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A Quick and Dirty Guide to Putting Gun Grabbers in Their Place, Part II

MP900302919Last week I shared refutes to four assertions that gun grabbers commonly spew.  Here are more responses to their nonsensical ramblings:

We need to close the “gun show loophole.” 

Are you saying that you do not find it acceptable for one free citizen to sell their property to another free citizen? That aside, probably 90% or better of the transactions that occur at gun shows are between a registered gun dealer and a legal buyer.  If you spent the time to do your research, you would find that few cases can be made for criminals buying guns at gun shows and then committing crimes with them afterward.  

If you want to close the “gun show loophole”, then you should also be concerned about the garage sale loophole, the car sale loophole, the classified ad loophole, the Ebay loophole, the craft show loophole, the swap meet loophole, and so on.  Do you really want to live in a society where all transactions are controlled by a government entity?  Do you think that this is the freedom that our Founders envisioned?

Why would anyone need to buy thousands of rounds of ammunition? 

Why should anyone be able to buy a dozen doughnuts, ten pounds of candy, shop at Sam’s Club, or buy anything in bulk for that matter?  Simple, it is easier and cheaper.  Again, you are assuming that anyone buying large quantities of ammunition is somehow bent on destruction.  The fact is that most well-practiced shooters go through hundreds if not thousands of rounds of ammunition per month.

The gun murder rate (or actual number of deaths) in _________ (country) is much less than that of the United States.

This is simply cherry picking the facts.  While the gun murder number or even rate per capita in Great Britain for example is much lower than that of the United States, it is because of several things.  First, there are fewer people in Great Britain.  Duh.  So it stands to reason that their actual number is lower.  Second, although their gun murder rate per person may be lower, their overall violent crime rate is much higher.  Third, if you eliminate the numbers for gang on gang crime and suicides in the US, our numbers are much different. 

Dead is dead, rape is rape, and violence is violence whether or not it is committed with a gun.  Do you prefer being bludgeoned to death by a hammer over being shot?  Do you prefer being raped at knifepoint rather than gunpoint?  I prefer dead rapists and mass murderers over unarmed victims and if that causes our gun death rates to go up then so be it!

All guns should be banned.

You’re suggesting that by banning all guns, they will no longer be available?  Let me know how that has worked out for illegal drugs and other prohibitions.  Seriously, do you really believe that by banning all guns, violent crimes will be reduced?  If that is the case, why don’t you post a big sign in your lawn that states there are no guns in your household and see how that works for you.  Or, let’s visit Mexico and ask them how gun bans are working out.

What good is the 2nd Amendment when our military has Predator drones and nuclear bombs? 

Hey, genius, do you really think that when a government wants to control certain people, it will annihilate its own populace en masse?  Regardless of any conflict, in the end, the war is always fought with conventional weapons on a mile by mile or a house by house basis.  Despite modern advances in weaponry, the infantry still exists.

Final response:  If you dislike guns and freedom so much, then why don’t you move to one of these places you aspire to replicate?

Other good one-liners just for fun:

If additional gun laws are the answer, can you explain to me why criminals would obey them while they previously ignored the 20,000 other gun laws that are already on the books?

Can you explain to me again how gun-free zones protect the public?

Describe to me the rationale of your preference of unarmed victims mercilessly slaughtered over stopping an armed assailant with equal or superior firepower?

Throughout world history millions upon millions of people have been exterminated just after___________? 
Answer:  After they were sufficiently disarmed.

Can you describe what ultimately stopped nearly every mass killer during his rampage?  
Answer: a gun

Why would you deny anyone the right to protect themselves, their property or their children anywhere at any time? Is your hatred of guns greater than your compassion for innocent victims?

Do you prefer being raped or murdered with a knife over a gun?

And my all time favorite:  Did I just hear a toilet flush?

I’ll keep my guns and my freedom.  Thanks for playing.

Steve Sheldon

Steve Sheldon is a lifelong outdoorsman, hunter, gun-rights enthusiast and widely published author. Steve spent a dozen years in private industry as an investment broker and owner of multiple businesses. He served the National Rifle Association almost ten years in various capacities before moving to Americans for Prosperity in his current role of External Affairs Officer. Steve has held various church leadership roles over the years and served in a jail ministry.