Saturday Book Review: Ron Paul Liberty Defined: Gun Control

by wisdomhunt

If I can stomach it, I intend to review Liberty Defined chapter-by-chapter so that you never have to read it.

Gun-control advocates tell us that removing guns from society makes us safer. But that is simply an impossibility. The fact is that firearm technology exists. It cannot be uninvented. As long as there is metalworking and welding capability, it matters not what gun laws are imposed upon law-abiding people. Those who wish to have guns, and disregard the law, will have  guns.

Ron Paul is making the (incorrect) assumption that prohibition against guns will not work. Guns exist, therefore we cannot make them not exist. Therefore everyone needs to be able to own guns to protect themselves.

This is faulty logic. Why does any civilian need a gun?

Answer: they don’t. The reason that we pay taxes is, at least in part, to fund a police force that will protect us from our own evil nature. They are the only people that need guns domestically, and the only people that should have guns.

Anyone arguing otherwise probably just wants to kill you.

We need a gun monopoly in this country to protect us from ourselves.

Previous chapters reviewed:
The Introduction
Austrian Economics

Business Cycle
Campaign Finance Reform
Capital Punishment
Central Intelligence Agency
Civil Disobedience

Evolution Versus Creation

Executive Power

Foreign Aid

Four Freedoms
Global Warming