Liberty is an inherently offensive lifestyle. Living in a free society guarantees that each one of us will see our most cherished principles and beliefs questioned and in some cases mocked. That psychic discomfort is the price we pay for basic civic peace. It's worth it. It's a pragmatic principle. Defend everyone else's rights, because if you don't there is no one to defend yours. -- MaxedOutMama

I don't just want gun rights... I want individual liberty, a culture of self-reliance....I want the whole bloody thing. -- Kim du Toit

The most glaring example of the cognitive dissonance on the left is the concept that human beings are inherently good, yet at the same time cannot be trusted with any kind of weapon, unless the magic fairy dust of government authority gets sprinkled upon them.-- Moshe Ben-David

The cult of the left believes that it is engaged in a great apocalyptic battle with corporations and industrialists for the ownership of the unthinking masses. Its acolytes see themselves as the individuals who have been "liberated" to think for themselves. They make choices. You however are just a member of the unthinking masses. You are not really a person, but only respond to the agendas of your corporate overlords. If you eat too much, it's because corporations make you eat. If you kill, it's because corporations encourage you to buy guns. You are not an individual. You are a social problem. -- Sultan Knish

All politics in this country now is just dress rehearsal for civil war. -- Billy Beck

Saturday, January 10, 2004

Once Again, Predictions of Gloom and Doom

Don't they ever get tired of being wrong?

According to this morning's Cleveland Morning Journal editorial (bitching about the passage of Ohio's CCW law):
For once, we hope that gun advocates are right. They've been arguing that the result of concealed carry will be a decrease in crime, and that we'll see no increase in mayhem, intentional or accidental. We'll all find out soon enough.


Gun advocates have argued that concealed carry will deter criminals because now the bad guys won't know who is packing a pistol. Sure. Bad guys now know that anyone might be carrying a gun, so you can expect they'll be tempted to shoot first and not take chances.
And this has happened....where? Nowhere in any of the states where CCW has passed previously. There's a marked mental difference between people who rob defenseless people, and people who commit murder in cold blood.

But there was that spike in Florida of attacks against people driving rental cars because they were the only ones who could be counted on not to be armed. That was a real effect of Florida's CCW law.

I don't think Ohio has much of a tourist business, though.
Allowing concealed guns on Ohio's streets is a huge step downward in the quality of life for the people of Ohio.
How, exactly? Please be specific, and use examples from other CCW states.

I'm waiting.

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