Millennial. Just that word alone can put the metallic taste of disdain in your mouth, or make you swell with pride. Whether you hate them or love them, we all need them. You see, the Millennial voice is the voice of the future. We are the ones moving into all the positions of leadership and will soon be in the shoes of our older generations.

With that being said, it is quite the topic of discussion as to whether or not this newer generation feels like gun control is better, or gun rights. Of course there are groups who will fight for gun control until they can’t walk anymore. However, you may be surprised to know that many Millennial folks are in favor of gun rights.

We see more than the media gives us credit. WE know that major cities who have tried implementing gun laws, such as Washington or Chicago, have failed miserably at reducing crime rates. In fact, in cities like those, the crime rate has actually INCREASED. Coincidence? I think not.

Washington Post stated:

Millennials may be a lot of things, but they are not stupid. In the process of researching my documentary “Targeted: Exposing the Gun Control Agenda,” I’ve spoken to a lot of young people. What made the biggest impression on them were the cold, hard facts about guns, gun ownership, and crime, and the underlying data to support them. Less convincing are the emotional appeals that have long been made by gun-control advocates in the place of rational arguments.

 

Millennial citizens clearly see that America’s gun problem isn’t that at al. It is a heart problem. It is a criminal problem. It is the person BEHIND the gun that is the problem. The guns though? They are the only thing standing between us and certain harm.

Moreover, it’s worth considering that during the two-decade period from 1992 to 2011, violent crime rates fell nearly in half in the United States while the murder rate fell dramatically as well. Why is that significant? Because it was a period when gun laws nationwide generally became less restrictive (notwithstanding the experience in several major urban centers).

What are your thoughts?

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  • Dave from San Antonio

    Firearms are part of our American heritage. I was taught about firearms when I was pretty young. I wasn’t taught to fear them, but to respect them. I was taught gun safety and when I was able to demonstrate this safety…my dad bought me my first firearm…a marlin single shot .22…I was 10yrs old. It went on from there. Too many families that own firearms, today, do not teach this safety and respect regarding firearms to their children anymore. A gun is nothing more than a ‘tool’ and like many tools out there…people need to know how to use them safely and responsibly.

    • The Dutchman

      I got a 22/410 when I was 6 and my grand dad gave me a box of 22 shells and I got a replacement shell and a nickle for every rat I shot.

    • David in MA

      Same here, and to misuse one was to have it taken away for a time and worst of all your school chums found out about it, very shameful experiance.

  • Valor

    There is a need to preach the history of not only the 2nd Amendment and the reason for its being, but the history of gun control itself. Gun control laws are not and never have been about public safety. Gun control laws are and always have been about the safety of those who wish to rule. The first serious gun control laws appeared soon after the Civil War as part of the Jim Crow Laws intended to prevent freed slaves from exercising their newly acquired civil liberties. These laws were implemented by entrench southern Demorat politicians as a means of protecting their power. Since that time gun control laws have been used to suppress one segment of society or another depending on which segment was considered a threat to a particular political agenda. Now that the federal government has grown so far out of its constitutional limitations it is necessary for the ruling elite to disarm as many private citizens as possible. A disarmed people are easier to control. That is the real control sought by the likes of Obama and Hillary. They will always be protected by firearms. When the people can not protect themselves from crime OR the government they naturally turn to government for protection. This further grows and empowers government and those that are the rulers of that government. Do not for a moment believe we still have a government of the people, by the people, and for the people. That is most likely gone forever, especially if Hillary becomes president. What America has is a government of the entrenched politicians, by the unelected bureaucrats who actually write the rules, and for the empowerment of the ruling class, of which Hillary is an iconic member.

    • Mr_Tenpin

      Valor: I concur with your assessment. It ties in directly with the old, “We, the unwilling, led by the unknowing, etc.etc.” However, please do not forget to factor in the third amendment. While no longer looming on the horizon today as it did during the 3rd Amendment’s days of enactment, there is still validity to its need for being there. We are at another crossroads this November – the most treacherous I can recall in my seventy-odd years. We must remember that EVERY vote counts. While our future as a country may be in doubt with Mr. Trump, there is no doubt that we will cease to exist as a country with the career criminal at the helm. And the guns will be at the top of the list to confiscate.

  • frankenbiker

    I’ve taught both my daughters to be responsible shooters. They know the safety factor is most important. They’re both great shots and have loved our trips to the range. So have many of their friends which I’ve also introduced to the sport. I feel itsour rresponsibility as gun enthusiasts to share our knowledge, and our love for the sport.

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