The good people over at Face the Facts USA have produced a video that is putting cold, hard numbers on the very established fact that America has an alarming amount of guns. The clip covers growth in handgun, rifles, and shotgun ownership over recent years, and the obvious relationship this trend has with our abnormally high number of gun mortalities.
The data is also indicative of a culture that celebrates guns, where if you own a gun, chances are pretty good that you aren’t just storing it away for when it’s needed, but are in to guns; three times as good, in fact. That’s right, about 74% of households that own guns own multiple guns. It’s no wonder that gun supporters have become so violently (pun intended) opposed to gun regulation in any way shape or form. Guns are a part of their very identity.
If you think that a lot of hyperbole is being used about the number of guns in the U.S., consider this: the countries with the most guns after us are Serbia and Yemen, and we nearly double their numbers. With civilians arming themselves more and more thanks to empty rhetoric of harsh restrictions and the reality of no action being taken, we’ve passed the milestone of one gun for every citizen. There are more guns in our country than people.
Watch the video here:
Image: Screen grab – Face the Facts.
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