Sunday, August 31, 2014

Because Guns Are Bad, Right?

From The Daily Caller

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An Ohio woman who is licensed to carry a gun but had only recently started carrying one for protection put it to good use earlier this week.

Dinah Burns was out walking her dog, Gracie, on a path near an elementary school in Lancaster on Monday when two men approached her with a baseball bat and threatened to abduct her.

“Two gentlemen came out of the woods, one holding a baseball bat, and said ‘You’re coming with us,’” Burns told WBNS, adding that Gracie was little help in deterring the men.

Thankfully, Burns had something else for protection.

“I said, ‘Well, what do you want?,’ and as I was saying that I reached in to my pocket and slipped my gun out, slipped the safety off as I pulled it out,” Burns said.

“As I was doing that the other gentleman came toward me and raised the baseball bat. And, I pointed the gun at them and said, ‘I have this and I’m not afraid to use it.’”

The men backed off and left, Burns told the news station.

“I think if they’d gotten any closer, I probably would have fired,” she said, citing her concealed carry training which taught her “to get out of a situation, back out, get out of it as much as you can without having to discharge your firearm.”

“[I'm] very thankful that it turned out the way it did, and hope it doesn’t happen again, but I will be prepared,” Burns said.

Ohio, which began issuing concealed carry permits in 2004, has experienced a massive surge of new concealed carry permit requests. According to an article from the Columbus Dispatch earlier this year, 96,972 new permits were issued in 2013 — a 50 percent increase from 2012. Permit renewals quadrupled over the same time span to 48,370.

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And a bit of editorial . . .

And to think, if only guns were outlawed here in America, this vile woman would have had the opportunity to fend off her would-be assailants with strong words!

But no, we live in a country where barbaric citizens, like this woman, are audaciously allowed to own firearms to "protect" themselves from the honest, hard-working criminals.  The right to bear arms!  What a barbaric, terrifying, out-dated notion!

Please, write your congressmen and women and tell them to take away our guns!  We simply cannot afford anymore instances where free citizens are allowed to use guns to defend themselves against the sweet and innocent criminals that stalk our streets!

3 comments:

jez said...

Concealed carry permits result in fewer crimes, but those remaining crimes are more severe: discuss.

AHB said...

Sure.

Concealed carry permits result in fewer crimes--- positive

but those remaining crimes are more severe--- negative

So I gather less burglary, petty thefts, nude in public?, jaywalking, littering, traffic tickets?, and other misdemeanors... if the crime is getting worse and less of it there is simply no more room for this shit in the criminal resume?

That is hard for me to accept, because quite frankly CC seems to lessen the chance someone will directly face you, and it is really hard to do the worst crime without confronting someone, unless you feel that following will go up in frequency:

Black Hat Hacking
Bombings/Missile attacks
Massive Fraud/Theft
Nuclear/Chemical/Biological
Treason

If you are operating under the premise that "since people have a gun now" they will just blow away the next person who stalls the line at Toys R Us, because they can. Which in turn will spark a shootout where kids will be caught in the cross fire, the giraffe will be caught in the crossfire, cashiers will be caught in the crossfire, packages of M&M peanut will be caught in the crossfire.... Then surely CC is looked on more as an opportunity to commit evil than to prevent it.

It's hard to prove that something else isn't driving up violent crime, such as horrendous economic policies, a culture of thugs, lax enforcement, etc.

Furthermore you would expect all crime everywhere to become more violent?

Whenever someone successfully has defended themselves with a gun, that is one less violent *criminal* who may have ended up responsible for many more violent crimes in the future, but is now a dead shitheel.

You would need some data that is not just cross-sectional but is taking the ENTIRETY of the picture.. showing that not only is violent crime becoming a greater percentage of crime, but that it is precisely because of concealed carry.

More guns means more gun violence? maybe, however I would argue that just because someone has a gun now, they aren't magically going to become a killer (or bulletproof themselves) and that if the gun wasn't an option they wouldn't scale up or find an alternative means of violence.

It's just a tough claim to make.

In the end it comes down to this in my opinion:

Good people with guns = Good
Bad people with guns = Bad

This is of course ignoring the bigger implication of why we need to be armed (Tyranny), but you specifically said concealed carry, not gun laws.

FreeThinke said...

I'm only sorry she din't shoot the SOB'S balls off.

How much you wanna bet the assailants were enwords?

Of course, we're not supposed to NOTICE little details like that. It might encourage PREJUDICE.

PFAUGH!