August 06, 2013

The Gun Reality Democrats Just Can't Seem To Understand

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Despite the news of plummeting gun crime in the wake of soaring gun sales, Democrat Terry McAuliffe still thinks people would feel safer if their were fewer guns in America. I'm sure there are some who feel that way. Some who think a criminal with a gun is safer than a criminal and a law-abiding citizen with a gun. After all, one gun usually equals one dead victim, but two guns equal a wild west shootout certain to leave countless bodies and orphaned children (not to mention the civil rights violations of the criminal). Better to lose one life than to risk losing two.

McAuliffe believes the real issue is not lowering gun crime. The real issue is giving people the illusion of safer cities by citing fewer guns:

"There are certain people that should not own guns and with all the issues we've had, and the comparison of Newtown and Aurora, and gun violence going down--that's not the issue. I think I speak for every Virginia parent, when you drive your child off to school, you want to know that your child is going to be safe." [...]

The NRA notes that McAuliffe also supports a ban on commonly owned semi-automatic firearms and standard capacity magazines. The NRA says McAuliffe wants to criminalize private firearms transfers. The transfer ban McAuliffe wants, according to the NRA, would include between friends and family members.

The reality is, more guns in the hands of responsible, law-abiding citizens make the streets safer for everyone. Fewer guns only make the streets safer for the criminals, who really don't give a rat's ass about your "weapons prohibited" signs, background checks, cooling off periods, magazine limits, or about endangering your children in school.

They only care about their own selfish agenda, whether it means a few bucks for a stolen iPhone, a racist beat down, a political or religious statement, or just plain craziness. The bad guys will always have weapons.

The real question is, should the good guys become sitting ducks or should they be able to defend themselves and others? Democrats like Terry McAuliffe believe the former.

Related:
Crime Rates in Virginia Plummets Despite Right Wing Tea Baggers Buying More Guns

By DMartyr at 12:41 PM | Comments |