July 22, 2012

Why gun laws cannot work

by Nori — Categories: Politics, Wising up3 Comments

One of the biggest problems we have as a society is the failure of the citizenry to attach reality to theory.  In theory, if you take away all the guns, there would be no gun violence, but that’s wrong on so many levels.  Gun laws just cripple the law abiding.  This is such an obvious point I don’t understand why everyone doesn’t get it.

You can outlaw guns, but you can’t prevent guns from getting into the hands of those who wish to do evil.  Even if you could, you still couldn’t prevent those wishing to do evil from fulfilling their intended actions so what, exactly, is the point?  Evil will find a way.

I watched a video this morning by Bill Whittle on how operating only on theory has lead to some fairly large catastrophes.  He quoted William M. Briggs.  He said “The love of theory is the root of all evil.”  In relating it to politics and belief in anthropogenic global warming.  “Big elaborate theories are catnip to certain kinds of people . . . who are not so successful out in the practical world.”   Unfortunately, that perfectly describes many of our legislators, more specifically Krugman, Obama, Reid and Pelosi.

Take a couple minutes to watch the video.  I think Whittle nails it.

So back to gun control.  The ONE thing that would solve the gun control problem as demonstrated in Aurora Colorado this week would be to make it mandatory that EVERY adult citizen pass a gun safety course and carry a side arm when in public.  How would Holmes have behaved if he knew he would have been facing an audience of armed adults?  I bet he would have stayed home and a hundred people would not have faced life altering trauma.

This, ladies and gentlemen, is the difference between theory (taking away guns will fix the problem) and reality (arming everyone will prevent the problem).  Don’t believe me?  Check out this.

Here’s my favorite Libertarian Presidential candidate saying the same thing.   And here’s J. Neil Schuman and Joe Klein saying the same thing.

Gun laws don’t work because they take guns away from people who should have them and are completely unable to prevent guns from getting into the hands of those who shouldn’t have them.  The best solution is for everyone to have the ability to protect themselves.



  1. DJ says:

    Amen, Sister! My dad who does not own a gun, not only believes that we should have an armed society, but that it should be open carry. Just like the Old West. Good read. Thanks!

  2. Nori says:

    It makes so much sense I cannot conceive why it’s isn’t generally accepted fact.

  3. henrybowman says:

    Plus the very phrase “gun violence” is bald-faced misdirection in the first place. Saying country A is safer to live in than country B because it has less “gun violence” is like saying that country A is safer to travel in than country B because it has fewer “rickshaw accidents.” The proper metric is ALL accidents / ALL violence, not some cherry-picked subset. The key is that guns prevent more crime and violence than they assist. If you remove guns, disarming victims, you actually increase violent crime. We should be grateful to the poor bastards in England who chose to be the guinea pigs for this experiment before they could force it on us in the US.


    When Archie Bunker derided his daughter’s pleas for gun control with the classic retort, “Would it make you feel any better, little girl, if they was pushed outta winders?”, liberals laughed at his “stupidity”… but the laugh is on the liberals, because his objection is statistically rational. If you trade 14,000 gun homicides for 30,000 non-gun homicides, would it make liberals feel better?

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