I start out amused, then
get frustrated, then angry, and finally absolutely resolute when I see these
anti-gunners spout statistics here, there and everywhere about the dangers of
guns, crime rates and the effectiveness of gun control.
These arguments are then
most times followed from the pro-gun side by another set of endless statistics
that completely counter the arguments just made by the anti-gun crowd.
Unfortunately, these pro-gun statistics will never convince the
anti-gunners no matter how obvious the numbers.
Nobody ever seems to
believe the other guys’ statistics and there is a sound reason for
that—statistics are a liar’s best friend and liars know that better than
I studied statistics in
college and found that I could easily develop a long list of impressive numbers
to support any argument on either side of an issue, creating virtually any
impression I fancied. Politicians
and the media do it all the time.
“So what good are all
these statistics Colonel if we can’t use them to prove gun control just
Although statistics are
good facts to have in your pocket, you really don’t need numbers to prove this
point. The founders didn’t have any statistics so all you need is what they
had in abundance—common sense. “What
do you mean Colonel?”
Here are just 4 common
sense points that illustrate why gun control is a myth, not a pathway to crime
control—and not one point uses statistics.
Common Sense Point #1:
Thugs ignore gun laws. To think that thugs who ignore laws
against murder, robbery, rape and assault will, by some stretch of lunacy, obey
gun control laws is the purest form of lunacy.
Does anyone think that a gang planning a bank robbery will trash those
plans because they would first be required to register their guns before the job
Let’s listen in on Mugsy
and Bugsy planning…The Big Heist
“Well, Bugsy, there it
is. Our plans for robbing the Last National Bank are absolutely fool-proof and
dat cool million is just waitin’ on us. It’s
just a cryin’ shame we can’t pull it off though.”
“Why Mugsy? What do you
mean?” asks Bugsy incredulously.
“Because da law says we
can’t carry unregistered guns or we could get into real trouble” says Mugsy
as he resigns himself to the life of a law abiding citizen.
admits Bugsy with a tear in his eye. We’ll
just have to forget about dat million smackers. I certainly wouldn’t want to
break any gun laws.”
And who really thinks that
requiring a solid citizen to register his gun will prevent crime?
He isn’t planning The Big Heist—never has, never will.
So the point is?
Common Sense Point #2:
Thugs prefer unarmed victims and avoid potentially armed citizens.
Amazing bit of deductive reasoning isn’t it?
Anti-gunners hope you never discover that truth on your own.
Think about it though from the shoes of Mugsy and Bugsy.
Who would you rather confront, an armed citizen or an unarmed one?
Where would you rather focus your life of crime?
In areas where guns are outlawed or where guns are prevalent?
Who would you rather prey on, the defenseless or the armed? And where is violent crime more prevalent?
Washington D.C. where gun laws are strictest or Florida where gun laws
are more relaxed? I’ll give you
one guess but let’s listen in on Mugsy and Bugsy again.
“OK Bugsy, the bank job
was a flop I admit dat, but we can always pull a stick-up like in da ol’
“Yeah, dats right Mugsy.
We can always get a little fast bread dat way.”
says Bugsy, his excitement for the old days of street crime growing. “But where do we target da mark Mugsy?”
Well Bugsy, we sure can’t
pull stick ups in Florida, too many guns there. We might could get shot by one
of dem ol’ southern boys. You
know how they are. A lot of ‘em
is packin’ these days since Florida OK’d concealed carry—ya just never
know down there anymore—a real shame ain’t it?”
“You’re right Mugsy.
That could be way too dangerous for us.”
“I got it!” says Bugsy, “We’ll hit every schmuck in Washington
D.C. None of dem bums got
guns…it’s against the law…we’ll be the only ones there what got
“Great idea!” says
Mugsy, “Let’s load up and git
goin’. Easy pickins, here we come!”
Common Sense Point #3:
Crime is deviant behavior.
A gun is an inanimate tool not deviant behavior and crime is deviant
behavior not an inanimate tool. You
can’t prevent deviant behavior by regulating tools because tools are incapable
of behavior and the number of tools available to the world’s deviants is
Even if you could legislate
guns out of existence, deviants could, would and have used other things that
gave them a power advantage over their victims—knives, clubs, rocks or even
sharp sticks—all of which are very legal and very accessible.
Commons Sense Point #4:
The Trump Card. The strongest point of all consists of a mere 27
words and is absolute in its nature. It
trumps all statistics ever concocted by man and all arguments ever made—and
not one of the 27 words is a number… “A well regulated militia, being
necessary to the security of a free state, the right of the people to keep and
bear arms, shall not be infringed.”
#4, my friends, is absolute, unambiguous and supersedes all arguments and
Now go forth soldier, well
armed with common sense, the absolute truth of the II Amendment and ready to
fight the good fight.
One last note:
If you ever find any staunchly committed anti-gunner actually and
honestly willing to listen to common sense or interpret the II Amendment simply
as written by our founders, please let me know. I’m still looking for one.
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