Do you have 5 minutes to spare?
If so, watch the video [SCROLL DOWN BELOW] then start shutting down most liberals’ gun control arguments. It’s John Stossel laying out some of the standard myths and lies of gun control advocates pretty clearly.
If your left-leaning friends (It’s ok if you have friends like that, I do) are truly willing to be open-minded, I can’t imagine how they could discount the points made here.
Sadly, they’ll probably find a way.
One very common gun control lie is that a legally enforced reduction in the number of guns will invariably lead to a reduction in the number of crimes. In the video, Washington, D.C. mayor Adrian Fenty states, “More guns, very simply, lead to more violence.” Wrong. Better check your facts, mayor.
A truly in-depth article on gun control at justthefacts.com states, “During the years in which the D.C. handgun ban and trigger lock law was in effect, the Washington, D.C. murder rate averaged 73% higher than it was at the outset of the law, while the U.S. murder rate averaged 11% lower.”
Sources for the statistics given are provided in the article, so when someone rightfully complains, “There are no sources! Where are your sources?”, they’re right there in the footnotes.
Another bit of logic The Left seems to totally ignore, which proves them to be truly ignorant, is that criminals do not care what laws you pass. I can’t believe this has to be pointed out, only to be ignored again and again, but there it is. Around 3 minutes into the video they interview a group of felons.
Guess what they have to say?
They don’t care what the law says! Astounding, I know, but I guess crooks are willing to break the law.
Funny how that works.