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.
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…
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