The gun control supporters are unbelievable with some of the arguments they make. I’m not talking about the blatantly dishonest arguments, like about magazines holding ten rounds being dandy, while ones holding eleven rounds are baby killers. I’m talking about when they fail to do some basic math on their own assertions:
Regulation efforts have failed as courts hold the 2nd amendment to permit virtually anyone a gun, allowing 25% of the population to threaten the remaining 75%. Unequivocally, people have the right to self-defense, however, just 1.5% of the population has used guns for this purpose while over 23,000 die and 52,000 were maimed in 2010.
Even assuming those statistics are correct, which they are not, the United States, as of the 2010 census, has 308 million people. If 1.5% of them have used a firearm for self-defense, that represents 4.62 million people. Assuming an average life expectancy in the US of 78 years, that would average out to about 59,230 self-defense cases with a gun every year, and that’s without weighing the fact that children are typically not permitted to own or carry guns under most circumstances. That sounds like a great case for private gun ownership, then, if you ask me. This is more evidence the gun banning crowd doesn’t think much about what they are saying.
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