In the struggle to bring sane, civilized gun control in America, the debate has long been poisoned by the lobbying efforts of the gun manufacturing industry. Headed by the NRA, an organization that was once a sportsman’s association but is now funded by the gun industry to the tune of about $20 million per year, the conversation about rational laws has been muddied by irrelevancies such as the 2nd amendment. Truthful gun control statistics are hard to find. The fact is, “the right to bear arms” is well established and often protected by the SCOTUS. However, so has the government’s right to regulate guns. The two ideas are not mutually exclusive. The NRA has been very successful in disseminating all manner of disinformation. Here are some truthful gun control statistics: The Federal agency charged with the enforcement of gun law violations, the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives has not had a permanent director for over six years because of a rule, snuck into legislation unrelated to guns and sponsored by the NRA, that requires the Senate to approve nominees to the position. The result? No nominees have been approved! The gun industry has claimed that more Americans are becoming gun owners. This is false. Even as far back as 1973 only half of Americans said they had a gun in their homes. That per cent has steadily declined. Today less than 32 percent of American households have guns. The NRA has consistently tried to present gun ownership as non gender based. This is contrary to truthful gun control statistics. 80 percent of gun owners are men. More disturbing is that they now average 7.9 guns per person. Two hands, eight guns. Doesn’t make a lot of sense. Truth about gun control statistics is essential for an open, honest dialogue on gun control. Let’s demand the NRA tell the truth!
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