Here's the simple truth... The second amendment does not need to pass any social tests or be justified as to its effects or lack thereof. It exists today for the same reason it always did and in the final analysis you will never find a Congress that will move to strike it. There are more supporters than detractors and that is not going to change.I’m not predicting that more lawful gun owners will drive the gun homicide rate up.As more Americans own and carry guns from 1996, our gun murder rate did not go up, it went down by almost 50%......and our gun crime went down 75%....the exact opposite of what you guys claim would happen.....the exact opposite, showing that law abiding gun owners who also carry guns, do not increase the gun crime rate.....actual data, actual research, actual real world outcome......
I’m saying that an increase in gun ownership is not a driver in reducing gun homicides. It certainly has an impact on accidental shootings some of which leads to death.,
17 million gun owners do not carry their firearms 24/7 locked and loaded and on high alert ready to intervene wherever and whenever the bad guys are about to shoot good guys or other bad guys?
I’m sure a majority of legal gun owners live in rural or smaller town areas which is not where the majority of gun homicides occur.
Many gun homicides happen out of public view between domestic partners or family members. How does gun ownership drive that statistic down?