Joan Peterson has now admitted that she would be happy if gun deaths were zero, even if the total number of violent crime incidents increased. This is coming on the heels of two mass knife attacks on the East Coast.
The first occurred in Brooklyn killing at least 5 people and injuring two others using both a knife and running one person over. The next occurred in New Jersey where three elderly people were attacked in a restaurant.
If their goal is to make society safer, how is having a higher violent crime rate actually better? There is no screaming to ban assault knives, or to keep knives out of the hands of criminals. The tool the anti-gunners are attacking also happens to be one of the best tools for self-defense. A elderly person can effectively defend themselves from a youthful attacker who would instead kill them. Mrs. Peterson, go to hell, you have no business telling us to give up our guns for a higher crime rate. With a lower crime rate, society overall is actually safer, leave it that way.
Violent crime, is violent crime, the tool doesn’t matter, what does matter is those same tools save more lives than they take.