Saturday, August 25, 2012

The problem with the concealed carry gun argument.

"All nine people injured in Friday's shooting in front of the Empire State Building were wounded by police gunfire, New York Police Commissioner Ray Kelly told reporters Saturday." (CNN)

Pro-gun folks often argue that our society would be safer if more people carried concealed guns around in public so that they could "take out" shooters like those at the Aurora cinema or the Sikh temple or the Empire State Building. The reality--as demonstrated here by these trained police officers--is that it would result in exponentially more shootings of innocent bystanders.

Eventually we, as a society, are going to grow weary enough of gun violence to set aside our fears that feed the problem and instead adopt the obvious and proven solution of eliminating guns from our midst. But it is going to be a long, bloody path until we get to that point.


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