More Guns = Less Crime
Not only are there numerous studies showing that this is true, but it’s just common sense. Tougher gun laws aren’t going to stop criminals from obtaining them, it is only going to leave innocent civilians more at risk unable to protect themselves. More guns in the hands of law abiding citizens, means more fear for criminals that will think twice about committing a crime, knowing they might get shot.
John Stossel discusses the self-defensive benefits of gun ownership, debunking the myth that “gun control reduces crime.” Citing the recent Federal Appeals Court for DC ruling overturning Washington, D.C.’s ban on gun ownership, Stossel talked to the pro-gun plaintiff in the case, Tom Palmer, and pointed out that the murder rate in D.C. increased after the city’s gun ban: “Since Washington’s gun law passed, the murder rate actually increased, even while America’s murder rate dropped. It’s because guns can also save lives, says Palmer, as one saved his years ago in California.”