Gun Control doesn't stop mass murders
How do we know that Gun Control doesn't help mass murder? Because the biggest mass murders have been in places with strict gun control, far stricter than in the U.S. and would never work here. And in fact, virtually all of the mass shootings in the U.S. were either done by government forces, or in gun-free zones because shooters are smart enough to pick places where people can't shoot back.
|Worst mass murders
There's a lot of cherry picking when the media, wikipedia, or others try to differentiate between a single mass shooter, or terrorist attacks -- but why? Would you rather be blown to bits by a team of extremists or shot to death by one? It's a distinction without a difference. Places that outlaw guns also tend to oppress their people (minorities) in ways that can lead to backlash/terrorism, so trading one for the other is a net loss. Certainly in the U.S. outlawing and oppressing gun owners would lead to more radicalism (as Tim McVeigh proved). Thus while the media will report that every shooting is the worst massacre in the U.S., and imply that this is unique to the U.S., it helps to remember the horrible events that happened in places with strict gun control and consider our alternative:
|Worst massacres in the U.S.
While the Press will report that every shooting is the worst massacre in the U.S., and imply that gun nuts are crazy to fear their government/neighbors from ever doing anything bad, they tend to omit all of the following:
|2014 FBI study on mass shooters
To get the basics, we should memorize the FBI Study on Mass Shooters and what it showed:
Now there was a spike after Obama got elected. Many believe the reason is because the Democrats, President and the media (all of the same political leanings) started sensationalizing these events as much as possible, as an excuse to get gun control. Whether that was the cause or just a contributor, these thing come in waves, and those waves tend to increase under Democrats. But these events are still extremely rare.
A bad year of mass murder is still much better than a good month in Chicago (when it comes to death count), and Chicago (478 deaths), is safer in per capita murder rates than quite a few other Democrat controlled cities like St. Louis (188 deaths), Baltimore (344 deaths), Detroit (295), New Orleans (164), Oakland (85). (All 2015 numbers).
Among risks, victim of mass murder is barely a blip. Kids are:
So if the left cared about the lives of kids, they'd focus based on relative risk, instead of what gets them political gains (or contributions). So we know where their priorities are.