Do the Gun-Grabbers Really Want to Save Lives?

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By Dan Wos
Author – Good Gun Bad Guy

It Is For The Children
Do the Gun-Grabbers Really Want to Save Lives?

USA – -(AmmoLand.com)- We often find ourselves arguing statistics with anti-gun people. Let’s put the conversation into perspective. I will give you some statistics and I’ll also expose the anti-gun left’s real motives for gun control. First of all, don’t you think that if someone really wanted to save lives, they would focus their attention on an area where the most lives are lost? If you’ll notice, Anti-Gunners miss that piece of logic and gravitate toward any justification for gun control laws regardless of its inability to save lives.

The gun grabbers like to use the number of 30,000 to 40,000 gun-related deaths per year but if we take out suicides, which are 60% of those deaths and we take out law enforcement-related deaths, we’re left with about 14,880 gun-related homicides. Let me add something here. After seeing the results of Australia’s gun ban, we know that suicides do not go down in the absence of guns. People find other means; just in case there are some Anti-Gunners out there still trying to blame suicides on guns.

Here’s where it gets interesting.

The majority of those gun-related homicides are gang-related. So, let’s say we didn’t have the gang problem we have in this country. If we take out gang/gun murders the number of gun-related homicides shrinks to 2,976 per year in America. here’s another interesting fact that the anti-gun left doesn’t want you to know. The majority of gang-related violence occurs in Democrat-run cities across this country, which by the way are highly gun restricted and often allow violent Illegals safe harbor. Which means, the good people living within those cities are denied their right to protect themselves against the human violence that Democrats encourage with their bad policies. Now let’s compare 2,976 gun-related homicides to some other things that the anti-gun left could be working on if they really wanted to save lives.

  • 2,976 gun-related homicides, consisting of many different causes. None of which are caused by “the gun.”
  • 11,000 lives lost per year in America to drunk driving accidents.
  • 47,000 lives lost per year in America due to suicide, (bipolar disorder and schizophrenia being two of the leading causes of suicide.) Not guns. Remember, take away the guns and that number doesn’t change.
  • 330,000 lives are taken per year in America by people committing abortion. One of the biggest causes of preventable deaths in America is abortion. Didn’t the gun-grabbers say they wanted to save lives?

Now let me give you a piece of information that the anti-self-defense crowd doesn’t want you to know. How many lives do you think are saved every year because of guns?

  • 2,500,000 lives are potentially saved every year in America because of guns. These are called Defensive Gun Uses (DGU’s). Now, this doesn’t necessarily mean good guys killing bad guys. This most often means just the mere presence of a gun deters a bad guy. 46% of those lives saved are women. This is from a study that was done by Gary Kleck, a Florida criminologist and backed by data from the CDC.

*[Data collected from Pew Research Center, FBI Statistics, Armed Resistance to Crime Report (Kleck/Gertz), Center for Medical Progress, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.]

Why do you think the gun grabbers never share this information? Some would argue that they don’t really care about saving lives as much as they care about disarming their fellow citizens and preventing them from independently protecting themselves and their families.

Gun control is a top-down method that puts the government in charge of the lives and safety of people under the guise of “public safety.” It’s the first step in stealing the freedom our founders fought for. The anti-gun left has already decided that they are willing to give up their freedom to government. The problem is, they can’t have their government-controlled Utopian society unless everyone gets on board. Real Americans are clearly not getting on board. In fact, just the opposite is true. People across the country are fighting back as the left-wing ideology tries desperately to embed itself into traditional America. Gun control is a way of forcing you into dependence whether you like it or not.

We’re never going to cure the evil in the hearts of killers but thanks to our Founding Fathers recognized the importance of firearms, we can stop them.

So, to the gun grabbers, do you really want to save lives? Then get to work on the real causes of human-violence and help us restore our gun rights so good people can protect themselves. Help us save lives, rather than ending them before they get a chance to take their first breath.

The 2nd Amendment is not a privilege. It’s your right.

