Debunking Liberal Lies About Guns
The Marjory Stoneman Douglass High school shooting in Parkland Florida was different. This is the time the left has decided to bring the big guns out (no pun intended) in order to advance their anti 2nd amendment agenda.
The big guns I’m referring to are children.
They have been touting David Hogg and a Mexican chick I don’t remember her name.
Anyway these child crises actors have been used by the left to not just tug but yank at the heart strings of average American in order to advance their anti-freedom agenda.
I say crises actors intentionally because that’s exactly what they are. They are angry kids (they have every right to be angry btw) that clearly don’t know what they’re talking about.
Here are just a few false statements David Hogg has made:
“Dana Loesch is the president of the NRA”
No she isn’t
“President Trump you control the house & the senate…yet you’ve done nothing”
No he doesn’t.
Its clear he’s being told what to say by leftist groups (like CNN) that are simply using him and the girl for their own sick goals.
But this article isn’t meant to be about them. This is meant to debunk the liberal lies about guns that they use to shred the 2nd amendment.
Here are a few of them:
“There have been 18 school shootings just this year“
Luckily conservatives have done a good job debunking this lie. This falsehood was started by the old prune himself Jeff Greenfield in, of course, a tweet.
In the rest of the world, there have been 18 school shootings in the last twenty years. In the U.S., there have been 18 school shootings since January 1.
Most of those ‘school shootings’ involved accidents or suicide and in only two that weren’t suicides were people killed. Other than that there were no injuries!
“Criminals get their guns from the gun show loophole”
Another complete fabrication. According to the U.S. Department of Justice, at most 2 percent of guns used by criminals are purchased at gun shows, and most of those were purchased legally by people who passed background checks.
Another inconvenient factoid is that less than 1 out of 5 Americans get their guns this way. The vast majority get their guns through a local retail outlet. A really inconvenient factoid is that 90% of guns used in a crime were not obtained legally. A Chicago study found that most guns used by criminals were 1. Stolen 2. Obtained from a family member or friend 3. A drug dealer or some other black market source.
Just 11% of criminals got their guns from a gun shop, pawn shop, flea market, or gun show!
“Australia saw a reduction in crime after buying back guns”
First things first don’t be fooled by liberals calling it a ‘buy back’. It was a mandatory hand over of firearms to the government and the government paid the citizen a price to the government. In other words it was a confiscation with compensation.
Here’s a graph from Australia’s Institute of Criminology that leftists don’t want you to see.
The ‘buy back’ occurred in 1996-1997 but look homicides went up in 1999. If the lower homicide rate had truly been caused by the ‘buyback’ there should be a decline in homicides every year. On top of that homicides were already in decline since before the ‘buyback’.
Whether if its by a bullet, a machete, or just a pair of hands you’re just as dead. Changing the means won’t change the result.
“Countries with ‘sensible’ gun control have lower murder rates! That proves gun control works!”
Maybe the UK and Australia do have lower murder rates-they also have more homogeneous populations-that doesn’t mean its the result of gun control.
Lets take a look once again at our friend Australia which is the liberal poster child of gun control. Although it is estimated that a large number of guns are purchased on the black market there they still have strict gun control laws and lets compare it to its neighbor New Zealand which has more lax gun controls. The murder rate in Australia is 0.98 per 100,000 residents while in only 0.91 in New Zealand!
Switzerland has some of the most lax gun laws in Europe. In 2011 Swiss voters rejected a referendum to even require gun owners to register their firearms. If we believe the gun control lobby that’s a recipe for disaster right?
In 2016 the country had a whopping 45 murders and not all of those involved firearms!
“The Parkland shooting wouldn’t have happened if we had ‘sensible’ gun control!”
Nikolas Cruz purchased his AR-15 legally ergo had AR-15’s been banned the school shooting wouldn’t have happened. That’s the logic that the loony left wants you to believe.
Here’s what they don’t tell you:
- The Broward County sheriff had been contacted about this kid’s homicidal threats more than 23 times
- Under the Baker Act in Florida the Broward County sheriff could have already involuntarily detained Cruz
- The FBI had been contacted twice about this kid once after he left a comment on a youtube video using his real name saying he was planning to do a school shooting
- Even an ‘enhanced’ background check (whatever that means) wouldn’t have stopped him from buying a gun since he had no criminal record
- The shooting could’ve been much less fatal had the Broward County Sheriff’s deputies not hid behind their cars outside while kids were being slaughtered inside the school
- Tax payers were already paying a school resource officer to be there for just this sort of thing. Literally his one job was in case something like this were to happen would be to take care of it. Instead he ran out and hid behind his car.
- Again most guns used in crime are not obtained legally. It is highly doubtful that outlawing a specific firearm would’ve prevented this tragedy.
“It’s too easy to get a concealed carry permit!”
That’s is of course an outright lie. The ease of getting a concealed carry permit varies by State and often by country. In Los Angeles county California the adage is ‘don’t even try’ and its not far off.
According to Breitbart LA county issued just 197 concealed carry permits for just 10.2 million residents! California politicians boast on how tough it is for their citizens to utilize their second amendment rights.
Even concealed holsters are regulated in California!
“California has always been a leader on the issue of gun safety,”
-Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa
They may have restricted law abiding citizens but they haven’t stopped criminals…duh. LA county still has one of the highest murder rates in the state and violent crime is increasing and has been increasing since 2015.
“The founding fathers were thinking of muskets when the second amendment was written!”
That’s a common lie you’ll see in videos and throughout social media. While yes most of us think of muskets when we thinking of the founding fathers the truth is there were much more advanced fire arms than just muskets in those days.
I present to you the Girondani Air Rifle. This guy is a repeating rifle capable of firing 22 shots before requiring a reload. The Girondani Air Rifle was used by Lewis and Clark on their famous western expedition! This was certainly not a musket!
Then we have the Kalthoff repeater & the Belton Flintlock all of which were capable of firing multiple rounds without needing to be reloaded.
Don’t believe everything you remember from grade school history class the founding fathers most certainly did know about repeat fire weapons and yet still made it a constitutional right for the citizens to possess them!
“The NRA is funded mostly by gun manufacturers”
Wrong! The NRA is funded through average freedom loving American citizens. The average donation is $40 per year with a little under 30,000 donations in total.
Even the Communist News Network (CNN) had to marvel at the NRA’s ability to raise money.
The NRA’s ability to raise so much money from small donations is highly unusual for a special interest group, demonstrating its wide reaching support, said Sarah Bryner, research director at the Center for Responsive Politics.
If this doesn’t prove that giving up your 2nd amendment rights won’t make you safer nothing will.