A plaque remaining from the Big Apple Night Club at West 135th Street and Seventh Avenue in Harlem.

Above, a 1934 plaque from the Big Apple Night Club at West 135th Street and Seventh Avenue in Harlem. Discarded as trash in 2006. Now a Popeyes fast food restaurant on Google Maps.

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Entry from June 13, 2022
“If guns cause crime, then matches cause arson”

"If guns cause crime, then matches cause arson” is a pro-gun saying that has been printed on many images.

“Do guns cause murder? Do matches cause arson?” was printed in the The Desert Sun (Palm Springs, CA) on March 23, 1993. “If guns cause crime, then matches cause arson” was posted on the newsgroup rec.music.makers.guitar on September 11, 1993. “There’s another bumper sticker that says ‘If guns cause crime, matches cause arson’” was printed in the Ottawa (ON) Citizen on April 2, 1994.


Newspapers.com
23 March 1993, The Desert Sun (Palm Springs, CA), “Letters to the Editor,” pg. A12, col. 4:
Do guns cause murder? Do matches cause arson?
(...)
Anita Rufus
President, NOW
Palm Springs Area Chapter
Palm Springs

Newspapers.com
5 September 1993, Tyler (TX) Courier-Times-Telegraph, “29 Cent Forum,” sec. 1, pg. 4, col. 3:
Just as a case can be made to support the concept that guns cause crime, so can the same methods be applied to prove that matches cause arson and medical hospitals cause death.
(...)
Bill S. Bessonett Jr.
Tyler

Google Groups: rec.music.makers.guitar
Rush FTp Site
Andrew Westmeyer
Sep 11, 1993, 5:36:27 PM
(...)
“If guns cause crime, then matches cause arson.”

Newspapers.com
10 November 1993, Jackson (TN) Sun, “Letters,” pg. 11A, col. 3:
If guns cause crime, matches cause arson and automobiles cause drunken drivers!
(...)
William C. “Jake” Kelly

Google Groups: alt.rush-limbaugh
A ROOMFUL OF RUSH (Rush Rooms list)
keba...@msuvx1.memst.edu
Nov 25, 1993, 10:13:51 AM
(...)
**x*dna******If Guns Cause Crime, Matches Cause Arson!******** \\S//

Newspapers.com
2 April 1994, Ottawa (ON) Citizen, “Guns ‘R’ Us mentality thrives on worn logic” by Chris Cobb, pg. B2, col. 6:
There’s another bumper sticker that says “If guns cause crime, matches cause arson.” The well-worn logic makes perfect sense to gun enthusiasts.

Twitter
David F. Bills
@dfbills
Replying to @drewr
@drewr If Guns cause Crime, then Matches cause Arson.If Guns cause Crime, then Matches cause Arson.
10:20 AM · Jul 17, 2008·Twitter Web Client

Twitter
thadson
@thadson
20. If guns cause crime, then matches cause arson.
5:27 PM · Dec 16, 2008·Twitter Web Client

Twitter
Joe Crawford
@Joe_Crawford
interesting quote: “If guns cause crime, then matches cause arson.”
11:30 AM · Feb 4, 2009·Twitter Web Client

Twitter
Armed N Dangerous
@ILamy7
If #guns cause crime
Matches cause arson....
(The following text is shown on a shirt.—ed.)
If guns cause crime,
Matches cause arson.
Prevent forest fires.
Register matches.
2:06 PM · Jun 28, 2013·Twitter for iPhone

Twitter
Paul Leitner-Wise
@PaulLeitnerWise
If guns cause crimes, do matches cause arson? ~ Unknown Author
3:32 AM · Jul 13, 2013·twitterfeed

Reddit—Progun
Posted by u/PgARmed June 5, 2020
Good for Thought (and Freedom)
FIREARMS REFRESHER COURSE
(...)
20. If guns cause crime, then matches cause arson.
(...)
IF YOU AGREE, PASS THIS “REFRESHER” ON TO TEN FREE CITIZENS.
Bill Haynes (Col, USAF, Ret)

Twitter
(# 214 bei Böhmermann) gab.ai/woli2017
@woli2017
Replying to @L1964 @steveo_moose and @wahlstedt007
Why Switzerland is still populated? 30% of the households are armed…
Let’s formulate differently: If guns cause crimes, matches cause arson. Same logics…
6:50 PM · Apr 19, 2022·Twitter Web App

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