Liberals all over the country are working every day to get our guns taken away. Among their most powerful weapons against the Second Amendment are the lies they tell about firearms and gun control.
Arguments based on emotion and facts invented out of fear are being fed to us 24 hours a day through the liberal media. The phrase “what about the children” has become a rallying cry in an attempt to make every person who owns a gun into an evil villain. Our country is being brainwashed — and it needs to stop. Here are some of the Left’s most popular arguments, and the truth behind their lies.
Myth 1. The United States Has the Worst Mass Shootings
The gun-hating liberals love to talk about how horrible our country is at every opportunity they get. This is particularly true when it comes to gun control. To hear them tell it the United States is the only country in the world where mass shootings have ever happened. This is blatantly false.
The other 23 were carried out in the Middle East and Europe by Islamic terrorists. In fact, Israel and the Philippines have higher death rates from mass shootings than the United States. The Left will never share these facts with you though.
Myth 2. The Number of Murders Rises as More People Become Gun Owners
Another lie that liberals love to tell is that there is a connection between the number of people who have guns and the number of homicides that happen every year. Whether they believe this to be true or they are too lazy to do the research, this argument is easy to debunk.
According to the Pew Research Center, between 1993 and 2013 the gun homicide rate fell by almost 50% even though gun ownership had almost doubled. If anything, this statistic shows that there may be a connection between more people owning guns and fewer people dying. But whoever heard of guns protecting people? That is just foolish.
Myth 3. The More Gun-Free Zones We Have the Better
The Left is all about having safe spaces. They want to be safe from other people’s opinions, safe from being questioned about their beliefs and safe from the guns they fear so much. Creating a gun-free zone is anything but safe. In fact, many mass shootings have taken place in gun-free zones. This is because criminals don’t care about the law. It makes sense that someone who is intending to do harm would want to be in an area with unarmed people.
Guns are not the enemy. We need to stop letting the Left dominate the topic of gun control and let the real facts and statistics be known. Our Second Amendment rights depend on it.
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