National Public Radio is known for its staunch anti-gun stance. That's why it came as a surprise this week when former NPR CEO Ken Stern revealed during an appearance on MSNBC that he has changed his mind about gun control legislation. Here's what he had to say:
“I started off knowing and believing we all have a confirmation bias. We all take our views and signals from others. How could I be right about everything?”
“I did change my views on guns. … Gun homicides, death by guns in this country, has gone down in this country by more than half over the past 25 years. At the same time the number of guns have gone up.”
“It’s clear that we know how to drive down gun murders without gun control. And the question is why are we talking about gun control when there are other things that we’ve been doing for 25 years that actually have reduced murders in this country by an extraordinary amount.”
We applaud Stern for defying the anti-gun leftwing agenda by thinking critically about the issue of gun control. Left-wingers make it seem like gun control is the only answer to lowering crime, when studies have proven time and time again that regardless of how strict gun control laws are, "bad guys" will still find a way to get their hands on firearms. This is proven by the fact that Democrat-run cities like Chicago and Los Angeles have some of the strictest gun laws in he nation, but also have some of the highest rates of gun crimes.
Stern seems to have realized that enforcing stricter gun laws would really only punish non-criminal gun owners. It's the law-abiding citizens who own guns who would no longer be able to obtain them under these laws, while criminals will always have the black market to go to. Unfortunately, Democrats encourage their voters to not put any thought into this issue and to see guns as inherently evil, which is why so few left-wingers end up coming around like Stern did.
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