One of the arguments used by gun control advocates is that guns are the weapons of choice of terrorists and making guns harder to obtain will make it harder for terrorists to carry out their attacks, thus saving lives.
Is this a valid argument or do facts prove this to be just another liberal anti-American strawdog argument that is easily destroyed?
Last summer, a number of media outlets carried stories claiming that guns were the weapons of choice for terrorists, especially in the United States. They pointed to the shooting at the Pulse nightclub in Orlando, the shooting in San Bernardino and the shooting at Fort Hood. One article stated:
“In the coming days, there will be a lot of discussion about terrorism and mass shootings and the relationship between these categories. And it’s growing harder to separate them: Terror attacks in the U.S. increasingly involve guns.”
“Although terrorism still accounts for a negligible share of all gun deaths in the U.S. — since 1970, fewer than five deaths most years — from 2002 to 2014, 85 percent of people killed by terrorists in the U.S. were killed using guns, according to our analysis. Every terrorist attack in the U.S. last year in which someone other than the perpetrator was killed involved guns, according to a preliminary list provided by Erin Miller, who manages the Global Terrorism Database. Since the Sept. 11 attacks, the number of people killed by guns in terror attacks in the U.S. has risen, as has the number of terror attacks involving guns.”