In the Absence of Guns

Anti-gunners are often fond of claims that eliminating guns will reduce violence crime. Of course that assumes there are no other weapons which as Egypt demonstrates isn’t the case:

“Hundreds of men carrying knives and swords entered Tahrir,” the AFP news agency quoted a report on Egypt’s state TV as saying.

The TV channel showed footage of hundreds of people involved in a stand-off and throwing stones at each other.

“A group of gangsters attacked us with stones, they seemed to be wanting us to leave the square,” Gamal Hussein, one of the pro-democracy protester, later told Reuters.

In the absence of guns the only thing that is guaranteed is the lawful and innocent are disarmed when the bad guys come with weapons.