San Francisco Makes it More Difficult for People to Defend Themselves

For those in San Francisco who really believe that this is the solution: "San Francisco residents will be required to keep their guns in lock boxes or have trigger locks on their firearms under a law signed Wednesday by Mayor Gavin Newsom. "

See this:
"these storage requirements appear to impair people?s ability to use guns defensively. Because accidental shooters also tend to be the ones most likely to violate the new law, safe storage laws increase violent and property crimes against low risk citizens with no observable offsetting benefit in terms of reduced accidents or suicides. During the first five full years after the passage of the safe storage laws, the group of fifteen states that adopted these laws faced an annual average increase of over 300 more murders, 3,860 more rapes, 24,650 more robberies, and over 25,000 more aggravated assaults. On average, the annual costs borne by victims averaged over $2.6 billion as a result of lost productivity, out-of-pocket expenses, medical bills, and property losses."

Well, at least San Francisco has almost eliminated the need for self defens. Here is an news article from the end of 2005: "San Francisco Murder Rate Highest In 10 Years"



Blogger Weer'd Beard said...

Also since the least obtrusive locks are trigger locks, that prettymuch violates rule #3

also those who can't deafeat the lock with ease likely can't chamber a round in most semis (or cock or pull the DA trigger on most revolvers)

and those who CAN do that won't be slowed down much by a trigger lock

8/03/2007 12:28 PM  
Blogger John Lott said...

Thanks for your comment. Useful points.

8/03/2007 6:59 PM  

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