Rowyn (rowyn) wrote,

Link on Gun Control

This blog post by Larry Correia does not exactly reflect my reasoning on gun control, but it's well-done and I want to note it down somewhere so I can find it again later.

This part perhaps struck me most:

There were four mass killing attempts this week. [...]
  • Oregon. NOT a gun free zone. Shooter confronted by permit holder. Shooter commits suicide. Only a few casualties.

  • Texas. NOT a gun free zone. Shooter killed immediately by off duty cop. Only a few casualties.

  • Connecticut. GUN FREE ZONE. Shooters kills until the police arrive. Suicide. 26 dead.

  • China. GUN FREE COUNTRY. A guy with a KNIFE stabs 22 children.
The first two in particular, because of course you don't hear about the disasters that someone prevents. And it doesn't matter why they don't happen, whether it's because someone stopped the killer on the scene, or because the killer couldn't get the weapons he wanted, or because someone talked him out of it before he even got to the stage of action, or what. You never really know how well or badly a policy works, because the world is too huge and complex, and this isn't a laboratory experiment, and we have no control group. There's just us, doing the best we can, one day after another.
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