America is #1 in individual arms possession and we have the lowest per capita murder rate of any nation in the world considering the amount of arms the individuals own
The Violation of our 2nd Amendment
When John Kennedy was assassinated in 1963 the calls for gun control began to rise. In 1968 Martin Luther King was assassinated and the fires were stoked again. Then Robert Kennedy was assassinated and the calls to ban guns went into high gear. The liberal left has the idea that if guns were banned then there wouldn’t be any guns in the hands of criminals. The problem with that is that is why they are called criminals, they don’t obey the laws.
The real reason about the so-called ‘gun control’ isn’t about gun control but completely about control. All evidence concerning the banning of guns and the reduction of crime points to a drastic rise in crime when guns are banned. Look at these facts. Chicago, Washington, D.C. and New York City would be the safest places in the world, if that theory was correct. In 2012 Chicago ranked number one in the world for alpha cities for violent death using guns. Chicago has the strictest gun laws in the country yet they have 19.4 deaths per 100,000 due to gun violence. Last year 440 children of school age were shot, 60 of them dying. We decry the violence in Connecticut, as we should, but say nothing about the violence banning guns creates.
Think about this, how many criminals using guns got to a gun-free school or theater and saw the gun free sign and said, ‘Now what do I do?’ No, they chose the gun free zone because they knew that no one would be firing back at them. We have to remember that Sandy Nook, the Aurora theater, Virginia Tech and Columbine are all gun free zones. Even our military bases are gun-free zones which is why Hassan was able to kill 13 people and wound 29 others. There were laws in place but the criminal broke the law. Remember that is what criminals do. They don’t pay attention to the laws and any more gun laws that restrict gun ownership will also be ignored by the criminals. How do they think that taking away the ability for the innocent to protect themselves, by restricting gun ownership, does anything other than force them to be victims?
Here are some statistics on the relationship of gun ownership to gun violence in the United States. The United States rates number 1 of 178 in the world in personal gun ownership according to gunpolicy.org. There are 88.8 guns per 100 persons in America. The number of gun deaths per 100,000 in population in 2009 was 2.98.
In China the average citizen in not allowed to own a gun yet in 2008 14,811 people were killed using guns. This is a nation where the average citizen is not allowed to own a gun and the number of deaths exceeded Americas rate where there are 88.8 guns per 100 people. The number of registered guns in China in .05 per 100. It is obvious that it is not the number of guns but in whose hands those guns are in.
Canada has very strict guns laws and regulations. As an example an officer of the Court of Appeal of Ontario describes what he had to go through in purchasing a shotgun. “Buying a shotgun required me to attend a weekend long Canadian Firearms Acquisition Course (cost: $320), then apply to the RCMP for a Possession and Acquisition License, submit to a thorough background search, have my three references interviewed and an RCMP officer attend at my house to investigate my means of storage – a separate safe for the gun and ammo AND a trigger lock. Then, a 28-day waiting period.” He went on to state that as a practicing attorney in Toronto for 20 years he was never involved in a case where a criminal used a legal gun in a crime. That is another fact that the left seems to ignore and that is that almost all guns used in crimes were illegal, stolen, black market, etc.