quote of the day

from a new york daily news article on mayor bloomberg’s gun control initiatives.

“virginia is liberal in gun ownership, but our crime rate is very low,” explained jerry thompson, 41, owner of dominion shooting range inc., a richmond gun shop. “so we kind of thumb our nose at new york because gun laws are so restrictive there, but crime is higher.”

in truth, the per capita crime rate was almost three times higher in richmond than in new york city in 2004, according to the last full year of fbi data on major crimes.

ha! take that, richmond, virginia nra wingnuts! move to new york, give up your guns, and be statistically safer than you are now.

i’m sure that this is true for a lot more places other than richmond as well.