I can't advocate banning these features because as a father and as someone who has actually taken the time to look at the numbers, it's obvious the safety of my sons will not improve. If you really want to save the lives of children, gun banners would spend their efforts trying to ban swimming pools instead of guns.
Swimming pools are much more
dangerous, accordng to a government report
, and result in many more grieving parents than guns do. Why don't more gun banners join the residential swimming pool ban organizations?
Because gun ban proponents are more interested in banning guns than saving lives, even if they don't know it. The numbers make it very clear, if you want to save the most children, you ban swimming pools long before considering a ban on modern sporting rifles.
Beating the drum of gun bans are improving the bottom lines of
(RGR - Get Report) and
Smith & Wesson
(SWHC - Get Report) than hiring the best sales people possible.
I talked to several gun stores in my area and spent time reading the popular gun related forums and everything remotely related to a gun ban is selling at a record pace. A great example is Chad Olson from
, a local gun manufacturer and retailer. Olson said that in over 10 years of business, their sales are stronger right now than ever before. Olson says his biggest problem is restocking his inventory because of panic buying depleting inventory of suppliers.
Cue Maddon with another doll dress: Up to now, the net impact of gun banners is massively more gun sales. Fortunately, the increase in sales shouldn't result in higher rates of murder if past statistics continue to hold true. As a father of three small boys, I have ideas based on logic and a true desire to keep my sons safe.
The first thing is to end the "victim zones," a.k.a. "gun free zones." They clearly don't work. In theory, theory and practice are the same. In practice, they aren't. Yes, we all want schools to be gun free zones including me, but it's time to make grown up decisions based on the evidence in front of us. The evidence is crystal clear that killers are selecting their targets based on their perception of softness.
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