By Tom Knighton
I’m broken when it comes to college students. I know there are pro-gun college students out there, but I’ve encountered legions more who are as ignorant on guns as they are any other topic relating to the real world.
So when I clicked on the link to a post at the Vassar Political Review, I wasn’t expecting to be anything but annoyed.
Instead, I found one of the most reasoned defenses of the Second Amendment out there. Here are some highlights:
One highly popular gun control proposal is a ban on assault weapons. Its popularity is largely due to sensationalized media coverage of mass shootings. And not only is the coverage itself sensational, but mass shootings are also the only kind of shooting that receives national media attention, despite representing less than 1 percent of all murders. Since mass shootings are disproportionately committed with assault rifles, the natural conclusion to draw is that if assault rifles were to be banned, there would be fewer gun deaths. I do not believe the facts support this conclusion.
Source:: Bearing Arms