Why some choose to disarm in the face of a violent enemy is easily explained. Insanity. It’s really no different than fighting a fire by throwing away an extinguisher. Or treating an infection with a Chinese fire drill. It does look like they’re doing something, but I call it surrender.
There are times when negotiation is pointless and accommodation is only seen as weakness. Open carry of legally owned arms would go a long way toward throttling a criminal at the “thinking about it” stage of a violent crime.
Why the good people of Scotland and California continue to elect cowards that codify their fear into law is beyond me.
December 2, 2008
Gun Control in Scotland
[My outrage is not easily translated into words and probably would be incriminating as well. I think I’m sexist because seeing injured females creates a visceral reaction unmatched by similar injuries to men. And you really don’t want to know what I’m thinking right now.–Joe]