Wednesday, December 19, 2012

The Gun Debate

I am gonna return with something some people are going to find controversial in light of what happened in Newton. I am opposed to more gun control legislation, and I am for one simple reason. It doesn't work.

Done howling and gnashing teeth out there? Ok, the fact of the matter is as the united states has become more and more well armed violent crime has gone down, and concealed carry holders have proven they are less violent than the average for their areas. Get it yet? Law abiding citizens are just that, despite what the president and democrats might have you believe a criminal is a criminal and someone willing to jump through hoops to exercise their second amendment rights is less likely to step over any lines than your average citizen. Oh, and let us not forget how many gun owners are veterans, another group who historically have a high respect for rule of law. Legal gun owners have never been the problem, and criminals by definition are not going to acknowledge "gun free zones" or any other legal construct prohibiting them the tools of their trade.

Combine that with the very simple argument that it is my right, as promised by the founding documents of this country, to bare arms and I don't see how there is a debate here. High capacity mags, semi-automatic weapons (basically anything made in the last 100+ years by the way) and the type or amount of ammunition someone can buy aren't the problem, criminal thugs are. If anything a high capacity firearm is far too often the solution to the problem.

1 comment:

  1. Well said James, well said. Its like that saying "The only thing that stops a bad guy with a gun is a good guy with a gun"