Since that time, when I hear people calling for the removal of guns from the hands of citizens--who do they think is going to protect them? These same elitist liberals will tell you to call 911 if you're being threatened, or if your house is being burglarized. But, if you live in a major metropolitan area with someone breaking into your home to rape you or even murder you, guess what? You would be dead before the police show up at your door. All they'll do is take a report and place a chalk mark outline where your body was found. The same can be said for a small bedroom community of 25,000 like
. Londonderry, New Hampshire
Last Friday, immediately following the Century theater massacre by lone gunman, James Holmes, the nanny mayor of
City, Michael Bloomberg (who will never allow a
tragedy to go without being used to advance his political agenda) began calling
for more gun-control laws. Now this is the same elitist mayor who wants to
limit the size of sodas in NYC to 16 oz. or less. If we don't need guns, then I
challenge Mayor Bloomberg to give up his security and make sure that his police
detail no longer carry guns. Why should he have all this extra protection when
he wants to deny every other American the same right?
Economist John R. Lott has written a book, "More Guns, Less Crime" where he makes a convincing argument that allowing people to own or carry guns deter violent crime. Lott presents data that armed citizens stop crimes. The more armed citizens you have, the lower your rate of violent crime -- criminals are stupid, but they're rational, and they don't want to get shot any more than you do.
John Lott writes: "Concealed handgun laws reduce violent crime for two reasons. First, they reduce the number of attempted crimes because criminals are uncertain which potential victims can defend themselves. Second, victims who have guns are in a much better position to defend themselves."
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So my contention is that we don't need fewer guns, we need to change local laws in every state so that more citizens can carry concealed weapons. If you don't agree, then next time you're in a situation where someone is pointing a gun at you and threatening your life, try calling 911 and see how that goes.