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Why Do Criminals Love
Gun Control?


Do you know that criminals love gun control? Why do you suppose that is? You would think that they would be afraid of more gun control. How about a gun ban. Do you think that banning the ownership of guns would cause criminals to shake in their grubby little shoes?

Well, if you haven't figured it out by now, I'll tell you. Criminals clap for joy everytime a new piece of legislation comes down that further restricts law-abiding citizens from gaining access to guns. After all, such laws do not apply to them, for law breakers rarely obey the law. If they did, they would no longer be criminals. So, gun control or the banning of guns only serve their purpose. Why do you suppose that is?

Well, if you haven't figured that out yet, let me explain it to you. Criminals would like it very much if they were the only ones who had guns. Of course, they can't have it all their way. Law enforcement would be the only ones with a gun. But, since the number of regular civilian citizens far out number that of the law enforcement community, it goes without saying that the criminals would have a field day.

Why do you suppose that is? Well, criminals would feel quite snug and safe breaking into your home, high-jacking your car, or grabbing you off the street because they know that, as a law-abiding citizen, you would never do something as illegal as having an illegal firearm. So, while you are busy obeying the law, the criminals are busy buying and using guns--against you and I.

So, if you believe that more gun control, even the banishment of guns, is in order, I want you to ponder your decision to rid America of guns when, at 3 in the morning, someone breaks down your back door and you suddenly find out that your telephone line has been cut and 911 won't work. The bottom line here is that once our right to own a firearm is entirely gone, those who don't obey the laws will continue to own and use a gun--against you, I, and others.

Thanks for listening;

Al Colombo

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