How about solving murders instead of gun control?

Homicide TV show title wikipediaMarch 10, 2013

By John Seiler

California already has among the country’s most restrictive gun laws. Not satisfied with existing attacks on our Second Amendment “right to keep and bear arms,” the state Legislature is pushing even more restrictive legislation. Supposedly it would reduce murders. Although the evidence shows the opposite: that “More Guns, Less Crime,” because the more armed honest citizens are, the better they can deter criminals.

Instead, how about if the Legislature enacted laws to make sure more homicides are solved? According to the Bee, Sacramento County — the very home of the state government — has “an appallingly long list of local unsolved homicides.

“The sheriff’s department counts 140 uncleared homicides from 2000 through 2012. There are 16, including Jessica [Funk-Haslam], from last year — the most since 2005. The Sacramento Police Department says it has at least 120 from 2000 through 2012.”


“Statewide from 2000 through 2009, there were more than 22,800 homicides, but only about 12,400 were solved during that decade. The ratio of unsolved homicides to total cases is much worse in other big counties — including Alameda, Los Angeles and San Francisco — than in Sacramento.”

So 46 percent of murders aren’t being solved.

Why isn’t solving these murders the first priority of our police and sheriffs, with their massive pay, perks and pensions? Isn’t public safety the main reason we have government in the first place, with its incredible cost in taxation, regulation and control?

As to gun control, only honest people would follow it. The thousands — literally thousands — of murderers still running loose in this state won’t follow new gun laws any more than they did the laws against murder.

More gun control also would disarm the innocent, leaving us soft prey for those thousands of murderers out there eager, because the government is too incompetent to catch them, to kill and kill again.


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  1. Rob Morse
    Rob Morse 10 March, 2013, 08:37

    When I read the proposed California gun laws, I only see restrictions on responsible gun owners. 90 percent of the gun crime comes from gangs and I didn’t see a single law cracking down on them. Let’s face it. Drug gangs can move a few pounds of firearms into our cities since they already know how to move tons of drugs.

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  2. Scott Zickefoose
    Scott Zickefoose 10 March, 2013, 11:17

    Gun control never was about crime, just about control of the people.

    It seems that our politicians want to control our people by one method or another. The right wants to do it by laws (mostly) and the left wants to do it by money (mostly). Either way it seems the idea is to make it so that an individual can’t do anything on his or her own.

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  3. Hondo
    Hondo 10 March, 2013, 16:23

    93% of all felons in amerika are self identified democrats. The Demoncrats can’t be solving murders. That would involve putting potential voters in jail. I was once working on a district attorney’s campaign. He was running for reelection. This was an inner city. It became obvious to everyone that the voters were voting for the other side because the current DA had put too many of the voters kids in jail. Certain neighborhoods we couldn’t go door to door asking for votes because we could get shot or beat up.
    I used to be an anti gun nut till it became obvious to me that the govt (demoncrats) won’t and can’t protect us from crime.

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  4. Sean Morham
    Sean Morham 11 March, 2013, 12:46

    It it certain that some of our publice servants have accepted money/goods/services from our Southern neighbors. That some are on the payroll of cartels is plausible. Is any of this treason? Perhaps, in another place and times…

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  5. bubba
    bubba 11 March, 2013, 19:11

    I am sure Rastis and Clyde and all the gang bangers is South Central, Modesto, Fresno, Bakersfield, Sacramento et. al., are just ecstatic about more unarmed citizens! And of course Sen. DiFi who just can’t wait to take away our guns, carries one herself!

    Well like they say…”Dictators prefer unarmed subjects”!

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