American Gun Ownership: The Positive Impacts of Law-Abiding Citizens Owning Firearms
It’s no secret that mainstream press coverage of gun ownership in the United States tends to be in favor of gun control – especially when those reporting on the topic are not firearm owners themselves.
Far too often, those who disagree with supporters of the Second Amendment and firearm-related policies resort to assertions that we simply care more about our guns than about the lives of innocent people, and that the right to keep and bear arms has little beneficial purpose in modern America. This makes it all the more critical that we continue to emphasize the important role lawful gun owners play as an immediate and regular defense against crime.
This anti-gun news bias is widespread among the “urban elite” who have very little personal experience with guns and yet write for influential newspapers like The New York Times, Washington Post, etc.
Despite this bias, law-abiding private citizens owning guns does have positive impacts on American society that often go unreported – many of which are significant. Police officers are not always there when you need them. They respond to calls of those who are already in peril, or to a crime scene after the offense has occurred.
So once again, we have some stories from last month that will show you, the first line of defense against crime is by those who are prepared when a crime occurs. More
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