The Flawed Premise


“Customers who carry a concealed weapon into a bank could put others at greater risk of injury or death during a robbery, but only one U.S. state specifically prohibits carrying a concealed weapon inside a bank,” writes Marcie Geffner.

How about this thought? People carrying their own firearms can also prevent injury and death during attempted robberies. It happens. Lying about this fact, by omission, is irresponsible and deceitful. Like most of the media, Geffner chooses not to acknowledge these incidents, probably because it undermines the concept owning firearms is only ever unnecessary or dangerous. Neither is true- firearms prevent home invasions, robberies, and, for instance, curtail surplus populations of deer populations. The only practical way to keep numbers down is to reintroduce their natural predators or hunt them. Either would necessitate some form of weapons ownership.

But more to the point, having accounted for the bias in Geffner’s opening…

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