Following the recent shooting of two journalists in Roanoke, Virginia, gun control advocates came out of hiding within a matter of minutes. The most famous among them was Hillary Clinton, who needs to exploit the tragedy for her own political career. She stated: “We must act to stop gun violence, and we cannot wait any longer,” and that “There is so much evidence that if guns were not so readily available, if we had universal background checks…maybe we could prevent this kind of carnage.”
It’s not like there’s much depth to Hillary’s argument (though that seems to be common among the arguments of the pro-gun control crowd), and it’s entirely false. To list a number of the problems with Hillary’s statements:
- Only around 10-15% of guns are obtained without a background check.
- Gun violence is a gang problem in America, not a gun problem. While mass shootings get the most media attention, most gun deaths are not in mass shootings. Half of all violent crime in America is gang related.
- The evidence just doesn’t back up Hillary’s claims that a lower availability of firearms would make us safer. According to the New York Times, the nine nations with the fewest number of guns have homicides rates more than three times higher than the seven nations with the most guns.
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