You People Just Can't Handle Freedom
From FWOB comes this tasty tidbit about the Brady Center's
Explaining and understanding increases or decreases in crime is always difficult. To argue that putting guns into our communities leads to a reduction in crime makes no sense.
Let me tackle this two ways.
First, of course it makes sense. Several studies have shown that the mere possibility of a citizen carrying firearms deters violent crime. That's the beautiful thing about Concealed Carry laws. If the odds of your potential victim giving you lead poisoning are greater you might think twice before raping her in the parking lot of Wal-Mart.
But even if it were to make no 'sense' at all, what does that ultimately matter? The entire American experiment makes little sense in the larger world of kings and despots. But I'm glad we've stuck to our guns. Now, if we may actually stick to our right to own guns I'd be much happier.