Why We Love Guns

President Sean

May 18, 2019
New Arc

2nd Amendment
You have the right to keep and bear arms, this right shall not be infringed.

Guns are an incredibly hot topic with a raging debate, this post will be why we heavily support the right for civilians to have firearms even higher caliber 'military grade' ones. This post will include statistics with sources to claims and will include a highly detailed book involving gun statistics around the world throughout decades of analysis.

Reason 1:
The simple fact is, guns cause more good than bad in communities. There have been many attempts to remove firearms from the hands of people
and they always result in reduced crime and many lives saved.




Myth: America has the highest rate of mass shootings in developed countries

Fact:On a per population basis, the United States ranks fourth behind three European countries or eighth when a broader set of non-conflict countries are examined.

Mass Shootings: Media, Myths, and Realities, Jaclyn Schildkraut, H. Jaymi Elsass
The facts shoot holes in Obama’s claim that US is only host to mass killings, John Lott, December 2015

Reason 2:
Gun bans don't stop crime or really reduce it especially in countries that are attached to other countries. It's easier to do this (still not successful) for islands.


Reason 3:
Claim: People rarely ever get denied even if they have a bad background!

Reason 4:
Claim: Too many innocent people die by gun accidents!
Fact: Very little people die from this, it's actually not even 1% of fatal accidents (as of 2014).


Reason 5: There are far more defensive uses than violent crime uses, good people shouldn't be restricted due to what bad people do.

Reason 6: It's the ultimate way to prevent rape and fight it.
The short period from 1995 to 2003, in a short period from when UK heavily prohibited guns the rape skyrocketed!

1 "Firearm availability appears to be particularly useful in avoiding rape. The United Kingdom virtually banned handgun ownership. During the same period handgun ownership in the United States steadily rose. Yet the rate of rape decreased in the United States and skyrocketed in the other countries, as shown in the table."
2 "In 1966, the city of Orlando responded to a wave of sexual assaults by offering firearms training classes to women. Rapes dropped by nearly 90% the following year."
3 "28.5% of women have one or more guns in the house. "
2001 National Gun Policy Survey of the National Opinion Research Center: Research Findings, Smith, T, National Opinion Research Center, University of Chicago, December 2001


This is a short post to summarize the point of why we love and allow guns, a book will be included full of studies involving this and all of them have reputable sources.