Religious oppression was one reason many of our ancestors came to America. They wanted to escape rulers who demanded that everyone worship their way. In Ireland, Catholics couldn't vote or own a gun.
I kind of know a lot about the history of Irish immigration to the US. "I'm a Catholic and I cannot own a gun" is the subject of approximately zero heart-rending ballads as regards emigration motives. But then again I am unaware of the Catholic religious belief "you get to have a gun." The Jesuits misled me badly on that score, I guess.
I'm reasonably sure -- just guessing -- that John Stossel is a fucking imbecile.