Gun-Control is Wrong for This World

Senator Dianne Feinstein Introduces New "Assault Weapons" Ban
Senator Dianne Feinstein Introduces New “Assault Weapons” Ban

U.S.A. –-(Ammoland.com)- Everyone has their own perspective, but some beliefs are more accurate than others. That is certainly true about gun-control. Do we have too little gun-control, or too much? Do we have too few firearms regulations or too many? Our answers say a lot about us, but the facts about gun-control can be confusing.

If we live with angels, then there is nothing to fear so there is also no need for gun control. In contrast, if the world is filled with criminals, then gun control doesn’t work because everyone ignores our gun laws. We don’t live in either of those worlds. We don’t have to guess about the real world because we can look for ourselves and see what works and what fails.

We disarmed law-abiding people who wanted to carry a concealed firearm in public. We disarmed them by charging them hundreds of dollars for their carry permit. We disarmed them by costing them days of training. We disarmed them by the bureaucracy taking months to get them their license. About 11 million people said it wasn’t worth the time, money and hassle. About 5 million more of us were disarmed in states that deny almost all concealed carry applications. By a conservative estimate, gun-control disarmed 16 million good guys. Some people claim that we’re safer now that those 16 million law-abiding people have been disarmed. We don’t have to guess.

We can ask how many of these disarmed people were injured each year because the state disarmed them. Self-defense is real. We can approach the estimates from several observations.

What are the costs when we turn the good guys into disarmed victims?

We have data from the Center for Disease Control on rape and sexual assault where the victim survived the attack (non-fatal injury data). They recorded about 300 thousand sexual assaults in 2017. They know how many assaults were reported by victims over 21 years of age and thus by victims eligible to carry a firearm in public. I’ve calculated that 27 thousand of the victims were both of eligible age and were attacked outside their home where a carry permit is required.

I calculated about 1,800 sexual assault victims were disarmed by gun-control each year.
That is important since victims who defend themselves with a gun are almost never raped.

Who is disarmed by gun-control?

Armed defense is similar to sexual assault in that many of the attacks are never reported to the police. Widespread telephone surveys, with tens of thousands of respondents, estimate that between one-out-of-400 to as many as one-out-of-70 adults used a firearm for self-defense. I combined those estimates with our 16 million individuals disarmed by gun-control.

At a minimum, 40 thousand victims were victimized because they were disarmed by gun control. The higher estimate is almost a quarter million people.

I’m sorry that people were killed at work in a gun-free zone in Virginia last month. I’m sorry that children were attacked in a gun-free zone where their teachers were disarmed. Let’s take a very hard look at the people who were injured by gun-control before we prescribe more of the same medicine that got them killed.


About Rob MorseSlow Facts

The original article is here with references. Rob Morse writes about gun rights at Ammoland, at Clash Daily, and on his SlowFacts blog. He hosts the Self Defense Gun Stories Podcast and co-hosts the Polite Society Podcast. Rob is an NRA pistol instructor and combat handgun competitor.

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In case you wonder what the deep state looks like, the picture above is a prime example. If I was like either of them I would be trying to confiscate guns,also for fear someone would get pissed enough to use one. I think a good headline for this picture would be stupid one and retarded one.

Albert Sand
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Albert Sand

yep for sure !

Laddyboy
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Laddyboy

TRUTH is HARD medicine to take when you are allowed to CENSOR anyone who you disagree with.

Laddyboy
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Laddyboy

‘b. feinstein’ and the “law keeper/sheriff” broke Washington D.C. Gun Laws a few years ago. They have YET to be held ACCOUNTABLE for the LAW BREAKING they did using the “COLOR OF LAW” as an EXCUSE. They and their unit who assisted them MUST be held accountable in a COURT of LAW and answer for their LAWLESS actions.

Wallace Curry
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Wallace Curry

Moderated again! Bite my ass Ammoland!!!!!!

Ammoland
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You are welcome..

Oldmarine
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Oldmarine

All the Gun laws are illegal. That was decided by the Supreme court in 1803 when they said ” Any law repugnant to the Constitution is NULL and VOID” , ignored completely. The trouble is that that decision has never been enforced by any Person or Law Enforcement. It is up to us citizens to gather and enforce existing laws when criminals break the laws. Nothing is perfect and our man made laws will not protect a single person from criminals, All laws only provide PUNISHMENT for breaking the law, NEVER preventing law. Courts are for man made laws but… Read more »

ron elmore
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ron elmore

As a Major in the army of the Republic of Texas, the last time I LOOKED IT IS ILLEGAL FOR ME NOT TO BE ARMED. IF THAT OFFENDS ANYONE THAT IS NOT MY INTENTION. My intention is focused on my well being and security and those around me. I will fight to my last breath, death before dishonor, something a whole of “so called’ AMERICANS DONT HAVE.. I have sworn an oath to defend the constitution of Texas and it’s citizens against all enemies FOREIGN OR DOMESTIC .END OF STORY

Wild Bill
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Wild Bill

@ron elmore, What is this “… army or the Republic of Texas, …” I would like to read more.

John Lilley
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John Lilley

Amen !!

