If you listened and believed far left Democrats like Barack Obama, Michael Bloomberg and Hillary Clinton, you would be led to think that America is more dangerous because of all of the record gun sales. In reality, the opposite is true. Statistics show that as more gun are legally sold, some crime figures such as murders committed by handguns has decreased. Liberals don’t want you to now that being armed makes you safer.
Firearm sales hit a record high last year as the FBI processed more than 27.5 million background checks on gun buyers. This year, sales have eased up a bit, but they’re still on track to hit the second-highest number ever.
Despite the dramatic increase in the number of guns in circulation, though, there was an interesting statistic that dropped. No, it wasn’t the crime rate, which, although substantially lower than it was decades ago, has been inching higher in recent periods. Instead it was the number of accidental firearms fatalities.
A shot in the dark
It’s believed by many that the proliferation of firearms will increase the number of violent crimes committed, as well as the number of accidental deaths. For example, it’s often cited that access to firearms increases the risk for suicide and being the victim of homicide, since, by owning a gun, you’re supposedly more likely to kill a family member than a criminal…
It only makes sense that the more people that are armed the less crime there is. The vast majority of mass shootings take place in gun free zones for a reason – they don’t want to confront anyone that is armed and can stop them. It’s very rare to hear about a gunman walking into a place known to have armed patrons or employees and begin shooting. The same is true with the general public.