from Brent Smith for World Net Daily:
Many Americans suffer from a common phobia. No, it’s not the very reasonable fear we are living now, of Democrats running the country. That’s not a phobia, for its not irrational.
No, they suffer from an irrational fear of guns. Guns are not inherently scary. They are just a tool – like a screwdriver or a leaf blower. You’ve heard the saying, the right tool for the right job. You wouldn’t use a gun to blow the leaves around your yard and thus you wouldn’t use a leaf blower to defend yourself. You could try, but I’ll bet it won’t go well.
Yet over the years more and more citizens have been purposely conditioned to think guns are scary “weapons of war.” On a weekly basis, we hear of one after another proposed piece of gun-curtailing legislation coming from the left.
They’ve scared the people into agreeing that one of the solutions is the “gun free zone.” And these days there are more and more “gun free zones” than ever.
Yet economist John Lott found that, “Since at least 1950, all but two public mass shootings in America have taken place where general citizens are banned from carrying guns. In Europe, there have been no exceptions. Every mass public shooting – and there have been plenty of mass shootings in Europe – has occurred in a ‘gun free zone.'”
Bet you won’t hear that fun fact from any anti-gun lobby.
We hear that restaurants like Starbucks, Chipotle and Panera Bread and chain stores like Target have declared themselves gun free zones. Although Target dressing areas are currently closed due to the COVID scareathon, when they reopen, they will still allow men and little girls in the same dressing area – but won’t allow guns.
Ask a mother or father which is scarier – a law-abiding citizen with a gun, or a creepy old man watching their daughter undress.
Although the above stores’ policies are stupid, I agree they have a right to set them. These are private businesses and have the freedom to invoke such policies.
What bothers me is some on the right who complain about it – how they have mistakenly framed the argument. And hopefully it’s just an oversight.