The plain truth of the matter: the more you attempt to restrict criminal access to firearms, the harder it is for non-dangerous people to get access to firearms to protect themselves against these dangerous people. It’s a balancing act without a perfect solution.I must admit, Robert has drawn a bead on the truth, and he does know how to direct reasonable discourse. As proof, just look at that admission that we're involved in a balancing act without a perfect solution. The Truth About Guns is certainly not just another gun blog waging all out war with the gun control world.
Utopian-minded gun control advocates simply can’t—or won’t—get their heads around this fact. They start with the [flawed] idea that the police are responsible for personal self-defense: an oxymoronic concept that attempts to infantilize the average American. And leave him or her defenseless. From there, gun control advocates would err on the side of restriction, trading one type of collateral damage for another.
The even plainer truth: gun control groups view ALL civilians as dangerous people. The Brady blog, Mikeb302000, VPC and the rest seize on stories of “average” citizens who commit gun violence—rather than everyday tales of gang and drug-related shootings. You don’t have to read between the lines to see that gun control groups would restrict access to firearms to a very small group.
Nevertheless, I must take issue with the following: "The Brady blog, Mikeb302000, VPC and the rest seize on stories of “average” citizens who commit gun violence—rather than everyday tales of gang and drug-related shootings."
Speaking for myself, I don't limit it to stories of concealed carry guys or policemen who do wrong. I frequently present stories of criminals who do their thing in order to question where the weapons come from. The answer is always the same. Guns used by criminals come from lawful gun owners. Somewhere through the chain of ownership, either through theft or straw purchase or bad private transfer, there is a lawful gun owner who knowingly or unknowingly passes it to a criminal. That's why the two groups are inextricably connected.
What's your opinion? Don't the Brady and the VPC folks do the same thing I do?
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