In our steady trek toward a progressive socialist country, there is really only one further step in gun control that America can take—outright gun confiscation. Some states have already begun gun registration and all states have gun owner licensing, gun-free zones, and other forms of gun control. But that still isn’t anywhere near as much gun control as leftists would like to see. Here’s what Obama had to say about Australia’s gun control program:
Couple of decades ago, Australia had a mass shooting, similar to Columbine or Newtown. And Australia just said, well, that’s it, we’re not doing, we’re not seeing that again, and basically imposed very severe, tough gun laws, and they haven’t had a mass shooting since.
Our levels of gun violence are off the charts. There’s no advanced, developed country that would put up with this.
First off, Australia has had a “mass shooting” since it enacted its strict gun control laws in 1996—the Monash University shooting. But even if it hadn’t had a “mass shooting” it’s post hoc ergo propter hoc fallacy to say that it’s because of the laws that there haven’t been any shootings. It might just be a dry spell with psychos because of the moon cycles or whatever. And, though mass shootings may have decreased, normal everyday violence hasn’t. As you would expect. Criminals have been empowered to break in to homes with no fear.
But the real problem here is the fact that our gun violence is not off the charts. It’s been dropping steadily for twenty years. And it’s the worst in states and cities with the strictest gun control. So it doesn’t make a lot of sense to say that more gun control would lead to less gun violence in the US.
And what if it did? At what cost? What are we willing to give up in order to be come a safer, more secure society? Are we willing to give up all our freedoms and traditions? Are we willing to become mindless, smiling, automotons? No. Don’t answer that. That look on your face is freaking me out.