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Police Forensic Scientist At Newtown States As Expert That An Assault Weapons Ban Won’t Work

February 5, 2013

Facts are to a liberal what sunlight is to a vampire.

I want you to notice: not only are “assault weapons” not being used in crimes; but even weapons that share the same CALIBUR aren’t being used in crimes:

Police forensic scientist at Newtown hearing: ‘Assault weapons’ ban won’t work
3:46 PM 02/04/2013
Patrick Howley

The forensic scientist for the Bridgeport, Conn. Police Department sharply  criticized proposed assault weapon and high-capacity magazine bans and pointed  out the small number of crimes committed by high-capacity weapons in public hearing testimony last week.

Marshall K. Robinson, who said his area of expertise is “firearm and tool  mark identification,” testified at the Gun Violence Prevention Working Group, which  was convened at the Connecticut State Capitol in response to the Sandy Hook  Elementary School shooting. There he opposed statements from many of the other  1,300 speakers in attendance advocating for banning high-capacity AR-15 and  AK-47 firearms.

Robinson pointed out that less than two percent of the firearms he has  examined since 1996 that have been linked to violent crime in Bridgeport have  been the caliber of AR-15 or AK-47 weapons.

“Since November 1996, I have examined approximately 2,370 firearms. Of that  number 36 of them were either .223/5.56 mm or 7.62×39 mm,” Robinson said. “The  percentage of those guns was about [1.5 percent].”

“I did further research on homicides and assaults in the years 2006 to 2012  inclusive. Of the 217 such cases, there were 912 bullets and 466 cartridge cases  recovered. One assault involved .223 caliber and none involved 7.63×39 mm  caliber. The largest number cartridge cases recovered in one case was 37 and  that involved two guns. The investigations that involved the recovery of eleven  or more cartridge cases was 22. Of the 22 cases, 21 involved 2 or more guns,” Robinson added.

Robinson went on to criticize past gun control measures and argued that new  proposals will not work to reduce violent crime in any meaningful way.

“These are real numbers from real cases in a real city police department.  This is not something made up or fabricated. High capacity magazines have been ‘banned’ before. It proved nothing and the ban was lifted a few years ago,” he  said. “There are many guns in existence, since the 1860s, which hold more than  10 cartridges, the early Winchester lever action rifles, for example, and many  tubefeed 22 caliber rifles. There are some modern firearms for which no other  magazine exist. What do you propose we do with them?”

“In your infinite wisdom, you outlawed bayonet lugs, flash hiders, and  collapsible stocks,” he testified. “In over forty years of being a firearm and  tool mark examiner, I have never seen these components inflict any injury  whatsoever on any person. In your infinite wisdom, you outlawed fully automatic  firearms that have the capability of firing a single shot. Ladies and gentlemen,  I really need help with that one.”

“We all agree that the Newtown case is a tragedy. I submit to you that you  cannot legislate away insanity, which I think is the root cause of this case,” Robinson said. “Laws must be passed based on research and logical thinking, not  on emotions.”

Robinson also works at the state police forensic lab in Meriden, Conn.

Marshall K. Robinson testimony

A member of FreeRepublic posted these statistics on homicides around the world:

From the World Health Organization:

The latest Murder Statistics for the world:

