There are 312+ million people in this country today and the number continues to grow.
When it comes down to it, the number would probably be a lot less if there were less people who legally owned weapons.
These individuals are trained and ready to defend their lives and the lives of their families and neighbors, and the second amendment remains extremely important for such individuals.
Owing to these statistics, the hard numbers really belie the alternative truths put forward by the Left that more legally owned weapons means greater violence and death.
But this is a little beyond “alternative truths.” This is just plain funny (and a little sad).
“Democratic Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe vastly overstated the number of Americans killed by firearms on a daily basis in his call for gun control shortly after Wednesday’s shooting at a congressional Republican event.
McAuliffe was asked by a reporter at a press conference on the scene of the shooting in Alexandria, Virginia, what more could be done to protect congressmen after Louisiana Rep. Steve Scalise and others were wounded by a gunman.
‘We need to do more to protect all of our citizens. I have long advocated — this is not what today is about — but there are too many guns on the street,’ the governor began his response.
‘We lose 93 million Americans a day to gun violence,’ he confidently asserted, without immediate correction by staff. ‘I have long talked about this.’
Background checks, shutting down gunshow loopholes,’ he said. ‘That’s not for today’s discussion, but it’s not just about politicians. We worry about this every day for for all of our citizens.’”
Turns out that the 93M was actually 93 people a day, for which he corrected himself later when a reporter brought up the question.
However, it does seem laughable the continued effort by Leftists to push this narrative that background checks and shutting down “gunshow loopholes” will make any demonstrative change in the shootings every year.
This is the equivalent of saying, “When is this country going to end slavery!” and “DDT is causing all of our children to turn into hyperactive ADHD monsters!”
In other words, Democrats, background checks are already there and gunshow loopholes don’t exist. Try updating the rhetoric, for God’s sake.
Source: The Daily Caller