A gut check reminder for them, and the truth for the rest of America.
By Don McDougall
United States -(AmmoLand.com)- The anti-gun left never answers any questions. You have to BELIEVE with all your heart in their views and blindly follow their prose.
Lemming I say. So in this vein let me ask 5 questions. No spin or numerical sleight of hand. Gun owners please share this with your anti-gun friends. (You know that cute girl who friend’s convinced her that a meat eating, gun owning barbarian was wrong for her. The girl who comes by to visit every three months because her current tofu eating, Bernie voting new BF thinks cuddling and watching GIRLS is a hot date. That friend.)
Question 1. – Should people on the “no-fly-list” not have the right to own a gun?
So if what they did is so horrible that you can strip them of their constitutional rights without a judge’s review or consent, why have you not arrested these dangerous people and put them in jail? Let’s be honest we are now a LOT more like Europe. Are we working under a Napoleonic code of law. Guilty until proven innocent. Is that really what you want?
So again, if they are so dangerous that you can strip them of their constitutional rights, why are they not in jail? If you don’t think their owning guns is a good idea, I just want you to tell me why they’re not in jail?
Why not just strip them of their right to a trial and toss them in jail now? Or are some rights less equal than others? If so, who chooses? Who needs judges anyway when you can just make a list! So.. since this is now the case let me ask…..who makes the lists?
Question 2. – Why don’t any of the proposals you make save any lives?
Look at the past 10 or so mass shootings, and compare them to your proposal to “keep children safe” and not ONE SINGLE life would have been saved if your rules had been in place. Not ONE LIFE would have been saved! You know this and yet you keep repeating your restrictions over and over and over, like if you keep lying to yourself it will make it true.
How about some proposals that will change things for the better rather than the same old lines? Doesn’t it bother you that the proposals that are most important to you are also the ones that are totally ineffective? Hillary the 1980’s are calling, they want their gun policies back.
Question 3. Suicide – Why do only the people who used a gun lives’ matter?
I mean seriously – 40,000 people take their own lives ever year, but the ONLY ones you on the anti-gun left care about is the few sad souls who used a gun. Why not set up anti-depression networks and support systems and DOUBLE the number of lives you save? Why not save them ALL!
My 1st thought was that the 20,000 who did not use a gun were black so for you lefties, their lives don’t matter. But they're not all black, are they? Maybe ALL lives should matter to you.
Why is HOW someone dies more important to you than that they have passed?
Oh and if guns cause suicide (as you keep claiming) how come Japan and South Korea have more than double our suicide rates and almost zero gun ownership?
Question 4. – Why can you never get your numbers right?
It seems to gun owners you just lie about the facts. There are 30,000 gun related deaths a year. 20,000 are suicides, let’s be honest if a person really wants to succeed in suicide endeavor they will find a way. That leaves 10,000 deaths. These 10,000 deaths break out roughly like this:
- 5,500 black on black (Almost totally gang and drug related)
- 2,200 other gang and drug-related shooting deaths.
- 1,800 other race people shooting each other
- 500 Accidental Deaths
So I’ll again say that for the anti-gun left, maybe black lives don’t matter. Not one of their proposals would do ANYTHING to affect the 85% of all gun-related murders that are race, drug or gang related.
White America beats Europe, with one of the lowest gun-related death rates in the world. So does Rural America. Why does the Anti-gun left lie about the facts and why don’t black lives (really) matter? Why does the anti-gun left IGNORE the 85% of gun related murders that don’t affect white people? There is a hint of racism in their arguments and actions. Maybe only white lives DO matter to the Anti-gun left!
Question 5. – More guns do not equal more crime – why does the Anti-Gun left keep saying the opposite?
Those on the left keep saying this over and over and over; yet is is exactly the opposite. Crime with guns is down 67% over the past 20 years. Reducing by almost 1 million occurrences a year. Gun ownership is up. With 100,000,000 new guns sold in America in the past seven years, and 33%+ more people own guns in that same time frame.
So the number of guns in society are up, the number of people who own guns is up, and crime is down.
You anti-gun people do look…. well stupid, when you keep saying the exact opposite. Shouldn’t 100,000,000 new guns have almost DOUBLED the crime rate? But CRIME RATES HAVE DROPPED!
Look, we all want a safer America, and there are things we can do to reduce gun violence. The problem is not one of the things we (NRA Members) know would work, are among the list of things you want. You have adopted a political agenda that you know will not work. Your failures mean increased deaths and violence across America. You achieve the exact opposite of the goal you say you want to obtain. Facts hurt don’t they?
All the numbers here come from the FBI Unified Crime Report and the Federal Bureau Of Justice. So pass this article on, and let’s TRY to change the dialogue and educate people about the truth.
Five simple questions that the anti-gun left will not want to answer. Pass it on, force them to look at it. Help them see reality. Oh and bring that girl to a Friends of the NRA Dinner and let her see the truth about who you and who we are.
I know what many of you are going to say about my banging my head against the wall, but remember. In the 1850’s a trusted slave could own a gun, but it was a felony to teach a slave to read.
Education is the best and most effective tool to preserve our rights. Be part of the solution.
About Don McDougall:
Don McDougall is an NRA instructor and member of the Los Padres “Friends of the NRA” committee. If he’s not at the range you will find him setting the record straight with on gun issues and gun safety on AmmoLand Shooting Sports News.