FACT: There are many reports of concealed carry permit holders stopping crimes, including potential mass murders.
In a survey of more than 15,000 law enforcement officers, 91 percent said concealed carry should be permitted to citizens without question and without further restrictions.
Gun Policy & Law Enforcement, PoliceOne, March 2013
I don’t have an assault rifle I have a semi automatic hunting rifle… Only the military and criminals have assault rifles as they have fun switches on theirs. And I do think about the children. They are one of the reasons I carry and think some teachers should be armed or have school resource officers because carrying in schools is illegal
The children, you don’t care about the children. When more people get kicked to death, or more people die by hammers, you actually run a pretty good chance this year in Australia of dying by a Great White Shark Attack,(they are way up this year) and good sweet lord the drunk drivers. When all of those and a few dozen things all get banned.
Then I might sit down long enough to tell you that there are approximately 1-2.5 million defensive stops of crimes by the defensive use of a gun. I might also take the time to tell you that LEO of all types is 7 times more likely to be convicted of a crime than a concealed carrier is.
I might even blow your fragile little mind and tell you that legal gun owners ( bought more guns on Black Friday 2019 than the U.S. Marines Corps did for an entire year.) Also that we have between 350-600 million firearms in private hands, as well as several trillion rounds of ammunition.
I would say if legal gun owners were the problem the world would know it.
I just had a small debate with a coworker who insists that “no political party or politician is really interested in disarming the American people…” He says it’s only hyperbolic language that is meant to galvanize folks like myself (Pro 2A) to anger. He refused to accept any evidence I presented. Just casually dismissed it… Who, he argued, is going to confiscate the hundreds of millions of firearms?
Undoubtedly. However, he misses the point…or he’s being disingenuous.
On the one hand, if the “hyperbolic language” is really only intended to anger others, why say it at all? What else is being hyperbolically delivered that we shouldn’t believe? Is there anything on the platform that is truth? If not, why is it on the Democratic platform in the first place?
On the other hand, if the language is not hyperbolic at all (and I think it is quite genuine), not only do those of us who are pro-2A have every reason to worry, so does he. He just doesn’t know it yet.
Sounds like that person was contradicting themselves. If the person or politician is NOT advocating for disarming the people, why would said person/politician also use language to incite anger in 2A proponents?
Of course you and I agree: OBVIOUSLY they want to disarm us, and to use any displays of anger or frustration on our part, or our basic 2A advocacy, to paint us a nut-jobs. Always maintain your composure in such face-to-face discussions. Showing anger validates their point, even if erroneous.
A good book on the matter, in case you don’t already have it…