Illinois Gov. Quinn is living in the past

by wfgodbold

And he’s proud of it (H/T DooT):

“The concept of concealed, loaded hand guns in the possession of private citizens does not enhance public safety, on the contrary it increases danger for everyday people as they go about their lives,” Quinn said. “I don’t think we’re in the business of trying to increase danger to the people of Illinois. We want to work with our law enforcement and prevent bad things from happening. I think the passage of this law by the General Assembly would be most unwise and they should know where they governor stands and where the people stand.”

If that were the case, you would expect the 48 states that allow concealed carry to be bloodbaths, especially when compared to places like Chicago.

The governor even trotted out the widow of a slain Chicago police officer, who said, “I cannot imagine a reason you need to carry a concealed, loaded weapon unless you’re willing to use it on another human being.”

I think there must be something wrong with her imagination; concealed carry advocates don’t want to carry guns (Loaded guns, even! Oh noes!) so that they can shoot random people; the whole idea is that you’re prepared in case some miscreant attacks you (no one deserves to be mugged, attacked, raped, or anything else, regardless of whether they’re in a bad neighborhood or not).

The whole reason to carry a concealed, loaded weapon is to use it (as a last resort) to defend yourself against an animal in human clothing that has chosen to disregard the law.

Proponents of gun control claim that no one should be shot over $50, or over a watch, or over a game console, or over anything else; that it’s the fault of the victim for defending himself against an attack. He should have just given the attacker what he wanted, instead of retaliating with deadly force.

Compliance is no guarantee of survival; if the criminal didn’t want to get shot over $50, then he should have thought of that before he decided to threaten someone who turned out to be prepared to defend themselves.

The threat of violence does not entitle the law-breaking to the fruits of another’s labor (like Linoge said, that’s essentially slavery).

Also, I’ll believe that concealed carry doesn’t make people safer just as soon as those who say so stop hiding behind armed bodyguards.

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