Gun control facts that liberals refuse to acknowledge
- In Vermont, citizens can carry a firearm without getting permission. For 10 years they’ve been one of top 5 safest states in the USA.
- Law-abiding citizens use guns to defend themselves against criminals as many as 2.5 million times every year — or about 6,850 times a day.
- Firearms are used more than 80 times more often to protect the lives of honest citizens than to take lives.
- Armed citizens kill more crooks than do the police. Citizens shoot and kill at least twice as many criminals as police do every year.
- And readers of Newsweek learned that only 2% of civilian shootings involved an innocent person identified as a criminal. 11% for police.
- Concealed carry: Every year, as many as one-half million citizens defend themselves with a firearm away from home.
- In the fifteen years following the passage of Florida’s concealed carry law the homicide rate fell 52%
- A citizen in the Sunshine State is far more likely to be attacked by an alligator than to be assaulted by a concealed carry holder.
- Statistics show that burglars in the US are far less likely to enter an occupied home than in countries with strict gun control laws.
- 1979 DOJ study showed: of 32k attempted rapes 32% were successful. When the woman was ARMED only 3% were successful.
- As many as 200,000 women use a gun every year to defend themselves against sexual abuse.
- 60% of the 30,000 gun deaths each year are suicides. Banning guns won’t prevent those deaths.
- A study by Harvard Journal of Law & Public Policy concluded that there is a negative correlation between gun ownership and violent crime.
- Following the handgun ban in 1997, the number of violent attacks soared by 77% to 1.2 million in ’07
- Kitchen knives are being used in as many as half of all stabbings in the United Kingdom and has prompted a group of doctors to call for a ban on long pointed kitchen knives.
- 74% of felons polled agreed that “one reason burglars avoid houses when people are at home is that they fear being shot during the crime.
- 57% of felons polled agreed that “criminals are more worried about meeting an armed victim than they are about running into the police.