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Gun Control Topics: Why Gun Bans Are Stupid

January 17th, 2008

gun-control-topics.jpgWhen we think about the topic of gun control, most of us Libertarians would like to see it associated with the proper handling of a firearm, especially if this becomes necessary while defending oneself against a tyrannical government. Most politicians, however, believe that they can somehow control guns by restricting or criminalizing their ownership, resulting in a safer society with less violent crime. Here are 10 quick bullet points (pun somewhat intended) that can be used to defend our basic rights of self-defense against the misguided politicians and uninformed sheeple. Meanwhile, for a good laugh you can also read my report from last August that pointed out why gun buyback programs are just as stupid and ineffective as attempting to ban firearms outright.

1. When it comes to house burglaries, muggings, or even killing a few “undesirables”, gun control makes the job of criminals much easier. Although most anti-gun people remain blissfully ignorant, criminals generally do not obey stupid gun control laws even though their sheeplike victims often do.

2. Historically, authoritarian politicians have really liked the idea of gun control. As with the criminals, their job becomes easier too. Combined with the right dose of propaganda, they can easily oppress the sheeple when the latter have relinquished one of their primary tools of resistance.

3. Although many people may not realize it, there were actually fewer school shootings when gun laws were less restrictive. Amazingly, putting up all of those signs that read “Gun Free Drug Free School Zone” has not created any magical forcefields around the schools that would repel guns or prevent people from “going postal” even though they were entering a school instead of a post office. And of course, drugs have not been magically repelled either.

4. Seemingly “reasonable” gun control laws like waiting periods, trigger locks, etc. actually interfere with the basic right of self-defense. Believe me, you really don’t want to be stuck waiting for five days or fumbling around with a “safety” feature when a dangerous stalker is bearing down on you.

5. When the authors of the Bill of Rights wrote “the right to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed”, they meant it, even if our current King George thinks that this document represents nothing more than a piece of paper.

6. Contrary to the apparent beliefs of gun control advocates, guns do not possess any abilities to run amok on their own. They actually require the presence of a user before any harm can be inflicted.

7. In the USA, states that do not allow concealed carry permits actually have higher violent crime rates that those that readily allow them according to a study of all county crime statistics conducted by John Lott and David Mustard during the years of 1977-1992.

8. One may not need an “assault weapon” to kill a deer, but it could come in handy during riots or natural disasters.

9. Countries such as Switzerland, where guns retained by ordinary citizens are in ample supply, have not seen their civilizations fall apart because of chaotic gun violence. Interestingly, they do not seem to attract very many terrorists either.

10. If you really think that having all legal firearms in the hands of only the police and military is going to protect you after a criminal has already entered your house, then I might have a relevant ebook or two to sell you.


14 Responses to “Gun Control Topics: Why Gun Bans Are Stupid”

  1. comment number 1 by: Cynthia

    In Kenneshaw, GA, when they made gun ownership mandatory, the crime rate plummeted. Crooks don’t want to go where folks are all armed.

  2. comment number 2 by: Karlonia

    @Cynthia:

    Yes, I remember reading about that town in Georgia several years ago. As I recall, they required each head of household to retain at least one firearm for protection. I haven’t looked up the official statistics, but I wouldn’t be surprised if the crime rate declined as you mentioned.

  3. comment number 3 by: Spurwing Plover

    Gun buy backs are a rediculous idea of stupid mush headed libeal nit wits they only do it for the publicity of having the usial bunch of suck faced liberal left-wing journalists to pay attention to them i mean those liberal idiots only want to feel all warm and fuzzy inside thinking their stopping gun violence and certainly no crinimal is going to turn in their gun for a pualtry $50 when they can steal a lot more with the gun i mean they are patheic fools for thinking gun buy backs are going to stop crime

  4. comment number 4 by: Spurwing Plover

    Oh yes KENNESHAW GEORGIA where everybody has a gun and as usial the stupid comments by stupid liberal commulmists saying of the massacares the rivers of blood flowing though the streets YEAH THE NYTs VULTURE WHEN DOWN TO GEORGIA LOOKING FOR A FEAST AND STARVED and KENNESHAW can say to AL GORE,ROSIE O,DONNELL,BILL AND HILLARY CLINTON,CHAPAQUEDIC TED,MICHEAL DOUGLAS,IANSA,GEORGE SOROS,THE UN and all the other gun control freaks to GO TAKE A HIKE

