We recently witnessed the worst school shooting in American history in Florida and liberals immediately started exploiting the dead to push their own gun control agenda. We now know that the FBI probably could have stopped this shooter and it is clear that this lunatic was going to kill people regardless of whatever law was in place.
However, the left doesn’t seem to care about stopping mass shootings. They just seem to care about virtue signaling and pretending that they care more than anyone else without actually asking the hard questions about fixing the problem.
One of the problems that liberals have is that they are so wrong when it comes to the actual numbers. For example, check out these numbers from the FBI.
Knives kill far more people in the United States than rifles do every year.
In the wake of the horrific school shooting in Florida last week, the debate over guns in America has surged again to the forefront oft the political conversation. Seventeen students were killed when a deranged gunman rampaged through the Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland Florida. Many are calling now for stricter gun laws in the wake of the shooting, specifically targeting the AR-15 rifle and promoting the reinstatement of the assault weapons ban.
However, recent statistics from 2016 show that knives actually kill nearly five times as many people as rifles that year.
According to the FBI, 1,604 people were killed by “knives and cutting instruments” and 374 were killed by “rifles” in 2016.
So, there you have it. Knives are far more dangerous than the rifles that liberals are freaking out about.
So time to ban knives? Of course not. That wouldn’t make sense. Neither would banning rifles plenty of law-abiding Americans using for hunting and recreation every single day.
Want to actually make a difference. We could tighten up background checks. That’s what Trump is working on.
From Fox News:
The White House revealed on Sunday that President Trump would support a push to improve the nation’s system of background checks for would-be gun buyers, days after the shooting massacre at the high school in Parkland, Florida.
White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders said Trump spoke on Friday to Senate Majority Whip John Cornyn about a bill the Texas Republican had introduced alongside Sen. Chris Murphy, D-Conn., which would “improve federal compliance with criminal background check legislation.”
Sanders continued, “While discussions are ongoing and revisions are being considered, the president is supportive of efforts to improve the federal background check system.”
Liberals are not.
[Note: This post was written by Andrew Mark Miller]