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IPFS News Link • Gun Rights

Public Sector Unions: Not as Advertised

• Pajamas Media
Some public employee unions have a hidden agenda: promoting gun control. Since justifiable homicides occur “during the commission of a felony,” armed citizens reduce the need for prison space — and additional staff — by eliminating criminals who may spend many years behind bars. Likewise, gun control often turns law-abiding citizens into criminals. For example, the Legal Community Against Violence believes: “Laws that require firearm owners to report lost of stolen firearms serve several public safety functions.” But in Connecticut, if a repeat theft victim doesn’t report stolen guns within 72 hours, he faces a class D felony after the second “offense,” and up to five years imprisonment. Research shows that many organizations not traditionally classified as part of the gun control lobby spend heavily on anti-rights politicians.