Through various graphical representations (inspired and created by a fellow pro-rights advocate), we firearm owners have been attempting to express to the public as a whole how irrational "gun control" is given its purported goals – if "gun control" supporters (otherwise known as anti-rights cultists ‘round these parts) really wanted to reduce the criminal use of firearms, why are their proposals largely things that will not significantly impact criminals, but will detrimentally impact the tens of millions of law-abiding gun owners throughout America?
How does that make sense?
Well, until you disabuse yourself of the fallacious notion that "gun control" was meant to control criminals it makes no sense at all, which brings us to this outstanding quote by Amballtrip, condensing down into 19 words what it took me countless pixels in images to express:
Gun control is like trying to reduce drunk driving by making it tougher for sober people to own cars.
Unfortunately for the rest of us, that is exactly the mentality that the anti-rights cultists are supporting – some people cannot be trusted to drive vehicles in a sober state, so all people should be encumbered by making those vehicles more difficult to procure. Likewise, some people cannot be trusted to carry/own/use a firearm in lawful fashion, so all people should be encumbered by making those tools more difficult to procure.
The sad part – and probably the reason that so many people get suckered into that flawed mentality – is that, on the surface, it seems like it should work; however, history has taught us time and time again that denying the rights of all in order to affect the behavior of few does not work, at all, and only opens the door for greater governmental control.
Which, after all, is exactly what "gun control" is all about.