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Friday, February 15, 2008

Guns and School Shootings

Several bloggers have already written about the NIU shooting yesterday. (language alert) Steve H. had a sobering point.
The Israeli children are alive. A whole bunch of ours are dead. We ban guns on campuses. The Israelis do not. Our bans cause massacres. That's all there is to it.
It's difficult to argue the point (especially since I agree with it). Israel doesn't have random people shooting things up "just because" (their whack jobs have an agenda- destroying Israel, but that's a different story). Switzerland doesn't have a problem with school shootings, either.

You can look at the stats concerning gun crime and Concealed Carry laws. In states where there are liberal concealed carry laws, there is less crime. The harder it is to get a permit, the more crime there is. (Here's a place to start research on this.)

Think about it. How often do you hear about mass killings (like at Virginia Tech or NIU) in a carry area? You don't. You only hear about them in "gun free zones." If it was a "gun free zone," how did anyone get shot?

I'll make my position on concealed carry perfectly clear. If you are eligible for a permit, you should be allowed to carry. Period. Anywhere. Anytime.

I have no idea where Misha found this picture, but it proves a point, doesn't it?


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