Why Gun Control won’t (and doesn’t) work

What did prohibition teach our nation?

That there are some who, when they want to do something, will do it even if it is outside the law. All that gun control will do is prohibit law abiding citizens from using a gun to protect themselves. Because, let’s face it, bad guys will get guns if they want to. No congressional committee is going to stop them.The only benefit that would come about from gun control is the government being able to tell which of their citizens are (or were) law abiding by counting up the dead bodies. (Pardon my dramatization)

How does that apply to economics? I’m glad you asked. Gun control, like a lot of other topics, falls under the definition of “the study of the use of scarce resources which have alternate uses.” Guns, because they are in demand, are “scarce” and they have many alternate uses. the very act of government monitoring our guns is an economic act that limits the free market.

The 2nd Amendment is the pillar that supports the rest of our Constitutional rights. Without the 2nd Amendment, we have no way of protecting ourselves from a(n) overbearing government that is seeking to limit our rights, individuals who seek to infringe on our rights or even foreign powers who seek to conquer the Amercian people. While some of these scenarios are not likely, we still need to be prepared for these possibilities.

All that Gun Control laws do is ensure that the law-abiding citizens don’t have guns while the hardened criminals who don’t care about the laws will. Gun control laws lead to the exact opposite of their intent.

I would love to hear y’all’s thoughts on this tricky subject. If you liked this post I would encourage you to look at some of my other posts which can be found here. If you have any suggestions for blog posts, or just want to discuss something with me you can contact me in private here or in public by commenting below. Thanks for reading and I hope to “see” you around!

Photo by Antonio Grosz on Unsplash

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