Following the logic of gun control advocates who believe in the unquestionable safety of ‘gun free zones’ within the United States, by using the same reasoning we should therefore declare the United States and its territories to be ‘nuke free zones’ to stop the crazed Kim Jung-un from nuking the nation.
It may sound like a parody, and to some extent it is, but it’s actually using the very same reasoning behind gun free zones that have led to dramatic increases in crime across the board. This is, of course, because law-abiding citizens are no longer allowed access to legal firearms that can be used in self-defense against criminals while those who are intending to commit a crime will illegally secure a gun and use it inside the ‘gun free zone’.
We’ve seen it time and time again in cities like Chicago, where not only did crime increase by 40% conservatively based on Chicago police statistics, but an absolutely astounding 96% of firearm murders in Chicago were committed with handguns — the same type of weapon banned in this ‘gun free’ city for decades. A shocking reality when you consider that these type of bans are continually being called for by politicians and police heads even today despite the information.
Gun Free Zones, Nuke Free Zones
For a better understanding of exactly how this works, checkout the graph below which details the crime spike following the Chicago handgun ban, where 96% of the firearm murders were found to be from banned handguns (because criminals don’t follow laws):
The graph makes it extremely clear how it only takes a very short period of time for criminals to learn how to get around the system, as the Chicago government disallows those with clean records and in some cases even high risk jobs from carrying a handgun. We see this time and time again with other major cities, such as Washington D.C., where the murder rate escalated by 73% following the initiation of extreme gun control regulation. What’s interesting about D.C., however, is that we can even see the murder rate sharply decline following the 2008 ruling that the gun ban was not within the Constitution.
Checkout the chart below:
This same trend is seen time and time again, and even seen on the opposite spectrum with Texas’ lenient open carry regulations, which led to a 30% decrease in crime within the state. With the surplus of guns in the hands of legal citizens, criminals had to find new, disarmed, targets.
Don’t Protect The Country, Declare It A Nuke Free Zone!
But it’s continually argued by political officials seeking extreme gun bans, and even more recently by Snoop Lion in his song ‘No Guns Allowed‘, that gun free zones really work. They will even tell you that the bad guys will feel ‘bad’ when they see that their targets aren’t carrying guns. They also fail to mention how both Newtown and the Aurora theater were both ‘gun free’ zones, with the Aurora theater being the only one of seven movie theaters in the area that did not allow concealed carry by legal citizens. It was also much smaller than other targets, but the lack of concealed carry permit holders made it susceptible to James Holmes.
So why don’t we test the logic? We should, instead of defending with troops and anti-missile battery systems, simply declare the United States a ‘Nuke Free Zone’ and North Korea will be forced to stop all hostile activity! After all, it worked so well for Chicago and Washington D.C. for decades.