That’s the number of truly homicidal people in the United States. Keep that number in mind as you read this.
First, the gun-grabbing politicians are lying to you and me. That’s not new. Let’s consider what they might say, if only…
If a gun-Grabber were given truth serum for a day, here’s what he might say:
“We want your guns. We want them because we aren’t willing to address problems for what they really are and we’re more interested in political expediency. You see, we’ve decided that truly homicidal people represent such an imminent danger to you that we resolve to take away their guns. And to do that, we have to take away your guns too. So, this fella, who we’ve decided is a clear and present danger to everyone, shouldn’t be behind bars; he shouldn’t be institutionalized; and he shouldn’t get treatment until he is safe in society. Instead, our solution is to take away the guns we know about in the hope that it keeps this crackpot from shooting someone, even though we know that 19,999 out of 20,000 of you don’t shoot anyone with with your guns and that you never will. But, again, this is about political expediency. It’s too expensive to incarcerate him; it’s too expensive to institutionalize him; and it’s too expensive to treat him. Doing those things doesn’t get us more votes. And that’s what we’re really after anyway. And we know that you all believe in these nasty, outdated oddities called Rights. We’re here to tell you that we don’t care that you deeply believe Rights are inherent and inalienable. We’re here to tell you that we don’t care that firearms provide the great equalizer for that 90 pound woman to defend herself against her 250 pound attacker. We’re here to tell you that we, as politicians, are scared to death of you, an armed populace, because we know that you are the most efficient check against our abuses of power. And that’s why we want your guns…”
But we’ll never hear those words.
All that we have at our disposal is the numbers themselves. And what the numbers tell us is that there are roughly 17,000 homicides of ALL types in the United States each year. At first, that number seems frightening…until you readjust your focus and remember there are 330,000,000 people who live in this country. This means that 0.005% of the people in this country walking around among us are truly homicidal. Yet, our government is willing to deny the Rights of the other 99.995% of the population.
You’re in virtually no danger of being murdered by legally-owned firearms. There are an estimated 400,000,000 legally-owned firearms in this country. This means that for each “bad” and “scary” gun that is used to commit a murder, there are over 23,000 guns sitting safely in someone’s home; being concealed on someone’s hip or in their purse; or locked away in their car as they drive to work each day. If legally-owned firearms were the problem, none of us would be alive to tell the story.
Shall NOT be infringed!
All gun laws are infringements…