Dec 16

Win every gun control debate using these facts

Predictably soon after the horrible shooting which occurred at an elementary school in Newtown, CT, there has been no shortage of individuals and organizations calling for more gun control.  As terrible and tragic as the shooting was, educated gun enthusiasts realize that no amount of gun control can prevent events like this from happening.  An outright gun ban, if enacted tomorrow, which forced all guns (every single one) to be turned in and destroyed would not put a stop to mass shootings.  Crime and violence would probably rise, those bent on destruction would be ever more emboldened by the fact that most law abiding citizens would be unarmed.  This is the point where a gun control advocate would ask me to cite my sources, and it as at this point I would head over to Buckeye Firearms to reference their handy Gun Facts download.  Contained within this PDF document you will find:

-92 anti-gun myths organized into 16 topics for quick reference

-Hundreds of concise facts to defeat virtually every anti-gun talking point

-Specific references to source material to make research easy

-Full-color charts and graphs to illustrate key statistics and trends

-Plus, an authoritative summary of court decisions, statements of famous gun grabbers and the facts that prove them wrong, dozens of inspiring of pro-gun quotes, and much more

A few samples from the download which should peak your interest.

Myth: Assault weapons are a serious problem in the U.S.
Fact: In 1994, before the Federal “assault weapons ban,” you were eleven (11) times more likely to be beaten to death than to be killed by an “assault weapon.”

Myth: Guns are not a good deterrent to crime
Fact: Guns prevent an estimated 2.5 million crimes a year or 6,849 every day. Often the gun is never fired and no blood (including the criminal’s) is shed.

Myth: Private ownership of guns is not effective in preventing crime
Fact: Every year, people in the United States use guns to defend themselves against criminals an estimated 2,500,000 times – more than 6,500 people a day, or once every 13 seconds.  Of these instances, 15.6% of the people using firearms defensively stated that they “almost certainly” saved their lives by doing so.

Myth: 30,000 people are killed with guns every year.
Fact: 54% of these deaths are suicides(80% in Canada). Numerous studies have shown that the presence or absence of a firearm does not change the overall (i.e., gun plus non-gun) suicide rate.

Myth: The only purpose for a gun is to kill people
Fact: Guns are used for self-defense 2,500,000 times a year in the United States

So there you have it, check out the website and download the gun facts guide.  Every fact is referenced in the document so you can back up your data, unlike those who call for more gun control but really have no facts to substantiate that their abstract concept of “control” would do anything to actually prevent more crime.  On a final note, while you are there consider a small donation for their efforts (I am not in any way affiliated with their organization).


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  1. joe

    i am not a yank i live north of the u.s . and this is just me talking and it may not mean much in the scheme of things but dont ever give up your firearms if you do you will rue the day .when they are gone its forever you wont get them back then you are just sheeple.

    1. PJ

      Great point Joe, when they are gone they are gone forever. Many people fail to see that reality, thanks for the comment.

  2. Shawn James

    Please don’t give up the rights so many Americans have died defending.

  3. Joshua Hattan

    The second amendment to the U.S. Constitution guarantees every American the right to bear arms. Has any law ever been so ambiguous? What are arms? What does it mean to bear them? At least with the first amendment we know exactly where we stand: Freedom of speech. It couldn’t be any clearer. But, the right to bear arms leaves the second amendment open to different interpretations. We need gun permits to carry a concealed weapon. Do we need knife permits? No. Yet both can, and often do, cause death. We can own a gun, or a rifle, or a sub-machine gun, or a machete, and dozens of other tools to kill, even our own bare hands. So, gun control is a debate in our country that makes no sense unless you broaden the ban or acceptance to include all instruments of death.””

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