Gun Control on the Ropes
Article from For Liberty by Norm Leahy.
Amidst the clamor for justice system reforms in the wake of violence from protestors and police alike comes a radical idea: the gun control issue may have suffered most.
Writing in Reason Magazine, J.D. Tuccille notes that gun control advocates want to take guns out of private hands and place them entirely in the hands of government officials. Putting the constitutional issued aside, the last few days have demonstrated the real-life consequences of what happens when only the state has guns:
For those who have been advising Americans for years that we should lay down our own weapons and trust armed government employees to protect us and treat us with respect, 2020 has been a massive reality check. The year so far has demonstrated (once again) that the police can’t be relied upon to defend our lives and property, and often themselves pose threats against which we need to guard.
“It’s the job of law enforcement to have guns and to decide when to shoot,” [former New York City mayor Michael] Bloomberg and other gun control advocates insist.
No, thanks. If we were to follow the advice of those who would disarm us, we’d be even more at the mercy of Derek Chauvin and his buddies, and of anybody else with ill intent.
We’re left to wonder what the armed members of Mr. Bloomberg’s security detail think about that.
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