I am a Millennial and I cringe when I hear that word: Millennial. Why is that, you ask? I hate that so many people in my age group are entitled snowflakes who are more worries about being politically correct that protecting their 2nd Amendment rights or getting a job.
However, whether you love them or hate them, they are the generation of the future. One day, our even our president will be a Millennial. So pray it is one of the ones who has some sense to them!
Liberal Millennials seem to have this idea that gun control is better than gun rights. You have probably seen the crazy ones that riot and march because “guns are so evil” and “guns kill people.” As you know, anyone who even thinks that obviously doesn’t know much about guns.
However, what you may be surprised to know is that many Millennials are actually in favor of gun rights! Yep, that’s right.
We realize more than the media gives us credit. WE know that major cities who have tried implementing gun laws, such as Washington or Chicago, have failed miserably at reducing crime rates. In fact, in cities like those, the crime rate has actually INCREASED. Coincidence? I think not.
Washington Post stated:
Millennials may be a lot of things, but they are not stupid. In the process of researching my documentary “Targeted: Exposing the Gun Control Agenda,” I’ve spoken to a lot of young people. What made the biggest impression on them were the cold, hard facts about guns, gun ownership, and crime, and the underlying data to support them. Less convincing are the emotional appeals that have long been made by gun-control advocates in the place of rational arguments.
Millennial citizens clearly see that America’s gun problem isn’t that at all. It is a heart problem. It is a criminal problem. It is the person BEHIND the gun that is the problem. The guns though? They are the only thing standing between us and certain harm.
Moreover, it’s worth considering that during the two-decade period from 1992 to 2011, violent crime rates fell nearly in half in the United States while the murder rate fell dramatically as well. Why is that significant? Because it was a period when gun laws nationwide generally became less restrictive (notwithstanding the experience in several major urban centers).
What do you think? Could Millennials actually turn their negative reputations into positive ones?