Well known as one of the bastions of liberal thought in New England, the Boston Globe has historically leaned to the left side of the political spectrum.
Surprisingly, I had to look out the window for flying pigs after I finished this article. It agrees with John Lott Jr.’s premise of More Guns Less Crime.
In his article “A safer society with guns” Jeff Jacoby writes: “But the experience of Colorado State and DC should come as no surprise. By now there’s so much evidence that higher rates of gun ownership lead to lower rates of crime that it isn’t hard to fathom why fewer and fewer Americans want to ban handguns.”
Jeff points out that the University of Colorado has fought the state’s concealed-carry law and their crime has increased by 35% starting at 2004.
On the other hand, Colorado State University embraced and supported Colorado’s concealed-carry law. They allowed students with a state-issued concealed-carry permit to carry firearms to class and on campus. Not surprisingly, the crime dropped 60% since 2004.
Jeff, I congratulate you for having the intestinal fortitude to point out the obvious that more guns means less crime. If you happen to be out here in California’s Bay Area during the last Thursday of the month, stop by for a GS2AC meeting and we will buy you dinner. Just make sure you arrive by 6 pm, as the place fills up quickly after that.