Had a debate with a guy on Twitter, who insists the 65% increase in firearm sales contributed 100% to the 37% increase in Firearm homicides. They get all these numbers and they arrange them in a way to justify on trampling on our rights, saying “A background check doesn’t infringe on your rights” and I point out the numbers that 27% of people who are denied end up getting appealed. So yes you’re infringing on peoples rights.
He was like well which number would you want to decrease the 20,000 people who are denied
Or the 20,000 people who get killed by guns a year?
My rebuttal was the real question is do I believe that increasing the number of people who are denied their right, will decrease the people who are killed by firearms? And my answer is no.
I also point out that the reason firearm sales went up is because people were losing income, jobs were shutting down, welfare benefits were getting delayed, people who were working are worried about the crime increase because government is telling us our society can’t provide for us, and government is shutting businesses down, at the same time the police departments are releasing criminals into the streets, while simultaneously telling us that they’re not going to respond to 911 calls or crime.
That had more to do with the crime spike than people buying guns, people bought guns because of the crime spike.
And then he goes on to claim that it’s because the far right pushed out the end of days scenario, all because Donald Trump told them too.
I responded with this isn’t about Donald Trump and not everybody that bought guns are right wing. You sound just like Michael Bloomberg, ”yes we violated peoples rights, but I saved lives!”
With no actual data or statistics to prove that by violating rights you saved lives.
So at the end of the day I told him.
Nobody’s buying your bullshit dude. The numbers work against you, not for you. You re-arrange the numbers to put them in your favor, come up with the justification to violate people rights, and then paint it with a rainbow to make it sound so fine and dandy, mean while the economy is about to collapse, our society won’t be able to provide for us, telling us you’re on your own, and the government is the one causing it, and you think that’s the best time for government to limit firearm sales? WOW. VERY OPPRESSIVE!
These people are endless.