RESPONDING TO D.C.’S MAYOR ON GUNS:
Countless lives? D.C. is consistently at the top of the U.S. murder rate rankings. Was the gun ban saving “countless lives” in 1991, when the rate peaked at 80 murders per 100,000 people? Would the number have otherwise been even higher? Is it still saving “countless lives” when our murder rate for 2005, at its 20-year low, was still five times that of New York City?
If I’m not mistaken, Fenty and Singer appear to be suggesting that their city is so totally lawless that only a total deprivation of Constitutional rights can make it moderately liveable. I wonder how they feel about wiretapping?
Decades of corrupt, incompetent government and law enforcement have cost more lives in DC than guns. How about let’s do something about that problem, first