Opinion: Is The 2nd Worth 33,000 Lives a Year?
Kevin Felts 05.24.18
It was a simple question asked in a Facebook political group I am a member of, “Is the second amendment worth keeping if it cost more than 33,000 lives a year?” For such a simple question the answer is a little more complicated.
My reply was, “Yes the 2nd is worth it. Ask the 100 million people communism killed what they think.”
First, rights do not come with a price tag. Second, rights do not have to be justified. We do not have to justify exercising our right to vote, or our right to religion, or any other right we have. Therefore, we do not justify our right to keep and bear arms.
Regardless of those facts, the gun grabbers want gun owners to take the bait so the bodies of dead children can be used as leverage to promote a political agenda. What the people who promote gun control ignore, is how gun control contributed to the death’s of over 100 million people in the 20th century alone.
In the 20th century, Communism (and the related ‘isms) caused the death of over 100 million people. Think about that for a minute. On average that is one million people killed, every year, for a century.
Yet, gun grabbers want to use 33,000 deaths, where an estimated 60%-63% were suicides, to justify gun control. The actual number of homicides in 2016 were along the lines of 11,000.
So we have:
11,000 murders a year living in a Republic. The vast majority of those murders are caused by inner city gang warfare.
1,000,000 murders a year living under communism, socialism, fascism. That is not just one million, that is an average of one million a year for 100 years.
Even with those numbers in hand, young people favor socialism over capitalism. If he fanfare of Bernie Sanders during the 2016 presidential elections taught us anything, it is young people are leaning towards socialism.
It does not take a rocket scientist to figure out what is going on.