The Facts About Firearms Owners


34 comments:

James said...

I wish these facts were televised and publicized as much as other facts that are spread on the news. As a legal concealed carry owner I have to say we go through more test and checks than anyone are held to a higher standard than even a model citizen.

jay said...

these are not facts at all... this couldn't be more wrong.

Anonymous said...

As a proponent of gun rights, I'd love to see some sources backing up these statistics.

Anonymous said...

For sources, go here and read the comments.

https://www.facebook.com/MyLegalHeat

Anonymous said...

Car Crash Stats: There were nearly 6,420,000 auto accidents in the United States in 2005. The financial cost of these crashes is more than 230 Billion dollars. 2.9 million people were injured and 42,636 people killed. About 115 people die every day in vehicle crashes in the United States -- one death every 13 minutes.

In 2003 there were 6,328,000 car accidents in the US. There were 2.9 million injuries and 42,643 people were killed in auto accidents.

In 2002, there were an estimated 6,316,000 car accidents in the USA. There were about 2.9 million injuries and 42,815 people were killed in auto accidents in 2002.

There were an estimated 6,356,000 car accidents in the US in 2000. There were about 3.2 million injuries and 41,821 people were killed in auto accidents in 2000 based on data collected by the Federal Highway Administration.

I DON'T SEE THEM TRYING TO OUTLAW CARS! WTF???

Anonymous said...

How on earth is a "Gun free Zone" being defined to make this true?

I support the 2nd Amendment,lets not fall into intellectual dishonesty of the gun control d-bags.

Anonymous said...

The only reason people don't already know this is because of the Democrat-Media-Complex. Pretty much all media organizations are owned and operated by far-left persons who think that all people who own guns are conservatives clinging to their guns and that we're all anti-gay and christian extremists.

If it were up to me this would be posted on every bumper, telephone pole, convenience store window, newspaper, and website from Maine to California.

Anonymous said...

http://bjs.ojp.usdoj.gov/content/guns.cfm

Here you go...

Anonymous said...

http://bjs.ojp.usdoj.gov/content/guns.cfm

Do some research, then comment.

Derek said...

Please elaborate. I thought they just added that to show how gun free zones make people more vulnerable because they don't have the right in those zones to legally protect themselves with a firearm if a mass shooting were to occur. Seriously asking for you to elaborate, not interested in a rude response. Thanks.

Anonymous said...

This is bs. i support guns all the way, but bad "facts" turn people away. Mark Barton's shooting in ATL as well as the one a few weeks in Colorado. thats 2 in the last 15 years. anyone care to add and educate people the right way. Guns are not dangerous if handled safely. certain people are and if the wanna do they will find a way.

Anonymous said...

Derek,

I think you will find that from now on, there will be a sizable number of people with CCW's carrying into places that are restricted by the land owner's. If the owner asks them to leave, they will, but not until then.

The Aurora theater has changed the way many CHL folks are thinking. They carry for their's and their family's safety, so the owners passive request will be ignored.

Unless there are metal detectors at the theater, or someone is using a wand, people will start carrying concealed.

Anonymous said...

Well no one is going to try no crazy stuff in Texas because it's legal to carry your gun and so if someone is crazy enough to go on a rampage they might get shot back.

Anonymous said...

I like how they say 2191 people are saved every day... As if anyone could determine the number saved. The funny thing is many would believe anything that agrees with their beliefs. 2,191 people isn't even an average on the made up stat... It is listed as a minimum. Unless the author of this chart is God (or some other omniscient being) than this is just hilarious.

Anonymous said...

A "gun free zone" has signs posted and stricter laws, is like a school. All our schools in town (which is in Texas) are "gun free". There is a school district, in Texas, up near Oklahoma that allows teachers to carry concealed handguns. They have done it since 2007.

Anonymous said...

Did someone just ask how a gun free zone is defined? Really? Would it be mean for ne to say, DUH!?

Anonymous said...

i'm arfrad our gun rights well b gone if we don't do something and do it fast

Anonymous said...

Like the gov't can determine number of jobs saved or created by public spending? It actually is determinable through regression analysis.

aim said...

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-srv/special/nation/us-mass-shootings-2012/

Anonymous said...

I have went to the above suggested site, and something that they fail to mention is that these stats relate to a time when the Clinton era gun restriction laws were in place. This law was put into place in 1994 and was allowed to expire in 2004. Now I ask you when has most of these horrendous shootings taken place? Was it during this time period or after?

Filthy said...

Nonsense. Fema concentration camps. The UN is coming. All conspiracy theory BS that dimwits regurgitate on a cycle...

filthyLiberalDOTCom said...

You're nuts. Quite simply, nuts. You obviously have never actually looked into the real people who own our media outlets. (HINT: Most are right wingers). Incredible.

filthyliberalDOTcom said...

Regression analysis is filled with holes and can be easily manipulated.

Ken Geahart said...

http://boston.com/community/blogs/crime_punishment/2012/08/no_increase_in_mass_shootings.html

Take a look at the above link. However, I will say it is easy for both sides to interpret the data differently. Mainly due the manipulation of it.

Anonymous said...

Our media outlets are most certainly not owned by right ringers. Where did this come from?

Anonymous said...

Gun free zones are not created to prevent mass murder, they are created to stop gun accidents by legally owned weapons. They are generally 100% effective at that task.

I also call bullshit on the 2191 People Saved number. Nothing more than a wild guess.

In countries where guns are tightly regulated, gun deaths per capita is EXPONENTIALLY lower. 20, 30 40 TIMES lower. This entire graphic is propaganda and fantasy.

kent said...

Where did they get these numbers? Since the CDC reports that 30K-plus people are killed each year in the U.S. by firearms, does that mean 16K (44 a day) are killed by the lawful use of firearms? The NRA won't let the Census track defensive use of civilian weapons - so where's the source for that claim? Also, the NRA reports gun owning Americans to be in the hundreds of millions - not a mere 85 million. Is the NRA lying? Last, does this mean that every shooting in the last 67 years involving more than two victims was in a gun free zone? When were gun free zones invented, and how did no more than two people ever get shot at once outside of them, or before they existed at all?
Just askin....

Anonymous said...

The national sheriffs association survey came up with around 2 million violent crimes prevented by legal gun ownership every year. The number they have is base off of a similar survey averaged per day.

Anonymous said...

Coming from a country with a ban on most firearms, I can see the obvious common sense in such laws. If people feel they must have firearms for "home protection" then so be it. But surely this would consist of small calibre, slow reload, unconcealable rifles for example. I don't understand the need for high impact automatic weapons - the fact that people are disguising there unhealthy military "wannabe" gun obsession citing the constitution is the most worrying fact of all.

Anonymous said...

Automatic Weapons are very tightly controlled and require an entirely different process and license to own or even rent at a range. The weapon you describe would not be very effective inside a home or against more than one attacker and doesn't allow for a nervous or scared person to fire a second shot effectively.

Anonymous said...

All false except for the "utility" of firearms. Are you guys realy that retarted and repost everything without checking real facts.

Anonymous said...

Not true, even in NY where laws are strict its EASY to get high cal, rapid fire (as fast as you can pull) guns.

Anonymous said...

Let's assume 2,191 is correct.. Aren't they in danger due to an UNLAWFUL use of firearms?

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