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    18 Little-Known Gun Facts That Prove That Guns Make Us Safer

    18 Little-Known Gun Facts That Prove That Guns Make Us Safer

    The American people deserve to know the truth about gun control. Passing strict gun control laws will not make us all safer. In fact, as you will read about below, even a study conducted at Harvard found that the more guns a nation has the less crime it tends to have. In other words, there is a very strong positive correlation between more guns and less crime. This is the exact opposite of what the mainstream media would have us believe, but it makes sense. You see, the reality is that criminals really, really, really don’t want to get shot. When you pass strict gun control laws, you take the fear of getting shot away and criminals tend to flourish. Just look at what is going on in America today.

    The places with the highest crime rates are the major cities where strict gun control laws have been passed. In some of those cities the police are so overwhelmed that they have announced that they simply won’t even bother responding to certain kinds of crime anymore. The truth is that the government cannot protect us adequately, and that is one reason why millions of preppers are arming themselves and gun sales have been setting new records year after year. Unfortunately, the mainstream media and many of our politicians seem absolutely obsessed with trying to restrict our constitutional right to own guns. They are waging a relentless campaign to try to convince the American people that guns are bad. But is that actually the case? Of course not. The following are 18 little-known gun facts that prove that guns make us safer…

    #1 Over the past 20 years, gun sales have absolutely exploded, but homicides with firearms are down 39 percent during that time and “other crimes with firearms” are down 69 percent.

    #2 A study published in the Harvard Journal of Law & Public Policy discovered that nations that have more guns tend to have less crime.

    #3 The nine European nations with the lowest rate of gun ownership rate have a combined murder rate that is three times greater than the nine European nation with the highest rate of gun ownership.

    #4 Almost every mass shooting that has occurred in the United States since 1950 has taken place in a state with strict gun control laws…

    With just one exception, every public mass shooting in the USA since at least 1950 has taken place where citizens are banned from carrying guns. Despite strict gun regulations, Europe has had three of the worst six school shootings.

    #5 The United States is #1 in the world in gun ownership, and yet it is only 28th in the world in gun murders per 100,000 people.

    #6 The violent crime rate in the United States actually fell from 757.7 per 100,000 in 1992 to 386.3 per 100,000 in 2011. During that same time period, the murder rate fell from 9.3 per 100,000 to 4.7 per 100,000.

    #7 Approximately 200,000 women in the United States use guns to protect themselves against sexual crime every single year.

    #8 Overall, guns in the United States are used 80 times more often to prevent crime than they are to take lives.

    #9 The number of unintentional fatalities due to firearms declined by 58 percent between 1991 and 2011.

    #10 Despite the very strict ban on guns in the UK, the overall rate of violent crime in the UK is about 4 times higher than it is in the United States. In one recent year, there were 2,034 violent crimes per 100,000 people in the UK. In the United States, there were only 466 violent crimes per 100,000 people during that same year. Do we really want to be more like the UK?

    #11 The UK has approximately 125 percent more rape victims per 100,000 people each year than the United States does.

    #12 The UK has approximately 133 percent more assault victims per 100,000 people each year than the United States does.

    #13 The UK has the fourth highest burglary rate in the EU.

    #14 The UK has the second highest overall crime rate in the EU.

    #15 Down in Australia, gun murders increased by about 19 percent and armed robberies increased by about 69 percent after a gun ban was instituted.

    #16 The city of Chicago has some of the strictest gun laws in the United States. So has this reduced crime? Of course not. As I wrote about recently, the murder rate in Chicago was about 17 percent higher in 2012 than it was in 2011, and Chicago is now considered to be “the deadliest global city“. If you can believe it, there were about as many murders in Chicago during 2012 as there was in the entire nation of Japan.

    #17 After the city of Kennesaw, Georgia passed a law requiring every home to have a gun, the crime rate dropped by more than 50 percent over the course of the next 23 years and there was an 89% decline in burglaries.

    #18 According to Gun Owners of America, the governments of the world slaughtered more than 170 million of their own people during the 20th century. The vast majority of those people had been disarmed by their own governments prior to being slaughtered.

