He suggests that mass shootings are not caused by an increase in the number of weaponsA Korean native dismisses gun availability as the cause behind an increase in the number of mass shootings in the US, in a public hearing on gun control.
The accompanying video includes his passionate speech against stricter gun regulations, as he supports the right to bear weapons.
According to The Blaze, Henson Ong was speaking in Hartford, Connecticut, on January 28. He makes an interesting argument when he brings up a decrease in gun availability in recent years.
“You could buy rifles at hardware stores, you could order them… your country was awash in readily available firearms and ammunition, and yet in your past you did not have mass school shootings.
“What changed? [...] It was not that the availability of guns suddenly exploded or increased, it actually was decreased. What changed was societal decay,” he expresses with conviction.
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