Recent Lies About Gun Control

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U.S.A. -(Ammoland.com)- I have one small thing to ask of the gun-prohibitionists. Please stop lying to us.  For extra credit, I’d like the rights-restrictors to stop lying to themselves as well. Even that may be too much to ask. If the gun control advocates must lie, then make up some new propaganda. The old lies are wearing thin, and here are some obvious ones. See if you agree.

The police will take care of us.

The courts have ruled time and again that the police have no duty to protect us. The police are not liable for our protection even if you called the police and asked for help before you were attacked. The police collect evidence of a crime. If a criminal is active long enough, then eventually the police might catch him. Whether a jury will convict the criminal, whether a judge will sentence him and he will actually serve his sentence, is another question entirely. The police might, or might not, stop a crime committed right in front of them.

Let’s look at the problem from another perspective. Please conduct this experiment yourself. I couldn’t make a cell phone call while my wife was trying to tickle me, and I am only slightly ticklish. I couldn’t call the police even though I am considerably larger and stronger than my wife.

Criminals are far more brutal. I certainly couldn’t make a 911 call while I was being beaten, raped, stabbed, or shot.. and I don’t want you to try this for yourself. We can try and call the police once the attack is over if we still have our cell phones and our wits. The average police response time in the US is twelve and a half minutes.

Robberies are over in seconds. The police can’t take care of us when danger strikes.

We can stop criminals from getting guns.

Gun prohibition doesn’t work. We’ve tried prohibition before. We made alcohol illegal and criminals sold alcohol. Drugs are illegal today, and selling illegal drugs is a 100 billion dollar industry in the US. Drug gangs also smuggle millions of illegal immigrants into the US, so importing a small package containing firearms is trivial.

In bleeding Chicago, fully 98 out of 100 criminals obtained their guns illegally. The street price for an illegal gun is less than the price to buy a new gun legally at a gun shop. An honest person needs three days to get a handgun in Illinois due to mandatory waiting periods. On the other hand, a criminal gets a fresh gun in a few hours, and all the background checks and waiting periods in the world won’t stop him.

The situation is worse in countries that outlawed civilian firearms. Criminals break gun laws just as they break other laws.

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This is only common sense gun safety legislation. We’re not out to take your guns.

We’ve had gubernatorial candidates who said they would issue emergency decrees and act unilaterally.  By executive action they would declare an emergency and confiscate guns as assault weapons. We’ve had law enforcement officers say they would kill gun owners who resisted confiscation. These elected officials said they would wage war on peaceful firearms owners.

Let’s get to the real heart of the argument. Firearms are dangerous tools. Guns are also extremely useful. Guns are used about 200 times in self-defense for each time a firearm is used in a homicide. If we are safer with them than without them, then why do rights-restrictors and some politicians want to disarm peaceful citizens?

Gun owners are criminals who haven’t committed a crime yet.

Many people are frightened by any kind of violence. These individuals don’t discriminate between the attacker and the defender, between the wolf and the sheepdog. This attitude of “zero tolerance” leaves all of us as helpless victims in the face of violent criminals. Disarming the victim doesn’t protect anyone.

Japanese society is often held up as a model of non-violence. There is a segment of society here in the US that is as peaceful and non-violent as the disarmed Japanese. That segment is the licensed concealed carry holders of the United States. I’ll say that again. Civilians who received their license to carry concealed are as peaceful as any segment of society anywhere. That segment of US society is even more law abiding than the police. In addition, armed America actually reduces crime by refusing to be easy victims, yet the rights-restrictors want these peaceful people disarmed.

Gun control isn’t about controlling violence. It is about controlling us. Anti-gun spokesmen have armed bodyguards. They want us disarmed and for them to have guns..and I wish they’d stop lying about it.


About Rob MorseSlow Facts

The original article is here.  Rob Morse writes about gun rights at Ammoland, at Clash Daily, and on his SlowFacts blog. He hosts the Self Defense Gun Stories Podcast and co-hosts the Polite Society Podcast. Rob is an NRA pistol instructor and combat handgun competitor.

