The debate over gun rights and gun control stretches back decades, to at least the early part of the 20th century. It should, then, come as no surprise that there are quite a few recurring and oft-argued themes and positions in this long-running debate. Seasoned gun-rights debaters have heard them all, over and over again, have parsed and deconstructed them, and have formulated responses and rebuttals. Which they typically repeat, over and over again.

After growing tired of typing the same words repeatedly, I decided to compile a list of all the arguments thrown at me, and assembled a pro-gun-rights rebuttal to each of them. For readers who understand the importance of our individual right to keep and bear arms, I hope this list proves a useful resource. For readers who are uncertain or consider themselves under-informed on this topic, I hope this list provides an education, clears misconceptions, and helps in solidifying opinions. For readers who are strongly anti-gun, I hope there’s enough open-mindedness to give the pro-gun arguments herein an honest read and a fair shake. Perhaps you believe some things that simply aren’t true. There’s nothing wrong with correcting mistaken beliefs.

I welcome feedback, and if you’ve heard a trope I haven’t addressed, please let me know. I will continue to add to this list as need be.

Gun Rights Lesson #109 – Guns Don’t Stop Crime
Gun Rights Lesson #132 – Founders Couldn’t Imagine The Modern World
Gun Rights Lesson #168 – I Feel Unsafe
Gun Rights Lesson #198 – No One Wants To Take Your Guns Away
Gun Rights Lesson #202 – Too Easy To Buy
Gun Rights Lesson #244 – Guns Have More Rights Than Women
Gun Rights Lesson #282 – No Buy Lists
Gun Rights Lesson #313 – Treat Guns Like Driving
Gun Rights Lesson #315 – Arsenals
Gun Rights Lesson #339 – Trump Won!?
Gun Rights Lesson #355 – Machine Guns
Gun Rights Lesson #378 – Muskets
Gun Rights Lesson #404 – The Militia
Gun Rights Lesson #419 – High Capacity Magazines
Gun Rights Lesson #461 – The Mentally Ill
Gun Rights Lesson #488 – Mass Shootings
Gun Rights Lesson #513 – Only Police Should Have Guns
Gun Rights Lesson #522 – Technology
Gun Rights Lesson #551 – Sensible Gun Regulation
Gun Rights Lesson #619 – Bring Back the AWB
Gun Rights Lesson #620 – Silencers
Gun Rights Lesson #633 – Revolution Delusion
Gun Rights Lesson #668 – Suicide
Gun Rights Lesson #704 – Saving One Child
Gun Rights Lesson #747 – Nuclear Bombs
Gun Rights Lesson #766 – Enough Is Enough! Just Ban All Guns!
Gun Rights Lesson #790 – Weapons of War
Gun Rights Lesson #804 – The Gun Show Loophole
Gun Rights Lesson #831 – Your Gun Rights are Safe
Gun Rights Lesson #840 – The Mighty NRA
Gun Rights Lesson #909 – Powerful Weapons
Gun Rights Lesson #918 – Semi-Automatic Weapons
Gun Rights Lesson #940 – Confiscation
Gun Rights Lesson #999 – Trusting The Government

Peter Venetoklis

About Peter Venetoklis

I am twice-retired, a former rocket engineer and a former small business owner. At the very least, it makes for interesting party conversation. I'm also a life-long libertarian, I engage in an expanse of entertainments, and I squabble for sport.

Nowadays, I spend a good bit of my time arguing politics and editing this website.

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