Here we examine some of the ostensibly reasonable arguments for responsible gun control (there are a few, but not many!) However, as you read these, bear in mind that we are constantly hearing from the news media that guns don’t make us safer. The national news rarely covers instances where guns are used to save lives and protect homes from criminals. Yet there are thousands of local news stories that show exactly how gun owners have managed to protect themselves from crime, time and time again. We believe these news accounts provide compelling examples of ordinary people, women, children, and men, have safely exercised their 2nd Amendment right to bear arms to protect themselves from criminals, thus we encourage you to visit the page “Arguments against Gun Control.”
Recently, in a January 5, 2016 address on gun control, President Barack Obama argued for common sense gun law reforms, “Each time this comes up, we are fed the excuse that common-sense reforms like background checks might not have stopped the last massacre, or the one before that, or the one before that, so why bother trying. I reject that thinking. (Applause.) We know we can’t stop every act of violence, every act of evil in the world. But maybe we could try to stop one act of evil, one act of violence.
Some of you may recall, at the same time that Sandy Hook happened, a disturbed person in China took a knife and tried to kill — with a knife — a bunch of children in China. But most of them survived because he didn’t have access to a powerful weapon. We maybe can’t save everybody, but we could save some. Just as we don’t prevent all traffic accidents but we take steps to try to reduce traffic accidents.”
Blogger Steven Mazie writes in an article called “3 Common Arguments Against Gun Control That Have Serious Logic Problems,” President Obama knows that his new executive actions will not eliminate gun violence in the United States. He readily admits that. Critics have pointed out that Obama’s reforms are not quite up to the task of addressing the full magnitude of the harms he identifies, and that criticism is fair. But Obama’s speech demonstrated how bankrupt the position is of those who say that expanded backgrounds checks are a terrible idea because they strip people of their rights. Nonsense. In states with tougher background checks, the nightmare scenarios have not panned out for gun owners: “Their guns have not been confiscated,” Obama said. “Their rights have not been infringed.”
GunOwner.Tv Editor’s Closing Comments on Responsible Gun Control:
The argument for gun control is given that if we could stop one act of evil, one act of violence we should. This completely ignores that the impact of onerous laws that make it more difficult to buy guns often result in acts of violence against homeowners that would be prevented with access to guns. President Obama said “Their guns have not been confiscated…their rights have not been infringed.” This is the man making arguments for gun control that said “”No matter how we reform health care, we will keep this promise to the American people… If you like your health care plan, you’ll be able to keep your health care plan, period. No one will take it away, no matter what.” We can have as much confidence in his promises about gun rights as his past promises about health care, which was rammed down the throat of the American people against their wishes.
This is the man that is responsible for the program that Illegally put thousands of guns into hands of criminals In Operation Fast and Furious, the Obama administration ordered gun store owners to illegally sell thousands of guns to criminals. U.S. Border Patrol agent Brian Terry was murdered with one of these guns. The murderer was sentenced to 30 years in prison, but his accomplices, Eric Holder and Barack Obama, haven’t even been arrested or charged.
When government uses the term common sense you can be sure that what follows won’t make sense at all. Common sense is not as common as people think. And in government it’s absolutely rare.