William Thien

More Proof Restrictive Gun Laws Probably Don’t Work, At Least in Chicago

Posted on: July 7, 2014

Eighty-two shot, fourteen dead in Chicago, IL this 4th of July weekend. Those numbers would not belie much if it were not for the fact that Chicago has the toughest gun laws in the country. Read this story from The Chicago Tribune. Chicago Shootings


1 Response to "More Proof Restrictive Gun Laws Probably Don’t Work, At Least in Chicago"

Reblogged this on William Thien and commented:

Anti-gun advocates like to quote statistics and make generalizations about the behavior of gun owners in order to stake their position. Gun rights advocates like to do the same. The problem is often such pseudo-scientific methods don’t tell the whole story. Reality sets in. The government would like very much to restrict firearms ownership in The United States. See what happens when they do? You get situations like the small war going on right here inside of our borders, right in Chicago. Just more proof restrictive guns laws don’t work, law enforcement is probably overstaffed and unable to address the problem and may in fact be suffering an obvious defeat in the eyes of the public, and there is a large cultural cross section or society that has been handling their problems the way they say fit for some time now regardless of what the government does. The laws only really have any effect on law abiding citizens. That, ladies and gentlemen, is bad law.

Consider prohibition, only the criminals really profited from it.

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