CNN’s Don Lemon: Without Guns ‘Are We Setting Ourselves Up to Be Sitting Ducks’?

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Washington DC – -(Ammoland.com)- As a guest on the Tom Joyner radio show, CNN host Don Lemon said he has come to see that guns are not necessarily a problem, but being unarmed is.

While communicating this position, he asked rhetorically, “[Without guns] are we setting ourselves up to be sitting ducks?”

Lemon said that looking at hard numbers and reading gun studies has helped him see “that most gun violence, and most crime in the country, [is] not worse, but is going down,” even as news outlets increase their focus on mass shootings.

He said data shows “you have a better chance of getting shot walking down your street, getting into an altercation, or getting robbed in cities like New Orleans, Baltimore, Miami, D.C., Atlanta, or Cleveland than you do in getting shot or killed in a mass shooting.”

Lemon says street crime in many big cities is an “epidemic,” and for that reason remaining unarmed may not be the smartest route to take:

“Armed with just our cellphones, our fists and our wits, are we setting ourselves up to be sitting ducks, defenseless in the face of a sane, or an insane person, armed to the teeth and bent on killing?”

What do our readers think? Please comment below.

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DJ
DJ
8 years ago

Arizona, the “Dick Act” does no such thing.

It federalized the states National Militias, later known as National Guard, and standardized training and uniforms, after issues with State Militias during the Spanish American war

Darth
Darth
8 years ago

Simply put a government should fear its people, as opposed to a people fearing its government.

TexStan
TexStan
8 years ago

The only thing that separates law-abiding citizens from absolute tyranny is the ability to bear arms and fight the oppressors. Disarm us, and we become subjects. Emperor Barry doesn’t give a damn about disarming criminals or stopping mass-murders (hello, Chicago), he wants to bring us to capitulation.

TCshore
TCshore
8 years ago

A law abiding citizen carrying legal firearm , along with the proper training can be a powerful force to thwart criminal attacks on all, though deterrence. A criminal attempting to prey on a population in a concealed carry state is playing Russian roulette as they never know who’s armed . States having large well paid , unionized police forces do not want CCW laws as armed citizens lessen the dependence on uniformed police protection . The cop on the job does a dangerous , sometimes thankless essential service for the public good but , it must understand legally armed civilians… Read more »

Tn. Patriot
Tn. Patriot
8 years ago

Obama is now giving funds to al qaeda in seria. He, and the liberal gun grabbers, want the only guns in the hands of criminals. How can the democratic world not see this? Many, in the black community, came from slavery. I just do not understand how they do not see that they are headed back into slavery. It will look different, but slavery by any other name is still slavery. Maybe the justification is that the white folks will be included. Could be!

Rod
Rod
8 years ago

I think the odds are good that CNN will fire Mr. Lemon for speaking Good & true facts about Guni

BigR
BigR
8 years ago

My sentiments exactly! Police don’t carry guns just to look good, they carry them for self defense. Shouldn’t we have the right to protect ourselves also? We can’t all have a cop follow us around for protection, only the rich and famous can afford that, and they seem to be the ones that espouse gun control the most, along with wealthy democrats and liberals.

Mike the Limey
Mike the Limey
8 years ago

It is encouraging to see someone from the usually anti self defence CNN make such a statement.
I doubt it’s a shift in their policy but it’s a start.

Becker
Becker
8 years ago

The only thing proven in Chicago, yesterday, was when you take guns from good guys, they are at the mercy of the criminals and gangs. If course they are never going to take the guns from rural and small town America, because we will rebel. But the big cities, where only criminals have guns and no one else even knows which end of one, to hold, gangs are always going to be killing these people. They won’t arm themselves and they are afraid of guns. Great for the gangs, because the cops are scared to death of them. They just… Read more »

John carr
John carr
8 years ago

No s**t. I’m glad someone is finally saying it the way it really is. Wake up America and smell the gun powder.

durabo
durabo
8 years ago

A handgun is like a parachute: if you need one, and don’t have it, chances are that you will never need one again.

Hopalong40
Hopalong40
8 years ago

I carry because of a old womans dog and son. And the cops told me to get a permit. Besides, any thing, happens to me, the cops will go after the old womans son.

Herb
Herb
8 years ago

No comments as of 6:30 am, Saturday? I’d rather be carrying and not need it than to need it and not be carrying. When there is little or nothing to fear from a potential victim, there seems to be a lot of people ready to ignore doing the right thing.

TEX
TEX
8 years ago

The tyrannists, liberal trash around the county wants the law-abiding, civilian population disarmed in the US.That is the ultimate goal of these losers.We are living right now what our founding fathers spoke/warned us about the Gov’t,and the second amendment is place so, if need be,to take this great country back from these son of a bitches with the weapons they want to take.