Gun issue by the numbers

Monday, March 05, 2018

Do we have enough? 300 million is the approximate number of firearms owned by civilians in the U.S. as of 2010, according to the book “Firearms and Violence: A Critical Review.”

Some 47 percent of adults report having a gun in their home, according to an October 2011 Gallup survey. And 2,000 to 5,200 gun shows take place in the U.S. each year.

And 99 is the number of laws the NRA has pushed through in the past four years, making guns easier to own, carry in public and harder for the government to track. Eight states currently allow firearms in bars.

$17 million is what the NRA spent on campaigns during the 2012 election cycle.

The U.S. has the highest gun ownership rate in the world according to F.B.I. statistics.

Will proposed gun regulation policies put a squash on firearms in the U.S.? The guns are already here! They’ll be passed-down to future generations by their present owners. The gun industry continues to manufacture and sell thousands every day. Politicians continue to condone additional relief in the laws to undermine existing gun regulations. As long as the National Rifle Association continues to grease the politicians palms, no meaningful gun regulations will be enacted.

Want to make a change? See you in November at the polls.

Ed Gregory