First things first: we try to be sensitive when writing about the survivors of the Marjory Stoneman Douglas shooting — they’re kids, and God knows they’ve been through a lot. However, they’re also kids backed up by a large number of established organizing groups, from Everytown to MoveOn to Planned Parenthood, and they’ve inserted themselves into the gun control debate without hesitation.
That said, the latest from Emma González really got us thinking — thinking, “How is this person being taken so seriously on Second Amendment issues?”
Friendly reminder that the argument to Protect Schools completely ignores Churches, Malls, Concerts, etc. that have also been host to mass shootings – we can’t build our world out of Kevlar, just remove the guns that cause the most carnage it’s so Simple
— Emma González (@Emma4Change) March 6, 2018
Wow never thought about it like this https://t.co/CDvJgvhXfU
— Ben Shapiro (@benshapiro) March 6, 2018
Oh well if you say it's so simple then it must be https://t.co/brANrFYSAX
— Ben McDonald (@Bmac0507) March 6, 2018
“Just remove the guns that cause the most carnage” — and, by that logic, leave the handguns responsible for record-high homicides in cities like Baltimore and Chicago. Funny how liberals are triggered when you interrupt their speeches about mass shootings with gun homicide statistics in the Democrat-run cities with the most strict gun control laws.
Most malls have security guards. Every concert I've gone to in the last 3 years in Western New York has had full armed swat team style officers on hand in case a shooter shows up. Churches mostly lack security, yes that's true, but our children deserve the most armed protection.
— David Daniels (@daviddaniels79) March 6, 2018
Our church has armed security. A few. And yes to the concerts and malls. I have my purse and bags checked at concerts and places like Disney extensively. Metal detectors too. And went through the same type of security just to get my daughter a passport at our courthouse.
— Talysa (@TalysaM) March 6, 2018
But we’re only talking about the guns that do the most damage, OK? Assault weapons if you will.
The Virginia Tech shooting, where 32 people were killed, is the deadliest school shooting in U.S. history and the shooter used handguns.
— Ryan Saavedra ?? (@RealSaavedra) March 6, 2018
No, just the ones that cause the most carnage. The media has done its best to demonize the AR-15 as a “weapon of war” (with mixed results — remember the CNN reporter who test-fired an AR-15 and remarkably didn’t injure himself with his ridiculous shooting stance?).
And remember when Shannon Watts was up in arms (no pun intended) over a bolt-action, .22-caliber rifle? But no, she doesn’t want to ban those; well, maybe the scary looking black ones.
Hey, what do concerts, churches, and malls all have in common?
Ummm, nearly all of them are gun free zones as wellhttps://t.co/aHxwV6SswI
— Alex Behzade (@ABPatriotWriter) March 6, 2018
What's actually simple is removing gun free zones.
Removing guns would never be simple. https://t.co/aXzNiQlpMw
— Colonel Assault Mom (@colonel_potter) March 6, 2018
Did it ever occur to you there may be so much carnage during these mass shootings because the evil person is the only one doing the shooting? The fact is when evil faces armed resistance, they tend to flee and often kill themselves #GunFreeZonesKill https://t.co/yOuWpplVQP
— Barry Bahrami (@BarryBahrami) March 6, 2018
So just to check one more time — “just removing” AR-15s is going to be “simple”?
— Voice of a Gentrification (@ARaised_Eyebrow) March 6, 2018
Damn, Emma is advocating for armed police, SWAT, and military teams to bust into ppls homes and forcible remove weapons that law abiding gun owners have purchased. I don't know about you but these seems, very stupid https://t.co/5eKqaYnZjW
— Mujahed Kobbe (@Moj_kobe) March 6, 2018
Come and take them. https://t.co/rdPn430UCH
— UncleFacts (@unclefacts) March 6, 2018
"It's so simple" https://t.co/3ML9804Gx7
— Lee Doren (@LDoren) March 6, 2018
Remove the guns, then you'll still have the carnage. In fact, you'll have exponentially more.
Only those of us who respect the laws will be disarmed. And equally helpless. https://t.co/3ORH9zEi1z
— Gordon Shuckrow III (@GordonShuckrow3) March 6, 2018
Emma's right. Who else do we need to arm besides teachers? Just get rid of the rapid-fire guns with capability to shoot multiple rounds of bullets, and we can have something close to normal lives like other developed countries. https://t.co/kEmUgcHn7C
— June Butler (@Junebug082) March 6, 2018
Damn those rapid-fire full semi-auto guns that shoot multiple rounds of bullets and have chainsaw bayonet attachments. Ban those first.
— Twitchy Team (@TwitchyTeam) February 22, 2018