Craig
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Craig

All ‘gun control laws’ are un-Constitutional. Article 6, U.S. Constitution “The Constitution…shall be the supreme law of the land”. Therefore, no legislative law, Executive Order or local decree may limit, deny, change or modify the Constitution. THAT is called the ‘Supremacy Clause’. Article 6 continues “All laws must conform to and be made pursuant to the Constitution”. Therefore, any legislative law, Executive Order or local decree not in 100% harmony with the U.S. Constitution, is null & void. Ignorance of the nature of the government as servant and not master, or just sheer COWARDICE and kneeling to governmental tyranny as… Read more »

Ejharb
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Ejharb

If hillary had won it’d already be over!
We’d be freedom restored or begining slavery that would be more oppressive than anything the world ever saw. I’ve considered this often when taking in our political situation.

Big Jim
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Big Jim

If you are for gun control, then you are not against guns, because the guns will be needed to disarm people. So it’s not that you are anti-gun. You’ll need the police’s guns to take away other people’s guns. So you’re very pro-gun; you just believe that only the Government (which is, of course, so reliable, honest, moral and virtuous…) should be allowed to have guns. There is no such thing as gun control. There is only centralizing gun ownership in the hands of a small political elite and their minions. – Stephan Molyneux

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JPM

The current crop of political hacks never fails to disappoint and anger me. As I have grown older, hopefully I have gained some level of wisdom. What I see is the U.S.A. going down a terrible path from which there is no turning back. We, as American citizens, have no “special” status any more when it comes to Constitutional rights or respect for our labors, ethics and morality and the current generations have lost their knowledge and respect for the history of this once-great nation. Political Correctness is the driving force for everything in this country including and especially elections… Read more »

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StLPro2A

“Gun violence” must be controlled. We should try a law…..How about God’s “Thou Shalt Not Kill.” Ooops, tried that, didn’t work. How about man’s Murder 1; Murder 2; Manslaughter. There that will do it. Ooops, those didn’t work. Let’s try 22,000+ laws against the “….shall not be infringed.” of The Second Amendment. There, that will surely do it. Ooops, didn’t. Well, maybe just one more law from “take them al if I couldl” Feinstein, “Never worked a day in my life” Bernie, or Ole Creepy, Sleepy, Crazy, Fire Two Blasts In The Air Joe. Ooops, that ain’t gonna do it… Read more »

Darrell
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Darrell

A very good analogy of the real world. You make it very clear for all to see. All that is needed is for all Americans to open their eyes to see it.

Ron
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Ron

Good post stlpro.
Ro1

Bear
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Bear

Excellent post. Too bad there are people in this country that believe they know what is best for everyone else; when truthfully, it is only best for themselves. They have lost control of their self control, and given in to their last for power.

LUVITORLEEVIT
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LUVITORLEEVIT

When are the people of California going to put this Senile, Crazy, Demented old bitch out to pasture. The people of the US need to realize we need term limits for these people. They are no longer useful!!!!!

Samuel
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Samuel

Isn’t Pelosi and Feinstein over 100 years old now? Shouldn’t these two old cows be put out to pasture? What, haven’t they be in office for 40 or 50 years? We need term limits, not lifetime politicians making millions of dollars off of the office.

AggregatVier
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AggregatVier

Sad truth is that in California their replacements will be even more radical leftists. This will unfortunately continue until the people of California are hurt enough to change their knee-jerk voting patterns. However, given the educational and immigration systems that may never happen. Some Russian said something about ‘useful people’ that may explain this cascading failure.

Deplorable Bill
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Deplorable Bill

The founding documents like the constitution, the bill of rights, the amendments and the declaration of independence are, themselves, based upon sound, Judeo/Christian, BIBLICAL principals. Among them are the right to life, national defense, self defense and the right to keep and bare arms. ALL of these are BIBLICALLY based and mandated by the Almighty. They are further guaranteed legally, on paper for all the world to see. Those politicians who promote and/or write into law anything to deny, delay or otherwise hamper ANY of these rights are, by definition, disavowing their oath of office and committing treason. They are… Read more »

Larry Brickey
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Larry Brickey

Much of it was taken from the Iroquois Federation.

Dave in Fairfax
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Dave in Fairfax

Larry B, The Bible predates the Iroquois Federation. It was written down independently of any New World influence.

Oldmarine
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Oldmarine

Sorry guy the Iroquois were around way before the Bible or Jesus so your comment may not be true and Natural laws have been here even before there were Humans.

Marcy Labeau
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Marcy Labeau

You’re still falling for the communist democrat misdirect. There is no such thing as gun control. That’s a fake news misdirect term.
There is however, the gun confiscation from law abiding citizens program. And there is the crime control program. But since the crime control program would focus on the communist democrat voter base, you will never hear the fake news wonks address the issue.

StreetSweeper
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StreetSweeper

The 2 Senators pictured are “dual-citizens” who do not owe allegiance to this country but rather to their other country. Of course they want Americans disarmed. This is not about gun control, it is about goyim control.

Ron
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Ron

Yep street S, you can trust a dual citizen just about as much as a ‘atheist’.

Ron 1

Wallace Curry
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Wallace Curry

Ease up buck- o. They may have been born Jewish, but both are philosophical Communists. Therein lies their goal of mass disarmament.