  5. comment number 5 by: Spurwing Plover

    Hey what ever became of that jerk ANDREW McCELVEYS stupid death clock the one this nit wit put in TIMES SQUARE to indtcate how many people a hour were dying from guns? snf this is the wealthy liberal who owns MONSTER.COM maybe we should just delete his web page

  6. comment number 6 by: Flu-Bird

    Notice we didn’t have the school shootings until they enacted these GUN FREE SCHOOL ZONES which proves GUN FREE SCHOOL ZONES ARE STUPID

  7. comment number 7 by: Spurwing Plover

    GUN FREE ZONES are ABSOLUTLY THE MOST STUPID IDEA EVER

  8. comment number 8 by: Wildbird

    We dont need gun free school zones we need liberal free school zones

  9. comment number 9 by: Flu-Bird

    Becuase crinimals dont abide by any laws and that includes all these worthless gun control laws so why dont we just repeal all gun laws including the GUN CONTROL ACT of 1968 and the BRADY GUN LAW and tell whinny liberal pissiepants to GET A LIFE

  10. comment number 10 by: Gun control works

    I have to comment on all these American pinheads that seem to think that everyone needs a gun to defend themselves from each other. Americans kill each other in incredable numbers each year and only a small fraction are random violence. The right to bear arms is as part of your country’s military and not like the wild west so you can gun down someone who pisses you off. Like in Texas a TV in not worth someone’s life.

    Most of the weapons in Mexico or in Canada come from unregulated gun shows or from the many corrupt gun merchants who don’t give a rat’s ass who a gun is used by and for what purpose. The US has created its own problems - thank the NRA for that one!

    I am not anti-gun, only the morons that own them. There are responsible owners and hobbyists. There is no reason to run around with a gun in your pocket or purse. It is the stupid past laws and attitudes that make it even nescessary.

    Tell me why anyone needs to own a 50 cal sniper rifle that can kill at 2500 yards or a automatic weapon that shoots 1200 rounds a minute. What’s next? Your own T62 with antitank ammo…

    Guns are a privilage and not a right, you must show you are responsible to own one.

    Just the thoughts of a non-right or left wing nut.

  11. comment number 11 by: Flu-Bird

    To #10 your a absolute pinhead with a pea sized brain and far too stupid for any hopes of recovery from your stupidity

  12. comment number 12 by: Popo

    The thing that most gun lovers fail to realize is that criminals mostly benefit from the non regulation of guns. Alot of criminal cases are thrown out because the same laws that protect law abiding citizens also apply to criminals accused of crimes. Fl for instance has thousands of concealed weapons permit holders that are law abiding citizens but there are no restrictions for obtaining a license if you have multiple arrest with no convictions you are still considered legit. So for example if a person like oj simpson kills someone and gets aquitted he’s legit. If he robs several people at gunpoint and they are to affraid to testify the state drops the case and he is still legit. He then gets stopped by police leaving a dope hole with his concealed gun and once again if he has no dope on him he is legit. law abiding citizens dont lead lives that put them in these situations but criminals do. We need common sense laws that dont protect criminals and gun enthusiast should lead the way.

  13. comment number 13 by: Flu-Bird

    Gun control only bennifits the crinimals since they dont abide by any laws so all these gun controls and gun exchanges will not stop crime its just one of those ideas put forth by fools who want to get their name in the news and be the toast of liberalville

  14. comment number 14 by: rj

    the fact is the huge majority of gun violence is NOT the criminal on the street BUT rather is done by the average American. here are the real causes.
    1..domestic violence, is #1
    2..suicide
    3..police
    4..mass shootings
    5..accidental
    6..criminals, robberies etc
    an unknown assailant (criminal) is at the bottom of the list (it’s the rareest).
    ps: 98% of gun violence is done with a handgun (pistol)….rj

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