Learn more about guns and gun control through studies, statistics, and published facts.
#guncontrol by @empoweredpres
US Citizens love their guns. So much in fact...
There are 300,000,000 guns held by civilians;
roughly 9 out of 10 people
and 40% of the worlds ﬁrearms.
shooting sprees are not rare in the united states;
15 of the 25 worst mass shootings took place here.
Every public shooting spree has taken place where carrying
guns were not allowed.
From East, Sandy hook shooting Newtown, CT.,
to West, xerox massacre Honolulu, HI
Majority of killers obtain their weapons legally.
Like ex-police ofﬁcers who’ve used their own weapons.
Why do we carry guns?
3 reasons: Protection , Target Shooting, Hunting
Civilians use guns to protect themselves 1,000,000 times a
and many feel the need to defend themselves against
criminals. In fact...
34% of felons were shot at or captured by an armed
40% of felons decided not ot commit a crime because they
knew the victim was carrying a gun.
Approximately 34 million americans participate in shooting
sports. For example:
Target practicing may run in the family.
Teens may want to gain a college scholarship.
But, most people say its a form of relaxation.
One of the oldest activities on the planet.
People hunt for various reasons:
To gather food for themselves.
to get better at shooting,
or to trade for other goods.
Although there seems to be a lot of gun usage...
Gun ownership in the U.S. is declining overall
and violent crime has decreased by 65%
And, there’s still over 100,000 gun-related emergency room
procedures in the U.S. every year.
So why not just ban guns?
Because banning guns is unconstitutional. (according to the
The assassination of John F. Kennedy inspired major
revision to federal gun laws.
and there’s been debates about gun laws ever since.
90% of people say no guns equal no crime.
but that also means No guns; no civilian protection.
It could also mean a new black market; leaving civilians
Guns can be used by accident or ignorance,
but reasonable gun control education can be implemented.
Here’s what the public thinks:
Less Strict 54% More strict 44%
With the public supporting gun control policies,
there is still so much gun violence going on...
How many casualties will it take?
How do we stop our violent madness with gun control?
By standing up and saying “Enough is Enough.”
“If we’re going to change things, it’s going to take a wave of
americans.” - Barack Obama
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