Gun Control Statistics

I received two pieces of information on Facebook concerning the gun control debate that I found interesting:

There are have been more Americans killed in domestic gun incidents (suicides, accidents, or homicides) since 1960 than Americans killed in wars ever.

Those who support background checks for gun sales:
92% of Americans
89% of Republicans
74% of NRA members

I am so sad for our nation right now. Fear is an awful thing.

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One Response to Gun Control Statistics

  1. Krystin Kovalcik says:

    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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