Thomas Sowell: Guns Save Lives
Thomas Sowell has an article out on how guns save lives, titled….well, Guns Save Lives [link].
We all know that guns can cost lives because the media repeat this message endlessly, as if we could not figure it out for ourselves. But even someone who reads newspapers regularly and watches numerous television newscasts may never learn that guns also save lives– much less see any hard facts comparing how many lives are lost and how many are saved.
Any time spent reading or watching the news backs this up. Defensive use of guns is seldom, if ever, reported on. While the tragedies, regardless of their rarity, are repeated over and over.
If you want to know what the world would look like without guns, read history. The strong prey on the weak, and the weak suffer.