About 42% percent of Americans report having a gun in their household. That’s almost half of Americans who live under the same roof as a gun owner.
6 out of 10 Americans report having a positive view of gun owners in their communities.
66% of gun owners nationally cite protection as the reason they own a gun.
Despite the amount of media attention focused on assault weapons, over 80% of gun violence is committed with handguns, not ARs.
Additionally, the vast majority of gun violence occurs in urban areas where gun ownership is less common than in areas where it is more popular.
Despite misrepresentation in the media, the perpetrators of Mass shootings are not overwhelmingly white or male.
AND, Despite the media’s fixation on the idea of banning or confiscating guns, a study of the 2007 small arms survey of 72 countries indicated that attempts to confiscate or “buy back” guns failed.
As a gun owner I believe it is important that Americans have the right to bear arms. I also believe Americans have the right to feel safe in their homes, and in public. That is why I support existing ownership restrictions, and believe they are beneficial for for stopping gun violence.