What is a drug-free zone? I mean, in terms of the effect that a “drug-free zone” sign has on the area in which it is posted? Think about it, if a liquor store didn’t want to be robbed, wouldn’t they just post a “robbery-free zone” sign? If a Best Buy didn’t want to have their merchandise stolen, shouldn’t they post a “thieves-free zone” sign? The answer is an obvious, laughable, and resounding no. So why do people post “gun-free zone” signs? They cannot possibly believe it would do anything.
The gun-free zone is a wonderful representation of the liberal mindset toward guns. It’s a mindset that values emotions over facts. The Left endlessly shrieks about gun control, and after every shooting, it is revealed that no gun control laws proposed by the Left would have done anything to stop them.
According to a new study by economist Mark Gius:
“Using data for the period 1980 to 2009 and controlling for state and year fixed effects, the results of the present study suggest that states with restrictions on the carrying of concealed weapons had higher gun-related murder rates than other states. It also found that assault weapons bans did not significantly affect murder rates at the state level.”
This new study is comprehensive in its destruction of the liberal view of guns. The study takes the core, emotional assumption that “control” will save lives, and turns it inside out, exposing reality in the process. This type of study isn’t new, however. This is just one more study in a long list of evidence that disproves gun control. More than that, not only does it disprove gun control, it demonstrates that in a society in which guns are common, we are actually measurably safer.
The average liberal thinking behind gun control is that apparently, criminals—you know, those guys who, by definition, break the law—will follow gun restrictions. As insane as that sounds, that’s the logic behind it. The truth is much more sinister. The Left uses gun control as a prop. They use gun control because it makes them appear compassionate, which gets them votes. As in all things, the Democrats just want votes. It’s all emotional manipulation. That’s why none of their belief systems make any sense. They’re designed not to be logical, but to make them popular.
One more study has blown gun control theory out of the water, and still nothing will change. Just as drug-free zone signs are still pasted on the walls of every high school, gun control zealots will cry and scream for more legislation. Truth means nothing to a group of people who just want to be liked, and voted for. Gun control will be perpetuated until it stops being useful as an emotional hook for the masses.