“less government regulation and a tradition of rejecting tyranny could have led to a different outcome in Germany. Instead, systematic creation and manipulation of firearms registration and regulations, coupled with the decimation of individual citizen’s rights, enabled Hitler’s dictatorship and the slaughter of millions of innocent Jews and citizens of Nazi occupied countries, …”
” The third reich and the holocaust has addressed the role of gun control in the tragedies that occurred. the rapid pace with which Hitler disarmed the populace in Germany in astonishing”
“when deportations commenced in October 1941, the possessions of the Jews were searched by the gestapo for anything of value, and this completed the disarming of the Jews. still, isolated cases of resistance remained, despite the threat of the death penalty if caught with firearms or weapons
The media uses lone wolf terrorist to rally support for gun control laws. They label second amendment supporters as pro terrorist and market gun control as an anti terrorist measure. The truth of the matter is that gun control does not only make us less free but makes us less safe as well. States that pass concealed carry laws have a decrease in crime. Texas passed a concealed carry law in 1995 and has had a 52% decrease in homicide as a result.
Shortly after 9/11 congress passed a bill allowing pilots to carry firearms if they passed all certifications and regulations. This process is costly which discourages pilots from joining the armed pilots program.
Between 1996 and 2001 their have been 16 shootings at us schools and it has resulted in the death of 35 students 17 teachers and 70 other people wounded
It is estimated that half of all US house holds own 1 or more guns. In Britan 80% of all handguns were made illegal in October of 1996. Dunblane victims organized a petition which called for a ban of all handguns in the uk
The ban covered ownership of handguns over .22 caliber and all handguns unless kept securely at gun clubs
NRA executives have called for an aggressive reaction against people that are “so deranged, so evil, so possessed by choices and driven by demons that no sane person can possibly ever comprehend them”
FBI 12.6 million names are in the FBI database for buying weapons but about 3.7 million people are listed because of mental health issues
Nra’s 5 million individual members and major funding from the firearms industry persuaded congress to take up no gun control measures.
“In 2008, congress gave states the authority to restore firearms rights. since then 36 states, including georgia, have enacted NRA- backed measures to cover mentally ill people who lost those rights after being involuntarily committed for treatment”
after the sandy hook elementary shooting gun control advocates and some public officials including president Barack obama, pushed for restrictions on so called assault rifles and background checks of all guns
“In 2008, congress gave states the authority to restore firearms rights. since then 36 states, including Georgia, have enacted NRA- backed measures to cover mentally ill people who lost those rights after being involuntarily committed for treatment”
“Criminals won’t participate , and the records of the mentally ill will never be part of the check,””with all the … patient privacy issues, the monsters of Tucson, aurora, new town — those names will never be in the system. and those killers really are crazy!”
NRA says that guns are not the problem ; a broken mental health system is.
Anti gun lobbyist do not want compromise they want complete and total control and confiscation of all weapons. ” Compromise requires that both parties relinquish something. If your counterpart’s position is “give me this now, and i’ll take the rest later,” there is no real compromise to be had.”
New York is considered to have the strictest gun laws in the country, besides pistol possession permits their are application fees as high as 340 dollars. 10 round magazine limits are reduced to 7 which effectively outlaws many firearms that 7 round magazines for.
” Its core was to require background checks at gun shows (which bureau of justice statistics concluded involved a whole .8 percent of crime guns) and on internet gun sales”
72% of background check systems were concluded within 30 sec. the remaining 28% percent had delayed response times. 80% of the remaining were resolved within 2 hours and the other 20% require several hours to days
2% of 4.4 million background checks resulted in denials.
“If the background check indicates that the prospective purchaser is a fugitive, applicable law enforcement agencies can attempt to arrest the individual.”
“according to the FBI, NICS has resulted in firearm purchase denials to 2,230 fugitives as of November 30, 1999”
Nra together with millions of other law – abiding guns owners know exactly what the second amendment means when it states that “The right of the people to keep and bear arms, shall not be infringed”
“In view of the fact tat certain totalitarian and dictatorial nations are now engaged in willful and wholesale destruction of personal rights and liberties our committee deem it appropriate for congress to expressly state that the proposed legislation shall not be construed to impair or infringe the constitutional right of people to bear arms.
” The congress was well aware of how the Nazis had seized firearms from democrats and Jews in Germany , and from all persons in the occupied countries , the better to oppress them
” The court did not state that the possessor must be a member of the militia or national guard, asking only whether the arm could have militia use.”
“in an ambiguous 1939 opinion, the court suggested that the second amendment protects a “weapon [which] is any part of the ordinary military equipment or that its use could contribute to the common defense.”
536 of 682 murders in Michigan were from firearms
California had 1879 murders in 2012 and 1304 were from fire arms.
An 86- year old Illinois man with a concealed carry permit fired his weapon at an armed robbery suspect fleeing police last month, stopping the man in his tracks and allowing the police to make an arrest.
They describe him as a model citizen who stopped others from being victims.
“Since Illinois started granting concealed carry permits this year, the number of robberies that have led to arrests in Chicago have declined 20 percent from last year, according to police department statistics. reports of burglary and motor vehicle theft are down 20 percent and 26 percent respectively. in the first quarter, the city’s homicide rate was at a 56-year low.”
