Explore The NRA Universe Of Websites

APPEARS IN First Things First
Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Mother Jones Accidentally Runs Good Pro-Gun Argument

The leftist political magazine Mother Jones has worked to establish itself as one of the loudest voices in the anti-gun media machine, but they goofed in a recent article, titled “The United States Has Had More Mass Shootings Than Any Other Country.” While the piece was designed to point out the fact alluded to in the headline—and blaming the availability of guns to law-abiding citizens, naturally—the magazine inadvertently pointed out what works about America’s high rate of firearm ownership.

As AWR Hawkins points out in a Breitbart post, the study also reveals that significantly fewer people die in each “mass public shooting” in America as compared to other countries—an average of 6.9 here versus 8.8 abroad. While the article ascribes the difference to the rapid, armed response typical of American police, Hawkins points out that such shootings are also ended—or prevented entirely—by civilians carrying concealed firearms.