Why, Like With Celebrities, You Shouldn’t Care What Doctors Think About Gun Control
Unless you’re living under a rock, you’ve probably seen the latest craze in Leftist hysteria:
In this, among many other recent social media posts, doctors around the country are weighing in on the gun control debate - And it ain’t pretty.
Taking bloody, gruesome images of them freshly off of tending to a gun-related injury (or fatality), these doctors are pushing for more gun reform in order for the shootings to stop.
Look, we get it.
We’re all compassionate people.
We don’t want doctors to have to worry about gunshot victims, nor do we want there to be any gunshot victims, period.
One gun-relaeted death is too many…
That being said, let’s look at the facts:
Children are four times SAFER in schools than they were back in the 1990s.
While terrible instances like what happened in Broward County earlier this year dominate the news cycle when they happen, they’re exceedingly rare, and they’ve become rarer over the past 20-25 years.
On a national scale, the number of gun-related deaths has DECREASED in the same time period.
Here’s something that Evan and I touched on in our last vlog and podcast episode this past Friday:
Your chances of dying in a gun-free zone are exponentially higher than they’d be if you weren’t. In fact, since 1950, nearly 98% of mass public shootings have occurred in gun-free zones.
Can we all agree that there’s some wiggle room to pass legislation that would make it more difficult for psychopaths like the California Shooter, or the Broward County Shooter earlier in the year, from legally obtaining a weapon?
Law enforcement dropped the ball on these two, and these murderous sacks of human excrement passed background checks that they should’ve had no business passing.
When it comes to infringing on our Second Amendment rights, though, basing your arguments on emotion rather than fact puts us in a pretty murky area.
In her viral PragerU video titled ‘Dear Celebrities,’ Candace Owens puts outspoken Leftist celebrities in their place. She tells them that we don’t care what they think, and that they should just do whatever it is that they do to earn our praise.
The same thing goes for doctors.
I can’t imagine some of the trauma situations ER docs are exposed to in some of these high-crime areas - The blood and the carnage isn’t something you ‘just get used to.’
That said, taking away our guns makes us BIGGER targets.
Criminals don’t care about gun laws. When there’s a will, there’s a way.
Take a highly motivated psychopath with an intention of killing a whole bunch of people: I’m willing to bet he’s (rarely ‘she’s,’ but let’s not discriminate!) going to find a way to get his hands on a deadly arsenal of weapons.
If it’s not guns, then he’ll use knives - Or anything he can get his hands on.
In the UK, there are restrictions on knives. They have receptacles all over the country for folks to drop their sharp-edged knives in.
Because the incidences of stabbings have gone up across the country since they outlawed the public’s ability to arm themselves.
Guns aren’t the problem. Nor are knives, or cars.
The problem is, we’d rather continue to have this useless #guncontrolnow debate rather than discussing the real issue that’s leading to these shootings: Mental health.
Think about how dark, angry, and depressed the mind of a mass murderer is.
I’ve never once thought about actually killing someone. It doesn’t matter whether they constantly infuriated me, whether they called me names, or whether they hit on my girlfriend.
These are narcissistic sociopaths who want to go down in history by one-upping the last one. They want their names strewn all over our newspapers and all over our screens.
In a way, they’re glorified. This is the fuel that future serial killers use before executing their victims.
So here’s what I say to doctors: We appreciate everything you do. We can’t comprehend the amount of carnage you’ve witnessed firsthand as you’ve tried to save a gunshot victim.
That said, while you may be a medical expert, you’re far from a social policy expert. We get your posturing is coming from a good place, but if you were to do just a little research into it, you’d find that your push is often mistaken.
It’s one thing to promote stricter legislation that makes it more difficult for criminals to get their hands on guns. It’s another to infringe on the rights of a perfectly sane and contributing member to society.