Saturday, May 22, 2004

Let's See: 1,000,000 Moms Minus 998,000 Equals....

The so-called Million Mom March was held again in D.C. earlier in May. Seems they were a little short this year. Like 99.8% short. Only 2,000 people turned up. Maybe someone is getting a clue. With 46 states now having some sort of concealed carry law, and most having a right-to-carry requirement, it must be time to wake up and smell the coffee. In the right-to-carry states, violent crime is down 24% over the remaining holdouts. For comparison, in Australia armed robery is up 45%(!) since the passing of the draconian Port Arthur gun control measures. Prior to the ban, Australian violent crime rates had been dropping for 25 years. Australia has even banned swords and laser pointers! That will put a stop to all those drive-by stabbings.

For the most part, I don't usually feel any great need to regularly carry a gun. Especially up here in the Puget Sound region. But having the option to carry is important to me. The one place where I very much wanted to carry was when I was working in the other Washington, the city on the east coast. But, of course, big brother there knows better, and absolutely forbids anyone without a badge from carrying legally. Must be why they need so many dozens of different police agencies there.


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