Facts About Gun Control And Mass Shootings
Written by Good Patriot,
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Matt Lerosierr from Firearms Policy Coalition just came out with a research paper on how likely YOU are to be killed in a mass shooting. The following is a breakdown of the key points of his ﬁndings and some additional thoughts from me on what’s really going on in the gun control world.
This is the type of information that we need to have in our “How to defend the 2nd Amendment with facts and logic,” arsenal. Of course, we know that most gun control advocates don’t use logic behind their reasoning for trying to disarm America, but for the sake of those few that are still open to reason and defending freedom, here are some compelling numbers.
From the way the media hypes up mass shootings, you’d think that every time you run to the store to buy bread of drop off your kid at school, bullets are ﬂying and bodies are dropping faster than Joe Biden’s polling numbers. Not the case.
Your annual chance of being murdered in a mass shooting is actually 1 in 11.6 MILLION. To put that in perspective, did you know you have a higher chance of being murdered by a terrorist attack on US soil than being killed in a mass shooting?
You’re also more likely to be mauled to death by an animal, struck and killed by lightening and you think eating a meal is safe? You’re more than 100 times more likely to die by choking on your food than getting killed by a mass shooter.
If we used Michael Bloomberg’s and Mom’s Demand Action’s logic, I guess we should ban food too. Or as the media would probably name it, “plant and animal derived assault fuel.” The paper also mentions the mega killers like medical malpractice, car accidents and heart disease - compared to the numbers of people killed by these three, mass shootings don’t even register on the radar.
That is not to belittle any tragic loss of life that comes from those shootings, but it clearly shows us that if policy makers and legislators are truly concerned with saving lives, there are much more pressing issues than mass shootings. Just gonna throw out that there are 3000 abortions a day, but hey, we’ve got to take away the guns to save the children, right? In the words of Matt, “Given the small numbers at play, if the goal is to save lives, resources would be better spent addressing areas of public policy where more lives are at stake, preferably those where “solutions” do not involve restricting the human rights of innocent people.”
So, if mass shootings are actually this incredibly rare, why does the media try to make us so fearful of them and why are politicians so ﬁercely adamant about saving American lives by restricting access to and taking away, our guns? Another quick statistic taken from the FBI’s 2018 crime report. There were 297 deaths caused by riﬂes last year. 297. Not all those riﬂes were AR-15 style riﬂes but let’s just pretend they were.
If less than one person a day, in a country of over 330 MILLION people, is killed by an AR15, why are these guns so misleadingly demonized as being weapons of war constantly used to kill people? It is estimated that between 250K - 1.5 million violent crimes are prevented because the wouldbe victim had a gun for self-defense. AR-15s are relatively affordable, easy to use and despite what the politicians and the media would have you believe, are extremely, rarely used in any shootings.
So if that’s the case, why are they trying to ban the AR-15 and force more gun control on law abiding citizens? It’s almost as if the government doesn’t want us to be able to defend ourselves. Because. They. Don’t. And that my friends, is why we should not budge on gun rights.
Stand ﬁrm and God Bless.