It’s Not About The 2nd Amendment, It’s About Murder and Mayhem

All these arguments about gun control focused on the 2nd Amendment. Forget the 2nd Amendment. Bring up the reports finding that gun control doesn’t improve safety.* Demonstrate that the most violent communities are those with the most restrictive gun laws.** Reiterate that all but one mass shooting since the 1950’s have taken place in “gun free zones.”***

Then ask a gun control proponent, “Why do you want more murder and mayhem? In the face of all this data demonstrating that more stringent gun control causes more harm and death, why do you want more stringent gun control? Why do you want society to be less safe? Why do you want the entire country to be like Chicago, where 516 people were murdered in 2012?”

Make gun control advocates own it. Make it perfectly clear to the entire world that they are advocating for more harm, more death. Yes, I think the purpose of the 2nd Amendment is to prevent government from restricting access to guns, but to argue about the meaning of the 2nd Amendment is to miss the bigger point…

Gun control advocates support policy that fosters murder and mayhem. They can rant and rave and demonize all they want to. Focus on the data. The data exposes the truth.

* “Would Banning Firearms Reduce Murder and Suicide? A Review of International Evidence” Kates/Mauser, 2006 (An extract: “In this connection two recent studies are pertinent. In 2004 the U.S. National Academy of Sciences released its evaluation from an review of 253 journal articles, 99 books, 43 government publications and some empirical research of its own. It could not identify any gun control that had reduced violent crime, suicide or gun accidents. The same conclusion was reached in a 2003 study by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control’s review of then extant studies.”)

** Chicago, DC, New York City

*** A quote from an interview by National Review of John Lott after the Newtown shootings, “With just one single exception, the attack on congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords in Tucson in 2011, every public shooting since at least 1950 in the U.S. in which more than three people have been killed has taken place where citizens are not allowed to carry guns.”