When "Rule of Law" Isn't

Monday, November 30, 2015

In a column detailing the ultimately insurmountable bureaucratic hurdles he faced to legally bear arms in New York, John Stossel reminds me of a concept I ran into a long time ago, "anarcho-tyranny." Stossel, who spent nearly nine months applying for a gun permit, notes of theses laws:

Mass killers often deliberately target gun-free zones. Criminals don't care about breaking rules -- but they know their potential victims will probably follow the rules and be unarmed. According to the U.N., the nation of Mali, where terrorists killed 20 people in a hotel, has one of the lowest rates of gun ownership in the world.
Criminals themselves seem to understand this better than anti-gun activists do. A survey of convicted felons found that half said they fear armed private citizens more than they fear cops.
The only thing missing from the picture that I noted back then was the pervasive influence of multiculturalism and a culture (or three) fostering animosity towards our society. I am, of course, being facetious.

-- CAV

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