Actually the total amount of what they don’t know about firearms and crime is enough to crush them.
Consider that, according to FBI data, in 2007, there were 453 homicides by rifle in the U.S. Yes, that’s too many. But compare that number to a few other methods of homicide employed that year.
In 2007, there were 1,817 homicides committed with “knives or cutting instruments”; “blunt objects (clubs, hammers, etc.)” killed 674; while “personal weapons (hands, fists, feet, etc.)” were the choices in 869 homicides.
The number of rifle homicides has fallen steadily since then to 323 last year, as have the other three weapon classes, though each still remains a more common choice than the rifle.
In fact, when added together, knives, blunt instruments and the human body were responsible for more than nine times as many homicides as rifles in 2011.
Yet no one is asking why anyone would want to own a set of steak knives, place a heavy candelabra on their mantle or have a hammer in their garage.
Hollywood hypocrisy is nothing new. The video simply demonstrates that these people have no problem glorifying violence when there’s a buck to be made. George Will sums it up: