Losing Second Amendment rights: Disarm and prepare to die

Losing Second Amendment rights: Disarm and prepare to die

Armed self-defense and citizens stopping violent crime with guns Illustration by Greg Groesch/The Washington Times more > OPINION: There is a growing body of evidence that law-abiding citizens reduce violent crime. As data continues to be gathered by the FBI, CDC and interested parties from both sides of the firearms discussion, it is becoming ever more apparent that the Second Amendment, where fully implemented, does far more good than harm. The latest revelation to appear in FBI data from 2020 would seem to indicate that armed citizens now stop more crimes than law enforcement, something that should provoke those who advocate gun control to consider whether their policies do more harm than good. As violent crime rates have risen dramatically in many big cities, another surge in gun sales has also occurred, with many millions of new gun owners realizing that, if law enforcement cannot protect them, their Second Amendment rights provide the best form of self-defense. At the same time, data is now emerging to show the benefits to society of having armed, law-abiding citizens carrying their weapons. The lawmakers in the large cities, mostly progressive Democrat-led, want you to disarm — to do the opposite of what your best interests are. They are not interested in data. They are not interested in science, technology or facts. They want you disarmed and don’t care if, as a result, you can die. Let’s review the facts of why it is important to follow the data and ignore the political […]

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