How many times have I heard that it’s not the gun, it’s the people? But it is the gun. Without the gun there would be no shooting. That’s such an obvious fact — why can’t people see that?
— Al Duerig
Then why haven’t 55 million to 120 million gun owners with at least 400 million firearms depopulated the nation?
Tens of millions of gun owners with 40% of the world’s small arms didn’t kill anyone today. If it’s the gun, why not?
In 2016 11,004 people were murdered with firearms. 64% of the killers had prior felony convictions. 88-91% of the firearms used were stolen, which means as many as 91% of the killers were criminals before pulling the trigger.
Just 7% of convicted criminals obtained their firearms through lawful channels. The rest broke laws restricting the purchase and possession of firearms.
55-120 million honest gun owners did not. If it’s the gun, why not?