Yes, it’s true! Although the liberal media won’t report on it, accidental gun shootings are at an all time low. I suppose this really puts a damper on the whole “guns are bad” scheme that democrats are pushing.
NSC puts out an annual “Injury facts” report, and it shows that there was a sharp 17% drop in 2015.
This new low in gun accidents occurred in spite of the fact that gun sales have skyrocketed in recent years. In 2015, the year the report reflects, an estimated 23 million guns were sold.
“That’s about three-tenths of 1 percent of the 146,571 total accidental deaths from all other listed causes. The decrease came in a year that saw record firearms sales to many millions of Americans,” according to the National Shooting Sports Foundation.
“This latest release from the National Safety Council shows that the vast majority of the 100 million American firearms owners meet the serious responsibilities which come with firearms ownership. They store their firearms safely and securely when not in use, and follow the basic rules of firearms safety when handling them,” said NSSF President and CEO Steve Sanetti.
The NSSF says that their firearm safety educational program, Project Child Safe, and others like it across the country, were instrumental in achieving these new safety numbers.
Always remember that when handling a gun, you should always treat it as if it is loaded, and do not touch the trigger until you are ready to fire.