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04-12-12, 11:16 AM #1
Refreshing Concealed Carry Perspective
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Law-abiders should get preference over criminals
Published: Wednesday, April 11, 2012 at 3:30 a.m.
Last Modified: Tuesday, April 10, 2012 at 8:53 p.m.
TUSCALOOSA | In the end, it all boils down to who scares you the most. Are you scared of law-abiding citizens, or are you afraid of criminals? Who do you think is more likely to kill you, people who jump through the hoops to legally possess firearms, or criminals?
“Stand your ground” laws like Florida has (and Alabama’s is similar) are getting a lot of attention, because when ordinary citizens who legally own guns wrongfully kill people — in an accident, by mistake or on purpose — it makes headlines. That’s because some people don’t believe private citizens should have guns.
In general, the news media give the anti-gun perspective a sympathetic ear, and that’s why it winds up in the headlines. And the news media generally approach laws that enable ordinary citizens to own guns and use them defensively as something that encourages “cowboy” behavior.
I think a lot of people look at situations like the Trayvon Martin case and say, “If George Zimmerman hadn’t had a gun, that kid would still be alive.” In isolation, that could be a fact (it is also possible that Zimmerman could have used another weapon). But facts and incidents don’t exist in isolation.
The corresponding question is that if ordinary citizens didn’t have guns, who would be dead, raped or robbed? Simply put, ordinary citizens use firearms far more frequently to defend themselves and prevent crimes than to shoot innocent people.
If events are news because they are unusual, then perhaps it should make headlines when ordinary, law-abiding citizens wrongfully shoot someone intentionally. It doesn’t happen very often.
Meanwhile, fishing in Russia:
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04-12-12, 11:38 AM #2
I do sometimes wonder if some people here point at England and think "That's the place where there is no violent crime because nobody has guns."\\` ` ` ` < ` )___/\
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04-12-12, 02:10 PM #3To be born an Englishman, is to be a winner in the Lottery of Life.
I've Talked the Talk and I've Walked the Walk, now I Sit the Sit!
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04-15-12, 08:39 PM #4
04-15-12, 08:51 PM #5
The idea that it is morally superior to be stabbed than shot is silly, but not quite as silly as the idea that you should retreat when attacked.I'm your huckleberry...
Quemadmoeum gladis nemeinum occidit, occidentus telum est!
You can be the weapon, and the gun in your hand is a tool - or the gun is a weapon and you are the tool.
I was looking for a saint who was a devil of a lover,
but every girl I found was either one way or the other...
04-16-12, 12:07 PM #6
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