Quote of the day–James Bovard

Gun bans in response to high crime rates mean closing the barn door after the horse has escaped.  The higher the crime rate, the less right the government has to restrict or impede people’s ability to defend themselves.  According to gun ban advocates, government has a specific, concrete obligation to disarm each citizen, but only an abstract obligation to defend the citizen.

James Bovard
Lost Rights
ISBN 0-312-12333-7
Copyright 1994, 1995