Malcolm Gladwell: Gun Control Won’t Work, So We Need More Gun Control

By AWR Hawkins

Gun Control Won’t Work, So We Need More Gun Control
Gun Control Won’t Work, So We Need More Gun Control
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Washington DC – -(Ammoland.com)- Liberal advocate Malcolm Gladwell recently admitted that more gun control will not stop school shootings and then immediately suggested its ineffectiveness should not undermine the liberals’ push for more of it.

Gladwell is an author and also writes for New Yorker magazine. According to Newsbusters, Gladwell was taking part in a New Yorker podcast when he was asked, “How big a problem is the availability of guns?”

Gladwell’s response:

Well, uh, you know, uh, those who say that you can solve this problem with gun control are engaging in a fantasy. Um, can you prevent some cases of this by locking up all the guns? Sure. Is that politically possible in the near-term in the United States? No. Uh, my problem with the gun control argument is that it so grossly simplifies what’s going on here, that this is, you know, we had tons and tons and tons of guns in this country and no school shootings for a long time. So, school shootings are not a necessary or inevitable consequence of having lots of guns.

Note that a key component of Gladwell’s answer is there have always been “tons and tons and tons of guns” in the U.S., but no school shootings. The shootings are a recent development which is “not a necessary or inevitable consequence of having lots of guns.” And he went on to show that a shift in culture — or a reduction in culture — is actually what is working itself out in the violence carried out against our fellow citizens with guns. Gladwell pointed to a “contagious, adolescent, uh, cultural pathology” in explaining this.

The conversation between Gladwell and the interviewer moved to a discussion on how his point is bolstered by the fact that people without guns use bombs. So the guns are not causal. In light of this, Gladwell said, “so it just seems to me people are looking for an easy solution here.”

Gladwell then caught himself and said: “Let me say one crucial thing here — this should in no way undermine the importance of gun control!”

AWR Hawkins is the Second Amendment columnist for Breitbart News and political analyst for Armed American Radio. Follow him on Twitter: @AWRHawkins.

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Janek
Janek
5 years ago

Any time the ‘anti’s’ use the term ‘gun control’ just substitute the word ‘gun’ with ‘people’. That’s their real goal!

Eric
Eric
5 years ago

Makes as much sense as oweing 18 trillion so they borrow more money. I can I buy houses like that? They tried that didn’t work . OH happening again but this time killing the mortgage lenders. Yellen is killing everyone’s retirement.

David Blakeman
David Blakeman
5 years ago

Here is an idea; lets make the politicians libel all for the crap that they try to pull over the eyes of the people that elected them into the offices that they hold. One year for every lie that they tell. Five years for every job they let go to offshore companies. Ten years for every sweetheart deal they make with the lobbyists. Fifty years for every life that they ruin while they make these sweetheart deals. And life without prole for even thinking that criminals would obey any law. How can anybody be that stupid? Oh! I apologize, they… Read more »

Wood butcher
Wood butcher
5 years ago

Gun control is not about guns. Gun control is all about control!

Terence Colligan
Terence Colligan
5 years ago

If gun control laws actually worked, Chicago would be the safest city in the USA.

hippybiker
hippybiker
5 years ago

I believe it was Stalin, and Bill Clinton Parroted it that, ‘if you tell a lie often enough the people will believe it.”

Witold Pilecki
Witold Pilecki
5 years ago
Reply to  hippybiker

Not Stalin, Joseph Goebbels. The full quote is:

“If you tell a lie big enough and keep repeating it, people will eventually come to believe it. The lie can be maintained only for such time as the State can shield the people from the political, economic and/or military consequences of the lie. It thus becomes vitally important for the State to use all of its powers to repress dissent, for the truth is the mortal enemy of the lie, and thus by extension, the truth is the greatest enemy of the State.”

5WarVeteran
5WarVeteran
5 years ago

Gladwell is an idiot. Why is it that ALL THE EVIDENCE proves the opposite of the gun grabber meme and yet like democrats they continue to push they are banking on innate American stupidity.
“Who needs facts? We don’t need no facts!.”

“Nobody died in Libya.” – Hilary Clinton…. Benghazi anyone?

Jorge Norberto Pedace
Jorge Norberto Pedace
5 years ago

SALVE A SUS NIÑOS DE LAS ARMAS QUE USTED TIENE EN SU CASA,PERO NO DE LAS QUE YO TENGO EN LA MÍA.ESTE ES EL PRINCIPIO QUE SE DEBERÍA ACEPTAR,ANTES DE ACTUAR COMO UN TOTALITARIO TIRANO
QUE SOLO PRETENDE SUPRIMIR EL DERECHO DE LOS DEMÁS.CADA CUAL DEBE SER RESPONSABLE FRENTE A LA JUSTICIA DE SUS ACTOS.