Look, Another Gun Law.. part 2- Why Gun Control Fails

By Rob Morse

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Louisiana- (Ammoland.com)-  Social theorists want to believe that gun control reduces violence.  They think that criminals who break the law will, for some reason, obey the next gun law.  These social theorists also hate the idea of armed civilians.  Let’s look a little closer at what gun-haters say and do.

Criminals don’t buy guns legally.  It may shock you that criminals break the law, but it’s an established fact. It sounds depressing at first, but it also has a silver lining for honest civilians.

Yes, criminals break the law.  That means the laws regulating guns and honest gun owners are ineffective.  Those laws don’t reduce crime.  Said another way, we can get rid of the laws on gun registration and crime won’t increase.  Criminals don’t take mandatory background checks either.  That means we can eliminate the laws on regulating honest gun owners, and crime won’t go up.  There is less here than meets the eye.

Gun control activists knew this all along.  Michael Beard was the executive director of the Coalition to Stop Gun Violence.  Michael said,

“I would agree that clearly, no law is going to prevent criminals from getting handguns or any kind of weapons they want.. You can’t stop criminals from getting guns. ”

I take Michael Beard at his word.

The police say that armed self-defense works.  Cops want to be armed on the job .. and off.  Deputies and officers want their wives, sons, and daughters to be armed as well.  They want honest civilians like us to be armed so we can protect ourselves until the police arrive.

Don’t confuse what the cop on the beat says with what an appointed Chief of Police is told to say.  The two are very different.

There is more good news.  Armed women are ten times less likely to be raped if they defend themselves with a gun.  You don’t have to believe me.  You can believe the FBI report on sexual assault in 26 US cities.

Socialist cities in the US have some of our strictest gun laws.  Those cities where guns are banned are among of the most violent cities in the US.  In contrast, consider conservative cities where guns are plentiful.  They are some of the safest places on earth.  Socialism crushes opportunity and causes violent crime.  Not guns.

Why do Socialists direct so much hate on honest gun owners if guns don’t cause crime?  Socialists want an all-powerful government.  To be more precise, they want an all-powerful government that they control.  Socialists want a nation of weak citizens .. so they can feel safe.  At a fundamental level, Socialists don’t trust their neighbors.

That is almost funny given that the socialists are the ones killing people.  It would be funny except for the lives lost and ruined, and that is never funny.

Socialists kill thousands each year here in the US.  At the same time these Socialists see the National Rifle Association as a subversive force in society.  The rest of us see the NRA as a civil-rights group who teaches our sons and daughters how to use a gun safely and effectively for self-defense.

When I think about it, teaching armed defense to civilians is subversive after all.  I like it, but then again, I’m not a Socialist.

How about you?

Part 1 is here.

Rob Morse: Rob writes about gun rights at Ammoland, at Clash Daily and on his SlowFacts blog. He hosts the Self Defense Gun Stories Podcast and co-hosts the Polite Society Podcast. He is an NRA pistol instructor and combat handgun competitor.

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Larry Davis

God bless Mississippi! We don’t even have to have a permit to carry concealed.

Go Trump!

David Pickering

I referenced the AmmoLand article from this past week so I thought I should make certain I gave credit where due to the author. The article was by David Codrea on Thursday lead me to order the book “Proclaiming Liberty,” which is scheduled to arrive today (Amazon two day shipping is great): “’The problem with Internet quotations is that many are not genuine.’—Abraham Lincoln” Humorous as that may be, it’s true, and for those of us striving to keep the argument in favor of an armed citizenry credible, it can be maddening seeing activist gun owners promulgating the spurious Washington… Read more »


Please, let’s get our own facts straight. It was right here in an excellent AmmoLand article just this week that debunked the supposed quote of Hillary Clinton in the Des Moine Register that headlines this article. The quote does not exist. Hillary Clinton has said many ridiculous things about the 2nd Amendment, gun ownership, gun owners, and gun related crime, but this quote is false, as noted right here in our own forum. We need to hold ourselves to a higher standard.

Don McDougall

83% of all shooting are gang and drug related. If you look at the murder rate of the US and exclude these murders our murder rate is lower than England, France or Germany. The US does not have a gun problem, it has a race and gang problem.


Morse,great point ! What did Richard Milhouse Nixon have to do with it though ?


Excellent points! Socialists never let facts influence their outlook.

fran t.

I live in Ma., where the gun laws are way more restrictive than almost any other state. That being said, in order to maintain my concealed carry permit, I have had background checks and finger prints taken and, if not for my firearms instructor certifications for 19 years certified by both the Ma. State Police and the Ma. Criminal Justice Training Council, I would have had to pay for and pass firearms safety course training. The up side of all this is that its nice to know that my permit to carry tells all that I am a person of… Read more »


@fran t,Ma sounds like a real firearms owners paradise !


Fran, It’s about time to go on the offense against states like MA. I’m not in MA, but here’s a little something I’ve worked out if the usurpers ever come after me for exercising my Second Amendment (2A) rights: Everyone should know that it’s illegal for a state to implement regulations that “chill” an American’s ability to exercise a constitutionally guaranteed right. This is stated by the SCOTUS in: Murdock v. Pennsylvania, 319 US 105. Therefore, wouldn’t the state’s actions of purposely creating “roadblocks”, (like the regulations that MA and other states enact) that require people to jump through all… Read more »


fran t; and B.Zerker: Do not try these actions in the “Free State of Maryland”. You will be thrown in jail for decades and loose ALL your RIGHTS. Yea, you can get a “CCW”, with MULTITUDES of LIMITS, in Maryland – – – – IF you meet these requirements: 1. You are an active duty Police officer or are retired in “good standing” 2. You work for a security company and a weapon is REQUIRED by your employer 3. If you guard MONEY This process only cost $75 to $150 plus about 30 days(give or take). 4. If you can… Read more »


I understand all of what you’re saying Laddyboy. Your state (MD) has operated tyrannically for a long time and because of that, your assertions are correct there (and in a lot of other states) simply because of the fact that the all-powerful government can spend the “serfs” into submission with their own money. For that reason, many Americans let the government have their way. What “We The People” must begin doing is asserting our rights at every opportunity and letting those in the government(s) know that they are not above the law (the USC) and that we will mercilessly punish… Read more »