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The Truth About Gun Control

Published : 03/20/2018 15:34:07
Categories : The Bunker - Ammunition Depot Blog

All of us want a peaceful America—a safe America—not just for us but for our children and our children’s children. But how can we realize this dream if we can’t agree on how to protect ourselves—if we can’t agree on what our gun laws should be?

The argument for stricter gun policies continues to rage back and forth yet strays further away from an end. To make matters worse, a lot of media companies sensationalize stories, fabricate news, and shift the spotlight from a criminal’s sin to the criminal’s gun in order to increase their viewership ratings.

Incomplete and incorrect news leads to ill-informed individuals, whose voices will just distort the debate. We don’t want that, and you shouldn’t either.

That’s why we’ve created this infographic, to educate Americans on the truth about gun control. There are plenty of misconceptions out there and we want to cut straight through the lies with cold hard facts. After all, would you rather rely on fake news or federal statistics?

The Truth About Gun Control Infographic

We have had some requests for the citations in a more easily readable format. Please see links below!

1. https://www.justfacts.com/guncontrol.asp#crime
2. https://www.law.cornell.edu/wex/second_amendment
3. https://crimeresearch.org/2013/12/murder-and-homicide-rates-before-and-after-gun-bans/
4. https://gun-control.procon.org
5. https://www.dailywire.com/news/7872/7-facts-gun-crime-show-gun-control-doesnt-work-aaron-bandler
6. https://www.justfacts.com/guncontrol.asp
7. http://en.wikipedia.com/wiki/Gun_Owners_of_America
8. http://www.armedandsecure.org/debate.shtml
9. https://www.wsj.com/articles/SB841185795318576500
10. https://crimeresearch.org/wp-content/uploads/2014/07/Concealed-Carry-Permit-Holders-Across-the-United-States.pdf
11. http://www.pewsocialtrends.org/2017/06/22/the-demographics-of-gun-ownership/psdt_2017-06-22-guns-01-11/
12. http://www.pewsocialtrends.org/2017/06/22/the-demographics-of-gun-ownership/psdt_2017-06-22-guns-01-05/
13. https://www.justfacts.com/guncontrol.asp
14. https://news.gallup.com/poll/165605/personal-safety-top-reason-americans-own-guns-today.aspx
15. some vectors courtesy of www.freepik.com

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Jeff McAlpin


04/09/2018 23:14:41

My biggest issue with people who oppose guns is getting lumped in with the maniac cowards who kill innocent people. I like most other gun owners own there firearms for protection, target shooting and hunting. I own an ar15 because I can. I enjoy shooting it and the piece of mind that in the worst case scenario I can protect my family and myself. Not trying to sound corny but people kill people not guns. Our family dog is a pit bull. She is a beautiful gentle animal, but if you watch the news her breed will kill you. They couldn’t be more further from the truth. It complete depends on the people who raise the dog. This in many ways compares to guns. Who is holding the gun? Sorry if I’m starting to ramble but many people are being misinformed and I’m tired of people especially the wrong people trying to tell me how I can live. The responsible gun owners need to speak up. We are starting to go down a slippery slope. If we let one of our most fundamental right, the 2nd amendment get tainted in anyway there is no turning back. Thank you for your time.

Wayne R


04/08/2018 14:41:31

It would be wise for people to obtain a permit to carry a gun whether they ever plan to "carry" or not. The reason is politicians check the number of permits. It is a factor in how they react and how they vote.

Terry Swinney


04/07/2018 17:04:49

When, or I should say IF, people would look at the real truth about guns, they might no be so quick to try and destroy us gun owners. But as it is said; "We can certainly explain it to you, but we can't understand it for you". It is sad that most people against guns never want to take the time to understand the other side. They are only hell bent on their own emotional rant and could care less. I will fight until I can't any longer.

Don


04/05/2018 08:17:24

Wish that the citations were readable or that the graph can be zoomed larger to read them.

Ken R


04/04/2018 22:41:42

Recent shootings have demonstrated, sadly, the government is not fully capable of defending the public in the fact of multiple process failures. Ultimately, each individual is responsible for their own defense. Our betters, you know, those with armed security details either provided by the government through our taxpayer dollars or Hollywood elites who can afford protection stand ardently in support of gun control as long as they have armed details. Why is that? It’s not about gun control, it’s about controlling the masses for the sake of their power. Why are the process failures not being examined and dissected for corrective action? Doesn’t the left want to fix problems ?

