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Sequestration Undermines Federal Gun Control.

Written by Gary North on March 29, 2013

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.

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9 thoughts on “Sequestration Undermines Federal Gun Control.

  1. Less prosecution unfavorable for the anti Second Amendment crowd. Just doesn't calculate for me. Seems less prosecution, more crime would lead to public opinion pushing for more gun control. I must have missed something.

  2. We have a problem, I keep hearing and even participating in bashing the democrats. I agree they are bad but I have to admit that the republicans are also bad. One blames the other and we are separated on our concentration. They are both to blame.
    When we send someone to represent us and all they do is feather their own nest and make laws that are good for us but not for them, we have a problem. Who are you proud of for the job they have done in Washington??? If we had an honest politician everyone would know their name and they would have been eliminated.

  3. If we will have fewer probation officers for criminals,,,well do what the government does,,,let them go. Put them back on the streets no matter they have done.

  4. Our elected officials have forgotten the premise of being elected to government, they all lie to get into the government and lie to work their way to Washington for the big bucks from special interest groups.
    No one does it for the Constitution anymore its all about the money and what is in it for them……………………..

  5. I sure would like to see some or any developments on the war against governmental corruption. We have wars against crime, wars against guns, wars against drugs, etc, but are we not addressing wars against corruption,,,and I mean on both political sides. We are surrounded by liars, cheats and thieves but nothing is ever done about that. We have not seen any new developments about the Benghazi scandal, Fast and Furious, Solyndra,,whew, I bet everybody forgot about Solyndra. And let's not forget the real reason behind GUN CONTROL. We have a government that is stockpiling guns, ammo and armored vehicles which nobody is addressing that,,,and the government wants to take our guns under the guise of protecting the children? Let's not let a good crisis go to waste,,,you remember that one?

  6. How about the federal government safe some money by limiting the use of Air Force One as Obama's private taxi service. Also, 1.6 billion rounds of amunition has been purchased by DHS? Something really smells here.

  7. its a fait accompli my friends… everyone seems to be forgetting that der fuehrer 's private army was approved and funded, in its entirety, in the healthcare bill, and these goons will be his flying monkeys… they're putting all the toads, us, in the same pot, and asking if we like the warming water of anarchy… all but the wringing of hands and gnashing of teeth has occurred and our fate is sealed… fact is, we were proven collectively to be too damn stupid to climb out of the pot when we had the chance last november…

  8. El Kabong says:

    Rapists and murderers should not be let go.

  9. El Kabong says:

    You hit the nail on the head.