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Gun sales up, accidental gun deaths fall
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03-Jan-18

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"Accidental Gun Deaths at Record Lows Even as Gun Sales Hit Record Pace

FILE - In this Wednesday, Jan. 16, 2013 file photo, a Glock representative explains features of the Glock 37 Gen 4 .45 caliber pistol at the 35th annual SHOT Show, in Las Vegas. After struggling to sway both state and federal lawmakers, proponents of expanding background checks for gun sales are now exploring whether they will have more success by taking the issue directly to voters. While advocates generally prefer that new gun laws be passed through the legislative process, especially at the national level, they are also concerned about how much sway the National Rifle Association has with lawmakers. Washington state Rep. Jamie Pedersen, a Democrat who had sponsored unsuccessful legislation on background checks at the state level, said a winning ballot initiative would make a statement with broad implications (AP Photo/Julie Jacobson, File) AP Photo/Julie Jacobson, File

by AWR Hawkins2 Jan 201814 Even as calendar year 2015 witnessed a surge in gun purchase background checks unequaled since the inception of such checks, it also saw a continued low number of accidental gun deaths. In other words, contrary to leftist claims, more guns did not equal more accidental gun deaths.

For example, Breitbart News reported John Lott’s finding that there were 486 accidental gun deaths in 2014, which represented the lowest number of accidental gun deaths on record. And in 2015, the numbers were roughly the same. The Los Angeles Times reported 489 accidental gun deaths in 2015.

The Times reports that gun controllers, i.e. “experts,” suggest the low number of accidental deaths is due, in part, to “a drop in the number of households that have guns.” But the problem with this claim is that the number of households with guns was not dropping when gun purchases and concealed carry permit issuance was surging.

In reality, 2015 was one of four years in which women were getting concealed carry permits at twice the pace of men, and many of these women were coming to gun ownership for the first time. The Crime Prevention Research Center found not only that women acquired permits at twice the pace of men during Obama’s second term but also “that permit-holding [was] increasing about 75 percent more quickly among minorities than among whites.” The increase in permit holding among minorities is also another indicator that the number of households with guns was not diminishing.

But gun controllers can use any reason to reject proof that Americans are responsible with their firearms. For example, despite the records lows regarding accidental gun deaths, Everytown for Gun Safety continues to cite the 2016 death of 14-year-old JaJuan McDowell as proof more laws are needed. They present his death as an accident although the person who shot him was charged and had to serve a sentence for involuntary manslaughter.

In other words, the justice system did not view the death as accidental."

03-Jan-18

Spike Bull 's Link
"Accidental Gun Deaths at Record Lows Even as Gun Sales Hit Record Pace

FILE - In this Wednesday, Jan. 16, 2013 file photo, a Glock representative explains features of the Glock 37 Gen 4 .45 caliber pistol at the 35th annual SHOT Show, in Las Vegas. After struggling to sway both state and federal lawmakers, proponents of expanding background checks for gun sales are now exploring whether they will have more success by taking the issue directly to voters. While advocates generally prefer that new gun laws be passed through the legislative process, especially at the national level, they are also concerned about how much sway the National Rifle Association has with lawmakers. Washington state Rep. Jamie Pedersen, a Democrat who had sponsored unsuccessful legislation on background checks at the state level, said a winning ballot initiative would make a statement with broad implications (AP Photo/Julie Jacobson, File) AP Photo/Julie Jacobson, File

by AWR Hawkins2 Jan 201814 Even as calendar year 2015 witnessed a surge in gun purchase background checks unequaled since the inception of such checks, it also saw a continued low number of accidental gun deaths. In other words, contrary to leftist claims, more guns did not equal more accidental gun deaths.

For example, Breitbart News reported John Lott’s finding that there were 486 accidental gun deaths in 2014, which represented the lowest number of accidental gun deaths on record. And in 2015, the numbers were roughly the same. The Los Angeles Times reported 489 accidental gun deaths in 2015.

The Times reports that gun controllers, i.e. “experts,” suggest the low number of accidental deaths is due, in part, to “a drop in the number of households that have guns.” But the problem with this claim is that the number of households with guns was not dropping when gun purchases and concealed carry permit issuance was surging.

In reality, 2015 was one of four years in which women were getting concealed carry permits at twice the pace of men, and many of these women were coming to gun ownership for the first time. The Crime Prevention Research Center found not only that women acquired permits at twice the pace of men during Obama’s second term but also “that permit-holding [was] increasing about 75 percent more quickly among minorities than among whites.” The increase in permit holding among minorities is also another indicator that the number of households with guns was not diminishing.

But gun controllers can use any reason to reject proof that Americans are responsible with their firearms. For example, despite the records lows regarding accidental gun deaths, Everytown for Gun Safety continues to cite the 2016 death of 14-year-old JaJuan McDowell as proof more laws are needed. They present his death as an accident although the person who shot him was charged and had to serve a sentence for involuntary manslaughter.

In other words, the justice system did not view the death as accidental."

From: Woods Walker
03-Jan-18
You can say that again!

04-Jan-18

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2017 2nd best gun sales year ever.

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