It’s never good to live in an echo chamber. Whether it’s religious beliefs, political beliefs, or your strongly-held views on barbecue vs. grilling (FYI, barbecuing involves cooking and smoking meats over a low heat for an extended period of time and grilling is what you do to hamburgers and hotdogs on the 4th of July and if you disagree then you’re wrong). So for the sake of journalistic balance, here is Jim Jefferies (an Australian comedian) explaining why the Second Amendment is a bad idea . . .
Some facts can’t be denied. Since the Port Arthur massacre in 1996 and the subsequent gun ban, there has not been a single mass shooting in Australia. There was, of course the Quaker’s Hill Nursing Home Fire that killed 21 people, but no mass shootings. Well, except the 2011 Hectorville Siege where three people were killed and three wounded by a deranged gunman. But that’s not very many. There was, of course, an increase in robberies, rapes, and murders following the ban, but those have begun to come down over time.
“The main [argument for guns] is ‘I need it for protection. I need to protect me. I need to protect my family.’ Really? Is that why they’re called assault rifles? Is it? Never heard of these fucking protection rifles you speak of.”
Maybe we should start referring to ARs as “Protection Rifles.”