Monday, December 29, 2008

More gun shows = fewer murders - by Joseph Farah

With a new Congress and Obama taking office next month, you're bound to hear more calls for closing the "gun-show loophole" that permits citizens in many states to buy guns without ridiculous and counterproductive waiting periods. There will be an all-out effort to renew the slow, plodding, incremental, long-term goal of banning and restricting the sale of as many firearms as possible. It will likely start with gun shows – one of the easiest targets of the gun-grabbers. (Guns shows = easy target.) And here is what Joseph Farah wrote that grabbed me:
Criminals seek out victims who are not going to fight back or offer resistance, let alone shoot them. Guns in the hands of law-abiding citizens means they are less likely to become victims. Anyone who disagrees with this simple, straightforward logic should be required to post a sign on the outside of their home or office that says: "Gun-free zone." So far, I have not seen even one private citizen invite criminals into their home with such a ridiculous sign. Instead, governments post them around schools! [Continue reading]
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