Gun Control Humor

by Dan Mitchell

I shared some gun control humor in December and then again in April, so it’s probably time to add to the collection.

We’ll start with a bit of cost-benefit analysis.

The serious point to be made, of course, is that bad people are less likely to engage in criminal behavior if the potential costs of such misbehavior are higher.

Speaking of which, this guy obviously doesn’t understand cost-benefit analysis.

Next we have an amusing exchange of text messages between an unhappy voter and a representative from Congresswoman Ilhan Omar’s reelection campaign.

Once again, there’s a serious point to be made, in this case about the importance of private gun ownership when local governments are too incompetent to protect life, liberty, and property.

Next we have an amusing depiction of why gun-free zones are absurd.

Though let’s not forget that there are real – indeed, deadly – consequences when governments impose policies that only disarm law-abiding people.

Last but not least, here’s a good way to make sure a leftist doesn’t find your revolver.

I suppose you could also store all your weapons in a closet and then slap a label on the door that says “job applications.”

If you enjoy this kind of humor, there’s an entire collection to peruse.

Daniel J. Mitchell is a public policy economist in Washington. He’s been a Senior Fellow at the Cato Institute, a Senior Fellow at the Heritage Foundation, an economist for Senator Bob Packwood and the Senate Finance Committee, and a Director of Tax and Budget Policy at Citizens for a Sound Economy. His articles can be found in such publications as the Wall Street Journal, New York Times, Investor’s Business Daily, and Washington Times. Mitchell holds bachelor’s and master’s degrees in economics from the University of Georgia and a Ph.D. in economics from George Mason University. Original article can be viewed here.

Self-Reliance Central publishes a variety of perspectives. Nothing written here is to be construed as representing the views of SRC.