Gerald Anderson


04/04/2018 17:04:23

This is a great piece this article should be continued and put in your newsletter every single day it should be the header for your newsletter, and I wish you would do that from now on to keep people aware because people are getting very very complacent and before you know it they're going to try to change this constitution , and I will not give up my guns, they can just come and take them

9MMAN


04/04/2018 11:58:01

Clearly understood, thank you! I will pass it along to the many..

Michael Murray


04/04/2018 10:02:59

The only thing I dispute is the verbiage "handgun ban... becomes effective". It might be "the law" but just how effective is it?

RICK MOHR


04/04/2018 09:34:54

Good to see some truth! BUT, no one ever talks about the basis for the 2nd amendment, the system of "checks & balances". To keep our government in "check".

Rick Desousa


04/04/2018 08:46:46

The reality is clear in your post. New laws only affect the law abiding citizens. Return capital punishment for capital crime. We should not house, feed, educate someone who is clearly willing to use firearms (or any weapon) to harm innocent citizens. Expense of prison and long term appeal process adds injustice to victims families and all tax payers. Enforce the laws that are already in force and punish as written. Law enforcement have the tools to be proactive, Florida shooter was not acted on. Public, see something, say something.....

michael


04/04/2018 07:58:56

gun control is a farce, time and time again studies prove that it does nothing to decrease gun violence!!

Greg


04/04/2018 06:37:57

One major problem...the leftists who hate the peasants having guns use emotion to sway their useful idiots...Mother's this and Sensible Gun Laws are all emotional groups using women and teenagers to push their evil.

Jeff McAlpin


04/04/2018 03:03:16

My biggest issue with people who oppose guns is getting lumped in with the maniac cowards who kill innocent people. I like most other gun owners own there firearms for protection, target shooting and hunting. I own an ar15 because I can. I enjoy shooting it and the piece of mind that in the worst case scenario I can protect my family and myself. Not trying to sound corny but people kill people not guns. Our family dog is a pit bull. She is a beautiful gentle animal, but if you watch the news her breed will kill you. They couldn’t be more further from the truth. It complete depends on the people who raise the dog. This in many ways compares to guns. Who is holding the gun? Sorry if I’m starting to ramble but many people are being misinformed and I’m tired of people especially the wrong people trying to tell me how I can live. The responsible gun owners need to speak up. We are starting to go down a slippery slope. If we let one of our most fundamental right, the 2nd amendment get tainted in anyway there is no turning back. Thank you for your time.

Christopher Johnson


04/04/2018 02:43:34

I like the infographic. Thanks for sharing it! I didn't know you guys had a blog but now I do and I like it! You nailed quite a few really valid points. Thanks again. - CJ

Keith Messer


04/03/2018 23:06:07

The only ones that give up their guns are the ones that are law abiding citizens All these guns laws you don't really think that it cook murderer rapist or whatever other laws they break are really gonna give up their guns do you? Just because it's the law.

Paul Pence


04/03/2018 22:21:01

thank you for sharing this!!!! I've had enough lies coming from the left wing anti-second amendment propaganda. I have shared this on Facebook. Let's see how ling it stays there.

Rich O


04/03/2018 22:20:26

Thanks you for this informative material......I'll be sure to pass it on to everyone I know. Sadly, I live in California --- where gun ownership is eroding QUICKLY ! Beware, and don't let what's happened in California happen in YOUR state!

John S


04/03/2018 21:01:29

Awesome graphic - well done.

Dave


04/03/2018 20:27:09

Thank you, Ammunition Depot. Excellent graphic telling the real story, i.e. the truth.

Will


04/03/2018 20:13:23

Thank you for posting this.

Larry datt


04/03/2018 20:09:15

This is great. I would say post this so the liberals would see it, but they would not believe

Bob Percopo


04/03/2018 19:47:31

This needs to be posted everywhere so people see the real facts

r wiesenthal


04/03/2018 19:42:45

it is unfortunate that you have chosen to feed the hysteria that "someone" is trying to take your guns away when nothing could be farther from the truth. Sure, you will find some outlier quote to support your position but the truth is that the majority of the country seeks a way to keep guns out of the hands of the wrong folks, which likely means enhanced background checks, and that is about it.

