It’s been fourteen years since Michael Moore’s propaganda piece, “Bowling for Columbine,” hit theaters. And by every measure, gun violence has fallen since then.
But it isn’t because of gun control like Moore wants. More states allow concealed and open carry than when his film premiered, and gun sales since the movie premiered have been enormous.
Contrary to what gun control advocates would like you to believe, crime is on the decline as gun sales are on the rise. When that’s the trend, it’s hard to argue that more gun control is necessary.
In fact, one Columbine survivor turned lawmaker says the only one thing that will stop murderers who wish to do harm is arming good people with the legal authority to carry a gun.
For Americans who value their constitutional right to bear arms, the [Columbine] tragedy marked the beginning of renewed efforts by state and federal government to infringe on their citizens’ 2nd Amendment rights.
Now the Columbine generation has come of age, and one survivor turned lawmaker is fighting back against the tide of gun control. Colorado State Representative Patrick Neville has introduced a bill which would allow licensed teachers to carry guns on school grounds in Colorado.“The only thing that is going to stop murderers intent on doing harm is to give good people the legal authority to carry a gun to protect themselves and our children,” Neville said, according to The Hill. “More of my friends would still be alive today.”
Neville also blasted current policies that fail to address the threat.
“Unfortunately, the current system continues to leave our children as sitting targets for criminals intent on doing harm,” he said.
Time for “Bowling for Columbine: The Sequel”?
[Note: This post was authored by The Analytical Economist]