My Gun Control Unicorn is Named Chet

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child fantasy : “No one will get shot ever again if we make guns illegal.”

U.S.A. -(Ammoland.com)- The fantasy of gun-control is easy. The sales pitch is a politician’s dream.

 

“No one will get shot ever again if we make guns illegal.”

That promise sounds great if you don’t know very much. Who wouldn’t want to have world peace and a pet unicorn when all you have to do is mail in two box tops, vote in November, and wait four to six weeks for delivery. Sounds awesome. What do we need to know to detect the lies inside the gun-control sales pitch?

We're talking about criminals

Now hold onto your seats boys and girls, but criminals don’t obey our laws. Criminals break the law every day. That includes the 23 thousand firearms regulations we already have in the books. I can tell by the look on some of your faces that you’re shocked, but believe me this is true.

You see, criminals can’t go down to the local gun store and pass a background check to buy a gun, so they don’t. Criminals don’t stand around for a ten day waiting period either. Criminals get their guns the same way they get their drugs and the other things they buy and sell. They buy guns and drugs from other criminals in the hundred-billion-dollar-a-year black market. Moving a few pounds of steel is easy when you’re already moving tons of drugs and millions of illegal immigrants. Chet the pet gun-control unicorn isn’t looking so good once you know a few facts and how to put those facts together.

Where has gun control worked?

Maybe you want hard evidence rather than logic. Would you consider looking at Mexico, Brazil and Venezuela where they have strict gun-control laws and yet these countries are many times more violent than the US. In contrast, we know of one group of US citizens who behave like the extraordinary peaceful and disarmed citizens of Japan. That group is gun owners in the US who have their concealed carry permits. The fact that lawful gun owners are among the most law abiding people in the world [a statistical fact] is unicorn poison.

We found the the most peaceful people in the world right here in the USA.

Are those statistics too dated for you? We have more evidence right here in the ol’ US of A, and we see it every day. Thousands of honest US citizens use a gun to defend themselves every day.

You didn’t know that? You don’t see lot of that news for two prominent reasons. The first is that crime and armed defense are both relatively rare. We’re talking about a few thousand events out of a third of a billion people. The second reason is that armed citizens have the same effect that armed police have on criminals. Just like when he sees a cop, the idiot who broke into your house wants to run away when he sees that you’re armed. A few percent of the time the criminal needs to get a louder message.

Criminals know about armed citizens even if you don't.

My Gun Control Unicorn is Named Chet
My Gun Control Unicorn is Named Chet

The honest man on the street might not know about armed citizens, but criminals do. That is why criminals behave so differently here in the USA. They look for burglaries when the homeowner is away. Contrast that with how criminals act in disarmed countries. There the criminals want their victims to be at home.

Which seems safer to you, when criminals avoid you or when criminals hunt you in your home?

I’m sorry, but the paper horn on my pet gun-control unicorn just fell off.

Do you really want to disarm the young woman living next door?

Some criminals try to take our things. Other criminals like the process of robbing us, and they often graduate to sexual assaults. Hundreds of sexual assaults are stopped every day by armed victims. I think that is a good thing, but gun-control advocates say we’d be safer if we disarm young women so they can’t defend themselves. That doesn't make sense to me. Now that we've looked a little closer, Chet the gun-control unicorn is looking pretty thin.

When you look closely, gun-control doesn’t make sense. Gun-control doesn’t work, and gun-prohibition would leave us in greater danger than we're in now.

I think Chet the gun-control unicorn was really a funny looking dog with a cheap die-job wearing a paper cone on his forehead. That won’t stop some people from believing in gun-control. Heck, some people believe in unicorns and think the world is flat.

In the case of gun-prohibition, they are sacrificing our safety for their fantasy. Don’t be one of them, and don’t help them come November. Your Vote matter more than ever.


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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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    Those who want gun control always ignore the stats showing many, many more homicides are committed with knives and blunt objects etc. than with guns. And, as is often pointed out, a gun can’t, on its own kill anyone. Someone had to pull the trigger and that is where the blame lies. Inanimate objects do not make moral decisions people do.

    RJL
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    RJL

    A gun, like any other source of power, is a force for either good or evil, being neither, but dependent upon those who possess it. I Stand Behind You In Line I stand behind you in line at the store with a smile on my face…and a gun under my shirt and you are none the wiser, yet you are safer for having me next to you. I won’t shoot you. My gun won’t pull it’s own trigger. It is securely holstered with the trigger covered. It can’t just go off. However, rest assured that if a lunatic walks into… Read more »

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    RJL

    This is where gun control has worked in the past, firearm’s control comes first, mass extermination comes second. To quote a past Author; Author: Rhodney Freeman Comment: A LITTLE GUN HISTORY In 1929, the Soviet Union established gun control. From 1929 to 1953, about 20 million dissidents, unable to defend themselves, were rounded up and exterminated. In 1911, Turkey established gun control. From 1915 to 1917, 1.5 million Armenians, unable to defend themselves, were rounded up and exterminated. Germany established gun control in 1938 and from 1939 to 1945, a total of 13 million Jews and others who were unable… Read more »

    james
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    james

    When they compare the USA to other nations, most of them are ruled by the Crown, have been around for 1,000’s of years and are mostly immigrant free, Japan, Singapore, China, plus most of Europe.

    The USA is a melting pot, a country of countries, under 300 years young, plus we have our Constitution.

    Colonialgirl
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    Colonialgirl

    I think it is PAST TIME to Sue the US Government and get every one of those 23,000+ gun laws removed from the books as being completely unconstitutional based on the Second amendment which states “SHALL NOT BE INFRINGED”.
    Every one of those “laws” are an infringement on the Second Amendment and the RIGHT of Citizens to own and carry firearms.
    2nd Amendment:
    “A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State , the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed.

    RayB
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    RayB

    wow gun control freak’s & anti gun people are NPC’S t
    hey like to throw around that word.
    gun violence
    assault rifle
    hi cap magazines or clip’s.
    they keep saying it over & over like a broken record.

    Charles Moore
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    Charles Moore

    Rainbows, Fairy Dust and Unicorn Farts; what so many of the deluded left think the world would run on if only . . . .

    Newelld
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    Newelld

    Cain got by without an “AK”!!

    tomcat
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    tomcat

    @Newelld What is your point in what you post? You could be anti gun or you could be making a point.

    GNewman
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    GNewman

    Probably because he did not have a gun then. But he still murdered.

    JoePlumber
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    JoePlumber

    Like no one was ever going to get murdered again if we only made murder illegal – oh, … duh, …. wait …. ! Progressive thinking another progressive illness just like Progressive Alzheimers.