By Dean Weingarten
Arizona – -(Ammoland.com)-
Disarmists use the bandwagon fallacy, (argumentum ad populum) to promote citizen disarmament. In essence, the non-argument makes the claim; everyone else disarms their population – so we should do the same. This is a logical fallacy. Perhaps you remember a parent telling you “if everyone is jumping off a bridge, it does not mean that you should”.
How did most of the rest of the world come to have gun control imposed on them? It was done by force of arms.
Personal guns are a fairly recent innovation. They did not become common until the middle 1400’s. Guns that could effectively be used by a single person were available by 1500. We have about 500 years of gun history.
Gunpowder was first discovered/invented in China. It may have been reinvented or discovered in Europe and India. It was Europeans that developed the gun into a practical personal weapon. In 1500, Europe was the center of gun development. Guns were adopted by the Ottoman empire, and spread to India. Foreign experts, often from Europe, where commonly utilized to operate them.
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