To start straightening the tangled web of lies about guns from those who want to regulate or ban private ownership, you have to look at who is actually using the guns. Here’s a hint: it’s not the people from whom they want to take the guns. From Jon Rappoport at lewrockwell.com:
What people don’t know, don’t want to know, are too naïve to believe, and are too scared to say
“After a shooting spree, they always want to take the guns away from the people who didn’t do it. I sure as hell wouldn’t want to live in a society where the only people allowed guns are the police and the military.” — William Burroughs
We’re looking at a grotesque con here. A hustle. And the predatory politicians lying about guns know they’re lying. They’re disgusting. Repulsive. Sane people can smell the stench rising from them miles away.
First of all, 99% of the people who own guns—I don’t care what kinds of guns—don’t shoot other people. They don’t.
So a legitimate politician who has eyes to see and is honest—there are a few—would say this:
“I’m going to show you where most of the gun crimes in America are committed. I’m talking about murder, I’m talking about wounding, I’m talking about armed robberies, and I’m also talking about places where the residents live under constant daily fear of people shooting guns.”
This would clear the air.
It would also put mass spree shootings in proper perspective, since they account for only a fraction of ongoing chronic gun crimes.
So…on a map, what areas do you think this honest politician would circle? Where are most of the gun crimes being committed—not because the guns are going off by themselves, but because actual people are shooting them.
I assume you know. Inner cities. Saint Louis, Chicago, Philadelphia, Indianapolis, etc.
Who are the people doing most of the shooting in those cities?