Statements about Crime
Research found that "over the course of the existence of the Brady Bill ban, the use of assault weapons in crimes decreased by two thirds."
"In Atlanta, since 1994 when the ‘Seven Deadly Sins’ (mandatory minimum sentences) took effect, the violent crime rate has dropped 62 percent."
"There's a tax credit of $2,400 to bond [former inmates] that an employer would get for hiring a convicted felon. There's a federal bonding program -- you can get $5,000 to $25,000 in federal money to hire a convicted felon. And there's federal grants for felons to set up their own small businesses."
Felony crimes in the city of Atlanta are the lowest they have been since 1969.
If the sequester hits, federal prosecutors will have to "let criminals go."
"Phoenix is already one of the kidnapping capitals of the world."
Says "overwhelming majorities of Americans" support gun legislation "like background checks."
In 2009, the FBI "referred more than 71,000" cases of people failing background checks when trying to buy a gun to another federal agency, "but U.S. attorneys ultimately prosecuted only 77 of them."
"As a result of National Rifle Association and other private-sector (safety-education) programs, fatal firearms accidents are at the lowest level in 100 years."
Says since Australia passed tough gun laws, "homicides by firearm have declined almost 60 percent."
"I had to lay off 48 people last year," which has exacerbated the lack of law enforcement officers in the county that respond quickly to crime calls.
Says according to the FBI, more people are killed each year with hammers and clubs than rifles.
"One out of every five law enforcement officers that's killed is killed with an assault weapon."
"Washington, D.C., had some of the strictest gun laws in the country. And when they passed them, violence skyrocketed."
"Even members of the NRA, when they were polled recently, were under the impression that everyone has a criminal background check."
"It costs $10,000 a year to keep a child in school; it costs $30,000 a year to keep someone in prison."
"Semi-automatic weapons, whether pistol or rifle, were designed for use by the military on the battlefield."
Since the federal Violence Against Women Act was adopted in 1994, "cases of domestic violence have fallen by 67 percent."
"Every day, 34 Americans are murdered with guns."
"Switzerland (where the government) issues every household a gun . . . has the lowest gun related crime rate of any civilized country in the world!!!"
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