant in the city with guns.
From the Washington Examiner
Freedom from fear is also a right WASHINGTON – District residents have been the guinea pigs in a failed 30-year-old experiment in social engineering. Three decades of strict gun control laws have not made the capital city’s streets safer. On the contrary, since 1976, D.C.’s murder rate has increased 32 percent, and violent crimes committed during the first few weeks of 2007 by gun-wielding thugs are up a staggering 50 percent over the same period last year.
None other than former Mayor Marion Barry, now representing Ward 8 on the D.C. Council, is waving the white flag of surrender by introducing legislation to provide potential victims a limited window of opportunity to arm themselves in self defense. “We are in the midst of a gun-violence epidemic,” Barry said. Everybody but the criminals are abiding by the city’s gun control laws [which] have long been among the toughest in the nation. Not only are District residents forbidden from owning firearms not registered before 1977, they must also keep legal rifles and shotguns at home, unloaded, disassembled and useless against an armed intruder.
Barry deserves credit for stating the obvious, considering that most city officials shrink from accounting for the 2,656 illegal firearms recovered last year by the Metropolitan Police Department — weapons current gun control laws were supposed to keep out of the city.
Time for the rest of the country to wake the hell up and arm the law abiding citizens.
I may live in a liberal lunatic haven, but at least I can still own a gun.
This screwed up state isn’t much better. The assault weapons ban is also ludicrous.