Tuesday, July 5, 2016

Gun Laws Absolutely don't Work

Chicago has some of the toughest anti-gun laws in the nation. some of them are so tough, they have been declared unconstitutional. Yet over the July 4 weekend, 33 people were shot (Later figures show more). I hate to keep harping on this, but if I do, maybe some day somebody will actually notice, and DO something about that. Where did the shooters GET their guns? And how? ILLEGALLY, of course. Criminals don't obey laws. So laws making it illegal to own guns only affect honest, law-abiding people, not the criminals. So the only common sense way to reduce the deaths of innocent people at the hands of those criminals is to give the potential victims the ability to fight back. That means allowing them to have, and carry their own guns. Yes, that will INCREASE gun violence—for a while—as those honest people kill the users of illegal weapons who try to victimize them. Then it will go WAY down, and stay there, because most of those who do that violence will be dead. It's a simple solution, but one the anti-gun liberals won't even hear of. They think if everybody was armed, they would shoot each other over trifles—which criminals do, now. But, as Robert Heinlein said, “An armed society if a polite society,” for a good reason. It will no longer be a case of an armed man against an UNARMED person. All the current laws are USELESS to do the job for which they are designed. They know that, but they keep making them. If I had a dime for every time I said this, I'd be a rich man, now. But nobody's listening. (Chicago Tribune)

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