Guns Strictly by the Numbers

Here are some little-known facts that will lead you to many more the mainstream news talk won't tell you.

There is much debate these days on what we can do to promote gun safety. The suggestion has to come up to limit the availability of guns in America. Sounds good in theory but in actuality it is just not that simple. Here are some Facts Please Read and let the open forum begin in your comments.

Home owners who use guns in defense of a home put themselves at a higher risk of danger.

“Of the 2,500,000 times citizens use guns to defend themselves, 92% merely brandish their gun or fire a warning shot to scare off their attackers. Less than 8% of the time does a citizen wound his or her attacker, and in less than one in a thousand instances is the attacker killed. This shows private citizens are using restraint and gun owners do not think they are Wild West cowboys shooting anything that moves. "In actual shootings, citizens do far better than law enforcement on hit potential. They hit their targets and they don't hit other people. I wish I could say the same for cops. We train more, they do better." Sheriff Greg White, Cole County, Missouri, Guns to be allowed on campus?, KRCG News, July 31, 2009" 

Gun laws need to be stricter to prevent criminals from getting forearms. ​​​​

Some examples of this failing are “In 1976, Washington, D.C. enacted one of the most restrictive gun control laws in the nation. The city's murder rate rose 134 percent through 1996 while the national murder rate has dropped 2 percent. Also In 2000, 20% of U.S. homicides occur in four cities with just six percent of the population – New York, Chicago, Detroit, and Washington, D.C. – most of which have/had a virtual prohibition on private handguns. There are more than 22,000 gun laws at the city, county, state, and federal level….But the Federal government concluded that no criminal that attacked a police officer was “hindered by any law--federal, state or local--that has ever been established to prevent gun ownership. They just laughed at gun laws.”

Cars need to be registered, So Should Guns

​​​​​​​​There is no constitutionally guaranteed right to keep and bear automobiles, and thus they are subject to greater regulation than guns. Secondly There are more guns in the U.S. than cars (228,000,000 guns and 207,754,000 automobiles). Yet you are 31 times more likely to be accidentally killed by a car than a gun.

@ http://www.gunfacts.info/pdfs/gun-facts/6.1/gun_facts_6_1_screen.pdf Unlike most “facts” these are more than creditable due to the fact that after each Factoid (123) states the origin on the same page. I do not take any original credit for these facts and quotes they are merely intended to spark debate and hopefully allow you to do your own research.

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