Last week I saw advertising for a documentary about should Universities/Colleges allow on campus.
One of the arguments for it, is that civilians having guns = protections for more people. Except this is not the case, even by US standards.
“With about 121 firearms in circulation for every 100 residents, the United States is by far the most heavily armed society in the world, according to the Geneva-based Small Arms Survey, a research group.”
There were 14,400 gun-related homicides in 2019. Figures from the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention show there were a total of more than 38,300 deaths from guns in 2019 – of which more than 23,900 were suicides.
Now, before anyone says anything, suicide with a gun, is still a death by gun. It’s suicide with a gun. So still a death with a gun. So, death by gun. I can’t begin to tell you how many times I have had this “argument” with some Americans that think death by gun, shouldn’t include suicide. Even though it is a death by gun. It’s not death by overdose or lying on a train track, it’s with a gun.
Killings involving a gun accounted for nearly three quarters of all homicides in the US in that year (2019).
That’s a larger proportion of homicides than in Canada, Australia, England and Wales, and many other countries.
Like the guy said for the documentary “If more guns made countries safer, America should be the safest country”…and it’s really not, haha.
The one thing that I have noticed that a lot of gun “enthusiasts” will also pick and choose from the 2A.
“A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed.”
I’m just going to pick out a couple of things from here.
well regulated – So not because Bobby Joe wants a gun.
Militia – a military force that is raised from the civil population to supplement a regular army in an emergency. So again, not Bobby Joe who wants to play Army.
being necessary to the security of a free State – Once again, not because Bobby Joe needs to go to the supermarket to get some bread…or to get more guns, lol
Silly Bobby Joe, lol