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Are Gun Laws Really Common Sense…or More of the Same Stupid Stuff?

Are gun laws really “common sense” or are they extraordinarily foolish? Let’s look at the gun control laws being asked for today. Do these regulations restrict criminals, or do they restrict honest citizens? Look at the record and decide for yourself.

Anti-gun advocates say we should mandate “universal background checks”. That means you’d go to the gun store each time a firearm changed hands, even if it isn’t sold. You couldn’t borrow a gun to teach someone to shoot. You’d need a background check if you cleaned your girlfriend’s gun or if she touched yours…even if the guns are the same model, you both have carry permits, and you’re living together. Not without a background check and government permission. Does that really make us safer?

The anti-rights politicians certainly made it more cumbersome for honest people to own guns. Do you think criminals actually follow this law? Drug gangs don’t go to the gun store and get background checks when they trade drugs for guns. This “common sense gun control” seems like more of the same old propaganda than real common sense.

The anti-rights activists want you disarmed in public. They want states to stop recognizing the concealed carry permits issued by other states.

Who are we disarming? Licensed concealed carry holders already had an FBI background check. When you look at their record, licensed concealed carriers are more law abiding than the police. The anti-rights gun control bigots say that disarming these scrupulously honest gun owners will disarm criminals. Is that true?

Criminals carry illegally and don’t bother to get a concealed carry permit. Is it common sense to disarm honest gun owners or is it more of the same old stupid stuff?

Advocates who work against your right to be armed want to register guns and ammunition. Drug gangs move tons of drugs, billions of dollars, and millions of people across the US borders. Do you think the gangs will give up their guns simply because we regulate honest gun owners? I don’t see how. We already know that criminals get their guns illegally. Gun prohibition doesn’t work any better than drug and alcohol prohibition.

In fact, these gun control regulations leave more disarmed victims facing more armed criminals. That doesn’t make us safer. That doesn’t make common sense at all.

Time and again the politicians claim to regulate honest citizens in the name of public safety. We’re told that certain firearms are too dangerous for us to own. Those same rules never apply to the police or the people guarding politicians. We’re told that honest gun owners need to take days of training and to pay hundreds of dollars in fees before they are safe enough. Is it really common sense to think that criminals bother to take those classes and pay those fees?

We’ve seen what gun control actually accomplished. Gun prohibition disarmed millions of honest civilians. The anti-rights bigots who propose more gun control shifted power to the government and to criminals. That never made common sense.

Do you think gun laws reduce crime?

Image: CC BY-ND 2.0; Excerpted from: Kitty Schweizer; https://www.flickr.com/photos/kittischoen/5536326089/

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Rob Morse

About the author, Rob Morse: Rob Morse works and writes in Southwest Louisiana. He writes at Ammoland, at his Slowfacts blog, and here at Clash Daily. Rob co-hosts the Polite Society Podcast, and hosts the Self-Defense Gun Stories Podcast each week. View all articles by Rob Morse

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