Thursday, August 04, 2011

Thanks To The Detroit Free Press, Hell Returns To Its Normal Temperature

Just when you think the Detroit Free Press Editors are finally coming to grips with the fact that Michigan's CCW reform allowing law abiding citizens to carry concealed pistols has been a success without any of the much prophesied, by them and others, "blood in the streets", we get this editorial:

The Detroit Free Press: Editorial: In dueling views on concealed guns, caution is still best policy

It's true that most of the worst fears raised a decade ago about a law relaxing restrictions on licenses to carry concealed weapons have not come to pass, as Free Press reports this week by Dawson Bell and Gina Damron show.

With nearly 276,000 Michiganders now licensed to carry concealed weapons, there has been no epidemic of bloodshed and violence; only 2% of license holders have been sanctioned for any kind of misbehavior.

Still, these encouraging statistics and trends do not mean that Michigan should loosen its laws on carrying concealed weapons -- or, for that matter, not consider reasonable restrictions on the current law. While the law has not demonstrably made Michigan more dangerous, neither has it conclusively made it safer. There is no way of knowing even how many people with concealed weapons permits actually carry guns....To be sure, the statistics in Michigan appear encouraging, but they are tenuous at best. Michigan legislators would be irresponsible to use them to justify further efforts to eliminate pistol-free zones in bars, churches, arenas and other places where crowds or alcohol increase the potential for mayhem.

Even after running multiple articles showing the beneficial effects of the reform, the Free Press stands by its delusions.

Even after running articles that show that after 10 YEARS there has been no blood in the streets as the Freep editors proclaimed would happen, the Freep editors continue to fear that further reforming the law will lead to "the potential for mayhem".

Yes, that same potential for mayhem that they claimed would occur when the law was enacted, and they were completely wrong then, now they again claim if we continue to reform our laws the same will happen.

When faced with the facts, the Detroit Free Press editors can't handle the truth and run back to their emotional hidey-hole and proclaim "la-la, citizens with guns are bad, I can't hear you."

Freep Editors, the first step in dealing with a problem is admitting that you have a problem.

You were wrong then and you're still wrong now. Consistency of error is not to your credit.

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