Monday, March 3, 2014

Guns Make us Safe

I grew up in NYC where gun laws were pretty conservative, where many would assert, the strictest gun laws in the nation reside. I often questioned NYC’s conservative gun laws when the crime rates were high in the 70’s 80’s and 90’s and was often told by folks like Roy Innis that it was due to the restrictive laws that STOPPED citizens from protecting themselves with legally obtained firearms. In NYC, only the thugs and ruffians with their illegal firearms had the power. It seemed self evident guns made us safe, after all the criminals in NYC seemed safer than us unarmed law abiding citizens. So apparent in fact, that I joined their rank and obtained my own illegal firearm (though I never used it in the commission of a crime).