According to Conde Nast Traveler, 73.5 million Americans journeyed outside the U.S. in 2015. That’s around twenty-three percent of the U.S. population. While that’s not an insignificant number, I doubt the majority of these passport holders got a real feel for daily life abroad. No doubt the nine million Americans living outside the Home of the Brave — representing about 2.5 percent of all Americans — have a better grasp of what differentiates America from other countries. Is that you?
The reason I ask: when gun control advocates compare the U.S. to foreign countries the average American has little to no idea what life’s like in those other lands. So they don’t know what they’d have to give up to reduce “gun violence.” If you’ve lived abroad, as I have, please share the important differences between life in the “gun crazy” U.S. and life in gun control-heavy foreign countries. Simply put, is the Second Amendment worth it?