Dan Wos
Author – Good Gun Bad Guy
www.goodgunbadguy.net


Dan Wos
Dan Wos

About Dan Wos, Author – Good Gun Bad Guy

Dan Wos is an American entrepreneur, author, musician, and NRA member. He is the founder and President of House Detective Inc., a home inspection and appraisal company serving many markets across the United States. He is also an active real estate investor.

www.goodgunbadguy.net

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Get Out
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Get Out

It’s always said history repeats itself.
Holocausts survivor Kitty Werthmann speaks about the same “Do it for the children” phrases in her YouTube video that the anti-gunner’s spew.

Possum1500
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Possum1500

Just a little more info…..alcohol alone takes 88,000 lives a year here in the USA. So that’s 77,000 above the drunk driving issue.

Mike11C
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Mike11C

Hide some guns, ammo, and equipment off site, preferably underground. I remember swearing an oath to “support and defend the Constitution of the United States, against all enemies, foreign and DOMESTIC, and I will bear true faith and allegiance to the same”. That oath never expires..

Possum1500
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Possum1500

The same Oath still applies to me too!

Elisa Delaurenti
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Elisa Delaurenti

For them, it’s not at all about children’s safety. If it were, they’d be working with us to educate children on proper firearm safety, and they wouldn’t be murdering so many children in the womb.

KK
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KK

“Do the Gun-Grabbers Really Want to Save Lives?”
NO
They want a monopoly of POWER to CONTROL everyone’s lives!

loveaduck
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loveaduck

Not enough of those liberals are willing to adopt children of rape, incest or potential death of the mother. Until they do abortion will remain an option for those women.

Darren
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Very good Dan. The way to do away with gangs is to end the war on drugs. Strangely, many NRA members who talk about gang violence are also big drug warriors. How bizarre.

Possum1500
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Possum1500

I’m with you on that…..get the drugs under control and get rid of the gangs!! Kill all the drug lords!!!

Gomezaddams51
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Gomezaddams51

Anytime you hear a far left wing loon say “It’s for the children” you can bet you are going to lose some rights or freedoms…

willyd
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willyd

If they were so inclined about the children, why is it that the only thing they have come up with since Columbine is GUN FREE ZONES, which by all accounts have proven many times as KILLING FIELDS instead!!!!!!!!!!

Doszap
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Doszap

No they do not,90% of all Mass shootings COULD HAVE BEEN PREVENTED. But it doesn’t meet the narrative for the LEFT. All it would take is Metal detectors, and armed guards, locked doors at schools etc,after class business started. Have at least one long armed guard at each facility, MORE depending on size and numbers of people there. And you stop ALL shooting galleries (Gun Free Zones) are actually MURDER AS YOU PLEASE ZONES. Any nutcases shooting after that would have to wait until these places were let out for the day(schools), out in the open.Noting can prevent that.BUT it… Read more »

Tionico
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Tionico

Best plan yet has been PROVEN to work, costs the taxpayers NOTHING. Go learn about FASTER Saves Lives, out of Ohio, established in the wake of the Newtown/Sandy Hook school massacre. In the 2000 or so school districts where this programme has been established, there has been NOT ONE gun-related incident in ANY of the schools. Once word gets out that “SOME” of the adult staff/teachers “MAY” be armed at that school, it is off limits to anyone contemplating a massacre. And it leaves the schools in an open and friendly state, not locked doors, armed guards visible everywhere, every… Read more »

Finnky
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Finnky

@T – while 2000 schools may sound like a lot, not having a shooting in those schools doesn’t really prove anything because school shootings really are so rare. That rarity, along with ineffectiveness of gun grabbing proposals combine to show insanity of Bloomberg type approaches. From all I’ve heard, FASTER is a great program, providing effective protection along with deterrence in a very cost effective and unobtrusive way. May sound cold hearted, but given number of schools in the USA cost efficiency is critical. If school security costs too much, schools in low income areas will do without and even… Read more »

Possum1500
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Possum1500

I always said gun free zones were like fishing at a stocked pond…..you have all you want and they can’t get away! It’s sad….they are sitting ducks without armed officers to guard them!

