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By Jonathan Stein
The shootings around the Empire State Building today are further proof that gun control simply doesn’t work – except to keep guns out of the hands of those who might want to legally defend themselves.
New York City is a de facto “Gun Free Zone.” Thus, by liberal logic, there should be zero gun crime. How, then, is it possible that firearms account for about 60% of all murders in New York? By liberal logic, murderers in New York aren’t able to own guns. See how absurd the logic of the gun grabbers is?
The fact is, no matter how strict gun laws are, a person who wants to commit a crime with a gun will find a way to get a gun – just like a person who wants drugs that are 100% illegal will find a way to get said drugs. Gun laws don’t stop gun crimes
. All gun laws do is stop people from defending themselves. But ONE person with a CCW could have shot the shooter in NYC the second
he opened fire.
What if the shooter had been in a subway car? What would have stopped him from killing every single defenseless person therein? NYC can’t possibly put a cop in every subway car. How about a bus? An office building? This only serves to emphasis the need for the government to back off and give millions of potential and defenseless victims the means of self-defense in such situations.
Don’t get me
wrong – I’m not advocating for a wild-west scenario. I don’t want to put guns in the hands of just any idiot – there has to be at least a minimum knowledge and respect of firearms through education. But I do think that anyone who has taken, say, an NRA-approved course on how to use and respect firearms should be issued a CC permit. That is, after they have been taught how to shoot, when to shoot, when NOT to shoot, etc.
In fact, I would mandate such education in public schools – certainly personal self defense is more important than handing out condoms.
Bottom line – where do you think a person is more likely to commit a crime – in a “gun free zone,” or in a location where everyone is potentially armed and educated? Exactly.
Jonathan Stein is an attorney in New York and a Graduate of Brown University.
He has been published in the Washington Times, Congressional Quarterly, and online at Newsmax and FrontPage.