Read this bull####. Anyone give me a good counter argument to this besides you're a dumbass
This also fails to take into account the tactics the gun manufacturers use to sell more guns. Not to put too fine a point on it, but the more people who get killed and more sympathetic the people gunned down, the more profit they can derive. They do so through two separate tactics:
1) Gun manufacturers WANT criminals to get gun. For starters, they still usually buy the guns through loopholes and straw purchases, so they contribute directly to their profits. Second, the percentage of Americans who own firearms is as low as it has ever been. Whenever violent crimes get publicized some of those non-owners change their minds in order to have weapons available to defend themselves and their loved ones. Hell, even my wife suggested we get one and she hates them. This is why any law that could keep guns out of the hands of criminals get so much opposition. Most people, including most gun owners, don’t want criminals to get guns, but the gun manufacturers actually do want that. Guess who gets their way?
2) Every mass shooting also drives up sales. Fewer people own guns, but there are more guns out there. That is because there is a population that owns more guns than they could reasonably use and these guys, worried that someone is coming for their guns, but more guns in the hopes that they can still have more leftovers when that does happen. It’s a stupid mindset, but it is hard to get around and does drive up their profits.