Banning guns: It's a good thing
There are 10 Really Good Reasons to Ban Guns: by Bruce Gold
1. Guns are used in
self-defense more than 2 million times a year.
However, this makes the attempted crime a 'nonevent,'
which necessarily complicates the police investigation.
Without civilian ownership of guns, these police investigations would
not have been compromised. Civilians should leave crime prevention
to the police, who are properly equipped to investigate,
following the crime's completion.
2. Some .004 percent
of guns are used in crime each year. This
is way too high. All guns should be banned.
3. In 98 percent of
civilian gun defenses, no shot is fired. If you
are not going to fire a shot, you clearly don't need a gun.
Banning guns will prevent these unnecessary defenses.
4. The high crime rate
in Washington, D.C., is caused by the
cowardly migration of criminals from gun havens like Virginia, in
order to avoid armed householders and concealed-carry
civilians. This criminal migration is detrimental to helpless
unarmed citizens in no-gun areas.
5. Two relatively small
and geographically restricted groups,
inner-city gangs and drug dealers, consistently commit the
majority of gun crimes. The best way to prevent this is by
denying guns to all law-abiding people everywhere.
6. No woman needs to
protect herself from rape, assault or
murder. The police will protect her by investigating the crime
after the fact. Police paperwork is all the protection anyone
7. Gun owners are disrespectful
of authority. Their failure to
completely and absolutely trust and depend on the authorities is
excessive democracy and sends a bad message to children.
8. Guns owners engaging
in self-defense are taking the law into
their own hands, and only the police and criminals have the right
to take the law into their own hands.
9. Children and young
people should remain ignorant about
guns. Real guns and real gun knowledge dissipates the
fantasies created by violent video games and TV.
10. Guns reduce people's
reliance on the police and
government, which fosters a mistaken belief in ``rights.''
No person has the right to question authority. No person should be less
than 100% dependent on authority. This is fundamental to social order.
Banning guns will help to establish the Order the authorities want.
This is good.