Guns Save Lives… but not in Democrat Controlled Cities

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More Data that Good People With Guns Save Lives

U.S.A. –-(Ammoland.com)- Democrats were shouting about gun control a few weeks ago. Their confiscation crusade crashed when Donald Trump started investigating the corrupt dealings of Vice President Joe Biden and his son in Ukraine. The news may have moved on, but all that breathless news coverage reminded me how glad I am that we can carry concealed. I know people who were the victims of violent crime.

With all the media coverage of gun-control, why doesn’t the news media report on the victims who defend themselves?

My wife has been threatened. My daughter is a fit young woman, but men are stronger than women 9 out of 10 times. I have friends who were stalked, abused, raped and battered, so self-defense comes with faces, with names and with dates. My heart goes out to my friends who were hurt, and I’m glad they can carry a concealed firearm to protect themselves and their family. I’m an average guy, so if I know women who were victimized, then you probably know them also.

Why didn’t we hear their stories during the important gun-control debate that would have left these victims disarmed? When the news media bothers to answer that question, the media says they don’t want to cover examples of self-defense since it might lead to copycat defenders. That answer is unbelievable given how the media showers mass murderers with billions of dollars of publicity.. and so creates the next copycat mass murderer.** That answer is unconscionable since defenders save lives rather than initiating an assault.

The facts say guns save lives. Sadly, most deaths with a firearm are suicides, not homicides.* What the media doesn’t tell us is that gun-control hasn’t reduced the rate of suicide at all. That is true in the US, and it is true around the world. Gun-control laws don’t change the pain of the human condition, but gun-control does disarm innocent victims.

There is more to that story. In the United States, about 11 thousand of us were murdered with a gun in 2018. That data was recently released by the FBI. The great news is that violent crime continues to decrease. That is good news for some of us, but not for all of us. Over half of the murders in the US are concentrated in 2 percent of our counties. As you’d expect, those murders are committed by about 2000 violent gang members concentrated in a few of our deep-blue cities.

Those murder statistics include the 28 students and teachers who were killed at a school last year in mass murders. More people were killed with hands and feet than were killed with rifles of any kind. We also had over a million incidents of self-defense last year, but those examples were pushed out of the news cycle by the rare-but-tragic stories of mass murder. Why would the media downplay such an important event as a person saving their family and so preventing a mass murder?

I don’t have proof, but I think I have a clue. I think the media ignores armed defense stories because the media doesn’t want to spotlight the violence in our failed Democrat cities. It is easier to blame the gun than blame the failed politicians. The news doesn’t want us to know that we are over a hundred times more likely to use a gun in self-defense than to be murdered by a criminal with a gun.

Self-defense could make our cities safe again.. if the mainstream media would tell the truth.

It sure would upset a lot of politicians if a single mom living in the inner city could again feel safe in her home and feel safe on the street. The truth is that guns save hundreds of thousands of lives every year. Unfortunately, rather than making that single-mom safer, most gun control laws put that single-mom at greater risk. That simple fact would come as a surprise to most newspaper readers, and sadly, to most voters.

Politics and media-distortion of self-defense are getting us killed.

The good news is that violent crime is rare, and becoming less common each year. I already gave you statistics from the US Center for Disease Control and the FBI, but I have other evidence as well. For reasons I don’t fully understand, many of the self-defense instructors I’ve met had students who defended themselves. That means that self-defense is relatively common even though the news doesn’t cover it. Based on my experience and the experience of my friends, I have to agree that guns save lives, and disarming the victims will give is more victims, rather than fewer.

Please stay safe.
~_~_

*I wrote about helping gun owners who are struggling with health and mental health issues here.
**There were about 80 copycat school murderers after the Columbine High School attack.


About Rob MorseSlow Facts

The original article is here. 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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SecondSon2nd1
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Why is it that EVERY time there is an on-the-crime-scene lead article or alarm ad picture or commercial, the criminal perp is ALWAYS a White guy?

Get Out
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Get Out

@SS2&1, that would be.

Political Correctness
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NOUN
the avoidance, often considered as taken to extremes, of forms of expression or action that are perceived to exclude, marginalize, or insult groups of people who are socially disadvantaged or discriminated against.

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re: photo

(cue Pacino) “Say he-lo’ to my little frieng…”

Grim
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Grim

Currently visiting in the SF Bay Area. Need a source for a t-shirt that says “Domestic Terrorist”.

Boris Badenov
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Boris Badenov

Look for Proud Democrat, same thing.

Sir_Kickington
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Sir_Kickington

AR=Assault Rifle…..These are the morons in office.

Will
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Will

@SK,AR=ArmaLite !

Boris Badenov
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Boris Badenov

AR=A Rifle

Will Flatt
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We all know why the MSM doesnt report the truth, or that guns save lives. Defensive gun use doesn’t fit their narrative. The media is corrupt, they are the enemy ministry of propaganda!!

Deplorable Bill
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Deplorable Bill

The TRUTH MATTERS. The firearm of any kind does not kill, it is the person who pulls the trigger on the firearm that kills. Want to fix the problem? Grow some morals. Go to Church. Realize and act like you are accountable to GOD — because you are, we ALL are. The right and authority of self defense and the right and authority to be armed with military grade weapons are mandated by the LORD. There is no higher authority. These mandates were layed down several thousand years before the constitution of the United States of America was written into… Read more »

Will
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Will

@DB,you’re right. Inanimate objects,eg,..firearms,hammers,baseball bats,etc.etc,have never committed any acts of violence,and never will. The socialists scumbags know that too.They like to use the term “gun violence”,but that don’t exist either for the reasons listed above.

Will
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@USA,plus,these socialists scumbags are the same fools that say the AR designation on AR15’s means “Assault Rifle” !

Will
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@USA,everything about those SOB’s should be looked into much deeper. Then,get a rope !

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Yes, USA, and…they ride around in “gas guzzling” limos and fly in private jets. They condemn our (the taxpayers) carbon footprints, while their footprints are T-Rex sized.

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Gun control advocates biggest success to date has been foisting the term “gun violence” onto the public. At this point it is quite difficult to convince anyone who has bought into the phrase as they view guns as violence and violence as guns. If you talk to them about peaceful gun owners or gun owners – it slides right past them because you are talking about peaceful “gun violence”. Similarly if you explain to them how much violence occurs without guns – it slides right past them because they hear you talk about “gun violence” without guns. I find addressing… Read more »

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Will, Automobiles have been used as a weapon in various ways. Some models have been known to, while idling, shift into gear and start moving. I am unaware of any injuries or deaths caused in these instances, other than to people who were trying to stop one, but if a person was in the wrong place at the wrong time they could cause a serious injury or death.