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Some Contributions to the Gun Control Debate

Mitch Berg on Diane Sawyer, Rocket Scientist:

So let’s set our levels right here; because a couple of college students, and media dilettante Diane Sawyer, couldn’t quick-draw faster than a cop carrying out a CQB drill, concealed carry is worthless?

No – if you’ve taken any handgun training at all, you know that quick-draw shooting is very, very difficult.  And all the “controlled test” “tests” is quick-draw speed under stress.

Joyce Lee Malcolm with some actual data that matters:

The results have not been what proponents of the act wanted. Within a decade of the handgun ban and the confiscation of handguns from registered owners, crime with handguns had doubled according to British government crime reports. Gun crime, not a serious problem in the past, now is.

And what the well-dressed concealed-carrier is wearing:

How to arrange good-looking clothing around the decidedly non-standard bulge of a handgun is a topic worth looking at. It’s something that a whole range of men need to think about: police detectives, security guards, entrepreneurs in dangerous countries, and even your average American civilian who prefers to be armed.

“Concealed carry” exists for a number of reasons. When you’re doing it, you want to be living up to both parts of the phrase: you want to be carrying, and have access to, a firearm, and you want it to be discreetly hidden until such time as you need it.

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