The data shows that the bulk of violent crimes in major cities are perpetrated by small numbers of known criminals. Rather that subjecting those criminals to vigorous prosecution, soft-on-crime prosecutors and politicians would rather blame law-abiding gun owners.
Having failed for decades to induce the voting public to back its draconian and unconstitutional agenda, the American gun-control movement has hit upon a pernicious alternative to persuasion and political argument: Fear.
Gun laws abound, but most charges were not prosecuted in Mecklenburg County, N.C.
In a December 2000 interview with CBS’s Dan Rather, President Bill Clinton, fresh off Al Gore’s defeat in the presidential election, acknowledged, “I don’t think there’s any doubt that, in at least five states I can think of, the NRA had a decisive influence … .”