Wednesday, December 13, 2017

Should every civilian carry a gun?

'Many mass shootings have been stopped by a law abiding citizen who carries!' -'Name one.' More often than not that's the end of the debates I sometimes have with people who say they think 'The only way to stop a bad guy with a gun is to have a good guy with a gun.' That story is simply not backed up by facts.

Yes, there are a few incidents where a 'civilian' (more often than not an off duty police officer) shot a gunman before he could fire again. But it's hard to say if the incident would have turned into a mass shooting. Here's a list:

Here are a few figures to make people at least think about gun control:

It's actually really, really simple: more guns equals more gun deaths (click)

And only in the United States of America so many people are killed by bullets. Why is that?

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