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Liberal gun control advocates pass gun control laws to reduce the number of guns in the hands of the people so as to reduce the amount of gun violence and other crimes. Or so goes the age old rhetorical argument.

Every time there is a mass shooting, liberals crawl out from every dark crack and crevice and call out for more gun control laws. They want to ban all assault and assault-style weapons. They want to ban high capacity magazines. They want to ban sound suppressors. They want to ban handguns. They want to ban public carrying of a gun. They want to ban all semi-automatic guns. They want universal background checks for any and all gun transactions, even when a grandpa gives one of his guns to his grandson.

All of these things are supposed to reduce crime and make America safer. Yet, they fail to see that the areas with the strictest gun control seem to have the highest rates of gun violence. In gun controlled California, strict gun control laws have led to more crimes, especially the theft of guns from retail stores.

Gun store thefts in California more than doubled last year, according to a study released Tuesday.

The Center for American Progress said federally licensed dealers lost 690 guns to theft in 2016, a 174 percent increase over the year before and quadruple the number of firearms stolen in 2013 and 2014.

“Every two minutes, a gun is stolen in America,” said Chelsea Parsons, vice president of Guns and Crime Policy at the Center for American Progress, in a press release Tuesday. “These stolen guns feed directly into illegal gun trafficking networks and are destined for use in violent crimes, so gun dealers have a substantial obligation to secure their dangerous inventory and prevent against theft.” …

Gun control advocates forget the age old saying of where there is a will, there is a way. That means when a criminal has the will to obtain a gun illegally, he or she will find a way – such as stealing them from stores. Gun control laws only prevent law-abiding citizens from being able to effectively protect themselves, their families and their homes.

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