A Simple Solution for Simple Minds.
From Neal Boortz
Over twenty-five years of holding forth on talk radio has revealed certain
undeniable truths to me. Among those is the fact that modern-day liberals are
absolutely incapable of engaging in a logical fact-based discussion of important
issues. Logic is to your typical big-government liberal what a clove of garlic
is to Dracula. They can't handle it, so they hide from it.
Nowhere is this aversion to logic more evident than in discussions of gun
control. Simply stated, the facts are not on the side of those who argue for
either registration of our outlawing the private ownership of handguns, let
alone so-called assault weapons.
I strongly feel that the people who founded this country absolutely meant
for the people to have the right to own firearms. . If you will listen to some
of the anti-gun types out there you will hear them make reference to a
particular type of gun as a gun "not suitable for hunting or target shooting."
The premise here is that hunting and sport shooting are the only legitimate
reasons for gun ownership. Contrary to what some liberal commentators might have
you believe, our founding fathers wanted us to have the right to bear arms so
that we could protect our lives, our property and our freedoms. Not so we could
target shoot or hunt deer.
You've seen the old (and somewhat tired) bumper sticker "If guns are
outlawed, only outlaws will have guns." The beauty of this bumper sticker is
that it is absolutely correct! There are no bona-fide gun control proposals out
there that would get the guns out of the hands of criminals or that would
prevent predators from buying guns. All of the proposals only restrict the
ability of law-abiding citizens to obtain and own firearms. I propose another
bumper sticker ... one even more terrifying:
If Guns Are Outlawed, Only the
Government Will Have
Last year Georgia made it easier for a citizen to obtain a permit to carry a
concealed weapon. The liberals in this State were absolutely enraged! Cynthia
Tucker, the Editorial Page Editor of The Atlanta Constitution, wrote
that it would be "open season" on police officers, and that police officers
would die in large numbers if it were easier for private citizens to obtain
permits to carry concealed weapons. This is a good example of the aversion to
facts that most lefties have on this issue. The fact is that there has
never been one documented incident anywhere in this country where a police
officer was shot in the line of duty by a private citizen carrying a concealed
handgun for which he had a permit! Just where did she get this "police will die
in the streets" nonsense? Straight out of her illogical mind, that's where.
(Actually, Cynthia is really a nice person. She just can't think all that
Oddly enough, the statistics --- the FACTS ---- show that violent crime
rates go down when it becomes easier for private law-abiding citizens to carry
concealed weapons. The reason is simple, and logical. Criminals don't like the
idea that their victim may be armed!
An interesting thing happened in Florida in recent years when the law was
changed to make it easier for people to get carry permits. The violent crime
rate, including murders and armed robberies, went down. The predators were
afraid! Finally they figured out where they could find some victims who would
most likely have some cash, and who most likely would not have guns! Get them
coming off the airplanes at Miami International Airport! These people are coming
to Florida for a vacation, so they have cash. They have just been through
airport security, so they don't have guns. Now that's the type of victim the
predators want! Unarmed ones!
One more thought before you go back to my home page. This is a fact that
draws a blank stare from the gun control crowd. They have no idea in the world
how to handle it. Out of all the privately owned handguns, legal and illegal, in
the United States, guess what percentage of them are not used in a murder in any
given year? Guess what percentage of them are not used in a crime of any
99.998% of all privately owned handguns in the
U.S. are not used in a murder in any given year.
99.96% of all privately owned handguns in the
U.S. are not used in any crime in a given year.
Now that really screams for gun control, doesn't it?
How about some CRIMINAL control?
Someone e-mailed me with this thought. If, in fact, the purpose of the
Second Amendment to our Constitution is to enable to GOVERNMENT to arm a
GOVERNMENT MILITIA .... then this would be the only one of the 10
Amendments constituting the Bill of Rights that confers a power or right on the
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