In the past few months, I’ve seen conservatives post memes of car accident deaths, cancer deaths, drownings stats, etc. They do this to minimize the scale of gun deaths. They do this to paint liberals as being irrational and making emotional arguments. They use it as a red herring.
Then comes the 9/11 anniversary each year. It’s met with solemn deference. As it should.
They wouldn’t dare make such a comparison. On that day, 2,977 people were murdered. It caused almost $200 billion in damages and economic impact. But the death toll and economic impact of car accidents far surpasses that each and every year.
And what did we do? We launched two wars where almost 7,000 US troops died and costs have surpassed $5 trillion. We completely changed how we do air travel. We went to the ends of the earth to seek vengeance. We set aside our own civil liberties. We threw suspects’ rights out the window in the name of security.
So, don’t give me some ridiculous argument that liberals are irrational about gun deaths. We blew the lid off rational reactions to a problem that would have mostly been solved by secure pilot cabin ( cockpit is filtered by the forum) doors.