I came across an article just today which points out some statistics regarding firearms and firearm-related deaths that you will never hear from the mainstream press and other opponents of the Second Amendment.
The number of guns per person has increased from 0.93 to 1.45 over the last 20 years. There are more guns than people in the United States. That is a whopping 56% increase in the number of guns over a generation. However, the gun homicide rate has tumbled 49% in that same time. The gun homicide rate has fallen from 7.0 to 3.6 deaths per 100,000 people.
You see, the left’s stated premise for wanting to ban guns is to save lives. We hear it after every mass shooting. They don’t even take time to pay proper respect to the victims and their families. It’s instant politicization. (Please know that the left is actually comfortable with a certain amount of gun violence. If there weren’t mass shootings, it would cripple their agenda.)
So gun-related deaths are dropping. That’s a good thing, right? I mean, with government statistics showing fewer gun-related homicides, despite an increase in the number of actual guns, there’s really no need for gun control, right? Not so fast. You see, the left’s actual premise for wanting to ban guns is to strip a fundamental right enjoyed by all Americans: the right to bear arms. That’s why you’ll never hear these statistics acknowledged by gun opponents. The facts don’t fit the narrative. And when facts don’t fit the left’s narrative, the facts must be eschewed — never the narrative.