“We need to ban AR-15s, right? That’s one of these proposals,” Crowder said in a clip taken from his show Louder With Crowder. “Would banning AR-15s—if it was possible, assuming it’s not unconstitutional—would that make a difference?
“It would reduce total murders by less than 3 percent. Jeez,” Crowder added. “Here’s another potential path from the left. They said, ‘Well, we we need to increase gun-free zones… We need to make it hard for these people to carry firearms.’
“Except 94 percent of mass public shootings took place in gun-free zones. ‘We need to ban people carrying firearms, right? Far too many people are carrying firearms. Oh, OK. Hold on a second. There have been 370—at least—defensive uses of firearms just since January, right?
“Concealed-carry holders as a demographic commit lower crime than off-duty police officers… The most law-abiding group of Americans that you can find are concealed-carry permit holders,” Crowder said.
“Send this to anyone who thinks gun control is a good idea,” Crowder captioned the seconds-long clip, sparking spirited debate in the comments section. …
“Banning a weapon is only going to take them out of our hands and leave them in the hands of criminals,” another wrote. “If anything, it should just be harder to GET one in the first place. As in a background check. The kid who shot up Uvalde [Salvador Ramos] managed to easily purchase weapons despite a horrific track record of mental illness.”
— Ryan Smith in Steven Crowder’s Comments on Gun Control Spark Debate
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