If you only get your news from the mainstream media, you’d be forgiven for thinking that America is a barren violent, hellscape of lawlessness and mayhem. A dystopia of red-hatted gun owners assaulting pedestrians on the streets and children practicing duck-and-cover drills due to the daily massacres and errant gunfire that pockmarks the walls of their schoolhouses. We’re living in a scene from The Purge brought to life.
And that’s why we must have restrictions on gun rights in this country.
It’s a message driven home by gun-grabbing politicians…
When a plane crashes or romaine lettuce causes an E. coli outbreak, we treat it like a public health emergency. Why aren’t we treating more than 30,000 gun deaths every year the same way?https://t.co/W3n2J8Sl5Y
— Chris Murphy (@ChrisMurphyCT) February 18, 2019
…civilian disarmament organizations . . .
The leading factors behind America’s gun violence crisis?
✅ Easy access to guns
✅ Weak gun laws
❌ Mental illnesshttps://t.co/qp0CwWT4gb
— Giffords (@GiffordsCourage) February 18, 2019
…and members of the media.
— Clarissa Pharr (@ClarissaPharr) February 14, 2019
They pound the message daily that what we have here is a “gun violence” crisis. And that given the mounting body count, it’s a moral imperative that we DO SOMETHING. Something like outlawing private gun sales. Limit magazine capacity. Ban semi-automatic rifles.
Even washed-up one-time candidates for high office took the time out of their busy Presidents Day schedules to let their fans know that they still hear America’s desperate cries for more common-sense gun control laws.
The real national emergencies:
– Relentless gun violence.
– Children separated from their families at the border.
– Climate change.
– Americans dying for lack of health care.
— Hillary Clinton (@HillaryClinton) February 18, 2019
There’s only one problem with all of that. The American people don’t agree with them. At all.
In fact, according to a new Gallup Poll of the biggest problems facing the United States, “gun violence” doesn’t even merit a mention.
And that poll was taken in the run-up to the Parkland anniversary when everyone in the Civilian Disarmament Industrial Complex was pumping the message for all they were worth.
But as Gallup’s results make clear, all of the millions of dollars invested in convincing Americans that “gun violence” is a crisis-level problem afflicting us as a society might as well have been flushed down the toilet. All of those checks written by Michael Bloomberg. All of those bill re-writes and press conferences held by Diane Feinstein. All the stage-managed congressional hearings. All the red t-shirts printed up by Shannon Watts for her hoplophobic harridans. It’s all been for naught.
They couldn’t even get two percent of Americans to say that guns are something they worry about.
For some reason, Americans believe we have far bigger problems than crime — let alone “gun violence” — in this country. Maybe that’s because we’re actually experiencing historically low crime rates. At a time when the number of guns in civilian hands and the number of people with concealed carry permits has never been higher, Americans are much more concerned with issues such as the size and inefficiency of government, immigration, and health care than we are about further limiting their own Second Amendment rights.
That can’t be good news if your job is pushing #gunsense restrictions on the number, kind and function of firearms Americans are allowed to buy. It’s almost as if the constant drumbeat in the media calling for an assault weapons ban, age restrictions and capacity limits is really just a bunch of self-interested hucksters repeating each other’s talking points inside a hermetically sealed echo chamber.
But don’t look for them to stop what they’re doing. The gun control industry will use the Gallup results as evidence that they need to re-double their efforts. Instead of spending $50 million, Michael Bloomberg needs to write the next check for $100 million. Shannon will need four body guards at her next rally instead of only two. And we’ll require even more washed-up Hollywood “stars” to berate us about our ignorance until we finally buy in to the civilian disarmament message.
It’s sure to work this time.