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Editorializing Nonsense

Check out this editorial in the Atlanta Journal-Constipation. That could have been written by the Brady Campaign.

Not surprisingly, Northern states are getting tired of watching their residents gunned down by weapons imported from the South. That’s why New York City sued 27 gun shops, including some in Georgia, whose weapons showed up in crimes 800 miles away. Last year, four Georgia shops and 11 in other states settled the case and agreed to court-appointed monitoring of their sale practices.

Of course, New York’s largest source of guns is… New York itself!

Among the allegations in the lawsuits: Adventure Outdoors of Smyrna was the source of at least 21 handguns recovered at New York crime scenes between 1994 and 2001. The suits also contend that at least 126 weapons first sold by the Gun Store in Doraville were recovered in New York crime investigations between 1996 and 2000.

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Among the allegation in the lawsuits: Adventure Motors of Smyrna was the source of at least 21 vehicles wrecked in drunk driving accidents in New York between 1994 and 2001. The suits also contend that at least 126 bottles of Jim Beam sold by the Booze Barn in Doraville were recovered from drunk drivers between 1996 and 2000.

So. Ms. Downey, do you believe we should sue Jim Beam and Adventure motors? Wouldn’t that be patently ridiculous? Why is it good to hold gun shop owners responsible for criminal action when they are not breaking the law? Oh, right, because you have no idea what you’re talking about.

3 Responses to “Editorializing Nonsense”

  1. Being a child of the South, I can tell you that Atlanta in Georgia is roughly the equivalent of Chicago in Illinois. Atlanta is like a different world unto itself in the midst of a thoroughly conservative southern state. The Atlanta Constitution, of course, panders to the liberals in their reading area. They have been known through the years for taking radical positions that most Georgians find appalling.

    The only reason I go down there is to see the Braves.

  2. jaysview says:

    Adventure Outdoors has sold over 40,000 firearms between 1994 and 2001. You could say Adventure Motors of Smyrna was the source of at least 21 vehicles wrecked in drunk driving accidents in New York between 1994 and 2001 out of over 40,000 sold during the period. That is at most .0005 % of Adventure Motor’s vehicles wrecked in drunk driving accidents in New York between 1994 and 2001. Does math count with logic?

  3. scattershot says:

    I live in the vicinity of Atlanta. On October 10,2002 the AJC published an article entitled “College Students Risk Future for Gun Trade”. The article described the results of ATF action to arrest some people buying guns in Georgia and reselling them in NYC. I am not aware of a follow up story depicting the outcome of these arrests. You have to pay a fee to retrieve this item from their archives.

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