Pro Gun Rights

If guns are outlawed, only outlaws will have guns

Gun Control Laws don't Prevent Criminals from Obtaining Guns

  • Of 62 Mass shootings in the U.S. between 1982 and 2012, 49 were done with legally obtained guns (procon.org)
  • in 2013 a report was done that 37.4% of state prison inmates who "used, carried, or possessed a firearm when they commited the crime they're in prison for" obtained their weapon from a family member or friend. (procon.org)
  • Approximately 5,000 guns were obtained from Chicago from 2001 to March 2012, which came from all 50 states, and more than half were from outside of Illinois (procon.org)

More Americans Oppose Stricter Gun Control

  • 52% of Americans no oppose stricter gun control laws (CNN)
  • Thats more than last June when Americans were surveyed and it was split at 49% (CNN)
  • Nationwide gun laws should only be changed with the support of most Americans and gun owners (CNN)
  • 7 in 10 Americans believe it's important for most Americans to support proposed changes to gun laws (CNN)
  • 76% of republicans oppose stricter gun control compared to just 25% of democrats (CNN)
  • Two-thirds of americans that live in Rural Areas oppose tighter gun control laws (CNN)

Gun control Laws & Gun ownership rates don't prevent suicides

  • Lithuania has one of the worlds lowest gun ownership rates, yet a 45.06 per 100,000 people suicide rate in 1999 (procon.org)
  • Lithuania's was the highest suicide rate among 71 countries with available information (procon.org)
  • Japan's Gun ownership rate is at .6 per 100 people and a high suicide rate of 18.41 suicides per 100,000 people. (procon.org)
  • The U.S has the 26th highest suicide rate (12.3 per 100,000 people) however, the highest gun ownership rate (88.8 guns per 100,000 people) (procon.org)
  • South Korea has A High suicide rate, and highest Gun-Related suicides (12.52 per 100,000 people) (procon.org)
  • South Korea also has one of the lowest gun ownership rates at 1.1 per 100,00 people) (procon.org)
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