FACT: According to the FBI, since the previous ban on certain semi-automatic rifles sunset in 2004, gun ownership has increased and crime has decreased.
FACT: According to the FBI, twice as many people are killed with an assailant's hands, fists or feet -- and almost five times as many with a knife -- than with a rifle. Furthermore, the gun-death statistics that trotted out are invariably skewed by gang-on-gang violence.
FACT: The murders in Newtown, as well as those in Aurora, Virginia Tech, Columbine and other places, occurred in so-called "gun-free zones." Politicians are under the delusion that simply posting a sign will make people safe. Estimates are that the sociopathic killer in Newtown broke 20 existing gun laws, including entering a "gun-free zone" with a gun. And murder is also against the law no matter the weapon.
H/T: Patriot Post