Yes or No to Gun Control?

Yes or No to Gun Control?

Learn more about guns and gun control through studies, statistics, and published facts.

Cde4830d660a0e2f7c20b381cd72effd?s=128

@EMPOWEREDPRES

May 17, 2016
Tweet

Transcript

  1. #guncontrol by @empoweredpres

  2. US Citizens love their guns. So much in fact...

  3. There are 300,000,000 guns held by civilians;

  4. roughly 9 out of 10 people

  5. and 40% of the worlds firearms.

  6. shooting sprees are not rare in the united states;

  7. 15 of the 25 worst mass shootings took place here.

  8. Every public shooting spree has taken place where carrying guns

    were not allowed.
  9. From East, Sandy hook shooting Newtown, CT.,

  10. to West, xerox massacre Honolulu, HI

  11. Majority of killers obtain their weapons legally.

  12. Like ex-police officers who’ve used their own weapons.

  13. Why do we carry guns?

  14. 3 reasons: Protection , Target Shooting, Hunting

  15. Protection

  16. Civilians use guns to protect themselves 1,000,000 times a year.

  17. and many feel the need to defend themselves against criminals.

    In fact...
  18. 34% of felons were shot at or captured by an

    armed victim, and
  19. 40% of felons decided not ot commit a crime because

    they knew the victim was carrying a gun.
  20. Target Shooting

  21. Approximately 34 million americans participate in shooting sports. For example:

  22. Target practicing may run in the family.

  23. Teens may want to gain a college scholarship.

  24. But, most people say its a form of relaxation.

  25. Hunting

  26. One of the oldest activities on the planet.

  27. People hunt for various reasons:

  28. To gather food for themselves.

  29. to get better at shooting,

  30. or to trade for other goods.

  31. Although there seems to be a lot of gun usage...

  32. Gun ownership in the U.S. is declining overall

  33. and violent crime has decreased by 65%

  34. And, there’s still over 100,000 gun-related emergency room procedures in

    the U.S. every year.
  35. So why not just ban guns?

  36. Because banning guns is unconstitutional. (according to the constitution)

  37. The assassination of John F. Kennedy inspired major revision to

    federal gun laws.
  38. and there’s been debates about gun laws ever since.

  39. 90% of people say no guns equal no crime.

  40. but that also means No guns; no civilian protection.

  41. It could also mean a new black market; leaving civilians

    more defenseless.
  42. Guns can be used by accident or ignorance,

  43. but reasonable gun control education can be implemented.

  44. Here’s what the public thinks:

  45. Less Strict 54% More strict 44%

  46. With the public supporting gun control policies,

  47. there is still so much gun violence going on...

  48. How many casualties will it take?

  49. How do we stop our violent madness with gun control?

  50. By standing up and saying “Enough is Enough.”

  51. None
  52. None
  53. None
  54. “If we’re going to change things, it’s going to take

    a wave of americans.” - Barack Obama
  55. Created by: Jairus

  56. We use guns for target shooting with the Hawaii Defense

    Foundation
  57. Join us and shoot bad ppt slides!

  58. Now bite the bullet and EMPOWER your presentations!

  59. View more killer presentations:

  60. None