Murders per 100,000 citizens

Honduras 91.6

El Salvador 69.2

Cote d’lvoire 56.9

Jamaica 52.2

Venezuela 45.1

Belize 41.4

US Virgin Islands 39.2

Guatemala 38.5

Saint Kits and Nevis 38.2

Zambia 38.0

Uganda 36.3

Malawi 36.0

Lesotho 35.2

Trinidad and Tobago 35.2

Colombia 33.4

South Africa 31.8

Congo 30.8

Central African Republic 29.3

Bahamas 27.4

Puerto Rico 26.2

Saint Lucia 25.2

Dominican Republic 25.0

Tanzania 24.5

Sudan 24.2

Saint Vincent and the Grenadines 22.9

Ethiopia 22.5

Guinea 22.5

Dominica 22.1

Burundi 21.7

Democratic Republic of the Congo 21.7

Panama 21.6

Brazil 21.0

Equatorial Guinea 20.7

Guinea-Bissau 20.2

Kenya 20.1

Kyrgyzstan 20.1

Cameroon 19.7

Montserrat 19.7

Greenland 19.2

Angola 19.0

Guyana 18.6

Burkina Faso 18.0

Eritrea 17.8

Namibia 17.2

Rwanda 17.1

Mexico 16.9

Chad 15.8

Ghana 15.7

Ecuador 15.2

North Korea 15.2

Benin 15.1

Sierra Leone 14.9

Mauritania 14.7

Botswana 14.5

Zimbabwe 14.3

Gabon 13.8

Nicaragua 13.6

French Guiana 13.3

Papua New Guinea 13.0

Swaziland 12.9

Bermuda 12.3

Comoros 12.2

Nigeria 12.2

Cape Verde 11.6

Grenada 11.5

Paraguay 11.5

Barbados 11.3

Togo 10.9

Gambia 10.8

Peru 10.8

Myanmar 10.2

Russia 10.2

Liberia 10.1

Costa Rica 10.0

Nauru 9.8

Bolivia 8.9

Mozambique 8.8

Kazakhstan 8.8

Senegal 8.7

Turks and Caicos Islands 8.7

Mongolia 8.7

British Virgin Islands 8.6

Cayman Islands 8.4

Seychelles 8.3

Madagascar 8.1

Indonesia 8.1

Mali 8.0

Pakistan 7.8

Moldova 7.5

Kiribati 7.3

Guadeloupe 7.0

Haiti 6.9

Timor-Leste 6.9

Anguilla 6.8

Antigua and Barbuda 6.8

Lithuania 6.6

Uruguay 5.9

Philippines 5.4

Ukraine 5.2

Estonia 5.2

Cuba 5.0

Belarus 4.9

Thailand 4.8

Suriname 4.6

Laos 4.6

Georgia 4.3

Martinique 4.2

And

The United States 4.2

ALL the countries above America have 100% gun bans

If I cite Chicago and point out that the city with a complete BAN on handguns has out-of-control handgun violence, doctraire liberal ideologues (which basically means garden-variety liberals) will claim that we need a national gun ban in order for any ban to work.

Chicago and all the liberal cities with gun bans prove them wrong.  The rest of the world proves them wrong.

They are wrong.

This is another example of Obama shoving the stimulus through claiming millions of shovel-ready jobs.  After getting his pork-laden Democrat-benefitting boondoggle, he admitted that “Shovel-ready was not as … uh .. shovel-ready as we expected.”  It was governing by demagoguing crisis.  Then he did the same thing with his ObamaCare, shoving it through Congress with a whole array of lies that have been proven to have been outright lies about access, about cost, about everything.  It was governing by demagoguing crisis.

Now he’s doing it with guns.

Obama is the quintessential fascist.  He is exactly why the founding fathers provided the 2nd Amendment as a means to protect ourselves against tyrants.

If you truly want to ban something that is dangerous and evil, ban Democrats.

Obama’s Newtown Speech, Or Why Americans Won’t Have Guns To Protect Themselves From The Government Of The Coming Antichrist

December 17, 2012

The president who is responsible for the 55 million innocent babies in America butchered by abortion is exploiting the murder of twenty more to justify the goal that liberals have sought for America just as they sought it in Stalin’s Russia, Hitler’s Germany, Mao’s China, Pol Pot’s Cambodia, Kim’s North Korea, Castro’s Cuba, etc. etc.

I heard Obama’s Newtown speech yesterday evening.  He made it crystal clear he’s going to exploit the tragedy in Newtown, Connecticut to go after the Constitution, the 2nd Amendment, your guns and your ability to protect yourselves.

Obama basically blathered religious platitudes for the first third of the speech, then offered a transition that went from “we all want to protect our kids” to “but parents can’t do it alone” to “we need a Big Brother state to confiscate all the guns so children will be safe.”  Those aren’t quotes, but that was the logic of the speech.

A transcript of the speech will show what I am saying: Obama began by quoting 2 Corinthians 4:16-18.   And who can’t see how obviously that passage logically transitions to the statement, “so we’re coming after you’re guns now.”  Which is why Obama said this:

It comes as a shock at a certain point where you realize no matter how much you love these kids, you can’t do it by yourself, that this job of keeping our children safe and teaching them well is something we can only do together, with the help of friends and neighbors, the help of a community and the help of a nation.

And in that way we come to realize that we bear responsibility for every child, because we’re counting on everybody else to help look after ours, that we’re all parents, that they are all our children.

