Recent shooting in American university proved a boon to anti-gun campaigners. Availability of guns surely adds to criminal situation: absent of firearm, the shooter would unlikely have devised another mode of mass murder. Oklahoma bombing shows that unlikely things happen. Gun ownership in Canada, Switzerland, and Norway approaches the US, but their homicide rates are 3-6 times lower. Total (firearm and otherwise) homicide rate in America is only twice that of Canada, Finland, or Scotland – ostensibly safe countries. Homicides in America are spread unevenly, concentrated in several notorious inner cities. Other than in those small, degraded enclaves violent crime is very low – and decreasing.

Americans possess hundreds of millions of handguns and rifles. If gun ownership is restricted, criminals won’t surrender their weapons. They can also re-supply from Mexico. Students have no trouble buying drugs now, and would buy illegal firearms with similar ease.

Leftists and idealists cooperate to bring down the institute of gun ownership. Leftists instinctively dislike popular resistance to their rule while idealists imagine people will cease killing if guns are not sold legally. For obvious security reasons, Israel could not significantly restrict gun ownership, but leftist courts consistently sentence the Jews, even soldiers who shoot Arabs in self-defense, and thus effectively rendered guns useless. That is, useless for Jews.

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