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A study published in the latest issue of the academic journal Applied Economics Letters took on many of the claims made regularly by advocates of stricter gun laws.From the paper Abstract: “The purpose of the present study is to determine the effects of state-level assault weapons bans and concealed weapons laws on state-level murder rates. Using data for the period 1980 to 2009 and controlling for state and year fixed effects, the results of the present study suggest that states with restrictions on the carrying of concealed weapons had higher gun-related murder rates than other states. It was also found that assault weapons bans did not significantly affect murder rates at the state level. These results suggest that restrictive concealed weapons laws may cause an increase in gun-related murders at the state level. The results of this study are consistent with some prior research in this area, most notably Lott and Mustard (1997).”
Nothing surprising here to anyone with a ounce of common-sense! Interesting this is confirming prior research from1997, proves that the facts/proof have been available which begs the question, if we know this and the proof is available why the huge push for gun control and weapons bans? Support of stronger restrictions on gun ownership is not supported by an exhaustive analysis of crime statistics. The people pushing for these restrictions are not back woods dummies, they are well educated people! Why would they ignore the facts? Why hide behind emotional responses and ignore the statistics, studies, and obvious fact that the vast majority of shootings occur in “gun free zones”. Could it be that there is a hidden agenda? There don’t seem to be to many other logical reasons for such an agenda. It is a power grab, plan and simple. The “powers that be” (UN, US Government, etc) understand that an armed populous is a limitation on their power and ability to push their agenda and control. History proves this to be true. The only province in the Soviet Union to successfully revolt ware the province of Georgia, why? Because their population had the right to carry musket loaders. This occurred during the mid-1900’s, not during the 1800’s, but the mere musket loader and a willingness to take significant losses enabled their successful and prolonged revolt. Afghanistan was and is another example of an armed population holding off and defeating a significantly larger and more advanced force (Russia and now US).
If you can check your emotional response for a moment and think about the topic logically I believe you will begin to see the light of common-sense. Self-Defense is not just a personal issue, it is defense against tyranny in any form, be it personal, gang, vigilant, organized or government. With no protection your only course of action is to submit or die. The Martial Arts began in response to such tyranny, and still stand as the appropriate response to defend against physical acts of tyranny, but even the Martial Arts has its limit and facing a shooter beyond arms length is such a limit. Stand for Freedom, Stand against Tyranny, Oppose Gun Laws and Restrictions.
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