[The next three paragraphs are facts retrieved from goal.org.]
Did you know that guns prevent 200,000,000 crimes per year in the US, often without a shot being fired. Just stating you have one or showing a firearm can deter a robber and/or attacker in many situations.
Did you know that 200,000 women every year use a weapon to defend themselves against sexual abuse and assaults. 200,000 don’t have to be called a victim every year. 200,000 women used firearms as a shield, not a weapon.
Did you know that most mass shootings in the past fifty years have taken place in a “Gun-Free Zone” These signs are fuel for an attacker. By posting a sign like this, you are letting bad people know that you are unarmed and unable to defend yourself if an armed attacker busts down the door.
Did you know that in 2015, 1,544 people were murdered with Knives, 623 people were murdered by an attackers hands and feet, 437 people were murdered with hammers, while 252 people were murdered with rifles. Yes of course all and any murder is terrible, but looking strictly at statistics from the FBI’s Homicide Data Table in 2015, it seems like we should be banning knives and hammers before we ban rifles.
Due to a mess of misinformation, there is a massive movement to ban “Assault Rifles” in our nation. This is a result of the media placing blame on the rifles used during mass shootings instead of placing blame on the actual shooter. These attacks are severely tragic no matter how or where an attack happens or with who, but we should all be able to agree that making rifles illegal won’t stop an attacker from attacking. Lately there have been terrorists killing large amounts of people with knives, bombs, chemicals, and even vehicles.
Restricting guns on firearm license holders only restrict the good guys from defending themselves. Bad people will continue to get illegal guns just as drug dealers and drug addicts get heroine, cocaine, and meth. So while we take away the rights of safe gun owners that could potentially stop an attacker before police can arrive, only law-breaking attackers will have guns. To me this seems like a far more dangerous nation.
We need to ban crime and terrorism, not rifles. All of these “banning” efforts should be put towards firearm education, gun safety, civilian training, safe storage of firearms, and more restrictions set in place for vetting the psychologically and mentally ill, people on past terrorist watch lists, and so on.
Right above the second amendment is the right to freely exercise your speech, your right to assemble in a peaceful matter, and petition whatever is bothering you. But before you do that, please do some research and have an educated opinion on this topic. I am just stating facts from the tip of this iceberg. This is endless information that might change your views.
I would urge you to take a look at the Nation Rifle Association (NRA), the National Shooting Sports Foundation (NSSF), and the Gun Owner’s Action League (GOAL). These are all great organizations looking to increase education, personal defense, and the sport of target shooting. All of which increase our nation’s safety and awareness.
At this point, if you are still looking to talk negatively about Rifles, that’s you right and I will respect it. But next time you do so, can you at least use these words correctly?
The “AR” in AR-15 does not stand for Assault Rifle, it stands for Armalite Rifle, which is the historical manufacturer of this black long-gun.
The image below is of a rifle and two MAGAZINES not “CLIPS”!!! One is a 10 round and one is a 30 round magazine.
This is an actual “clip”. It is used for easily grouping rounds for an easier method to reloading a magazine.
The only people that use the word “Clip” when referring to a magazine are ignorant anti-gun activists and gang members who illegally have guns. If you want to sound cool, can you just abbreviate magazine into “mags”.
A simple way to remember the difference between the two is that a clip usually feeds a magazine, and then a magazine feeds a firearm (in most cases). Refer to the image below.
Semi-Automatic means that the gun will only fire one round when you press down on the trigger. Even if you continue to hold it down. You need to release your finger and press the trigger down again if you want any more rounds to be fired. I’ve been hearing much confusion in the media. When saying “Semi-automatic” most people are actually thinking of fully-automatic rifles where multiple rounds can be fired by holding down the trigger.
Most pistols you see are semi-automatic. And there are far more pistol murders each year than rifle murders. Why aren’t people complaining about that? Oh right…it’s because the media is scaring you with those Semi-Fully- automatic Assault Rifles with large capacity clips!