Wednesday, December 26, 2012
Breeding Defiance, One Gun Law At A Time
Interesting article at Reason.com, written by J.D. Tuccille, titled Gun Restrictions Have Always Bred Defiance, Black Markets, which ends this way.
Given a choice between complying with restrictions on firearms ownership and defying the law, a clear majority of people in most jurisdictions have chosen rebellion. The tighter the law, the more obvious the rebellion, to the point that the vast majority of firearms in civilian hands in Europe are owned outside the law.
If history is any judge, that’s probably a good thing. But even if you don’t agree, this is a world in which civilians are well-armed, and intent on staying that way.
The article runs 7 pages. All are worth reading.
Linked via Claire Wolfe.