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Random E-Mail From Durbin

Discussion in 'Activism Discussion and Planning' started by Trent, Feb 12, 2014.

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  1. Trent

    Trent Resident Wiseguy

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    I haven't e-mailed ANY reps or senators in about 6 months ("all quiet on the western front, captain!").

    Then today at work I get this random e-mail from Dick Durbin, out of the blue.

     
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    Trent Resident Wiseguy

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    Oh, I forgot the important part.

    At the top of the e-mail (not posted) was my full name and home address.

    Not sure where he got THAT from, but I never sent any e-mail to any reps or senators with my full contact information, usually just county and state.
     
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    My response.

     
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    Trent Resident Wiseguy

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    (He'll obviously never read it, but I feel much better now that I've got that off my chest.)

    FYI; If he'd done his homework, he never would have tried the "homicide by weapon type" approach, because it actually works against his logic, not for.
     
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    When the original assault weapon ban was being debated, an FBI study was released that indicated that "assault weapons" were used in one half of one percent of crimes.
    That's 00.50%. Some wag in an article back then quoted a New Jersey sheriff saying his deputies had a larger chance of encountering an escaped Bengal Tiger from the local zoo than a miscreant armed with an assault weapon.
    In the years subsequent to the passing of the ban, crime did decrease. But the clincher is that it was decreasing before the ban too; criminologists and sociologists credit that to a then increasing age of the population of active criminals then loose in society; as criminals age they tend toward less active pursuits.
    In any case Durbin's assertion that assault weapon use dropped from 8% in 1993 to 4% two years later is a bit much of a change for me to believe in, especially considering that in reality the "ban" was essentially cosmetic. After the ban many of the same weapons were being made with mainly cosmetic alterations. You may recall the infamous "thumbhole stock" being one way of getting around the evil "pistol grip," which has been singularly responsible for untold millions of murders in Staten Island alone.:rolleyes::scrutiny::evil:
    In addition to which saying the type of gun's use in crime went down doesn't tell us anything about whether the crime itself went down. If the murder rate actually increased sufficiently you might obtain a situation where a guntype's use went from say 8% to 5% yet the actual number of humans killed with that self-same weapontype may have actually increased.
    Durbin, like Feinstein, Boxer, Pelosi, et al, is simply gaslighting those he represents.
     
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