Gun Control, The Real Facts

Posted: May 30, 2012 in Commentary
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Most of you know that I am against gun control and the ridiculous measures legislatures continually try and pass.  Here are some of the major reasons why gun control is wrong.

  • Guns are used by law abiding American citizens in self defense approximately 2.5 million times per year or about 6,850 times per day.  That equates to a lot more innocent citizens surviving and a lot more scumbag criminals being stopped.
  • Concealed carry laws have reduced the murder and crime rate in all states where concealed carry laws have been passed.
  • The 2nd Amendment protects the rights of individuals to keep and bear arms.  The right of the people to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed.
  • Washington D.C. has the most restrictive gun laws in the nation and is frequently the leader in murder rates.  While the murder rate in concealed carry states has decreased an average of between 36% and 49% Washington D.C.’s murder rate has increased 46%.
  • More people die every year from motor vehicle accidents or sports related injuries then from accidental gun discharges yet you never see anyone trying to ban motor vehicles or sports.
  • Gun control laws only disarm law abiding citizens.  Thugs and criminals won’t obey them as they are deviants to begin with.
  • Given a choice criminals prefer unarmed victims 100% of the time.
  • Self defense is an individual responsibility which cannot be delegated to someone else.  Firearms with proper training are the most effective form of self defense.

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Comments
  1. Maybe I should send a copy of this to the UK Government…the most common argument for Gun Control as I understand it, here, is that it will increase the crime rate and ever increasing numbers of people will be murdered and seriously injured. But since they want to control everything and the people in particular I guess this is only to be expected. Our justice system is very strange anyway with the victim being prosecuted whilst the perpetrator walking free on many occasions,..That said, we don’t have the death penalty over here, something which I am totally against so not all bad. 🙂

  2. Elle Ringham says:

    I always love the (fasle) argument that gun control will curb crime. Doesn’t everyone know that criminals break the law… that’s why they are called criminals. More laws are not going to help them see the light and commit to a life of love and harmony. Laws only guide those that abide by them. Period. So Gun Control is absurd. I love your points too… more people armed means the criminals would be out classed, and possibly out-gunned 🙂 THAT sounds like a safer society to me.

  3. damdems says:

    I like the stat about criminals like unarmed people 100% of the time…. Go get boy your on my team

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