Gun control groups don’t really care about people, they only care about political power. Let me explain. The first example is an article by Dr. John Lott, the renowned economist who wrote the book; More Guns, Less Crime

Dr. Lott argues in his recent article that gun control groups don’t care about the real causes behind mass shootings, or they wouldn’t waste their time suing those who are not at fault.

Last week, attorneys from Everytown Law, the legal arm of Michael Bloomberg’s gun-control group Everytown for Gun Safety, filed a lawsuit against a shop that sold the gun used in the fatal shooting of 10 people at a grocery store in Buffalo, New York, in May 2022. The murderer is a racist who specifically targeted racial minorities. Everytown claims the attack “could have been prevented,” but in fact, the gun seller performed all of the proper background checks. 

Others are also being sued, including the 18-year-old murderer’s parents and social media companies that allegedly “transformed and addicted” the murderer by allowing extremist content on their sites.

But the lessons from this shooting, like many other mass public shootings, are hiding in plain sight. One needs only to read the killer’s manifesto. 

“Areas where CCW [carrying a concealed weapon] are outlawed or prohibited may be good areas of attack,” wrote the shooter. “Areas with strict gun laws are also great places of attack.””

Dr. Lott goes on to explain that even in past cases where the shooter was receiving mental health services, provided by trained professionals, they failed to identify the threat in advance. That fact lays bare the argument that it’s only a mental health problem.

Statistical Analysis

My second example is a recent study cited the Daily Mail, their headline lays it all out, almost:

America’s mass shooting hotspots revealed: First of its kind study breaks down thousands of massacres by state – and there’s NO correlation between gun control laws.

The article cites a somewhat, but not completely flawed study published at JAMA Network Open that points out that the rate of mass shootings is not related to the level of gun control laws. The error in the study is that it compares states, not cities. It cites the top ten states for mass shootings (four or more victims with no reference to homicides, only those shot) in the United States.

“As detailed by the Daily Mail, the “Top Ten” jurisdictions for mass shootings are:

  • Washington, D.C. (10.43 per million)
  • Louisiana (4.28 per million)
  • Illinois (3.61 per million)
  • Mississippi (2.91 per million)
  • Alabama (2.32 per million)
  • Missouri (2.29 per million)
  • South Carolina (2.26 per million)
  • Delaware (2.18 per million)
  • Tennessee (2.03 per million)
  • Maryland (2.2 per million)”

If you take out New Orleans, Chicago, St. Louis & Kansas City, MO, then Memphis, and Baltimore, those states would have a rate similar to Montana or Wyoming.

Also is this breakdown from the report.

“From 2014 to 2022, there were 4011 mass shootings, ranging from zero events in Hawaii and North Dakota to 414 events in Illinois. For these 9 years, one-third (27.3%) were social-related mass shootings, 15.8% were crime related, 11.1% were domestic violence (DV) related, 1.4% were school or work related, and 52.0% were not a part of these categories (Table). There was a median of 45 mass shootings per state for all states and the District of Columbia (mean, 78.6). A total of 21,006 people were killed or injured (Table).”

Based on not just these two reports, but lots of other evidence clearly illustrates that the gun control crowd does not care about facts, science, or even our school kids’ safety. Why else would they ignore all of the above? There can only be one reason, it’s not about guns, but it’s about control. Free and armed men and women can resist their agenda with equal force, so they cannot be controlled. 

I recently told my twins to never be too smart to learn something from everyone they meet. Clearly the gun controllers have reached that level of “smart”. 

Stay Ready at All Times and never forget that those gun control dangerous quacks are playing a long game but so are we at IFC. Help us by joining or renewing your IFC membership here today.

Shoot Straight, Speak The Truth, and Never Surrender Our Liberties.

Dave Funk
President, IFC