Wednesday, November 24, 2010

The above link, shows a fact sheet taken from the Gun Owners of America website. It was taken in 2004 and tells us that many Americans are pro gun control.
Within the fact sheet there are case studies that have proven anti gun control wrong, mentioning the Brady Law as well as others. It shows many statistics of guns being used in self defense. For example'
Of the 2.5 million times citizens use their guns to defend themselves every year, the overwhelming majority merely brandish their gun or fire a warning shot to scare off their attackers. Less than 8% of the time, a citizen will kill or wound his/her attacker.

It also uses others countries as an example as to why gun control is a positive thing. Gun-free England not such a utopia after all. According to the BBC News, handgun crime in the United Kingdom rose by 40% in the two years after it passed its draconian gun ban in 1997.18 And according to a United Nations study, British citizens are more likely to become a victim of crime than are people in the United States. The 2000 report shows that the crime rate in England is higher than the crime rates of 16 other industrialized nations, including the United States.

Half way down the list you will find Firearms Statistics which shows you % of general deaths.

CSGV stands for
The Coalition to Stop Gun Violence they were formed in 1975 to ban handguns. In 1989 they expanded their efforts to include restrictions on all firearms, the group adopted its new name, Coalition to Stop Gun Violence.
CSGV's membership is made up of 48 national organizationswhich include religious organisations, child welfare advocates and public health professionals.

The website has many issues and campaigns for viewers and readers to look at and also include a way to involved with and donate to the foundation.

After looking at both websites I feel that the Pro control is more stronger and has more information on why and how people have guns. I personally would not want to carry a gun around with me however I would feel safer in my home knowing that I would be able to reach one if needed.

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