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Trivia Tidbit Of The Day: Part 196 -- Crime & Gun Crime.

Firearm Manufacturers-

At the end of July, the U.S. Senate voted 65-31 (with 4 not voting) to shield gun manufacturers from lawsuits resulting from misuse of the firearms. 14 Democrats (plus Jim Jeffords) voted yes, while only 2 Republicans voted no.

Last week, the U.S. House joined the club, passing legislation 283-144 (with 6 not voting) to protect firearm manufacturers against lawsuits when their products are used in an illegal fashion-- you know, by criminals... who, by definition don't follow the law. 59 Democrats (plus Bernie Sanders) voted yes, while only 4 Republicans voted no.

Incidentally, gun crime is down in America, along with overall crime:

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Sue the perpetrators of crimes. Lock them up. All of that. Don't sue someone creating a product specifically mentioned in the United States Constitution as legal to own.

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Previous Trivia Tidbit: Energy Prices.

Posted by Will Franklin · 25 October 2005 10:42 AM

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But the perpetrators don't have any money! It's not about justice, it's about getting paid. Dolla-dolla bill, y'all!

Posted by: Cullen at October 25, 2005 11:44 AM

Holla!

Posted by: Will Franklin at October 25, 2005 11:47 AM

Thanks Will. I've been wanting to hear about this in the blogosphere. To take another tack on the "guns don't kill people... " argument, if someone gets into a bar brawl and uses a bar stool as a club and bashes it over someone's head, should the victim have the right to sue the bar stool manufacturer? With claims like "You should engineer a bar stool that instantly turns into foam rubber the minute a brawl breaks out! Why didn't you do that????" No, of course not. That's lunacy. Just like suing the gun manufacturer (or dealer) because someone used the gun to shoot somebody.

Posted by: the paperboy at October 25, 2005 12:15 PM

BUT...Guns are specificlly designed for the purpose of killing or harming someone or something!

Posted by: Zsa Zsa at October 25, 2005 01:21 PM

Will,
Did you know that a ">Swiss-based Gun-Control "research group" was one financier, along with Johns Hopkins University, of the Lancet Study - whose bogus body count of 100,000 is now used universally by anti-Bush rhetoricians to "prove" Bush is guilty of war crimes in Operation Iraqi Freedom?

The Geneva International Academic Network (GIAN) joined the United Nations Development Program in underwriting the Small Arms Survey Research Group, and thus indirectly, the Lancet Study. The UN contribution can't be verified because the link is disabled, but a look into the GIAN's contributor list reveals a cozy nest of Swiss Canton Ministries and UN offices all cooperatively financing anti-American, anti-capitalist, anti-globo "Research Groups."

"Various international organizations, notably the United Nations Office in Geneva and the International Committee of the Red Cross, have also participated significantly in the network's establishment. The GIAN benefits from the collaborative and financial support of the Swiss Confederation (Federal Department of Home Affairs) and the Republic and Canton of Geneva (Ministry of Education)."

The GIAN's members include directors of the International Institute of Labour Studies, International Committee of the Red Cross, and the Geneva Humanitarian Forum. Interestingly, and probably significant, the GIAN is supported by the Geneva Canton Ministry of Education, which was headed at the time of the study by current Swiss Foreign Ministry head, Micheline Calmy-Rey.

Speculation Alert: I smell Marc Rich in here somewhere. He's under a rug or hiding under a lamp-shade, but I'll bet the $100,000,000.00 that he owes NY State is financing a gaggle of progressive Swiss "research groups" and their volumes of anti-Republican, tranzi pabulum.
-Steve

Posted by: Steve at October 26, 2005 10:51 AM

Oops!

Fixed Link from first line: Swiss-based Anti-gun "research group"
-Steve

Posted by: Steve at October 26, 2005 10:53 AM