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 these laws 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.
  • If you don’t want to own a gun then don’t own one; but don’t try and restrict my rights to do so.  I suppose you’ll only understand this when someone tries to ban something that you own.  I am a law abiding citizen who owns firearms and does so responsibly.
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Comments
  1. 1stminstrel says:

    The State of Vermont not only allows open and concealed carry, you can carry concealed without a permit…they have the 3rd lowest crime in the Nation….

  2. Holli says:

    People think Texas would be an obvious choice to have all kinds of second amendment rights, but we don’t even have open carry!!

    Thank you for your post. So much misinformation and faulty logic is displayed around this topic. It’s refreshing to find the truth and logic displayed proudly!

  3. Living in a country where we do not have the right to bear arms it is very difficult to really know what to think at the end of the day. Both sides of the coin have their valid points and there are good and bad points to both arguments. I hope that ultimately some kind of mutually acceptable compromise is reached by the opposing sides in this complicated issue 🙂

    • rmactsc says:

      I do not believe the sides will come together on this issue. As a law abiding gun owner I do not want my right to keep and bear arms further restricted because of someone else’s criminal actions.

  4. agirlwhowrites says:

    Can you please site your sources for the above bullet points? Particularly I find that the first one regarding how many times guns are used as self-defense is slightly unbelievable. I’d like to see the statistics on that one, and where that information came from.

    • rmactsc says:

      Statistics courtesy of the FBI comparative crime reports and the research into overall gun crime as compared to guns saving innocent lives in a number of studies by John R Lott Jr via his book More Guns Less Crime which is loaded with further statistical data.

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