Skip to comments.Really Interested in Saving Lives? Gun Control Takes them!
Posted on 06/01/2014 3:37:13 PM PDT by kingattax
Running down the logic: politicians and others demand gun control in the wake of the horrific shootings in Isla Vista.
The premise is gun control will help prevent future incidents and thus save lives. Never mind that areas where tight gun control laws prevail are also areas where the most violence occurs. But lets take this a step further.
What these politicians are saying is the God-given, Constitutional rights of 300 million people must be abrogated because of the criminal behavior of a miniscule number of people. Can you recall the last time an NRA member was arrested for gun violence?
There are about 80 million legal, law-abiding gun owners in this country. If we assume a huge number of perpetrators during the last 10 years-lets say 1,000-that divides out to .0000125, a tiny fraction. Lets assume these 1,000 perpetrators took the lives of 2,000 people, again, a very high estimate.
Then, logically and rationally, one must ask: How many lives have been saved by legal gun owners confronting criminals during the last ten years? Certainly, the answer is: more than 2,000.
Thus, we see gun control does not reduce gun violence, it only hinders lawful gun owners from saving lives.
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