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If you were a criminal and you wanted to hold someone up, would you go try to rob someone who is just as likely armed as not, OR would you go to a place where all the law-abiding citizens would be almost assuredly unarmed?

Duh.

This is why all but 1 (ONE) mass shootings in the last 30 years have taken place in “gun free zones.” Does this mean there are no shooters other places? There are not as many occurrences of ATTEMPTED shootings, to be sure…but in those places, there are other people with guns who stop it from becoming a mass shooting when it does happen.

Personally, I’d rather have the shooters stopped cold without having to wait the 30 minutes for the cops, but maybe that’s just me.

To the argument where people say there is a “pipeline” of guns from the states that allow guns to the states and cities that don’t, this begs a question. Why, then, do the mass shootings happen in the places where the gun laws are very strict instead of those where the gun laws are more in keeping with the US Constitution? The answer? See above.

Gun control laws do not disarm anyone except the law-abiding and keep no one but the criminals safer. This has been known since forever, demonstrated in this country (well, colonies, more accurately) when Cesare Beccaria (born in 1738) said this,

“The laws that forbid the carrying of arms are laws of such a nature. They disarm only those who are neither inclined nor determined to commit crimes.”

Jefferson quoted him on this in his Commonplace book. This same theme is seen from every founder and framer who discussed the issue. John Lott did a study and wrote a book about this called More Guns, Less Crime. It’s been peer-reviewed over 40 times, and no one can debunk his premise.

I’ve seen lots of laws proposed that will disarm law-abiding citizens, but none that disarm criminals. That’s why we are supposed to have laws where crimes are punished, not punish the innocent who the government thinks COULD commit a crime.

That’s the kind of thinking they have in France where you have to prove yourself innocent of any crime the cops charge you with. One more reason to be thankful to live in America. Now, if we could get the politicians to follow the US Constitution…

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