Gun Owners Cause Peace – the Amazing Experiment in Richmond, Virginia

Richmond Aftermath: Is Dem Gun Control Push Political Suicide? Photo by John Crump
Despite a massive Second Amendment rally in Richmond, Virginia in January, Democrats are pushing gun control and apparently punishing sheriffs' deputies by withholding pay raises because lawmen spoke out against new gun control laws. Photo by John Crump

U.S.A. –-(Ammoland.com)- The mainstream media tells us that guns cause crime. The media shows us night after night that guns are bad. We see it in their “news” and in their Hollywood dramas. We recently conducted another massive public experiment and the results contradict the media’s story about guns. We put tens of thousands of armed men and women on the street in one small area. The rate of crime dropped precipitously when these armed civilians were there.

Guns brought peace. Let me show you what happened.

Twenty-five-to-fifty thousand people came to the Virginia Capital on one morning to lobby the legislature. Once they filled the capital grounds, they overflowed into the streets in every direction.

A few thousand people deliberately disarmed to enter the capitol building. I can’t prove that everyone else was armed, but the vast majority of them were since this was a second-amendment protest. Judging from the pictures I’ve seen and the people I’ve talked to, for each person who was not armed at the rally, there was another person who carried multiple firearms. Call it one gun per person in round numbers.

I couldn’t find reports of violent crime in the area of the protests when I searched the news and police records. The protesters even brought trash bags and left the city streets cleaner than they’d found them. The single reported arrest I could find was of a counter-protester.

Thousands of more gun owners crowded the streets surrounding the Capitol armed with everything from a small Ruger LCP to a Barrett
Thousands of more gun owners crowded the streets surrounding the Capitol armed with everything from a small Ruger LCP to a Barrett

Video from ground level- https://t.co/NXZPwDxpPG

This peaceful gathering isn’t a surprise once you study the record of legally armed civilians in the US. We’ve seen this phenomenon before and I’ve seen it with my own eyes. I routinely stand in a room with twenty-to-thirty thousand armed individuals. I’ve done that over a dozen times and the results are uniformly boring.

I’ve never seen violence at those sites. I’ll go a step further and say that people are polite and there is very little conflict of any kind. We’ve searched police records and the rate of crime drops in every city when that many gun owners gather together. A public experiment on that scale is a sociologist’s dream come true. It is remarkable when we gather that many gun owners together, and we conduct that experiment for free year after year.

Honest gun-owners bring peace rather than crime and conflict.

You could argue that we conduct a similar experiment every day when these honest gun owners return home and go about their lives.. armed. We are there day after day, but concealed is concealed, and you never see us.

That leaves an obvious question unanswered.

Ask yourself why the media continues to sell the lie that guns and legally armed citizens cause crime.


About Rob MorseSlow Facts

The original article with sources 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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StWayne
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StWayne

Hey Virginia! Here’s an idea. Why don’t all you gun owners get together and create a kind of fund to make up for the raise that the police aren’t getting, as they in turn support your right to keep and bear arms? This would be a clear and demonstrable sign to Northam of unity: one he couldn’t screw with if he tried. I’d love to see the look on his face.

Wild Bill
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Wild Bill

@StW, there might be a Va statute against police taking money from the public.

StWayne
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StWayne

WB —

You may be right, I couldn’t say, but it bears worth looking into. I like the idea.

Levelhead
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Levelhead

“Twenty-five-to-fifty thousand people”. Sorry bub, but I was there also and best estimates are closer to 22 or 23K. You say that you “routinely stand in a room with twenty-to-thirty thousand armed individuals. I’ve done that over a dozen times” You say you do this routinely? Where were those meetings. When you spout this bull you are doing exactly what we blame the mass media for doing. Lying!! We may be dumb (proof of that is that not every gun owner votes) but don’t think we are stupid enough to believe everything in print.

JPM
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JPM

“An armed society is a polite society out of necessity.” – Robert Heinlein. Only an insane idiot or a Democrat, but I repeat myself, would have tried to start a fire-fight there in Virginia at the time.

Mike
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Mike

This is such a great point being made here and it nearly slipped past us that in the moment that good guys and gals stood their ground in defiance to tyranny, those evil peeps lurking in the shadows didn’t dare show themselves. It’s no different than sheepdogs among the sheep. There will always be predators looking for an easy meal. They are attracted to gun-free zones but avoid places where liberty loving Americans choose to defend themselves. Sounds like an Ad campaign doesn’t it? Molon Labe.

Deplorable Bill
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Deplorable Bill

“The right of the people to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed.” I would expect most serious criminals to steer clear of 20k armed men and women. The criminals made sure that no one bearing arms was to be anywhere near them —- as they sat in congress.

Arm up, carry on.

P.S. U.S.A. consider the statue of liberty

Knute
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Knute

Now add Daniel’s interpretation of Nebuchadnezzar’s dream to that, the dream about the statue with the golden head (Babylon), the silver chest (Persia), the bronze belly (Greece), the iron legs (Rome), and the feet of iron mixed with clay (US, the last of the fiat currency lineage), and what conclusion is to be made?
🙂

Knute
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Knute

And it also says that when He returns to claim his Kingdom, he will bear a new name.
You couldn’t possibly know what that name is. Could you?

Knute
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Knute

That’s a very good answer.
I was, however, thinking of a 7-letter word beginning with “S”.

Knute
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Knute

Meaning “One with God”??

Vern
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Vern

Until He is ready to divulge His new name only He will know what it is.

Knute
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Knute

Vern. Correct. What if He had already done so?

Vern
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Vern

There is no confirmation in scripture of that event happening, perhaps it will be part of the millennial kingdom.

Knute
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Knute

I’m not speaking of Scripture now. What if He had already revealed His new name, in print, in the USA, in 1989???
Then what?

Knute
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Knute

Correction: Upon cross checking the date, change “1989” above into; August, 1993.

Vern
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Vern

Well, the scripture tells us that it would be to the Jew first then the gentiles. If they haven’t had a revelation then neither have the gentiles. Everything that has to do with God is in the scriptures, no where else.

StWayne
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StWayne

He did. It’s I SHEM YESUAH, and translates to “The Name Jesus.”

Knute
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Knute

Which is not “One with God”.

Vern
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Vern

Gold was Babylon, Silver was Media and Persia, Bronze was The Greeks with Alexander the Great, The legs of iron represented the two kingdoms of Rome, West is Rome and east is Constantinople. The feet and toes represent the reemergence of the Roman empire in the last times in what is known today as the European Union. The EU will be the entity from which the anti-Christ will emerge from, sooner than we think.

Vern
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Vern

Daniel also prophecied about the one world order, it is here today represented by the biggest billionaires on the planet. At the middle of the tribulation they will give all their wealth and power to the anti-Christ, that will be the last of the currency as the mark of the beast will become the only means of buying and selling on the planet.