Saturday, January 31, 2009

The Gang Problem

An interesting statistic.

Criminal gangs in the USA have swelled to an estimated 1 million members responsible for up to 80% of crimes in communities across the nation, according to a gang threat assessment compiled by federal officials.

So how does infringing on the rights of the average law-abiding citizen to keep and bear arms solve the problem of rampant gang-related crime?

Answer- it doesn't. Particularly when the vast majority of guns used by criminals are not purchased at gun stores where a criminal background check is a requirement. And it's already illegal for a person to make a straw purchase on behalf of a criminal.

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