Gun control activists would have you believe that presence of a firearm in the home guarantees that someone in the house will accidentally kill themselves. They want gun muggles to believe that average Americans are unable to handle the responsibility of safely operating and owning a gun. There’s just one problem . . .
According to the National Safety Council, accidental firearms-related deaths are at an all time low — despite gun ownership being at an all time high.
The National Safety Council is an organization dedicated to compiling statistics on accidents in the workplace and at home. Their latest figures reveal that firearms account for roughly 0.3% of all accidental deaths in the United States. That’s the lowest the number since 1903 when the NSC started keeping track.
If the antis’ position was based on factual data, if gun ownership was inherently dangerous, the increased rate of gun ownership in recent years should have triggered [sic] a sharp rise in the rate of firearms-related accidental deaths.
This well and truly debunks the myth that “a gun in your house makes you less safe.” Heck, you could almost read the results to say that having a gun in the house makes you less likely to be accidentally killed by a gun. But that would be a lazy interpretation of the results, and this isn’t The Trace.
What’s going on here?
Actual gun safety efforts by organizations like the National Rifle Association are having a positive impact, teaching gun owners how to be responsible with their firearms, ensuring that no one gets injured who didn’t deserve it.
That’s a far cry from the approach Moms Demand Action has taken, declaring that any attempt to teach gun safety — especially to children — is “atrocious.”
Moms Demand Action is demanding the “abstinence only” approach to firearms safety, even though the opposite approach seems to be doing real good and having real results.
If I didn’t know better, I’d say Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America, Everytown for Gun Safety, Americans for Responsible Solutions, Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence, the Coalition to Stop Gun Violence and other gun control groups don’t actually care about saving lives, focusing instead on their civilian disarmament agenda.