Sen. Mitch McConnell just posted this to his Facebook page, upon the defeat of the watered-down Manchin-Toomey background checks compromise.
On an unrelated note: There were 151 victims of mass shootings in 2012. Here are their stories.
Yeah, hundreds of people get killed by drunk drivers every year, too, so lets take away alcohol. Oh? People still getting killed in accidents? Might as well take away the cars, too!
Sound fucking ridiculous yet?
You may think that telling me someone’s story will make me change my mind, but it wont, because for every psycopath that manages to land a weapon, there are hundreds of responsible gun owners.
I’m done here.
You need an ID to buy alcohol. There’s an age minimum. Places have to get special licenses to sell alcohol. Selling alcohol to minors is a really serious crime. Establishments that serve alcohol are liable if they over-serve a patron. DUIs cost tens of thousands of dollars to resolve. Oh, and thanks to increased regulation and laws regarding drunk driving, fatalities are down 48% from where they were 20 years ago.
You don’t need to show ID to buy a gun. There is no age minimum to own or operate a gun. You don’t need to obtain a license to sell someone a gun. Anyone of any age can be privately sold a rifle (including semiautomatics) or shotgun. Gun sellers and manufacturers are not in any way liable for gun crimes. Oh, and fun fact: by 2015, deaths from shootings are expected to outnumber ALL traffic deaths (not just drunk driving deaths). Why?
Oh: The fall in traffic deaths resulted from safer vehicles, restricted privileges for young drivers and seat-belt and other laws, he said. By contrast, “we’ve made policy decisions that have had the impact of making the widest array of firearms available to the widest array of people under the widest array of conditions.” While fewer households have guns, people who own guns are buying more of them, he said.
Congratulations on showing exactly why increased gun legislation would save lives!