Having been an LEO, I can tell you that Mir has obviously thought out his views and is frankly basing them greatly on reality. As a police officer we almost are never available to catch a criminal in the act or commission of a crime. What criminal is going to be stupid enough to commit a crime with the police around. Therefore if behooves the average person to have the ability to defend themselves.
"it's well shown that because the states have more guns, there's a lower crime rate"
majority of criminals=everyday civilians=firearms more readily available and hence used.
There is a glaring hole in your logic. Look at all the cities in America with high crime rates (NYC, LA, Chicago, Detroit, DC). They all have very high rates of violent crime. These are the also interestingly enough the places with the strictest gun control. No handguns are allowed in DC, NYC, or the president's hometown, yet they have ridicolous crime rates. In the Florida, the first state to liberalize conceal carry laws, their crime rate dropped approx. 15% the first year they allowed concealed carry.
Do the math. Human beings are the only animals stupid enough to feel bad about defending their own lives.
December 14, 2009 4:44 PM
Good points Pitt.
Also notice how these terrible shootings that get so many people freaked, they always occur in “gun free” zones.
Some people would argue that it would work if the “gun free” zone was extended to the entire country… then again it would make a much better argument to extended the philosophy of the places where these incidents DON’T happen, such as gun shows, gun clubs and shooting range. You never hear about shootings in those places… and they are full of guns!
Criminals and psychopaths want victims, they don’t want a fair fights.
No one would start shooting bystanders in a place where everyone is packing.
One of the things every dictator and authoritarian government does sooner or later is try to take away the guns form the hands of the citizens. Not because of concern for their safety, but to leave them without weapons to defend themselves form tyranny.
No government, no matter how big military force they have available, can win against an armed society.