Democrats and their corporate media propagandists didn’t even let victims’ bodies in Buffalo and Uvalde turn cold before pouncing on grotesque political opportunism to denounce guns and seeking their ultimate ban.
The narrative on gun violence is the same for every other domestic issue: Democrats believe they can legislate everyone’s morality. If we just got rid of guns, they claim, then we can get rid of violence. What about violence involving cars, knives, fists, – or gasp – illegally acquired guns?
Asking those questions makes you a murderous Ultra-MAGA gun clinger.
Jack Posobiec, a man approaching two million followers on Twitter precisely because of his hot takes, provided a perfect retort to the tired, lazy, and flat-out wrong argument that the United States leads the way in worldwide gun violence.
Have to post this again I see pic.twitter.com/07SQTq6bAg
— Jack Posobiec 🇺🇸 (@JackPosobiec) June 6, 2022
The left claims our prevalence of guns, and gun rights, lead to mayhem for everyone. It’s simply not true, but they get away with this argument for one basic reason: Americans are stupid. A corollary to their stupidity is their lack of worldliness, which means they rarely travel, and if they do, only travel to approved tourist destinations. When Americans say they’ve been to Mexico, they’re talking about Acapulco, not the cartel’s controlled land surrounding those beaches. Likewise when Americans travel to Brazil; they are going to Copacabana, not into Rio’s infamous favelas.
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In response to Posobiec’s tweet, a few other graphs made their way into the comment section. Now, I haven’t verified the data here, much like I didn’t with Posobiec’s, but at first glance, they pass the smell test in that I would expect these numbers. Call it confirmation bias, but stereotypes are true for a reason.
— JolietEastSider (@JolietEastSider) June 6, 2022
— Catholic Lady in CT⚜🇻🇦 (@springtimesun3) June 6, 2022
John Lott is perhaps one of the most preeminent voices on gun control insanity and can always be counted on to inject much-needed wisdom into these conversations. In response to Joe Biden’s latest speech attacking gun ownership and pretending we all wanted “common sense” gun reform, Lott penned a piece that made it into Newsweek. I shared a few excerpts below.
In response to the matter of providing firearm protection in schools:
“Teachers and staff can carry concealed handguns in about 30% of Texas school districts, so we don’t need to guess how the policy would work. Nineteen other states also allow concealed carry in schools. Since the year 2000, there has yet to be a single case of someone being wounded or killed from a shooting, let alone a mass public shooting, between 6:00 AM and midnight at a school that lets teachers carry guns.”
In response to the idea that we just need more and better laws:
“Biden says that we need common-sense gun laws, but what he proposes simply will not help. He doesn’t seem to realize that over 92% of violent crime in America has nothing to do with guns. Focusing on so-called “assault weapons” is not only not going to stop mass public shootings, but it won’t make a difference in reducing murders at large.”
In response to the disingenuous claim that ARs are the scariest gun out there:
“Only a small share of murders are committed with rifles, let alone “assault rifles,” and that share has grown even smaller over time. The percentage of firearm murders committed with rifles was 4.8% prior to the federal “assault weapons” ban that took effect in September 1994. When the ban was in effect, from 1995 to 2004, the figure stood at just 4.9%. And since 2004, it’s been even lower. Based on these numbers, it’s hard to argue that the ban did anything at all.”
At this point, there is no reason to believe in the public disarming of law-abiding folks other than the fact that you hate freedom and love a huge federal bureaucracy overlooking every aspect of your life. There’s simply no other way to describe it. In a country of 350 million people and at least as many guns, will a few terrible things happen? Of course.
But is the cost of freedom worth surrendering rights and the ability to protect yourself and loved ones? That question shouldn’t even have to be asked.
Hailey Sanibel fiercely loves freedom. She is a contributing author at Trending Politics and writes regularly at The Blue State Conservative.