Monday, February 12, 2007

Fisking Rudy on the Second Ammendment

Giuliani says gun control helped reduce N.Y. crime

SACRAMENTO -- Rudy Giuliani addressed a potentially troublesome issue with conservative voters, saying his policies as mayor to get handguns off the street helped reduce crime in New York. "I used gun control as mayor," he said at a news conference Saturday during a swing through California. But "I understand the Second Amendment. I understand the right to bear arms."
He said what he did as mayor would have no effect on hunting.

Folks, this is what is technically referred to as being clueless. Gun control as a crime reducer has proven to be useless everywhere it has been tried. Both the United Kingdom and Australia have seen violent crime skyrocket since they have disarmed their populace. On the other hand states that have legalized the concealed carrying of firearms have seen a notable reduction in crime. Florida is a prime example. Crime was reduced in New York because Rudy supported the police in going after criminals, armed or unarmed. This is the solution to crime, not disarming the populace.

Beyond this, the Second Amendment reads, "A well regulated militia being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the People to keep and bear arms, shall not be infringed." I don't see anything about hunting here. (BTW, militia does not refer to the National Guard, but to the armed populace.) Mr. Mayor, what part of "shall not be infringed" do you not understand?
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