USA – -(AmmoLand.com)- When we talk about firearms,there is a LOT of misinformation and … outright lies told by the gun grabbing left.
For the left gun control is a means to an end, a way to gain power. Not to save lives. This is one of the reasons their programs fail. They don’t want to stop shootings but use them to retain power.
Here are the facts they choose to ignore. Facts YOU can use.
There are approximately 120,000,000 gun owners in the US. We are the majority of voting adults.
53% of all shootings are by black men under 30. So, 3% of the US population does more than ½ the killing. 83% of all shootings are gang and drug-related.
Only about 7% of all shootings from a rifle or shotgun and less than 40% of that 7% involve Modern Sporting Rifles.
The U.S. ranks 11th in mass shootings for industrialized nations. 50% of the counties in the US will not have a murder within their boundary. 2% of the counties had 53% of all the murders in the U.S.
Both Japan and Korea have much higher suicide rates than the US. Both nations virtually ban private gun ownership. 75% of all gun deaths are attributed to suicide. Guns are not the cause, just the means.
An Obama administration study showed guns are used over 500,000 time a year to save a life or prevent crime or assault.
- Total Number of gun deaths: 38,000
- Suicides: 28,500
- Gang and Drug: 7,885
- Remaining: 1,615
If not for gangs and drugs, the number of murders by guns is below 1,700 in a country of 330,000,000 people. Remove the gangs and drugs, and the US is one of the SAFEST countries in the world.
So fellow firearms owners – here are facts – the REAL facts
You’re reading this online, so share it. SHIFT the paradigm. For the left to face the reality that gun ownership is not the cause of violence. It is the left’s failed social programs of welfare that destroys families, and open borders that bring in opioids that destroys lives, that are the real cause of gun deaths.
Use these facts, fight for our rights with EDUCATION and the TRUTH!
We have a country to save.
Oh, where did I get these facts? The FBI unified crime report. They’re all there for ANYONE to see.
Also check out the Crime Prevention Research Center.
About Don McDougall
Don McDougall is an NRA instructor and member of the Los Padres “Friends of the NRA” committee. If he’s not at the range, you will find him setting the record straight with on gun issues and gun safety on AmmoLand Shooting Sports News.