Fully 79 of Democrats say tougher gun laws would cut down on the number of deaths from mass shootings; just 29 of Republicans agree. For instance, if you take the year where the absolute most gun deaths occurred in America it would be 2003, and the number would be around 30,000. If a gun user is properly trained, a gun can and would protect people in case of an emergency. My friend escaped from a country where only the powerful could protect themselves.
Gun Control and Protecting Ourselves
Among the majority of Americans who live in households without guns, most (58) say that they would be uncomfortable having a gun in their homes; 40 say they would be comfortable having a gun. Twenty years ago, there was a partisan gap of 20 points in the percentages of Republicans (45) and Democrats (25) prioritizing gun rights. Gun owners and non-gun owners have fundamental disagreements over the effectiveness of new gun laws. But people were killing each other long before the firearm was developed. In societies where private ownership of firearms is illegal, only the criminals and the government own guns. I thought about my dad teaching me how to shoot.22 rifle. While protection is a major reason that gun owners give for having a weapon, safety also is a top concern among those in non-gun households who express discomfort with having a gun in their home. Most Americans (57) say they do not have a gun in their household. Among Democrats, there has been virtually no change in opinions about this over the past 20 years; 74 say stricter gun laws would reduce the number of accidental deaths caused by guns, little changed from 76 in 1993. There is really no way to misinterpret.