She went home from the gun store to endure a ten day cooling off period before she could take her new gun home.

But her estranged husband, the subject of a restraining order, was not cooling off about their pending divorce.

That same evening she was raped, beaten nearly to death, and their son was almost killed by the man he once called “Daddy.”

Every law has unintended consequences. Many have perverse intended consequences. Nowhere are the perverse results more horrific than with gun control laws, because laws relating the legal acquisition of firearms often harm no one except those who are inclined to obey such legislation.

Oddly, it is the most vulnerable among us who are most harmed by ill-conceived gun control laws. According to criminologists, guns are used to prevent violence about six times more often than commit it. In the absence of efficacy as a crime deterrent – a conclusion reached by the National Academy of Science – we should accept that gun control laws endanger people and disproportionately so.

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