  • 12 thoughts on “Recent Lies About Gun Control

    1. Criminals wouldn’t have to import all their guns. Even if the gov’t could confiscate every firearm in the country- which we all know is impossible- it wouldn’t be that hard to build new ones. Guns in general aren’t that complicated & with the technology we have today there would be hundreds- if not thousands- of illegal gunmaking operations within a very short time. (There may already exist as many such operations). And with the simplicity of an open-bolt machinegun there would be plenty of fully automatic weapons in criminals’ hands. Not to mention all the guns possessed by people who wouldn’t be criminals aside from their disobedience of the unconstitutional gun ban.

    2. Politicians lie , that’s what they do , and they do it surprisingly well , NOT. the powers that be are supposed to be honest right ? If you believe that I’ll tell you another one. They call us criminals for wanting to own guns. I guess shall not be infringed does not exist in their world. Law abiding citizens aren’t allowed to protect their families nor themselves from law breakers. I guess they want us to throw rocks at the gun toting criminal breaking in to our homes !! Support our 2nd amendment !! Do not support the Leftards that are trying to take our rights from us.vote every anti gun grabbing politician out of office. If not then we will become a nation of lambs to slaughter. We must rid our country of those that would infringe our constitutional rights. This is America , our forefathers fought for our sacred rights , I say we keep those rights and rid ourselves of the tyrants that would take from us our right to keep and bear arms.

    3. I believe there is a means to stop some of the person’s that are committing violence by the use of firearms. Its called mental health care. This country used to have institutions to house and treat the mentally ill. That is no longer the case. The government closed these facilities ,locked the doors , and released these people out on to our streets. Where do they get help for their mental conditions ? Our welfare system gives them some assistance, barely enough to live on , or they simply walk the streets , deal in drug / gang related activities , break laws and end up incarcerated .where they learn to be better criminals , get released from our jails , back on the streets commit more crime , this cycle continues. As someone said , it is easier for a criminal to obtain a firearm illegally , than it is for a peaceful law abiding citizen. Well grounded , decent people with decent lives have no reason to legally obtain a gun and go hurt anyone. The politicians know the facts and choose to lie about what the root of the problem truly is. It is appalling to me that the tax dollars Americans spend are used to attack peacefull gun owning individuals. They full well know what the problem is and choose to lie about it , skirt the true problem , blame we the people of sound mind and body , for their mistakes. I will keep my firearms , my AR-15 ,and the rest of my guns. Why? Because my constitution says I am entitled to. It will be a great day when the so called ” powers that be ” wake up and realize the err of their way. Stop trying to take from law abiding citizens , start focusing on the real problem which is a mental health problem. Not any physically , psychcologicly fit gun owning person’s problem for , sane decent people don’t use firearms for nefarious reasons. Support the 2nd !!

    4. In addition to those lies they can take polls and statistics and twist them to fit their agenda. Unfortunately, there are those weak minded individuals and school kids that gobble this stuff up and believe it while attacking normal people that want to protect themselves and their families. It seems to be growing like a snowball, I hate to say this. Heads up and keep your powder dry.

    5. “We can stop criminals from getting guns”
      You have forgotten one particular criminal can simply be “the government” ! “Governments are exactly alike any psychopath without empathy”, when they make a rule or law they use their human resources to enforce those rules and laws, worse, without “incentive” they often have sectors and individuals that continually extend laws regardless of its consequence until they are stifling debilitating and ruining and require more and more force to enforce their law, in fact downright abusing everyone and without regard to the trouble they cause the same as a non living object such as a computer or machine.
      Worse, some governments to cover for their bad laws often resort to how to teach those laws by askew bent propaganda methods and psychoanalytic methods for advertising (brainwash) to be able to continue collecting what they want by a bad laws’ operation.
      Recently a young woman was murdered in Melbourne and the community held a memorial vigil for her, while the problem was very sad as you can imagine and there most definitely would be a large crowd for the memorium, i know Australian turnouts at any one time based on cost and trouble and the point of it , that certainly is odd how many went to that vigil, “reported 10,000 ten thousand” , odd except for how British governments and communities are controlled particularly when it is an “issue” national or international. Too most community festivals rarely attract such numbers “until once a year” in Australian capitals such as the “Carols By Candle Light” that are usually locally 10,000 – 25,000 but Sydney NSW the largest populated city (4x anything else) has had for it 80,000 for the candle light.
      10, 000 for her, is called the undercovers messaging and getting around telling people to go to it for a “world facade” to assist excusing at “keeping the faith” for what policy and methods they want to use about such circumstances !
      Not only do you lose power against corruption, you lose freedom of speech, the integral of communication from having gun bans.

