Gun Violence Compared to Drunk Driving and Fork Control

March 23, 2021

Guns are to killings, as forks are to fat people!

According to Trust for America’s Health website, The U.S. adult obesity rate stands at 42.4 percent, the first time the national rate has passed the 40 percent mark, and further evidence of the country’s obesity crisis. The national adult obesity rate has increased by 26 percent since 2008.”

With Heart Disease ranking #1, perhaps caused by obesity, and cancer ranking #2, with the push from Congress to strip Americans of their right to bear arms, it would seem gun violence should be #3 or close to it. However, it’s not even in the top 15 causes of death according to the CDC 2015 statistics

Why would Congress target gun violence when it’s not even in the top 15 causes of death?  In case they forgot, our 2nd Amendment right to bear arms is not negotiable.

If Congress is truly concerned with saving lives, then perhaps the education shouldn’t be around gun control but rather fork control.

Opinion: C-VINE Contributor

No Gun Control Problem, but Idiot Control Problem:
Sen. Kennedy

WASHINGTON, DC – MAY 07: Senate Financial Services and General Government Subcommittee Chairman John Kennedy (R-LA) listens to Federal Communication Commission Chairman Ajit Pai and Federal Trade Commission Chairman Joseph Simons testify about their FY2020 budget requests in the Dirksen Senate Office Building on Capitol Hill May 07, 2019 in Washington, DC. Senators asked the chairmen about their abilities to regulate ‘robo-calls’ and the future of 5G communications technology. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

March 23, 2021, Updated: March 23, 2021

Sen. John Kennedy (R-La.) suggested Tuesday that he doesn’t believe gun control bills are the solution to gun violence, saying what needs to be done is “idiot control” instead of “gun control.”

“I don’t believe we have a gun control problem in America. I believe we have an idiot control problem,” Kennedy told reporters at the Capitol. “The objective should be to how to control the idiots who abuse guns. The objective should not be—how to get rid of the Second Amendment.”

Kennedy made the comments following a Colorado supermarket shooting that reportedly left at least 10 people dead on Monday. A separate shooting at an Atlanta-area spa left eight dead last week.

President Joe Biden on Tuesday called for a ban on “assault weapons” and “high-capacity” magazines following the Colorado shooting. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) said Tuesday that Congress must pass legislation to prevent gun violence.

Kennedy expressed disagreement. He compared gun violence to drunk driving, which sometimes kills people.

“The answer to that is not to get rid of all sober drivers,” Kennedy pointed out. “But what some of my Democratic colleagues want to do is to basically get rid of the right to keep and bear arms, to stop the killings.”

“That’s like stopping all people from driving because some drive drunk. And I think that’s what underpins this debate,” Kennedy added. “Many of the people promoting greater gun control, if you really drill down and probe what they truly believe, they don’t believe in the Second Amendment.”

The Second Amendment to the U.S. Constitution states: “A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed.”

Kennedy said it bothers him that the opponents of the Second Amendment suggested, implicitly or not, over 100 million American people who own guns are potentially dangerous or bad people.

“When a Jihadist who happens to blow up a school, and who happens to be a Muslim, and who happens to kill every kid in that school does such a heinous act, we are told: ‘don’t judge all Muslims by the action of a few.’ And I agree with that, absolutely,” Kennedy added. “But why doesn’t the same rule apply to the 100 million gun owners in America?”

This month, the Democrat-controlled House passed H.R. 8 and H.R. 1446, restricting gun transfers and expanding background checks.

Sen. Ron Wyden (D-Ore.), who was interviewed simultaneously, said there are common-sense measures to deal with gun violence.

“The fact is, no bill, none, can prevent every shooting, but what can be done is you can help make communities safer,” Wyden said.

Jack Phillips contributed to this report.

JoLynn LiveNews Posted by: C-VINE Citizen Journalist, JoLynn Live! She is a Singer; a Wife of 37 years; Home-school mom to 10; Grandma to 11; Chicken Farmer; Patriot; and an active C-VINE News contributor.

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