BRIEF VIDEO WITHIN ARTICLE – Gun control has never been a viable option for preventing criminal acts. Frankly, people who claim it can, or would, are fools.
As I write this there are roughly 300,000,000 firearms in America; the overwhelming majority in the hands of law-abiding residents.
There are no solid numbers, but the best guess is that less than 1% of Americans actually carry a firearm each day. The percentage of criminals who carry firearms when they are about to commit a violent felony with a gun is 100%. That disparity is the problem.
Since every American knows that violent crimes occur, including murders. And every American knows that some mentally ill people from time-to-time commit violent acts, does it make sense to go about unarmed, and untrained, and then cry the blues about being a victim?
Here is a link to an edition of the Dave Champion Show in which I discuss virtually every issue surrounding the debate on gun control. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oSh0dPAngIU