John Lott is making the point
that altho leftists, those who wish to suppress
the right to personal defense from predatory violence,
If you ever bother to look at statistics of gun violence by country, you'll see that the US is way ahead of all other countries.
Not only that, but none of the statistics show the cost of increased health care based on gun violence. "All righties" ignore this very important issue of health care costs by gun violence. Add to that the number of crimes committed by guns that includes robbery, killing of children and family members, and the suffering and anguish of the family members who lose loved ones through gun violence.
You suffer from myopia. The second amendment was written at a time when a national malitia made sense. We now have the most powerful military in the world where a domestic malitia doesn't make any sense.
The idea that a gun will protect the owner from crime is laughable at best; it only increases gun violence as proven by the statistics.