Wednesday, May 31, 2006

We're Number One, We're Number One!

Am I the only one that finds a bit of irony in this? Just a few weeks after the National Rifle Association came to town, we learn that a gun store in suburban Milwaukee is number one in the country for selling guns that are eventually used in crimes. Not only that, but this story appears in the paper just after one of the most violent Memorial Day weekends in our history. The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports the following:

West Milwaukee's Badger Outdoors last year again was tops among all gun shops in the nation for selling guns that later were recovered by police during criminal investigations, according to new data from the federal government.

In 2005, there were 537 crime guns - an average of more than 10 a week - recovered and traced to Badger, the Milwaukee area's largest gun dealer. None of the others in the top five had more than 500 crime guns traced to them, according to the document from the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives.
The story also mentions that Badger has been on or near the top of this list for a number of years. The owner of the store further describes himself as a member of the NRA and states that "we are not the bad guys, damn it. I don't care what those numbers say." I don't know if the owners of Badger are "the bad guys" or not but I do know that there is obviously something wrong with that situation. After the first few years of being at the top of that list, you've got to take SOME action to avoid the ranking.

Perhaps just as disturbing as finding out that we are number one in this category is that the government is now seeking to stop providing these kinds of numbers to the public. Milwaukee Assistant DA Chisholm and Mayor Barrett don't see the sense in restricting such data. Again from the Journal Sentinel story:

The government clamped down on release of ATF gun trace information five years ago, and both Chisholm and Barrett are concerned about a bill pending in Congress that would tighten release of such data. The measure would let prosecutors use gun traces for a specific case, but Chisholm said it wouldn't let him compile a complete picture of where crime guns come from and share it with the public.

"Now we are going to have that information taken away from us, and that doesn't seem right," Chisholm said. "You are going to be blinded in the future to see if your strategies are effective."
Barrett said he recently learned he had no right to see trace information, and the bill would further restrict access.

"I am outraged that my federal government is keeping this information from us," he said.
A representative of the NRA in the story tries to defend the pending bill claiming that "anti-gun" groups might use it for lawsuits. There you have it folks, the NRA, protecting their interests and seeking to keep the public in the dark. Rather than us being made aware of the problems and addressing them, they seem content in having us continue on a course of gun violence.

1 comment:

David said...

I know many people who own guns. To this date, not one of them has reported their gun arising in it's own power, flying through the air, picking out a gang-banger, innocent man, woman or child in a high crime area or flying through the air into a violent domestic problem and on it's own discharge into a human body.

I think the Journal Sentinel should do an article on guns purchased at Badger Outdoors to see how many of those weapons acted without human intervention. Can someone publish those numbers?

Sounds ridiculous doesn't it?

The blame game goes back to the garden of Eden when Adam told God that "the woman made me do it."

So today, published in every liberal rag, are those who seek to blame others than themselves for gun violence in Milwaukee.

It doesn't take a rocket scientist to tell you that the implementation of liberal policy, ideals and laws have destroyed the lives of human beings in Milwaukee. Let's see if the Journal Sentinel publishes a piece on that.

Liberals don't think things through. Guns don't kill or shoot people, bad people do that with guns, if there were not guns today, it would any other instrument they can find to hurt another human being. Liberals keep trying to pull the weeds out of the garden without going after the root.

The root in Milwaukee has been blame shifted to distract the person unable to thing things through to "guns."

It is policies like "abortion, gay marriage, poor education by liberal teachers (all the good teachers left the Milwaukee system so that would not have association with the rift raft they call teachers today), sex education, and public welfare without accountability to why they cannot provide a living for themselves(among the many topics) that has left 1.5 generations vulnerable to live the lives they now live in the inner city.

Let's really examine the play by play effects of liberal thinking and policy. Let's take a look at their bullets of destruction to human beings that leave people mortally wounded.

The liberals focus on the outside bloodshed of a gun (used in a hand of a criminal cultivated through liberal policies and laws). Let us now do a scientific study on the destruction of a human soul and community caused by these "gun shooting policies."

If you account for the results and human emotional and character destruction, there would be a long list of "wanted posters" for criminal activity.

So let's all, for the argument that it is "guns" at fault here, lay the real blame to the death and destruction caused by liberal policies in the city of Milwaukee (and other major urban areas).

Because you don't see blood, don't you think for a minute that you are not killing people Milwaukee's liberals! You are killing people and getting away with it because you have been able to control the argument through your dominated media forms!

I pray to God (Jesus) that your mask gets pulled off and your are exposed for your agendas.

Dave P
Milwaukee born and raised