All gun free zones are criminal hunting preserves and death zones for the law abiding
If gun grabbers claim that places like Chicago and California suffer from seepage of guns from other states that causes their crime rates to rise, then why do the places the guns originated from have lower crime rates? Here’s why: it doesn’t matter where a gun comes from. Chicago and California have higher rates of crime because those areas are more conducive to criminal activity.
Criminalizing the ownership, use and carriage of firearms increases crime to those areas. It’s proven that an inability to resist criminals is what they seek when looking for a hunting ground. Chicago makes it so difficult to arm and defend yourself that criminals have no trouble finding victims. It’s a simple equation.
Marching on Capitol Hill will not stop criminals. Laws passed with emotional fervor and tears won’t stop criminals. Making law-abiding citizens into criminals will not stop criminals and actually creates MORE of them. Yet that’s exactly what’s being proposed in so many ways with new gun control legislation.
Is the math not clear? Law abiding gun owners aren’t part of the problem. They’re one of the elements of the solution.
Many of the people arguing for more gun control laws are asking for “real solutions” but don’t seem to understand that there’s not – and never will be – a substitute for lethal force when lives are at stake. The main reason that police are effective at all is that they’re armed and travel in groups. It’s standard procedure for any call with any possibly armed threat.
Bloodshed is not stopped with words, declarations or edicts. Not even the presence of badges stops bloodshed. The imminent threat of bodily harm and inflicting said bodily harm is all that there is, has been and will be when faced with people bent on harming others senselessly. If there was another solution then calling the police wouldn’t be needed.
Guns don’t make good people go bad, or bad people any worse. They’re the only thing that a good person can count on when faced with a deadly threat.
You can’t decrease the lethality of a gun. You can’t strip it of features, lower its ammunition capacity, pad it with foam and declare it safe for the masses. That only makes it less effective but still just as lethal.
That’s why they’re useful to those who serve and protect, why only state of the art firearms are used by security personnel protecting politicians and why we as citizens (because everyone is a citizen) deserve access to the best. Trying to legislate firearms advances back a century or so won’t make this country any safer. It will only make armed self defense less effective by forcing the law abiding to use inferior tools. It won’t stop criminals, it will only impede those bound by the law who choose to comply. Which will not be cops, soldiers, politicians and their security details, or criminals. Just your average citizen.
Heh. Like to the ruling class, this is a bad thing.
Face it: for all their talk of egalitarianism and fairness, what irks the political leftist more than anything else is that the US attempts to create a system in which anyone can rise — one in which the Duck Dynasty crowd can own the same kinds of helicopters as a well-bred NY City Mayor, or a pawn shop owner in Vegas can grow wealthier than an Ivy League educated government Czar.
Some pigs were born to be more equal than others. This is an unspoken article of faith for “progressives”. And free market capitalism and a constitutional republic makes it more difficult, in the left’s estimation, for the real cream to rise to the top. Namely, them. It’s ironic, of course, that collectivists would desire a clearly demarcated and permanent class system. But it’s not at all surprising. Because the only reason they preach collectivism is that they believe in a collectivist society, they’ll be part of that small, crucially important ruling-class cabal that will permanently manage the masses.
It’s a longing for aristocracy, only the inbreeding occurs less in the flesh, in this updated version of centralized power and a permanent ruling elite, than through academic and political self-selection and cronyism. And as a result of all the laws and regulations churned out to molest the great unwashed into submission and compliance.
Nice work if you can get it, you have to admit.
(h/t geoff B)