As if we needed more reminders, new statistics are out today showing just how important gun owners are to the safety and stability of the United States. Perhaps nothing was more insane last year than the ongoing push to defund and even “abolish” our police departments.
Now, police aren’t perfect; there are plenty of laws on the books that need to be looked at carefully, but to get rid of police in our most dangerous areas is a suicidal idea. The statistics back that up, with assault rising 12% and murder rising 30% in 2020.
The only saving grace? Gun owners. Let me explain…
Gun Owners Save the Day
Every year, the FBI puts out a crime report, showing the details of the previous year’s crime rates and responses. The crime report for 2020 shows the massive jump in murder and assaults, but it also shows the details of armed standoffs with criminals.
In a section looking at justified killings of dangerous criminals (who were in the process of committing violence or about to kill people), the report finds gun owners killed more of these individuals than police last year.
In 2020, 343 criminals met their end from a legal gun owner taking them down during their committing of a crime, while 298 violent criminals were killed by police. If this doesn’t show the necessity of the Second Amendment, what does?
It’s not something you’re going to hear about on CNN, but it’s a fact that responsible, law-abiding gun owners keep our communities safe. Thank God gun owners were there last year while police departments were being gutted and insulted by leftist propaganda and policies.
My latest at @MacIverWisc: The FBI's newly released Uniform Crime Report definitively proves that the "Defund the Police" movement was one of the deadliest policy initiatives the left ever pushed. https://t.co/0QPbSVA0yb pic.twitter.com/hNeSiNIyWz
— Dan O'Donnell (@DanODonnellShow) September 29, 2021
Obviously, it would be better if these criminals were arrested instead of shot, but during violent crimes, there is not always a perfect option. When somebody is in the process of harming you or your family, sometimes, the only choice is to take them down.
If you don’t have a weapon, more often than not, it will be you or your loved ones who gets taken down instead. We hear lots about “assault weapons” and similar slogans from our elected leaders, but when you look at their actual behavior, it’s clear they have armed bodyguards and believe in using full firepower to look after themselves.
Well, the American people have that exact same right, and the Constitution even says so!
FBI data released Monday in the Uniform Crime Report (UCR) show over three and a half times as many people were stabbed to death in 2020 than were killed with all kinds of rifles combined. https://t.co/F7TUvXIEta
— Breitbart News (@BreitbartNews) September 28, 2021
Even More Promising
An even more promising statistic is that 99% of the time, when a gun is pulled to defend oneself, it does not result in firing rounds. Most criminals freeze in their tracks when a gun owner pulls a firearm on them.
For that one percent who doesn’t, the decision can be deadly. The truth of the matter is we need to keep protecting the Second Amendment more than ever. Our freedom and safety depends on it.