Thursday, April 5, 2012

The Dangers of Being Gunless

By Alan Korwin, posted at

Gunless people, those who steadfastly refuse to keep and bear arms, practice marksmanship or learn gun safety create certain burdens for the rest of society.
  • Gunless people increase the need for police protection, by being unable to fend for themselves in certain dire emergencies.
  • By remaining unarmed, a gunless person becomes a “free rider,” obtaining safety and protection against criminal activity through the responsible actions of others.

Go read.

Thanks, Nino.


  1. Interesting point that people who refuse to defend themselves are free riding.

  2. Good post, and interesting point on the free riding! Thanks!

  3. @Andy and NFO - Makes sense. In an area where there are known to be folks with guns the bad guys don't know who is "safe" to choose. So those without guns get a pass because of those who have them.

  4. That'll work for them up to a point. No concealed handgun license holder has any obligation to protect them in a "situation" in public. No gun owner is obligated to protect their property either.
    The supports suspending that "free ride" are gossamer thin.