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.

meAgan
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1 year ago

Ooooh, can someone post the link?

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AwesomeKitty
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1 year ago

I'm a teen and my opinion shall be heard!

Dilly Millandry
Community Member
1 year ago

Shout it out for all to hear!!! Age has nothing to do with intelligence. It can have something to do with experience - but then if your experience is a school shooting I think you have the right to be heard anywhere you want.

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KT Trondsen
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1 year ago

WTF.....they're the ones running for their freaking lives, scared and traumatized by horrible events. you're damn right we should be listening to their opinions. it is a terrifying time for teenagers in USA

Molly Block
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1 year ago

Bill O'Reilly is an idiot. Period.

Char Char
Community Member
1 year ago

No, the big question, Bill O'Reilly, is why do you breathe?

Id row
Community Member
1 year ago

Imagine if someone shot up his workplace, killed his co-workers and friends and then he was told he wasn't allowed to have an opinion on it? Holy smokes, he'd raise hell about it.

James Johns
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1 year ago

He didn't say that. Try reading. He questioned if the media should be promoting their very biases opinion.

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Sage Jay
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1 year ago

I hate these people so much... they only care about 'sEcOnD aMeNdMeNt' more than actual children and lives. The second amendment was written at a time when guns had enough power to shoot a rabbit and not much more.

Aileen Cawlfield
Community Member
1 year ago

I wholeheartedly agree with you and I wish legislators realized this.

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Grumble O'Pug
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1 year ago

Isn't he dead yet?

James Johns
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1 year ago

Why aren't you?

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The Girl on Fire
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1 year ago

"Are in an emotional state"? Seriously? That's the best you can come with, Bill O'Reilly?

Jhoa
Community Member
1 year ago

Wow. Wow. We shouldn't be listening to the teenagers who are literally dying because of this problem?

James Johns
Community Member
1 year ago

I think there are 2 problems with this. 1. Why is a traumatized minor who knows nothing about guns or constitutional law suddenly be touted as an expert? They're not. And they're clearly biased. 2. Why is the media only promoting the opinions of those students that agree with the anti-gun agenda? There are many that disagree.

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Live Free
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1 year ago

Teenagers are not allowed to have assault rifles, shooting occur because they steal stuff from their parents or get them illegally just like everything else is illegal in the world.

Carrie de Luka
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1 year ago

So their parents shouldn't be allowed the guns as they've clearly not locked them up safely.

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mca
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1 year ago

A teenager can be sent to war (make crucial decisions), vote ( decision/opinion) , get married (decision/ opinion again), but not have an opinion re weapons??!! Dang it. I tried to use logic. Silly me. Also, sent to war but not legally have a drink. Hmmm?

Shiba Inu
Community Member
1 year ago

I'm a teenager and my opinion is every single person, no matter the age, can be in an emotional state and face extreme pressure. Why are you singling out us? And why can't I give my opinion?

Lucille McGuillicuddy
Community Member
1 year ago (edited)

No one said you can't have an opinion Shiba Inu. From teen to teen. I agree everyone can be in an emotional state. What we are saying is that the media is only portraying the teens in an emotional state. You will never hear about the many students that are pro-gun, or are grateful to have been saved by someone bearing a legally owned firearm. No one should make a decision based solely on what a teen in an emotional state facing extreme peer pressure has said, ever.

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Doggo
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1 year ago

So you’re telling me emotionally and, in some cases, physically scarred teenagers should not have an opinion on what gave them the scars?

Vilkas
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1 year ago

Should we listen to the opinion of a serial sexual predator?

Elizabeth Molloy
Community Member
1 year ago

Let's make FUN of the young people who nearly died at the hands of a maniac. With an automatic weapon ... what a douche bag!

moeless
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1 year ago

What is an assault weapon? I can assault you with a fork.

Carrie de Luka
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1 year ago

Something designed ONLY to kill.

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Christina Sersif
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1 year ago

hahaha this touché my friend touché.

