Why Gun Control Fails

Because Americans generally don’t support it when faced with the stark reality of a temporary breakdown in law and order.

Charlie Marshall, a towboat captain who plans to watch over his home in Gretna, had a bleaker view of local law enforcement abilities.

“If the cops are looting, who’s going to protect my ass?” he asked.

After Katrina, some police officers were spotted taking basic supplies from stores, and, in isolated cases, items that didn’t appear necessary for survival.

Though frustrated after having his purchase of a .22-caliber rifle delayed by a routine background check, Marshall still had several boxes of bullets and buckshot for his shotgun and 9 mm pistol.

I would say if he’s got the shotgun and 9mm pistol the .22 rifle isn’t going to add much, unless it’s a sacrificial gun to turn over to the NOPD in the event they start confiscating firearms again.

5 Responses to “Why Gun Control Fails”

  1. Weer'd Beard says:

    Unless he wants to drop a possum in the stew pot, or clip some varmints that might be making his post-apocalyptic servival problimatic, without wasting bigger ammo for bigger targets.

  2. DJK says:

    I’d be willing to bet it was a .223….. maybe an AR or something.

  3. DJK says:

    Reporters are pretty clueless.

  4. Chuck B. says:

    I could be wrong on this, but aren’t the people in New Orleans who saw their legally-owned guns get confiscated after Katrina hit STILL waiting to get them back?

    It’s a story like that which makes me consider the value of caching some guns and ammunition in a clandestine fashion, as a sort of “disaster insurance” policy.

  5. thirdpower says:

    Oh, but the police aren’t going to bolt this time if there’s problems.

    Problem solved.