UncleT
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UncleT

I would just add in reality, stats mean nothing. Arms is a God Given / natural right that the 2nd Amendment and Constitution defends from the Government restricting and limiting their power over the people. It doesn’t not restrict the people of liberty. The infringements the govt is doing right now, from the federal, state and local levels is treachery. That’s something else the gun grabber don’t want you to know.

Justista
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Justista

It’s easier for them to get a dick in you if you don’t have a gun.
It’s never been about crime or saving lives.

RJL
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RJL

Socialism>Communism>Gun Control=Disarmament=Extermination… The Impoverished Deadly Agenda…As history has proven…. “Seemingly Utopian pacifists are free to profess their love of a weapon-free world, but they must start by disarming the evil, criminal and tyrannical. Disarming the public is a vent for their twisted fear and hatred, a grotesque affront to freedom, and unacceptable. Disarming an innocent person is an act of violence.” “Guns save lives. Guns stop crime. Guns are why America is still free.” Anti-constitutionalism sense of morality is situational, based on incident and emotion, instead of rooted in God’s word and law. Anti-constitutionalism stands for nothing. The Anti-Constitutionalists’ situation… Read more »

Deplorable Bill
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Deplorable Bill

R.J.L. VERY well said Sir. If you have the means of getting this to congress and the president, I advise you to do so. It might prevent or help prevent the war that is so obviously coming.

Arm up, carry on.

ShooterOne
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ShooterOne

RJL, YES, very well said and I agree. Thank you for the comment. Could I get the Reader’s Digest version next time? LOL

Dave in Fairfax
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Dave in Fairfax

ShooterOne, Gosh, I hope not. One of the best things about the comments here is the depth of knowledge and the background given in them rather than mere soundbites.

Darkman
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Darkman

More violations of the2nd, 4th,5th and 14th Amendments
Florida ‘red flag’ gun law used 3,500 times since Parkland
https://apnews.com/6560501986455adcb0ef57fdb370035a

Tionico
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Tionico

and the INSANE thing about that Parkland massacre is that the perp had already been flagged.. further he was KNOWN to have perpetrated at least FOUR felony level crimes, but was never indicted on any of them. Had he been, on even the least one, he’d never have been able to buy the rifle he used to murder his former school chums. WHEN will the government uffishuls who stood mutely aside KNOWING there was a violent felon on the loose, with the ability to acquire a firearm and take further violant action? Instead, they want to take away the guns… Read more »

Possum1500
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Possum1500

This is a prime example of letting a convicted felon out to do more harm! It was the Judge who let him out to kill….and it’s the Judge’s fault!!

Finnky
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Finnky

I keep hearing the 2.5M DGU figure. In this write up Dan assumes that all of those are defense from humans. Now I realize that humans represent the biggest threat, but are any of those 2.5M other forms of self rescue? Believe questions were open enough that they could have counted things like shooting a bear, dog or rabid skunk or even using gun to signal for help. Might help public perception to play up such uses. After all, many sheep think you only need to defend yourself if attacked by someone with a gun. As if knives and blunt… Read more »

Vince
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Vince

Mass shootings occur in No Gun Zones areas, mostly public schools. The No Gun Zone law passed in 1990 actually supports the massacre of children, teachers and others. This law “enables and guarantees a successful mass shooting” by making everyone in the public school system defenseless. This law doesn’t apply to private schools which have their own armed security. There have been no mass shootings at private schools in the same 30 year time period (1990 to 2020). This law also guarantees the shooters’ safety since they alone have weapons! This law is a good example of a “common sense”… Read more »

Bobocat
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Bobocat

Gun grabbers don’t give a shit about saving lives, any lives. All they care about is taking away the law-abiding persons right to protect themselves. The radical left has admitted that they want to disarm America before the next election in case Pres. Trump is re-elected. They can take the country back by force without opposition. Take away all the legal guns and that leaves the criminal side with guns in which they will recruit for their side. Look at Europe 1933, the only thing that kept the last election from being the same thing was Trump and the second… Read more »

Boz
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Boz

HeII No! It has NEVER been about saving anyone, children or otherwise. It’s about control.

