Thursday, May 28th, 2009.
Issue 22, Volume 13.
This letter is in response to Robert Green’s “Gun ownership has brought lawlessness.”
Sir, with all due respect, people who think the way you do encourage lawlessness. Have you ever considered the quote “An armed society is a polite society?”
When criminals know that others have been disarmed, they have free reign and power that unarmed (law-abiding) citizens do not. When criminals do not know who is armed, the crime rates are lower.
Have you ever researched the states where our Second Amendment has not been infringed? In these states, citizens may carry a concealed weapon upon permit. Here, in California, very few citizens may carry a gun off their own property, therefore giving criminals an edge.
Several years ago, Australian citizens were disarmed from the one weapon they had once been allowed to have. Pictures were published of the heaps of guns that were melted.
Their crime rates went up. Why? Because the law-abiding citizens (the ones who follow the laws and the ones we want to carry weapons) turned their guns in that day. Criminals don’t follow laws, Mr. Green.
If you prefer to live in a country where guns are not allowed in the hands of polite and law-abiding men, please research into relocating before you encourage disarming the best of America (the men/women who protect their families and property).