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I blame the expiration of assault weapons ban!

USA Today:

Police officer deaths plunged to their lowest midyear total in 43 years after an unusually deadly year for law enforcement officers, says a report released today by a national police advocacy group.

The review reflects declines in all major categories of officer fatalities, including traffic accidents and shootings, the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund found.

Overall deaths declined from 100 to 59 in the first six months of 2007 compared to the same period this year. The number of overall deaths is the lowest since 1965, when 55 officers were killed.

Midyear shooting deaths fell from 38 in 2007 to 21 this year, the lowest number since 1960, when 18 officers were killed by gunfire.

Must be all those gun control victories. Oh, they haven’t had any? Then I’m stumped.

3 Responses to “I blame the expiration of assault weapons ban!”

  1. Weer'd Beard Says:

    Also don’t the vast majority of Police officers die in traffic accidents?

  2. Boyd Says:

    Christ on a pogo stick! You’d think a fargin’ newspaper would hire writers that could actually, y’know, write, and editors that can, what’s the word, edit.

    Overall deaths declined from 100 to 59 in the first six months of 2007 compared to the same period this year.

    How brain dead do you have to be to A) write that sentence, or 2) read that sentence, and think, “Hey, that’s some fine writin’ there!”

    Sorry for the digression there, but that damn sentence just jumped off the monitor and slapped me in the face, so I couldn’t just sit there and take it.

  3. chris Says:

    It sounds like some folks are wearing their kevlar vests.