Here Are 8 Stubborn Facts on Gun Violence in America

Rev. Hellh0und

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Here Are 8 Stubborn Facts on Gun Violence in America

Here Are 8 Stubborn Facts on Gun Violence in America

  1. Violent crime is down and has been on the decline for decades.
  2. The principal public safety concerns with respect to guns are suicides and illegally owned handguns, not mass shootings.
  3. A small number of factors significantly increase the likelihood that a person will be a victim of a gun-related homicide.
  4. Gun-related murders are carried out by a predictable pool of people.
  5. Higher rates of gun ownership are not associated with higher rates of violent crime.
  6. There is no clear relationship between strict gun control legislation and homicide or violent crime rates.
  7. Legally owned firearms are used for lawful purposes much more often than they are used to commit crimes or suicide.
  8. Concealed carry permit holders are not the problem, but they may be part of the solution.

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As has been discussed, there are multiple gun control issues we could address that will help the problem. These 8 facts should be considered before making a pro or anti gun position.
 
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Here Are 8 Stubborn Facts on Gun Violence in America

Here Are 8 Stubborn Facts on Gun Violence in America

  1. Violent crime is down and has been on the decline for decades.
  2. The principal public safety concerns with respect to guns are suicides and illegally owned handguns, not mass shootings.
  3. A small number of factors significantly increase the likelihood that a person will be a victim of a gun-related homicide.
  4. Gun-related murders are carried out by a predictable pool of people.
  5. Higher rates of gun ownership are not associated with higher rates of violent crime.
  6. There is no clear relationship between strict gun control legislation and homicide or violent crime rates.
  7. Legally owned firearms are used for lawful purposes much more often than they are used to commit crimes or suicide.
  8. Concealed carry permit holders are not the problem, but they may be part of the solution.

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As has been discussed, there are multiple gun control issues we could address that will help the problem. These 8 facts should be considered before making a pro or anti gun position.
America is safer and better than it has ever been, yet we have all these irrational people screaming about a gun violence epidemic that doesn't exist.
 
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America is safer and better than it has ever been, yet we have all these irrational people screaming about a gun violence epidemic that doesn't exist.
The gun control movement is being controlled by one group with the ultimate objective of destroying America. Research it.
 

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Maybe it's just me, but I prefer to get my facts from non-biased sources, which the Heritage foundation is NOT.
 
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The source is a random internet meme that fits the message they want to convey. Factual origin and validity of the quote do not play into the thought process. Say it, stick it on a person of credibility, and “make” it a fact.

Oh hell, one might as well use the men's room wall at a truck stop for a "source."
Laughable...