The Assault Weapons Ban Didn’t Work Then and It Won’t Work Now

Buy_gunFrom, By 30 December  2012 – Senator Dianne Feinstein is queuing up come January  2013 to retable-yet again-an Assault Weapons Ban (AWB) in order to “severely mitigate the possibilities of another Sandy Hook atrocity.” Great idea, Dianne,  as the first AWB that Clinton signed into law worked wonders in schools from  1994-2004. It was awesome. It panned out wonderfully aside from the following:

  • November 7, 1994: Wickliffe, Ohio: (Wickliffe  Middle School shooting) Keith Ledeger, 37, a former student at the school,  shot and killed custodian Pete Christopher and wounded four other adults.
  • January 12, 1995: Seattle, Washington: A 15-year-old Garfield High School student left school during the day and  returned with his grandfather’s 9mm semiautomatic handgun. He wounded two  students.
  • October 12, 1995: Blackville, South Carolina: (Blackville-Hilda High School shooting) Anthony Sincino, 16,  killed one teacher and wounded another before committing suicide.
  • November 15, 1995: Lynnville, Tennessee: (Richland  High School shooting) James Rouse, 17, killed a student and teacher and  seriously wounded another teacher with a .22-caliber rifle.
  • February 2, 1996: Moses Lake, Washington: (Frontier  Middle School shooting) Barry Loukaitis, 14, killed a teacher and two  students and wounded another student when he opened fire on his algebra  class.
  • August 15, 1996: San Diego, California: (San  Diego State University shooting) Frederick Martin Davidson, a 36-year-old  graduate student killed three professors that he believed were involved in a  conspiracy against him.
  • September 17, 1996: State College, Pennsylvania: (Hetzel Union Building  shooting) Jillian Robbins, 19, shoots and kills one student and injures two  outside.
  • February 19, 1997: Bethel, Alaska: Bethel Regional High School student Evan  Ramsey, 16, shot and killed the school’s principal and one student, and  wounded two other students.
  • October 1, 1997: Pearl, Mississippi: (Pearl High School shooting) Luke Woodham, 16, murdered his  mother at home before killing his ex-girlfriend and another student and wounding  seven others at Pearl High School. He and his friends were said to be outcasts  who worshiped Satan.
  • November 27, 1997: West Palm Beach, Florida: Conniston Middle School student  Tronneal Magnum, 14, fatally shot Johnpierre Kamel, 14, outside school after an  argument over a wristwatch.
  • December 1, 1997: West Paducah, Kentucky: (Heath High School shooting) Three students were killed and  five wounded by Michael Carneal, 14, as they participated in a prayer  circle.
  • December 15, 1997: Stamps, Arkansas: Joseph “Colt” Todd, 14, concealed in a  wooded area on school grounds, shoots and wounds two students as they were  entering Stamps High School.
  • March 24, 1998: Craighead County, Arkansas: Mitchell  Johnson, 13, and Andrew Golden, 11, killed four students and one teacher and  wounded ten others as Westside Middle School emptied during a fire alarm  intentionally set off by Golden.
  • April 24, 1998: Edinboro, Pennsylvania (Parker  Middle School dance shooting) Andrew Wurst, 14, fatally shot teacher John  Gillette, 48, and wounded two students and a teacher at an 8th grade graduation  dance.
  • May 19, 1998: Fayetteville, Tennessee: Jacob Davis, 18, shoots Robert  Creson, 18, in a dispute over a girl.
  • May 21, 1998: Springfield, Oregon: After killing his parents at home, Kip  Kinkel, 15, drove to Thurston High School where he shot and killed two  students and wounded 25 others.
  • June 15, 1998: Richmond, Virginia: A 14-year-old student of Armstrong High School wounds a teacher and a school  volunteer.
  • December 10, 1998: Detroit, Michigan: Professor Andrzej Olbrot is killed by  graduate student Wlodzimierz Dedecjus, 48.
  • April 20, 1999: Littleton, Colorado: (Columbine  High School massacre) Eric Harris, 18, and Dylan Klebold, 17, killed 12 students and one teacher, and  wounded 21 others before committing suicide at Columbine High School.
  • May 20, 1999: Conyers, Georgia: (Heritage  High School shooting) Six students injured by Thomas Solomon Jr., 15.
  • November 19, 1999: Deming, New Mexico: A 13-year-old girl fatally shot at  Deming Middle School by Victor Cordova Jr., 13. Cordova stated he had intended  to commit suicide but was jostled by others and the gun moved.
  • February 29, 2000: Elementary School, Flint, Michigan: 6-year-old Dedrick  Owens, youngest-ever school shooter. Kayla Rolland was the single fatality.
  • May 26, 2000: Lake Worth, Florida: Lake Worth Middle School Florida teacher  Barry Grunow was fatally shot by his student, 13-year-old Nathaniel  Brazill, who had returned to school after being sent home at 1 p.m. by the  assistant principal for throwing water balloons. Brazill returned to school on  his bike with a 5-inch Raven and four bullets stolen from his grandfather the  week before. Brazill was an honor student. Grunow was a popular teacher and  Brazill’s favorite.
  • August 28, 2000: University of Arkansas shooting at Fayetteville, Arkansas:  At approximately 12:14 pm, Dr. John R. Locke, 67, Director of the Comparative  Literature Program was shot and killed in his office by James E. Kelly, 36, a  Comparative Literature PhD candidate who had recently been dismissed from the  program for lack of progress toward his degree. Kelly shot Dr. Locke three times  before taking his own life in Dr. Locke’s office after it was cordoned off by  campus police.
  • September 26, 2000: Darrel Johnson, 13, offender in Louisiana school  shooting with 1 student fatality.
  • March 5, 2001: Charles Andrew William, age 15, offender in California school  shooting at Santana High School, 15 wounded 2 of whom died.
  • March 30, 2001: Donald R. Burt Jr., age 18, offender in Indiana school  shooting with 1 student fatality.
  • September 24, 2003: John Jason McLaughlin, age 15, offender in Minnesota  school shooting with 2 student fatalities.
  • February 2, 2004: Unidentified offender in Washington, DC school shooting  with 1 student fatality.
  • May 7, 2004: Unidentified 17-year-old offender in Maryland school shooting  with 1 student fatality.

