A Few Good Reasons To Own A Gun

Because you never know when an out-of-control racist mob is going to attack your house.

Philly.com reports:

ABOUT 11 P.M. on Sept. 9, dozens of youths with bats and pipes descended on a tidy residential area of Port Richmond looking for white teens who allegedly had attacked an African-American kid at Stokely Playground a couple of hours earlier.

Two fearful white teens spotted Mark LaVelle on Indiana Avenue near Belgrade Street and asked for help. Suddenly, the mob appeared. LaVelle, who said that he didn’t know the two kids, who looked to be 13 or 14, ran with them into his nearby house.

” ‘We got you, you white mother fucker!‘ ” LaVelle said he heard someone yell in the “mob” of black and Hispanic youths.

Inside his house, LaVelle, 37, called to his wife, Kim, 30, to go to their bedroom with their twin 13-month-old boys, Mark and Mason, and to call police. He also ordered his two other sons, 11 and 17, and his nephew, 7, to stay upstairs.

With the two teens hiding in the house, LaVelle, 5 feet 10, 220 pounds, a well-known sports-league organizer and coach in the community, went outside to try to calm the angry mob.

They were standing on his steps. One shouted, ” ‘Something’s going to happen now!’ ” LaVelle recalled in an interview Friday at his house. LaVelle got nervous and went back inside, locking his door with a deadbolt.

But the attackers pounded on his front windows and kicked his wooden door so hard, it flew open and some of them entered his house.

“The first guy hits me with a pipe. The second guy knocks me in the face. All I’m hearing is my wife and kids screaming,” said LaVelle, who feared that the next time they saw him, he would be in a casket.

He said that he was able to push the attackers out the door, but then a third man – who had a gun – tried to extend his arm. LaVelle grabbed onto the gunman’s lower arm and shoulder so he couldn’t raise the weapon. Then, police sirens screamed in the neighborhood, and the mob turned and ran.

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Mr. LaVelle put his family in extreme danger by neglecting to own a firearm.  I’m sure Mr. LaVelle has learned his lesson;  have you?

To explain the degeneracy of the community surrounding Mr. LaVelle’s home, I bring your attention to this recent article by CBS Philly, which notes that HALF – FULLY 50% – of 20 to 29 year-old people are unemployed within the city.  To me, it is unsurprising that mobs of them are running around the streets of Philadelphia  acting like a bunch of savages.

The only possible way those adults could be surviving is either through the generosity of their families (unlikely) or the welfare state.   They don’t have jobs because they don’t need jobs.  There are still people like Mr. LaVelle around for them to rob through the political system.

Consider if you were given a choice between working for minimum wage full time or not having to work at all, yet still having the same standard of living.  Would you chose to work or would you simply not work and collect welfare?  Obviously if your quality of life is not improved by working, why would anyone chose to work?

Here is what a recruiter had to say about the jobs situation in Philly:

Kristen Kane, Director of Social Media and Recruiting for Kane Partners, a Lansdale staffing agency, explains why 20-somethings are having so much trouble.

“There are so many ‘millenials’ that when they graduate they have this sense of entitlement. (They say) ‘I’m going to get a job at a high paying amount.’ I think they are selling themselves short,” Kane said.


The savagery experienced by Mr. LaVelle is a product of the State and its various redistribution schemes.  When people’s existence is predicated entirely on the violation of property rights, it turns them back into cave dwelling neanderthals.  People learn to respect other people’s property and rights when they themselves must earn a living through productive labor.  The free market forces people to cooperate with their neighbors and it teaches respect for the work of others and one’s own property.

We can see quite clearly that those areas most afflicted by violence are those areas where there is the most welfarism and lack of property rights.  This is true not only in America, but all over the world.  Poverty, violence, and property rights are inextricably linked across the entire globe.  Conversely, those areas with the lowest violence and  highest standards of living are those areas where people chose to work for a living and have strong property rights enforcement.


  • ConstitutionalRight

    1. Because You Own a Fire Extinguisher. Bad things happen. You can
    still call 911, but when seconds count, you need to act quickly to save
    your life and the life of those you love.
    2. Because Shooting Is An Olympic Sport. Shooting is an Olympic sport
    and the United States holds more gold medals than any other nation.
    3. Because Most Americans Own Guns. You’ll be in good company as a
    gun owner; nearly fifty percent of households in the U.S. own a firearm.
    4. Because You Respect The U.S. Constitution. Sometimes you won’t
    like it when people exercise fundamental freedoms protected by the
    Constitution, such as freedom of speech. But that simply doesn’t matter:
    The Supreme Court ruled that every person has a constitutional right to
    own guns. So respecting the Constitution means respecting the right of
    others to exercise those constitutional rights.
    5. Because You Are More Likely to Die By Falling. There were 613
    fatal firearms accidents in 2007, one-half of one percent of all fatal
    accidents. You’re more likely to die by driving, poisoning, drowning or
    falling than by a gun accident.
    6. Because Guns Stop Burglars. Last year, the CDC estimated that
    Americans used guns about 498,000 times to frighten away intruders
    attempting to break into homes.
    7. Because Gun Bans Increase Murder Rates. After D.C. banned handguns
    in 1984, the average murder rate jumped 73 percent while the U.S.
    murder rate fell 11 percent.
    8. Because Guns Don’t Cause Murder. A New York Times study of 1,662
    murders in the city found that 90 percent of the killers had criminal
    records. Murderers are not ordinary, law abiding adults. Instead,
    virtually all murderers are extremely aberrant individuals with life
    histories of violence, psychopatholoy, and substance abuse.
    9. Because Gun Owners Win Political Battles. Gun rights groups have
    donated $22 million in political campaigns over the last decade, while
    gun control groups gave $1.8 million.
    10. Because Ignorance is Dangerous. At current homicide rates, 1 in
    240 Americans will be murdered this year. You need to know how to
    operate a tool that will immediately stop a threat and save your life
    and the life of those in your household.
    11. Because Guns Don’t Make Countries More Dangerous. Switzerland has
    one of the world’s highest gun ownership rates and also one of the
    lowest homicide rates. In contrast, the countries with the world’s worst
    homicide rates—South Africa, Columbia, Brazil, Mexico, Filipines,
    Taiwain—also prohibit law-abiding citizens from owning guns. Compare the
    20 per 100,000 homicide rate in Russia, which bans guns, with the 2 per
    100,000 rate in neighboring Poland. Compare gun-free Luxembourg’s 9 per
    100,000 murder rate with Germany and France with rates of 0.93 and
    12. Because Gun Control Laws Don’t Increase Safety. The U.S. National
    Academy of Sciences failed to identify even one gun control measure
    that had a statistically significant reduction in violent crime,
    suicide, or gun accidents. The Center for Disease Control reached the
    same conclusion in 2003.