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 (
  • 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. (
  • 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 (

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 (
  • Lithuania's was the highest suicide rate among 71 countries with available information (
  • Japan's Gun ownership rate is at .6 per 100 people and a high suicide rate of 18.41 suicides per 100,000 people. (
  • 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) (
  • South Korea has A High suicide rate, and highest Gun-Related suicides (12.52 per 100,000 people) (
  • South Korea also has one of the lowest gun ownership rates at 1.1 per 100,00 people) (
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