On average, 88 Americans die daily of gunshot wounds. This includes those killed by law enforcement, those killed by people defending themselves, suicide, murder and accidently.
On average, 88 Americans die daily of gunshot wounds. This includes those killed by law enforcement, those killed by people defending themselves, suicide, murder and accidently. The NRA claims they are killed by people, not guns, but I submit that a gun is more than just a prop. I’ve never owned one, but I’ve never heard of anyone dying from gunshots unless the killer had a gun. I suppose it’s the old “chicken or the egg” argument. Another maxim of the NRA I question is the claim that the only way to stop a “bad guy” with a gun is a “good guy” with a gun. That is not always true because recently in Texas a county prosecutor and his wife were killed in their own home by a disgruntled former judge. The prosecutor was said to have guns in several places around his home, but a Yale padlock would have served him better. If you depend on a gun for protection you had better have it ready to use. I wonder how people who carry a gun that is concealed from view know when to remove it. Obviously, when they are investigating a suspicious noise or they see someone who doesn’t belong where they are they will probably remove it. If they are confronted by someone with a gun will they draw it? Will they fire a gun in a crowd if they find themselves where gunfire is taking place? I’m just curious to learn how the brave act.