None of these, mind you, include making it clear that crimes should not be committed The solutions offered by these angry and passionate defenders of those who violate laws run the gamut from spending vast sums of money to provide people with (Yet More) free goods and services (After all, the Left holds that private property created crime - I guess that rape is not a crime to them), counsel them to be nice, and to find ways to convince them that what they did is not appropriate. The main point that Progressives of this vein is that crimes are committed due to failures of the system to distribute wealth properly and to make all persons equally [in] capable of accomplishment.
As we wait to see what plans Obama will unveil in his big push to disarm Americans, I have wondered how many more people the Progressives would be willing to imprison. Locking up those who refuse to be disarmed would not hurt the sensibilities of Progressives as gun owners, who almost to a one earn enough to pay taxes, are not the victims but the problem. It is this group that must be targeted to be rendered powerless, then so be it.
Let's look firstly at the AR-15 type of firearm since an estimated *2,446,294 of these are owned privately. If these weapons are banned and marked for surrender or forced buybacks, and 95% (I am being extremely generous here) of those who own them acquiesce to this (yet) hypothetical seizure, how many new criminals would be created by a ban? I will generously assume that, of this number, 25% of them are owned by people who posses two of them, which reduces the total number by 611,573.5.