Purveyor of Truth
America, a "civilized" modern industrial nation highly values the right of it's civilian population to own and keep firearms.
The founding fathers and citizens of a fledgling nation, some 228 years ago, insured that the right of the people to keep and bear arms would not be infringed. Our right to firearm ownership is guaranteed by the 2'nd Amendment to our constitution.
United States of America has the highest rate of firearm violence among industrialized nations. It also has the highest rate of firearm ownership in the world/.
The data is chilling and anyone with a modicum of common sense and thinking rationally knows we have a problem and that our present patchwork system of managing firearm purchase and ownership is failing us.
Follow are just the highlights as outlined in VOX.
America has six times as many firearm homicides as Canada, and 15 times as many as Germany.
America has 4.4 percent of the world's population, but almost half of the civilian-owned guns around the world
Police are more likely to be killed in homicides in states with more guns
Support for gun ownership has sharply increased since the early '90s
High-profile shootings don't appear to lead to more support for gun control
But specific gun control policies are fairly popular
America has a firearm problem and sanity demands we take action to address it.
This site supports the right to own firearms for hunting, target practice, competitive shooting, and defense against home invasions. It also supports reasonable and uniform firearm regulations, including thorough background checks and waiting (or cooling off) periods as well as firearm registration. Regulations ought to be the same across all 50 states ad they should be strictly enforced.
It is past time for American politicians to stop ignoring this issue and kicking the can down the road any further. It is high time for action, it is time to tell the NRA to STFU, to start acting responsibly and in the interest of the American people. In other words screw the firearm manufacturers and their profit motives.
Be sure to click on one of the VOX links and study the graphs. Data is informative, analyzing the data and graphs will lead one to the only logical conclusion.