In recent months, governments released prisoners and announced that some laws wouldn’t be enforced because of the coronavirus. Now, with protests against policemisbehavior, we’re seeing governments fail to maintain law and order.
As suggested by this excellent Reason video, these developments bolster the case against gun control.
But does this mean politicians will be more supportive of the 2nd Amendment?
The answer (at least for anyone with an IQ above room temperature) should be yes.
From an economic perspective, one major goal is to change the cost-benefit analysis for criminals. If bad guys have to worry that good guys may be armed, that significantly increases the potential cost of illegal behavior.
A well-functioning system of law enforcement can help, of course, but that’s not a description of how things work in some communities – even in normal times, much less when there’s civil unrest.
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