How Will Gun-nut Nation Explain An Uptick In Violent Crime? Mike “The Gun Guy” Weisser asks over at huffingtonpost.com. In case you hadn’t guess, the Massachusetts FFL reckons the recent rise in violent crime runs counter to the “more guns = less crime” pro-gun rights ethos.
How will the NSSF [National Shooting Sports Foundation] explain away the increase in violent crime while gun sales and CCW permits continue to soar? I’ve got it! Just blame it on the possibility that Hillary might defeat Trump and then immediately ban all guns. No matter which way you cut it, you’ll always find someone who believes the Martians have established a colony at Area 51.
The fact that urban centers with strict gun control account for the bump in violent crime stats (Houston excepted) seems to have escaped Mr. Weiss’ notice. I guess it would have messed-up his puddle of consciousness rant.
Speaking of which, labelling pro-gun rights Americans “gun-nut nation” runs counter to the “3 percent” anti-gun meme. You know: three percent of gun owners account for 98 percent of America’s guns (or something like that). As Saul Alinksy would say, personalize, isolate, kill, crush, destroy!
In some ways, he’s right. There are now two nations within our nation: statists and liberty lovers who, for some reason, cling to their guns. Anyway, we aren’t gun nuts! Individually, we are “firearms enthusiasts” or “gun rights advocates.” Collectively, we’re the People of the Gun! Or are we? What do you call yourself? Does it vary depending on to whom you’re talking?