Report: 10 states sell half of imported crime guns

Report: 10 states sell half of imported crime guns

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    Report: 10 states sell half of imported crime guns

    WOW, where are we headed with all these BG'S.

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    Monday, September 27, 2010

    WASHINGTON (AP) -- A report being released Monday by a mayors group finds that nearly half of the guns that crossed state lines and were used in crimes in 2009 were sold in just 10 states.

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    Those states accounted for nearly 21,000 guns connected to crimes in other states, says the survey by Mayors Against Illegal Guns, an association of more than 500 mayors led by New York's Michael Bloomberg and Boston's Thomas Menino.

    The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives traced more than 145,000 guns used in crimes in 2009 and found that more than 43,000 guns were sold in other states.

    Forty-nine percent of those guns were sold in Georgia, Florida, Virginia, Texas, Indiana, Ohio, Pennsylvania, North Carolina, California or Arizona.

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    Forty-nine percent of those guns were sold in Georgia, Florida, Virginia, Texas, Indiana, Ohio, Pennsylvania, North Carolina, California or Arizona.

    And probably 95% of those guns were stolen from the rightful owners.

    And 99% of the kitchen knives used in home invasion crimes were made in China... and belonged to the victim...

    What is your question/point? And why are we quoting a survey done by Mayors Against Illegal Guns? Who are actually mayors against any guns but those that directly protect them?
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    ......and the thugs and criminals where raised and bred in your state Bloomy.

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    And how many of them were used for drug-related crimes?

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    "We won't rest until the gun crimes that happen in our states are done with guns purchased in our own states. When the gun crimes committed in our states are committed with imported guns, that really hurts our local small business gun dealers. To address this problem, we're announcing a new initiative 'Buy Local To Commit Local'. If you are planning a local crime, mention this to your local gun dealer for 10% off the firearm. Working together we can make our states a better place." -- Mayors Against Illegal Guns
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    Stats can be used to convince us of anything.

    Quoted from another forum:
    "The data may or may not be accurate. The survey was conducted by a group called "Mayors Against Illegal Guns". Let's look at the data in another way:

    Of 145,000 guns used to commit crimes, 43,000 were sold in other states.
    -most guns used to commit crimes are sold in the state were the crime occurs.

    Of the 43,000 guns that came from other states, 49% were sold in ten states.
    -21,070 or 14% of the guns used to commit crimes are sold in just ten states. 14% sounds a lot less scary than "nearly half of the guns that cross state lines" doesn't it? That means that 86% of the guns used to commit crimes are sold in the 40 states with the strictest gun laws!

    OMFG California and Illinois. You need to loosen up those gun laws to prevent your guns from being used to commit crimes.

    Yes, I commited the same sort of statistical errors that the author of the article made. I did it to show how easy it is to manipulate data to fit a personal agenda. IMO the information in the article is meaningless because the author did this sort of manipulation."
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    California? They have some of the toughest gun laws around. That is hard to believe.

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    Really 1 old 0311, aren't the Brady kooks always bragging about the PRK's tough gun laws??? According to the latest Brady "report card", they list California as #1.
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    At least in NC, the problem most likely rests with the DMV, and the ease with which one is able to obtain fraudulent identification, and has nothing to do with gun laws, which for the most part are federal.

    Illegal immigrants have targeted NC for years for just that purpose. Makes it easier for them to buy guns while they’re here. Go figure.

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    We're in the 49%. Must be doing something right here in VA!!
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