The right to bear arms has been a constitutional right of Americans since the Second Amendment was adopted from 1791, and ever since then, firearms has been woven into the American culture.
But even when we are already so familiar with firearms, only a small part of the population still believes in many common knowledge about firearms that are totally myths.
Have you been believing these myths and treating it as truths all the while?
3 Gun Myths That Are Totally Untrue
One of the favored arguments of those opposed to private ownership of firearms is that guns kill people. However, while it is true that firearms were originally developed as a weapon of war, this argument ignores the fact is that firearms are inanimate objects that are simply not capable of taking action on their own. Therefore, they require a conscious human operator with a clear objective in order to fire a projectile. Consequently, the truth is that it is not the firearm that kills people but, instead, the human operator who makes a conscious decision to take a life. The firearm is merely a tool to that end.
Myth#2.[BUSTED] Hollow Point Bullets Are Deadlier
Hollow Point Bullets Are More Deadly Than Full Metal Jacket Bullets – Many people mistakenly believe that the hollow point bullet is inherently evil because it causes more damage than a comparable full metal jacket bullet.
However, the fact is that full metal jacketed bullets not only tend to over-penetrate and thus endanger bystanders, they also tend to yaw and then tumble after penetrating a body which creates a devastating wound channel. Therefore, the hollow point bullet was designed by a former police officer named Lee Juarez as a means of preventing over-penetration in police shootings; not as a means of doing more damage to the target.
Myth#3.[BUSTED] High Capacity Magazine Kills More
High Capacity Magazines Kill More People – Proponents of gun control would have us believe that banning high capacity magazines will prevent mass murders. However, research has shown that the vast majority of homicides average a total of only four shots fired. Also, in the case of criminally psychotic individuals who commit mass murders such as those at Columbine and Virginia Tech, research has shown that these individuals meticulously planned their attacks and thus, the Columbine shooter carried 13 ten round magazines whereas the shooter at Virginia Tech carried 17 of them!
We can’t really blame people from believing these myths and Hollywood has been an integral part of the bandwagon in making gun myths believable to the general public. Just check out the video below showing 5 more gun myths that Hollywood has helped to promote.
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