Jeanette Strong: If we only had more guns

Jeanette Strong: If we only had more guns

Discuss Share this “I carry a gun, sometimes quite a few. I will always defend Americans’ right to bear arms! As a woman & mother, I will unload my clip on a killer attacking me, my family, or others. Then I will reload.” Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene, R-Ga., responding to the April 12 New York subway shooting. Anti-gun control people are constantly trying to increase the number of guns in America while they loosen gun laws across the country. Their rationale is that if we had more guns, we would be safer. In another tweet, Greene blamed New York’s strict gun laws for the injuries subway riders sustained: “With New York’s strict gun control laws, how many innocent people were carrying a gun when the bad guy with a gun broke the existing laws and started shooting people?” Her outrage misses a few points. The shooter had released a smoke bomb before he started shooting, so visibility was very low. If Greene had been in the subway car, she wouldn’t have been able to shoot without endangering innocent people crowded all around her. To be able to unload her clip into the shooter, she would have had to be just a few feet away, something pretty much impossible with the shooter spraying bullets all over. The story would be the same for any other gun-carriers there. Something the “gun in every hand” folks never talk about is how hard it is to hit your target unless you are very […]

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