Each and every time some push for gun control comes up, we get lied to via the “We don’t want to take away your guns” canard. That, my friends, is a bald-faced lie. Here is the latest bit of truth-telling, however inadvertent:
If I could, I would take all the guns in America, put them on big barges and go dump them in the ocean. Nobody would have a gun. Not police, not security, not anybody. We should eliminate all of them. We could save 33,000 people a year if we didn’t have guns in this country.
Australia, after a major shooting, rounded up all the guns, and they haven’t had near the death that we do here in this country.
I just saw last night a statistic that 11,000 people in America are murdered each year and another 20,000 commit suicide with guns.
They are a scourge of this country and no one should have one as far as I’m concerned. There’s no defense to guns. There’s just absolutely no reason to have them. But it is a right of people in this country to own and possess them, and I will not say anything to affect that right.
Lie #1: “We could save 33,000 people a year if we didn’t have guns in this country.”
This is something that’s been debunked at least 33,000 times since it was first published, yet it refuses to die.
Lie #2: “But it is a right of people in this country to own and possess them, and I will not say anything to affect that right.”
Except that you just did.
Look, folks, they’re not gonna stop until the cost of doing so becomes too painful. Once again, y’all need to drop the whole “law-abiding gun owner” thing. Yes it was both useful and necessary at one point, but that point was twenty effing years ago. When you claim to be “law abiding” you give OPFOR a lever, one that they don’t need. You’re telling them that if they can get the signature on some legislative horror, you’ll comply.
Peaceable Armed Citizen. That’s who you are, and that’s how you need to identify yourselves to any and all gungrabbers you encounter. You’ll get extra bonus points when you tell them what they need to do to get you to drop the “peaceable” part.
No. Period, end, stop. Again, bonus points for adding “and there’s nothing you can do about it”. We’ve tried polite, and it hasn’t worked. Time to get in their faces about it. I mean, what are they gonna do? Whine? Lie? They’re already doing that.