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Guns Save Lives

Doug5049 Wrote: Apr 02, 2013 8:57 AM
ALL of the facts are on the side of people who believe in the right to bear arms. Cities with the tightest gun restrictions, such as your beloved Chicago, have the highest rates of violent crime. Areas in which rates of gun ownership by decent people (not gang bangers, etc.) have the lowest rates of both violent crimes and property crimes. Of course, as Sowell avers, the gun grabbers never let the facts get in the way of their pre-conceived notions.

We all know that guns can cost lives because the media repeat this message endlessly, as if we could not figure it out for ourselves. But even someone who reads newspapers regularly and watches numerous television newscasts may never learn that guns also save lives-- much less see any hard facts comparing how many lives are lost and how many are saved.

But that trade-off is the real issue, not the Second Amendment or the National Rifle Association, which so many in the media obsess about. If guns cost more lives than they save, we can always repeal the Second...