Friday, December 11, 2015

A Rational Case for Gun Ownership | RealClearPolitics

An interesting read, but he certainly misses the point that the "original intent" was that government should not be powerful enough to disarm the citizenry it supposedly serves.

The fundamental error of gun-control advocates is philosophical: They do not really believe that we have free will. 

If the goal is to reduce gun murders, the obvious means is to establish stronger punishment for criminals. Since the overwhelming majority of shooting deaths are by people with prior felony arrests, and since only about 1 percent of such shootings are by legal gun owners who are committing a crime, why is the primary focus on the law-abiding individual? Why isn't there a greater demand for longer sentences for felonies, or for the elimination of parole or for the construction of more prisons?  

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