While Gun Sales Are Up, Crime Keeps Falling

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Anti-gunners think they can remove firearms from society through unconstitutional laws and media-driven scare tactics. But as the data makes clear, they are sadly mistaken.

The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives reported that in 2017 (the last year for which complete data was available), over 7 million guns were produced for domestic sale, while almost 4.5 million were imported. That’s a big increase from previous years: a decade prior, the totals were 3.3 million and 2.7 million, respectively.

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Those numbers show just how ineffective gun-grabbers have been at convincing people to give up their weapons and live a life of unarmed helplessness.

Additionally, they help dispel the notion that more guns lead to more violence. After all, while gun sales have continued to climb, violent crime is dropping. And not only are guns not the cause of violence, they’re used to save lives every day. 

A study done by Gary Kleck in conjunction with the Center for Disease Control, showed that there are approximately 2.5 million defensive gun uses annually.

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That doesn’t necessarily mean good guys killing bad guys: often just the mere presence of a gun acts as a deterrent. In a survey of convicts funded by the Department of Justice, 81 percent of participants agreed that “a smart criminal always tries to find out if his potential victim is armed.” Seventy four percent concurred with the statement, “One reason burglars avoid houses when people are home is they fear being shot.”

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Although gun-grabbing leftists claim to champion women’s rights, they ignore the fact that 46 percent of these defensive gun uses are by women. Unlike most weapons, the efficacy of a firearm depends on its user’s skill–not her size or strength. With practice, an armed women can become as deadly as the largest man.

The simple fact is that when bad guys face opposition, they think twice. And criminals aren’t the only ones feeling nervous.

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The number of guns and ammo in America is enough to frighten the pants off anti-gunners. But for the rest of us, it’s reassuring to know that real Americans are not giving in to the anti-gun fear campaign.

We won’t entertain the lies and deceit propagated by Bloomberg-funded organizations like Moms Demand Action and Everytown For Gun Safety. Real Americans understand that the Second Amendment is not a government issued privilege, despite what socialists would like us to believe.

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So while anti-gun groups use the violence that their own policies caused as a way to push for more restrictions, people are becoming wise to their con.

Real Americans understand that the Second Amendment was written because our founding fathers saw these tyrants coming over two hundred years away. Smart Americans know that the right to bear arms is a right that serves us well. Something else we know?

We're gonna keep it.

Dan Wos is a nationally recognized 2nd Amendment advocate as well as the author of Good Gun Bad Guy and Good Gun Bad Guy 2. Go behind the lies of the anti-gun radicals and find out what they hoped you would never know.

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