The argument we usually hear from those who would ban civilians from carrying firearms, openly or concealed, is that women, mostly, would end up either shooting themselves or have the gun taken away from them and shot.
What we don’t usually hear is that if a person has a gun, they’ll freak out, panic, and accidentally shoot and maim half-a-dozen bystanders to a purse-snatching, but that’s present David Frum sees.
One of the reasons we should not let people carry deadly weapons around town with them: many of us are prone to panic in unexpected situations – and might respond to a purse-snatching by opening poorly aimed fire and likely maiming half a dozen unfortunate passers-by
— David Frum (@davidfrum) September 4, 2019
Just do what Joe Biden suggested: buy a shotgun, keep it in your house, and just blow a hole through the front door into the darkness if you think there might be intruders out there up to no good. Now that’s sensible gun control.
Speak for yourself.
There are over a million CHL holders in Texas, for instance, if this stereotype were even remotely true, the crime rate would reflect it (and CHL crimes are publicly posted by DPS).
Nationally, permits have increased, crime has decreased. https://t.co/Qok72ArCdq
— Dana Loesch (@DLoesch) September 4, 2019
You might be prone to panic, most gun owners however are not. https://t.co/6W6JD8vL9Y
— ParatrooperJJ (@ParatrooperJJ) September 4, 2019
You mean YOU are prone to panic. You don’t know me.
— Chef Michael Perry (@lcbchefperry) September 4, 2019
Talk about projection, David.
— Kirk Freeman (@KirkFreemanLaw) September 4, 2019