My brother & his family have entirely reasonable & fact-based views about firearms, even though they live in CA.
Some of the people he's FaceBook 'friends' with, not so much.
And of course, they don't listen to reason.
I've posted citations from & links to probably 8-12 scientifically-done studies which disprove his opinions, and this guy I quote below dismisses them as "selected references collected by an amateur". (But of course, he can't come up with ANY studies supporting his opinions... because they don't exist.)
Someone with some common sense asked him:Originally Posted by Kenneth O'Brien, Lehigh U
And Ken's reply was:You literally believe that a trained, licensed concealed-carry citizen is a worse example of "immature anti-social society-poisoning potential violence" than a gang-banger whose head is full of violent images from movies and video games?
Originally Posted by Kenneth O'Brien, Lehigh UAnd Ken even blames lawfully-armed citizens and the "we're not gonna take this any more" mentality* for causing crime! He says that LACs are worse for society than violent predators!Originally Posted by Kenneth O'Brien, Lehigh U
* Or perhaps, as Kathy Jackson puts it, "not me, not mine, not today".Originally Posted by Kenneth O'Brien, Lehigh U
I'm almost afraid to ask him what he means by "the extended 'urban' hating mindset"... Think maybe he's being racist there?