Just when we thought things couldn’t get any crazier than the whirlwind year we had during the presidential election of 2016, we were served 2017. With a pro-Second Amendment President sitting in the White House and two mass shootings shaking the nation, the calls for increased gun control have grown considerably stronger.
That burning need to do something, anything, to prevent another tragedy like Vegas or Sutherland Springs – or any other act of senseless gun violence – from happening again is understandable. But it does not give anyone a free pass to throw out falsehoods and outright lies to promote their agenda.
Despite what anti-gunners think, Second Amendment advocates aren’t completely against sensible gun laws. It’s just that most of the suggestions being thrown out there aren’t, well, sensible. That’s largely due to the fact that most gun control advocates have zero to minimal understanding of firearms, the importance of our Second Amendment, and existing gun laws.
As proof, here are some of the most outrageous things anti-gunners (including gun control leaders, politicians, and reputable reporters) have slung our way this year. Be prepared to laugh, roll your eyes, shake your head, and maybe even shed a tear or two. Just remember: each infuriating comment is one more reason why Second Amendment advocates must keep up the good fight in promoting facts and sound education.
1. When Shannon Watts posed this question.
— Shannon Watts (@shannonrwatts) January 12, 2017
Ignorance. pure ignorance. https://t.co/banZjipyCT
— waterbearer ♒️ (@itswaterbearer) January 12, 2017
More proof hack Shannon Watts knows nothing about guns. Suppressors simply reduce sound, not completely silence it. https://t.co/eACGoCndkY
— a l y s s af a i t h (@IndigenousMill) January 12, 2017
Even with a suppressor, the gunshot is still pretty loud.
20 of the Most Ridiculous Anti-Gun Moments of 2017, 2nd amendment, firearms, freedom, gun laws, gun rights, guns, handguns, hunting, rifles, shooting, shooting sports, target practice
A silenced 9mm handgun is roughly 125 decibels. For comparison, a jet taking off at 200 ft. away is roughly 130 decibels. https://t.co/3H4mEUXoqU
— Aaron Ridgely (@AaronRidgely) January 12, 2017