Slott frequently espouses his distaste for guns and gun owners on Twitter. Like most opponents of the Second Amendment, Slott's arguments are purely emotional and devoid of logic. Recently he expressed his displeasure with Americans' rights to own more than one firearm, thereby amassing an "arsenal". Specifically, Slott argued that the danger presented by a mentally ill person is proportionate to the number of his/her accessible firearms. Slott mentioned Adam Lanza, the Sandy Hook school shooter, as an example.
Yours truly responded on Twitter directly to Slott by pointing out the logical and practical fallacy of this argument, to wit, that a human being can only simultaneously fire so many weapons at once, proportionate to the number of hands he/she has. By way of analogy, is an alcoholic owning only one car any more of a DUI risk than an alcoholic owning 100 cars? I also pointed out that Lanza only used two firearms during his rampage, a rifle to kill others (requiring 2 handed operation) and a single shot from a pistol to kill himself. I am no expert on mass shootings, but I cannot recall an incident where a single crazed gunman utilized more than 2 or at most 3 firearms. Considering a single firearm can be reloaded with a fresh magazine almost instantly (as fast or faster than switching to another firearm), I fail to see why a crazy person with two or three guns is any more or less dangerous than the same person with one gun and two or three loaded magazines. In short, logic suggests that laws limiting the number of guns a person can own have no potential to save lives should that person become criminally insane and rampage.
Slott, like most anti-gun activists, can't tolerate logic and reason. He wrongly accused me of lying about the number of firearms Lanza fired, made outlandish caricatures of my arguments, and banned me from his Twitter feed. I have attempted to piece together the twitter conversation below (it seems it did not all occur in one Twitter thread so I have done my best to piece it together from a couple threads...you get the gist):
Uninformed, irrational and divisive people like Slott do nothing to advance the society's dialogue about firearms. There are plenty of other comics creators out there, so I'll be avoiding anything written by this schmuck.