Donald J. Trump on the Right to Keep and Bear Arms
Most Clinton, Trump backers favor stricter background checks
According to The Detroit News, around 10:15 a.m. in Detroit, Michigan, the 91-year-old man parked and exited his car. He was “heading into the Rite Aid on Gratiot near Nine Mile” when a man with “erratic” behavior confronted him. The elderly men issued numerous warnings that he was armed and would shoot, but the man continued with the robbery attempt.
Over 90% of public mass shooters commit their acts of violence in Gun Free Zones. And while the national media frequently covers these tragic stories, they rarely cover the overwhelming number of examples where armed citizens use guns to protect themselves and others.
– It’s time to ask some really tough questions about gun control — an issue that generates angst, raw emotion and even anger. It’s time to look at it differently — not through the lens of fear, but rather through one of objectivity and common sense.
Americans now holding permits to pack a concealed weapon in public has soared 215 percent since 2007 to over 14.5 million, a record, according to a new report.
Ohio concealed permit holder Dylan DeBoard received a commendation July 27 for intervening to save the life of a Mount Vernon Police Officer who was under attack.
As INTERPOL general secretary, Ronald Noble said in 2013 that the ways to battle terrorism in “soft target” areas, such as shopping malls or movie theaters, is to erect secure safety perimeters or allow the citizens to carry their own guns, an “armed citizenry.”
The 28th Annual National Survey of Police Chiefs shows that “76 percent” of respondents believe armed citizens reduce violent crime.