Users on X explained quite simply what was wrong with this logic:
Frustrated by misinformed relatives around the dinner table this holiday season? At your next gathering, be ready to fork over the facts about guns and gun violence in America. Learn more about myths and facts here: https://t.co/hCGmRfgjSQ pic.twitter.com/dhcJsFbzeW— Moms Demand Action (@MomsDemand) November 20, 2023
More people are killed by blunt objects and knives annually than are killed by firearms.— Tr@ce (@TraceOutOfPlace) November 20, 2023
People with knives also kill others more efficiently than people without knives. Your point?…— RudeOnion💀 (@RudeOnion) November 20, 2023
However, this isn’t just stupid, it spits in the face of the holiday. Thanksgiving is, or should be, bringing families together and remembering what we have to be thankful for. It isn’t a soapbox, a place where one person who’s read from a checklist assembled by one of the most heavily astroturfed gun control organizations in America can essentially filibuster the conversation and turn the dinner into a debate. It isn’t a time to “fork over” your opinions, be you on the left or right. It’s a time to transcend how we vote and celebrate what we have in common.
18 accredited studies (3 by the CDC) average 1.9 million Defensive Gun Uses per year. 162,000 of which, where mortal danger was assured had a firearm not been used for protection.The number of lives saved through Defensive Gun Use far exceed the number of “gun deaths”. pic.twitter.com/oP782hcgm5 — 2ATexan (@2ndATexan) November 20, 2023
Your drunk childless aunt ranting about gun violence during Thanksgiving dinner https://t.co/7idrI0UqpP— Senno Ecto Gammat (@senno_says) November 20, 2023
The fact that this is the kind of holiday that Moms Demand Action thinks is appropriate is a sign of how serious it is as an organization. No hearts nor minds will be changed by anyone who hijacks the dinner table and uses it to host their own version of an MSNBC show. Perhaps the only thing we can be thankful for with this insipid Turkey Day advertisement is that it demonstrated how unserious and unlikable these people can be when expounding their unconstitutional agenda on gun control. The rest of America will, sensibly, keep with Real Simple’s tips for entertaining and worry more about the amount of turkey per guest than how their filibuster of the gathering will go.
There are 23800 firearms owned by civilians per homicide in the US. It’s not the firearms. You just want an excuse to abuse your family. https://t.co/qaxNy5b5Ci— Writers Against Woke Ideology (@AgainstWoke) November 20, 2023
This article appeared originally on The Western Journal.