10 Gun Debate Myths

The gun debate is one of the most divisive issues of our time. It seems both sides of the debate can produce statistics that show they are right. But there are some myths, and outright lies, that the media uses to muddy the debate.

So let’s tackle the issues here, look below to see the first myth and then click the right arrow on the lower right of the photo to see the other myths.

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  1. Dan

    July 12, 2016 at 4:16 am

    Just remember one thing people……..And remember it good….

    If you do need to use your gun….And shoot someone. . When the police come….. Just give your name and say.
    I was in fear for my life. I want a lawyer…… Say no more until you have a lawyer with you.
    Not one word….
    Know your rights & use them..
    Be well all & safe..

  2. Alden Smith

    August 9, 2016 at 3:35 pm

    What people do not realize is that terrorist groups such as ISIS could care less about gun control. One of their leaders recently said that if you don’t have a gun, hit them in the head with a rock, throw them off a cliff or throw them off a rooftop. I have seen images of weapons that these groups manufacture for use in their operations. Although not very refined, they are effective. Even if governments could remove all guns from the populace, the terrorists could still arm themselves. All the more reason for a requirement such as in the lucky state of Georgia!

  3. Joe W. Gallagher

    October 5, 2016 at 8:26 pm

    The absolute truth is it is, that the Politics them selves and liberal news media that are deathly afraid of US/ WE THE (thereal) PEOPLE who support Gods and our Constitution to the letter. We are tough Patriots and will fight and win for our way life, freedom, and liberty. “Want to be dictators, self anointed gods(Obama’s), and just plain evil beings” who want to control everyone but them selves are afraid of US and 0UR weapons. The Obama’s, Clinton’s, Sanders’s (communists) et al. God created “our Country, and his” to do what we have been doing for over 240 years. Yes, the world is a mess, and if we want to make ” America and the World Great Again”. We must, with our Gods help, take back our Leadership role.

    YOU know, my fellow Americans, I’ ve heard all my adult life (75+ years) how screwed up our government (Federal and state all levels) has been. We have a real chance now to fix everything. So my fellow Americans lets get to work and do it.!!!!
    Thank you,
    . Joe Gallagher (that is “fight’n Joe”)

  4. Mr. Bill

    October 8, 2016 at 10:41 am

    I lived in Canada for 20 years. Pistols banned, Firearms Acquisition Certificate (FAC) required to even look at a rifle or buy ammo. Have to take a test to identify all breeds of duck just to hunt rabbits! FAC cost about $100 and required you to deliver application in person to one city. If denied, you lost the money. They spent billions trying to register all firearms, system failed and was abandoned. BUT one politicians son became a millionaire working on developing it! Police say it never helped solve one crime. People are still murdered, some with guns. When your home is broken into you better help the thieves load up what they want. You can be put in prison for assaulting them! Police will show up eventually and take a report. After all, when you live in the country it takes time for them to get there! You can be arrested if you utter a “Death Threat”, so watch your mouth!
    In England the average home is burglarized every 18 months. But few are shot. And a burglar collects “Unemployment Insurance” as he can’t ply his trade. He’s afraid after being assaulted by a homeowner. Who is in prison for assaulting him! NUTS!

  5. Tom

    November 8, 2016 at 4:00 pm

    I’m only on Myth#2 and felt the need to respond already. We are not idiots, we know the difference between a fully automatic and a semi automatic weapon. Some difference but not much. Why would anyone need even a semi automatic to kill a goose, duck, deer, woodchuck, rabbit, (well maybe a bear if they weren’t a good marksperson), or a rabid raccoon, etc.?

    It doesn’t matter what a firearm looks like, you pull the trigger and it can be lethal if the person pulling the trigger is so inclined.

    I’ll provide more observations as I progress through this silliness.

  6. Tom

    November 8, 2016 at 4:16 pm

    Okay, “Myth” #3 https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3828709/

    More guns, more bullets, more possessors of guns, what do you think happens? Your limited analysis of states ignores the demographic characteristics and mores of the regional inhabitants. Population density has a lot to do with it.

