Challenging another Taki writer on gun control, William M. Stell, Jr. writes:
What should also be pointed out is that gun crime in the U.S. is to a large extent concentrated in isolated areas, mostly decaying inner-city neighborhoods. Most people avoid them. Outside of these high-crime zones—that is, in the vast majority of places—there is a much lower incidence of gun deaths, and gun violence is not a concern.
Much of this inner-city gun violence is gang- and drug-related; and to be honest, no one gets too upset when a couple of crackhead gangbangers—whatever their race—off each other …
In the old days, cops were trained to fire two shots at an attacker’s center-mass—“double-tap”—then stop shooting and assess. Nowadays, they’re being trained to fire until the assailant goes down. Any veteran LEO can tell you stories of bad guys, some jacked-up on crack or meth, who were shot multiple times with high-power handgun rounds—but kept on coming. Counting on six shots to do the job is wishful thinking, even with a single assailant. Considering the possibility of multiple assailants, a six-shot revolver is just not the best choice for self-defense.