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Transcript of Gun Control
"It's better to have a gun and not need it than to need a gun and not have it."
- Christian Slater
Creates a safer environment for society!
1. Hunters help maintain the wildlife population
1.5 million car accidents every year
More than 100 people die every year in car wrecks caused by deer
Bambi is not your friend!
2. Hunters are needed to prevent wildlife from
The deer in Wisconsin destroy $28 million in crops per year
Beavers in Alabama cause $19 million of damage to the timber industry per year
$1.1 billion of property damage
Rights given to the people
“A well regulated militia, being necessary to the security of a free state, the right of the people to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed.” -The Second Amendment of the Bill of Rights
It is the duty of the people to hold the government accountable.
“…that whenever any form of government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the right of the people to alter or to abolish it and institute new government…”
-The Declaration of Independence
Every 13 seconds, a firearm is used out of self-defense in the
40% of home intruders don't enter a home if they suspect the owner has gun
34% of home intruders were shot at, scared off, or captured by the armed victim
69% of felons knew of other felons who were shot at, scared off, or captured
Self-defense on a larger scale
America has been invaded in the past.
It is important to be well armed should a foreign country invade
America was invaded in the war of 1812
Japan invaded and attacked Pearl Harbor in 1941
Japan did not want to invade the United Sates because of armed citizens
Removing firearms endangers society
"Guns don't kill people, people kill people."
-Unofficial slogan of NRA
Gun control only disarms law abiding citizens
Dunblane, Scotland gun crime increased 40% after ban on firearms
Switzerland has one of the lowest crime rates because of guns
No amount of laws will ever stop evil, cruel people from being wicked
Food for thought
42% of Americans will become the victim of a violent crime in the course of their life.
How will you defend yourself?
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