Poe points out that civil disturbances are uncommon but a armed public will have to fend for itself. The LA riots are examples of where the Police could not protect the public. Korean merchants had to defend their stores with shot guns.
The Police can not protect each and every one of us 24/7. They can not even protect people whose life is seriously threatened . Self defense starts with the person in the mirror.
Poe points out that in the days of the Wild West one had to protect their homes and loved ones from Native Americans . Todays inner city faces a foe more deadly and less reasonable the urban criminal predator. The inner city predator knows the vast majority of people have been disarmed. He has zero need to fear a disarmed populace and can and will act out his depraved dreams.
Moreover we face a warrior culture and it is a matter of time till we face our own Beslan type attacks. Some will say that they have allready occured at LAX, the DC sniper and Ari Halberstam case. Yet our restrictive carry laws leave us more vulnerable. In the LAX case a trained employee averted a larger tragedy.
Coming Up Poe Gun Myth number 6 Guns should be licensed just like cars.
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