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Sat Oct 26, 2019, 01:17 PM

7 facts about guns in the U.S.

Guns are deeply ingrained in American society. The Second Amendment to the U.S. Constitution gives Americans the right to bear arms, and three-in-ten American adults personally own a gun. Most of these gun owners say the right to own firearms is essential to their own personal sense of freedom.

At the same time, gun violence – from big-city murders to mass shootings – has spurred debate in Congress and state legislatures over proposals to limit Americans’ access to firearms. Counting murders and suicides, nearly 40,000 people died of gun-related violence in the United States in 2017, the highest annual total in decades.

Here are seven key findings about Americans’ experiences with and attitudes toward guns, drawn from recent Pew Research Center surveys and other data sources.

https://www.pewresearch.org/fact-tank/2019/10/22/facts-about-guns-in-united-states/

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Sat Oct 26, 2019, 02:00 PM

1. Thanks for posting. Very informative.

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Tue Oct 29, 2019, 02:06 PM

2. Facts?

This article starts of on a bad foot saying the Second Amendment "gives" Americans the right to bear arms. The 2nd Amendment recognizes the existence of a retained right. The 2ndA does not give, grant, create or establish anything; all it can be said to 'do' is redundantly forbid the federal government to exercise powers it was never granted.

Beyond that initial factual failure, I would caution against any survey results being defined as "facts" . . .

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