Why Can’t Liberals Just Accept these Facts about Assault Rifles?
One thing is certain: politicians, particularly liberal democrats, are trying to curtail your ability to own an “assault rifle.”
They’d love for you not to have any guns, but right now the favorite gun to harp on is any long arm that has a removable magazine and an imposing “military style grip.”
Now as any responsible gun owner knows, an “assault rifle” is a completely made-up term meant to drum up fears in the hearts of moms across the nation. Nothing seems more evil than a weapon whose entire purpose was designed around “assault” as opposed to protection.
The truth is an assault rifle is nothing more than a rifle, and rifles have been a mainstay for millions of Americans who take self defense into their own hands.
Part of the problem with assault rifles is they’re east to pick on because they’re commonly used in one type of shooting and one type of shooting only.
And that’s what Democrats want the American public to think about… to obsess over… to become upset about.
But for all of the hullabaloo, liberal Democrats seem to have overlooked one key piece of data that renders their “assault rifles are evil” argument completely impotent.
And that is, crime with assault rifles constitutes the smallest fraction of the overall gun homicide rate inside of the U.S. A recent article from the New York Times (of all places) shows how misplaced the concern over assault rifles is.
In the 10 years since the previous ban lapsed, even gun control advocates acknowledge a larger truth: The law that barred the sale of assault weapons from 1994 to 2004 made little difference.
It turns out that big, scary military rifles don’t kill the vast majority of the 11,000 Americans murdered with guns each year.
Little handguns do.
And more importantly, particular segments of the population are responsible for the majority of gun crime, not a particular style of weapon.
What liberals don’t want you to know is that most of the gun crime seen in the U.S. happens among impoverished black communities who suffer from an entrenched gang warfare mentality.
As The Times notes: “Annually, 5,000 to 6,000 black men are murdered with guns. Black men amount to only 6 percent of the population. Yet of the 30 Americans on average shot to death each day, half are black males.”
So you have to wonder, why aren’t those figures making it to the media?
Why hasn’t the violent activity of welfare-dependent communities participating in rival warfare been targeted with the same kind of fervor as assault rifles?
Why are AR-15 rifles being demonized, especially when assault rifles like the AR-15 are responsible for a minuscule amount of the overall homicide rate.
After all, according to the FBI, in 2012 only 322 people were murdered with any kind of rifle.
The real answer is that it just doesn’t fit the story the liberals are trying to tell.
Rather than pin gun violence on a person, they try and pin the violence on the gun.
Unfortunately, when the numbers don’t line up in their favor, they just yell louder and louder and push for more legislation because that’s what makes sense to them.
Even though it doesn’t.
And right now they’re closer than they’ve been in a while to totally banning “assault rifles.”
Before they do, discover what you can do to protect your second amendment rights with an off the books AR-15.