Critics Claim ‘Defund the Police,’ Strict Gun Laws Keep People From Defending Selves

Critics of the movement to reallocate law enforcement funding and impose more legal restrictions on firearms claim that this will hamper people’s ability to defend themselves, the Washington Examiner reports.

“If you’re primarily disarming the most law-abiding good citizens who obey the law, you make it easier for criminals to go and commit crimes,” said John Lott, a former adviser to the Trump administration who wrote the book, “More Guns, Less Crime.”

He added that “You have had the biggest spikes in the areas where police are not being allowed to do their job either because of orders or because of changes in budgets. It’s not really shocking to me that you see the increase.”

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