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People Are Driving Less! Ban Guns, Magazines and Privacy!

These days, not too much time passes without Josh Sugarmann, formerly of the National Coalition to Ban Handguns, blurting out some nonsense on the Huffington Post website. Not too much time at all. Usually just enough for him to photocopy a bunch of ads from The Shotgun News, slap them together with a few paragraphs of inflammatory rhetoric that he has used a dozen times before, call the half-asked effort a “study,” and run down to the bank to deposit another six-figure check from the Joyce Foundation.

However, in his latest Huffington screed, Sugarmann says that in the District of Columbia, Maryland and Virginia combined, the total number of motor vehicle accident deaths has fallen below the aggregate of firearm suicides, murders, self-defense homicides and accidents. “That’s according to a new analysis by my organization, the Violence Policy Center,” he says. (Translation: Sugarmann had one of his miniscule “organization’s” go-fers spend five minutes on the internet downloading the numbers from the CDC’s Wisqars website.)

Sugarmann says that because vehicle deaths are down, more gun control laws should be imposed, including “Detailed and timely data collection on gun production, sales, use in crime, as well as analysis of the types, makes and models of firearms most associated with injury, death and criminal use; Implementation of minimum safety standards for firearms (i.e., specific design standards and the requirement of safety devices); Ban certain types of firearms that have no sporting purpose such as ‘junk guns’ and military‑style assault weapons; Limit the firepower of firearms available to the general public, e.g. restrict ammunition magazine capacity;” along with “restrictions on the carrying of loaded handguns in public spaces” and “public education campaigns that communicate the extreme risks associated with exposure to firearms.”

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  • Sam W

    If sugarmann wants all these studies done on types of weapons used during a robbery, killing or whatever, maybe he SHOULD pay for it out of his own pocket. Does he own a gun of any sort (including a BB or pellet gun? Why not go for knives as well (they kill people). How about high performance cars barreling down the highways. He needs to get a life. The common hunter spends a lot of money on licenses, training and ammo just to go out a few times a year. Get a LIFE; guns don’t kill; PEOPLE KILL. And they do it with guns, knives, bow/arrows or whatever. He is SICKENING!!!!

  • fliteking

    Sounds like Sugarmann is running the same scam Liberals run everyday. Lying.

  • Hammer

    If you want a complete explanation at to what is happening, go to dsausa.org. There you will find most of your answers as to what is happening in our country and those behind the deminishing of our rights.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_CMP66GXBEDD6FG2Q3LYTRLDYWI Bandit

    This sugarmann creep needs to do his homework a lot better what do cars and guns have in common nothing, well I should not say that they can both be used to kill people. Guns are just a tool to get things done, like hunting and self defense. This guy is just a gun hating idiot one of these days he may just need the use of one and it will not be there, he may just get hit by one of the black mobs that are running around. You just never know what will happen these days. I happen to own a couple of guns, lots of fun .

  • wonder warthog

    Let me and my baseball bat (note: lethal weapon) know where to find this fool, and I’ll give him some “statistics” that are real.

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