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|Subject: Re: Here's why Libs don't get it||Date: 1/13/2013 9:20 PM|
|Author: warrl||Number: 666255 of 864644|
It's not delusional to observe that arming civilians with firearms in densely populated areas is going to produce unintended consequences, especially if they're allowed to carry the firearms outside their homes. (Even from inside the home you can kill a trick-or-treater who is mistaken for a trespasser in your front yard, as a guy in Florida did a few years back.) This is a legitimate concern.
It is delusional - or something - to theorize about what "is going to" happen without looking at what DID happen.
And what DID happen, in several states that have loosened restrictions on possessing and carrying homes, fails to match your fears.
In Florida, for example, when they made it easier for people to get concealed-carry permits - literally "to carry the firearms outside their homes" - violence declined.
And in Australia when they disarmed people to discourage violence, violence increased.
You've got no answer for it,
Only in the sense that reality is not a valid counter to vapid theorizing.
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