Move over Piers Morgan. Even before the tired mainstream media talking heads have gotten a chance to come out of the woodwork to blame firearms for the Navy Yard shooting incident, it seems that some of the most highly voted comments on CNN’s Navy Yard shooting article are already calling for a complete ban on guns.
In a case of talking point regurgitation like I’ve never seen before, one such comment truly exemplifies everything that the dying media would desperately love for you to believe. Written by none other than a user named ‘HillaryClintonFor2016′, the comment has been voted up by 460 other readers (and downvoted by around 500 logical thinkers). Sitting among the top three of the 11,000s-trong comment section, the comment reads:
Amazingly, this comment sits high at the top among 11,300 others. Thankfully, there are indeed reasonable comments that cite real gun stats, like the ones reported on by top criminology researchers. Like the reality that an astounding 989,883 incidents of crime are stopped each year by legal firearms according to the Journal of Quantitative Criminology. But some, like this following comment, agree that we should flat out go along with the previous comment’s plan:
Thankfully, a large number of individuals appear to be able to understand that a gun ban would only fuel crime and destroy our rights: