Professor John Lott again points out that More Guns equals Less Crime in this article at Real Clear Politics about Brazilian gun control this week.

Two of the many takeaways can be summarized with his quotes:

  1. “Although one wouldn’t know it from the media coverage of gun control, the best social science has shown that law-abiding citizens frequently deter criminals. But when ideology trumps facts, policymakers are easily led astray. The latest example is occurring in Brazil, where a massive increase in gun ownership in recent years has prompted gun control advocates to reinterpret the data in ways that conform to their political views.”
  2. “The reality is that Brazil’s experiment in legal gun ownership is just the latest example of “more guns, less crime.” Violent crime fell as criminals became afraid of armed citizens. But don’t hold your breath for any news media outlets or gun control groups to admit they were wrong.”

Throughout history, whenever a population is disarmed by its government, murders increase. So unless you’re just a dangerous quack, the only reason to disarm a population is to enslave them.

Shoot Straight, Speak The Truth, and Never Surrender Our Liberties.

Dave Funk
President, IFC