Study these gun control facts to arm yourself for your next run-in with your anti-gun friends or family members.
Everybody has a friend or relative who is anti-gun and believes in gun control. And most of them are able to regurgitate the common talking points about gun control we all hear in the media. From, "All guns should just be banned, then no one would be hurt by guns," to "Schoolyard shootings are an epidemic." Myths and misinformation about guns, crime, and safety are everywhere.
Gun Facts Project can provide you plenty of ammunition to retort when presented with misinformation.
Gun Facts™ debunks common myths about gun control. It is intended as a reference guide for journalists, politicians and anyone interested in learning about gun control facts and restoring honesty to the debate about guns, crime, and the Second Amendment.
The Gun Facts website features pages on more than a dozen specific topics ranging from microstamping to children and guns. There are infographics that can be downloaded and printed if you need to share them or keep them handy. And there's a blog with fresh information about inaccurate gun control claims.
A good example is the frequent claim that guns used to commit crimes in states with strict gun control laws come from states with less restrictive gun laws. This infographic indicates that contention is wrong. Guns used in crimes in states with strict gun laws are more than twice as likely to come from a neighboring state with similarly strict gun laws.
There is plenty of information out there to help you counter most of the arguments you'll hear from gun control advocates. Be prepared. Be educated.