As with most Leftist non-solutions, efforts to lower gun deaths by governmental decree in the form of overly strict gun controls and gun bans simply ignore the underlying problem. Trying to control guns by banning gun ownership is like trying to control traffic accidents by banning traffic. The consequences of the solution are worse than the problem.
What is the death rate from guns in Switzerland where every citizen is required (by law) to own a gun?
What is the death rate from guns in Chicago, with the strictest gun control in the country?
If you don't know the answers to these questions, then do the research yourself.
If you don't know and you think gun controls or bans reduce gun crime, you will be surprised to learn the answers.
Guns don't do the killing and misbegotten efforts to control guns ignores the underlying problem with the people who abuse them. The Left (Liberals, Progressives, Marxists, Socialists, etc.) look for an intellectually vapid response to gun crimes by merely ducking the real problem by insisting on non-solutions that only make the problem worse.
How did Liberalism earn the belief that it is an intellectual philosophy? It is just the opposite. The philosophy of Modern Liberalism is juvenile, irresponsible, and intellectually unsustainable. And it is destroying our Constitutional Republic.
The belief that gun controls or bans will reduce gun crime cannot be sustained intellectually. It can only be enforced by brute governmental force designed to acquire, enhance, and maintain power over The People.
As has been observed before, gun control is not about guns, it's about control.
The 2nd Amendment is about providing The People with the means to protect themselves and their country from government gone wild.
It is no coincidence that the greatest attack on our Constitutional Republic comes from within our own political system at a time of the loudest clamor for banning guns.
Every despot in history has stayed in power by stripping The People of their right to defend themselves, their family, their community and their government.
Our right to bear arms is embedded in our Constitution. Those who attack our Constitution also attack our Constitutional Republic.
What is it they really want to achieve?
When politicians campaign for gun control, they are really campaigning to control your life.
Leave the guns in the locked gun cabinet and use the ballot to fight these political criminals. The vote and a meaningful choice are the greatest weapons The People possess.
Author of "Looking Out the Window", an evidence-based examination of the "climate change" issue, Bob Webster, is a 12th-generation descendent of both the Darte family (Connecticut, 1630s) and the Webster family (Massachusetts, 1630s). He is a descendant of Daniel Webster's father, Revolutionary War patriot Ebenezer Webster, who served with General Washington. Bob has always had a strong interest in early American history, our Constitution, U.S. politics, and law. Politically he is a constitutional republican with objectivist and libertarian roots. He has faith in the ultimate triumph of truth and reason over deception and emotion. He is a strong believer in our Constitution as written and views the abandonment of constitutional restraint by the regressive Progressive movement as a great danger to our Republic. His favorite novel is Atlas Shrugged by Ayn Rand and believes it should be required reading for all high school students so they can appreciate the cost of tolerating the growth of unconstitutional crushingly powerful central government. He strongly believes, as our Constitution enshrines, that the interests of the individual should be held superior to the interests of the state.
A lifelong interest in meteorology and climatology spurred his strong interest in science. Bob earned his degree in Mathematics at Virginia Tech, graduating in 1964.