Thursday, April 29, 2010

Guns, the Guard, and Guts

No, Paul, "we" should not want to emulate Baghdad in Chicago. Instead we should emulate Indianapolis . . . and St. Louis . . . and Kansas City . . . . and Miami . . . . and the the bunches of other major American cities where the right to keep and bear arms is protected from the kinds of assaults Mayor Daley subjects it to in Chicago . . . . cities where violent crime and murder are also much rarer than they are in Chicago.

Chicago has a small group shooting people and a huge group not shooting people. Taking guns away from the group that doesn't shoot people didn't stop the small group from shooting people. Taking guns away EVEN HARDER BY GOD TILL IT STARTS TO WORK is not going to be any more effective. You're trying to tighten the tourniquet on an uninjured leg while we bleed out from the other. It's not going to stop the bleeding, and the leg you're applying it to is getting pretty short of oxygen by now.

6 comments:

Hat Trick said...

Don,

Great analogy! I will try to shamelessly borrow this when debating my leftist colleagues.

jimbob86 said...

"You're trying to tighten the tourniquet on an uninjured leg while we bleed out from the other. It's not going to stop the bleeding, and the leg you're applying it to is getting pretty short of oxygen by now."

I don't think it's all that drastic as a tourniquet, but I sure as hell would get the hell out of that ambulance if I was able. That EMT either don't know what the hell he's doing, or he's up to no good!

Chris M said...

I remember an article in the Chicago Daily News when Mayor Jane Byrne was pushing as re-registration what is now the Chicago handgun ban back in spring of '81. The reporter asked the police chief how many registered guns were in the city; IIRC, he said 800,000. Then he was asked how many estimated unregistered: he answered about 2.5 million. Asked if the law would affect those unregistered guns: "No, but at least we can go after the ones we know about."

Jay G said...

Don,

Isn't Baghdad safer than Chicago?

Brigid said...

That sums up that hold situation in ORD better than anything I've ever read.

Bravo.

Don said...

Sorry, folks, but if you reply to these more than about a week after they're posted your comment goes into a moderation queue. I don't like that, but it's the only way to sift out all the Chinese spam and porn.