Gun control works, or so we’ve been told.
Proponents can show us all kinds of studies that support their assertions. They don’t want to hear about how flawed those studies are.
They prefer stories anyways. They love to put out stories of people whose lives were upended due to the misuse of firearms.
Well, we’ve got stories too. There are tons of stories of self-defense or those who could defend themselves because of gun control laws.
There are also stories of the laws in question just not working.
For example, we’ve got this one.
Three teenage boys, 16 and 17, were arrested after officers found them in a stolen Porsche on Friday, according to the Memphis Police Department (MPD).
Inside of the stolen car, officers said they found two handguns, one of which was stolen, marijuana, mushrooms and oxycodone.
The teens, one 16-year-old and two 17-year-olds, were all charged with theft of property between $60,000 and $250,000, three counts of burglary to a motor vehicle, two counts of attempted burglary to a motor vehicle, possession of marijuana with intent to manufacture/deliver/sell, possession of psilocybin with intent to manufacture/deliver/sell, possession of Oxycodone with intent to manufacture/deliver/sell, possession of a prohibited weapon, theft of property between $1,000 and $2,500, evading arrest and two counts of possession of a deadly weapon during the commission of a dangerous felony.
Now, first, I’m going to guess both guns were stolen. The other one just didn’t have its serial number reported and thus they got to skirt charges for that one.
These are teenagers.
I don’t mean the 19-year-olds that get lumped in as “teens” when it’s convenient to make it look like young people are being victimized by guns or anything, either. These are high school-aged kids. They’re too young to lawfully buy any firearm.
Further, it’s unlikely they even look old enough to fool anyone in an otherwise lawful face-to-face transfer.
No, they got them through illicit means. Probably by either stealing the guns themselves or getting them via the black market, much like how they got the drugs they were found to be in possession of.
See, gun control supposedly works, and it does…at interfering with you or me trying to buy a gun.
Yet, like drug laws, they’re easily circumvented by those who have no interest in doing things lawfully. People like these kids who manage to help shatter that narrative over and over.
If teenagers can get guns despite all the laws on the books, including at least one stolen firearm, then how are we supposed to believe that gun control will solve anything at all?
The short answer is that it won’t.
Most of those who push this agenda may believe it will, but on some level those well up the anti-gun food chain have to have seen how little their efforts do–nothing, in fact–and yet they still persist. That’s because, for them, this is a grift they can’t afford to stop.
Their bank accounts would never survive such a move, so they continue the grift knowing that they’ll never have to answer for it.