Tuesday, June 4, 2019

What the Gun Grabbers Don't Get

John Lott tells us yesterday over at Townhall.com What Gun Control Advocates Fail to Grasp After Mass Shootings. It is of course as obvious as the nose on your face, if you are a normal person. But, of course they are not. So what is it?
These killers face no real penalty for violating gun laws. Shooters die in three-quarters of attacks. Even when they don’t, the threat of losing their job or facing a few year prison term means nothing to someone who is already facing multiple murder counts.
Gun control advocates don’t seem to grasp this important point. Attackers don’t follow gun laws. But the penalties for illegally carrying a gun are very serious for law-abiding people.
Exactly so.  Murder is already illegal.  Yet some people find a need to murder their fellow man.  Are they likely to be deterred by a law that says they can not have a gun?  I don't think so.

Rather than trying to control guns, we should get rid of gun free zones, which have proven to be nothing more than target rich environments for those with intent to kill.  Our children are not safe in such a place, and neither are we.

Of course, you should read the entire article.  Dr. Lott has done extensive studies of the effects of gun laws on actual crime.  His book More Guns Less Crime should be on every patriot's book shelf. The gun grabbers can't refute it, so they just ignore it.

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