FreedomToons released a real winner this week. It’s another pro-gun cartoon, humorously titled, “The Good Guy with a Gun: Total Myth I Swear” (see below). And it completely destroys the narrative propagated by anti-gunners that defensive gun uses (DGUs) are non-existent.
Don’t believe that anti-gunners blatantly lie about the fact that good guys with guns save lives? Consider this 2017 New Yorker piece from longtime contributor Adam Gopnik. He says, with a straight face mind you, “Guns, however, have an almost entirely symbolic function. No lives are saved. No intruders are repelled. The dense and hysterical mythology of gun love has been refuted again and again.”
Refuted? Really? Hmmm… Nothing could be further from the truth! As the cartoon so cogently points out, a 2013 study commissioned by the CDC and executed by The National Academies Institute of Medicine and National Research Council found that DGUs are a “common occurrence.”
“Almost all national survey estimates indicate that defensive gun uses by victims are at least as common as offensive uses by criminals, with estimates of annual uses ranging from about 500,000 to more than 3 million, in the context of about 300,000 violent crimes involving firearms in 2008,” states the paper.
To unpack that, a government study commissioned by a historically pro-gun control agency acknowledged that good guys with guns defend themselves, their families and their property at least as often as bad guys perpetrate crimes with guns! That’s not a refutation of DGUs, that is an emphatic validation!
Gopnik’s notion that “no lives are saved” and “no intruders are repelled” is insanity! And coming from a decorated and widely-read journalist, no less, is tragic. People actually believe this guy!
Thankfully, and I mean this sincerely, we have FreedomToons to help set the record straight. Truth be told a lot of the work pro-gun media does to disseminate the facts and to educate the non-gun owning public gets overlooked or written off as “biased” or “preaching-to-the-choir”-style journalism. Which is why it’s so important to promote the work of outsiders when they get it right. Be it traditional media or nontraditional media. Be it CNN or a cartoon channel on Youtube. So, please watch the video and share this article.