Mass shootings, politics, and the law

By Michael Smith:

Nothing excuses the criminal use of firearms — but as a recently uncovered CDC study from a 2013 reported, firearms are successfully used in approximately 2.5 million defensive situations each year. This is a number that greatly overwhelms the total criminal uses of firearms, including those defined as “mass shootings.” No one wants to see innocent people murdered, but gun-owners take very seriously the responsibility to protect our families and ourselves. Gun-owners see their ability and capability to effectively do so being stripped away by increased regulation.

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