There are some things that fit the statement, "The more things change, the more they are the same." In following this so-called debate on gun control there are some things that echo and re-echo from years past.
The facts don't change, they have been studied and verified repeatedly. From the government's own CBO, to several contracted studies done by universities, the results have always been the same. The more guns in the hands of citizens, the less our society is plagued by criminals. Everywhere concealed carry laws were approved by the states, all forms of violent crime decreased, sometime very dramatically. In whole countries – UK, Australia and Canada – as they passed draconian gun restriction laws on their citizens, crime has skyrocketed.
So what is the problem? Our society in general has been cut loose from its ethical/moral bounds. The corruption of good character, the loss of absolute values (meaning doing what's right in our own eyes) without considering our past or our unchanging standards of right and wrong, good and evil, have left this nation adrift. So, what now?
Our attorney general, Eric Holder, publicly charged the media to "brainwash" Americans to hate guns. Have you noticed the non-stop gun "news" flooding the media? No matter the studies, the data, the facts, just get good old American Joe to hate guns. What we are seeing is an axiom a friend shared with me recently. "Rigidly holding to a view despite valid evidence to the contrary is known as, 'The fallacy of invincible ignorance'." We are witnesses of this fallacy as it works in the halls of so-called representative bodies at state and federal levels. Invincible ignorance! Every legislator who supports these false and stupid laws must never inhabit the hall of governance again and they need to know now, immediately they will not be re-elected. So let us tell them, now!
Rex E. Stucker