“The problem is not that we have too many fools, it’s that the lightning isn’t distributed right.” Mark Twain.
H/T Bill Lee at Progressively Conservative Conversations.
The above site linked to a great article from the Kentucky Coalition to Carry Concealed called “40 Reasons For Gun Control.” This was in turn excerpted from an article by Michael Z. Williamson, called “It’s amazing what one has to believe to believe in gun control,” which unfortunately seems to have been deleted.
One of the most difficult things about arguing for gun ownership in modern times is the incredible naivety of many of the supporters of gun control fostered by those who seriously promote this idea. The core promoters are those who seem to believe that the state should be the sole armed entity in the nation and push the concept that we will all be safer if the police and military are the only armed people.
This item lists some of the more incredibly stupid ideas one has to subscribe to in order to support the whole concept: –
Statistics showing high murder rates justify gun control but statistics showing increasing murder rates after gun control are “just statistics.”
We must get rid of guns because a deranged lunatic may go on a shooting spree at any time and anyone who would own a gun out of fear of such a lunatic is paranoid.
The more helpless you are the safer you are from criminals.
An intruder will be incapacitated by tear gas or oven spray, but if shot with a .357 Magnum will get angry and kill you.
A woman raped and strangled is morally superior to a woman with a smoking gun and a dead rapist at her feet.
The New England Journal of Medicine is filled with expert advice about guns; just like Guns & Ammo has some excellent treatises on heart surgery.
Ordinary people in the presence of guns turn into slaughtering butchers but revert to normal when the weapon is removed.
Guns cause violence, which is why there are so many mass killings at gun shows.
Most people can’t be trusted, so we should have laws against guns, which most people will abide by because they can be trusted.
“Assault weapons” have no purpose other than to kill large numbers of people. The police need assault weapons. You do not.
Trigger locks do not interfere with the ability to use a gun for defensive purposes, which is why you see police officers with one on their duty weapon.
The whole article is here.