Dan Wos, Author of – Good Gun Bad Guy
USA -(AmmoLand.com)- The term “gun-violence” is at the center of the political left’s anti-gun fear-campaign. The entire gun-grab agenda is based on this one nomenclature. Sure, they use several other talking points like “assault weapon,” “weapons of war,” and “high capacity,” but the term “gun-violence” is the “big Daddy” term that get’s the most attention. How did the term “gun-violence” become such a talking point in our culture even when it doesn’t actually exist? What is “gun-violence” anyway? First, let’s get some clear definitions of the words themselves.
n. A portable firearm, such as a pistol or revolver.
n. Behavior or treatment in which physical force is exerted for the purpose of causing damage or injury.
So if “violence” is a behavior; what is a behavior?
n. The actions or reactions of a person or animal in response to external or internal stimuli.
In other words, a reaction to the conscious or subconscious thought of something occurring, either in the mind or the external world. “Behavior” is the point where physics and thought intersect. Can a gun think? When we put it with the word “gun” before “violence” we have to assume that a gun has “behavioral” tendencies and can take action on its own, otherwise, the term “gun-violence” falls on its face.
As Albert Einstein said, “nothing happens until something moves.” So what causes the gun to move? Is it able to “behave” and take action, or can behavior only be an attribute of a person or animal?
We often hear the saying “ I left my guns home alone all day and they didn’t move.” Sir Isaac Newton agrees. He said, “Every object persists in its state of rest or uniform motion in a straight line unless it is compelled to change that state by forces impressed on it.”
So, in order for a “gun” to be “violent,” it must behave in a certain way and act on its own free will or something must move first to cause force to be impressed upon it. I know this might sound obvious and I’m sure you get my point by now, but remember, there are many people who actually believe that guns can act on their own. They hear stories of guns mysteriously “going off” by themselves or they believe guns can bounce down a staircase spraying bullets in all directions killing people as we saw in the 1994 movie True Lies. Even worse, the anti-gun fear-mongers can encourage the irrationally-fearful to believe that guns can somehow cause people to become violent, (in other words, “the gun made him do it.”) but most likely, they have attached the word “gun” to their own internal definition of the word “violence” and built imagery and beliefs about guns off of that.
When faced with this logic, the Anti-Gunner is forced to admit that what they mean when they use the term “gun-violence” is “people using guns to be violent” but that argument is debunked when we look at the overwhelming number of lives saved by the presence of a gun.
Knowing that we all have about a 1 in 300 chance of being the victim of a violent crime and knowing that guns are used to save 2.5 million lives per year in America we can see that the term “gun-violence” is nothing more than an unfounded, emotional ploy to scare people into supporting gun control.
Any logical thinking person understands that guns can’t pull their own triggers and act on their own, but regardless of reality, people can be very emotionally-driven and willfully-ignorant when it comes to things they have been conditioned to fear. Therefore, the term “gun-violence” is the perfect motivator for politicians to work their potential voters into a fearful frenzy. I hate to break it to the gun-grabbers, but there’s no such thing as “gun-violence.” If politicians and media were honest, they would talk about “human-violence” but they don’t, for a few reasons. If we were to discuss the causes of “human-violence, we would have to expose the failed policies of the very people who want to ban guns. Rather than discuss welfare dependency, open borders, drug use, gang violence, sanctuary cities, gun-free-zones, left-wing terror groups and criminals released from prison for political reasons, the gun-grabbers would much rather re-direct your focus to guns and wrap them in the fearfully-delicious fantasy of “gun-violence.”
The 2nd Amendment is not a privilege. It’s your right.
Author – Good Gun Bad Guy
About Dan Wos, Author – Good Gun Bad Guy
Dan Wos is a nationally recognized 2nd Amendment advocate and Author of the “GOOD GUN BAD GUY” series. He speaks at events, is a contributing writer for many publications, and can be found on radio stations across the country. Dan has been a guest on the Sean Hannity Show, NRATV, and several others. Speaking on behalf of gun-rights, Dan exposes the strategies of the anti-gun crowd and explains their mission to disarm law-abiding American gun-owners.