The headline above the forbes.com chart above makes my blood boil. Where Lethal Violence is Fueled by Firearms implies these countries would’ve had a lower homicide rate if there’d been less firearms. So all we have to do to reduce homicides is . . . get rid of guns! Context much? Nope. What’s not stated . . .
The number of defensive gun uses (estimated at more than a million in the U.S.). Or the prophylactic effect of an armed populace. In other words, the lives saved by guns. As the Jewish son of a Holocaust survivor, I reckon that consideration should include genocides that didn’t happen.
Anyway, it’s clear that gun control advocates are obsessed with firearms. Despite any and all evidence to the contrary, despite common sense analysis of human behavior and past (pre-firearm) history, they believe that controlling guns is the “answer” to firearms-related violence. Why? Why are they so obsessed with guns?