Violent crime has steadily dropped before, during and since the expiration of the ban. Gun incidents are now at an all-time low, while gun and ammunition sales are at an all-time high.
Further, statistics have proven time and again violent crime plummets in areas in which the citizenry is allowed licensed, concealed carry.
There is a lot to be said for the old adage that when seconds count, the police are just minutes away.
So, while the "sky is falling" rhetoric spewed by Gillibrand and Schumer may bode well to their following in New York City, we common sense upstaters know better.
John Gereau is managing editor of Denton Publications and an avid outdoorsman. He can be reached at email@example.com.