Allow me to preface this post by pointing out that I am well aware there are millions of responsible gun owners out there. Sadly, there don’t appear to be many on Twitter, as the following demonstrate:
Your car is a deadly weapon so ban it and get rid of it so you don't kill anyone with it buy a horse or bike or just walk everywhere. It's not the gun but the person using it that's bad. Crminals & murdering nuts don't care about gun laws.
— J. N. Buck (@TerranEmpire) March 8, 2018
I have lost track of the number of times I’ve dealt with this argument. Yes, other things can be used as murder weapons – but guns are designed for this purpose.
There are plenty of reasons as to why #guncontrol fails, but one reason is most gun owners realize that the "common sense" solutions discussed today are just a ban on all semi-automatic firearms. #DefendTheSecond #2A #NRA https://t.co/J8KLjfhooo
— NRA (@NRA) March 8, 2018
Straight from the source as it were – gun control tends to fail when it’s non-existent, but it’s working in the UK, Canada, Australia, France, Germany and Japan, to name but a few places.
Liberals, A man just stabbed 21 people yesterday… Are we banning knives? Again it's the people. It's the fact that others are trying to make protecting yourself a crime. This is madness. #2ADefenders #2A #2Amendment
— Bethann (@mommasew) March 8, 2018
Again with the false equivalence. Yes, people will always (sadly) seek to kill other people – it’s a lot easier with a weapon specifically designed to do so – hence why two thirds of US homicides involve firearms.
— ColoradoGirl (@ColoradoGirl2A) March 6, 2018
A gun is not like an axe or a shovel – that’s simply moronic.
Oddly enough, none of this has come to pass here in the UK, or France, or Japan, or in numerous other countries that have introduced gun control measures. It’s also a wild conflation (yet again) that control somehow = ban. It doesn’t.
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