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Tue Jan 12, 2021, 11:48 AM

In light of recent events and warnings of pending events . . .

There are more than 393 million civilian-owned firearms in the United States, or enough for every man, woman and child to own one and still have 67 million guns left over.

About one in three Americans owns all these guns.

About one third of gun owners own 5 or more.

Just about 5% of gun owners who are not collectors of curios and relics own 15 or more.

Two thirds of gun owners cite protection (presumably from other people with guns) as reason for owning a gun.

There are 285 pages of safety regulations that apply to cars. None for guns.

Deaths from autos has steadily declined since the 1960s, from guns a steady increase.

Last year 40,000 people died from gunshot in the United States, three times that (120,000) were injured.

80% of mass shootings happened with legally purchased guns by people who qualified as law abiding before they slaughtered fellow Americans.

2020 saw yet another record set in gun sales.

The FBI, after the seditious attack on the Nation's Capital, warns that similar protests are planned for ALL 50 STATE CAPITALS.



Is it time yet to discuss the easy access to guns in the United States?



Disclaimer: as a former Federal Firearms Licensee for Curios and Relics I own more than five guns, all but one designed before WWI and one before WWII. As such I was background checked by the ATF, State and local law enforcement and probably by the Animal Control Officer in my city.

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Response to flamin lib (Original post)

Tue Jan 12, 2021, 12:07 PM

1. I leave this to LEO...if they are OK with gun nuts, then go face them down

If they are afraid of the armed insurrectionists, then they should start screaming bloody murder...the blowback would be A LOT FEWER "Blue Lives Matter" abominations of the flag...

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Response to flamin lib (Original post)

Tue Jan 12, 2021, 12:48 PM

2. Renew the Assault Weapons Ban!

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