This is our first task, caring for our children. It’s our first job. If we don’t get that right, we don’t get anything right. That’s how, as a society, we will be judged.

And by that measure, can we truly say, as a nation, that we’re meeting our obligations?

Can we honestly say that we’re doing enough to keep our children, all of them, safe from harm?

Can we claim, as a nation, that we’re all together there, letting them know they are loved and teaching them to love in return?

Can we say that we’re truly doing enough to give all the children of this country the chance they deserve to live out their lives in happiness and with purpose?

I’ve been reflecting on this the last few days, and if we’re honest with ourselves, the answer’s no. We’re not doing enough. And we will have to change. Since I’ve been president, this is the fourth time we have come together to comfort a grieving community torn apart by mass shootings, fourth time we’ve hugged survivors, the fourth time we’ve consoled the families of victims.

And in between, there have been an endless series of deadly shootings across the country, almost daily reports of victims, many of them children, in small towns and in big cities all across America, victims whose — much of the time their only fault was being at the wrong place at the wrong time.

We can’t tolerate this anymore. These tragedies must end. And to end them, we must change. […]

In the coming weeks, I’ll use whatever power this office holds to engage my fellow citizens, from law enforcement, to mental health professionals, to parents and educators, in an effort aimed at preventing more tragedies like
this, because what choice do we have? We can’t accept events like this as routine.

You can’t keep your kids safe on your own.  You need your families and your neighbors.  And that means you need your Obama Big Brother State, too.  And the only way you can protect your children is to completely disarm yourselves and trust completely in Obama for your safety.  That’s the logic of Obama’s rhetoric.

Obama says America has to change to protect her children.

This is the thing: any fool can quote the Bible.  Obama and Satan both have this in common.  So let me quote it to so I can describe the real problem that is plaguing America.  And no, it isn’t our guns or our 2nd Amendment:

“But mark this: There will be terrible times in the last days.  People will be lovers of themselves, lovers of money, boastful, proud, abusive, disobedient to their parents, ungrateful, unholy, without love, unforgiving, slanderous, without self-control, brutal, not lovers of the good, treacherous, rash, conceited, lovers of pleasure rather than lovers of God–having a form of godliness but denying its power. Have nothing to do with them.” — 2 Timothy 3:1-5

That’s the reason we are suffering a plague of evil.  It isn’t guns; we’ve always had guns.  It’s last-days end-times evil that is metastasizing like the most aggressive form of stage 4 cancer under this president of God damn America.  But mark this: evil always exploits evil in order to perpetuate still more evil.

You want to change America, Obama?  How about if you have the moral wisdom to understand what John Adams told you:

“Our Constitution was made only for a moral and religious people. It is wholly inadequate to the government of any other.”

How about if you had the moral wisdom to understand what George Washington told you:

“Of all the habits and dispositions which lead to political prosperity, religion and morality are indispensable supports.”

How about if you truly respect morality and religion and stop warring on them?  That would be a change, too, you know.  And unlike what you propose, it would actually fix the problem and like icing on a delicious cake, it would not mean creating a police state to crush the people’s constitutional guarantees.

Liberals have given us a Holocaust nine times larger than Hitler’s with more than 55 million innocent human beings murdered since Roe v. Wade in 1973.  Obama said on December 14:

“The majority of those who died today were children — beautiful, little kids between the ages of 5 and 10 years old. They had their entire lives ahead of them — birthdays, graduations, weddings, kids of their own.”

Let me ask you, liberal: how in the hell did the 55 million babies you murdered NOT have their entire lives ahead of them before you snuffed them out as if human life meant nothing at all?

And you have the moral idiocy to wonder how in the world a culture that has brutally murdered one-sixth of its entire population could produce someone who wouldn’t value the lives of children???

Liberals and Democrats and socialists have purged the Ten Commandments from our culture.  Their demonic judges have ruled that we cannot tolerate the Ten Commandments in public schools because:

“If the posted copies of the Ten Commandments are to have any effect at all, it will be to induce the schoolchildren to read, meditate upon, perhaps to venerate and obey, the Commandments”

We can only speculate what would have happened had liberals allowed the Ten Commandments to be posted so that gunman  Adam Lanza could have had a chance to “venerate and obey the Ten Commandments.”  It is frankly beyond amazing that liberals would rather have the “terrible times” of murderous children than allow America’s kids to reflect on the sacred dignity of human life represented in the Commandment, “Thou shalt not murder.”

