Quote of the Day: Libertarian Edition

“Gun control proponents stress the idea of harm reduction. They say the enactment of firearm regulations will reduce accidents and the criminal use of guns. But if policymakers are truly interested in harm reduction, they must consider the number of crimes that are thwarted by gun owners. Each year gun owners prevent a great deal of criminal mayhem–murders, rapes, batteries, and robberies.” – Tim Lynch at cato-at-liberty.org regarding a new study the Cato Institute has published, Tough Targets: When Criminals Face Armed Resistance from Citizens.


  1. avatar Thomas Paine II says:

    check out the interactive DGU map on the link. its pretty cool

  2. avatar John fritz says:

    Harm reduction is not the objective with gun grabbers. Prohibition is. They’re just like drug warriors.

  3. avatar freeport56 says:

    A Federal Study done on DGU showed from 750,000 to 1.5 million incidents where the DGU prevented a crime from being committed/saved someone’s life. You’ll never hear about that in the MSM.

  4. avatar Derry M says:

    Just goes to show why “American Rifleman” (published by the NRA) never has a problem filling “The Armed Citizen” feature with reports of successful DGU’s by “ordinary citizens”.

  5. avatar Silver says:

    Gun-grabbers don’t care about reducing harm or violence, their entire motivation revolves around soothing a damaged mental outlook. It’s a coping mechanism. In truth, they desire more violence and harm so that they can “work against” it and thus have a never-ending crusade of fabricated righteousness.

  6. avatar mikeb302000 says:

    I don’t believe anything that comes from those guys, and you wouldn’t either except now they’re singin’ your song.

    1. avatar mikeb302000 says:

      I commented too quickly, before I had a chance to click on the link.

      Then it took me a couple minutes to stop laughing.

      “This paper uses a collection of news reports of self-defense with guns over an eight-year period to survey the circumstances and outcomes of defensive gun uses in America.”

      I’m still laughing, Dan.

      1. avatar GS650G says:

        None of them in your Italian town. Sleep well, boy.

      2. avatar tdiinva says:

        so Mikey when are you coming back to the states and taking up residence in Southeast DC or the Chicago’s Southside?

      3. avatar RuffRidr says:

        How is this any different than the “research” that goes on at your blog? Oh it isn’t? Maybe that is why we are all laughing at you.

    2. avatar Tom says:

      I would believe the CATO institute before I believed the mainstream media. Libertarians are my kind of guys.

  7. avatar Ralph says:

    When did the Green Hornet’s sidekick get his own institute?

    1. avatar MadDawg J says:

      It was Bruce Lee! He should get his own holiday not just an institute.

      1. avatar MoRtiS NoCTu says:

        Agreed! Bruce Lee deserved his own holiday!

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