Under the generous assumption that the National Rifle Association (NRA) and like minded groups of individuals use evidence to frame their beliefs, I am curious to know what evidence would be required for them to change their beliefs about gun control.
It’s possible they’d say that because of the 2nd Amendment of the U.S. constitution, the consequences of gun ownership are irrelevant–rights transcend reality. But that’s a ridiculous claim; all but the most dimwitted would have to admit that there should be some limits to the arms we bear–we’re not allowed to own ICBM’s, for example. The fight over gun control is about where the regulatory line should be, not whether or not the line should exist.
So, I’d love a specific answer: what evidence would convince a gun owner to favour a ban on public ownership of the AR-15? 1,000 AR-15 deaths? 10,000? 100,000? What’s the number?