Let’s see: Kleck and Lott have been discredited all over the internet, yet some people still love quoting them. Well, Michael Bellesiles has some pretty good arguments as well and he didn’t need to pretend to be a student to get praise for Arming America!
Gun Control leads to Genocide! really! I’ve gone over that one with a fine tooth comb. Why hasn’t there been a genocide in Britain since it has had gun control for nearly 90 years now? Maybe the answer to preventing genocide lies elsewhere besides firearms ownership!
Saddam Hussein? Private ownership of guns was very common under Saddam Hussein’s regime and it didn’t stop him. Same goes for the Taliban in Afghanistan and Pakistan. Check out the Durra Gun Market in this video.
The Second Amendment doesn’t guarantee private ownership outside of the militia institution and fighting government tyranny is also rubbish. I agree with Matthew White that the most likely outcome of a war between the Feds and the extreme right is that the extreme right is crushed like bugs, even before the network news anchors can move their mobile newsdesks, satellite link-ups and tactical hairdryers out to the battlefield. As I said in my Fear the Reaper post:
Εντάξει, με ευχαρίστηση!
Or in the way that pisses off the gun cretins, let’s just kill them and pry the guns from their fingers if that’s what they want. If these people are that stupid, they deserve to be removed from the gene pool. And they don’t have popular support which means most people would be happy if the government wasted them. I would have called in an air strikes on Ruby Ridge and Mount Carmel.
Whatever theoretical merit there may be to the argument that there is a “right” to rebellion against dictatorial governments is without force where the existing structure of the government provides for peaceful and orderly change.–Dennis v. United States, 341 U.S. 494 (1951)
The amount of defensive gun uses is highly overestimated
Oh, yeah don’t forget the study that says armed defenders are more likely to be killed or injured!
Sort of like Melanie Hain!