Joe Huffman asks a typically obtuse question:
Can you demonstrate one time or place, throughout all history, where the average person was made safer by restricting access to handheld weapons?
The beauty of this question is that no matter how it is answered, Joe can always dispute the answer by claiming the ‘average’ person was not really ‘average.’ The same applies to ’safer.’
Further, Joe warns us not to look at a US-UK comparison because it “fails in a big way. Look at before and after gun control was introduced in the U.K.” Of course, Joe is not a student of history; if he were, he might have known there have been 4 or 5 major pieces of gun control in the UK going back over a century. Of course, Joe omits the fact that gun-related homicide rates in the UK are about 1/25 of what they are here in the US.