Nearly half the country requires no permit to carry a concealed weapon — and it’s a growing trend https://t.co/KM6Rxdw95s
— *The* Editorial Board (@johnastoehr) March 19, 2022
Barbarism is defined as:
1a: a barbarian or barbarous social or intellectual condition : BACKWARDNESS
b: the practice or display of barbarian acts, attitudes, or ideas
2: an idea, act, or expression that in form or use offends against contemporary standards of good taste or acceptability
I would consider barbarism what we’ve seen in places like New York City and California, where criminals prey on disarmed citizens freely without meaningful ramifications.
I covered a recent incident where a man beat a woman in the head with a hammer to steal her purse.
That is barbarism.
States giving law abiding citizens the right to possess the weapons best to repel barbarians is not barbarism. It’s literally anti-barbarism.
Clearly the Editorial Board believes that civilization is law abiding citizens having to beg and jump through hoops to be allowed to carry the tools to defend themselves.
Of course, all other things being equal, locales that have more burdensome and onerous obstacles to concealed carry have higher rates of crime and victimhood of law abiding citizens.
Barbarians take advantage of unarmed victims, preying on the weak and helpless.
The barbarian in Texas or Florida has no idea if his victim is capable of fighting back.
The barbarian in NYC, LA, or San Francisco is almost guaranteed that their victim is unable to defend themselves adequately.
The quoted article bemoans that now 23 states allow permitless concealed carry.
This is not backwardness but progress in expanding civil rights.
I hope for a day when all 50 states and DC have permitless concealed carry without preemption.
Which is more barbarous: a mugger with dozens of prior convictions bludgeoning a woman with a hammer for her purse or a mugger having his recidivism terminated by a law abiding citizens in self-defence?
As a man who believes that a decent civilization prioritizes the safety of the law abiding above the safety of criminals, I prefer the latter.