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Do Gun Bans Curb Violent Crime? (Part 2 of 3 on Reducing Violent Crime in the US)

Scott50 Wrote: Jan 29, 2013 4:58 AM
Dammit, Mr. Norris: I grew up watching your movies and TV episodes. I've withstood the years of "Chuck Norris is a badass because:" jokes, etc. Recently, I've taken to reading your columns and similar prose. I've no doubt you are a patriot and an honest man. This is not the time to be trite or polite with the rhetoric. The Nation hangs in the balance. To ask the question "if X gun ban then Y benefit," even in jest, lends creedence to the acceptability of such a statement. These lowlives are gun-brabbing statists who have no idea what they wish for; and will be first to clamor for more government to fix the problem that government proposed and they ratified. Gov't. is the problem, Sir. please don't give them the credit.....
Panda Wrote: Jan 29, 2013 5:04 AM
Good point Scott, but I suspect Chuck needs to temper his rhetoric in order to be taken seriously. An action-movie actor slinging angry accusations? It just wouldn't sell.
a Concerned American Wrote: Jan 29, 2013 6:26 AM
This IS an assault on the Second Amendment now going on. Obama and all the others are heirs to the legacy of the Third Reich, and the Gestapo-style tactics now being used by the likes of Rahm Emanuel in the murder capital of the world (a.k.a. Chicago) are straight out of 1930's Nazi Germany. Open your eyes.
Who isn't sickened by the moral decay and heinous acts of violence across our country? My heart and prayers continue to go out to victims everywhere.

But do gun bans -- such as the one proposed this past week by Sen. Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif., which would outlaw 120 specific firearms -- curb violent crime?

Not according to a recent Fox News investigation titled "Assault-weapons ban no guarantee mass shootings would decrease, data shows." The report concluded, "Data published earlier this year showed that while the (Violent Crime Control and Law Enforcement Act, which was signed by President Bill Clinton) was in place, from...