The gun grabbers really irritate me when they insinuate that the mere possession of a firearm suddenly turns a law abiding citizen into a threat to society and the streets of America into a virtual shooting gallery of murder and mayhem while ignoring overwhelming statistical evidence to the contrary. Regarding Arizona's proposed legislation to lift all restrictions on the concealed carry of firearms, the left wailed, "now criminals will be walking the streets carrying concealed weapons." This confuses me. Criminals have always walked the streets carrying concealed weapons, law or no law. Does this mean that citizens are now criminals because they are prepared to defend themselves against those who, by their very nature and chosen occupation, disregard the law as a matter of principle? Unfounded hysteria does not reflect reality.
---William Fortner 2010---