Excerpts from “Guns – The Untold Story”
Let me demonstrate that any restriction placed upon gun ownership is not only contrary to your best interest, but does in fact, increase the likelihood that you or a loved one will become the victim of a violent crime.
Gun control has not worked anywhere that it has been tried and that you are safer in a society where guns are not restricted, than in one where gun control laws are in effect.
From a thesis titled "Armed Resistance to Crime: The Prevalence and Nature of Self-Defense With a Gun", in the Northwestern University School of Law, Journal of Criminal Law and Criminology, vol. 86, issue 1, 1995, by Gary Kleck and Marc Gertz.
Principal here is that Guns are used for self-defense as many as 2.5 Million times every year. The following facts relate directly to this statistic.
Dr. Kleck also wrote in his book titled "Point Blank: Guns and Violence in America (Social Institutions and Social Change)" that burglars are more than three and a half times more likely to enter an occupied home in a gun control country than in the USA. Compare the 45% average rate of Great Britain, Canada and Netherlands with the 12.7% of the USA. He continued to point out that Citizens shoot and kill at least twice as many criminals every year as do police (1,527 to 606).
"Using cross-sectional time series data for U.S. counties from 1977 to 1992, we find that allowing citizens to carry concealed weapons deters violent crimes, without increasing accidental deaths." - University of Chicago Study
Don't Count On The Police
The police realize that when a crime of violence is being committed, every second counts. Yet, in 1989, the Justice Department reported in The Bureau of Justice Statistics, Sourcebook of Criminal Justice Statistics -- 1990, (1991) that there were 168,881 crimes of violence where police took more than 1 hour to respond.
The courts, including the Supreme Court, have ruled consistently that the police are responsible only to the public at large and not to individual citizens.
So if you don't already own a gun, buy one and learn how to use it. Your life could very well depend upon it.
Even if you don't own a gun, the mere fact that you or others around you might own a gun significantly reduces the likelihood that you will become the victim of a violent crime.
The facts don't lie. Your personal safety is very dependent upon the right of you and those around you to legally own and carry a gun, whether you carry one or not.
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