A Geek With Guns

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By That Standard

You’re never going to believe this but I went to the Red Star website and found more cannon fodder. Let’s take a look at a letter to the editor submitted by Gary Thompson of St. Paul:

The following label should be printed on all concealed-carry handgun purchases.

“WARNING: According to government statistics, the possession and carrying of this hand-held firearm will greatly multiply your chances of being shot by a spouse, other family member, acquaintance, neighbor, intruder, or even yourself. According to the Surgeon General, the consumption of even small amounts of alcohol or drugs by any of these persons, as in operating any machinery, will further multiply these chances.”

If a label can be put on cigarettes, one should be put on handguns.

By that standard the following warning label should be applied to automobiles:

“WARNING: According to government statistics, the possession and use of this automobile will greatly multiply your chances of getting into an automobile accident.”

The following warning should be applied to electrified households:

“WARNING: According to government statistics, the possession and use of this electrified house will greatly multiple your chances of getting electrocuted.”

How about households with running water:

“WARNING: According to government statistics, the possession and use of this household will greatly multiply your chances of drowning.”

I could go on and one with this but I think my point has been made; the absence of something will decrease any affect that thing can have on you. With that said your chances of getting assaulted, murdered, or raped by some thug is multiplied by the absence of a means of self-defense.

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Written by Christopher Burg

May 11, 2011 at 10:00 am

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  1. You know, if that were the case, we wouldn’t be able to point to the BCA reports on crime and permit holders compared to the BCA/DPS Uniform Crime Report as submitted to the FBI and find that permit holders are 15-20 TIMES LESS LIKELY to commit crimes of ANY type…

    plblark

    May 11, 2011 at 10:40 am

    • True. Maybe the author of that letter should advocate for a warning label that informs people that those with concealed carry permits are less likely to commit crimes.

      I find it pathetic though that the author tries to make an argument against guns by saying their presence increases the chances of firearm related accidents while completely ignoring the fact that they are used far more often for positive things like defending one’s life.

      Christopher Burg

      May 12, 2011 at 8:10 am


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