Commonsense is a really uncommon thing. Especially when you’re talking about emotionally charged subjects like gun control.
People on the anti-2A side of the fence tend to get so emotionally wrapped up in the horror of gun violence that they stop thinking rationally about how to actually cause gun violence to decrease.
That’s why they keep pushing for gun control: it’s an emotional response, not something that has been rationally thought out.
But, hey, don’t take my word for it. You need to think for yourself, too, by looking at the facts around gun violence and the effect (or lack of effect) that gun control has on gun violence in the real world.
Fortunately, if you’re one of those people who really hate combing through statistics to get that information, the Foundation for Economic Education, often simply called FEE, has a short, 2:27 video that they put together with Seamus Coughlin over at FreedomToons (remember that fun cartoon that we showed you here?) that goes through the details pretty quickly for you. You can see it below.
Yes, Seamus covers all of the basic arguments that you typically hear anti-2A people spit out including arguing that gun bans in the U.K. decreased gun crimes (they didn’t. Violence spiked when guns were banned.) and saying that gun confiscation saved lives in Australia when the fact is that gun violence was already decreasing at the same rate before the gun ban there that it was after the gun ban (in other words, the gun ban didn’t change the trend in gun violence, but it did enable the Australian government to put their own people in internment camps over CoVid concerns).
The fact of the matter is, in the real world, gun bans only prevent law abiding citizens from being able to defend themselves from people who weren’t obeying laws anyway.
It’s not a hard concept to understand, but it is fun to watch it animated, so, watch it again above, if you’d like.