It’s raining stupid people in DC – Eleanor Holmes Norton
Fresh on the heals of Keith Ellison defying all logic and facts and coming to the conclusion if people had more money they wouldn’t be broke, Eleanor Holmes Norton has dropped this bit of wisdom on us as well:
The District has passed new gun legislation consistent with the recent Supreme Court decision overturning the city’s gun ban, but mindful of the obligation to keep order and prevent gun violence. However, added to gun killings typical of big cities today, there is likely to be an increase in homicides that would have been prevented if there were no guns in homes. Therefore, I have challenged my own constituents, the great majority of whom strongly favored the D.C. gun ban, not to buy a gun. The data reported for decades could not be more definitive: guns are seldom used to deter criminals (most thugs prefer empty premises). Overwhelmingly, guns in homes are used during violence among relatives and friends, for suicides, and in accidents. In big cities, guns in homes do not stay in homes. They make their way to the streets. The court has spoken and the city has acted. It’s the turn of residents to act now. If they meant what they said, that it was our gun ban and we needed it, then residents won’t buy into the gun culture by buying a gun.
Kinda curious, if the thugs prefer empty premises, why does DC have one of the highest murder rates in the country?
OK, see if this logic makes sense: If they were responsible gun owners in the first place, the ban would never have been necessary now would it? We didn’t concern ourselves too much with the people who had guns and never used them and kept them properly stored. We read about the people who broke the law and used them. Kinda like cars. We don’t concern ourselves too much with someone driving right. When someone kills someone with a car, THEN we deal with it. But, no one has banned the car. And, trust me, cars can be a lot more lethal than a pistol.
Anyways, what Ms. Holmes Norton is NOW suggesting is rather than allowing only the criminals to have guns against a defenseless law-abiding society, she just wants to allow only criminals to OWN guns against a defenseless law-abiding society.
Big whuppin difference dontcha think?
Know what I think? I think it would be a good idea for every criminal to think there was someone at home ready to defend their property and more than capable of doing it. So, I’d be encouraging everyone in DC to rush out and buy a gun and learn how to use it safely. If they chose not to buy one, then no one’s the wiser. Including the thugs responsible for one of the highest murder rates in the country in a city with “no guns” and robbing empty premises.
And, if Ms. Holmes Norton needs to look to a community that is safe for ideas, she could look at the very bottom of the list. Plano, TX. I’m sure she knows what Texans think about their guns. Try passing a ban there sometime and see what happens.