Honestly, I'm so tired of the gun debate. Conservatives will shout about liberals wanting to take their guns, liberals will post facts and statistics... I've been there. I've done that more times than I can count. Two or three mass shootings ago I just got sick of the debate. It's the same argument every time.
I was going to go through each claim and write the response in this post just so I could link to it, or repost it, in the future and save time... but then a friend invited me out for drinks.
So... well, one of the points conservatives use, the more reasonable ones anyway, is that the people trying to write gun control laws don't really like guns and so don't know them.
Yeah, that's true. Definitely.
But... that's also a fucking pussy ass excuse.
See, it's the Democrats that mostly try to create gun laws because the GOP has been bought by the NRA.
And yeah, Democrats aren't big fans of guns. They mostly live in cities, where hunting and such isn't even possible.
So here's my challenge: Conservatives, stop the mass shootings.
That's it. Create sensible laws for guns that make mass shootings significantly less common. I mean, on average they happen weekly so it shouldn't be that hard. Bi-weekly would be a significant improvement. Right?
I know sensible gun laws are possible, and the reality is that, despite what Trump and the GOP tell you, liberals do not want to take away your guns.
Liberals want mass shootings to stop.
Pressure your chosen politicians to make that happen. There are plenty of options for sensible gun laws that let you keep your guns while making mass shootings less frequent. I promise you that if these tragedies stop, you won't hear liberals calling for stricter gun laws.
You've currently got control of the House, Senate, Presidency and Supreme Court.
It's on you.
I've seen this show too many times.