quinta-feira, 27 de dezembro de 2012

5 Facts Anti-Gunners Don’t Want You To Know

URL: http://www.capitalisminstitute.org/facts-about-gun-control/


Founding FathersGun control is one of the most open-and-shut topics I’ve ever run across. All of the data supports a well-armed society. All of it. It doesn’t work, it doesn’t reduce crime, it doesn’t reduce violence, it doesn’t save lives — it just fails. It’s never worked in Europe, in the US, in Canada, in Asia, or anywhere else.

The only thing gun control has ever achieved throughout the history of man is more dead bodies, more sexual violence, more theft, and more power to tyrannical regimes. That’s it. Those who support past gun control laws have blood on their hands.

But let’s look at five particular facts you won’t see on MSNBC or ThinkProgress anytime soon. These are the facts about gun control, and they’ll be true regardless of how uncomfortable they might make some people feel.

1. Gun control doesn’t stop mass shootings

The UK has some of the most restrictive gun laws on earth. And yet in 2010, a mentally sick man shot 23 people with a bolt-action rifle and a shotgun.  These are guns that anti-gunners generally think are “safer” than “mean” looking guns like what they call “assault weapons”.

Of course, it doesn’t matter — when you have a man with a gun shooting at a defenseless person, the man with the gun wins. When you’re shooting unarmed people, any weapon will do. That’s why in gun-controlled China a man knifed over 20 children two weeks ago.

If people can’t shoot back, then the mass killers don’t need to worry about where to strike. They can kill anyone, anywhere — they’re the only ones with the gun.

Throughout history, tyrants have always known this. That’s why the Jews were disarmed. That’s why communists impose gun control. That’s why Chinese gun control is so strong. That’s why believers in huge government are the ones screaming for more disarmament — they have nothing to lose, and everything to gain.

2. We now know that gun-ban zones don’t work

Gun-free zones don't work at all. We know this because almost every mass shooting that exists occurs in a gun-ban zone. Columbine, Virginia Tech, Aurora, Sandy Hook – the only thing these murders have in common is that they were supposedly "gun free" zones.

There's a reason the NRA's slogan is "When guns are outlawed, only outlaws will own guns." It's not rocket science. It should be obvious to any thinking person.

3. Anti-Gunners Are “Exploiting” The Tragedy

A Democrat politician recently admitted that they were "exploiting" the tragedy for an agenda they’ve wanted for years… to punish law-abiding gun owners. It's nasty, it's wrong, and it's blatant. How are they getting away with it? Because the media is intentionally enabling them.

This has absolutely nothing to do with safety. If it did, they'd look at the undeniable data and conclude that it's time to rethink gun control. This is about power, this is about changing the nature of society, and this is about control.

That's how it always works. Gun control isn’t just about guns. It's about control.

4. Switzerland and Israel Know The Solution

We’ve written before that Switzerland and Israel both know the solution to gun violence. The solution is to know how to fight back and to stay well armed.

This is difficult for many people to understand, particularly those who have lived a very luxurious life in a safe part of town. But many people who grew up with a need for guns – like I did in the country – know exactly what it means to be armed, prepared, and safe.

Why does this matter? Because we shouldn't just be legalizing guns. We should be encouraging gun ownership, gun education, gun training, and conceal carry. That will lead to a safer, more polite society.

5. When Tried, Gun Control Has Utterly Failed

From a purely statistical standpoint, gun control is one of the great failures of the modern statist. We were promised security, safety, and a calm society. Instead, we see violent crime skyrocket whenever gun control is passed.

  • In the UK, violent crime went up 89% after a gun ban was passed.
  • In DC, the capitol became the murder capitol of the world after a handgun ban.
  • In Chicago, we see hundreds of people shot to death every year, even with the gun control.

The evidence is overwhelming. More gun control, more crime. More guns, less crime. It's not something the modern statist wants to admit, but it'll never stop being true.

If you're as tired as I am of people manipulating this topic, ignoring the data, ignoring the constitution, and trying to grow the power of government, then please copy and paste the link to this article and share it with your friends.

Education is our greatest weapon in this political war. Pass it on.

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