Predictably, since the Aurora shooting, gun control has been thrust back into the forefront of the political debate fueled by the mainstream
liars media. Most of you reading this already know gun control doesn’t work and is complete nonsense, so I won’t preach to the choir on that front.
While gun control doesn’t work, there are ways to use guns to reduce crime. Instead of disarming law-abiding citizens, guns should be used as tools in the process of educating criminals.
I was reading RebeccaGuns over this past weekend, specifically her post Women, Guns and Sexual Assault. It’s a good read, and as the title implies, addresses the topic of rape. I know, pretty sensitive topic for a lot of people. At any rate, in the post and comments below it, education is discussed, and what role it should play in preventing sexual assault. You know, don’t go to stupid places with stupid people and do stupid things (not Rebecca’s point but discussed).
That’s all well and good – avoiding bad situations when possible is always a good thing, right? But whenever education is discussed in the context of crime, most people seem to want to educate potential victims on ways to prevent becoming a victim, but rarely does anyone discuss the criminals. What about their education? I submit that educating criminals is at least as effective, and probably more effective, than educating potential victims, provided the education is performed in a language they understand, and that it’s done before the crime is committed.
You see, by definition, violent criminals understand violence. This is a language they speak very well. The very nature of violent criminals (and common sense) dictates that they find victims who are weaker than they are. That’s where guns, the aforementioned educational tools, come in. So how can we use guns to educate criminals? I’m glad you asked.
I could go on all day, but I think you get the point. The recipe is simple: get your concealed carry permit, get trained to use your gun, and carry your gun. And if the opportunity arises, educate a criminal.