The Early ’70s – the National Coalition to Ban Handguns distributes signs indicating that the home is “proud to be gun-free”.
They made the usual, predictable media splash – the nation’s opinion-pushers were pretty roundly anti-gun in those days, and they’d done a pretty fair job of bandwagoning a good chunk of American opinion into line with them.
But then a funny thing happened.
The robbery rates in “gun-free homes” shot through the roof; owners of posted homes found that they were being robbed at a rate vastly, vastly, utterly, screamingly, almost satirically higher than their neighbors.
So the signs disappeared almost as fast as the “no guns allowed” signs vanished from Twin Cities bars after “gun-free” bars found themselves getting stuck up at an alarming rate.
We’re seeing a pattern here – right?
And by “we” I mean anyone whose EKG is ticking in the least bit.
Because not everybody does.
UPDATE: Hah! It look like the “red light” story is from a satire site! The story is fake…
In other words, I’ve fallen for a line that is devoid of fact. Just like Senator Latz, Representatives Norton and Schoen, Heather Martens, the Right Reverend Nancy Nord Bence, Joan Peterson and Nick Coleman. Only mine doesn’t trample the Constitution and get innocent people killed.