Does Not Follow – Factually Wrong Argument

It is possible that somebody threatened a massacre if she were to speak. It is possibly true that the police were unable to ensure that no weapons would be brought into the venue, or at least into a nearby parking lot.

The factually wrong part is “because of lax gun laws in Utah“. We’re talking here about a person who is willing to commit murder. A fortiori such a person would be willing to violate gun laws.

The meme author could claim that had gun control laws in Utah been strict, guns wouldn’t have been unavailable. This assumes that:

  1. The same police force that fails to deny criminals access to illegal drugs would be able to deny access to guns.
  2. That criminals will not be able to manufacture guns on their own.

h/t Sanford Begley


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