Perhaps the most boring thing that gun-controllers throw at advocates of the right to bear arms is the assertion, almost guaranteed to rear its doltish head in any conversation about the Second Amendment, that it is easier in the United States to own and operate a gun than it is to own and operate a car.
It’s more than just boring — it’s a filthy stinking lie. Not only do you not have to undergo a background check merely to own a car, but you also don’t have the threat of having your car confiscated if you do something bad with it, such as kill a van load of kids because you chose to drive blasted out of your gourd on absinthe and Jagermeister.
“Oh, but you can have your license revoked!”
Well, yeah, but how many drunk drivers — habitual or otherwise — does that stop? That’s not a trivial, inconsequential question, considering about 10,000 people die every year in accidents involving drunk drivers. That’s about the same number of people who are murdered with guns each year.
But there’s no kind of controversy about that. No demonstrations, no vigils, no candles. I am left to believe the anti-gunners deem the lives of those killed by drunks less important.