Destroying your AR or turning it over to police in the name of “stopping gun violence” is asinine. Your gun isn’t going to kill people on its own. Some folks have a hard time understanding this. Because they think the issue is too many firearms. It’s not. That’s never been the issue.
The U.S. has more guns in circulation than ever before. Conservative estimates say there are 260 million guns in this country. More and more are released into the wild every day. Yet, crime remains at historically low levels.
OMG! How is that possible?
Quantity, as it relates to firearms, is not the problem. Quantity, as it relates to violent offenders, is. Look, we’ve seen studies that show that in any given city a small percentage of bad people are responsible for the vast majority of firearm-related violence. Target them, stop them, reduce the number of them and — boom! — violence is reduced. It’s not rocket science.
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Don’t give your guns to violent criminals and you won’t have to worry about them being used to take innocent lives. Pretty obvious. What’s also obvious is that you may, in fact, need guns to protect you, your family, and your property from, that’s right, violent criminals. Makes destroying ’em or surrendering ’em all the more stupid.
Which brings me to the video below. The woman puts a clever twist on the typical AR destruction video. I won’t spoil it for you. Watch and enjoy.