As I have stated before, I have studied and worked in the criminal law field for 20 years. I have many friends who are active and retired, military and law enforcement officers. This push for gun control is not for reasons of crime control. It has been studied, argued, and ignored, but in every case, more gun control laws equal higher crime rates. Said differently, more possible victims means more victims in actuality. Mr. Correia has written a long opinion attempting to cover all the issues, this particular post already has over 1 million hits since December 20, 2012. I urge you to sit down with your favorite beverage and educate yourself.
Originally posted on Monster Hunter Nation:
I didn’t want to post about this, because frankly, it is exhausting. I’ve been having this exact same argument for my entire adult life. It is not an exaggeration when I say that I know pretty much exactly every single thing an anti-gun person can say. I’ve heard it over and over, the same old tired stuff, trotted out every single time there is a tragedy on the news that can be milked. Yet, I got sucked in, and I’ve spent the last few days arguing with people who either mean well but are uninformed about gun laws and how guns actually work (who I don’t mind at all), or the willfully ignorant (who I do mind), or the obnoxiously stupid who are completely incapable of any critical thinking deeper than a Facebook meme (them, I can’t stand).
Today’s blog post is going to be aimed at the first group. I am going to try to go through everything I’ve heard over the last few days, and try to break it down from my perspective. My goal tonight is to write something that my regular readers will be able to share with their friends who may not be as familiar with how mass shootings or gun control laws work.
A little background for those of you who don’t know me, and this is going to be extensive so feel free to skip the next few paragraphs, but I need to establish the fact that I know what I am talking with, because I am sick and tired of my opinion having the same weight as a person who learned everything they know about guns and violence from watching TV.