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oaklander
10-10-2007, 1:20 PM
The Brady Campaign has a friend in Cuba. Communist news service "La Prensa" appears to love doing hit pieces on U.S. Gun culture.

http://www.plenglish.com/article.asp?ID={6FD110FC-63B7-4368-B108-F571AFFFB4BC}&language=EN

US Police Fight Fire with Fire(arms)

Washington, Oct 8 (Prensa Laina) The increase of firearms on the streets of the United States has put so much pressure on Miami security forces that they have been ordered to equip themselves "with as many automatic weapons as they can," Miami Police Chief John Timoney said Monday.

Chief Timoney said his department should start an arms race that allows it to be on an equal footing with criminals, if it wants to stop murders, El Nuevo Herald daily reported.

It is Congress' fault, said the police chief, who recalled with pleasure a law passed by ex President Bill Clinton, prohibiting large and small-bore weapons imports, and regulating gun sales to the civilian population.

After Clinton signed that regulation in 1994, the number of incidents with automatic weapons decreased by over 75 percent, according to the Department of Justice statistics

However Congress refused to prolong the measure in 2004 and, as it legalized import of automatic weapons, it caused a new increase of crimes on US streets, Timoney told El Nuevo Herald.

He also complained of the legislation that hinders the Alcohol, Tobacco, and Fire Arms Agency from sharing information with police departments about movement and criminal use of weapons.

BaronW
10-10-2007, 1:29 PM
I WISH they legalized importation of automatic weapons...

CCWFacts
10-10-2007, 1:33 PM
After Clinton signed that regulation in 1994, the number of incidents with automatic weapons decreased by over 75 percent, according to the Department of Justice statistics

Well, the AWB didn't apply to FA weapons at all. It also didn't ban AR-15 type weapons; they only had to remove meaningless features like bayo lugs and they could keep selling the same guns as always.

Anyway, Cuba has a RKBA, sort of:

When no other recourse is possible, all citizens have the right to struggle through all means, including armed struggle, against anyone who tries to overthrow the political, social and economic order established in this Constitution.

http://en.wikisource.org/wiki/Constitution_of_Cuba

Sarah Brady and Michael Moore should move there.

RRangel
10-10-2007, 1:40 PM
Well, its not like it really matters what communist cuba says. After all they have no freedom of press or speech. That's about what one can expect from such a regime.

What is alarming is the similarity to our own leftist elite in media and government. That is especially true for the brady bunch and the like.

Subvertz
10-10-2007, 2:21 PM
My momma always said "If Cuba says it's OK, it must be OK"

oaklander
10-10-2007, 3:47 PM
Yes!

:D

Well, its not like it really matters what communist cuba says. After all they have no freedom of press or speach. That's about what one can expect from such a regime.

What is alarming is the similarity to our own leftist elite in media and government. That is especially true for the brady bunch and the like.