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Thursday, April 10, 2008

Obama unconceals gun control position

Gun control has always been a hot button issue here in Pennsylvania, and Obama has just added fuel to the fire by coming out against concealed carry. His complaint essentially boils down to the fear that if people are allowed to carry handguns we will see an outburst of "wild west" style shootouts as short tempers lead to itchy trigger fingers.

We have 39 states that have the right to carry; it has been around for decades. So, where are these massacres we keep hearing about? If these fears even had the slightest basis in reality, we would see the news awash in the blood of gun violence, people randomly shooting each other to settle a scratch on a car or to settle a score.

And yet none of this has happened. What's actually happened has shown us that the advocates for concealed carry were right: "an armed society is a polite society."

What will happen if we disallow people from defending themselves is not that gun violence will go down, but it will go up because the wolves among us will know that the law-abiding have been disarmed, and therefore safe to attack; defenseless sheep waiting to be torn into.


Blogger Chris said...

I econometricly proved (along with the rest of my class) that concealed gun laws have no affect on violent crime- the the biggest determinant of crime levels was the culture of that state itself

C Smith

Sun Apr 13, 08:00:00 PM EDT  
Blogger mAc Chaos said...

Tell that to John Lott.

Mon Apr 14, 01:27:00 AM EDT  

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