As Americans turn on the nightly news, they are bombarded with political gun rhetoric. At the heart of today’s mainstream issues are gun control measures that are being proposed by the Obama administration.
This has lead many Americans to wonder what is indeed rhetoric and what is facts, especially when considering gun control measures. Techna Clip, a proponent of gun rights, seeks to help Americans understand the truth about firearms.
• With the highest rate of gun ownership worldwide, U.S. gun crime has been declining in recent years. Even while gun ownership increases, firearm murders are decreasing. In fact, here are some interesting statistics:
o The U.S. saw 11,078 gun murders in 2010, which equates to 3.59 per 100,000 people. This is the lowest gun violence murder rate since 1981.
o Aggravated assault with a firearm has decreased since 2004 and weighed in at 138,336 in 2011.
o Gun ownership has increased and an average of 88.8 people per 100 owned guns in 2007, up from only 84 per 100 in 2001.
o Nonfatal assault-related gun injuries are up since 2008, at 55,544 in 2011.
o Gun robberies have decreased since 2004 and statistics show there were 122,300 in 2011, or rather 45.8 per 100,000 people.
o Gun manufacturing within the U.S. has increased from 3,717,831 in 2007 to 6,107,512 in 2011.
o Gun suicides have increased to a high since 1998, with 19,392 in 2010.
• Many studies actually show that concealed carry laws coincide and result in fewer murders, rapes and aggravated assaults.
• A 1999 study shows that public shooting-related deaths decrease if right-to-carry concealed firearm gun laws are passed. While crime decreases in concealed-carry states, many speculate whether it is a direct result of more people concealed-carrying. As with most things in academia, a clear cause and effect is not known.
• The main issue for people with concealed carry can be summarized by the beliefs of two independent groups: one group that believes concealed carry actually decreases crime and the other group that cites that more violence is resolved by gun tragedy due to carrying a firearm.
• Yes, areas with higher firearm concentrations do experience higher homicide rates; however, a casual relationship cannot be correlated between the two. Perhaps the higher homicide rate is because, when looking at Chicago for example, gun violence is associated with gangs, many members who obtain weapons through illegal means.
• Even though gun ownership is increasing, gun related crimes are decreasing. While massacres and deadly shootings are, statistically speaking, relatively rare, the occurrence of these tragic events is not common.
• Surveys show that more people are reluctant to admit to owning a gun, though the reasons are not clear. Perhaps these individuals are afraid of common gun control advocates claims, or perhaps they do not want to advertise for fear of robberies, etc.
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