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.

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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.

Totally a Dragon
Community Member
1 year ago

Yeah. And we try not to mess it up but it happens.

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MnM2520
Community Member
1 year ago

I've said it before and I'll say it again, giving teachers guns is quite possibly the worst idea since they put Hitler in power

KT Trondsen
Community Member
1 year ago

Also, teachers do not want to be shooting guns im sure. They chose that job to help coming generations learn, not having to take shooting practice on weekends

Lucille McGuillicuddy
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1 year ago

Has anyone asked them?

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Janet Allison
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1 year ago

They will probabky lower our salaries to pay for it but try to say that we are really making more because we get trainings and a gun which is worth way more than money. Idiocy defends idiocy.

Molly Block
Community Member
1 year ago

What has our wonderful country come to be? This embarrassing shambles? And after the mid term elections, I don't even want to live here anymore. I feel shame for my country!

Id row
Community Member
1 year ago

The inmates are running the asylum here.

Shiba Inu
Community Member
1 year ago

What if it turns out the substitute's a psychopath and "accidentally" shoots all the children? Great idea...

Lucille McGuillicuddy
Community Member
1 year ago

What if it turns out the substitute is able to incapacitate any shooter and minimize casualties? Sounds great......but it is only possible if we allow teachers to carry their legally owned firearms on campus.

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Rach Green
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1 year ago

As an online gamer I have spent time talking to plenty of completely normal and otherwise reasonable Americans. However they all are completely shocked when I tell them that in the UK most of our police don't even carry guns. It seems crazy to them. They find it hard to understand even when I explain that for the most part guns are not needed as very few of our criminals carry them. The lack of guns restricts the ability to escalate a situation when being controlled by passion and extreme emotion. However now that America is in a situation where everyone has a gun I see no way for them to impose stricter gun control or gun bans. Only the lawful would be willing to hand over guns, leaving the criminals armed and the reasonable law abiding citizens at their mercy. It's a sad situation. The saddest part being that a large portion of the population are blind to how crazy it seems to the rest of us.

Nia Loves Art
Community Member
1 year ago

Less than a third of Americans own guns, and 90% are in favor of common sense gun control.

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Janet Judd
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1 year ago

Why only teachers? Arm every student. Maintenance workers. Janitors. Start kindergarten out properly; each child needs not only a semiautomatic but 2 grenades. Teachers require 2 semiautomatics, 1 machine gun with bayonet attached, 4 grenades, 1 rocket launcher, at least 1 buck knife for "wet work," and of course 3 ammo belts. How moronic. I am thankful that I live in a country with intelligent laws for firearms and the result is that no child or teenager has to fear being massacred at school. Not one.

Christine M Quigley
Community Member
1 year ago

In moments of panic and fear, such as an active shooter situation, you cannot predict how anyone will react. Honestly?!! You think you'd be calm and focused, but having been in life and death situations as an RN, I can tell you even the best doctors panic.

Nikki D
Community Member
1 year ago

Making all the teachers buy guns would be hugely profitable for the gun companies. Those things aren't cheap!

Lucille McGuillicuddy
Community Member
1 year ago

Nobody said all teachers would be forced to carry a firearm, but right now they don't have a choice whether or not to carry.

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Zenozenobee
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1 year ago

Why bother? ask NRA to teach kids, what could possibly go wrong ;p

Lil’ Twister
Community Member
1 year ago

Something is clearly wrong with American education system, and this is plain... moronic to arm teachers instead of paying them better.

Stille20
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1 year ago

shots fired... but not ..no money for bullets or training.

A Rose Among Thorns
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1 year ago

preach

marnidarr
Community Member
1 year ago

Unfortunately, they WOULD pay for those.

Carol Emory
Community Member
1 year ago

Now that's a good response!

James Johns
Community Member
1 year ago

Liar. There is no school in America that doesn't have enough pencils.

Liam Walsh
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1 year ago

Sadly there is.

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Laetitia
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1 year ago

Teachers should be given state-bought guns... which can then be sold to buy school supplies.

Philippe Jespersen
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1 year ago

In America you get 10 guns for every pencil you buy tho’.

Lucille McGuillicuddy
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1 year ago

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You might be surprised to know that many teachers are former military, law-enforcement, and/or trained owners of firearms, without the government needing to provide them with firearms. The point is allowing trained and responsible firearm owners, who are also teachers, to use their legally-owned defensive tools to protect themselves and their students. Socialists are often surprised to learn that the government is not the only source of funding in the world.

bring on the internet warriors
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1 year ago

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damn sarah chadwick

Melissa Daniels
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1 year ago

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Actually...it isnt. The best thing about America is we can choose if we want to bear arms. That's our constitutional right....in a country of free people...with their own rights. Whats messed up is that people shame other people for wanting to keep their rights. And belittle people who dont think the same way they do. I speak for both red and blue sides. Bad people use weapons to hurt other people. I wish I could say we live in a world where we didnt need weapons at all, but we dont. You choose not to have a gun thats your business. But dont ostracize people just because they believe in their rights and dont agree with your point of view.

Dilly Millandry
Community Member
1 year ago

Oh my fucking God. READ. The answers as to why this view is crap is here for you to see. The world isn't full of guns. America is. This doesn't happen in other countries - it happens in AMERICA. Doesn't that tell you anything???? In other countries gun ownership isn't a left or right issue. It's just wrong. The only reason people own guns is because other people own guns. Children accidentally shoot themselves because their parents are too stupid to put a gun away safely. If your gun is locked away safely you are not going to get to it in time if someone breaks in. THINK. Your Constitution is ancient and wasn't meant to cope with guns available today. It's also had some many amendments. People like you are exactly what is wrong with America.

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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
Community Member
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
Community Member
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
Community Member
1 year ago

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

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