In a recent post, I stated my disgust at the the antis’ claim that a firearm in the home puts a gun owner and his or her loved ones at greater risk of injury or death than if they’re gun-free. Suffice it to say, it’s a deeply misleading stat that’s been fisked numerous times. “Your gun will hurt you!” is the latest “go-to” claim for gun control advocates. It replaces another one which used to drive me crazy . . .
The claim that unregulated gun shows and private sales account for 40 percent of gun sales. Like so many other anti-gun talking points, that one was torpedoed by the facts, too. And then there’s the stat that says that states with “loose” gun control have higher homicide rates than states with “strong” gun control laws.
Aaaaarrrrgghhh! What’s your least favorite “argument” against Americans’ natural, civil and Constitutionally protected right to keep and bear arms, which does not depend on social utility or the democratic process?