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Sunday, July 08, 2007

More Laws for Criminals to Ignore - Courier Times July 27, 2007

One possible way to address the violence tragedy in Philadelphia is to target the law-abiding with gun control laws so that those who didn't do it are blamed and punished. After all, some of our leaders clearly distrust citizens more than they fear rapists and murderers. This way those least likely to commit crimes are disarmed, crime goes up and there's even more knee-jerk reactions void of logic. Plus, criminals will have even more laws to ignore.
Of course, gun owners are among the most disciplined, responsible, safety-conscious, courteous and considerate people around, but let's not allow facts to get in the way of a sensible discussion. Firearms in the hands of private citizens pose no threat to anyone unless you're a politician trying to scare people into voting a certain way or a predatory criminal. I wonder if creating a business environment that doesn't drive every opportunity out of one of the world's greatest cities might be an important part of the solution that we're all looking for.
Violent criminals are not deterred by gun regulations and our most important rights are not dependent on how others behave nor are they negotiable.

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