With the push for gun control at a fevered pitch, to include banning some firearms, Americans who value the Second Amendment and have a full understanding of its importance are not sitting idly by.
Donations to the National Rifle Association, the country’s leading gun rights advocacy organization, have tripled since the Feb. 14 shooting at the Parkland, Fla., high school, coming in response to the political left and their media allies blaming the NRA for the tragedy.
Social media users have also been actively pushing back against the media-driven political narrative that features teen victims as the face of a campaign to limit our God-given right to self-defense, as seen in one tweet that compared guns to cell phones.
“Should 21 be the minimum cell phone age?” asked Dave Heckman. “The National Safety Council reports that cell phone use leads to 1.6 million crashes each year. 330,000 injuries occur each year from accidents caused by texting 1 out of every 4 car accidents in the U.S. is caused by texting and driving.”
Should 21 be the minimum cell phone age? The National Safety Council reports that cell phone use leads to 1.6 million crashes each year. 330,000 injuries occur each year from accidents caused by texting 1 out of every 4 car accidents in the U.S. is caused by texting and driving. pic.twitter.com/6xtAPliIzg
— Dave Heckman (@DaveH_RPh) March 27, 2018
April is Distracted Driving Awareness Month and the National Safety Council would like to see a full ban on electronic device use behind the wheel and is calling on legislators across the country to enact comprehensive laws to that effect, according to PR Newswire.
“No state currently has a law that completely bans all electronic-device use behind the wheel, and the Council believes a full ban – including a ban on hands-free electronic devices – is the most effective way to prevent distracted driving crashes,” said NSC president and CEO Deborah A.P. Hersman.
But then, why limit it to banning cell phones? According to AAA, an average of 1,022 people die each year in crashes involving teen drivers, so why not ban driving too?
Savvy social media users are already ahead of us here, as seen in the reaction online:
From this point further:
* Driver's license age = 21
* Cell phones banned from vehicles
* Enlistment age = 21
* Legal Adulthood age = 21
* Vehicles restricted to 100 hp until age 21
* No car stereos allowed until age 21 pic.twitter.com/MYzWwzUGnf
— Moose's Musings (@moosecustoms) March 25, 2018
Why don’t the kids ask for cell phones to be banned since the numbers show that texting while driving kills more teenagers than guns.
I’m ok with stricter gun laws but not a ban. That’s Dumb.
— John Valdivieso (@POOP_on_YOU) March 18, 2018
For those looking for an end around to banning cell phones, given the anticipated resistance, there was a suggestion to raise the legal age to “26 or 30,” and in the spirit of banning “large capacity magazines,” to issue “small capacity one hr batteries!!”
I think both should be banned or at least raise age to own both to at least 26 or 30 and then have extensive background checks and tons of red tape to go through to get your hands on one and only cell phones with small capacity one hr batteries!!
— Derrick Cathey (@DerrickCathey3) March 18, 2018
One social media user extended the thought process to include abortions, the third rail of liberal politics.
#MarchForOurLives Here are 3 things that shld be banned until you're 21 to SAVE LIVES Drivers Licenses; Cell Phones, Abortions. How does it feel to have your rights taken away? Teens aren't mature enough to drive, abort or use their cell phones wisely. #2AShallNotBeInfringed
— OriginalAmericanWoman (@LWilsonDarlene) March 24, 2018
And since we are so eager to ban things, another user came up with a brilliant idea — though it may be a bridge too far for today’s teenagers — when he suggested banning video games with guns and violence.
But then, one social media user astutely noted what liberals don’t seem to grasp, that “banning doesn’t work.” A claim supported by pointing to bans on drugs and driving under the influence, which have failed to prevent these factors.
Our country can save hundreds of lives by banning Cell Phones in cars.
But we won't.
We banned Drunk Driving.
The slaughter continues.
We banned Drugs.
We cannot ban guns. Ownership is a civil right.
We arent going to ban anything.
Banning doesn't work.
— Jeff Harper (@harperjeff30) March 6, 2018