Democrats have perverted and poisoned culture to the point that the soul of America is as dead as the 55 million babies they’ve butchered.  They have redefined marriage and redefined the family.  They have pumped atheism and random-change evolution into the minds of children while dredging any scintilla of the knowledge of God out of those same minds.

I’ve written about this before.  But this is different.  When I wrote about it before, Obama was merely posturing; now he has his second term and can ignore the Constitution and impose whatever tyranny he wants without fear of having to face a reelection – that according to his most ardent supporters.   Even as other of his most ardent supporters are publicly calling for Obama to act like the fascist third-world dictator he is and jail the GOP and everyone who disagrees with his “fundamental transformation” of America.

In this shooting in a public school, the government just proved that it can’t even protect people in its very own buildings in its very own system even in a state that has the toughest gun control laws in the entire nation like Connecticut.  And the obvious question is, “If they can’t protect your child in a government school, how are you supposed to protect them in your homes without guns when the police are few and far away?  Do you think your harsh language or your Kung fu is that good, do you?  And yet Democrats are now saying, “Disarm yourselves so you have no possible chance to protect yourselves.  Let Obama protect you.  And if Obama doesn’t protect you, you and your children should die.”

If home invasion terrorists break down the door of my house, I have something that Obama absolutely visceral despises: I have the means to protect my family and my property.  Obama despises that because he wants me powerless, helpless, dependent and weak so that I have to turn to him and to his tyrant State.

Bill O’Reilly put it simply in one of his programs recently: “If somebody is trying to kill me, I want to have the ability to defend myself.”  Liberals don’t want you to have that freedom or that ability.  Just as Stalin didn’t want Russians to have it; Hitler didn’t want Germans to have it; Mao didn’t want Chinese to have it; Pol Pot didn’t want Cambodians to have it, and the dictators of North Korea don’t want their people to have it.

President Obama is surrounded by guns.  If he really wants to take away guns, he should announce that he is starting with his own security rather than remove that security from millions of Americans.  I’m guessing that won’t be his big announcement notifying us about how he’s going to change America.  That’s because he knows that taking away his own security would be foolish; but he’s no more foolish than the cunning mass-murdering dictator Stalin to take away the security from everyone else.

What is happening all around us right now in this nation?  We are letting out dangerous criminals out of prisons by the truckload because our government and our very system are breaking down.  Obama has so massively loaded up the welfare system with debt that he now has to let out hundreds of thousands of criminal predators across the nation.  The logic is: “Don’t worry; Obama will save you from all the violent convicts he just freed from the jails.”  The American people are in a war, only in this war instead of being allowed to fight to defend ourselves and our families Obama is calling upon us to disarm and surrender to the violence that his political philosophy has bequeathed America these last fifty years.

A haunting passage in the Book of Revelation depicts this not-faraway state of affairs:

Anyone who is destined for prison will be taken to prison. Anyone destined to die by the sword will die by the sword. This means that God’s holy people must endure persecution patiently and remain faithful.”–Revelation 13:10

When the Antichrist comes, there will be no power left on earth that can stop him.  And the reason there will be no power on earth that can stop him will be because liberals will have already taken any power capable of stopping him out of the hands of the people before he comes.

But mark this: There will be terrible times in the God damn America of the last days.  And the same slanderous enemies of God who gave us those terrible times will exploit them to set themselves up for the real horrors that are to come.

The beast is coming, and no, you won’t have any way to protect yourself or your family from the raw tyrant power of his government.

The very things that we’re doing right now is why the beast is coming.

Which is why in other news Iran has under the Obama administration developed the capability to manufacture 24 plutonium bombs – so far.  After the same principles that now compose the Obama administration openly mocked the possibility of Iran developing nuclear weapons when George Bush was president and tried to warn America.  And Armageddon, here we come.

I don’t want to end this on an angry note.  So I’ll say this: after Obama’s reelection, I strongly considered buying a so-called “assault weapon” before Obama and the Democrats take my rights away.  But I have decided not to.  That’s my right as an American: to decide whether I and my family need more security or not.  In our case, we have placed our trust in Jesus Christ and believe that He is coming to take us with Him in the Rapture.  Were it not for that faith, I’d be getting ready for the Antichrist to come and I would believe I needed that assault weapon so when his government came to my door to drag me away, I could at least resist my own execution.  And my question to you is this: what’s YOUR plan to be ready?