Guns Save Lives

John Stossel really lit up the skyline with this column. The New York Times has rolled out the gun-control bandwagon and offered some criticism towards the U.S. Dept. of Interior for rethinking gun bans in National Parks. Check out these excerpts:

As usual, the Times editors seem unaware of how silly their argument is. To them, the choice is between “carefully controlling guns” and “arming everyone to the teeth.” But no one favors “arming everyone to the teeth” (whatever that means). Instead, gun advocates favor freedom, choice and self-responsibility.

As for the first option, “carefully controlling guns,” how many shootings at schools or malls will it take before we understand that people who intend to kill are not deterred by gun laws? Last I checked, murder is against the law everywhere. No one intent on murder will be stopped by the prospect of committing a lesser crime like illegal possession of a firearm.

That’s because laws that make it difficult or impossible to carry a concealed handgun do deter one group of people: law-abiding citizens who might have used a gun to stop crime.

Great column!

You can access it on-line here:

Guns Save Lives
John Stossel
TownHall.com
February 27, 2008

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