Who needs an assault rifle?

I was starting a post to balance out “I am against gun regulation, and I’m an idiot” to prove that no one actually wants to ban guns either.

It was a short post since I only came up with two groups of people who absolutely need guns: hunters who hunt for food and those living in areas where they need to protect themselves from indigenous wildlife.

Wanting to make a stronger argument against the idea of banning guns, I asked Google who needs guns. This man, who seems to be the expert, has the answer. His answers are as follows, and I’ll follow up with a tally to find out his total answer.

  • Families targeted by a gang for home invasion robbery
  • Families who go camping and accidentally trespass onto a drug-dealers growing area
  • American ranchers who live near the Mexican border where the Obama administration has refused to curtail the flow of drugs, gangs, and terrorists into our country
  • Families caught in a Katrina-style natural disaster who has a violent mob trying to storm their home to steal their food and water
  • Men who defy union bosses and finds his home surrounded by a filthy mouthed mob determined to teach him and his family a lesson
  • School principals who sees a man coming to assassinate the kindergarten class and challenges him before he can slaughter the children
  • People who live in gun-free zones, the target areas for wannabe mass murderers looking to become famous

Let’s do the math:

Families targeted by a gang for home invasion robbery = X people

Most home-invasion robberies happen among drug dealers and gang members, meaning victims are not usually targeted at random. For typical scenarios, investigators point to cases in which robbers stormed makeshift marijuana labs in Miami-Dade County to steal from rival drug dealers, and gang members in Palm Beach County robbed and beat each other.

“The majority of victims have some association with their attackers,” says Sgt. George Grosso, with the Palm Beach County Violent Crimes division. “Most of our home invasions are drug-related — they know where they can get the drugs or the money.”

Families are almost never (as in a statistical anomaly) targeted by gangs for home invasions, only homes where gang members live. So unless your family is part of a gang, X=0

Families who go camping and accidentally trespass onto a drug-dealers growing area = Y people

Has this ever happened? I can’t find any evidence of this happening…so…correct my if I’m wrong, but I’m going to say that Y=0

American ranchers who live near the Mexican border where the Obama administration has refused to curtail the flow of drugs, gangs, and terrorists into our country = Z people

Prior to 2005, the crime rates of the Mexican border, except for El Paso and Laredo Texas, were very close to the national average. In 2005, the crime rates on all other areas came up while these two areas came down, making the Mexican border uncannily similar in crime rates to the National average.  So Americans who live along the border do not need guns any more Americans living elsewhere, so Z=0

Families caught in a Katrina-style natural disaster who has a violent mob trying to storm their home to steal their food and water = A people

Follow-up reporting has discredited reports of roving bands of armed gang members attacking the helpless after Katrina, as well as a 7-year-old being raped and murdered at the Superdome and dozens of bodies being shoved into a freezer at the Convention Center.

“It just morphed into this mythical place where the most unthinkable deeds were being done.”

Since there were no families caught in Katrina who had a violent mob trying to storm their home to steal their food and water, A = 0

Men who defies union bosses and finds his home surrounded by a filthy-mouthed mob determined to teach him and his family a lesson = B people

Again, I can’t find any evidence of this happening. There are many examples of “filthy-mouthed mobs” that are organized by union bosses: these are called strikes…and they can get violent, but I can’t find any examples of a union mob targeting a family’s house.  Correct me if I’m wrong, but I’m going to say that B=0

School principals who sees a man coming to assassinate the kindergarten class and challenges him before he can slaughter the children = C people

In the many school shootings that have happened in this country, there has never been an example where the principal has been aware of the intruder before the shootings took place.  In no case would an armed principal have been helpful, therefore C=0

People who live in gun-free zones, the target areas for wannabe mass murderers looking to become famous = D people

Among the 62 mass shootings over the last 30 years, not a single case includes evidence that the killer chose to target a place because it banned guns or that they were looking to become famous. To the contrary, in many of the cases there was clearly another motive for the choice of location. For example, 20 were workplace shootings, most of which involved perpetrators who felt wronged by employers and colleagues.  Since gun-free zones are not an issue for wannabe mass murderers nor are wannabe mass murderers looking to become famous, D=0.

So the grand total of number of people that need assault rifles in this country?

Well, at least according to this guy, it’s zero.

Ironically his closing argument begins with the following.

“This is probably making too much sense for most liberals to comprehend since their ‘disability’ makes them think with their emotions rather than their brains. As a matter of fact, that’s how we tend to get stupid laws that tend to do more harm than good.”

Ironic because his whole argument is a list of situations that have no bearing on the real world other but are effective scare tactics which coerce the listener to think with their emotions rather than their brains…just what he will warn the listener of.  I can only assume that by this point, the listener will be so emotional that they will believe anything he says…since their emotions have overpowered their brains…or so he hopes.

Whenever someone is using scare tactics to convince you of something, they are trying to stop you from thinking with your brains and instead making decisions based on emotions, and…as the man says, “That’s how we tend to get stupid.”

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