Comment: Protect the innocent, punish the guilty!

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Protect the innocent, punish the guilty!

Gun control arguments like the above are deeply flawed because vast majority of non criminal and non murderer gun owners are being punished through deprivation of the use and enjoyment of their property because of the evil of a few monsters.

How would any advocate of gun control like it if they were to be lose the legal use of their automobiles because bank robbers and kidnappers find these devices useful in the commission of their crimes?

There is also a NEGATIVE correlation between violent crime and widespread civilian gun ownership; would advocates of gun control like yourself enjoy being held as co-defendents in e.g. a rape, burglary/home invasion, or armed robbery trial because the criminal(s) would have been deterred from committing the crime if YOUR gun control hadn't given him, or them, access to disarmed victims? Your gun control facilitated the commission of their violent crimes as much as the automobile in the above example did.

The sheer unfairness of what you propose ought to give you pause, goldstock! Crime control that punishes the (vast majority of) innocent to stop the guilty is no answer. Find something better.


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