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IPFS News Link • Gun Rights

The Inanity of Gun Control

• by Jacob G. Hornberger

At the entrance of the county's senior centers, there is a sign posted declaring in big red ink, "No Firearms or Ammunition Allowed in This Building."

Presumably, the purpose of this gun-control policy is to protect visitors to the senior centers from being massacred by some crazed killer coming into the building and shooting everyone.

What is amazing to me is how educated people cannot see the fallacy behind that line of reasoning. The mindset is a real testament to what the state's public schooling system does to people's reasoning ability.

Let's break the policy down and analyze it from a critical perspective.

It is safe to assume that visitors to the senior centers are going to comply with the law. If they don't and they get caught, they are subject to being prosecuted for a Class 1 misdemeanor. That means that the violator is subject to being jailed for one year and fined $2,500.