The Washington Post is running a story about responsible residents exercising their Second Amendment right to defend themselves and their families with a handgun in the post-Heller era. I know; I’m as shocked as you are. The Post tries to disenfranchise the real story (responsible gun owners acting responsibly) by noting that the guns are mainly registered in DC’s “safest, most well to do neighborhoods.” So the paper that argued for the most stringent possible gun regulations is surprised and semi-indignant that only wealthy Washingtonian have managed to jump through the hoops needed to obtain a legal handgun. And just in case we think this is a good news story . . .
The WaPo trots out Paul Helmke of the Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence to predict human sacrifice, dogs and cats living together… mass hysteria
Another thing that happens, statistically, is we see increases in domestic violence and suicides tied to the number of guns people have around.
I’d like to point Paul to the DC Metro PD’s crime statistics website that shows both homicides and aggravated assaults dropped the year following the Heller decision—despite gun grabbers thinking this change would lead to Rambo level body counts.
Finally, what’s with the “GQ” shot of the guy practicing Suarez trigger control? Surely a paper as concerned with gun safety would know better than the promulgate piss-poor pistol control.