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Fri Jul 12, 2013, 02:30 AM

80. Gun ownership has fallen far less than the crime rate has

Of course, that's an inconvenient fact, so I don't expect you to address it.


I also don't expect you to address another inconvenient fact; namely, that "sporting use" gun sales have declined while "tactical" gun sales have climbed in the past few decades. With a larger proportion of guns out there orientated and optimized for killing people, it is quite mysterious that the crime rage has dropped. Care to explain it?

How about the number of states legalizing CCW in the past 25 years? Last time I checked, Illinois had just become the 50th state to allow concealed carry. The number of people legally carrying in public has gone up by an order of magnitude, maybe more. And yet... the overall crime rate it down, isn't it?



"Burglary is not punishable by death.
And yet Armed Citizen regularly celebrates the killing of burglars and other non-violent offenders."


People that kill burglars have no proof that they are non-violent; frequently quite the opposite it true. The blanket statement is wantonly, indeed breathtakingly, false. The person breaking into an occupied home is maybe a burglar, a kidnapper, or a rapist, or a combination of all three. This person may not be rational, and may be disinclined to leave behind eyewitnesses.

In addition, a person killing a burglar (a home intruder) is not doing the duty of government. He or she is ending a real and immediate threat to their person and their loved ones in the complete absence of agents of the government to act on his behalf.

Of course, you know this, don't you?

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