The New York Times’ editorial board must be bored with their own anti-gun rights polemics. The Gray Lady’s most recent addition to their civilian disarmament canon – bemoaning a forthcoming Ohio law restoring residents’ right to keep and bear arms in day care centers (amongst other places) – lacks the Times‘ usual sense of moral outrage. “Is this really necessary?” they whine . . .
The bill’s sponsor claimed the legislation would end ‘undue hardships’ for license holders under current law that requires them to leave guns in the car while dropping off children. Under the proposed law, citizens would be able to tote their weapons into what gun lobby propaganda describes as ‘victim zones’ — places presumably in need of vigilantism.
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The measure was denounced as a dangerous effort to promote gun sales by the Ohio chapter of Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America. It feeds the fantasies of people who think they have the power to stop criminals — even though, in practice, concealed-carry weapons inflict more harm on gun owners and other innocent victims than on actual criminals.
It seems the NYT’s editorial board was so indolent they forgot to Google “defensive gun uses,” which number in the tens of thousands per year (at the least). The Times only “real” argument: most of the states which have “weakened laws limiting the range of concealed carry” don’t allow firearms into their state houses. A valid point, but not up to their usual standard of vituperative vilification.
By the way, gun control-heavy Rhode Island doesn’t interfere with concealed carry permit holders’ right to keep and bear arms in public schools – despite legislative efforts to ban same (including a cop carve-out, of course). Blood in the hallways? Nope. Who’d a thunk it?