1/09/2008

Virginia Governor Tim Kaine pushes for more gun control

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) - Gov. Timothy M. Kaine on Tuesday proposed requiring background checks for everyone who tries to purchase firearms at gun shows - legislation he called critical to helping prevent tragedies like the shootings at Virginia Tech.


Critical? Did the killer at Virginia Tech get his gun from a gun show? No. Of course, the new NICS law was prompted by the VT attack, but even if it had been in effect at the time, it wouldn't have stopped the attack. In addition, the November 2001 report by the Bureau of Justice Statistics indicates that fewer than 1 percent of prison inmates who possessed a gun when they were caught obtained their gun from a gun show. To make it clear, 30 percent of state prison inmates possessed a gun when they were caught and of these only .7% got their gun from a gun show. Only about 10 percent of violent crimes are committed with a gun. Many of these 30 percent did not use a gun in their crime.

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Anonymous Anonymous said...

Forgive our governor, he is a lightweight liberal trying to pretend to be centrist.

It's very hard for him.

1/09/2008 9:03 PM  
Anonymous J. Garcia said...

This will come back to haunt him if he does get chosen for the VP slot.

I just googled his name plus 'gun' and this page was the Third Hit.

Of course search result number one is ontheissues dot org with the following info:

"Tim Kaine strongly supports the Second Amendment. As the next Governor of Virginia, he will not propose any new gun laws."

???

BTW, Mr. Lott, More Guns, Less Crime, great book!

7/29/2008 11:14 AM  

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