Civilian disarmament crusaders fight for ever-more Draconian gun control laws under the banner of public safety. End gun violence! Do it for the children! The resulting “argument” centers around whether or not private gun ownership is good for society. Which completely and conveniently ignores the fact that Americans’ Constitutionally protected right to keep and bear arms is not subject to arguments over social utility…nor the democratic process (for that matter). But if you really want to know what flicks their anti-ballistic Bic, check out A Cabdriver’s Take on Guns via nytimes.com . . .
During the midst of [a] well-publicized rash of attacks [against taxi drivers], I was in a taxi one day and asked the driver if he was worried about an assault happening to him. His reply (paraphrased) was this: “Yes. So I bought a gun and kept it on the passenger seat right beside me in easy reach.” That made me a little nervous so I asked, “Is your gun beside you now?”
All these years later I remember his reply. He said: “You know, we cabbies often get in fights and it can get ugly. With that gun beside me, nobody, nobody was going to …Read the Rest
Source:: Truth About Guns