Gun Control
The 2nd Amendment to the Constitution of the United States of America secures the right of citizens to bear arms. Specifically it states: 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 left wants to eliminate guns from every law abiding citizen because guns are dangerous. Unfortunately, this leaves guns only to criminals. Not a very smart approach to eliminating a constitutional right. A right that has nothing to do with the role of guns in 18th century life. The Founders knew that throughout history, government overreach, as Britain did to their colonies and without the ability to defend themselves, is unrestricted. Give a look at public opinion in Gallup Polls on guns. Give a look at the way law abiding citizens use guns to defend themselves at Armed Citizen. Give a look at gun violence statistics.

Cities With the Most Gun Violence

from 24/7 Wall St.,

There are an estimated 393.3 million civilian-held firearms in the United States — or about 121 for every 100 American citizens, the highest gun ownership rate of anywhere in the world.

Across the United States, there were 4.4 firearm deaths for every 100,000 people from the start of 2015 through the end of 2016, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Gun violence tends to be concentrated in America’s major cities, as the the firearm death rate in the country’s 50 largest metro areas is 4.9 per 100,000. Of course, gun violence rates can vary substantially by city. In some of America’s most violent metro areas, firearm death rates are more than double the comparable national rate. Gun violence is included in the FBI’s serious crime report. According to it, these are the most dangerous cities in America. This story originally appeared at 24/7 Wall St. last November.

Gun control has been a controversial topic for years. State and cities have different regulations regarding who can purchase and carry firearms may. Some activists have called for a complete ban on guns. But a recent study has shown that banning weapons are precisely the kind of gun control laws that don’t work.

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