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Leaked DOJ document: “assault weapons are not a major contributor to US gun homicide”

Greg Ridgeway, a high level DOJ official, admits that gun control is not effective in stopping crime, but calls for massive gun control anyway.

In an internal nine page document, not meant for public distribution, a high-ranking Obama official admits that gun control doesn’t work and so-called “assault weapons” are almost never used in crimes.

Greg Ridgeway, a high level official in the Obama administration, is the author of the document. He says that even a high-capacity magazine ban, without confiscating all existing magazines, would be ineffective.

Ridgeway wants to confiscate high capacity magazines and make law abiding citizens register their guns and ammo! All future ammo sales would have to be done with a background check and logged for Federal records.

A leaked document for the National Institute of Justice [NIJ] admits “assault rifles” kill very few Americans each year. However, the same document calls for massive gun control anyway! The NIJ is part of the Eric Holder control Department of Justice.

In the past twelve months non-military Federal agencies have ordered over 2 billion rounds of ammo. They have also ordered thousands of fully automatic weapons. Federal law enforcement is rapidly being transformed into a parallel US military. This is something commonly done under totalitarian dictatorships.

View entire nine page document.

From NIJ document…

In order to have an impact, large capacity magazine regulation needs to sharply curtail their availability to include restrictions on importation, manufacture, sale, and possession. An exemption for previously owned magazines would nearly eliminate any impact. The program would need to be coupled with an extensive buyback of existing large capacity magazines. With an exemption the impact of the restrictions would only be felt when the magazines degrade or when they no longer are compatible with guns in circulation. This would take decades to realize.

Supply sources can vary in different parts of the country. An NIJ funded study of the Los Angeles illicit gun market noted: “Results showed that many crime guns were first purchased at local—that is, in county—licensed dealers, rather than from out-of-state. That is, contrary to the conventional wisdom that crime guns were being trafficked across state borders from places with less stringent regulations, such as Arizona and Nevada, we found that a majority of the guns used in crimes were purchased in Los
Angeles County.”

Prior to the 1994 ban, assault weapons were used in 2-8% of crimes. Therefore a complete elimination of assault weapons would not have a large impact on gun homicides.

Since assault weapons are not a major contributor to US gun homicide and the existing stock of guns is large, an assault weapon ban is unlikely to have an impact on gun violence. If coupled with a gun buyback and no exemptions then it could be effective.