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Sunday, October 23, 2005

I'm noticing a theme

Way back when, I wrote a little piece on John Stossle's Ten Myths entited Lies, Myths and Stupidity. It was an ABC piece about, well, you know. Anyways, Myth number 3 was "Guns are bad!"

It seems that John Stossle just expanded on that myth.

What if it were legal in America for adults to carry concealed weapons? I put that question to gun-control advocate Rev. Al Sharpton. His eyes opened wide, and he said, "We'd be living in a state of terror!"

In fact, it was a trick question. Most states now have "right to carry" laws. And their people are not living in a state of terror. Not one of those states reported an upsurge in crime.

(Emphasis mine)

There is so much evidence showing that allowing citizens to carry concealed weapons actually lowers crime that the only excuse for people like Al Sharpton's ignorance is that they refuse to learn. They have their pre-conceived notions clutched tight to their chest and they refuse to let go.

Hell, that explains the entire Liberal ideology in a nutshell. It doesn't FEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEL good, so they refuse to believe it, facts and truth be damned to hell.

And there's another myth, with a special risk of its own. The myth has it that the Supreme Court, in a case called United States v. Miller, interpreted the Second Amendment -- "A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed" -- as conferring a special privilege on the National Guard, and not as affirming an individual right. In fact, what the court held is only that the right to bear arms doesn't mean Congress can't prohibit certain kinds of guns that aren't necessary for the common defense. Interestingly, federal law still says every able-bodied American man from 17 to 44 is a member of the United States militia.

(Again, emphasis mine).

The gun grabbers have no ammunition left for their illegal bans and confiscations. Look for them now to simply try to railroad their dirty tricks through congress, because their arguments never stood up to logic and facts.

"The prospect of tyranny may not grab the headlines the way vivid stories of gun crime routinely do," Judge Kozinski noted. "But few saw the Third Reich coming until it was too late. The Second Amendment is a doomsday provision, one designed for those exceptionally rare circumstances where all other rights have failed -- where the government refuses to stand for reelection and silences those who protest; where courts have lost the courage to oppose, or can find no one to enforce their decrees. However improbable these contingencies may seem today, facing them unprepared is a mistake a free people get to make only once."

I couldn't have said it better myself. And you can find Real Clear Politics (where I linked to anyways) link on our blogroll.

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