And that’s excluding the Fairchild Air Force Base Massacre in 1994; the  Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building Massacre in 1995; the Caltrans Maintenance  Yard Massacre in 1997; the Connecticut State Lottery Headquarters Massacre in  1998; the Wedgewood Baptist Church Massacre of 1999; the Xerox Office Building  Massacre in 1999; the Edgewater Technology Office Massacre in 2000; and the  September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks which killed nearly 3,000 people (in which  the culprits used box cutters and airplanes to pull that one off). We should  have had an Assault Box Cutter and Airplane Ban in place I guess.

Yep, excluding the aforementioned, the AWB that the Left put into practice  nearly two decades ago really mitigated murderous schoolyard and workplace evil  for its ten-year run, right?

Ah, who am I kidding? The Assault Weapons Ban didn’t work. School shootings  shot through the roof, and lo and behold killers still found a way around the  uber-strict regulations to carry out their death wishes with an assortment of  weapons. Yep, correct me if I’m wrong, but I believe the biggest spike in school  shootings in our nation’s short history occurred during the initial AWB. Google  it and get back to me.

Oh, and another thing according to a comprehensive Congressional Research  Service report on guns and gun control legislation: Less than 2% of 203,300  state and federal prisoners who were armed during the crime for which they were  incarcerated “used, carried, or possessed a semiautomatic assault  weapon.” If the hooligans did use a gun it was mostly your normal, non-funky  firearm, i.e. mostly hunting guns and non-”assault” weapons. But we can rest  assured that the Progressives would never come after our Remington 870s and our  revolvers (because they promised). Never. Ever. Ever.

In addition to the AWB not really stemming the tide of gun violence in the  public school systems, it sure didn’t calm things down in the “gun-free” Windy  City, as Chi-town racked up a whopping 7,636 murders during the Clinton ban.

Speaking of Chicago, this year alone 446 kids have been shot where guns have  been verboten, and just this week Chicago hit 500 murders that have now occurred  in the “gun free” Toddlin’ Town for 2012.

It appears as if our former AWB and our current “gun free” zones don’t  work.

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