Think about it: In 2005, the number of murders committed with a rifle was 445, while the number of murders committed with hammers and clubs was 605. In 2006, the number of murders committed with a rifle was 438, while the number of murders committed with hammers and clubs was 618.
And so the list goes, with the actual numbers changing somewhat from year to year, yet the fact that more people are killed with blunt objects each year remains constant.
America is awash in hammers. You don’t need a background check, there is no limit on how many you can buy, and they come with evil features like ‘being black’, comfort grips, and claws. You may conceal a hammer or openly carry it wherever you go, even into schools, churches, and government buildings. And even though more people die from blunt instruments, nobody is trying to ram down a “Carpenter and Builder Tool Control Act” at the last minute.
Because it has nothing to do with public safety and everything to do with control. We know this, we see this, and when you’re talking with your fence-sitting friends, make sure you remind them of this. Don’t be shy in calling a spade a spade, and better do so before they outlaw them too.