"Today, the people who would use guns to violate rights have little trouble getting them, while those who would use them to defend their rights have increasing trouble getting them. ... Gun control is in effect a subsidy for criminals."
by:
Sheldon Richman
V.P. of Future of Freedom Foundation, author
Source:
The Right to Life Equals the Right to Possess Firearms, The Tyranny of Gun Control, 41 (Future of Freedom Foundation 1997).
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And if you are a Mexican drug cartel wanting to shoot Americans, just put your order in to the US government and they will deliver - cheap.
 -- Mike, Norwalk     
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    Ah Yes, But Now, there is a New Sheriff in town, 2018, Build the Wall, Secure the border, Support the Natural law of Self-defence for law abiding citizens, the "right to keep and bear arms" of equal force, shall not be infringed. Restoration of Common law and Order is on the table. The knee jerk reactions from socialist/communistic leaning factions and representatives within the ranks of government is a Big Heads Up. Brings to Light the truth of McCarthy's investigations from years ago. Headlines of today show the gravity of McCarthy's findings. Cleaning house is order of the day.
     -- Ronw13, OR     
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    Great quote.
     -- jim k, Austin     
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    A free country of personally responsible citizens has little need of government. Government has become a massive employment program constantly seeking new things to do for us, ultimately making us dependent upon their services instead of delegating it ourselves. Government needs to justify itself at all times -- why are we paying you? So government NEEDS CRIME -- that is their business. If they focused on eliminating crimes entirely they would all be out of a job. SO the point is not to stop crime but to create crimes in order to pay salaries. The justification is the same as from a Church, but the thing is that the government was not formed to be a charity, but for the purposes of protecting the lives, rights, and property of the People who formed it. It was not to gradually take over every 'service' provided by oneself, one's family, one's company, one's congregation, such that I need no power of my own but to simply obey and follow the program assigned to me. Government invents new crimes every day; the last thing they want is an armed populace showing up when they've gone too far.

    Statism is the subsidization of crime -- Absolutely!
     -- E Archer, NYC     
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