Whatzit
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Whatzit

Thank you! It’s not about the children, not about preventing suicides, not about saving lives. It’s purely about disarmament, about getting the public into the “corral” and having the ability to KEEP them in the corral. To that end, the anti-left will say literally anything, promise anything, do anything to achieve that end. Why? Because they cannot get the total control that they require in order to eviscerate the United States until everyone is powerless to defend themselves and powerless to fight for liberty. That is what this is all about. I do wish we would stop acting like the… Read more »

Stone
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Stone

Dan, I believe you number is about half of what it actually is. Planned Parenthood facilities is responsible for an average of over 300,000 annually. Although the US is predicting a low number for 2019, some years have been over 900,000. And in the world in general about 45 million. Leading cause of death in the US and world? A legal form of genocide. Other than that I agree 100% with your work. It could be noted as well, more often than not, legal Defensive Gun Use, even for protection, happens with no shots fired.

gregs
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gregs

another issue that takes 10’s of thousand of lives in America is drug overdoses which generally is brought in by and distributed by gangs. also, more people die from automobile accidents and medical errors than firearms each year. leftists never want to debate the issue of gun control. they will deny the statistics/data or argue that they are not true. they always use children as pawns in their attempts to defend their position but as said it is rarely true. they want to take away a persons civil rights and ability to protect and defend themselves while letting millions of… Read more »

coyotejoe
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coyotejoe

Murder with guns amounts to about 4.6 per 100,000, death from drug overdose is 21.7 per 100,000 or nearly five times as many. And that is only overdose deaths, many other deaths are drug related, including many, perhaps most of those firearm deaths. If the goal is to save lives the effort would be much better directed at opioid drug addiction intervention.

Core
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Core

I have been studying various crime phenomenon my entire adult life and worked abroad dealing with high crimes and I have stopped entertaining the Democrats delusional pre don crime fighting fantasies. They are orchestrating a system that not only violates Article VI within the US Constitution, but takes citizens ability to protect themselves from violent criminals. This unconstitutional power grab must not be allowed to pass. It will be the beginning of the end of what we perceive as a free nation. The DNC targets unpreventable phenomenon and claims to solve them with anecdotal evidence and a justification to abuse… Read more »

Deplorable Bill
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Deplorable Bill

Since I E.T.S.”s out of the Army, I have been involved in 5 instances where there were or there was potential for lives being lost. If I pulled myself out of the numbers, there are 16 people who either lived, survived or died in total. I have family members who would not be alive today if I had not been armed. I have family members who would have been kidnaped had I not been armed. My daughter is one of them and it happened to her 2X. The chances of getting my little girl back alive or alive in one… Read more »

Core
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Core

From what we know guns save 1300% or more lives than are used to take innocent lives. That’s not considering the passive value of having high numbers of legally armed citizens versus a population of unarmed citizens who are easily victimized.

StWayne
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StWayne

From now on I’m hanging out with DB. Can you imagine having two of him, running around? Now imagine an army of him running around, and this is what every criminal in America has to look forward to when contemplating their next ill-gotten move. Word: tis not wise to pull on Superman’s cape.

StWayne
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StWayne

Rumor has it he’s a round here somewhere.

Finnky
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Finnky

@StWayne – If half of what @DB has said I’d true, and I have no reason to disbelieve him, there is no “army of him.” Many may be competent, but he’s at a whole different level from most of us. Fortunately most situations can be resolved even with minimal skill. There certainly is an army of people exceeding that level.

tetejaun
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tetejaun

Because the communist democrat shave been employing the Hegelian Dialectic for over 65 years, now.
You are 100% correct at how the communist democrats despise the American people.

tetejaun
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tetejaun

The communist democrats would slaughter every child in the United States if they were sure THAT would allow them to collect all guns and implement their totalitarian government.
DEMOCRATS protect the robbing, raping and drunk-driving illegal alien invaders.
DEMOCRATS protect MS-13, whose members must murder and rape to become a member.

Democrats despise the United States, the Constitution and the American people.
Democrats, during the Senate Impeachment Trial, stated several times that the American people were the enemy.