We are hearing more and more "rumblings" about our government planning to disarm U.S. citizens.
The left-leaning media has jumped on the bandwagon, telling us over and over that GUNS KILL.
But very few people in our country are harmed by the guns of permit-carrying individuals.
However, literally thousands of lives are saved each year by the legal use of guns.
Every year approximately 2 million U.S. citizens use a gun in self-defense. That's the good guys using a firearm to protect themselves from the bad guys.
Here is a very clear example:
In 2007, a gunman entered the New Life Church in Colorado Springs intending to perpetrate one of the greatest massacres in U.S. history. He was armed with a thousand rounds of ammunition. Unfortunately for him, but fortunately for the people in the church, he was only able to kill two people. The reason? He was met by a woman with a gun. Jeanne Assam is a concealed-carry- permit- holder and she used her firearm to fatally wound the gunman, thus saving hundreds of lives at this church. The lesson? Gun control never stops armed criminals; law abiding citizens with guns stop armed criminals!
Out of 35,198 deaths by guns, here is a partial breakdown . . .
Homicide with a firearm: 12,129
Suicide with a firearm: 17,348
Death by accidental discharge of firearm: 721
And roughly 5,000 deaths from legal interventions (i.e., police shooting criminals, which actually saved lives)
Way less than auto accidents.
About 93 people are killed each day in automobile accidents. Less than one person per day
is killed by gun accidents.
Serious Question: Should the government ban the use of automobiles?
Just so you know: Out of a population of 320 million, about 3.5 million Americans have permits to carry a gun.