By Robert Caraway of Liberal
Ask people with a concealed carry permit why and most will answer for protection.
Statistics are telling us crime is down, so why do we need protection?
It seems that crimes are more violent. This may be to better reporting, but the perception is still there and most public opinion manipulators will tell you perception is reality.
And a day hardly goes by that you don’t hear of a violent crime committed by someone who is out on bail or out on parole.
Why are these people who have proven they have no respect for society’s rules free to roam our communities in search for more victims?
Because as our society has become more enlightened (read liberal) – we have become soft on crime. We feel sorry for these poor examples of humanity because it's not their fault they are like that – someone messed with their self-esteem when they were in kindergarten. So we let them go free.
And therein lies the reason I believe most liberals are so anti-gun.
Every time a law abiding citizen exercises his or her Second Amendment rights because of fear for personal safety, the liberals are reminded that their “soft on crime” policy has failed miserably.