Ron Paul writes, "Gun control advocates tell us that removing guns from society makes us safer. If that were the case why do the worst shootings happen in gun free zones...? It bears repeating that an armed society truly is a polite society... Gun control makes violence safer and more effective for the aggressive, whether the aggressor is a terrorist or a government... if a government is going to kill its own people, it MUST disarm them first so they cannot fight back. Disarmament must happen at a time when overall trust in government is high, and under the guise of safety for the people, or perhaps the children... In our own country, we should be ever vigilant against any attempts to disarm the people, especially in this economic downturn... Your safety has always, ultimately been your own responsibility, but never more so than now. People have a natural right to defend themselves. Governments that take that away from their people should be highly suspect."
Congressman Ron Paul - Gun Control: Protecting Terrorists and Despots - Texas Straight Talk