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So, you say you don’t like guns and you don’t want them in the hands of ordinary citizens because you’re afraid they might shoot you. You honestly believe that a cop on every corner is adequate to keep you safe and that mass shootings would end if you just disarmed everyone.

Image result for image of the lower crime rate in high gun ownership communitiesI am not afraid of guns and I am so certain that ordinary people have no intentions of shooting anyone that I am comfortable with almost anyone carrying concealed. I want to live in a safe community where violent crime against unarmed people is low, so I choose to live in a well-armed community because statistics show that you’re less likely to be preyed upon in such a community – particularly, if you are armed yourself. About half the country agrees with me and the other half agrees with you.

Here’s a suggestion that I think both of us might like if some of us would stop trying to control other people.

There are already several states in the union where private gun ownership might as well be banned because you can’t take your heavily-licensed gun with its inadequate capacity outside your home and if you do need to defend yourself against a home invasion, you’re likely to face at least a reckless homicide charge … as if you did something wrong by defending your life.

So, if you don’t like guns and you prefer them only in the hands of cops and criminals, please move to one of those states. You should feel quite comfortable there with like-minded victims.

That leaves the rest of the country for those of us who are not afraid of guns and prefer to live in safer communities where we don’t have to worry so much about home invasions, nighttime burglaries, and robberies.

And, then, let’s compare notes in a decade and see which of these zones has a lower homicide rate, a greater level of liberty of speech, religion, association and movement, and (as a side benefit) fewer mass shootings. I suspect it will be the areas where more people are armed, but hey, it’s worth the experiment to find out if I’m right. And for at least 10 years, we can quit having these fights while we conduct the experiment.

And the reward for being right will be … we remain in our friendly separation unless you are willing to lay aside your controlling ways and move out to a safer community. It’s a win-win for everyone.

 

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Posted February 27, 2018 by aurorawatcherak in Gun control, Uncategorized

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