Space Nurd
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1 year ago

oOoOoOoOoOoOoOoOhhhh snap

Todd Chesser
Community Member
1 year ago

Bill O'Reilly, the smartest guy in the room. Don't believe him? Just ask him.

Janet Judd
Community Member
1 year ago

Peer pressure after witnessing classmates bodies being torn apart in repetitive mass murders because there are no intelligent laws to prevent these repetitive massacres of not only teenagers, but also very little children?. Check out the countries who have intelligent gun laws, and then please research the mass shooting statistics of kids in school. None. The leaders in those countries are not bought with big bucks by organizations like the NRA who want to make more money and are eager to throw a lot of money to the corrupt leaders who bow obsequiously to a few pieces of silver. Research the subject first. Then at least attempt to make an intelligent comment. Or should even nursery school kids be wearing Kevlar vests while packing semiautomatics in their lunch bags to be prepared for school?

James Johns
Community Member
1 year ago

You missed his point. He didnt claim they cant have opinions. He questioned whether the media should be promoting the opinions of these kids. I get it, reading is hard bro.

Lucille McGuillicuddy
Community Member
1 year ago (edited)

You nailed it James Johns.

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James Grey
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1 year ago

They're just old enough to die in senseless gun violence. They have no say whatsoever...

Carol Emory
Community Member
1 year ago

I also never thought it made sense that we can ask a 19 year old man to die for his country, but he's still not allowed to legally drink in many states. Why?

Jilltdcatlady
Community Member
1 year ago

Did I miss the Adulting Fairy that visits on the night before you turn 18 that grants the right to have an opinion (and vote!)?

ThatJeremyKid
Community Member
1 year ago

Teenagers are NOT old enough to have certain weapons, the age of purchase being 21 in most states.

Nia Loves Art
Community Member
1 year ago

It depends on the state, as you said. Most allow some sort of firearms at 18 but the limits vary.

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A. Jones
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1 year ago

Well said.

DeusCurrentMachina O.
Community Member
1 year ago

Guns are the problem.

Eric Cox
Community Member
1 year ago

You're more likely to be killed by an "assault hammer" in the US but why confuse this emotional response with facts.

Liam Walsh
Community Member
1 year ago

Facts are simple. People were shot and died unnecessarily. Of course it brings out an emotional response. Things are messed up enough, it really doesn't need people to stop caring.

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Lucille McGuillicuddy
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1 year ago

The point was whether the media is promoting one side by trying to use this teen as emotional leverage to persuade people to bypass their logic and side with gun control. You will notice that there are never long media campaigns highlighting the thankfulness of those who have been protected by a legally owned firearm (it happens much more than you are allowed to think by your masters in the media). Nobody said anything about not allowing teens to have opinions.

Carrie de Luka
Community Member
1 year ago

'bypass logic and side with gun control' - wow, that's fucked up.

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Joe Gray
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1 year ago

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when you're 18!!!!!!

B
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1 year ago

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Even pre-teens carry assault rifles in some countries. Propoganda and indoctrination is and has always been the weapon of choice for so many unscrupulous dictators and fascists...

Liam Walsh
Community Member
1 year ago

There is usually some problem in those countries though. It is a fact that most countries do not have anyone of any age carrying guns - which is why they don't have the problems that America has.

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DeusCurrentMachina O.
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1 year ago

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Which Medications Are Linked to the Most Fatalities? The CDC’s most recently released figures for specific causes of medication-related fatalities cover the year 2014[iv]. In that year, medications containing oxycodone accounted for the largest number of deaths (5,417). In descending order, the other medications linked most closely to fatal outcomes were: Alprazolam (4,217 deaths) Fentanyl (4,200 deaths) Morphine (4,022 deaths) Methadone (3,495 deaths) Hydrocodone (3,274 deaths) Diazepam (1,729 deaths)

Daria B
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1 year ago

Err.... I'm afraid you commented on the wrong post. Different topic here.

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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
Community Member
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
Community Member
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
Community Member
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
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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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