How Many Americans Own Guns?
How many Americans own firearms is a question that is often asked by many and usually not the right question. A far better question would be, how many of my friends own firearms? The second question may be, how many of my neighbors own firearms?
We are constantly being told by the gun control lobby that owning firearms is safe and will prevent school shootings, domestic violence, and crime. But is it safe to own a firearm? The third question would be, is it safe to live with a gun?
I believe we have a pretty good idea about the answer to that question. We know that owning a firearm increases your chance of being shot and killed. We also know that owning a firearm decreases your chance of dying from any causes other than shooting yourself. The problem is that the gun control lobby, and those who write our law, don’t want you to know this.
They only want you to know that owning a firearm is dangerous and a very bad thing to do. In order to help promote their agenda of making sure people know this, they create studies and write articles to convince us that owning a firearm is not good. Those who understand that owning a firearm is dangerous to spend their whole lives trying to stop straw purchases, gun show giveaways, illegal gun sales, and all forms of firearms theft.
Criminals know that the more people who own guns in any area the less likely it will be for them to be caught. If you have been a victim of burglary, you know that criminals target homes that are full of firearms. If they cannot get into your home where your firearm is, they simply move on to one of your neighbor’s houses. Criminals do not care if you own a firearm or not. They only care about your firearm when you are dead. Therefore you must be aware of how many Americans own firearms so you can help prevent crime.
When we are walking around loose we are risking everything that we have as well as the safety of ourselves and others. If you have a firearm, or if someone you know has a firearm, it is vitally important that you know how to use it properly. Also know that laws are constantly changing, and you are required by law to keep your firearm registered. If you are thinking about selling your firearm you must also register it with the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms. You must also know that there are some states that will fine you for assault, if your weapon ends up in someone else’s hands. You must know how many Americans own firearms and what you can do to avoid becoming another statistic.