NGN: Being a gun owner in 2019 means your beliefs about the Second Amendment, home defense, and protecting yourself and your loved ones are constantly under attack by lawmakers and those on the left.
Unless you’ve been living under a rock you know that part of the gun control crowd’s agenda is to spread fear about guns and make gun owners out to be something they are not.
The picture the left paints about guns in America is wrong. The gun the left fears the most, the AR-15 rifle, does not kill as many people as pistols. Hammers kill more people than guns. The fact that this stat is not more well-known proves the left does not care about saving lives, rather it cares only for the ability of the government to restrict citizens Second Amendment rights.
A Crime Prevention research study shows us another little known fact about murders and guns. The study points out that just 2% of American counties produce 51% of the murders in this country.
Data from 2014, the most recent year that a county level breakdown is available, shows us that 54% of counties (containing 11% of the population) had zero murders. 69% of counties had no more than one murder, and held about 20% of the population. These counties account for only 4% of all murders in the country.
The worst 1% of counties have 19% of the population and 37% of the murders. The worst 5% of counties contain 47% of the population and account for 68% of murders. The study shows more than half of all murders occurred in just 2% of counties nationwide.
Similarly, Don McDougall, the author of the Ammoland article “Gun Crime is a Made-Up Word from the Anti-Gun World” writes, “If not for gangs and drugs, the number of murders by guns is below 1,700 in a county of 330,000,000 people. Remove the gangs and drugs, and the US is one of the SAFEST countries in the world.” read more