Another Gun-Control Fantasy Just to Make US Feel Better

By Rob Morse : Opinion

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Another Gun-Control Fantasy Just to Make US Feel Better
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USA –-(  I remember watching Disney as a child. As an adult I find reality more interesting and entertaining than fantasy.  Not everyone feels that way.

Today, lots of us ask for 144 character solutions. That is too bad. These faux answers might sooth our conscience, but they seldom work out well.  For example, this week I read some crime reports where we disarmed the victims rather than the bad guys.

Look at these examples and put yourself in their situation.

You and your wife arrive home just before midnight. You park in your driveway and start to get out of your car. A man runs out of the darkness and says, “give it up.” Your attacker has a gun pointed at your wife. You’re on the driver’s side of the car and you reach for your gun. The attacker shoots you, and then grabs your wife’s purse. You shoot your attacker. He runs and you call the police.

Your attacker was a convicted felon.

By law, convicted felons cannot legally possess guns. In theory, that gun law stopped armed criminals. In practice, gun laws only disarmed law abiding citizens.  That is the difference between fantasy and reality.  Fortunately, this man had a gun to protect himself and his wife.

What would have happened if he lived in a state that disarmed law abiding citizens? I saw a different example last week that gives us a likely answer.

You’re making a Youtube video.  You and your crew, one man and three young women, stop for pizza in Oakland, California. It is 10 at night.  All of you get out of your car and start across the parking lot. Two men approach you.  They draw their weapons and point their pistols at your head.  They take your cameras, cellphones, and a laptop computer.

The director of the film said he wouldn’t work in Oakland again without private security.

How did it feel to hope for mercy from the merciless?

Ask the residents of Oakland.  They live with violence every day, and they can’t take personal bodyguards as a tax deduction.  The honest citizens in California have to go through extraordinary lengths to buy a gun. The law abiding citizens in Oakland can’t get permits to legally carry a concealed firearm in public.  Do you think those firearm restrictions bother criminals at all?

If you wonder, here is your proof. Oakland is consistently in the Top 10 list of most violent cities in the United States despite the labyrinth of strict California gun laws.

Did California’s gun laws protect these four people and the residents of Oakland, or did the laws disarm them and leave them vulnerable? It is an important distinction, yet most of us will never consider that question. We are in love with simplistic answers.

Ask a blue state politician and he’ll offer to pass another gun law for you. Ink on paper is cheap, and it makes everyone feel better.

‘This new regulation would do wonders if criminals obeyed the law!’

Shame on them..and shame on us for living in fantasy land.


About Rob Morse
The original article is here.  Rob Morse 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. Rob is an NRA pistol instructor and combat handgun competitor.

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The Revelator

Thanks for the heads up on the inbound methane cloud. Funny, They always have to change names when they get caught in a lie or humiliate themselves in front of grizzled old veterans like you and others here.

It’s almost like they enjoy repeating the process!

Silence Dogood

Proven fact…you’re more likely to be murdered in a County/Town/City controlled by the DemoRats. Proven solution…move!

The Revelator

It would be better to just Move the Idiots running the asylum. Maybe drop them off around the Laurentian fan. Seems like one of the few spots in the world they could do minimal damage.

VE Veteran - Old Man's Club

I was watching John Walsh’s The Hunt yesterday where he profiles real cases. Anyway there was this a**hat in Northern California’s Shasta County who decided in 2013 to kill his wife and 2 daughters. The dude’s name was Shawn Miller and to make a long story short, he was a convicted felon. When he was running after the murders, he had struck out into the forests, and the authorities knew he was a survivalist and had bunkers up in the woods on land that he owned. They found one such bunker and searched it, inside they discovered that he had… Read more »



The Revelator




Guns are a white mans disease and the cure for this disease is the abolishion of the 2nd amendment … muskets days are long gone and so is slavery. Hey, women can vote too … all these progressive movements have gone in the write direction except gun control. Repeal and replace the 2nd, honkies

Wild Bill

@Bgf If guns are a white mans (sic) disease, then why are black people using guns against each other? The remainder of what you write, and misspell, is unworthy of reply. And who uses the term honky anymore (paid trolls pretending to be black people)?

Wild Bill

@OV, Brother, the more the Trump administration fire, the more I like it. Trump could have a prime time show. Trump could fire hand over fist and have guest terminators. The deep state must go.

Terence Colligan

Black guerilla family. Nice!

The Revelator

@BGF Gun control was originally the argument of the Racist Democrat party and their military wing, the KKK. Every Gun control law on the books prior to the 1930’s was aimed at preventing black men from being able to defend their families from racist whites! The biggest attempt after republicans pushed through Civil Rights legislation during the 1950’s and 60’s, they put in the Gun Control act of 1968, and then went after “Saturday Night Specials” in the 1970’s. You know, small, low power handguns that were cheap enough to be affordable to black families…. But of course, that’s ok.… Read more »


That was well put !



Hmmm.. BGF? Maybe Bad Gill Fraud? the problem is never the arrow. It si always the Indian. You seem to be precisely the sort that should never be an INdian allowed to have an arrow. You project your own anger, confustion, instability, onto those round about you. You are a TINY percentage of the population of the US…. You did get one thing right.. muskets ARE long gone… as suitable weapons. They ARE fun to mess with, but not practical. They have been replaced, for the same reason horse drawn buggies, smoke signals, ploe barges, candles, and thatched roofs have… Read more »


Your a race Baiter! I’m an ffl/sot, “licensenced arms dealer and dealer in nfa items”. I sell to every color under the sun ,black ,white , hispanic , Indian, etc……. YOU my friend obviously believe all the spoon fed sh*t the democratic party feeds you on cnn , msnb, washington post etc…..Learn your history ! The KKK was made up off democrats! They keep telling you that their your party . Were you never taught to think critically??? Democratic party is nothing but self serving 2 faced lying hypocrites….i feel sorry for you

VE Veteran - Old Man's Club

Hola Stoopeed! White man’s disease – thank God that I was born white then.

There ain’t no cure for stupid – there ain’t a pill you could take or a operation you could get.” – Ron White

Life is tough, its even tougher when you’re stupid! – John Wayne

“You must be some special kind of stupid.” – Sam Elliot

The cure is to repeal your mouth.