Saturday, January 31, 2009

Ann Hits The Bullseye: Armed Citizens Save Lives, Gun Grabbers Responsible For Disarmed Victims Being Murdered

A fragment from Ann Coulter'a article LIBERAL VICTIMHOOD: A GAME YOU CAN PLAY AT HOME. As usual, Ann hits the bullseye.

When Gov. David Paterson ended the Kennedy soap opera by appointing Democratic congresswoman Kirsten Gillibrand, her Democratic colleague, Rep. Carolyn McCarthy, blanketed the airwaves, threatening to challenge Gillibrand in the next election because of her NRA-approved stand on guns.

McCarthy explained, "My voice is for the victims."

See how Rep. Carolyn McCarthy doesn't understand her own anti-gun legislation
(hillarious video here)

The only reason McCarthy was elected to Congress in the first place is that her husband and son were shot by a crazed gunman on the Long Island Rail Road in 1993. Colin Ferguson's shooting spree wasn't stopped sooner because none of the passengers had guns. As has been demonstrated beyond dispute at this point, armed citizens save lives.

In a comprehensive study of all public multiple shooting incidents in America between 1977 and 1999, economists John Lott and Bill Landes found that the only public policy that reduced both the incidence and casualties of such shootings were concealed-carry laws. Not only are there 60 percent fewer gun massacres after states adopt concealed-carry laws, but the death and injury rate of such rampages are reduced by 80 percent.

Rep. McCarthy claims to "speak for the victims" by promoting policies that will provably create a lot more victims.

1 comment:

Don Meaker said...

A pity she doesn't let the rational sympathy with the honest citizens overpower the irrational fear of the gun. Probably a product of the Public School System.