Tuesday, March 6, 2018

Stiff New Gun Laws = More Crime

In Mass. anyway. Here's a story from the Boston Globe:
The 1998 legislation did cut down, quite sharply, on the legal use of guns in Massachusetts. Within four years, the number of active gun licenses in the state had plummeted. “There were nearly 1.5 million active gun licenses in Massachusetts in 1998,” the AP reported. “In June [2002], that number was down to just 200,000.” The author of the law, state Senator Cheryl Jacques, was pleased that the Bay State’s stiff new restrictions had made it possible to “weed out the clutter.”
What it actually did was create a safe working environment for the states criminal class .

2 comments:

Rich P said...

I recall that when the Bartley-Fox law passed, the first person snagged was some kid walking down a back road with a BB gun. Wonder where he is today?

Rich P said...

And let me just add, may their chains rest lightly upon each other.

Or not.