Elizabeth Warren: Good Guys with Guns Make Her Feel Unsafe
The good news is that we now know, beyond any shadow of doubt, that the official policy of the Democrat Party is that the Second Amendment shouldn’t exist, and they firmly believe that firearms should only be in the hands of the government.
That’s also the bad news. We’ve finally turned a corner in the republic and now, elections really are existential struggles for the nation. The Democrats have informed us in no uncertain terms that if one of them wins the White House in 2020, all of us disgusting Americans who disagree with them are really going to get it.
You’d think that the recent church shooting in Texas would cause Democrats to look at the Second Amendment with a little more common sense. But you’d be wrong. A murderer pulled out a shotgun and blasted two parishioners before a good guy with a gun took him out in a very nicely done, precise headshot from across the room. The good guy “tangerined” the bad guy. Lights out.
A Democrat voter asked Elizabeth Warren about the event, and more specifically if she would now support universal concealed carry seeing as how it saved countless lives in this incident.
Warren’s response said it all:
She then rolled her eyes and shook her head at the audience, as if the suggestion that Americans should be able to exercise their God-given Second Amendment rights was the craziest thing she’d ever heard.
Warren says she doesn’t support good guys carrying guns, because if another parishioner sitting next to her in church has weapons, she “wouldn’t feel safe.” Now, that’s a howler! Elizabeth Warren in a church? Tell us another one, Pastor Pocahontas.
Warren then proceeds to tell the audience that there are no statistics that show that concealed carry makes people safer. Do you know why? According to her, the reason people got hurt in that church in the first place is because the shooter… had a gun. (Uh… yeah. He’s the bad guy.)
And as for her statistics, there are now a ton of statistics showing that personal, private gun ownership does make us all safer. The only real question is how much safer does it make us? And that’s a statistic that will always be impossible to track, unfortunately (which I’ll explain below).
First, here are the statistics we know about self-defensive gun uses (SDGUs), as compiled by various agencies and entities. Contrast these numbers with the number of gun homicides in the US. The most recent year that we have that figure from is 2017, when there were 14,542 gun homicides in the US.
The National Crime Victimization Survey estimates there are 100,000 SDGUs every year in America. That’s the lowest number you’ll see from any entity that tracks SDGUs. In 1994, the Centers for Disease control estimate the number at 500,000 per year. In 2013, the CDC under the Obama administration estimated it as being between a low range of 500,000 per year, up to as many as 3 million SDGUs per year. A 1995 study estimated the number between 800,000 and 2.5 million SDGUs per year. And the National Survey of Private Firearms Ownership puts it around 1.5 million per year.
In the vast majority of those cases, no shots are ever fired in SDGUs. That’s why I think the number could possibly be even higher – because these are cases in which gun owners were willing to tell the authorities or some other entity that an SDGU took place.
Picture this scenario. You’re headed to your car in a parking lot. It’s dark, and some scary hobo rolls up on you and asks for your keys. You pull your sidearm and he skedaddles before you even get a good look at him. Do you call the police to report an SDGU? I wouldn’t. Why bother? Especially when you know that you’ll spend the next three to four hours with the police scrutinizing you as a lawful gun owner, and that they might even confiscate your gun before they’re done talking to you. The real number of SDGUs could be well over the highest estimate of 3 million per year.
Not that this matters to Elizabeth Warren, Bernie Sanders or Pete Buttigieg. Facts and reality no longer matter to these people. They’re important politicians and they just don’t feel safe if they know that you own firearms. No matter how frustrated we get with President Donald Trump at times, at least we know he’s never going to walk into our churches to try to disarm us.