Whether you own firearms or not, it is very much in your own best personal interest not only to FIGHT BACK against their incessant infringement on our right to keep and bear arms, but also to help educate them as to why it’s in their bests interests, as well.
Here’s the main reason: Everywhere governments have curtailed the right of their citizens to keep and bear arms, the overall violent crime rate has skyrocketed. Sure, murders by gun went down, but murders overall go up, along with all other violent crime.
Here’s another reason: Fully HALF of all mass shootings are stopped by armed citizens.
Here’s a third reason: Roughly 725,000 violent crimes are stopped by armed citizens each and every year. Some reports put that number far higher, around 1.3 million. Infringing on the right of the people to keep and bear arms will never — can never — reduce either crime in general or mass shootings in particular. The violent crime rate in the United Kingdom TRIPLED when their blitheringly idiotic government deprived the citizenry of their right to keep and bear arms, and those same blitheringly idiotic citizens LET them.
Consider: In 2015, the United States of America had 13,286 gun-related deaths. With a 2015 population of 319,929,162, that comes to 4.15 gun-related deaths per 100,000 people. As a double-check of my accuracy, Nation Master lists that as 4.2 in 2010. But the United Kingdom’s murder rate is 11.68. That’s 2.8 — nearly three times — higher than the U.S.
The UK’s murder rate used to be on par with that of the U.S. before they banned most civilian ownership of arms. This is what happens when you deny the ability of a private citizen to effectively secure themselves, their family, and their problem.
The same thing happened in Australia, when they infringed on the right of the people to keep and bear arms.
This is not a new phenomenon. All other things being equal, a well-armed citizenry always has a significantly lower violent crime rate than a disarmed citizenry. This is WHY our Founding Fathers wrote “the right of the people to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed” into our Constitution’s Second Amendment.
It just works. Stop messing with it.
While you’re at it, stop comparing liberal hot spots like Chicago, Detroit, Baltimore, New Orleans, and St. Louis to the rest of America. The right of the people to keep and bear arms is seriously infringed in those locations, and it shows. Liberal policies do not bring about security, and that shows, as well.