11 Times a Gun Stopped Matters From Getting Worse

11 Times a Gun Stopped Matters From Getting Worse

COMMENTARY BY The Lee bill also would Americans to surrender hundreds of millions of commonly owned, factory-standard ammunition magazines capable of holding more than 10 rounds. Gun control advocates are back to their same tactics of wanting to make it much harder for law-abiding citizens to exercise their Second Amendment rights. Almost every major study on the issue found that Americans use their firearms in self-defense between 500,000 and 3 million times a year. In 2021, we must continue to ensure that the right to keep and bear arms remains the right of the people, not the privilege of the chosen elite. We’re in a new year, but gun control advocates are back to their same tactics of wanting to make it much harder for law-abiding citizens to exercise their Second Amendment rights. Perhaps one of the worst offenders is Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee, D-Texas, who recently introduced a bill to create a national gun license and registration program that effectively would turn the right to keep and bear arms into a privilege for which citizens must prove their worthiness to the government. The Lee bill also would force Americans to surrender hundreds of millions of commonly owned, factory-standard ammunition magazines capable of holding more than 10 rounds—severely handicapping their ability to defend themselves when outnumbered or outgunned. Activists such as the Texas congresswoman probably genuinely believe that they’re helping protect Americans. But in reality they would make it harder for most Americans to protect themselves. According to a […]

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