Liberals waste countless hours rallying for stricter gun control laws. They claim it would solve our crime problems and virtually eliminate mass shootings.
Meanwhile, conservatives understand two things. First, our right to bare arms is a fundamental guarantee made by our constitution. Second, only lawful men abide by gun laws.
When you break it down like that, it seems like outlawing guns is a matter of common sense. It just doesn’t take much to understand gun control is not the answer. But now, a new study further backs the belief that gun control will never end gun violence.
As Fox News explains:
Mass shootings all too routinely hit the headlines across the United States. But what rarely makes a blip on the news cycle are the individual acts of gun violence that permeate the social fabric – with almost 500,000 violent crimes committed with a gun annually, according to the National Institute of Justice.
On average, just under 40,000 people each year die across the country in a gun-related death. So, where do criminals typically buy their guns? And do most criminals seek out their weapons of choice through illicit means?
“The majority of firearms used in criminal activity are obtained illegally,” said David Chianese, a correspondent at Law Enforcement Today, published author and former NYPD detective. “Stricter or additional gun laws do not reduce gun violence.”
A 2019 survey conducted by the Department of Justice (DOJ) found that some 43 percent of criminals had bought their firearms on the black market, 6 percent acquired them via theft, and 10 percent made a retail purchase – 0.8 percent purchased a weapon from a gun show.
I don’t know about you, but I can’t even count how many times gun shows have been the prime example of the need for gun control. In fact, the so-called gun show loophole emerged as one of the primary arguments for stricter gun control in the early 1990s. Even though similar data about guns and the criminals who use them was readily available at the time.
It’s as if leftists don’t want the facts. They just want to exploit the narrative.
Gun Control for Dummies
The truth is criminals don’t need guns to enter attack mode. As conservatives are known for saying: Guns don’t kill people. People kill people.
But don’t take my word for it. Here’s proof.
A man who was “full of anger” went on a two-hour stabbing and robbery rampage in Southern California, killing four people and wounding two others, authorities said Wednesday.
The 33-year-old Garden Grove man was taken into custody after he came out of a 7-Eleven in Santa Ana, southeast of Los Angeles, and dropped a knife along with a handgun that he had taken from a guard, police said.
The violence appeared to be random and the only known motives seem to be “robbery, hate, homicide,” Garden Grove police Lt. Carl Whitney said at a news conference.
“We know this guy was full of anger and he harmed a lot of people tonight,” he said. The suspect and all the victims were Hispanic, he added.
This happened less than one week after the shooting in El Paso. The killer didn’t need a gun. He had a machete.
Sidenote: The killer, 33 year old Zachary Castaneda, is a violent criminal. Under liberal California laws, Castaneda served a shortened prison sentence and managed to be out on the streets when he belonged behind bars.
So far, hate seems to be his primary motive. Or as Lt. Carl Whitney said, “robbery, hate, homicide.”
So where are the liberal demands for the removal of all knives?
The Right to Bare Arms
At the end of the day, it is our constitutional right to bare arms. There is no other way to interpret the 2nd Amendment. It should be like buying a car. You take a test. Then you apply for a license (insert background check to weed out the crazies here). After which you buy a gun, and you register your ownership. It really is that simple.
And for those who believe having guns around them never makes them feel safer, I offer another piece of evidence.
I saw a version of this video posted on Facebook.
After digging around a little deeper, I learned this crosswalk is in front of a school. Several families were gathered there before a Mother’s Day celebration.
Here’s a mom who proved a mother really will risk her life for her children. I bet that’s one criminal who felt relief when the police finally showed up.
Even Obama’s very own DOJ issued a report explaining gun control actually makes violence worse. Thus, Baby Black Jesus knows the truth! So why don’t his followers accept it?
How much clearer must this argument be?
Just the other day, one of my fellow conservative writers made a good point.
Remember in 2012, when the Venezuela government had their “gun by back/confiscation program”……. one of my best friends and his wife live in Bogota Columbia, and they are daily afraid for their lives….. You want to know why??? Because all the murdering, gun carrying, criminals never turned their guns and now they are all in Bogota killing and shooting people with the guns that they were not allowed to have that the government said to turn over. My friends, brother in laws aunt was just shot in the face at point blank range for a iphone by a criminal from Venezuela, who was not allowed to have a gun in Venezuela, cause the government said so, and he is killing people in another country where the government says “no guns” and people are unable to defend themselves. ~Kirk Martin
After a little more digging, I learned many Venezuelans regret that gun ban.
“Guns would have served as a vital pillar to remaining a free people, or at least able to put up a fight,” Javier Vanegas, 28, a Venezuelan teacher of English now exiled in Ecuador, told Fox News.
But for the leftist that dismisses the Venezuelan example because it’s a foreign country, here’s more proof from our own backyard.
Washington, D.C.’s gun ban worsened the city’s murder rate. .
The Daily Caller explains:
In 1976, D.C. implemented a law that banned citizens from owning guns, as only police officers were allowed to carry firearms. Those who already owned guns were allowed to keep them only if they were disassembled or trigger-locked. Trigger locks could only be removed if the owner received permission from the D.C. police, which was rare.
According to prosecutor Jeffrey Shapiro, the results were not good. Annual homicides rose from 188 in 1976 to 364 in 1988, and then increased even further to 454 in 1993. The gun ban was struck down by the Supreme Court in District of Columbia v. Heller, and homicides have steadily declined since then to 88 yearly murders in 2012. While Shapiro admits that there were other factors involved with the decline in homicides, lifting the gun ban clearly did not result in a rise in murder
Further, two studies prove gun control didn’t work in Britain or Australia. But we’ve said all this before. So then why do liberals cling to the same tired argument? Because they honestly don’t care one bit. For leftists, cries for gun control are a marketing scheme aimed at convincing voters they are the loving party for the people.
If liberals truly care about mass shootings and murder rates, why aren’t they screaming for more mental health care? That’s where we can make a real difference. Of course, liberals know nothing of problem solving or promise keeping. Thus, a plan of action which is actually effective and makes sense is completely unnecessary in the eyes of a leftist.