On Thursday morning, Elon Musk responded to a question from lawyer A.J. Delgado on Twitter. She asked, "Thoughts on the AR-15 discussion or too controversial for you to weigh in on?"
The Tesla CEO replied that people buying assault rifles should be “well vetted.”
He wrote, "Assault rifles should at minimum require a special permit, where the recipient is extremely well vetted imo."
I understand that people think vetting guns even more strictly will cut back on the gun violence. However, it is not a gun problem that we are dealing with. It is a heart problem. It is a spiritual problem. It is a mental illness problem. The gun is just the tool used in the crime, not the problem.
According to FBI figures, more people are killed each year by fists and feet than are killed with rifles of any king.
The FBI’s crime report showed 454 people were killed with rifles in 2020 while 657 were killed with “personnel weapons,” which are defined as “hands, fists, feet, etc.”
That means a total of 454 people were killed by perps using firearms that fall into the category of “rifle,” and in that category the guns Democrats label “assault weapons” or “assault rifles” are but a fraction.
Breitbart News also pointed out FBI crime report showed more than 3.5 times more people were stabbed to death in 2020 than were killed with rifles. The report shows 454 people were shot and killed with rifles in 2020 while 1,732 were stabbed or hacked to death with “knives or cutting instruments.”
The criminal will always find a way. Whether that be finding guns illegally, or using a different instrument. If they mean harm, they will not let a permit stop them.
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