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Response to samsingh (Reply #37)

Tue Jul 31, 2012, 09:56 AM

54. You are making a basic, and common, mistake.

You are considering all gun ownership as being equal in its effect. But a gun owned by a violent criminal will not have the same effect as a gun owned by a law-abiding citizen. The violent criminal will use his gun for evil while the law-abidng will use his gun for good. You are looking at all gun ownership as being evil.

To compare it to your ship analogy, if the ship is listing to port and there is a hole at the waterline, then counter-flooding on starboard to bring the ship to an even keel and keep the hole above the waterline until it is patched, and can save the ship.

Guns owned and carried by law-abiding citizens can work to counter the effects of the guns of violent criminals. But in Chicago, there are extremely few guns in the hands of the law-abiding. All attempts to reduce the number of guns effect only the law-abiding good gun ownership while leaving the bad gun ownership untouched.

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