A public service

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December 21, 2016
Creators Syndicate
by Dr. Thomas Sowell  
Posted in 2AM Commentary, Commentary, PND Commentary

"Sometimes someone inadvertently performs a public service by bringing an unbelievably stupid and dangerous idea to the surface, where it can be exposed for what it is. The New York Times can be credited -- if that is the word -- with performing this public service in a recent editorial against proposals to allow law-abiding citizens to carry concealed guns. They refer to what they call the National Rifle Association's 'fantasy that citizens can stand up to gunmen by shooting it out.' Nobody has suggested any such thing. Data collected over many years -- but almost never seeing the light of day in the New York Times or the rest of the mainstream media -- show many thousands of examples of people defending themselves with a gun each year, without having to pull the trigger." (12/20/16)

https://www.creators.com/read/thomas-sowell/12/16/a-public-service  

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