Facts and Fantasies about Guns and Gun Control

Facts and Fantasies about Guns and Gun Control

Article first appeared on Ammoland.com U.S.A. – -(AmmoLand.com)- The gun control lobby started it. Then the legacy media joined in and told us that guns and gun owners were dangerous. Their solution is to register and regulate guns and gun owners. They claim their gun control will somehow, someday, take the guns out of the hands of criminals. If you only read the words then you might be persuaded. Let’s fill in the facts the gun prohibitionists always leave out. Gun control laws do more harm than good. Honest gun owners use a firearm to stop a violent crime about 1.7 million times a year, a little over 45-hundred defensive-guns-uses a day. That massive benefit overshadows all the other problems we have with the criminal use of firearms. Legally justified armed defense is dozens of times more frequent than the suicides and accidents we see with firearms. It is hard to overestimate the importance of armed defense. Disarming honest gun owners in the hope of disarming criminals is a disaster since guns do so much good. Guns are common and persistent. Estimates put it just under 400 million firearms legally owned by over 80 million adults in the US. I have guns that are decades old. My friends have guns that are older than a century. Guns do not go away with time. Criminals have lots of guns too. Criminals stole over 13 thousand guns from gun stores last year. One number I saw said that about 300 thousand […]

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