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Tuesday, December 31, 2013

'SAFE' in New York apparently means in prison

Benjamin Franklin is reported to have said something along the lines (the exact wording varies from source to source) of, "They who can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary safety deserve neither liberty nor safety."

New Yorkers, though, are ordered to give up a great deal of "essential liberty," and for only the illusion of "a little temporary safety." The greatest outrage of all is that the vast majority of them will undoubtedly comply. [More]

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Anonymous said...

Liberal civil rights activists often talk about increased numbers of prison inmates as if that were necessarily a bad thing (never mind that, when muggers and rapists are in prison, they are not out attacking innocent people). Now, those same liberals are citing increased arrests/prosecutions/convictions as proof that we are all "safer." That is, a mugger going to prison for stabbing someone to death is social injustice, but a peaceable citizen going to prison for owning an "assault weapon" (whatever that means) is perfectly fair.

Anonymous said...

Significantly, the governor's spokesperson cited only the number of arrests and prosecutions, and did not quote any statistics to indicate that crime is decreasing. That's obviously because the Safe Act has had no impact on the crime rate. The people prosecuted and imprisoned under gun control laws tend to be otherwise law-abiding citizens who do not commit violent crimes anyway. Their only "crime" is owning a firearm that violates some arbitrary restriction. (And even that "violation" is often unintentional, because they were confused or misinformed about the complicated new law.) Meanwhile, real criminals (muggers, burglars, carjackers) are seldom prosecuted for violating gun control laws. In plea bargain negotiations, the weapons charges (convicted felon in possession of a firearm, carrying a concealed handgun, possession of an illegal "high capacity assault weapon") are often dropped in exchange for the defendant pleading guilty to robbery or assault.