By Tom Knighton
One thing I’ve noticed in discussing guns and gun control with people is that there are a lot of people who support gun control who can’t present a single piece of actual data to support their position. Most can’t tell you how many people are shot each year or how many violent crimes their are, none of the stuff we routinely see in anti-gun news stories or columns.
The reason is that much of gun control’s support is emotionally-driven, not fact-based.
Democrats know this. They know it and they’re not afraid to use to it to try and drive home their goals. A prime example was how they introduced their first piece of gun control legislation yesterday. They did it on the anniversary of Gabby Giffords being shot.
House Democrats unveiled legislation on Tuesday to require universal background checks for gun purchases as one of their first moves in a newly empowered majority.
The bill’s introduction came eight years to the day after the deadly shooting rampage that nearly killed former Rep. Gabrielle Giffords (D-Ariz.), who since then has become one of the nation’s most prominent advocates for tougher gun laws.
Democrats touted the bill as a significant shift from eight years …Read the Rest
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