Get Ready For A Shift In The Gun Control Narrative: Scary-Looking Guns Are Out; Handguns Are In
Written by Ben Bullard Published: 16 September 2014
Progressive efforts to take firearms from the hands of law-abiding citizens may be rounding a corner in the arms race of government overreach. A new report from ProPublica and The New York Times suggests gun control advocates may be turning their attention away from the failed narrative against intimidating-looking assault weapons, raising the specter of a new menace to take their place: handguns.
Using data that’s been available anytime they cared to look, the reporters stumbled across this well-known fact:
“It turns out that big, scary military rifles don’t kill the vast majority of the 11,000 Americans murdered with guns each year. Little handguns do.”