Friday, July 31, 2015

New, Powerful Argument

Against the current brand of gun control. It comes from Kurt Schlichter, a Los Angeles attorney and recently retired infantry colonel in the Army, and it is this: “Screw off!” He tells us there isn't a cogent argument that will penetrate the “concrete-lined skulls” of the anti-gun crowd because their “minds are made up, so don't confuse them with facts.” They don't recognize facts if they disagree with their preconceived notions. Everywhere guns are prohibited, murder and violent crime rates go up. Where guns are allowed to the “average citizen,” violent crime and murder rates go down. This is as predictable as the sun coming up in the morning and going down at night. But they don't accept that as “evidence.” It is, to them, merely an anomaly and means NOTHING in the long run in their “war against guns” in the hands of HONEST people. Never mind their laws do NOTHING to keep them out of the hands of CRIMINALS, who, by definition, do not OBEY laws. Those laws only serve to INCREASE gun violence and create more unarmed victims for criminals, who have no trouble getting their guns, no matter what the laws say. Their goal is not simply to eliminate guns, it is to increase their POWER over the rest of us. Chicago (where they have some of the tightest gun laws in the nation, coupled with some of the highest murder rates) means nothing to them. They ignore it, and continue to make their USELESS gun laws, which they call “common sense gun laws,” but are ANYTHING BUT common sense laws. (Bearing Arms)

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