U.S.A. –-(Ammoland.com)- Let’s face fact 82% of all Democrats want to ban ALL Semi-automatic firearms. From your Glock 17 to your 1911; to your Browning hunting rifle and Benelli Shotgun. They wrote a bill to do just that, and it has the support of almost every Democrat in the House and Senate. You can find this information in the YouGov poll published a week ago. 50% of Democrats would ban all guns completely.
So what do you say to these individuals? Logic does not move them, and they fall back to the same arguments. Here is how I end their conversations.
Gun Control Saves Lives. 53% of all shootings are by black men under 30, 3% of the US population makes more than half the killings. 86% of all shootings are gang and drug-related. The US is not like Australia, many of our problems are urban in nature and in the incident of a school shooting the result is failed mental health programs. Gun owners think you should address the CAUSES of the violence because criminals by definition and crazy people who do not follow the law.
We’re facing an epidemic of shootings. Most shootings are drug and gang-related and limited to urban areas. 2% of the Counties in the US accounted for over 50% of all shootings. High gun ownership rural areas have the lowest murder rate. Cities with high gun control have the highest murder rate. (Link Here) . Lastly, shootings and specifically school shootings are down over the past three decades. The US murder rate is at a 50 year low; while gun ownership has climbed. (Link-2)
We don’t want weapons of war on our streets. Simply put … you don’t have them. In fact, since the initial ban on FULLY-Automatic firearms, you’ve not had battlefield firearms readily in civilian hands. The AR looks like a military firearm, but it isn’t. It works no differently than any other modern civilian rifle. Bonnie and Clyde are no more and so are automatic weapons in civilian hands.
There is one last thing you can bring up to the Anti-gun left. A simple question. So think about all of the noise the left makes, then consider the statistics above and this simple chart. Then ask your liberal friends the following question.
“Let’s be honest you blame the NRA for Trump being elected, and you want to use this tragedy to get back at them. You don’t care about violence. Why else do you ignore the problems in our inner cities?”
In fact, the left ignores the fact and truth. This is a political struggle, not a safety issue. 120,000,000 gun owners will not sit by and let these attacks on our rights stand. Since Sandyhook, the left has been waiting for the next tragedy so that they could unleash their twitter war on the NRA and American gun owners. The left has had this in the can waiting to be used for a decade.
So while history does not repeat itself, it does often rhyme. Bill and Hillary got their Assault Gun Ban, and it cost Democrats the House and Senate for a generation. Hillary called for gun confiscation, and it makes Trump President. The real sad issue here is that you lefties NEVER LEARN. That your lies are always seen through, and that facts beat politics. Say it with me now…”120 MILLION STRONG will not forget the left’s lies.”
God protect the 2nd Amendment and long live the NRA.
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.