STARNES: It’s Easier to Take Over a Nation When Granny’s Not Packing Heat
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President Biden told the nation for the umpteenth time that the Second Amendment is not absolute.
I’m not sure what part of “shall not be infringed” the president does not understand.
Regardless, we need to talk about what the Democrats are about to do to gun owners in America.
The Left says they want to have a conversation about guns in America, but they really don’t. They want to have a conversation about taking away your guns.
Instead of debating with facts, the anti-gun crowd prefers to peddle in emotions and catch phrases.
So here are some facts about gun violence in America gleaned from a survey conducted in 2020 by Pew Research.
45,222 people died from gun-related injuries that year. 54 percent of those deaths were the result of suicides.
So that means 42 percent of the gun-related deaths were acts of murder.
In 59 percent of those cases the weapon of choice was a handgun. Only three percent of the cases involved a rifle or AR-15.
Those are the facts., America.
And that’s why I believe the real threat is that the Democrats are actually going to target handgun owners, not just the owners of rifles.
This is not about public safety. This is about confiscating firearms from law-abiding citizens.
Just remember – an unarmed population is a vulnerable population. It’s a lot easier to take over a nation when grandma’s not packing heat.