Kneejerk Objection #6 (To private gun ownership)
"But what about all those reasons they give us for not owning guns?"
 
Experience has proven: When guns are outlawed, more cops are corrupted, becoming covert gun dealers to criminals (just as in the "drug war"). But the worst, most dramatic result is the explosion in armed robberies, including home invasions and carjackings, as criminals keep using guns, become emboldened, become more murderous ... and proliferate wildly.  Is this what you want? 
June 30, 2000 (Cato Daily Dispatch): U.K. Gun Policy Backfires
Find out why "a person's chances of being mugged in London are six times higher than in New York City" HERE.
March 3, 2000 (WND): 45% INCREASE IN ARMED ROBBERIES SINCE AUSSIE GUN BAN
FIRST, please bear in mind most cops are decent, freedom-loving human beings. Many will even risk their jobs by disobeying (or, at least, pretending to obdy) any orders which violate citizens' rights.   One who dashed off an email to radio talk show host Neal Boortz had this to say: "Neil you are the greatest. You tell it like it is. I am a police officer in central Florida and listen to you every day while on patrol. I really like it when you reinforce the 2nd amendment. As police officers we can not be every where and armed citizen has held many a criminal at bay for me in the past. Charles _______  Thanks." 
Nonetheless the police forces will always include LOTS of  guys like these, these, these, theseand these and these "citizen frame-up cops".  Did you intend to give THEM a monopoly on guns and not criminals? Oooops. Oh, well, at least they give out sainthoods just for your intentions, right, nomatter how historically illiterate, short-sighted or ill-informed, right? ......... Ordo they? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ?? ? ? ????? 
Even More Sociopaths to whom the Short-Sighted Would Give a Monopoly on Guns
"After a shooting spree, they always want to take the guns away from the people who didn't do it. I sure as hell wouldn't want to live in a society where the only people allowed guns are the police and the military." -- William Burroughs (b. 1914), author, "The War Universe." ... See what Michelle Malkin has to say about the Columbine aftermath HERE
Here
is the Human Rights Watch page on American Police Brutality.Here is Amnesty International's 
See: "A woman with a firearm...can credibly threaten and deter an attacker of any size, shape, or strength" HERE.

When women are disarmed, a rapist could be confident he would never hear: "Stop or I'll shoot!" 
Armed Citizens SAVE Lives. See Women Against Gun Control at http://www.wagc.com.

Gun Control: The theory that a woman found dead in an alley, raped and strangled with her panty hose, is somehow morally superior to a woman explaining to police how her attacker got that fatal bullet wound. 

Be intensely alert to the news media's constant drumbeat of anti-gun bias

Trust the People      Concealed Carry Laws -- The Success Story      Ethical Blindness & Moral Vanity     Arms & the Ancient Greeks
Restoring the Second Amendment          FAQs, other questions & answers & facts on the Right to Keep and Bear Arms    Myths & Realities
Don't Let Them Panic You        It Takes a (real) Militia          What IS the "Gun Lobby?"            S.A.R.N.      Myths, myths & fallacies
The Brady Bill COSTS lives, You Arrogant, Self-Righteous Busybodies, You     Inconvenient facts for gun control advocates
Eternal vigilance is the price of liberty   What a PRINCIPLED stand on the Right to Keep and Bear Arms looks like
"In matters of Principle, stand like a rock." -- Thomas Jefferson
"Quemadmoeum gladis nemeinum occidit, occidentis telum est" ("A sword is never a killer; it is a tool in the killer's hands.") -- Lucius Annaes Seneca "the younger" (ca. 4 BC - 65 AD) 
A government which confiscates guns or any other rights from its honest citizens canNOT be said to derive any just powers from, or even exist by, the consent of the people. Therefore it must be considered an outlaw government.   After all, "An armed man is a citizen. An unarmed man is a subject." Even if a dictator is not available to rise to power immediately after all guns are confiscated, how long do you think it would be before one is? Study your history now. Hint: your children may or may not be enslaved in their lifetimes, but the likelihood that your grandchildren WILL be is about 99%. Is THIS what you want ??? After all, "Give a good man great powers and crooks grab his job." 
Consider how private gun ownership offends the sensibilities of statists of all stripes, not just consistent totalitarians, here.

More Guns, Less Crime : Understanding Crime and Gun-Control Laws (Studies in Law and Economics) by John R. Lott, Jr., Senior Research Scholar, Yale University School of Law 
The MAIN Reason for Gun Control: To make the world safe for control-freak politicians -- and to assure them we CAN'T have a "Second American Revolution," -- even if we need one from time to time, as Thomas Jefferson suggested.
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