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Monday, January 31, 2005

When Guns are Outlawed

posted by Jazz at 1/31/2005 07:22:00 AM

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... the outlaws will still have guns.
Bold thieves pried open the front door of a weapons store early Sunday morning and left with firearms worth at least $100,000.

Thieves used some kind of pry bar to break through a thick deadbolt lock at Ackley & Son Sporting Goods and stole between 100 and 200 handguns, plus civilian versions of the AK-47 and M-16 military-style assault weapons. The civilian version of the M-16 is known as the AR-15.
These could have been professional thieves who simply plan on selling the guns. But then again, that's enough weapons to start your own small army. These may wind up on the streets in the hands of gang members, drug dealers, etc. Or they could be sitting in a warehouse waiting for the next batch of terrorists who couldn't brink their AK-47's in with their carry on luggage.

In any event, I'd rather live in a place where a lot of the residents are also well armed. It won't always help, and I'll even admit that in some cases it might hurt. But armed bad guys will also think twice when they suspect the next victim has a 12 gage by the door.