Showing posts from June 22, 2014

Quit Calling Me Stupid...

I recently saw this one going around Facebook:

Here is my response:

No, I don't think criminals obey laws. Only the fictional liberal bogey man that you create so that you can win arguments believes that. No actual human being believes that.

However, given what I think I know about supply and demand, I DO think it's entirely probable that cutting the overall supply of weapons will reduce the number of criminals who have access to said weapons. Will some criminals still have them? Yes. But, they will have to be smarter and better funded. Will some brainless brat who's going to take your wallet to buy weed have one? Potentially - but it's far less likely, if we sufficiently reduce the supply, thus increasing the value even on a black market. How about the suburban kid who's been rejected by the cute girls one too many times? I dunno. Maybe. But, again, I have to believe a smaller supply is going to create higher barriers to ownership and thus reduce the chances.

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