What Can Brian Tracy Teach Us About Evidence-Based Firearm Policy?

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Via Email from the CSSA

Any road to sound government policy must be paved with evidence. For rational decisions to be made, the road to policy must be built on the bedrock of fact. Otherwise, policy built on the quicksand of fantasy can never achieve its desired outcome.

Before we can develop effective national firearms policy, we must define our goal (specify with precision what constitutes success) before we construct the detailed roadmap required to achieve that success.

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MID-TERM REVIEW OF LIBERAL GUN CONTROL AGENDA – THE TRUTH

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Via the CCFR

The firearms community has been abuzz with the usual rumours, conspiracy theories and predictions lately. The annual gun control debate climaxed as of late with the anniversary of the Polytechnique shooting. This horrific, misogynist attack has always been a pivotal sounding board for the anti-gun lobby, complete with hyperbolic hysteria. The CCFR continues to stay the course with education, data and information sharing and community minded programming.

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Australian Gun Control Fails

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Civilian disarmament advocates tout Australia’s gun control program, brought in after the horrific mass shooting in Port Arthur in 1996, as a resounding success.

In April 2015, US President Barack Obama claimed, “When Australia had a mass killing … it was just so shocking the entire country said, ‘Well, we’re going to completely change our gun laws,’ and they did. And it hasn’t happened since.”

Business Insider reports, “Australia hasn’t experienced a massacre similar to Port Arthur since.”

Reuters reports, “The country has had no mass shootings since.”

There is only one problem with all those statements. They aren’t true.

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Why the Gun is Civilization

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By Marco Kloos via Munchkinwrangler.wordpress.com

Human beings only have two ways to deal with one another: reason and force. If you want me to do something for you, you have a choice of either convincing me via argument, or force me to do your bidding under threat of force. Every human interaction falls into one of those two categories, without exception. Reason or force, that’s it.

In a truly moral and civilized society, people exclusively interact through persuasion. Force has no place as a valid method of social interaction, and the only thing that removes force from the menu is the personal firearm, as paradoxical as it may sound to some.

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