    6. Same old lies – perhaps using slightly different language – that have been around for decades.
      I will take exception to one comment – guns are NOT dangerous tools – provided that the tool user uses it within the design limits -ie – the gun launches (fires) a projectile – just like bows, crossbows, slings etc. That is their ONLY purpose – it is up to the tool user to determine if that projectile is used for good or evil. We need to quit falling into the hoplophobes ‘traps’ – they claim the only reason guns exist is to kill people. And far too many fall for their lies all too frequently.

    7. “Drugs are illegal today, and selling illegal drugs is a 100 billion dollar industry in the US.”
      And, so far, drug law enforcement as spent over $1Trillion.
      There is absolutely the DOJ/Homeland Security is going to give up that gold mine, despite the fact that tasking the DOJ with enforcing the drug laws is absolutely the wrong way to control illegal drug use.
      Think about it: what is the stated goal of the “war on drugs?” It’s to stop the use of those drugs. Wouldn’t it make sense, then, to measure the progress of that war on whether or not that use has been lowered? You would think so.
      But you’d be wrong.
      Instead, we have tasked an agency that measures its success by arrests and prosecutions, which, so far, has shown to have no impact on the stated goal.
      Have we learned from that failure? No, we have not. There is no cry for finding a different way to prosecute the “war on drugs.”
      In fact, that “war” has resulted in more powerful drugs, more people using them, and easier availability, as well as actually lower drug costs. I don’t see how that can possibly be considered progress towards the stated goal.

      1. So what, exactly, do YOU propose to lower the use of illegal drugs? Make them legal? Hint: that won’t work and will only INCREASE the amount of addicts.

        1. Luckily, as a private citizen, it’s not my job to find solutions to tricky problems. it is my job, however, to point out that things are being done wrong.
          I make no claims as to how to actually solve the problem of illegal drug use. Laws are certainly a good first step. One of the major problems, though, is undeniable: the current “solution” doesn’t even attempt to measure success by determining if the problem is being lessened, but by how many people are punished. As well, the amount of money being spent to punish those people only encourages the continuing of the problem. Does anyone, for example, have any idea at all of how many CIs are being used (and paid) in this “war”? That loss of income would not be appreciated if the current system is stopped.
          It would seem to me that any program that is publicly funded that so badly fails to achieve its goals should be critically examined to find alternatives. Yet, here we are.
          And where are we? There are several cities in the US that actually have publicly funded “safe areas” where addicts can “safely” inject their drugs, with needles provided by taxpayers. That boggles my mind. Do it there, and everything’s fine. Do it outside, go to jail.
          There has to be a better way. It’s nigh on impossible to think there can’t be.

    8. “This is only common sense gun safety legislation. We’re not out to take your guns.”

      Bravo Sierra,Lefttard’s of all persuasions are out to destroy the Constitution,not just the Second but especially the Second.

      1. Leftists openly admit, and in fact brag about, wanting America changed from a Constitutional Republic to a Socialist Regime (via institution of mob-rule democracy). Those Leftists are therefore (by any sane, rational, reasonable, legal, moral, ethical, or practical definition) “domestic enemies” of the US, and they must be stopped. Thus, the military and its veterans – in fact, all Patriots – must act accordingly.

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