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Americans Believe Guns Ownership Not Gun Control Helps Protect Them From Criminals

The world seems to be getting smaller and more connected thanks to the Internet. The Internet offers people advantages, but it is also filled with criminals that prey on unsuspecting Internet users in more ways than one. That’s one of the reasons that Americans want to have the right to own and carry a gun. Twenty years ago most Americans thought gun control was the way to go, but an increase in city populations, police ineptness and the Internet have changed their thoughts about controlling guns.

Today, 52 percent of the people who participated in a study orchestrated by the Pew Research Center said they have the right to own a gun. In 2012, 45 percent said the same thing. Matt says that about 57 percent of the people in the study thought that guns help prevent them from becoming a victim of a crime. In 2012, 48 percent felt that way.

In 2012, 10 out of a 100 people owned a gun legally. In 2013, that number dropped to 8 out of 100. No one knows how many people own guns. Gun ownership figures are based on recorded transactions. People that buy unregistered guns don’t care about the statistics. They know they have the right to protect themselves. Gun control has nothing to do with guns. It’s inalienable right’s control not gun control.

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