    Sadly, you rarely hear any facts like these on the mainstream news networks. Instead, they give countless amounts of air time to the radicals that are obsessed with gun control.

    And did you know that there is now an official propaganda manual that has been put out for gun control advocates? This manual actually encourages gun control advocates to emotionally exploit major shooting incidents to advance the cause of gun control…

    Democratic strategists have drafted a how-to manual on manipulating the public’s emotions toward gun control in the aftermath of a major shooting.

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  3. 3, 4, 5, 6, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 16 are not direct examples of guns making us safer. You can argue that that statistic given could be altered if guns were more widely available, but this is a correlation and not causation. In no way is the UK burglary rate an indicator that guns will protect a US citizen.

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    Kino, I think you're on the wrong site by mistake. Violent crimes include baseball bats, hammers, knives etc. When the citizens of those country were dis-armed, the violent crime, burglaries etc are violent whether by gun or otherwise. The key that you didn't pick up on is - - - these crimes increase when the bad guys know that their victim can not defend themselves. Very few little old ladies in my neighborhood walk around with bats, hammers etc. This is a constitutional carry state, and you better believe that most of the folks have a REAL gun real close. If the UK were like here, crimes would not be on the up-swing.

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    Is there a list of serious documentation (FBI Uniform Crime Reports, ATF statistics, etc.) to show the credibility of these figures? I don't doubt the information, but before I use it with gun haters, I would like to be able to answer with where those numbers actually came from.

  7. Quote Originally Posted by shirtz1 View Post
    Kino, I think you're on the wrong site by mistake. Violent crimes include baseball bats, hammers, knives etc. When the citizens of those country were dis-armed, the violent crime, burglaries etc are violent whether by gun or otherwise. The key that you didn't pick up on is - - - these crimes increase when the bad guys know that their victim can not defend themselves. Very few little old ladies in my neighborhood walk around with bats, hammers etc. This is a constitutional carry state, and you better believe that most of the folks have a REAL gun real close. If the UK were like here, crimes would not be on the up-swing.
    Im not disagreeing guns deter crime, that wasnt my point. Im saying his examples circumstantial correlations and not a direct causation. As Ross pointed out above, they are basically claims without numbers. Whining about the mis-use of stats basically. And I have three handguns on my desk, I'm well aware of my rights and use them proudly.

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    I only got to read to number 4 and I screamed bull-scheisse. Almost every mass shooting that has occurred in the United States since 1950 has taken place in a state with strict gun control laws

    US Mass Shootings, 1982-2012: Data From Mother Jones' Investigation | Mother Jones

    Read where a lot of these states had mass shootings. Florida, Texas, Colorado, North Carolina, South Carolina, Kentucky, Utah, Pennsylvania, Oklahoma, Georgia, Mississippi. This doesn't equate to "almost every mass shooting" has been in a state with strict gun control laws.

    As soon as I read lists like this, when I come to one that is just flat out wrong, I stop reading because it is not reliable.
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    Quote Originally Posted by wolf_fire View Post
    I only got to read to number 4 and I screamed bull-scheisse. Almost every mass shooting that has occurred in the United States since 1950 has taken place in a state with strict gun control laws

    US Mass Shootings, 1982-2012: Data From Mother Jones' Investigation | Mother Jones

    Read where a lot of these states had mass shootings. Florida, Texas, Colorado, North Carolina, South Carolina, Kentucky, Utah, Pennsylvania, Oklahoma, Georgia, Mississippi. This doesn't equate to "almost every mass shooting" has been in a state with strict gun control laws.

    As soon as I read lists like this, when I come to one that is just flat out wrong, I stop reading because it is not reliable.
    Interesting that the Mother Jones report is pretty detailed except for for one glaring ommission: Were these locations gun free zones? My guess is that most were. Also just about every killer had a history of mental illness. I guess it is easier for the libs to go after our guns than to lock up everyone who is mentally unstable, even though it would likely be more effective.

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