The hue and cry from the gun grabbers and the elite power brokers to ban so-called “assault weapons” and high-capacity magazines in the wake of the Batman movie shooting is a straw man designed to make Americans accept by increment the nullification of the 2nd Amendment.
According to the very liberal categorizing of mass shootings by the Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence, since 2010, a total of 35 people have been killed in nine separate shootings in which an “assault weapon” was involved (but was not necessarily the murder weapon). Of those, only two — the Batman shooting and the same-week shooting into a bar in Tuscaloosa, Ala. — have been acts carried out to kill seemingly random people. All the rest involved either gang violence or shooters targeting people they knew (typically family members) where having a high-capacity magazine was inconsequential.
Yet in 2010 alone, 742 people were killed by hands, fists and feet; and 540 people were killed with blunt objects like clubs and hammers. And 82,724 died as a result of reactions to drugs approved by the FDA. Only .1 percent of all homicides involve five or more victims.
The gun grabbers and power brokers claim to want to ban “assault weapons” and high-capacity magazines to make America’s streets safer. If they were really interested in saving lives, they would ban hands and feet and the Food and Drug Administration.