I was down at the Capitol last night watching Representative Martens testify. My friend AVERY LIBRELLE was there, wearing a “Freedom not to get Shot” button.
LIBRELLE: Gun violence is out of control! We need fewer guns on the street!
ME: Well, no. It’s down by nearly half in the past twenty years, as the number of civilian guns has grown by nearly half. In fact, the gun crime rate is dropping pretty much every where but in places like Chicago, which continue to defy the Supreme Court and the Constitution and ban civilian gun ownership by the law-abiding citizen.
LIBRELLE! Hah! We won’t stop crime in Chicago until we have a comprehensive national policy on guns!
ME: So you’re saying Chicago’s murder rate is the fault of Indiana, Wisconsin and downstate Illinois?
LIBRELLE: Yes! Those guns in Chicago come from outside the city where guns are legal!
ME: So if “availability of guns” is the problem, then why isn’t crime in all those other areas also booming?
LIBRELLE: You support slavery, don’t you?