Research Suggests America Has Too Many Guns Or Something

America also has too many Karens willing to get in Other People’s business

America has too many guns to avoid outsize gun violence, research suggests

Gun violence is in the news again after back-to-back mass shootings in which two gunmen murdered 18 people in Boulder, Colorado, and around Atlanta. The two killing sprees broke a roughly one-year period with no high-profile mass shootings, but Americans were still dying of gunshots during the pandemic, and “at a record rate,” Reis Thebault and Danielle Rindler report at The Washington Post. “In 2020, gun violence killed nearly 20,000 Americans” and injured about 40,000 more, and “an additional 24,000 people died by suicide with a gun.”

Strange that most of the shootings occur in areas run by Democrats

The reason the U.S. has so much gun violence — and so much more than any comparable country — is pretty obvious, and maddeningly intractable: Americans own about 45 percent of the world’s civilian firearms. And they bought another 23 million in 2020, a 64 percent increase over 2019 sales.

How many of the lawfully purchased firearms were used in the commission of a crime, more particularly to shoot someone?

The U.S. “could reduce the death toll, perhaps substantially, if it chose to,” David Leonhardt writes at The New York Times. “It’s not just that every other high-income country in the world has many fewer guns and many fewer gun deaths. It’s also that U.S. states with fewer guns — like California, Illinois, Iowa, and much of the Northeast — have fewer gun deaths. And when state or local governments have restricted gun access, deaths have often declined,” according to research by Boston University’s Michael Siegel.

So, you know how Liberals say “we don’t want to take your guns, we just want some Common Sense gun control”? Well, that sure looks like they want to take our guns, does it not?

“There is overwhelming evidence that this country has a unique problem with gun violence, mostly because it has unique gun availability,” Leonhardt adds. “Many of the policies that experts say would reduce gun deaths — like requiring gun licenses and background checks — would likely affect both mass shootings and the larger problem,” he adds, but Republicans will safely filibuster any bill to enact such changes, suggesting that on a deeper level, “this country’s level of gun violence is as high as it is because many Americans have decided that they are okay with it.”

Many of the mass killers actually passed background checks. Dude in Colorado did, right? Notice that they now add in gun licensing, which would certainly mean making things so tough that few would be approved. But, consider, that’s all future things. If private legal ownership of firearms was such a problem, you’d know about it. Most guns used in crimes are illegally possessed. A DOJ report shows that 90% are illegally possessed. So, it really isn’t those who are law abiding that are the problem.

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9 Responses to “Research Suggests America Has Too Many Guns Or Something”

  1. Kye says:

    “So, it really isn’t those who are law abiding that are the problem.”

    Sure it is, Teach. Not because of crime but because it is we law abiding owners who will/can stop the fascist proclivities if our democrat superiors.

  2. Kye says:

    “So, it really isn’t those who are law abiding that are the problem.”

    Sure it is, Teach. Not because of crime but because it is we law abiding owners who will/can stop the fascist proclivities if our democrat superiors. You don’t think those troops in DC are there because an unarmed girl attacked the most powerful nation in history do you?

  3. drowningpuppies says:

    Thats like saying America has too much freedom.

    America can never have too many guns.

    Bwaha! Lolgf

    • Dana says:

      Hadn’t you noticed, Mr Puppies? The left do believe that we have too much freedom!

    • david7134 says:

      I have a friend from Russia. She has finally gotten into the meat of our culture and government. She has been going on about the fact we have less freedom than she is used to in Russia. I asked exactly where did she get the idea we were free, that ended in 1860 and the only thing that we used to have was the benefits of capitalism.

  4. Professor Hale says:

    “Reis Thebault and Danielle Rindler report at The Washington Post.”

    No need to read the rest. Once you erase your credibility there is no need for anyone to care what you have to say about anything.

  5. Professor hale says:

    Democratic party activists still dont understand America or Americans. They think they can dramatically over-report violence as a way to convince people to confiscate guns because it worked so well in Europe, Australia and NZ. But americans faced with a threat have the opposite reaction and prepare to meet the threat and overcome it. So democrstic party propaganda has the opposite effect.

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