“As of July 29 the state had 83,183 applications for concealed carry and had issued 68,549 licenses.” estimated 100,000 by the end of january. Gun training and shooting classes are required
“It isn’t any coincidence crime rates started to go down when concealed carry was permitted. just the idea that the criminals don’t know who’s armed and who isn’t has a deterrence effect.”
11.1 million Americans have permits to carry concealed weapons which is a 147 percent increase from 4.5 million 7 years ago. violent crimes have dropped 22 percent
“from a national perspective, Florida has the most active concealed carry permits at nearly 1.3 million
“small arms survey claims that the united states has by far the highest level of gun ownership, with 88.8 guns per 100 people”
Homicide rates for all developed countries us is one of the lower in the spectrumwith mexico with a homicide rate of higher than 15 percent and the US at less than 5
“Between 2007 and the preliminary estimates for 2013, murder rates have fallen from 5.6 to 4.4 per 100,000.”
The total of 11,113,013 Americans who currently hold concealed carry permits represents 4.8 percent of the total adult population. But the center stated that the number of concealed carry permit holders is likely much higher, because numbers are not available for all states that issue permits, such as New York. Additionally, four states and the majority of Montana do not require that residents have a concealed handgun permit to carry within the state, so the number of residents who carry a concealed weapon is not recorded.term-40
“Following the handgun ban in Chicago, crime increased by 40%. This trend continued for decades, with police revealing that 96% of firearm murders in Chicago were actually committed by handguns. Handguns, of course, had been banned for decades. As it turns out, criminals were getting a hold of firearms with intent to commit crime while normal citizens were not able to carry a firearm to defend themselves. The criminal, in this scenario, has a distinct advantage as they know that their law-abiding targets cannot carry a weapon in self defense.”
Chicago is a perfect example of a city that has enacted a ban on all handguns with the minor exception of those who had previous gun registrations before that time. Going into law in 1982, we can see how Chicago’s murder rate spun out of control following the extreme regulations, while the rest of the United States (as we documented in the previous graph) saw a decline in murder rates as guns surged
We also find that the allowance of legal citizens to carry concealed more freely reduces crime and coincides with the nationwide trends. In Texas we see a statistical change with the enactment of the right-to-carry law, which allows individuals who are 21 years of age (18 for active duty military), have a clean mental health record, and have completed the required training courses, to carry concealed. Since the beginning of this law, which is clearly marked on the graph below, crime fell 30% in Texas and the United States murder rate averaged 28% lower overall:
Let’s take a look at the FBI data for the homicides committed via non-firearm sources to get an idea of how it compares to the death toll of key firearms like rifles and shotguns:
Knives and cutting tools accounted for 1,825 deaths in 2009, 1,477 more than rifles
Clubs, hammers, and other blunt objects totaled 611 in 2009, 263 more than rifles
Hands, fists, and feet killed 801 in 2009, 453 more than rifles
Annual deaths from heart disease based on CDC data: 597,689
Cancer deaths from CDC data: 574,743
Chronic lower respiratory diseases (CDC): 138,080
Stroke deaths (CDC): 129,476
Deaths from accidents, unintentional injuries (CDC): 120,859
Alzheimer’s disease deaths per year (CDC): 83,494
Diabetes (CDC): 69,071
Influenza deaths each year (CDC): 50,097
Suicide deaths (CDC): 38,364
Overall weapons deaths (2009 FBI): 13,636
Overall firearm deaths (2009 FBI): 9,146
So there we have the overall death data that comes compiled from the CDC website mixed with the FBI website table that goes as far as 2009. As you can see, the overall firearm deaths are 9,000 per year. If you’ve been following some of the mainstream media rhetoric surrounding guns, you might have thought the number would be at least over 100,000 — perhaps even higher than diabetes or suicide. The reality is that it is quite low overall, despite what you may have been told. But it’s still 9,146, so let’s now break down this figure to get the specific factors.
Of the 9,146 firearm deaths:
6,452 were from hanguns
348 from rifles
418 from shotguns
94 from other guns
1,834 from unknown guns
“A free people ought not only to be armed, but disciplined…”
– George Washington
“No free man shall ever be debarred the use of arms.”
– Thomas Jefferson, Virginia Constitution, Draft 1, 1776
“I prefer dangerous freedom over peaceful slavery.”
– Thomas Jefferson, letter to James Madison, January 30, 1787
“What country can preserve its liberties if their rulers are not warned from time to time that their people preserve the spirit of resistance. Let them take arms.”
– Thomas Jefferson, letter to James Madison, December 20, 1787
“The laws that forbid the carrying of arms are laws of such a nature. They disarm only those who are neither inclined nor determined to commit crimes…. Such laws make things worse for the assaulted and better for the assailants; they serve rather to encourage than to prevent homicides, for an unarmed man may be attacked with greater confidence than an armed man.”
– Thomas Jefferson, Commonplace Book (quoting 18th century criminologist Cesare Beccaria), 1774-1776
“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.”
The FBI’s latest annual crime report showed Chicago had 500 homicides in 2012, up from 431 in 2011 and more than any other American city.
Still, Chicago does not have the highest homicide rate in the United States.
That unwanted distinction belongs to Flint, Michigan, with one homicide for every 1,613 residents, according to the FBI data. Detroit is close behind, with one killing for every 1,832 residents.