Friday, November 11, 2016
It Doesn't Work. Period
Gun control. It is inherently a failed effort. Its proponents think they can "control guns" by making laws against them. They can't. Experience shows that as soon as they ban a certain gun, it turns up in increasing numbers on the black market. Banning a certain kind of gun only creates a bigger illicit market in them. Gun laws only apply to people who OBEY laws, and those people are not the problem.
The people who ARE the problem are the criminals. And they don't obey laws. ANY laws. If their entire being is devoted to breaking the law, why would anybody expect them to obey a law that says they can't be armed? You can't. What they do is take advantage of the short-sighted laws against guns, that keep their intended victims unarmed and DEFENSELESS. Anti-gun fools look on in horror at the very THOUGHT of a society where all law-abiding people have the right to be armed in self defense.
That shows a certain IGNORANCE of human nature. As Robert Heinlein said, "An armed society is a polite society." What's more, an armed society is a safer society, since they have the means to fend off the "bad guys." All current efforts to"control guns" are futile, as we can see by the fact that where the gun laws are the tightest, gun crime is the worst.
Chicago is the best example of that. Australia is another. They have an almost complete gun ban there, and gun crime has INCREASED 300% since. Maybe one day the anti-gun fools will wake up and realize that their efforts only make things worse, and change their direction. But I'm not holding my breath until they do, because I don't like turning blue. (Bearing Arms)