Art Nickel


04/03/2018 18:52:14

The truth is that we have a broken education system that is teaching the Progressive Liberal Socialist Democrat agenda which includes hate and entitlement and lacks in teaching responsibility, self-control, discipline, and the value of a human life. Parents allow this to happen because they are too busy trying to become rich or make ends meet. Politicians support this as they see it as a way to stay in office to push their agenda. Anti-gun groups love this because it gives them bodies to point at.

tiger


04/03/2018 18:51:01

I'm not a criminal,the only reason I carry a gun and own assault rifles is because of criminals and I might just be the one to save your life someday

Scotty Morgan


04/03/2018 18:49:15

Right On !!!

Artemis


04/03/2018 18:28:37

Very nice!

Clyde Wayne Dodson


04/03/2018 18:28:01

Excellent information shame the left refuse to believe the Real Facts!

John Stone


04/03/2018 18:21:33

Proud of you for taking a position and joining the debate with your company!

George Gilley


04/03/2018 17:41:06

This is all true and very interesting but leftists aren't interested in facts. They think with their hearts rather than their brains. Any softening of our "right to bear arms" in order to satisfy the left will ultimately result in another, more vicious attack on gun owners by the left. We must fight against their tyranny every hour of every day if we are to continue to have the second amendment.

Chauvin Emmons


04/03/2018 17:23:17

good for you, can you make that available to all that wish to use it responcibly.

Nancy Singer


04/03/2018 16:56:32

I feel safer with guns in the home.

Pamela Houston


04/03/2018 16:37:23

Thank you for helping to clear up the argument. Hopefully the uninformed people will see this

Robert E. Miller, Jr.


04/03/2018 16:00:56

I think everyone should be armed and take courses on how to deal with active shooter self defense when and when not too use your fire arm. the gun is not always the answer should be a last resort but with proper training can be a vital tool.

Dale


04/03/2018 13:59:41

Responsible gun onwers should not be made the criminal. We did nothing wrong. We the responsible gun onwers did not put these guns in the hands of sick people, make the people that did responsible.

Exhausted by the lies


04/03/2018 12:31:10

These are BS cherry-picked stats. There is room for sensible gun reform. Most Americans support it. This infographic is a lie.

Tony


04/03/2018 12:27:48

Good job

Tony


04/03/2018 12:27:47

Good job

Mike Braun


04/03/2018 11:22:49

Very well put. Not opinion, fact. Thank You

Mark B


04/03/2018 11:21:54

Thank you for putting together this infographic-- it's very well done. It's nice to see this information based on hard facts as opposed to all of the rhetoric being shouted without any researched facts from people on both sides of this debate. I encourage all of my fellow 2nd amendment defenders to maintain dignity and decorum as this debate rages on, and be firm in your convictions.

Montie Rumsower III


04/03/2018 09:43:03

Either we have a constitution and our rights are protected or we don't. Gun control is prohibited by the constitution thus it is ILLEGAL, PERIOD. This incremental degrading is a criminal act.

John Gillen


04/03/2018 09:34:54

Why aren't the true statistics shown on national nightly news? The naive need to be educated.

Mike Weigandt


04/03/2018 07:46:14

Well done folks, thanks for putting that together. The Sweetie will put it in play on facebook.

Nerk


04/03/2018 06:35:14

The ability to defend liberty is an honor not many globally will ever know. And when your first constitutional amendment fails, your second shall not.

Harold Lasky


04/03/2018 00:50:24

people don't seem to remember what happen in Europe just 75 or so years ago, with Hitler, telling the people that they had to surrender their guns, and that the government would protect them, worked out well for the JEWS and Poles, and the rest of Eastern Europe. Next how about the Native Americans (Indians) they too were told to turn in their weapons the government would also protect them, worked out well for them too. When are the people in this country wake up and see whats happening to us????, if we surrender our weapons to the "government " we (Americans) will be in the same boat as the Europeans and the Native Americans (Indians). Nov. 2018 is fast approaching and we better get a grip on who's going to run the country, VOTE OUT THE LIBERALS WHEREVER WE CAN AND GET PEOPLE IN OFFICE THAT WILL PROTECT OUR RIGHTS IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CONSTITUTION AS IT WAS WRITTEN, NOT THE WAY THE LIBERALS WOULD LIKE IT TO BE. (JUST MY HUMBLE OPINION AS AN AMERICAN....WHILE I STILL HAVE RIGHT TO SAY WHAT I WANT TO SAY)..................

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