Folks like Moms Demand Action, a campaign run and funded by Michael Bloomberg, keep trying to make the association between cigarettes and guns. It’s a smart move, since the “progressive” movement was very successful in branding those who argued in favor of cigarettes as being in the pocket of “big tobacco” and kept ramming through more restrictions on when and where people can enjoy their favorite tobacco products. In their minds, guns are no different — a scourge on the country with no benefit whatsoever. They even say as much in the copy accompanying this Facebook post . . .
EXPOSE THE TRUTH: Just as the tobacco industry once sold us the narrative that smoking was healthy, the gun lobby wants us to believe that 30,000 gun deaths a year is nothing to worry about. It’s up to YOU to help change the culture of gun violence in America.
Here’s the problem with their statement: it’s not that we don’t think
30,000 15,000 violent deaths with firearms a year is a problem, we just think that the well over 50,000 lives saved every year with guns more than balances out the equation.
Reality does always catch up with fantasy. Moms Demand Action lives in a fantasy world where stacking one more piece of paper on the pile, adding one more law to the books, makes the world safer. A place where, if we could just get rid of the guns, then everything would be perfect and there would be no crime.
But the reality is that crime isn’t caused by guns, and no matter what tools we humans have available there will always be murder and there will always be evil. We just hope that when that evil is on our doorsteps, we have the tools available to defend ourselves and send it back into the night.
Moms Demand Action wants to take those tools away, because in their minds that’s required for their fantasy to come true. But the reality of the situation seems to have dawned on most of the people in the United States who have used their common sense to realize that guns are a benefit to society, not a “cancer.”