    The incidence and type of crime is per capita. Rural and urban areas (and everywhere in between) have the same per capita rates, it just appears to happen less frequently in lower concentrations of population because it takes a much larger area to equal the population of urban areas.

  7. Tom

    November 8, 2016 at 4:21 pm

    “Myth” #4.

    Australia is not the United States. It has much lower population densities. Cities are cities. Australia’s non urban areas are more like the desserts of the southwest and eastern Washington.

    This is a totally bogus comparison.

  8. Tom

    November 8, 2016 at 4:29 pm

    “Myth” #5

    The linked article, from the New York Times, written by a Mother Jobnes staffer closes with:

    According to our research at Mother Jones — subsequently corroborated by the F.B.I. — the more narrowly defined mass shootings have grown more frequent, and overwhelmingly involve legally obtained firearms. Experts in the emerging field of threat assessment believe that this is a unique phenomenon that must be understood on its own.

    One thing we all need is better data. Since 1996, Congress and the gun lobby have prevented the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention from conducting comprehensive research into gun violence. In the wake of the latest horror, and the confusion that followed, will that finally change?

    What is your answer to those observations since you chose that source to claim a “myth?”

  9. Tom

    November 8, 2016 at 4:32 pm

    “Myth” #6

    Don’t worry, they’ll use knives, nun chucks, pepper spray, and “stun” guns if they can’t use gunpowder.

  10. Tom

    November 8, 2016 at 4:46 pm

    “Myth” #7 correlates to the occupants of the White House. The racists get paranoid when a Democrat is in residence. What was considered to be the greatest threat to domestic tranquility before Shrub was “elected” in 2000? Domestic, homegrown terrorists. Remember Timothy McVeigh (Oklahoma), Ted Kaczynski (Unabomber), Kl Klux Klan, Montana Militias…all of a sudden you stopped hearing about them….they became assets, and then a Black Democrat got elected and all of the crazies came out of hiding and we end up with more neo nazis, sovereign types, more militias, Cliven and Ammon Bundy all exemplifying a misinterpretation of why the Second Amendment was adopted.

  11. Tom

    November 8, 2016 at 4:53 pm

    “Myth” #8

    What are guns made to do? Kill things, mostly to kill creatures lower on the food chain, but more guns, more bullets, more gun owners….more violence against fellow homo sapiens, not that animals deserve to be killed just for the “sport” of it.

  12. Tom

    November 8, 2016 at 5:12 pm

    “Myth” #9

    Ah, my favorite, you finally get to the Second Amendment…

    When was the Bill of Rights adopted? 1791, two years after the U.S. Constitution was ratified.

    At present, we have local, county, state, federal law enforcement officials, and we have the five branches of the most powerful military force the world has ever had.

    Now, back in 1791 the Southern states were induced to sign the constitution because slavery was the backbone of their economy. How did the slave owners keep their slaves under control?
    Abuse, intimidation, and since they were vastly outnumbered, they wanted their neighbors to be armed to suppress any slave uprisings that might have occurred, Deterrence is a very effective mechanism. The neighbors weren’t as rich as the slave owners, monetarily or land-wise, but they shared the racist beliefs of the slave owners and were more than happy to shoot any uppity slaves. This is one of, if not THE primary reason the second amendment was adopted. I know many would like to enslave fellow humans once again, and in many other countries and cultures they still do, however we are the United States and we are in the 21st Century, and we are not dealing with muskets anymore.

  13. Tom

    November 8, 2016 at 5:19 pm

    “Myth” # 10

    Considering that your source is one of the most notoriously conservative magazines (challenging Newsmax), why don’t we all just have fully automatic weapons and go to the O.K. Corral?

    Because we consider ourselves civilized, not fearfully intimidated robots who shoot at anything which we “think” is threatening us.

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