The death tolls change, the locations vary, but public mass shootings remain a constant in the United States. According to the Gun Violence Archive, there have been 12,504 gun deaths in the country this year alone, and even though mass shootings only account for a tiny fraction of this number (307 or 2.5%), these incidents have left the whole country terrified of their wild unpredictability.

The victims of these shootings were innocent people who happened to be in the wrong place at the wrong time. This has led many activists to question U.S gun laws, saying that 89 firearms per 100 residents isn't normal. Moreover, a cross-section study found that of all the 50 states, the six states with the strictest gun control had lower suicide rates. Another paper also pointed out that children living in states with stricter gun laws were safer. The list of scientific studies backing-up gun control are numerous, but some people still vehemently disagree with this evidence and argue that guns don't kill people, people do. They also like to spice up the gun control debates by stating that such measures would violate their 2nd amendment rights.

A review of published studies on gun control facts released in October 2003 by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention was unable to determine any statistically significant effects that would result from such laws, either. It's clear this ongoing debate among Americans isn't slowing down anytime soon, just take a look to the savage roasts on Twitter. However, within the many, many tweets that discuss this subject matter, there are some that lack reason and logic. Luckily, people instantly call them out with perfectly good comebacks. And, to our delight, sometimes they use sarcasm and humor to do so. This time, check out a compilation of some of the best comebacks to pro-gun activists and share your own opinion on the matter in the comments.

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Bob Beltcher
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1 year ago

This needs to be higher.

holo it's me
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1 year ago (edited)

#1 good enough? :)

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Analyn Lahr
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1 year ago

This also illustrates how people (and/or those they love) can be injured by their own guns because they're incompetent morons.

Luke West
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1 year ago

Well if you had control over a shark, and that shark would protect you from other sharks trying to eat you, then HELL YEAH I'D WANNA SHARK!

James Johns
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1 year ago

Witty comebacks don't change 200+ years of constitutional law. 2/3 of the house, 2/3 of the senate, and 3/4 of the states do. Have fun with that. Leave it to the hashtag activist generation to not understand this.

Dilly Millandry
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1 year ago

You remain in the dark ages.

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Joanne
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1 year ago

Okay now I wish I lived in an alternate universe where I could have a cute pet shark that protects me from other sharks :)

Hiruya
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1 year ago

Go to Ikea. You can at least have a cuddle shark.

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James Grey
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1 year ago

This is what happens with a corrupt government that takes money from the second amendment lobbyists...lives will always come second.

Zenozenobee
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1 year ago

That definitivly sum up the situation....

Luke West
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1 year ago

Fancy comebacks such as this may seem to prove something, but they don't. A lot of times they give the illusion of it, but don't connect. In this case, it might sum it up, but the better response would be to think, "Of course, you're right. There are a lot of sharks in the water. That's why I'm getting my own shark that might just help me protect myself from other sharks." We all know guns are dangerous, that's the point. But if we use them to help ourselves and others to protect against other dangerous sharks or guns, then that helps us.

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M Jordan
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1 year ago

This has to be the dumbest thing I have EVER read. You gonna point your shark at the other one and expect it to chase off the first??? If you're going to commit a crime, where you going to go? The place where you'll meet the least resistance. Do you lock your doors at night or put up a big sign saying, "No locks, no guns, no phone to call cops?" Arming teachers will ABSOLUTELY protect them, the kids, prevent bullying...

Eddie
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1 year ago

This is stupid. More realistic answer. USA: Danger! Sharks live in the ocean. Trespassers may get bit.

Live Free
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1 year ago

It's funny how the the first statement is made to look like the person has no idea what they are talking about, when there is logic behind it. If you're going to try and make the argument don't make the other party look like an idiot and use a comparison that is somewhat the same thing, otherwise you look like the idiot.

Live Free
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1 year ago

Said that wrong*** and use a comparison that is no way the same thing****

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arthur lindsay coker
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1 year ago

better to arm teachers with facts

Lucille McGuillicuddy
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1 year ago

So you think that facts will stop an shooter better than a legally owned firearm operated by a teacher? Please explain your logic.

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Matt
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1 year ago

Sharks have a mind of their own. Guns do not. Using this example, we should put out nets to catch humans.

Elizabeth Calvert
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1 year ago

Yes! One shark please

MnM2520
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1 year ago

I'm pro-gun and I realize that teachers with guns is a horrible idea

Mike Chin
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1 year ago

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My O My
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1 year ago

I want a shark too please

Id row
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1 year ago

This is so apt, but the gun nuts will never have their minds changed. Plus the NRA already bought Trump for 22 million, so...guns for everyone!

XEOFIRE XEOCHANGE
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1 year ago

How else would you protect yourself? Discussion? A police force would help in schools and churches/synagogues. Shooters only go where there is no gun presence. The ones caught have said so. It would be a great to stay in a foolish world. In complete bliss. When you need a police officer, does he/she carry? Yes.

Carrie de Luka
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1 year ago

And the many that were killed at the time of the shooting or killed themselves? They weren't asked. There are a lot of those. Are you assuming these shooters didn't know that the police would arrive with guns? Of course they know. They just hope to shoot as many as possible before they arrive. If you think it's great to stay in a foolish world than carry on as you are, with 300 plus mass shootings a year.

