In 1994 the gummint decided to reduce the number of assault rifles on the street by passing ...drum roll please.... an Assault Weapons Ban!!!
Duh duh duh DUUUHHHHH!
At the time conservatives said "Use some common sense; that won't work. Criminals, (being criminals) will still get their hands on illegally procured assault weapons."
O' course, "Wild Willie" Klinton knew better than that...he's one them thar' superior liberals, after all. All violence will now stop thanks to Willie. Thank Gaia!
But, numbers from ATF show that between 1993 and last year, the number of AK-47s (that's an assault rifle for all the Leftards out there) increased by 749 PERCENT!!!
The ATF explains some of the increase thusly:
ATF says the increases in the first half of the 1990s are partly the result of wider usage of its weapons database by local law enforcement agencies. But after that point, the numbers reflect a real increase in tracings of AK-type guns, the agency acknowledged.
But the ATF shows only an 11 percent increase in these weapons since 2005, the year after the ban expired. Hence, the remaining 670 percent must have occurred DURING THE BAN.
Of course, libs had to "correct" the record:
2004 study by the Brady Center to Prevent Gun Violence concluded the U.S. ban on AKs and other guns was successful.uhhh.............yeah, r i i i I I I I i i ght
This article only mentions AK-47s, so how many other assault rifles (Steyr Aug, M16, M4, P90, etc. etc. etc.) were added to the arsenals of criminals, while ordinary citizens were restricted from obtaining the same weapons for defense against the heathen masses?
Hmmm...looks like conservatives were right again. Imagine that.