TRENDY OPINION SAYS CRIMINALS ARE BRAVE AND HIGHLY INTELLIGENT | 2002-08-17
According to established opinion, people should not have guns because the criminals are too brave to be bothered by them. According to anti-gun propaganda, the person with a gun in his home is a terrified wreck but the thug coming into the house and facing the gun is cool, calm, collected and professional.
It used to be the official doctrine of this "criminals are heroes" theory that a person in the home was FORTY-THREE TIMES more likely to have the gun taken away by the cool, heroic, professional criminal than he was to use it to defend himself. They won't even admit they ever said that nonsense now.
But the media said it and the media BELIEVED it. They honestly believe that all Americans are cowards and all criminals are calm and smart, so only a person with a government-issue badge is capable of defending himself with a weapon.
See August 3, 2002 - AMERICA'S PROBLEM IS NOT ****PHYSICAL*** COWARDICE .