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Friday, August 30, 2013

Yes, it is your Civic Duty to concealed carry

By Jake Southern

I love trees, the more the better; but I'm a realist not a tree-hugger.  Tree-huggers love to talk about our civic duty... to the environment, to our future.  And yes, we should be conscious of our actions and not use resources blindly, but global warming is a hoax that has been debunked numerous times, and even disavowed by prior proponents who admit tot he conspiracy behind it.

So lets get real: You want to talk about real civic duty?  What about not wasting other civic resources?  Like tax dollars?  Like police manpower?  You want to know why crime rates go up and the police take 10 minutes to get there when you need them?  It's because they are overworked and there aren't enough of them to BABYSIT us when we won't look out for ourselves.  There aren't enough of them to make up for our lazy lack of basic civic duty.

Do you know why homeowners hate it when neighbors leave their garage open all the time?  Because it is showing a lack of civic duty.  Because it attracts thieves.  It is low hanging fruit.  Easy pickings for burglars. And like roaches or rats coming for the careless crumbs left on the floor, thieves begin regularly casing the neighborhood.  One careless neighbor endangers the rest of the neighborhood.

This is the case with gun-ownership as well.  Statistics show that when gun ownership increases, and especially concealed carry increases, crime decreases.  Why?  Because when we begin taking responsibility for our own lives and for our own safety, crime goes down and dependence on overtaxed police resources goes down.  And like roaches or rats, when the easy food disappears, thieves migrate elsewhere.

One must remember that police forces were not invented or intended to protect us by defending us.  They keep us safe through proactive crime prevention and crime solving.  They are peacekeepers and detectives; not security guards.  And quite frankly, they don't want to be.

It is our responsibility to be our own security guards; and the more of us there are who do so, the less crime there will be.

Yes, it is a constitutionally protected right for individuals to own and bear arms.  And yes, it is our Civic duty to do so.

I'm doing my civic duty.  Are you?

No trees, roaches or rats were harmed in the production of this article.

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