Guns Kill & Maim Animals & Humans – End the Slaughter

These statistics are taken from  www.GUNFAQ.org  
 
Introduction by Jean Furs
 
I’ve decided to post this information to my blog because of the events that took place in The United States of America, in a Charleston church during a Bible Study reading on 6-17-15.  Guns apparently have their place in all segments of society but to get to a point of less violence we as a nation need to address the needless killings of people and animals because of people who should not be allowed to have guns in their control. If you can’t control yourself you should not be allowed to be in control of a gun. 
 
Now the challenge is to find rational lawmakers that understand this premise and are willing to back it. Closing the loop holes will allow killers less access to guns. Shouldn’t we be supporting a National Registry of Firearms, so we know where the guns are, and who those guns are being controlled by?  Wouldn’t a psychological questionaire be appropriate before a permit is permitted.
If some of you say the expense is to high, I say the expense is to high to keep paying our police forces over time for those times they have to investigate and go out to thousands of crime scenes.  Can we not look forward and not into our own egos? Shouldn’t we be thinking of preventative ways to stop these needless ruthless murderers who spare no species?
 
I’d like your opinions and comments on what I have to say here if you have the time.  
 

How Many Guns In The United States?

| March 7, 2013
Assault Weapons

The Facts

Based on consolidated information from the U.S. Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, there are about 300 millions guns in the United States.

“There’s no perfect estimate of firearms in the U.S. because creating a national registry of firearms is prohibited by federal law,” noted Alex Katz, a spokesman for Mayors Against Illegal Guns. “But academics and interest groups across the political spectrum broadly agree on the 300 million figure.”

Others Agree

New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s Mayors Against Illegal Guns coalition also quotes the figure, as does the National Rifle Association (NRA).

“The number of privately owned guns in the U.S. is at an all-time high, upwards of 300 million, and now rises by about 10 million per year,” said the NRA’s Institute for Legislative Action in a firearms safety fact sheet released Jan. 17, 2013.

A November 2012 report titled “Gun Control Legislation” from the Congressional Research Service also supports that number, though ranks it a bit higher.

As of 2009, the report states, “the estimated total number of firearms available to civilians in the United States had increased to approximately 310 million: 114 million handguns, 110 million rifles, and 86 million shotguns.”

Production Statistic Limitations

The firearm production statistics are derived from reports of firearms manufacture, import, and export made the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms. Estimates of firearm availability are derived by adding the net growth in the number of firearms (manufactures plus imports minus exports) to a base measure of firearms stock.

Production-based estimates have limitations in that they account for neither additions to the stock from illegal or other uncounted means nor losses from seized, lost, or nonworking firearms.

The data also exclude firearms manufactured or exported for the military but include firearms purchased by domestic law enforcement agencies.

Summary

There are roughly 300 million guns in the United States. Data from a variety of sources including the BATFE, Congressional Research Service, NRA and others all tend to confirm or reinforce that number


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