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Lisa Chambers
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1 year ago

Dumb. How about not swimming in the shark's kitchen?

Lucille McGuillicuddy
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1 year ago

When a shark attacks someone, is it the sharks fault? Are there readily available courses to train you how to use a shark in self defense? Are there former shark users, such as the military shark squads, or shark law enforcement officers, that go on to have careers as teachers? Has anybody ever used a shark to attack somebody else? Is it obvious yet how ridiculous it is to compare a dangerous wild animal with an inanimate object? Please use some logic people.

ThatJeremyKid
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1 year ago

Even though I don't believe that this idea would ever work in any universe, I still understand the false equivalency here. These things are not the same and, if we somehow came up with enough money to allocate to armed guards in schools it would be quite effective. And it would open more jobs. The equivalency of sharks to protect you against other sharks is so ridiculously far apart from the original idea that the joke loses credibility.

Liam Walsh
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1 year ago

Is 'false equivalency' your favourite phrase?

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Teri Smith
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1 year ago

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So can you put out better “nets” to keep killers away from schools, concert grounds, movie cinemas, bars/clubs, etc?

Nia Loves Art
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1 year ago

Gun control is a net.

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Chaz83
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Shark nets don't work

Joe Blankenfeld
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1 year ago

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With that logic, maybe we should take guns away from the police as well? Missed, the point is

Whatevers not taken
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1 year ago

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No this is retarded and not the same at all

Rick Fitz
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1 year ago

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Arming teachers would radically reduce the chance of a mass shooting in a school.

Dilly Millandry
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1 year ago

Idiot, course it won't.

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King Kona
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1 year ago

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Apples to oranges

Hard 2 Guess
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1 year ago

But when Shooting deaths are compared to Vehicles accident deaths that's not apples to oranges? And you know danm well which side does that.

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Hans
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1 year ago

Removing vehicles from people who did not follow the rules...

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Christina Sersif
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1 year ago

so Armalite rifle is supposed to make it sound better? That's her argument, really?

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Hans
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1 year ago

Youtube features several videos where this Bill O'Reikly guy is evilly owned by teeagers whom he tried to make fun of on live shows. Pathetic.

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Roger Haywood
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1 year ago

Yeah. Thoughts and prayers. Very practical!

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Jo Choto
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1 year ago

It's not like the medical community has to deal with all those dead and dying bodies as a result of being shot or anything...

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The Girl on Fire
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1 year ago

America is messed up.

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MammaG
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1 year ago

These diversion tactics are weak. People with GUNS are the ones SHOOTING people. Focus, jackasses.

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Kjorn
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1 year ago

you know what? we Don't have that kind of problem in Canada becase we aren't Fucking moron and Walking in the street with gun in our holster for feeling like mens!

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r3dd3v1lL
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1 year ago

I once had a rather funny discussion with an american that didn't believe "assault rifles" existed as a separate class. Never mind that the first one literally translates from german as "assault rifle". https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/StG_44

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Jo Smith
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1 year ago

Burn :D

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Victor Rusin
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1 year ago

We need a trolling parents thread ASAP. This should be #1.

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Smoofy
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1 year ago

Hands off Leslie Knope

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Carmen Elena
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1 year ago

Is this tweet for real??

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mulk
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1 year ago

Sorry, not american, so I don't understand this one...

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Andres Tejeda
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1 year ago

Yeah when the government wants to constantly defund education and teachers barley make enough to survive, maybe we should do the cheaper thing and pass common sense gun control, fund mental health programs, and vote out these politicians that are either in the pocket of the NRA or are too lazy to do anything about the problem.

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Janet Allison
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1 year ago

Well Laura if you speak to teens/people the way that you do don’t be surprised when they fire back. Teens are people. Age means nothing. You can be a kind, smart, considerate, and passionate person at any age. You can also be a small-minded, ignorant, self-important bigot at any age as well.

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Ryo Bakura
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1 year ago

How the fuck does Sarah Sanders still have her job? Does The Donald know she's a woman, or does she like it when he grabs her by the pussy?

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Sue Arnold
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1 year ago

A terrorist attack just occurred in Bourke St, Melbourne Australia, centre of the city.He used a knife. One man killed, two injured. Passerbys attempted to slow him down with a shopping trolley,witches cones. He was shot by police. One death was one too many, but could you imagine the carnage he could have wrought if he had been armed with a ak-15?

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Ryo Bakura
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1 year ago

I'm British, and I still don't understand the need to arm everyone with guns, and I can't turn on the news without the story of another stabbing victim in or around London. Yes, we have an armed division of our police force, but they're only used in extreme circumstances. In America, you get a bullet to the head for carrying around a water pistol, or a Nerf gun.

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okpkpkp
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1 year ago

I sure hope you show up...AND VOTE DEMOCRATIC. We need to get these republikkklan grandpas OUT OF OUR WAY!

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Ryo Bakura
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1 year ago

Can someone explain this to me? Starting with who this guy is?

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