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181 Dead People Obeyed D.C.’s Gun-Control Law

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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.

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Jacob G. Hornberger is founder and president of The Future of Freedom Foundation. He was born and raised in Laredo, Texas, and received his B.A. in economics from Virginia Military Institute and his law degree from the University of Texas. He was a trial attorney for twelve years in Texas. He also was an adjunct professor at the University of Dallas, where he taught law and economics. In 1987, Mr. Hornberger left the practice of law to become director of programs at the Foundation for Economic Education. He has advanced freedom and free markets on talk-radio stations all across the country as well as on Fox News’ Neil Cavuto and Greta van Susteren shows and he appeared as a regular commentator on Judge Andrew Napolitano’s show Freedom Watch. View these interviews at LewRockwell.com and from Full Context. Send him email.