It’s becoming an all too familiar pattern in the U.S. at the moment. A shooting occurs, this is followed by lots of debate about gun control, then a few day pass, then everyone goes back to ‘normal’. Except of course for the people affected by the shooting.
According to the Gun Violence Archive, there have been 12,504 gun deaths in America this year alone, and even though mass shootings only account for a tiny fraction of this number (307 or 2.5%), these incidents have left the whole country terrified of their wild unpredictability. The victims of these shootings were innocent people who happened to be in the wrong place at the wrong time. This has led many activists to question U.S gun laws, saying that 89 firearms per 100 residents isn’t normal. Moreover, a cross-section study found that of all the 50 states, the six states with the strictest gun laws had lower suicide rates.
A review of published studies on gun control released in October 2003 by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention was unable to determine any statistically significant effects that would result from such laws, either. It’s clear this ongoing debate among Americans isn’t slowing down anytime soon. Just take a look at Twitter.
However, within the many, many tweets that discuss this subject matter, there are some that lack reason and logic. Luckily, people instantly call them out. And, to our delight, sometimes they use sarcasm and humor to do so. Check out a compilation of some of the best clapbacks to pro-gun activists, and share your own opinion on the matter in the comments.