NRA spokesperson and radio host Dana Loesch thinks that if guns are banned then fists and feet are probably next because people can punch and kick to harm others.
The American College of Physicians sent out a press release saying that gun violence is a public health issue and called for a ban of automatic and semiautomatic weapons. Loesch retweeted the release with the comment, "Right after we ban pools, cars, cigarettes, alcohol, hands feet and fists. Lives lost due to these constitute an epidemic."
Right after we ban pools, cars, cigarettes, alcohol, hands feet & fists. Lives lost due to these constitute an epid… https://t.co/9rCX6PDv4B— Dana Loesch (@Dana Loesch) 1506994940.0
When The Hill reported on the press release from the physicians, Loesch retweeted the story and again claimed, "If it’s a “health issue,” cars, then hand, feet, and fists will be banned first (also pools)."
The NRA frequently argues that banning semiautomatic weapons is a slippery slope to banning other things responsible for death like cars, knives or, in Loesch's case, body parts.