Last Saturday, the Washington Post reported a statistic that cannot possibly be true. The Post said that gun violence rose in Washington, D.C., in 2007, resulting in 181 killings. Non-fatal shootings were also up.
How can that possibly be true? Everyone knows that there is very strict gun control in Washington. How can there be gun violence where there is gun control? Don’t killers obey D.C.’s gun-control law?
I wonder how many of those Washington, D.C., victims wished they had a gun at the time they were being gunned down by murderers who failed to obey D.C.’s gun-control law.
Oh well, at least D.C. officials can take solace that at least those 181 good and law-abiding people obeyed D.C.’s gun-control law, even if it did cost them their lives.