Tuesday, January 7, 2014

Gun Control Logic

If the Constitutional argument was taken off the table and gun control assessed on its own merits, a gun control regime like we see in the city of Chicago would not make sense. If you consider that the restrictions on legal gun ownership that the judge has just ruled unconstitutional have produced the highest murder rate in the country, why would government want to maintain a prohibition that keeps law-abiding citizens disarmed and at the mercy of criminals? Obviously, the street thugs have been ignoring the gun ban to produce such horrific homicide numbers already, so why not give innocent residents of Chicago the ability to fight back? If less legally owned firearms meant less crime, everyone but the criminals would support laws banning guns, but evidence continues to bear out that more guns in the hands of respectable citizens actually produce safer streets.

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