We won the gun control argument already — it seems we will have to win it again

Larry Correia, An Opinion on Gun Control:

I didn’t want to post about this, because frankly, it is exhausting. I’ve been having this exact same argument for my entire adult life. It is not an exaggeration when I say that I know pretty much exactly every single thing an anti-gun person can say. I’ve heard it over and over, the same old tired stuff, trotted out every single time there is a tragedy on the news that can be milked. Yet, I got sucked in, and I’ve spent the last few days arguing with people who either mean well but are uninformed about gun laws and how guns actually work (who I don’t mind at all), or the willfully ignorant (who I do mind), or the obnoxiously stupid who are completely incapable of any critical thinking deeper than a Facebook meme (them, I can’t stand).

Like Mr. Correia, I thought this argument had been won.  With the Heller and McDonald cases won in the Supreme Court establishing that the 2nd Amendment protects an individual right to keep and bears arms, that the 2nd Amendment is also binding on the states, 41 states with some form of CCW for law-abiding citizens, legal carry in National Parks, and the explosion of gun sales to the point that the common stock of Sturm Ruger Corporation has outperformed gold over the last 4 years, I thought it well-nigh impossible that gun owners would once again be threatened with draconian gun laws and again be desperately fighting for their basic rights.

But here we are again with politicians dancing in the blood of victims of an evil maniac, making the same idiotic and tired old arguments that have been answered and beaten back time and time again.

Larry Correia has stepped up with one of the best essays on this subject one is likely to come across.  In his opening paragraph which I have reproduced above, he identifies threes distinct types of anti-gun proponents and their arguments.  In the rest of his essay he takes these on one at a time, and does a bang up job of deconstructing them and exposing the fallacy and folly of each one.  It’s so exhaustive in its treatment of every issue that relates to gun laws and public firearms policy one wants to print it out, have it laminated and three-hole punched for a notebook and a permanent place on the bookshelf.

Need I say read the whole thing? Of course.

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