I Have a Message for Gun Nuts Using the Paris Attack to Push Their Ridiculous Nonsense

gunviolenceBefore most of the world knew many of the details surrounding the horrific attack in Paris, bottom-feeding gun nuts were swarming social media and the Internet, seemingly mocking France for their anti-gun laws. Many suggested that if people had guns, this would have never happened.

That is complete bullshit.

These were suicide attackers. Do these people really believe that guns are going to deter people who already expect to die? Do they think that terrorists are sitting back thinking to themselves, “You know what, we’d hit the U.S. more often – but their citizens have guns and that scares us.”

If you do, you’re an idiot – and you’re clearly too stupid to own a gun.

But let’s look at some numbers, shall we?

Based on numbers from The Washington Post in 2012, the U.S. averaged 3.2 gun-related homicides per 100k people  – the overwhelming leader in the modern world. How many did France average? A grand total of .06 gun-related homicides per 100k people.

In fact, the United States averages more gun-related deaths in just one week than France will for the entire year… including this attack.

It would take a terrorist attack of the magnitude they just experienced to happen practically every week to even come close to the rate of ordinary gun violence we experience in the United States every single year.

This absurd argument emanating from gun fanatics is pathetic. These people are literally suggesting that France should open itself up to seeing thousands more people die every year from gun violence in their country based upon this ridiculous mythological belief that guns would deter future terrorist attacks. It’s pointless to even try to reason with someone who believes that because the level of stupidity on which they’re operating is clearly unreasonable.

On a side note, could you imagine if Islamic radicals were slaughtering 8-10k Americans every year within our own borders? Yet that’s what we see in this country every year from ordinary, every day gun violence. The gun violence with which the NRA and most right-wing conservatives seem to have absolutely no problem.

Then again, when it comes to groups like the NRA, they actually love gun violence. It’s great for business.

But this goes to show you the deplorable, idiotic nature of many gun fanatics. In a time of sorrow and sadness, when the world was coming together to stand with France in a time of incredible grief, some of these gun nuts’ first thoughts were, Oh, if I had a gun I’d have killed that summa b!tch – for sure!

Words cannot express how sick and tired I am of dealing with these gun-loving jackasses. These paranoid clowns talk tough but would probably piss themselves if they were ever faced with a violent attack like what just happened in Paris. They’re an absolute embarrassment to this country and I apologize to any French citizen who might have had to deal with their idiocy following this heartbreaking tragedy.

Allen Clifton

Allen Clifton is a native Texan who now lives in the Austin area. He has a degree in Political Science from Sam Houston State University. Allen is a co-founder of Forward Progressives and creator of the popular Right Off A Cliff column and Facebook page. Be sure to follow Allen on Twitter and Facebook, and subscribe to his channel on YouTube as well.


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