The gun control crowd is facing a setback. Sequestration is going to cut into federal gun control efforts.
U.S. News and World Report ran an article on the the federal government’s efforts in this regard. It concluded: “The U.S. court system has said that sequestration will have a major impact on the federal judiciary, including the furlough of some court employees, cuts to the federal defenders’ office and fewer probation officers for criminal offenders.”
Every federal agency is screaming bloody murder over sequestration. While the cuts are marginal at best, there are signs that there will be some reduction in law enforcement. One of the areas for cuts is gun control.
It turns out that the cities with the most anti-gun laws on the books, including Rahm Emanuel’s Chicago, have the lowest prosecution rate per capita. California and eastern New York State — read: New York City — are close to the bottom. The more laws on the books, the less enforcement. Should we be surprised?
Here are the districts that are lax: Eastern New York, Central California, and Northern Illinois. Out of 90 districts, these are 88, 89, and 90: the bottom of the pile. Their mayors are members of the national Mayors Against Illegal Guns campaign.
It turns out that where local laws are weaker, federal prosecutions are higher. This means rural areas. But now that sequestration is here, there will be fewer federal prosecutions.
All in all, these are hard times for anti-Second Amendment activists.