One of the enduring myths of the anti freedom crowd is that pulling guns off the streets makes crime go down. Occasionally they can even pull some statistics off that seem to support their agenda.
Now, there are lies, damn lies, and statistics. Statistics are useful if you can show a link between the things that you are measuring. Correlation does not mean causation, and showing a causal link is expressed as an R value, showing confidence in a link between the two factors. The CDC studied every law and crime statistic they could and found no relation between gun laws and crime reduction. The anecdote that "Crime fell in NY after Bloomberg was elected" is an anectode, and the plural of anecdote is not data.
So why does that lying sack of shit Jonathon Lowy continue with the lie that Bloomberg's restrictive policies somehow cleaned up New York City? Because right now the trend is one of decreased crime, and despite more reasonable explanations like the correlation between abortion and crime reduction as discussed in Freakenomics telling the truth doesn't push the agenda.
Gun control is one of the "Big Lies" that if you tell long enough and hard enough you can get people to believe it. You get people like Joan Peterson who have bought so deeply into the big lie that she can no longer separate truth from falsehood.
Recently Jonathon Lowy, lying sack of shit, decried the Gun Lobby for inconsistency in applying Federalist values. Jonathon Lowy argues that if we were good little Federalists we would let the Federal Government remain silent on the restrictions of Enumerated Constitutional Rights by state and local governments. Allow me to remind the reader that it wasn't that long ago that the Federal Government passed the Assault Weapons Ban and made it the law of the land. Before that it was GOPA 1986 which restricted our ability to purchase automatic weapons (the one class of weapons that is implicated in less crime than death by hammers). Before that it was the Gun Control Act of 1968 that took away our ability to buy and sell hunting rifles to citizens in other states and transport them through the postal service. Before that the National Firearms Act of 1934 made safety devices like sound suppressors expensive beyond the reach of average citizens with a tax stamp that cost more than the yearly income of most Americans.
So, throughout the history of the gun control movement in the US has blatantly ignored Federalist principles that they are now saying that the NRA is ignoring. First off the "Conceal Carry Reciprocity Act" would simply specify that the "full faith and credit" clause of the Constitution applies to carrying a firearm as it does to motor vehicle operation. States have different standards for drivers training and testing, and yet somehow our national highway which kills far more Americans every year and Jonathon Lowy, lying sack of shit, isn't calling for "local control" over drivers licenses. After all, what works in New York may not work in Cheyenne.
So fuck you anti rights extremists, we are fighting at the Federal level for our God given natural rights because that is where the battle is, you lying sacks of shit.