Gun Control Facts – 46 Unbelievable Gun Facts
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Facts About Gun Control
There was a 3.6% decline in police killing for every percentage point increase in firearm ownership.
From 2013 to 2015 six states banned carrying firearms openly but police deaths increased from 17.3 per 100,000 officers to 20.2.
A recent survey conducted by National Association of Chiefs of Police revealed that 86.4% of the 20,000 police heads prefer the public concealed carry and against any more gun control.
Between 1977 and 1999 the right to carry laws reduced the severity and the extent of mass public shooting. The shooting still occurred but it happened in states that forbade concealed handguns.
The CDC has also noted that as the gun owners increased there was a fall in gun violence and as gun ownership increased by 56 percent violence declined by almost 50 percent between 1993 and 2003.
Gun control laws are very old, older than the Second Amendment which was ratified in 1791.
There are examples of gun control during the colonial America and it was an offence to transfer of guns to Catholics, slaves, indentured servants, and Native Americans. There was a law to regulate the storage of gun powder in homes.
There have been calls for banning high capacity magazines because it turns the murder weapon into a mass carnage weapon.
Investigation has revealed that High-capacity magazines were used in 50% of the 62 mass shootings between 1982 and 2012.
The death rate increased by 63% and injury rate rose by 156% in firearms with high capacity magazines